My Family At War

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Paul Reed, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    This is a new four-part series which will be shown on BBC1 every evening leading up to 11th November. A number of WFA, GWF WW2 Forum and Ypres Forum members have been involved in the making of this including Taff Gillingham, Soren Hawkes, Alan McDonald, Iain McHenry, Vic Piuk, Jacques Ryckebosche, and Jo Legge and her father Graham Parker.

    The series will look at the stories of eight broadcasters who had WW1 relatives and will include names like Rolf Harris, Kirsty Wark, Kate Silverton and Dan Snow.

    No website for it yet, but a couple of article online:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/19/somme-haig-snow-british-army

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4969451.ece

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3226989/Newsnights-Kirsty-Wark-in-tears-as-she-films-Somme-documentary.html

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article4969256.ece
     
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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Historian and presenter Dan Snow, in the ch√Ęteau where his relative General Snow planned his operations on the Somme. Thought the model-makers and wargamers among us would enjoy this one!

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Really looking forward to these programs.
    After all I've heard rather alot about them.
    ;)
     
  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Thank you for the "heads up" on this , one to watch out for.:)
     
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Thanks for the links Paul. Will try and catch these!
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Details of the forthcoming series transmission dates have just been released:

    3 Nov 10.35-11.15pm BBC 1
    Dan Snow and Natalie Cassidy

    4 Nov 10.35-11.15pm BBC 1
    Matthew Kelly and Phil Tufnell

    5 Nov 10.45-11.25pm BBC 1
    Eamonn Holmes and Kate Silverton

    11 Nov 9.00-10.00pm BBC1
    Rolf Harris and Kirsty Wark
     
  7. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Pity they are on a bit late for the younger people !!!
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    They are going to be repeated at earlier times on BBC4, I am told.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't forget they'll be on the BBC iPlayer too no doubt, I'll either have to video them or watch it on my PC as I'll be at work in the evenings.

    I'm actually hoping Paul sends me a signed boxed set for Christmas. :)

    EDIT I'm thick, didn't see all but the Rolf Harris one is on after I'm back home.
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,

    It would be great if the BBC enlarged its circulation of the videos as they are only available in the UK to view.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Tom - unfortunately there are legal reasons why BBC programmes cannot be viewed outside of the UK.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Paul,

    It would be great if the BBC enlarged its circulation of the videos as they are only available in the UK to view.

    Regards

    Tom

    Without stating the obvious is Sky not a option for you Tom?

    I've got a friend who lives in France and he has all the channels via Sky :)

    Really glad I clicked on this.....I've just Sky + them :)

    Cheers Paul
     
  16. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    First episode coming up tonight: BBC1, 10.35pm.

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  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I should be in for this one. really looking forward to it Paul.
     
  18. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    BBC do provide some excellent history - (for example) the Who do you think you are series was quite something else.

    This first week in November is really a time for both individual and national reflection , it puts certain aspects of our life and our past into context.

    Thank you once again Paul for the links and reminders for this series of programmes.
     
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul, Drew,

    Yes Satellite is an option I will no doubt take up when the Cable contract expires!

    Tom
     
  20. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Paul,

    It would be great if the BBC enlarged its circulation of the videos as they are only available in the UK to view.

    Regards

    Tom

    You can get these programmes live,via the SKY platform in Germany.I am sure if you do some research you will find this is possible.

    As someone has said it is also easily arranged to view the SKY platform in France.
     

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