Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Drew5233, Nov 1, 2008.
That was a good programme - enjoyed it immensely
Me too, quite an emotional journey.
Would have been to know if and what the whole crew received in terms of commendations/medals etc especially as it might have been the only paddle steamer to down an enemy aircraft - and that they were awake for 36 hour solid :ewink: maybe more will come to light
On BBC4 tonight two hours of TV " free of voiceover and music."
At 8.00 p.m. " Dawn Chorus: the Sounds of Spring"
At 9.00 p.m. " Glass": Filmed in real time : blowing and rolling glass into shape
At 9.30 p.m. " Metal": Filmed in an industrial forge that's merely lit by a welding torch and burning metal, this programme examines the process involved in the crafting of a steel knife.
On Wednesday at 8.00 p.m. : "Wood" about building a chair.
Tonight (Friday) BBC Two 21.00
Episode 1 of 4 - Coming of Age
Britain's Greatest Generation. We meet some of the extraordinary last survivors of the generation who fought or lived through World War 2. Now in their nineties and hundreds-the oldest is 110-they come from both rich and poor backgrounds. We find out how these men and women of Britain's Greatest Generation were shaped by their childhood experiences.
Brilliant first programme
BBC-2 10pm Today:
1945: The Savage Peace
Taken from the programme synopsis - Documentary on the treatment of German civilians in former occupied countries after WW-2. Eyewitnesses recall the horrors with searing clarity.
'Defenders of the Sky' on History Channel 2 at 9pm tonight has a forum member embarrassing themselves.
I'll go and have a look at you then Lee :wink:
Let me know what you think Lesley. Can't see it myself. We filmed quite a lot of stuff that's going to be edited down to just a few minutes. Hopefully will be interesting.
You were rubbish Lee :P.
I have seen your postings here on the propaganda leaflets, but a few other things you mentioned I had not seen before. By the way, the TV interview with Jules was pretty good .
A really interesting programme-something I wouldn't have picked up on had it not been posted here.
I learned quite a few things-never heard of RAF Hurn. Loved the Churchill Tank too.
I quite like Jules Hudson-seen him a couple of times presenting military history. So much better than that escape to the country stuff :wink:
(Some of the earlier episodes are currently on youtube, so maybe this one will be around at a later date.)
Thanks Lesley, did they keep in the part about the Dambusters raid?
It sounded like it was going to be a really good series from what the producers told me about it. Will check the episodes on YouTube.
"Go home and play with your television set. Muffin the Mule's on at four o'clock."---Pipe Major MacLean (Duncan MacRae) to RSM Riddick (Percy Herbert), Tunes of Glory
Flying the Secret Sky
The story of the RAF Ferry Command
7.50pm PBS America
I'm not very well up on how long they keep programs on "Catch-up" TV but I urge you not to miss the program "World's busiest Airport" shown last night on Channel 5 at 7pm.
I only used the old airport once, many years ago, but this has got to be the finest documentary of it's type to grace our TV screens.
DONT miss it !
Tonight, on Channel 5 at 8pm.
Conspiracy, The Nazi King.
All about the Duke of Windsor........ Fascinating stuff !
thank you Ron
Sitting watching TV on Channel 5 and it's WW2 in colour.
The main topic is the second battle of El Alemain in October 1942, the same month I was called up.
Excellent stuff and I even got to see Churchill inspecting the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, the unit I was later to fight in during the closing stages of the war in Italy.
Wonderful viewing for Friday evening !
This is my 6,000th post, but who's counting ?
I watched the Channel 5 "WW2 in Colour" programme as well, Ron.
Do you get another medal for 6000 posts? I have just looked to see what my 'count' is up to now and this will be post number 1,158.
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