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Chris Packham does The Cure - Springwatch 2010

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Uploaded on Oct 30, 2011

I first became aware of Mr Packham's behaviour when I saw the Smiths clip - http://tinyurl.com/packhamsmiths - about a year ago. "Magic", I thought, this kinda shit being right up my street.

Then came the Manics one - http://tinyurl.com/packhammanics - I had a wee google on the off chance that he had done anyone else, dream gig being The Cure, as my wife-to-be (as she was at the time) is a MASSIVE fan of them.

Could not believe my fucking eyes when I found out about this. Thanks to the magic of a certain website and a handy cut-out-and-keep 'tracklisting' on the BBC site - http://tinyurl.com/packhamcure - I was ready to go.

Thought it would make an ideal wedding present to her but alas I didn't manage get my shit together before we got married. This is kinda the midpoint between the wedding and The Cure's Reflections gig that she's off to in a few weeks so it seems appropriate.

Lorna - if I ever see an episode of Springwatch again it'll be too soon, but it was worth every second of every hour. X

Chris - in the unlikely event of you reading this - many thanks, cap duly doffed, you are a star! But - please avoid any future Depeche Mode references or I'm fucked. Couldn't go through all that again...

Here's the tracks used:

Programme 1:
A Forest
The Baby Screams
Boys Don't Cry
Bird Mad Girl

Programme 2:
Never Enough
The Caterpillar (Kate)
The Upstairs Room

Programme 3:
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Plastic Passion

Programme 4:
Disintegration
10-15 Saturday Night

Programme 5:
Round And Round and Round
Why Cant I Be You (Kate)
To Wish Impossible Things (Kate)

Programme 6:
More Than This
Just Like Heaven

Programme 7:
Seventeen Seconds
The Hanging Garden

Programme 8:
A Short Term Effect (took ages to find this one, kept taking my eye off the ball)
Close to Me

Programme 9:
Friday I'm In Love
Lets Go to Bed
How Beautiful You Are (he gets the words the wrong way round here, tsk tsk)
Jumping Someone Else's Train

Programme 10:
The Walk
In Between Days - I have watched this episode 4 times all the way through and cannot find this clip, if anyone wants to look for it be my guest, I'll send you the file.

Programme 11:
Killing An Arab
Bananafishbones

Programme 12:
A Night Like This
Fire In Cairo
Charlotte Sometimes
You're So Happy
Three Imaginary Boys
Lullaby
Cure soundtracked finale

Check out the "BBC4 Please Make Goth Britannia" Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gothbritannia

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