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🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 14 Sir Alec Rose. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history. Episode 14 Sir Alec Rose. One of a series of features celebrating BBC South's 50 years of broadcasting. Steve Humphrey recalls how Southsea greengrocer Alec Rose sailed single handedly around the world in 1967, returning the next year to a hero's welcome and a knighthood. His yacht, Lively Lady, is now operated by a charity which offers life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged young people. Some footage (c) PatheNFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.