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What a marvelous day in the market
March 4, 2013 10:48 PM   Subscribe

Markets of Britain
posted by twoleftfeet (17 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you like this, you may also enjoy Radio Spiritworld.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:01 PM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Genius!
It reminds me of the many very specific British documentary series the ABC shows, where an old comedian will slowly walk across the many lakes of Britain or James May will tour toy shops in Cheltingham or a vaguely colonialist old man will recreate the Grand Tour that young Victorian gentlemen would take. They're the perfect blend of relaxing and informative.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 11:14 PM on March 4, 2013


I want a murderer's bell....
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:17 PM on March 4, 2013


By same team that does the brilliant Look Around You series. Also easily found on Youtube.
posted by dephlogisticated at 11:39 PM on March 4, 2013


More recent London market: with fish.
posted by ArkhanJG at 11:44 PM on March 4, 2013


The markets of Britain; often a shambles but can be on the cheapside.
posted by Abiezer at 12:07 AM on March 5, 2013 [6 favorites]


This has to be a double. I've definitely seen it before, and not too long ago at that. Damned funny, though.

Edit: not a double, but it was linked early in in this thread.
posted by Decani at 12:15 AM on March 5, 2013


Get on with it!

This was hilarious! Mind you, I loved Look Around You. Have these folks done anything else I should seek out immediately?
posted by barnacles at 12:44 AM on March 5, 2013


I'm having a complete 'Jack Hargreaves Out of Town' flashback now - eating cheese sandwiches for tea with my Gran while watching Southern Television and waiting for Emmerdale. This is up there with the Scarfolk thread for catapulting unsuspecting people back into the Seventies.
posted by toadflax at 1:48 AM on March 5, 2013


Particularly enjoyed the Titt-Vision logo at the end.
posted by yoz420 at 1:51 AM on March 5, 2013


The animal market bit was especially brilliant.
posted by maxwelton at 2:08 AM on March 5, 2013


[pause] "Mini Emus"
posted by panaceanot at 2:17 AM on March 5, 2013


Perfect...
posted by HuronBob at 3:33 AM on March 5, 2013


a vaguely colonialist old man will recreate the Grand Tour

Ha. Michael Portillo, I assume...
posted by anagrama at 5:22 AM on March 5, 2013


Very, very funny. Makes me nostalgic for the Britain of someone else's youth.
posted by item at 5:34 AM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I didn't find that funny at all. It shot at surreal but fell short. Or maybe it was satire against nostalgia, I don't know. It's like somebody saw Look Around You and settled upon making a cheap imitation...except that it's the same folk.
posted by Jehan at 6:02 AM on March 5, 2013


Did more than it said on the tin.
posted by drhydro at 10:58 AM on March 5, 2013


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