Markets of Britain, a short film by Lee Titt

Boing Boing Video proudly presents Markets of Britain, discovered by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz from the archives of a great and underappreciated documentary filmmaker named Lee Titt, who also never existed.

Earlier this week, we presented this Boing Boing Video interview with Popper and Serafinowicz about their "Look Around You" DVD, just been released in the USA. This film was presented at a recent launch event in Los Angeles, blogged previously on Boing Boing.

Mini emus!

Buy the DVD. Below, a trailer for the DVD produced by BBC America. The actual show is a lot weirder.

Via Peter Serafinowicz.

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    1. @tw15 — "bored the tits off"!?

      Jack Hargreaves was a demi-god — he was one of the legendary "HOW" team, fer cryin’ out loud.

      He was also the inspiration for the Bob Fleming character in the "Fast Show" sketches…

    2. YES! Jack Hargreaves! Bowbowowowowowo !HOW!
      Racsist as fuck when ye look at it now tho.

      Still not as clever cool and right-on as BBC childrens TV series VISION ON

      Truly great stuff!
      Also more wilf Lunn

  1. As a bonus the guy with the beard that appears several times including the close-up eating a grape is Edgar Wright – director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs The World :)

    [)amien

  2. I had this in my Netflix queue, it had a wait but it was pending… when I checked yesterday it had been moved to the dreadful “saved” section where the yet-to-be-released films languish. Netflix says either it’s a licensing issue or the discs are faulty, or something like that, the friendly operator didn’t know.

  3. @batchild: I bet I know what happened. Warner Bros. distributes BBC’s discs in North America… and Netflix has a 28-day moratorium on Warner titles.

  4. I grew up watching that old bugger, he was always traipsing around The New Forest looking for freebies, so the parody isn’t off at all.

    I met him once in my father’s gun shop in New Milton, he stank of tobacco and indeed rarely seemed to take that pipe out of his mouth.

    Fishing and shooting companies used to shower him with free product in the hope he’s feature it on his Southern TV show called something like Outward Bound. I have the music in my head right now.

  5. “Boing Boing Video proudly presents Markets of Britain, discovered by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz from the archives of a great and underappreciated documentary filmmaker named Lee Titt, who also never existed.”

    Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz are fictional? I knew it!

  6. +1 on “bored the tits off”

    made all the worse because my parents actually enjoyed his shows…

  7. “beautiful, exciting, exotic…erotic!”

    “we’ve all made mistakes…i know i have”

    Most funnysome. It was the “filmed in titt vision” that really killed me. Simple joys eh.

  8. tw15’s assessment is spot on. Another +1.

    Hargreaves represented a generation of bores for England, with beards and pipes, who are no longer with us.

    ‘How’ was ok, because he was just the token bore, and other things were going on.

    But ‘Out of Town’ was a full bore trifle.

  9. How sad that an old gentleman, well-versed in the old ways of the country, is described as ‘boring’ simply because he enjoys sharing his arcane knowledge with others. Without shows such as “Out of Town” we would have no idea how to catch larks in order to make lark tongue pie — a vital survival skill, come the robot wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ckJCajWh0&list=QL

  10. Jack Hargreaves had a sort of scots equivalent who would go around inveighing against all things modern, anyone remember him?

  11. This video totally dishonours Jack Hargreaves. He was very knowledgeable about country traditions, and I’m really unhappy that people are making fun of him. Where is your respect young man?!

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