Videos

Cyprusscene Video Collection

We have been developing the use of videos within our articles and to make it easier for our readers to locate them, we are listing some of them below with the link to the appropriate article so please visit, read and enjoy.

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The Cyprus Government Railway  – The railway in Cyprus was planned when the British came to take over the responsibility for the island in 1878 and in November 1903 the British Government gave approval for the building of a railway. The start of the building of the railway commenced in Famagusta with the construction in the harbour of a jetty to receive material and following the building of the Famagusta station, the construction proceeded westward towards Nicosia with more stations and other buildings and track  being built. The official opening of the railway was on 21st October 1905. To read more of this article please click here 

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North Cyprus – TRNC News Today 26th May 2014 – Deep Purple performed a concert in TRNC – For those that did not make the show, Deep Purple are shown below playing at  the Near East University Spring Fest . What an Embargoed breaker and thanks to Ömercan Yıldıztugay for sharing his video on Youtube. To read the full article please click here.

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Akincilar – Lurucina Reunions 2014 – Margaret Sheard and I had the privilege of visiting the Akincilar annual village festival last year as the guests of Raziye Kocaismail who is from this village as well as being the Founder and President of Help Those With Cancer Association (Tulips) .

Following this visit we were left with many feelings about the village. Sadness at its decline and also fascination for the rich heritage of what was once the largest Turkish Cypriot village in Cyprus before its decline since the 1950s. Seeing so many people interested in its roots through Facebook groups and the work of Ismail Veli with his website Families of Lurucina click here and on cyprusscene.com one can only be delighted that so many people are now taking an interest and wanting to locate and record the history of the past for the generations of the future. To read more of this article please click here

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TRNC Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami speaks to the British Citizens – To read more of this speech given by Mr Nami at the British Residents Society 2014 Annual General Meeting, please click here

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North Cyprus – St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia – 100 years of worship - Many people may have visited St Andrew’s Church in Kyrenia but how many of them know about its history and what the people involved with the church actually do and what are they planning to do. To read more click here.

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North Cyprus – The Knight Templar is walking in aid of Tulips – Following the article I wrote recently about the Knights Templar of Cyprus I am pleased to be able to tell you about a very special event that I became aware of some weeks ago but were unable to tell you about it until now and here is the news from the organisers. To read more click here.

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VOX POP tête-à-tête – Review of 2013 – Part 3 – This is the third and last part of my review of 2013 and shows some more of the interesting people I had the pleasure of meeting throughout the year. To read more click here.

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Cyprus – The joint statement is made! – Following a meeting, the two leaders of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Republic of CyprusCyprus – Joint Statement made have agreed to work towards a new system of power sharing in a bid to end a bitter and long-running conflict which has been frustrating Turkey’s hopes of joining the EU and complicating its relations with Greece. To read more click here

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Theodore’s St Valentine’s Day 2013 with Kanal T – Today the day has started with the sun peeking over the mountains and smiling on the birds that are singing in our trees and gardens and it’s great to be alive. To read more click here

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Cyprus : The story of Maria and Nicos of Trachoni near Kythrea – The story of Maria and Nicos (aka Nico) is one of a typical Cypriot couple and yet I found something special about Maria’s story of the love of her life, Nico, who sadly passed away in 2009. Maria is currently suffering from Alzheimers and losing Nico has affected her tremendously, and so her memory and health are not what they used to be. Listening to her story, the outpouring of grief, emotion and love had a profound effect on me. To read more click here.

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Knights Templar in Cyprus – Did they return? – When we are young we are taught many things including history and no doubt many people will have heard of the Knights Templar. When you live in Cyprus you become even more aware of this past band of holy warriors who ruled our country and then it seems disappeared forever, or did they? To read more click here

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Once a Biker, always a Biker! The Final Curtain? In my article “Once a biker, always a biker – My personal History on 2 and 3 Wheels” of October last year, I described the obsessive passion since my childhood for anything that can be moved on two or three wheels. I also commented how much my heart bled as I had to leave my beloved Moto Guzzi in Germany when emigrating to Cyprus. To read more of my new Black Betty, please click here

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Kanal T  – Theodore says – Me, My Dreams And Cyprus – Coming to Cyprus has been one of the most beautiful and adventurous decisions I have taken. Anyway, I am John Theodore-Edevu popularly known as Theodore by English speaking folks, Bafidi Metin (Metin from Paphos) by Cypriots and Adanali Metin (Metin from Adana) by Turkish folks. To read more click here

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VOX POP tête-à-tête – Review of 2013 – Part 2 – Continuing my review of Vox Pop in 2013, this is a reminder of some more of the people I interviewed during the year.   Sadly Peggy McAlpine, who I had the pleasure to meet, died on 7th December 2013 at the age of 106 and she was an example to us all of what a person can achieve. To read more click here.

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Cyprus – Childhood memories in the British Governors House1950 -1961 – RIP - We were all born in Nicosia at the Governor’s house, now the Presidential Palace. Our father, Erdogan Hasan Karabardak was the person in charge of all British governors’ grounds. To read more click here.

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Cyprus – Views of Nicosia 1964 - We have come across a video from 1964 of views in the Nicosia area of Cyprus from YouTube which was uploaded by Tommy Nilsson and shared by fellow writer Ismail Veli on Facebook. To read more click here.

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BRT2 VOX POP tête-à-tête – Review of 2013 – Part 1 2013 was a busy year for me and my team and it is nice to look back on some of the outside broadcast interviews I did during the year.  They were all very interesting people and enjoyable to interview and I am listing just a few to remind you.  One of the people I interviewed was Brian Self who sadly passed away recently so I count myself lucky that I had the opportunity of talking to him. To read more click here.

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Rafters Restaurant, Ozanköy – New Years Eve 2013 – A splendid evening at Rafters Restaurant,  Ozanköy celebrating the arrival of 2104 with Andrew Sings….. To read more click here

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The Three Bells and Little Jimmy Brown – An interest ting story with a classic and also light-hearted videos. To read more click here

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Cyprus  – The human cost of the tragedy – The cost of human life and upheaval in the Cyprus dispute since 1955 has left a scar on all sides that seems impossible to heal. While the actual numbers of deaths compared to other conflicts was low, the percentage of loss to population ratio has been one of the highest since the second world war. To read more click here

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About cyprusscene - Such has been the recognition locally of this site that the founders, Chris Elliott and Margaret Sheard, have been interviewed by Can Gazi on the local BRT TV program “A Cup of Conversation”. Following this programme, Chris and Margaret were interviewed by Engin Dervişağa for his BRT Vox Pop programme and one year later Engin returned to talk to us to find out how cyprusscene.com was progressing and you can also see this interview on the video below. To read more click here 

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Kıbrıs Liners and Line Dancing in North Cyprus - One of the popular hobbies with the expats and locals in North Cyprus is line dancing with a number of groups promoting and teaching it and this week we are looking at the Kıbrıs Liners (Kıbrıs Line Dancing Society) to find out more about them and their activities.To read more click here.

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Antiphonitis Church near Esentepe – A place of beauty where you can sit and relax with the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding. To read more click here

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TRNC Foreign Nationals Rock Band came to town - So Saturday the 1st June saw what was believed to be the first event of its kind when the Foreign Nationals band came down your way on a truck,  playing their music and enjoying their first ‘truck fest parade’ from Lapta through to central Girne. To read more click here.

 

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Erenköy, the truth is told! The man on the ground trying to keep the peace and stop the  bloodshed tells you how it was during the Erenköy seige. To read the full full account of this article please click here 

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Esentepe Fun Run Presentation to Tulips – Monday the 20th May was the day when so much hard work and generosity by so many people came together with the presentation of a donation to Help Those With Cancer Association – Tulips.

It all started with the planning of the 3rd Esentepe Fun Run when a group of friends came together with the desire to make this event the best ever. The motivation for this was their Lesley Roper and Alex Kennedy with Raziye Kocaismail desire to dedicate this event to George Roper one of the founders of the Fun Run who sadly died of cancer. To read more click here

 

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Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR) – New Clinic Opens – On Wednesday 15th May, KAR were pleased to open the new clinic which is a project they have been working towards for a long time and the move to their new premises in Karakum gave ideal space for a clinic. Of course these things are costly and KAR and their supporters have been working very hard to raise the necessary funds to convert the space they now had at the new premises into a much needed clinic. Diana Peek who has been a supporter of KAR for many years, has been very active with this particular project and has worked very hard to raise the donations needed to make this new clinic possible. To read more click here.

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Leman Kűltűr Centre Opens in Lefkosa, North Cyprus – Read about another new business venture that will create a place for interesting people to meet interesting people click here 

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Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR) – New Clinic Opens – On Wednesday 15th May, KAR were pleased to open the new clinic which is a project they have been working towards for a long time and the move to their new premises in Karakum gave ideal space for a clinic. Of course these things are costly and KAR and their supporters have been working very hard to raise the necessary funds to convert the space they now had at the new premises into a much needed clinic. To read more click here.

 

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Lambousa Market re-emerges in Lapta – Read all about the new developments at Chateau Lambousa, Lapta by clicking here 

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Little Society of Kyrenia gives major boost to Mayor of Çatalköy – Without the support of individuals and groups of people progress is hard to achieve to read more click here

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The Round Tower, Girne, North Cyprus – A Heritage gem and a place of interest full of those things you are looking for. To read more click here.

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St Fanourios Church, Karaoĝlanoĝlu – North Cyprus – A glimpse back at history through the ages and a place of worship to this day. To read more click here

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Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society – Absolute Kads and Bounders – A night out in town to see a show full of memories and laughter. To read more click here

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Back to Akincilar, the Hidden Village – A fascinating place which still retains its special Turkish Cypriot village way of life. To read about Akincilar click here.

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6th Lapta Tourism Festival – The world meets – People from around the world came for the 6th Lapta Tourism Festival. To read more click here.

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Girne American University and TURKSOY – Opera Evening, North Cyprus - An evening of Opera from many artists from many Turkish countires gathering at GAU. To read more click here

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Tulips card making event in North Cyprus – This was an event that was fascinating to see and also learn the art of card making. To read more and see a slide show of pictures click here

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.The St. Petersburg Trio perform in Bellapais Abbey – On Saturday 9th March I had the great pleasure to be invited to the classical concert event “Master Musicians Reunite After 30 Years” and to read more and see the slideshow of pictures click here

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Stand by Me a song of friendship – One of the nice things about writing and also reading articles on the internet, is you encounter some wonderful experiences and one such was sent to me by a friend through Facebook. To read more click here.

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Alsancak – Almond Sports Lounge  and Sizzling, Barry Snakes at Easter – To read more of this event click here

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Baris Park, Kyrenia – International Women’s Day in TRNC - Bariș Park was the venue for International Women’s Day in Girne and our friends the “Friends” Line Dancers were there to entertain the people who made their way to the Park to enjoy the day. To read more click here

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About cyprusscene page – We have recently updated this page with details of more writers on our team and the inclusion of a new video. To read more click here.

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Editor in Chief of the first Russian newspaper in North Cyprus - On Wednesday 6th March  I followed a suggestion of Chris Elliot and Margaret Sheard from cyprusscene.com to have an interview with an interesting young lady, Yuliya Skripko. To read more of Yuliya and her newspapers efforts to bring communities together, click here

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Second Russian Carnival comes to Kyrenia - Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week), is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent—that is, the seventh week before Eastern Orthodox Easter. Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, except that Orthodox Lent begins on a Monday instead of a Wednesday, and the Orthodox date of Easter can differ greatly from the Western Christian date. To read more click here

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GAU – Serhat Akpinar – A Man with Vision – We were recently granted an interview with Serhat Akpinar, the Founder and Chancellor of Girne American University.  We duly arrived at the appointed time and were shown to his office where he came out to greet us and invited us in.  We stepped into the office and I stood in amazement as not only was it a huge room but there was a host of antique items everywhere. To read more about this amazing man and his efforts to promote both international quality eductaion and the TRNC to the world, click here

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British Army memories in Cyprus 1958-1959 – I  have previously been doing research about Newman’s Farm in Kyrenia which is now the site of The Chinese House Restaurant on the Karaoğlanoğlu road.  The article I wrote at the time prompted some response from British ex-servicemen and although it did not fill in the gaps for me I started to think what interesting stories these people must have to tell about their time here

One such person was Derek Chilvers, who came back to Cyprus in 2012 for the first time in 53 years since his army days when he served here as a Rifleman with the Suffolk Regiment in 1958/59. To read more click here

Video No. 1 shows show’s present day photographs as well as ones taken in 1958/59 which shows how times have changed and Cyprus has moved forward.  For best viewing click full screen.

Video No. 2 shows firstly a news video clip found on the public domain of the internet and this is followed by 100 photographs taken with Derek’s little Ilford 120 roll film camera and represents a lot of aspects of the time he spent in Cyprus in 1958/59 which were the dark days of Cyprus past.

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Cowbridge Male Voice Choir at Bellapais - We have received news from Carole King and Sue Tilt of an event at Bellapais Abbey on Thursday 4th April when the Cowbridge Male Voice Choir will be performing in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips). To read more click here

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Biggest Orchid Walk Ever in North Cyprus – The weather changed and had a kind face on Sunday 24th February, when the Orchid Walk 2013 was held between Kozanköy and Karşıyaka and when I arrived early at the starting point there was much activity with walkers collecting their event packs with T-Shirt and balloons. To read more click here

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Tepebasi Tulip Festival  – Phoenix Line Dancers – The 9th annual Tulip Festival will be held on 16th and 17th March this year at Tepebașı starting at 10.30am and we have been advised that the Phoenix Line Dancers will be there to give a display of their line dancing and show how it should be done. To read more click here

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Dreaming with Bayrak Radio and Television - I am  pleased and very proud to work with a great bunch of talented people here at Bayrak Radio and Television, and it’s nice to be able to share some of their interests with you and this week I have included a poem written by Zehra Özkan who is well known here at BRT as Romantic Zel. To read more click here

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First Russian Carnival in North Cyprus – We were delighted to see our dear Russian friend Sergey Eletskikh had shared on Facebook a video by Nikita Tyr which shows the first Russian Carnival event held in Bariș Park, Kyrenia during 2012. To read more click here

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Girne American University, Turkey – One Billion Rising – While Students, Teachers, Friends and local residents were dancing The Dance of Freedom on Thursday 14th February at the GAU Millennium Square in Kyrenia, at the same time many hundreds of people were gathered in the Beşiktaş Square, İstanbul, Turkey to dance at the same event arranged by the Girne American University in Turkey. To read more click here

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Pumas RFC Head to Head with the UNique Nomads - With two games played between these great sides and one match win apiece it was not surprising that the build up to the decider match on Saturday 9th February was so intense. To read more click here

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Members Interview No. 4 – Steve and Denise Bisson – A very interesting story which starts in Guernsey and to read more click here

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Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, Pancake Day – Tuesday 12th February was Shrove Tuesday and the British tradition of pancake day was arranged by the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, at the Courtyard Inn, Karakum. To read more click here

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UNique Nomads crunch with the Pumas RFC - Its heads down and straining bodies as the  heavyweight UNique Nomads go into a scrum against the growling Pumas RFC for that long awaited final match to decide who is the winning team. To read more click here

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Sergey in Baker Street with cyprusscene – To read more of  Sergey Eletskikh’s adventuers in London, click here

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Strange Union on Take 5 – Bayrak Radio and Television - “Strange Union” was on Bayrak International, Take 5 radio show and to read more click here

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“Friends” Line Dancers – North Cyprus – To learn more of the latest craze, “Ceroc” dancing click here

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Children in Need Foundation – July 2013 Concert – Get ready for the fabulous Bob Marley Tribute Band, Legend, who will be at the Amphitheatre in July to entertain us.  To read more click here

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Romancing the Wind with dancing kites - Watch the beautiful kites dancing in the wind and listen to the accompanying music.  To read more click here

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Bayrak Radio and Television – Take 5 Radio requests - Looking through Facebook today, I saw Can Gazi had posted his usual greeting to listeners of his Friday show Take 5 and was asking for special musical requests. To read more click here

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC on BRT Family TV – To read more of this community group click here

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Happy Feet at Footloose Footcare, Alsancak, North Cyprus to read more click here See some happy dancing feet as well as some nice art and crafts.

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CESV – Russian Friends – A child saved a life! To read more click here Could you deal with an emergency and perhaps save a life? If you are not sure, then read this article because you could also make a difference when it matters if you are trained and fully prepared!

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Sergey Eletskikh sings a song of love – To read more click here

Sergey Eletskikh who is a very active person in the Russian community and other communities has a love of life and Cyprus history but also music and singing as you will see here.

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Johnny Morris a very funny man – To read more click here This video link seen on Facebook brought back so many memories of Johnny Morris

And this is how I remember Johnny Morris and do read the article to see more videos and information links.

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Girne American University – Mevlana Week – To read click here

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Also shown from this article is a link showing one of many performances by Ziya Azazi the modern dancer and choreographer who specialises in this style of dancing and appears in performances worldwide.

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Cyprusscene sends a Christmas message – To read more click here

 

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A CUP OF CONVERSATION – To read about cyprusscene click here

Sinterklaas – A Dutch Christmas is arriving – To read more of Sinterklass,his history and more, click here

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Çamlıbel’s hidden gem – the Mavi Kösk – The Blue Villa – To read more and learn of the video taken by Tony Woods, click here

  Büyükkonuk October Eco Day, Karpaz, North Cyprus - To read more of the video taken by Tony Woods,  click here

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Rehearsing for BRT Radio Play July 2007 ‘Sherlock Holmes and Strange Affair’. To read more click here

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Rehearsing for BRT Radio Play July 2007 ‘Sherlock Holmes and Strange Affair’. The above page lnk also contains this video.

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Peugeot 405 – Take My Breath Away – A personal recollection of a song and memory that takes your breath away. To read more click here