Jack Hargreaves – New Project Launched
A new project has been formed to preserve some recently unearthed material from one of the iconic figures of angling and countryside broadcasting.
Jack Hargreaves OBE (31 December 1911 – 15 March 1994) was an author and television presenter. His enduring interest was to comment, without nostalgia or sentimentality, on accelerating distortions in relations between the city and the countryside.
He is probably best remembered as the gentle-voiced presenter of the weekly programme ‘Out of Town’, first broadcast on Southern Television in 1963, following the success of his 1959 debut with the black and white series ‘Gone Fishing’.
His country TV programmes continued in the 1980s with Old Country for Channel 4.
Jack and his programmes were a huge influence on many anglers and there is now an embryonic project trying to preserve some recently unearthed film archives. To get involved and to read more take a look HERE
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