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Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« on: June 03, 2012, 11:15:03 AM »

Thames Jubilee pageant anyone watching %) Some interesting vessels.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 11:26:03 AM »

Just missed the Beeb reporter talking to the ASRL crew but caught "Flying Christine lll "

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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 11:47:32 AM »

What can possibly go wrong  %)    Biggest blunder ever was HMRY Brittania isnt there, if ever a ship should have been, it was her. :((
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 12:02:51 PM »

arrow5..... :-)) ..its about to start on OZ in about one hour .....I would love to watch.....but must go to work tomorrow & hence a few hours sleep time...... 

PS we have an OZ surf boat with an all OZ female rowing team in the 999 vessels 

Our love to our girls  :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: ..Derek
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 12:23:00 PM »

I`ll look out for the Aussie boat, I know what Oz girls are like  %% :} ok2 ;) %).  I spotted a "Veron" style vintage Thames police boat , the rowers have started to get into position.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 03:51:49 PM »


                Truly impressive!

I'm watching the whole thing while posting photos from Wicksteed...

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=33825.msg374215#msg374215


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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 05:23:10 PM »

Wish we had seen more of the Maori war canoe, the nautical haka with the paddles was good. :-))    Some interesting "Dutch" canal barges.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 06:01:43 PM »

I found the coverage a bit disappointing just glimpses at some of the boats was hoping for a bit more focus on the boats rather than all the presenters

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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 06:14:49 PM »

Am watching it on Sky news, the BBC coverage and commentary is as usual absolutely abysmal.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 06:31:12 PM »

 Yeah I swapped over to Sky news,to find much better coverage,more about the pageant than the presenters.Worse part was the adverts,but worst of all was Incessant moaning of Eamonn Holmes,saying he wished they would speed up so he could go home out of the rain.While all the spectators were out in the rain and enjoying it,I bet the overfed Holmes was being paid far too much as usual.My admiration for the choir who sang the National Anthem, absolutely soaked to the skin,but looking like they were really enjoying it all.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 06:32:32 PM »

I went the other way.  Started off on sky news but had to give up and go to BBC = couldnt take any more of that idiot Eamon Holmes.  Has to be the most obnoxious person on TV.  Im not a violent person but.............  
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 06:44:44 PM »

I agree, he always looks like he would rather be some where else, which is fine by me!  Did he not take out some sort of court order to stop people talking about his size?
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 07:06:32 PM »

Just missed the Beeb reporter talking to the ASRL crew but caught "Flying Christine lll "

   Regards   Ian.

Now!!.......I was looking out for her, and mised her....bummer!!! {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{

but |I taped it all so will look through again......any idea about time Circlip.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012, 07:09:40 PM »

Anyway....................highlights????

For me, the beginning and the end;

The Queen on her lovely Barge from HMY Britannia pulling away from the Chelsea Pier to huge cheers and triumphal whistles from LMS loco Princess Elizabeth, and then right at the end, the London Philharmonic Orchestral barge with Pomp & Circumstance, Blue Peter and the National Anthem, closing with the bascules of Tower Bridge closing to deafening cheers amidst copius whistling/bells/cheering/horns/sirens from boats, shore, bridges and riverside dwellings- British, you bet!!

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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 07:10:24 PM »

The choir was very good. top marks.  Soaked to the skin poor souls.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 07:12:13 PM »

Anyway....................highlights????

For me, the beginning and the end;

The Queen on her lovely Barge from HMY Britannia pulling away from the Chelsea Pier to huge cheers and triumphal whistles from LMS loco Princess Elizabeth, and then right at the end, the London Philharmonic Orchestral barge with Pomp & Circumstance, Blue Peter and the National Anthem, closing with the bascules of Tower Bridge closing to deafening cheers amidst copius whistling/bells/cheering/horns/sirens from boats, shore, bridges and riverside dwellings- British, you bet!!

Greg

Oh greg...........you'll be saying the William Tell overture is "the Lone Ranger" next.
"Sailors Hornpipe" matey.....NOT  Blue Peter,lol {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 07:17:25 PM »

 %) Only place I'd heard it before! :embarrassed:
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 07:53:06 PM »

At 7 50pm it is still being shown on sky news interviews with some of the different people on the boats. sad it rained


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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2012, 07:54:52 PM »

I found the coverage a bit disappointing just glimpses at some of the boats was hoping for a bit more focus on the boats rather than all the presenters

Dave
My thoughts entirely. I would have loved more shots of the classic stuff like 102 & some of the Dunkirk little ships. Interviewing presenters was entirely pointless as far as I was concerned.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2012, 07:55:03 PM »

The Blue Peter theme is actually called 'Barnacle Bill' and was written for the show. Unashamedly based on the famous Hornpipe we heard today, but not the same.
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2012, 08:22:39 PM »

. Interviewing presenters was entirely pointless as far as I was concerned.

they were when one of them called the Queen "Her Royal Highness" instead of "Her Majesty".......and the other idiot started going on about HMS Belfast weighing in at 96,000 tons.............what plonkers!! wodney
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2012, 08:33:53 PM »

About 5mins in the BBC commentator described the bow capitol boards as 'lovely giltwork on the stern'......
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2012, 11:19:10 PM »

Very disappointing. Thought it was all about the boats  {:-{

Highlights - some of the experts comments

HMS Belfast described as 91,000 tons

Tom Cunliffe asked about the semaphore flags replied ' I haven't got a clue '
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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2012, 11:22:36 PM »

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Tom Cunliffe asked about the semaphore flags replied ' I haven't got a clue '

Well, why on earth should he - he's a yachtsman and yachtsmen don't use use semaphore!

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Re: Thames river pageant on BBC tv.
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2012, 11:43:14 PM »

Did anyoneone see the new RNLI lifeboat, Golden Jubillee, on BBC?   I didn't.  Too much inter-presenter chat and insufficient coverage of the wonderful amada IMO
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