What's on the TV today?

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

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Dam, missed it...Do you know what it was Adam?
    Disappointing :lol:


    A Gormley model of the Angel of the North owned by the local authority - not the found in a junk shop by normal people item one would hope for :rolleyes:.
    Rather nice collection of Autographs including Churchill and Bomber Harris though. so there was at least some WW2 content.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Disappointing :lol:


    A Gormley model of the Angel of the North owned by the local authority - not the found in a junk shop by normal people item one would hope for :rolleyes:.
    Rather nice collection of Autographs including Churchill and Bomber Harris though. so there was at least some WW2 content.

    That will probably disappear when someone retires :lol:
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Mon 24th November 9pm BBC2

    World War II Behind Closed Doors Part 3/6

    Churchill flys to Moscow for his first meeting with Stalin.



    It is rather good with some shocking stuff being revealed. Is anyone watching it ?
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's good, but I am becoming a little more irritated at the reconstructions.
    I just rarely see them and the associated dramatic interpretation as that necessary.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Its a bit short notice but there is two rather good looking programmes on The Military Channel today starting at 1pm

    Sky Channel 531

    1300hrs Battlefield Detectives WW2 -Operation Market Garden. Looking at what went wrong.

    1400hrs They Filmed the War in Colour: 2 hour long programme following the Pacific War from Pearl Harbour to the Atmoic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    If you missed either I'm sure they'll be on later tonight etc etc
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Was watching 'Aces High' on Ch4 this evening - not seen it in a very long time. They cut the ending... completely!! :mad:
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Christmas on the Frontline:

    Reports from the British Military Base at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

    Monday 29th Dec. 7pm BBC1

    Cheers

    Don't panic.....It was rubbish
     
  9. ramacal

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

    The Secret Diary of the Holocaust

    05 Jan 2009, 22:35 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Scotland)


    Synopsis:

    Documentary telling the extraordinary tale of a 14-year-old Polish girl, Rutka Laskier, who was murdered at Auschwitz in 1943.
    In 2005, the school notebook in which Rutka recorded her last months in the ghetto of Bedzin was made public, six decades after she hid it under the floorboards of her home there. Rutka was immediately dubbed the 'Polish Anne Frank'.
    In her diary, Rutka wrote about her life in the ghetto in 1943, detailing not just the Nazi atrocities, physical hardship and hunger, but also how she was developing as a young woman. She also tells how she made a daring escape from one of the early 'aktions', Nazi round-ups of Jews for transportation.
    The documentary will unravel Rutka's story through the eyes of her half-sister, Israeli academic Zahava Scherz, on a journey to Poland in search of the sister she never knew.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ramacal you beat me to it...It does look interesting :)

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  11. ramacal

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

    Drew

    Did you ever see the documentary shown on Channel 5 two years ago called "The Family who defied Hitler". It was about a Polish family who survived intact despite being split up. The 2 sisters told their famillies story and it was as you would expect quite amazing.

    Regards - Robert

    PS - I bet your Aunt was cut off by the snow in West Kingsdown this morning. Farm tractors were having to pull cars along.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I didn't see it mate.

    I bet she didn't go out then if thats the case. I suspect the topic of conversation tonight with my parents will be how much snow they have had too.

    Cheers
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The Secret Diary of the Holocaust

    05 Jan 2009, 22:35 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Scotland)



    Cheers for the heads up....Such a tragic, fascinating story.

    It makes me wonder how many more WW2 Stories are out there waiting to be found? :unsure:

    Well done BBC.
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Coming soon to the Military Channel if anyone has Sky. In my opinion probably the best WW2 doc I've ever seen.

    Anyway just saw an advert for it but no specifics regarding times and dates.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Update. It starts on Monday the 19th January.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  16. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    The North Star (1943)
    The people of a Russian village resolve to defend their town against invading Nazi forces - no matter what the cost. World War Two drama, starring Anne Baxter, Farley Granger, Jane Withers and Eric Roberts

    Director Lewis Milestone

    Cast
    Marina Pavlova Anne Baxter
    Damian Simonov Farley Granger
    Clavdia Kurina Jane Withers
    Grisha Kurin Eric Roberts
    Kolya Simonov Dana Andrews
    Karp Walter Brennan
    Rodion Pavlov Dean Jagger
    Sophia Pavlova Ann Harding

    Certificate PG

    Channel 4 1:30pm-3:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes) Thu 15 Jan

    In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in June 1941. Five young friends set out for a walking trip to Kiev, but their travels are brutally interrupted when they are suddenly attacked by German planes, in the first wave of the Nazi assault on the Soviet Union. When the village itself is attacked and occupied, most of the men flee to the hills to form a guerrilla unit. The others resist the Nazis as well as possible, but soon the village is placed under the command of a Nazi doctor who begins using the town's children as a source of constant blood transfusions for wounded German soldiers. Meanwhile, the small group of young persons tries desperately to take a supply of firearms to the guerrillas.

    Nominated for 6 Oscars
     
  17. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Also, on BBC IPlayer

    BBC iPlayer - Belsen after Belsen

    Historian Rainer Schulz tells the story of the former prisoners who had to remain in Belsen after the concentration camp was liberated by the British in April 1945.

    For the next five years, a temporary community was contructed there: people who had lost everything married again, started new families and many dreamed of starting a new life in Israel. Emerging from the shadows of its ghastly origins, Belsen became an unlikely centre of Jewish regeneration, resistance and hope for its survivors.

    30 mins
     
  18. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY


    The Password Is Courage (1962)

    Dirk Bogarde heads the cast of this fact-based wartime comedy drama, playing an Army sergeant-major whose daring attempts to escape from a notorious German prison camp result in him becoming the only English soldier to be awarded the Iron Cross. Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch and Reginald Beckwith co-star

    TCM 8:55am-11:00am

    + + + +

    The Counterfeiters (2007)

    Salomon Sorowitsch, a gifted forger in Thirties Berlin, is captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp. However, once there, he is recruited for a special assignment - to create fake foreign currency, as part of a plan to destabilise the US and British economies. Salomon's important role means his safety is guaranteed and he is spared the horror of the camp - but the morality of his actions begins to trouble him. Oscar-winning fact-based drama, starring Karl Markovics and August Diehl

    Sky Movies Indie 3:50pm-5:30pm

    + + + +

    Sea of Sand (1958)

    Allied troops fighting in North Africa in 1943 are ordered to work as saboteurs behind enemy lines - and plot to blow up Rommel's desert fuel dumps. The clash of personalities between officers initially causes problems, but the military men overcome their differences to work together. World War Two adventure, starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig and Vincent Ball

    FilmFour 2:55pm-4:50pm

    + + + +

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

    Richard Burton stars in this adaptation of John le Carre's espionage thriller as a burnt-out British spy ordered to venture undercover in East Germany. He begins by faking his resignation and subsequent alcoholic depression to dupe the enemy into trusting him, but, as he becomes further embroiled in his mission, he comes to realise that he is merely a pawn. Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner and Peter Van Eyck co-star

    Sky Movies Classics 11:10pm-1:05am

    + + + +
     
  19. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Sea of Sand has been last minute changed to

    Carrington VC

    Carrington VC (1954)
    David Niven stars in this legal drama as a decorated Army major who resorts to embezzling mess funds to make ends meet - an act that leaves him facing a court martial, with the evidence stacked against him. To make matters worse, his wife sees the opportunity to get revenge for his wartime affairs by providing false testimony for the prosecution. Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Laurence Naismith and Clive Morton are among those lending support
    FilmFour 2:50pm-5:00pm
     
  20. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    "The Way Ahead"

    A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team. When they go into action in N. Africa they realise what it's all about.

    Ch4, 1.10pm today
     

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