I’ve spent a day in a village near Milton Keynes, covering the Battle of Broughton – the row over Google Streetview’s arrival here and ejection by a couple of angry residents. My blog post about it is here
I rushed up there in the morning, with top producer Jonathan Sumberg (he’s the guy in the hoodie in the Flickr set at the bottom of this post) and we just about got a piece together for One. Then, as is normally the case, we tinkered with it for some hours and made it only slightly better for Six. And then luckily they ran the same piece at Ten. Here it is:
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Of course, the irony was that a village that had wanted to be out of the spotlight was in it all day, as we and other media outlets turned up with satellite trucks, cameras, and nosey reporters. But for the most part, the villagers were very welcoming – especially Paul Jacobs who let us use his house for our edit. Here is the scene in the sat truck:
And here is a short grab of video from my flip camera:
And I’ve put a set of photos from the day on Flickr.