History of Spain 3
(Episodes 7-9 in the 12 part History of Spain with the Gazpacho-monk)

Episode 7

Tourism – that unwieldy two-headed beast that both gives life and takes it away, began…not in the 1960’s, but back in the 1800’s when the leisurely classes ambled about in Andalusia in search of Romance, ruins and history. Sounds familiar? History is nothing if not circular….Find out why on this episode of Speaking of Spain.

Episode 8

In this episode our favourite small town – still betting on the inevitability of International tourism – finds a part in not one, but two Hollywood productions: The Marx Brothers famous anti-war film “Duck Soup” and a few years later, a walk-on role alongside Frank Sinatra and Sophie Loren in “Pride and Passion”. Things are suddenly looking glamorous…
Join the Gazpacho-monk on this Iberian romp where data accuracy is discarded for fable and story-telling in this 21st century mesh-up of Hispanic History.

Episode 9

In this episode the monk introduces Val Del Omar – rumoured to be the man responsible for bringing Hollywood to Spain – and giving us such later delights as Cinemax, the zoom lens and…pot noodles.
Join the Gazpacho-monk on this Iberian romp where data accuracy is discarded for fable and story-telling in this 21st century mesh-up of Hispanic History.

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History of Spain Episodes 1-3 are here
History of Spain Episodes 4-6 are here
History of Spain Episodes 10-12 are here

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