Brian Pfeiffer is one of long standing and prolific club members with quite a catalogue of films shot around the globe. Wherever he goes on his international trips, Brian is never without his camera (police permission withstanding natch – Brian still swears he “accidentally” walked into the women’s changing room in that swim resort in Italy) and has captured many sights and sounds from places many of us would never think to go for our holidays.

Brian’s holidaying ventures include such destinations as China, Norway, Egypt, South Africa, America, Peru, the Arctic, Canada and  Southend-on-Sea (no, me neither). A complete list of countries Brian has visited is at the bottom of this post.

So, the Legion of Doom has given Brian an evening to share a selection of his most memorable films with the the rest of the club, some of which are hitherto unseen in OVFM.

Brian’s programme is as follows:

Part One


Film 1 – Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

40 minutes – including some chat breaks

(POSSIBLE special guest appearance of a star of ‘Paul O’Grady’s TV programme ‘Animal Orphans!) *

(Tea/Coffee break)

Part Two 

Film 2 – Tang Dynasty Show – Beijing

10 Minutes

Film 3 – Arctic Expedition

18 minutes 

Film 4 – Wait and see

 (I have learned something!)

4 minutes

*Hint – Not Paul O’Grady

There may be a change to the programme in order to facilitate a Q&A discussion for Brian (like where does he find the time to edit his films when he is always on holiday?).

Here is the complete list of locations Brian has filmed at:


1997America: – San Juan Islands and The Orcas; Mt St Helens; Lake Tahoe; Yosemite; Big Sur; San Francisco and Alcatraz

2000America: – Death Valley; Colorado; Durango Railway; Four Corners; Arizona & Hot Air Balloon flight; Mesa Verde; Lake Powell; Las Vegas; Palm Springs; Los Angeles and the Queen Mary

2001Norway:-  Tyjsford and The Orcas, 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle

2002South Africa: – Three day Safari in Botswana; Port Elizabeth; Garden Route; Cape Town with Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope

2003Norway to Russia Cruise: – Harwich to Murmansk in Russia – following the route of the North Atlantic convoys in WW2 visiting  Fjords and the North Cape

2003Egypt – River Nile Cruise: – Aswan to Luxor visiting Temples including Karnak and Abu Simbel plus a Hot Air Balloon flight

2004Canada, Alaska and America: – Inside Passage cruise to Alaska followed by tour of Wyoming; the Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks; Montana and Vancouver

2005China:- Forbidden City; Summer Palace; Beijing Opera; Xian; The Great Wall; Terracota Army; Pandas; Yangtse Cruise; Three Gorges Dam

2006Peru & Brazil: – Lima; Arequipa; Colca Canyon and Condors; Lake Titicaca; Uros Islands; Cusco; Machu Picchu; Rio de Janeiro; Iguacu Falls (fantastic!!)

2007The Arctic (Sept):  exploring Greenland and Iceland on a small converted Expedition ship (only 36 passengers) from Spitzbergen, through the pack ice to Greenland then to Iceland

2008 –  South Africa:- two Safari Reserves then Whale Watching at Hermanus

2010 Switzerland: – Glacier Express touring the mountains on the narrow gauge railways.

2012 Austria: – Touring the Austrian Tyrol by narrow gauge Mountain Railways

2014Baltic Capitals: – Cruising to St Petersburg via Copenhagen, Tallin, Stockholm and Helsinki

2015The Nile: – Cairo, Giza Pyramids, the Museum then cruising up river to Luxor


Hopefully you will join Brian and the rest of the club members this coming Tuesday for what should be an entertaining and insightful evening!


  1. Really looking forward to Brian’s films – Almost as good as visiting these very far-flung places.

  2. Looking forward to visiting all these places without having to bother about travel insurance.

  3. Well done Brian. A thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating evening. Plus you have a Grand Daughter of whom to be truely proud

  4. We really enjoyed the evening and your unique way of presenting which set the scene for a relaxed fun evening.

  5. We thoroughly enjoyed your very entertaining evening Brian. Thank you very much for all the effort you put into it.

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