Ronald Reagan presents Death Valley Days (1964-5) on American television, including the episode The $25,000 Wager (1964). Season 13: Episode 10. Air Date: December 24th, 1964

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(c) 2001 Olympus UK Ltd., and the BBC. Click arrow on left to re-start.

CLICK ON THE MOVING IMAGE, and try to stop the scene as the horse's hooves are all off the ground together.

What the Victorians Did for Us, BBCtv programme, hosted by Adam Hart-Davis, 2001. This re-enactment of a Muybridge galloping horse sequence was filmed on 9th May, 2001 using Police Dept. horse Zara. Twelve digital cameras by Olympus, operated by threads across the track. Praxinoscope to animate images, and scale course plan, provided by Stephen Herbert. Unretouched photos appear in Eadweard Muybridge, the Kingston Museum Bequest (2004).

Imagine Season 18 Episode 3 The Weird World Of Eadweard Muybridge
TV Show: Imagine. Aired on: 10:35 PM on November 30th, 2010 ... Tuesday. Channel: BBC One Channel
Episode Details: Season 18 Episode 3
Episode Name: The Weird World Of Eadweard Muybridge

Pioneer photographer, forefather of cinema, showman, murderer ... Eadweard Muybridge was a Victorian enigma. He was born and died in Kingston upon Thames, but did his most famous work in California .... freezing time and starting it up again, so that for the first time people could see how a racing horse's legs moved. He went on to animate the movements of naked ladies, wrestlers, athletes, elephants, cockatoos and his own naked body, projecting his images publicly with a machine he invented and astounding audiences worldwide with the first flickerings of cinema. Alan Yentob follows in Muybridge's footsteps as he makes ... and often changes .... his name, and sets off to kill his young wife's lover. With Andy Serkis as Muybridge.


The Eureka Years, BBC Radio, 2008. (UK)

Adam Hart-Davis, with Producers John Byrne and Mary Ward-Lowery, recorded four new Eureka years programmes, covering the years 1650, 1879, 1893, and 1923. 1879 was the year in which Joseph Wilson Swan demonstrated the world's first successful light bulb and George William Garrett launched the world's first steam-powered submarine. Eadweard Muybridge was doing extraordinary things with cameras and naked people, and the Tay bridge collapsed in a storm, killing a trainload of people and prompting William McGonagall to write what may be the world's worst ever poem.

Adam Hart-Davis interviewed Stephen Herbert about Muybridge, at Kingston Museum.

Broadcast on Radio Four, Friday 1st August, 11am.

The Space Between Time, ABC Radio National, 10 May 2008 (Australia)

Presented by Brent Clough.

"This is a study of the man who made the movies possible - pioneer photographer Edward Muybridge who began taking large format photographs of iconic landscapes of the American West and then caught the eye of the railway pioneer Leland Standford who supported his innovations. Muybridge eventually created cameras (and film stock) that really did 'stop time' and his work still inspires young slo-mo video artists Shaun Gladwell and Daniel Crooks (who 'slices' time with software). Radio Producer Tony Barrell also talks to Muybridge biographer Rebecca Solnit about his strange obsession, scandalous life and then asks astro-physicist Paul Davies if he thinks it's possible that time could be made of particles - and if so, what's in between?"

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Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge. 24 January 2006 (Canada).

Laura Lamb saw the play, and is interviewed. (Redeye, on
Eadweard Muybridge, Headlines Theatre. Length: Approx 13 minutes
Review of the theatre production.

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(Skip the first three minutes.)