Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Today! 9pm. BBC 4. Terry Abraham's Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike
Tonight the BBC is showing an abridged version of Terry Abraham's wonderful film about Scafell Pike (I admit to a slight bias - I'm in it, though only a short bit). TV reviewers who've seen it in advance have been raving over it, with praise from The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Radio Times, The Daily Telegraph and more. Here's a couple of sample quotes:
"With its sweeping cinematography and sonorous score, there's a touch of the art-house Koyaanisqatsi about this enchanting documentary"
Pick Of The Day The Guardian
"A moving, poetic film ... a vivid portrait ..... gorgeous photography ... a celebration which exudes gladness"
Picks of the Day: Choice The Observer
The BBC are only showing half the film though. To see it in its full glory you need the DVD. And don't forget Terry's other films - Backpacking In The Lake District and The Cairngorms In Winter, both with me, and Helvellyn, with Mark Richards - which are all available from Striding Edge.