HUTC TV Video Playlist details Happy New Year To All our viewers www.hutc.tv Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup Described as a must do at least once in a lifetime polo event, this tournament returned under the Royal Salute banner for a second year. Jodhpur's season is indisputably the most exclusive with The Maharaja of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh II hosting this invitation 10-goal tournament at which international teams competed on the historic polo field beneath the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace Marathon Mad Man runs 105 marathons in 105 days Neil looks like any other ordinary athlete. But this conceals a truly astonishing feat as an exhausted Neil O’Maonaigh-Lennon completed an amazing 105 marathons in 105 days in aid of Charity. Thailand Elephant Sanctuary needs your help From an unlikely encounter with a baby elephant whilst travelling Katherine has dedicated her life to fulfil her dream of setting up an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary is now thriving and homes 11 rescued elephants. Neil Innes reflects on the death of John Lennon It may seem a cliché but everyone remembers where they were when the news broke of John Lennon's death. For Neil Innes, who played Lennon in The Rutles, and who met the legend, it was a moment forever etched into his psyche as it was his birthday. Football down and dirty at the annual Swamp Soccer World Cup Hundreds of footie fans who didn’t make it to South Africa got down and dirty at the annual Swamp Soccer World Cup. Strachur in Scotland hosted the filthiest game of football you are ever likely to see; welcome to the sport of swamp soccer. Originating from the swamps of Finland, they found it to be an excellent means of training for cross country skiing but now swamp soccer tournaments are held across the globe including countries such as Brazil, Holland and Russia. The sport is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon; it was introduced to the UK for the first time four years ago when a host of international teams descended on the small town in Scotland. This year swamp soccer hosted the alternative World cup World Underwater Radio Broadcast Record Amateur Radio presenter Maria Holland from BHR1287 Essex FM presented her weekly radio show from a massive indoor tank. She smashed the current Guinness World record for broadcasting On-air, under water for the longest live radio underwater broadcast, clocking up an impressive 4 Hours, 4 minutes and 23 seconds. Being underwater for such a long period of time can be disorientating, so Maria was kept company by a team of divers who competed in a variety of underwater activities, including darts and ten pin bowling, giving the presenter something to focus on and talk about to her listeners. World Segway Polo Championship The tiny Caribbean island of Barbados hosted the 5th World Segway Polo Championships and local Bajan team Flyin Fish retained their title for the second year defeating Germany. World Fish Shop with a difference You immerse your feet, in a warm pool that swarms with hundreds of hungry minnow-sized feeders. The fish whoosh in on your most crusty, flaky or scabby skin and munch away at it to reveal the fresh layer beneath. Perfect for a Christmas pamper treat. North Pole Marathon The world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, lived up to its billing when competitors endured temperatures of -37C at the North Pole Wayne Rooney burnt in effigy at Edenbridge Bonfire Society event An effigy of Wayne Rooney went up in flames at the Edenbridge Bonfire Society Firework Extravaganza. The England football striker found the wrath of the British public this year after a myriad of bad press. Perhaps the most significant was securing a huge remuneration package, the like of which seems obscene when many ordinary people are having their wages cut or may face losing their job. Added to this was the somewhat farcical nature of the whole contract negotiations played out for the worlds media and of course about his personal life. The annual burning of a celebrity effigy by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society is really just a bit of fun and nothing more sinister, but the choice is a symbolic gesture of a nation’s disapproval and a very visual form of public ridicule. Bio-Bug a UK first running on human waste A poo-powered VW Beetle has taken to the streets in South-West England in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring. It’s the UK’s first car that runs on gas from sewage sludge. The only modification is hidden from view, in the boot, which has been sacrificed to fit in two large cylinders of methane. There is much interest in this biomethane powered car, Wessex Water, the company behind the car, have estimated that the yearly waste from 70 average households would generate enough gas to run the car for 10,000 miles. For many households in the UK recycling is confined to sorting their rubbish, so producing fuel from human waste really does represent the peak of green endeavour. The World Pole Climbing Championship Imagine running a 25 metre sprint but against gravity, going vertical and you’ll get an idea of how physically demanding this sport really is. To be at the top of this sport speed, agility, upper and lower body strength is required but a light weight physique is also an advantage. Added to that, technique and concentration are all essential to make a champion as a small slip can cost valuable seconds. The view from the top of the pole is spectacular, but you need a good head for heights. The accomplished competitor makes this sport look easy but given the highly tuned skills required, this is very challenging indeed. The World Championships for Lawn Mower Racing The format of the World Championship Grand Prix is a series of sprint races where drivers accumulate valuable points over a weekend of racing, each group of lawnmowers had 16 races. Conditions were near perfect with the dry and somewhat dusty atmosphere. This is a real grass roots motor sport where racers compete for pride and bragging rights! Ready, steady blow – World Hovercraft Racing Championships The bi-annual event, which was last held in Sweden has come to the UK for the first time in 10 years and attracted teams from America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and France. There were 150 Hovercrafts taking part of over the 3 day event. Competitors had to compete more with the British weather than each other with torrential rain and high winds which eventually caused the championships to be abandoned early on the final days racing. Making of the Fast and Famous In The Fast and the Famous Leno, one of the largest collectors of cars in the world, goes in search of the Tinseltown track where McQueen once diced and which is still very much a challenging city course. The route includes Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills which was famously used by some of the biggest movie stars for street racing including McQueen, Dean and Coburn. With the route mapped, they needed a car. Mercedes-Benz offered the AMG SLS, also known as the Gullwing. Here, footage courtesy of Inc Word, we are able to bring you this behind the scenes look at the making of this film. UK Open Base Jumping Championship BASE jumping is the adrenaline sport of parachuting from fixed objects. It has historically been a clandestine sport, carried out furtively by a closed set of radical enthusiasts. But it has evolved into a highly technical, cutting-edge modern sport, no longer worthy of its reputation as the reserve of loonies. Here we take a look at the Worlds first ‘legal’ wind turbine base jump, that was the venue for the final round of the 3 leg series of the UK Open base jumping Championships. AC/DC legend Brian Johnson at Goodwood Festival of Speed Brian Johnson maybe best known for his music, but the AC/DC legend has another passion, that of motorsport. Brian Johnson is the lead singer with rock band AC/DC. His first album with the band was called Back in Black; it is the second bestselling album of all time, and the bestselling album by any band. A car and racing enthusiast, Brian recently enjoyed a day out at the Goodwood festival of speed, where he drove a Brabham BT24, whilst also popping into the Rolls- Royce factory. In his spare time, Brian enjoys racing his vintage race cars: a Royale RP-4 and a Pilbeam MP84, in vintage and historic races throughout the US.