Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Bartitsu!

BBC4 is showing an episode in its Timeshift series on Sunday 24th which is very indirectly linked to Forgotten Futures, since I played a very modest part in helping with the research on Bartitsu:

Timeshift
Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of Martial Arts in Britain
24th February 10 PM BBC4 - Duration: 1 hour

Timeshift, the black belt of the archive world, takes a look at the rise of martial arts in Britain. From the early days of bartitsu, through judo and karate to kung fu, Britain has had a long and illustrious involvement with the martial arts. Gold medals have been won, Sherlock Holmes's life has been saved and aftershave has been worn - all thanks to the martial arts.

I don't know if I'll be getting any credits in this, but it ought to be interesting anyway, even if it is on opposite Being Human so I'll have to record it and watch it later...
Tags: bartitsu, forgotten futures
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