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BBC broadcaster, Poet Laureate, architectural enthusiast, Sir John Betjeman was a man of many talents and interests. He was also one of the BBC’s most cherished TV personalities.
Betjeman today is remembered for his wry and honest commentary. He has even been immortalised with a statue in St. Pancras Station in London, as a testament to his influence and the love the country has for him. But why does he deserve to be labelled a national treasure?
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A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick The ten-part, 18-hour documentary series directed by the Oscar winning chronicler of modern times, Ken Burns, tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features the oral histories of more than 60 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Their testimonies are moving, believable and diverse (Americans and Vietnamese share their stories and personal recollections), and although they don’t...
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