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"The White Rabbit": Our BBC Ealing Studios Quest
I'm a college lecturer - and my office and classroom just happens to be the location used in "The White Rabbit" mini-series aired in 1967 on BBC2.
Our college location is less than a stone's throw from the historic "Ealing Studios". The room used as the Nazi HQ in the BBC production was, at that time, the library of "Ealing Grammar School for Boys". It is now an open access I.T. area in a college of further education, and most of the shelving has gone. However, I've managed to stop the last wall of the oak bookshelves featured in the drama from being ripped down; indeed, it is now the main feature in my individual learning area, which is in a part of the main room.
Alas, I've never seen the production, (which is either 5 episodes, 4 episodes or 4 + 1 pilot, depending who you believe). If anyone can help me in locating an archive copy, and getting us a dub, (or just some production stills that we can frame and put up "on location"), I'd be very grateful.
I personally believe that giving youth a sense of history and "connectedness" should be a core part of education. Our "White Rabbit" project is just one of the ways we are exploring the historic motion picture / media roots of our local Ealing community.
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