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20-01-2021, 00:19   #1171
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Absolutely invaluable show.



It was a masterclass.

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20-01-2021, 01:11   #1172
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Hands was a simple show about skilled and complex work. I remember watching it avidly when I was a teenager and I'd love to see it again. I'll always remember the episode on coopering. My grandfather was a cooper from the 1920s to the 1960s and I imagine he worked much like the cooper featured in Hands. Unfortunately the trade is nearly extinct in Ireland these days.
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20-01-2021, 02:41   #1173
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Hands was a simple show about skilled and complex work. I remember watching it avidly when I was a teenager and I'd love to see it again. I'll always remember the episode on coopering. My grandfather was a cooper from the 1920s to the 1960s and I imagine he worked much like the cooper featured in Hands. Unfortunately the trade is nearly extinct in Ireland these days.
They were digitally remastered and reshown not that long ago.

As for the series itself, they're all up on youtube. You can buy the boxset from hands.ie.


Case in point, the cooper episode.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLs7ZWB5m0I

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20-01-2021, 08:38   #1174
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They were digitally remastered and reshown not that long ago.

As for the series itself, they're all up on youtube. You can buy the boxset from hands.ie.


Case in point, the cooper episode.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLs7ZWB5m0I
I have a huge urge to watch them again now.

The slow pace, narration, skills and lifestyles shown are a great antidote to crap!
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I have a huge urge to watch them again now.

The slow pace, narration, skills and lifestyles shown are a great antidote to crap!
R.I.P.
There was an episode on making Porcelain figures of birds, by a very talented artist.

I remember being absolutely fascinated with how he created those pieces. Some of those hands episodes are on different channels. It's pretty easy to find them on youtube.

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20-01-2021, 13:36   #1176
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There was an episode on making Porcelain figures of birds, by a very talented artist.

I remember being absolutely fascinated with how he created those pieces. Some of those hands episodes are on different channels. It's pretty easy to find them on youtube.
I had never heard of this show until reading this today and it reminded me of a show my recently passed away uncle use to always say he was on.

Sure enough a bit of digging today and it is the same show and thanks to your tip about YouTube I have found the episode that my uncle featured in. I had never seen it and it’s great to now have it.
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David Shaw-Smith, Gerrit Van Gelderen, Éamon de Buitléar, the holy trinity of RTE's 70s/80s slow TV subgenre all gone now.
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David Shaw-Smith, Gerrit Van Gelderen, Éamon de Buitléar, the holy trinity of RTE's 70s/80s slow TV subgenre all gone now.
I actually went googling for Gerrit last night after the David Shaw Smith announcement on here..
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It's a reminder of how social history is created - recording ordinary people doing their work.

Right now you could do this for say the back-street mechanic. Soon their skills will be lost because in a generation their role will have been rendered obsolete by the end of the internal combustion engine with traditional geared transmission.
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20-01-2021, 19:12   #1180
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They were digitally remastered and reshown not that long ago.

As for the series itself, they're all up on youtube. You can buy the boxset from hands.ie.


Case in point, the cooper episode.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLs7ZWB5m0I
Many thanks, that is tonight's viewing sorted.
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They were all fab, especially those introducing us to our natural world
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Mick Norcross has died aged 57 (Kirk's dad, both were on TOWIE)
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Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Died today. He also worked with RTÉ covering many Olympic Games' television coverage
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Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Died today. He also worked with RTÉ covering many Olympic Games' television coverage
What happened him?
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Mira Furlan (of Babylon 5/Lost) has passed away.

The article has a touching In Memorium from the great maker.

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