Television

“We haven’t had any more rain since it stopped raining” – Decades of watching Wimbledon

If you were to ask me what I love most about Wimbledon, I would have to reply that it's the sound. I've always loved the way that Wimbledon sounds. On a sunny summer afternoon, out in the garden, playing with toy cars and plastic soldiers, the sound of Wimbledon would float gently out of the open windows of our small bungalow. Rather than clash with the melodies of the natural world around me, as most sounds emanating from a television…

Television

“It took seconds” – Growing up in a post-Kennedy world

Friday, November 22, 1963. US President John F. Kennedy is on a short tour of Texas. Having delivered a breakfast speech at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, the President, accompanied by his wife Jackie, is making a short 15 minute flight to Dallas, where he is due to give a luncheon speech at the city's Trade Mart. The visit to Dallas will include a motorcade tour through the city. Discussions take place as to whether the President's limousine should…