JACK HARGREAVES: OUT OF TOWN

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This wee post will not appeal directly to the younger lads on the forum,but does anyone remember jack Hargreaves when he done his” out of town “series,I think you can still watch them on YouTube, I can remember all his fishing adventures,ferrets,lurchers,duck shooting with the gun dogs etc,I’d be champing at the bit for the show to start after waiting all week,I’d have loved to have spent an afternoon with that guy,what a genuine gentleman he was,and always ended the show with saying CHEERIO 👍.
 

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This wee post will not appeal directly to the younger lads on the forum,but does anyone remember jack Hargreaves when he done his” out of town “series,I think you can still watch them on YouTube, I can remember all his fishing adventures,ferrets,lurchers,duck shooting with the gun dogs etc,I’d be champing at the bit for the show to start after waiting all week,I’d have loved to have spent an afternoon with that guy,what a genuine gentleman he was,and always ended the show with saying CHEERIO .
Used to love them as a fishing mad kid. It's probably what made Bob Fleming on the Fast Show so funny to me

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A great countryman I remember there was a programme when I was a kid about the country way of life before Out of Town but can't remember the name the man was so laid back and knowledgeable Came across an Anglia production on u tube about game and river keepers worth a look too.
 

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Does anyone remember the fishing series with Michael Horden ? Can't remember the name but would like to find it again.

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I share your same memories exactly - Out of Town plus the weekly copy of Angling Times and Shooting Times were consumed with a passion as a teenager.

I bought a large box set of Out of Town DVD's for a friend very cheaply (he was ill), but you can get loads on youtube, so no need to buy them - I watched quite a few during lockdown.

Hope not guilty of immediately changing the thread, but this chap wrote in the Angling Times During the same era, and I think you will enjoy it - go to 40 mins to get the sweet spot, but its all good (IMO):

 

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I've fond memories of watching him as a kid in the '70s and have watched a few on YT more recently. I read that a hoard of lost JH programmes had been found on tape a few years ago which is good.
Here's 12 classic minutes of Jack talking about the history of rods:

 

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I remember the show he did on pigeon shooting and the first "flapper" my dad and I ever saw was shown working.

We sent away for one and used it for many years quite effectively. Now quite dated with the modern pigeon magnets far more effective, but in it's day was a big improvement and always fondly remember Jack and his show for this.
 

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Loved Out of Town, also enjoyed another series called About Britain, both of these programmes were on after the children's TV summer holiday shows had finished...which meant i had an extra half an hour of TV!
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This wee post will not appeal directly to the younger lads on the forum,but does anyone remember jack Hargreaves when he done his” out of town “series,I think you can still watch them on YouTube, I can remember all his fishing adventures,ferrets,lurchers,duck shooting with the gun dogs etc,I’d be champing at the bit for the show to start after waiting all week,I’d have loved to have spent an afternoon with that guy,what a genuine gentleman he was,and always ended the show with saying CHEERIO 👍.
Yes, nice calm manner. Paul Young’s programmes are done in a similar style as opposed to the Yuppie style of Robson Green. I think the latter’s are the worst TV I’ve ever seen. AG
 

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Jack Hargreaves was great and fishing the southern chalk streams too almost made him feel like a friend growing up. He was in charge of southern TV, no bad thing, he was also very good on 'How' with Fred Dinage and others.
Religiously watched after school as a teenager.
 

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A great countryman I remember there was a programme when I was a kid about the country way of life before Out of Town but can't remember the name the man was so laid back and knowledgeable Came across an Anglia production on u tube about game and river keepers worth a look too.
You may well have Angling Today with Terry Thomas (no not that Terry Thomas!) in mind for that spot!.
Another well made program that fired many a young imagination.
Pedro.
 

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I’ll need to try and find them on you tube or Amazon prime.

i really like Matt Hayes as a presenter so been watching his 24 hour rod race on Amazon prime.

Robson Green is a bit annoying ( and that’s kind - can’t stand his ‘I’m an actor, poor boy from Northumberland act’ - but spotted this on prime. There are brief moments when I don’t even mind him - it’s obviously a promo vid for Iceland - but a few interesting flies, a look at hitching, interesting to see how they do their knots for small frances and some cracking fish ( there’s another episode I think 6 - where he hooks a monster on a single rod) - anyway worth a look:

 

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Was lucky enough to have breakfast with him at the last All England national at Stourbridge. Lovely man, could have listened to him all day. But had to go and watch "Likely Lad" Howard Humphreys fish his peg.
Happy days.
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Still watch them every now and then. I have the Old Country DVD collection too. He wrote a book about fishing called “Fishing for a Year”. Illustrations are by Bernard Venables.

Jack Hargreaves was a good egg.
 

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Imagine if an episode was shown nowadays, ferreting or ratting with terriers !!!
The points of view programme and Ofcom would go into overdrive .
Changed days, and not for the better.
 

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Jack was a great ould spud.
Watched him religiously through my formative years as did all my ferreting/poaching/ratting pals.
Particularly liked the Country Boy series that featured Oliver Kite.(y)
The theme song was so mellow and laid back, just like Jack, and reflected total contentment in the simple
pleasures of country living.:)
 

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To be really special you needed to be a member of the Mermaid club as well as the Kingfisher guild. I've still got my badge somewhere I think, although I do remember a teacher trying to confiscate it because he considered it pornographic!
 
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