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Item : 2010-025.43 - Free wheelin' : show #3

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Free wheelin' : show #3

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Executive producer Rob Carver; produced by Gordon Inglis and Alan Shiveral; directed by Gordon Inglis.

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AM1651-: 2010-025.43

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  • Mar. 28, 1992 (Creation)
    Shiveral, Alan
  • 1992 (Creation)
    Inglis, Gordon
    Recorded on Mar 28, 1992, for first broadcast on May 11, 1992.

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1 videocassette (28 min., 55 sec. ; 186m) : polyester, master, 30 fps, analog, col., Umatic, NTSC, sound ; 0.75"

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Gordon Inglis is a producer of television and multimedia products, focusing on sustainability and urban issues. In the 1990s, in conjunction with bicycle shop owner Alan Shiveral and television producer and writer Jayne Akizuki, he produced a number of programs relating to cycling in Vancouver. He was one of the co-founders of Around the Bend Productions Ltd., which produced the television program "Cycle" for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. On various productions he is credited for a number of roles, including producer, director, and writer.

Inglis holds a masters degree in Political Science and a graduate diploma in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. He is responsible for the creation of the television series GVTV and The Sustainable Region.

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In 1991, Alan Shiveral was the owner of a bicycle shop near Oppenheimer Park (Vancouver, B.C.). He was interested in creating a television program about cycling, as he believed cycling to have a positive transformational effect on peoples’ lives. He approached Ron Carver of the community station Vancouver East NTV, who in turn connected him with Vancouver television producer and writer Gordon Inglis. Together, Alan Shiveral and Gordon Inglis created “Free Wheelin’ with Alan Shiveral” as business partners (under no formal legal name). The arrangement of this business partnership continued 1991 to 1993, while the program aired on Vancouver East NTV.

In 1993, Shiveral and Inglis formalised their business partnership with the creation of Around the Bend Productions Ltd., with television producer and writer Jayne Akizuki.

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Item is recording of a television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include tips on staying hydrated; cycling policy: standards for roads and highways; shop talk: the steering system of a bicycle; types of tires and tire warranties; eating before cycling; and the history of the Carleton Cycle store.

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Head switching; minor video dropout; audio switches between music and effects on channel 1 and speakers on channel 2.

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A digital copy of this item is available.

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Copyright: City of Vancouver and other copyright holders; expiry: unknown

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Copyright owned by Gordon Inglis transferred to the City of Vancouver. Other copyrights apply.





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