It certainly was, not just his end products but also the programme itself, with its interviews with some very colourful local characters who knew Ravilious.
Originally Posted by Dave Miller
In particular, the numerous contra-jour shots and home-made lens shading arrangements that facilitated them (and apparently shocked Leica enthusiasts!) were fascinating. My only reservation about the programme was that it left me feeling embarassed that I live only half an hour's drive away from the locations of most of his work, know the area pretty well, but had never heard of him before this programme.
Mentioned in the credits was Chris Chapman, who currently shoots and publishes a lot of material of rural Devon life. Although the slant of the programme was that Ravilious was recording a fast-disappearing way of life, I have to say that there's plenty of that style of farming still to be seen in Devon and Cornwall.