See REED N-E’s Professor John McKinnell discussing the death of Durham’s 13th-century tightrope walker* on BBC Television! John can be seen (briefly) on BBC North-East’s Inside Out programme from 23rd February. The programme is available on BBC iPlayer until the last week of March. Click on the link below. John appears in the final piece on a circuses in the North-East, at about the 26 min. 25 sec. mark:
*(from a ref. in the catalogue of Locelli in the Durham Cathedral Muniments, discussed as our Flower of the Month from last August: http://community.dur.ac.uk/reed.ne/?p=701).