BBC discovers film about Gustav Holst

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 15:27
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An unfinished film project about Gustav Holst in the 1970s was found back in the BBC archives. The color footage includes interviews with Holst's daughter Imogen as well as with composers Herbert Howells and Edmund Rubbra.

An e-mail from a member of the original production team from the 1970s lead to the discovery of the film. David Bailey of BBC Gloucestershire, who helped unearth the archives, said: "It's amazing to think that this footage has been hidden away all this time."

Selections from the discovered film can be seen here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8165835.stm.

[source: news.bbc.co.uk]

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