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Author meltwaterfalls
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#16 | Posted: 3 Aug 2016 17:22 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
Also the next programme on Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost In Time pays a visit to the pile dwellings on Lake Constance. As well as the Memory of the World listed Nebra Sky Disk (which I just found out is made of tin from Cornwall, so another WHS)

I had heard about the findings at Must Farm but hadn't realised quite how impressive the find was, really impressive and perhaps a future WHS (or extension to the pile dwellings?)

Well there was two hours that justify my license fee, and the Olympics start on Friday so I'm certainly going to get my money's worth this week.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#17 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 15:47 
I've just received a flurry of text messages telling me that on this evenings Mastermind there was a specialist round on World Heritage Sites! I was sat with my family and to my delight I got 100% correct, sadly a high point of my life :)

Even better when I had a look for an online link I stumbled across their recommended reading and found a very familiar link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080bvpx

Author Colvin
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#18 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 18:33 
At least the link works, even if they misspelled the site name! Sounds like it would have been a fascinating topic on Mastermind.

Author elsslots
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#19 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 23:39 
Colvin:
Sounds like it would have been a fascinating topic on Mastermind.

I saw it too. The questions were very easy. They were all on individual sites (like: what's the English name of the red-coloured rock in Australia).
A topic like 'the World Heritage Process' would have been more difficult I guess.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#20 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:08 
Yeah the questions were at the easier end of the spectrum. I have noticed there is a WHS enthusiast on the question panel for University Challenge and they tend to be a bit more challenging.
I managed to guess the answet from the first few words
"Angkor is an ancie" "CAMBODIA" "nt city of the Khemer Empire, in which present day country"
"A baroque palace on the outskirts of Vienna, thi" "SCHONBRUNN" "seat of the Hapsburg has extensive grounds which reputedly include the ol" "ZOO" "recorded zoological gardens in the world, what is that palace"

That is a Friday night in the over excited meltwaterfalls household.

Author elsslots
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#21 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:35 
meltwaterfalls:
I managed to guess the answet from the first few words

I did too. The guy answering was too polite waiting for the whole sentence to finish. He would have scored more points. I don't know if he won at the end? I logged off as I often do with this quiz due to a "retired librarian being asked questions on the life and works of Arthur Conan Doyle" (or similar classics)

Author meltwaterfalls
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#22 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:49 
That made me chuckle, two of the contestants are bound to have a specialist subject that I know nothing about.

I think they make the contestants wait for the whole question on Mastermind before answering, a colleague went to a recording and commented on that being enforced, and the time length being adjusted depending on the complexity and wording of the questions to make it more equitable.

Author elsslots
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#23 | Posted: 30 Mar 2017 08:59 

Author meltwaterfalls
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#24 | Posted: 17 Sep 2017 14:05 
This weeks Countryfile is specially focused on the World Heritage Status of the Lake District.

Author Solivagant
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#25 | Posted: 23 Oct 2017 05:32 | Edited by: Solivagant 
The BBC started a new series today titled "Living with the Gods" on Radio 4. It follows the format of "History of the World in 100 objects" (with the same presenter - Neil Macgregor) by choosing 30 objects to "explore(s) the role and expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world. Produced in partnership with the British Museum."

The first episode (Titled "The Beginnings of Belief") was framed around "The Lion Man" (Löwenmensch) carving discovered in the caves at Hohlenstein-Stadel - Inscribed this year of course as part of the "Caves and Ice Age Art" inscription.

WHS travellers might find it of interest if you can access BBC iPlayer Radio, and there may yet be other episodes related to objects at/from WHS.

See - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c1mhy

Author meltwaterfalls
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#26 | Posted: 26 Oct 2017 03:42 
Thanks for flagging that up Solivagant, I knew it was on soon but hadn't seen it had already started.

If it is half as good as A History of The World in 100 Objects then it will be well worth a listen. I would also recommend Germany: Memories of a Nation, from the same team. It has very good coverage of German WHS, the Bauhaus episode was particularly good.

And just in case that isn't enough of a WHS relationship the writer/presenter Neil MacGregor left his post as director of the British Museum, to become director of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, which is currently being built in the New Berliner Schloss and aims to be an extension, literally and figuratively, of Museuminsel. Which in my book is a mark in the positive column for living in Berlin.

All of these are available as podcast as well, so not just for UK residents.

Author pikkle
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#27 | Posted: 26 Oct 2017 22:42 
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg is always a great listen and they have tons of discussions related to WH.

Author Martina_R
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#28 | Posted: 31 Oct 2017 08:48 
Just noticed the posts on the Mastermind episode. BBC player is not available here in Russia and I can't find it on YouTube either. Anyone care to share the questions here? (Whilst googling I managed to find a segment on Cabin Pressure, got 12 out of 13 right :))))

Author meltwaterfalls
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#29 | Posted: 31 Oct 2017 13:09 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
Sadly I don't seem to be able to turn up any version of it online, it was Episode 15 of 2016/17 which may help with searches in some parts of the internet, alas I've not turned it up yet.

Martina_R:
Whilst googling I managed to find a segment on Cabin Pressure, got 12 out of 13 right

Just 9 for me :(
Though it is good to know there is another frequent flyer with MJN Air on here!

Author Martina_R
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#30 | Posted: 31 Oct 2017 16:48 
meltwaterfalls:
Though it is good to know there is another frequent flyer with MJN Air on here!

We listen to it on most of our trips. Ivan cuts great Douglas Richardson impressions :)

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