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Films show life in 1940s Norfolk

A collection of home movies showing what life was like in Diss in Norfolk 60-years-ago has been given a new digital life thanks to modern internet technology.

They were shot by the town's baker, Stanley Youngs, who was also an amateur filmmaker with a passion for capturing rural Norfolk life.

The full films can be seen here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVyU8VsQBzc

Filming begins on Norfolk-based Alan Partridge film

Steve Coogan plays Alan Partridge, a failed chat-show host turned local (digital) radio DJ. Credit: Credit: Empics

Filming has begun on an Alan Partridge movie scheduled for a summer 2013 cinema release.

The mayor of Sheringham, Norfolk, confirmed that the seaside town would be the setting for a number of scenes in the film.

Long-time Partridge writers Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and Steve Coogan - who plays Alan Partridge - have all contributed to the script.

Directed by Declan Lowney, also responsible for Alan Partridge On Open Books and Father Ted, the movie is a joint production by BBC Films, BFI Film Fund and StudioCanal.

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