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Filming on a Steam boat

31 Mar 2015 18:36 | Deleted user

Mairead Maclean, a researcher with the BBC’s Science Unit is working on a documentary about Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace and needs a steamboat to film on:

Ada Lovelace worked with Charles Babbage to write up his blueprints for what is now considered the first computer, the Difference Engine.

For our programme we would like to film with our presenter Hannah Fry on a steam boat sailing up the Thames. We are filming for this programme between the 22nd and 30th of April so filming on the steam boat would take place between these dates.

We are trying to locate a steamboat to film on. The boat we are looking for would be what would have been sailing on the Thames during Queen Victoria’s era. The boat need not be large - just large enough to accommodate a film crew of up to 5 people (most likely 4 people). Our filming will be taking place in London so are looking to film on a boat on the Thames that gives us a sense of use being in London, ideally we would love to sail past the Houses of Parliament as part of our story touches on politics at that time.

If you can help or require further information please contact Mairead by email at and by phone on 07968 505419.

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