Portraying Red Rum: ‘ a very special horse’

 by JEREMY HOARE (photographer/cameraman and fellow travel writer)   WHILE working as a television cameraman for ATV, back in 1974, I attended a technical rehearsal of ‘Edward VII’ an ITV primetime drama series starring Timothy West, Robert Hardy and Annette Crosbie. During a break, I chatted to actor Peter Howells, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable racing man; he was convinced that …

Experience the horror behind Hitler’s rockets

WELL  I wondered, as I gazed at the grey, grim remnants of the Blockhaus, Eperlecques, was it from here that a life-threatening rocket  was fired in my direction ? Apparently not, for this fearsome fortress, in Northern France, bombed by the British and Americans was rendered useless for rocket launching in August 27, 1943. And the only V2 that exploded …