Heather Couper (1949-2020)

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Heather Couper (1949-2020)

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A great popularizer of astronomy on both TV and radio - in fact probably the first astronomer I was aware of who wasn't Patrick Moore!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51562165

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Re: Heather Couper (1949-2020)

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That's very sad, she was a very good presenter.

I remember that "Planets" series she did for Yorkshire in the early 80's, really good.

R.I.P.
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Re: Heather Couper (1949-2020)

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Mark wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 am
I remember that "Planets" series she did for Yorkshire in the early 80's, really good.
Her series The Planets was Channel 4. Perhaps you're muddling its origin with her 1981 series Heavens Above! which certainly was produced by Yorkshire Television. I asked for (and got - Yippee!) the accompanying book Heavens Above! for Xmas that year.

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Re: Heather Couper (1949-2020)

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spflog1 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Mark wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 am
I remember that "Planets" series she did for Yorkshire in the early 80's, really good.
Her series The Planets was Channel 4. Perhaps you're muddling its origin with her 1981 series Heavens Above! which certainly was produced by Yorkshire Television. I asked for (and got - Yippee!) the accompanying book Heavens Above! for Xmas that year.
Oh yes, you're right, got them mixed up there, it's "Heavens Above!" I was remembering, good series, I also recall some familiar library music cues used in it.

Some great little films they brought in as well, such as the one that starts by looking down at people having a picnic, and then zooms back showing the country/planet/solar system and so on, and a companion film showing it going the other way down to atoms.
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