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Members of the Alfred Williams Heritage Society helped BBC West in the making of a short film about Alfred that was broadcast on the station's Inside Out West programme on March 5, 2012.

The eight-minute film was made by Swindon producer Fiona Scott and featured members of the cast of The Hammerman musical, who sang one of the songs from the show on top of Uffington Hill.

Presenter Alastair McKee got on his bike to trace part of the route that Alfred took when researching his book Villages of the White Horse, exactly a century ago.

Alastair visited South Marston, including Rose Cottage, where Alfred grew up, and the school, and also called in at Wanborough to visit AWHS chairman John Cullimore, the composer of The Hammerman.

Chris Park of Acorn Education also appears in the programme. Chris, an avid Alfred enthusiast, brews an alcoholic honey drink that is mention in the book, and presenter Alastair samples it on camera.

For a limited time, you can watch the film on the BBC iPlayer.