Tuesday 17 May 2011: Lip Service
Came across the filming of the BBC drama series, Lip Service. It portrays the life of a group of women living in Glasgow. As I do not have a television I have never seen it so cannot tell you much more than that.
They had made the entrance to the shopping centre resemble an airport International arrivals hall. Lots of extras around and even more people behind the camera. I didn't realise that so many people were involved in the production.
Today is the anniversary of the publication of the first colour photograph. The photo, of a piece of tartan ribbon, was taken by Thomas Sutton in 1861 following the process outlined by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell. The plates are now housed in a small museum in India Street, Edinburgh.
Sutton also invented the single lens reflex camera. I guess we owe these two gentlemen quite a lot.
It is amazing what you can learn listening to Radio 4 at 5,30am!