What's on the TV today?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Drew5233, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    1st November

    1600hrs Chann 531 The Military Channel

    Stolen By Hitler- Over 2,000 British men, women and children from the Channel Islands were sent to internment camps by the occupying Nazis in 1941. Their horrifying story is revealed.

    1700hrs same channel 2 part documentary called Ireland's Nazis
     
  2. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Today? That classic of British Army history...

    Carry On Up The Khyber....:lol:
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good idea for a thread Drew, I've pinned it as a permanent place for a 'heads up' when something interesting's on.

    Can I ask that we always make it clear if possible what country/channel a given programme's on.

    Cheers,
    Adam.

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    lol

    ITV 1 at 9pm a New Series of Sharpe-
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    I wonder what rank he will be this series :)
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Another programme that looks worth watching on Sunday 9th Nov.

    A Women in Love and War- Vera Brittain 5.45pm BBC1
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Monday 10th November

    Not forgotten: The men who wouldn't fight. Chann 4 8pm

    WWII: Behind closed doors. BBC2 9pm
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Drew - if you ever see 'Time Commanders', an ex-BBC series, come up in the listings, let me know? Thanks!
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Drew - if you ever see 'Time Commanders', an ex-BBC series, come up in the listings, let me know? Thanks!

    I'm not planning on being out of work that long Paul :lol:
     
  10. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Its a shame they never got a bit more modern in terms of the history. Battles of WW1 and 2 would have been very interesting to watch.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Another programme that looks worth watching on Sunday 9th Nov.

    A Women in Love and War- Vera Brittain 5.45pm BBC1

    For some reason the BBC have changed the time of this programme. Its now 3.55pm on BBC1
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I thought the Vera Brittain Doc was quite interesting, especially the link to WW2 at the end and her daughter being Shirley Williams MP.

    The Tulle drama was really quite good and a shame/shocking (Not sure which) he never received the Military Cross.

    Anyone watch them ?
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    This will get you all to the TV tonight :D

    Monday 10th November

    9.00pm BBC2 World War II: Behind Closed Doors

    1/6 Documantary series revealing the 'behind closed doors' politics of WWII. This episode focuses on the secret history of the non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin.

    Also

    9.00pm Chann 4 The Lost WWI Bunker: A Time Team Special

    Tony Robinson joins an unprecedented archaeological expedition in Belgium to search for a bunker, or dugout, from the Great War known as the Vampir.
     
  15. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    For those of you missed the drama about Walter Tull, it is being repeated at 10-00pm on Thursday 13th November on BBC4. At 9-00pm on the same day, same channel, is a documentary called Walter Tull:The forgotten hero.
     
  16. Anthony Carr

    Anthony Carr WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Have you noticed on TV a certain number of public figures, especially ' entertainers', have suddenly discovered fathers or more likely grand-fathers, great-uncles and other relatives who died in WW1? Presumably their agents dug-up this information for them as a good excuse for cheap tears and cheaper publicity. Surely most people of their age or older knew this already? A.C.
     
  17. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Anthony

    I only found out what my own Father's WW2 service involved over the last 4 years and 16 years after his death no less!! He did not talk about it and we as children did not ask. I have no idea what my Great Grand Parents got up to.

    If they did not use well known TV personalities, would anyone watch these programs. By using these personalities, I think it gets people interested about their families past. The Who do you think you are series of programs are a good example of that. There seem to have been quite a few people of late coming onto this site looking for fresh info. What say you Von Poop/Owen etc.

    Robert
     
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  18. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Robert,

    I have to agree with you you 100%.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'd say we definitely get noticeable peaks of new members signing on to enquire into their own families when these things are on TV Robert. Though obviously at this time of year it's hard to separate them from a more general peak in interest.

    'My Family at War' thread here.

    Cheers,
    Adam.

    (By the way, is anyone watching the 'Time Team' on discovering a WW1 dugout at the moment? - fascinating, and above their usual slightly dodgy standard when doing modern stuff as they're using a different format and following a rather more specialist team)
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    (By the way, is anyone watching the 'Time Team' on discovering a WW1 dugout at the moment? - fascinating, and above their usual slightly dodgy standard when doing modern stuff as they're using a different format and following a rather more specialist team)

    Yeah, good init?

    I lliked the previous programme to, I do think Ian Hislop comes across well when presenting military programmes.
     

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