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BBC Imagine - Eadweard Muybridge (updated)

Alan Yentob presents this Imagine film on the strange life and amazing achievements of one of the most enigmatic and intriguing figures in the history of photography and motion pictures. Brilliant photographer, inventor and showman Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the creation of photographic techniques that prefigured modern cinema and the digital age.

We expect Kingston to feature heavily in this documentary, with the town centre, the river, Muybridge’s birthplace, the Coronation Stone and Kingston Museum all being filmed as part of the development of this exciting documentary, as well as featuring the Museum’s world-class Muybridge collection. The programme includes Alan Yentob in conversation with Peta Cook, Kingston Museum Curator who talked to Yentob about Muybridge, the collection and the Museum’s ground breaking new exhibition Muybridge Revolutions. The Museum and Heritage team has provided the BBC with much appreciated support in the creation of the documentary, including the supplying of images, references and animations.

This also serves as great publicity for our exhibition Muybridge Revolutions which has been extended until March 19th 2011.

There is a link to the programme on the BBC's iPlayer here:

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Comment by Peta louise Cook on December 20, 2010 at 12:58

Thank you James - very kind of you to say so.

Please do come down and see the show, it's been extended until March 19th now so plenty of time (i.e. no excuses). It was filmed during an incredibly pressured time, so i wasn't particularly happy with it, but very happy at the profile it gave to Kingston.  Hope you are feeling better!

Comment by James Morley on December 16, 2010 at 20:04

Thanks to a timely reminder from this site, and one of the small benefits of being off work sick, I sat and watched this today.  Great programme, and I really must get down to Kingston (especially as I only work about five miles away!).


Just thought I should note that the BBC iPlayer version is probably only available within the UK, plus when I viewed it I recall that it said it would only be online for another 12 days.

Comment by Michael Pritchard on December 1, 2010 at 7:19
Updated with a link to the BBC iPlayer for the programme

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