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BBC - A Very British Map, the Ordnance Survey Story

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:20 pm
by MAC.HAWK
Last year BBC broadcast an hour long programme (on BBC4 I think!) on the history of the Ordnance Survey mapping in it's Timeshift series titled 'A Very British Map, The Ordnance Survey Story'.

It's no longer available on BBC iPlayer but you can currently view the programme online at https://vimeo.com/139112512 or http://x264.video/bbc-four-timeshift-20 ... 4c03e.html

If this has been reported before I apologise for the duplication but I've had a look on the Forum's history and can't see it anywhere obvious and the programme's pretty much a 'must see' for anyone interested in the Ordnance Survey's mapping of the country.

Re: BBC - A Very British Map, the Ordnance Survey Story

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:36 pm
by trigging on an island
Yes, an excellent programme. Did see it the first time round and enjoyed it thoroughly. Nice to see one of our own, Ed Fielden, showing them around his vast collection of maps. I knew that he'd amassed a good number but didn't realise to quite such an extent. I also enjoyed the bits with Mike Parker. He's a witty guy and his book Map Addict is essential reading in my opinion.

Are you on Facebook Mac? It was through the 'Finding all the UK trig points' group that I believe I found out about this show. A good resource for keeping up to date with what's happening and also interacting with fellow triggers.

Re: BBC - A Very British Map, the Ordnance Survey Story

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 11:41 pm
by MAC.HAWK
I avoid all 'Social Media' like the plague - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and whatever might be the latest local fad.........