The circlemakers realised one of their collective ambitions recently when they collaborated with Doug Bower. A BBC camera crew were there to capture the action for an upcoming documentary.[ Image courtesy A J Samuels ]
On the night of July 25th John Lundberg, Rod Dickinson and Wil Russell along with Doug Bower made 2 demonstration formations and gave interviews for a documentary being made by BBC TV's "Country File". The formations will be featured in an upcoming light hearted half hour special about crop circles that focuses on Doug and his circlemaking activities. The documentary will air across the UK in early January 1999.
Detail of the 'circlemakers' inside the 'Yell' logo.[ All other image © 'circlemakers' ]
The central circle in our formation incorporated a standing "Yell" logo to celebrate the fact that this website recently won a "Yell UK web award". The completed formation was approx. 200ft across and had 100 circles of varying sizes. We were filmed constructing the formation at night using an infra-red camera.
The completed BBC/Yell demonstration formation.
After completing our formation we teamed up with Doug to finish off his 150ft circle which had a quartered lay just like two formations from the early 90's dubbed the 'swastikas'.
The formations were subsequently filmed from a 120ft crane the following afternoon and once filming was complete researchers and interested parties were invited to view the formations.
Included below are photos of Doug's formation (left) a group photo (center) with Doug and the 'circlemakers' and a photo of Doug being wired for sound by the BBC (right). The second row contains shots of the BBC production crew with the 120ft crane (left) a portrait of Doug (center) and rather unnervingly a photo of a small set of unexplained circles that appeared in the same field on the same night the demonstration formations were made... ooh er!
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