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Martin Joseph
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A Storyville documentary has just began on BBC4 (channel 9 on freeview).
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This was a fabulous documentary - I'm biased as I do love the Storyville documentary series already though. The programme gave insights into the personal and professional life of Randi. It traced his career with particular focus on Peter Popoff, metal bending and Gellar, and some brilliant footage of the Alpha Project. There are some Banachek and Michael Edwards interviews about their time with Alpha as well as Randi more broadly. Jamy Ian Swiss and the (ubiquitous for any UK show touching on psychics) Richard Wiseman were also talking heads. Lots of archive footage to enjoy of Randi at work and those he chased to debunk.

The personal life of Randi was touching, sad and inspiring. Some really wonderful moments are shared in there.

It should be availble for anyone with BBC iPlayer usage shortly. If the viewing options are the same as usual it should be availble for 28 days. Highly recommended.
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Look forward to watching it. Thanks for the heads up.
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This Sunday, November 9th, 2014, The New York Times Magazine Section will run an article dealing with James Randi, Deyvi Peńa, and the JREF.
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Quote:
On Nov 2, 2014, Banachek wrote:
This Sunday, November 9th, 2014, The New York Times Magazine Section will run an article dealing with James Randi, Deyvi Peńa, and the JREF.


Sure, but what will the headline be? Smile
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Well worth a watch, a very touching documentary.
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This documentary was one of the BEST things this year on television,
I was Glued to it and would love to see another program like it
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I can't wait to see it! But this is the wrong section for the announcement as many have pointed out.
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This was wonderful, a great documentary.
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I believe this is the documentary:

http://anhonestliar.com/wp/

Unfortunately, the site hasn't been updated recently.
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Different documentary, Lin. This was an internally produced BBC one. But thanks for the link.
lin
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Thanks Tony. The producer and director are the same in both productions, so I made an assumption.
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Would love to see it, anyone know of a way I can get. IPlayer won't work in Spain. :-(
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It appears the BBC will not allow playbacks of this piece anywhere except within the UK.
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Steve Knight
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According to http://web.randi.org/ this programme was "An Honest Liar" but under a different title.
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The directors told me it was the same.. was supposed to air at a later date. The list of festivals can be seen at the www.anhonstliar.com site. Not all are there.. in fact I will be at the Key West Film Festival myself coming up.. Will also perform a mini show there.
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Missed this.
When was it shown ?

Is there a link for it ?

Bobby.
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We can see it on a t*r**t website :

"Hi,
I'm one of the filmmakers of this documentary. We are in deeply in debt from the cost of making this film. It has not been released for sale yet but the BBC broadcast it before we wanted them to, making it available for piracy.

We made this film because we believe in the subject and want you to see the film, but the only way we filmmakers can keep making film like this is if we don't lose money in the process.

AN HONEST LIAR will be shown in movie theaters in the US, made available for download via iTunes and other sources and purchase with extras on DVD. Please note that this pirated version as broadcast by the BBC is NOT the full theatrical cut of the film.

Of course I'd prefer that you wait to see it in movie theater and have the real intended experience, or buy the DVD/bluray/itunes full version of the film when available.

But please: if you insist on pirating our film I ask that you at least go to www.anhonestliar.com and
either:
- buy the digital download, DVD or Bluray
- donate $5 or as much as you can spare to the production
or, when it does come out on iTunes / Amazon video etc. buy a copy to support us.

We're not Hollywood filmmakers making loads of money, we're not a big rich company that won't feel the loss of income, we're just a couple of guys trying to survive and make films we think are important. If we can't pay off our debts we won't be able to keep making docs like this.

Thank you."

BBC is stupid...
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@Banachek : I love your work. I hope we will can see you on "penguin live" one day; not for your routines, but for the pleasure of seeing you. Smile
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