Willie Garvin

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About Willie Garvin

  • Rank
    Wammer
  • Birthday Private

Personal Info

  • Location
    Huddersfield sadly!!
  • Real Name
    Mick

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    BOBC DENON DP6000
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME312S/RONDO BRONZE
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    HASHIMOTO/DPA 200S
  • Digital Source 1
    ESOTERIC SA60
  • Digital Source 2
    MARANTZ CD67SE
  • Pre-Amp
    TAG MCLAREN PA20R
  • Power Amp/s
    HARMAN KARDON PA2400
  • My Speakers
    LUMLEY REFERENCE II
  • Headphones
    STAX
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
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  2. Chris Packham: Asperger's & me

    For most of his life, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham didn't tell anyone about the one thing that in many ways has defined his entire existence. Chris is autistic - he has Asperger's Syndrome, which means he struggles in social situations, has difficulty with human relationships and is, by his own admission, 'a little bit weird'. But what if there was a way of taking away these autistic traits? Would Chris ever choose to be 'normal'? In this film, Chris invites us inside his autistic world to try to show what it is really like being him. He lives alone in the woods with his 'best friend' Scratchy the dog, but he also has a long-term partner, Charlotte, who discusses the problems Asperger's creates in their relationship - she describes Chris as being sometimes 'like an alien'. Chris experiences the world in a very different way, with heightened senses that at times are overwhelming, and a mind that is constant bouncing from one subject to the next. Growing up at a time when little was known about autism, Chris wasn't diagnosed with Asperger's until he was in his forties. With scientific advances offering new possibilities to treat his condition, Chris travels to America to witness radical therapies that appear to offer the possibility of entirely eradicating problematic autistic traits, but he also meets those who are challenging the idea that autistic people need to change in order to fit into society. Confronting this deeply personal subject with brutal honesty, and reflecting on the devastating struggles of his adolescence, Chris explores the question of whether he would ever want to be cured himself or whether, ultimately, Asperger's has helped make him who he is today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09b1zbb/chris-packham-aspergers-and-me
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    WOW...........................this is why I love autumn..........................a truly stunning capture
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  9. Jumbo jet stripdown

    I have just finished watching this..........................brilliant! Engineer turned comedian Tom Wrigglesworth and rising star of mechanical engineering Rob Bell climb on board Victor X-ray, a 200 ton, £200 million Boeing 747. This jumbo jet has flown over 36 million miles in its 14-year life with British Airways. Now it will be broken into tens of thousands of parts in the airline's maintenance hangar in Cardiff, before being painstakingly reassembled and certified fit to fly again. This is the first time this complex process has ever been filmed and it provides fascinating insights into just how a 747 works. Rob and Tom also visit the UK's largest plane salvage centre in the Cotswolds to discover what happens to a 747 when it reaches the end of its working life, and discover how valuable parts are stripped for resale before the carcass is torn apart to be recycled. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01l1w71/engineering-giants-1-jumbo-jet-stripdown
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