As this is a fairly new website, one of my friends Steve Nixon suggested that I needed to spill some of the beans about my involvement with Rennes-le-Château. So you have Steve to blame for thisJ
We have to turn the clock back a fair amount and probably further than when many of you were fully formed sentient human beings. So let me put a couple of ‘milestones’ in place. Television, although it started pre-war didn’t get into everyone’s life until much later. My guess would be the late 1950’s. When it started, the service was cut short and finished mid-evening. Radio ruled the roost. TV sets were very small and built into pieces of furniture with tiny poor quality screens. Color television made its appearance in the 1960’s and was rolled out for the 1966 World Cup.
Seven years later, in 1972/73 two totally different things collided by pure chance. A BBC actor, script-writer and raconteur named Henry Soskind made a television special called The Lost Treasure of Jerusalem. It was totally different to anything that had gone before and it was shot on location in the southern part of France in the village of Rennes-le-Château.