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DISAPPOINTING TONY ROBINSON FREMANTLE TIME WALKS

Posted in city of fremantle, tourism by freoview on April 9, 2016

 

I watched the very disappointing Time Walks episode by Tony Robinson about Fremantle on ABC TV last night.

I realise that it is probably priceless promotion for our heritage port city but I found it excruciatingly superficial.

As a presenter Tony Robinson is all about look at me, look at me, and his ‘reinactment’ of an historic moment at Fremantle Prison was at best bizarre, if not extremely weird.

I wondered what frantic Robinson was on and if maybe a Viagra pill might have gone the wrong way up to his brain.

It looked like one mad rush when in fact the TV crew would have been in Freo for several days, but the ‘doco’ lacked depth and forgot to mention 50,000 years of indigenous history. Ooops!

Roel Loopers

HISTORY CHANNEL FILMS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 25, 2014

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The filming of an episode for the Time Walks series by British TV personality Tony Robinson for the History Channel attracted a large crowd to the Fremantle Army Barracks and Museum. Over a thousand queued up outside the complex because the start was delayed by over 20 minutes, but they were keen to see Tony and show their historic war treasures, so no one complaint.

People brought their memorabilia; old photos, medals, a swag, a bugle, etc. while Robinson made a memorable entry on an armed vehicle.

Roel Loopers

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