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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #125 on: March 05, 2017, 01:32:30 PM »

The Mutiny on Channel 4 looks worth watching. First showing is on Monday 6th March at 9pm (21:00). It's a five part series.

No doubt most of us will have seen Mutiny on the Bounty, but my thoughts are that the original voyage is best shown in the 1984 film, The Bounty.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/mutiny

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086993/
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #126 on: June 24, 2017, 12:54:00 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: June 24, 2017, 09:00:20 AM »

What a pity it was spoilt by the antics of Louis Spence
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #128 on: June 25, 2017, 07:26:36 AM »

What a pity it was spoilt by the antics of Louis Spence


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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #129 on: July 05, 2017, 11:31:59 PM »

I don't know if many of you watched last Saturday evening the penultimate episode of Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who but I thought it was one of the best finishes to a series for years with some very good twists and turns. I can't wait to see the Christmas episode with David Bradley, when I watched the docudrama about the beginning of Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary he was a spectacular actor for the role.
Hopefully the next actor who plays the Doctor will be worthy of picking up the sonic screwdriver and TARDIS key. :-))
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« Reply #130 on: July 06, 2017, 12:16:46 AM »

Hmm, I thought it was a messy ending , Capaldi wasn't used properly thru the whole series , I was delighted when John Simm (the master) turned up , alas not much of an impact . . . they tried to tie up too many loose ends . . . .
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« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2017, 11:31:38 AM »

Hitler's Lost Battleship, the Admiral Graf Spee.

Wednesday 26th July at 7:55pm on PBS America.

https://www.pbsamerica.co.uk/series/hitlers-lost-battleship/#2283
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« Reply #132 on: July 24, 2017, 12:37:29 PM »

Not sure what the 'mystery' is they are referring to, the Graf Spee story is pretty well documented. Still, it's a TV programme so there has to be a mystery.

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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #133 on: December 06, 2017, 10:23:37 AM »


BBC: Air an Smid/Steaming -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vft28
( Scottish Gaelic language - subtitles )

A team of puffer enthusiasts from Islay battle to save the VIC 27 - a 66-year-old vessel - from the scrap heap. On her rusty bow she bears the name Vital Spark - a throwback to her glory days as star of the BBC's 1994 series The Tales of Para Handy.
With no working engine, the team organise for the puffer to be taken under tow through the canal to Crinan, where her restoration begins. They look on nervously as she's carefully winched up the purpose built slipway. This is the first time in almost 30 years she's been out of the water, and at last the team can assess the condition of her hull.

Tha sgioba lich a tha measail air pufairean a' str gus seann t mheirgeach bho m a' chogaidh, a' VIC 27, a shbhaladh mus tuit i s a chile. Air a toiseach tha an t-ainm Vital Spark - bhon m a bha i ainmeil air sreath sgeulachdan 'Para Handy' a rinn am BBC ann an 1994.
Gun diurr aig an einnsean, feumar a slaodadh tro chanl Chronain chun na laimrig far an tid a h-rachadh. Tha na balaich air bhioran agus crann ga tarraing gu faiceallach s an uisge airson a' chiad uair ann an 30 bliadhna. Ma dheireadh thall ch na h-lich staid an t-slige.
(BBC Alba - Scottish Gaelic language ...... possibly Martian!)   {:-{

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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #134 on: December 06, 2017, 12:16:26 PM »

A repeat from a couple of years ago, a good set of programs and the subtitles were useful. They were very lucky as only the paint was keeping out the water in places. Still under restoration.

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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #135 on: December 07, 2017, 10:42:47 PM »


Terrifying program on now, BBC TV 9 - Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
  ( NOT for the squeamish! )


 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/schedules/bbcfour/20171207 22:00
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #136 on: December 08, 2017, 12:04:39 AM »

 
BBC:  Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q3l9k

Historian Dan Snow charts the defining role the Royal Navy played in Britain's struggle for modernity - a grand tale of the twists and turns which thrust the people of the British Isles into an indelible relationship with the sea and ships.

Heart of Oak opens with a dramatic retelling of 16th- and 17th-century history. Victory over the Armada proved a turning point in the nation's story as tiny, impoverished England was transformed into a seafaring nation, one whose future wealth and power lay on the oceans. The ruthless exploits of Elizabethan seafaring heroes like Francis Drake created a potent new sense of national identity that combined patriotism and Protestantism with private profiteering.

At sea and on land, Snow shows how the navy became an indispensable tool of state, weaving the stories of characters like Drake, God's republican warrior at sea Robert Blake, and Samuel Pepys, administrator par excellence, who laid the foundations for Britain's modern civil service.


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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2017, 09:07:40 PM »


Not boat related but I was a great Meccano fan as a boy: James May's Toy Stories, The Motorcycle Diary.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03njvbz/james-mays-toy-stories-the-motorcycle-diary

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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #138 on: September 14, 2018, 10:17:14 PM »


This was sad / moving: 

Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill -
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05vqx7v/britains-deadliest-rail-disaster-quintinshill
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #139 on: September 14, 2018, 10:31:06 PM »

...horrible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polmont_rail_accident

I still remember this when I was growing up just a few miles away.  My mother lives about a mile short of this now -there is plaque in the station.  I guess 99.99% of passengers never even aware of it these days now.
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #140 on: September 14, 2018, 10:43:30 PM »


This was sad / moving: 

Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill -
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05vqx7v/britains-deadliest-rail-disaster-quintinshill




some of these producers just don't do their homework or research.....


the Tay rail bridge disaster of 1879 was the most disastrous.....60 known dead, and an estimate of another 15 dead or missing in the Forth of Tay when the centre section of the main Edinburgh to Aberdeen line collapsed throwing the train into the river.


I wish these researchers would do their homework before sensationalising something that just isn't true....


a disaster yes.....any such accident with any loss of life is a tragedy  and disaster, but the story is misleading.
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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #141 on: September 14, 2018, 11:07:33 PM »


This was sad / moving: 

Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill -
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05vqx7v/britains-deadliest-rail-disaster-quintinshill

The Quintinshill rail disaster was a multi-train rail crash which occurred on 22 May 1915 outside the Quintinshill signal box near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It resulted in the deaths of over 200 people, and is the worst rail disaster in British history. Wikipedia
Date: 22 May 1915
Total number of deaths: 226
Operator: Caledonian Railway
Injuries: 246
Trains: 5
Location: Dumfriesshire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintinshill_rail_disaster
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« Reply #142 on: September 14, 2018, 11:17:44 PM »

The Quintinshill rail disaster was a multi-train rail crash which occurred on 22 May 1915 outside the Quintinshill signal box near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It resulted in the deaths of over 200 people, and is the worst rail disaster in British history. Wikipedia
Date: 22 May 1915
Total number of deaths: 226
Operator: Caledonian Railway
Injuries: 246
Trains: 5
Location: Dumfriesshire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintinshill_rail_disaster




Ahh, sorry Martin...thought the thread was the one about the other one where less than 20 [which is enough and too many after all] died...didn't read the second link, and apologise for the jumping to conclusion.....had never heard of that one......truly horrific.

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Re: As seen on TV ...
« Reply #143 on: September 14, 2018, 11:57:04 PM »

 
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