500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be)

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Title: 500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be)
Creator: Media Cannibals
Date: Originally created c. 1993-1994; remastered in 2006
Format: avi
Length: 32.5mb
Music: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers
Fandom: The Professionals
Footage: original source material
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"500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be)" is a The Professionals vid by Media Cannibals. It was originally created circa 1993-1994 and underwent a revision in 1994. It was digitally remastered in 2006 by Justacat.

Vidder's Notes

Vidder's Note: (From Sandy's original liner notes for the Media Cannibals 2 vid tape): "I was never happy with the original version of this on MC tape No. 1. I'd blown the audio partway through it, and when I laid the audio back down, I got it 1/2 second off. Too many Pros stories show Bodie doing all the running; I wanted to do a visual rebuttal, showing Doyle doing the chasing."

Vidder's notes between making the first and second version:

"[When I made the vid] I asked a list person what havering meant, and they said "wander." So,

in my vid, I have clips of Doyle rolling down the hill (from Slushfund) and then Bodie picking him up (havering to you...)

Now, not that I would ever stoop to violence (especially since I don't remember who told me anyway...) but M. Fae, while watching my video, says (paraphrase alert) not a bad vid, and I like the group, but I was wondering about the clips you used there...

And she said, in her lovely glaswegian accent, "Haver meant to rattle on, or talk about things you know nothing about..." Someone talks about the raise they're going to get a work, and someone else at the bar says, "Go on with you, you're havering again..."

Am I going to fix the vid? What do you think?"[1]


  • "This makes me chuckle. We get clip after clip of Ray walking (usually away from the camera!). Gradually the journeys get more and more arduous. Soon he's climbing and crawling and hobbling and… You get the picture. I've always been fond of the song. Now with this vid I have lovely visual to put with it. Wonderful."[2]
  • " My all time favourite is 500 Miles by the Media Cannibals - mainly because it's got Doyle walking in it."[3]
  • "This is the redo that they did to a vid that's on the first tape. I always liked that vid, but this one definitely feels tighter, which makes it that much more enjoyable.[4]
  • "Best Pros vid on the tape and much tighter than the original. The ordering of clips and the timing improved an already strong vid."[5]
  • "....brilliant choice, I love this one! I love the idea of Doyle walking 500 miles to keep up with his Bodie, and of course the clips aren't bad either... "[6]
  • "I love this vid. It is amazingly fabulous and so well done. I've watched it a hundred times and never get tired of it."[7]


  1. ^ Sandy Hereld's post to the Virgule-L mailing list dated Sept 29, 1993, quoted with permission. And for the record, she did fix the clip on the revised vid.
  2. ^ "PSPC Day #7". Archived from the original on 2013-06-06. Retrieved April 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pros vid recs". Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  4. ^ Michelle Christian's review of the Media Cannibals tape posted to the Virgule-L mailing list Nov 29, 1996, quoted with permission.
  5. ^ Carol S.'s review of the 1995 Escapade vid show posted to the Virgule-L mailing list April 4, 1995, quoted with permission.
  6. ^ comment at Friday Night Pros at the Cinema: ci5hq, Archived version
  7. ^ comment at Friday Night Pros at the Cinema: ci5hq, Archived version