What's on the TV today?

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

  1. Owen

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. Auditman

    Auditman Senior Member

    The Way Ahead

    I think it is one of the best British WW2 films made with a great cast.
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I watched (for the umpteenth time) "The Way Ahead" and revelled in the casting which seemed to include nearly all the British film actors of that time.
    While thinking of David Niven, I see I wrote about him on an earlier thread:

    Have you seen this site?

    Actors in WWII

    I am in reminded that in 1942, whilst awating my call-up I was living near Luton and commuting daily to London.
    One day when stopping at Welwyn Garden I was surprised to see a very dashing young officer board the train, none other than David Niven.
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Immediately familiar once I turned it on. (I rarely remember the name of any old film). Was there some kind of law that one couldn't cast a British film of the period without including Stanley Holloway :unsure:.

    Love the way Niven pronounces 'Cerriers'
     
  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Seen it before, but thoroughly enjoyed it again. Some great British actors in the cast.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    On Channel 527 National Geographical +1 now

    Battlefront about the fall of Berlin all in colour (Some great footage)

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Doctors and Nurses at War

    Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ITV

    In a new three-part documentary series for ITV1, Doctors and Nurses at War follows NHS trauma surgeons, paramedics and nurses who have volunteered for three months with the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan

    More details:
    http://www.itv.com/PressCentre/DoctorsAtWar/Ep1Wk06/default.html
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Always a Soldier - 8 part series about Chelsea Pensioners. Very Humbling :poppy:

    BBC2 1900hrs Tuesdays
     
  10. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Always a Soldier - 8 part series about Chelsea Pensioners. Very Humbling :poppy:

    BBC2 1900hrs Tuesdays

    I have to agree with Drew, the site of Bill Swingler doing his weight training, exersize bike and rowing machine at 101 says it all

    iPlayerlist - Once A Soldier
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I did chuckle at that and the bit about them waiting for the women pensioners and the ladies uniforms. I was quite surprised to see that they keep everything so regimented. Bless em.

    Great Viewing.

    Andy
     
  12. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Just starting now, UKTV History. The role of the Emergency Services in WW2

    Sat in front of the Box with a Curry. Happy days

    P
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think its on at 1140 tonight on BBC1.

    The Great Raid.

    Its a movie based on the true story of the US Ranger raid on the Japanese POW camp. There was some clips on here on another thread linked with the new Band of Brothers film set in the Pacific.

    A few members showed some interest in the film thats on tonight-Enjoy :D

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  14. Ivan1

    Ivan1 "Take this!!!"

    I didn't like The Great Raid. I was mostly disappointed by the way how the movie was switching from combat line scenes to the rear. It was a totally different story than the one presented in its trailer.

    Trailers in general have a big tendency to lie.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think its on at 1140 tonight on BBC1.

    The Great Raid.

    Its a movie based on the true story of the US Ranger raid on the Japanese POW camp. There was some clips on here on another thread linked with the new Band of Brothers film set in the Pacific.

    A few members showed some interest in the film thats on tonight-Enjoy :D

    Cheers
    Andy

    Great original footage at the end of the film!



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Prince_(Captain)
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It was good to see Ross Kemp back up close and personal in Afghanistan again with the The Royal Scots and The Irish tonight on Sky One.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Once a Soldier

    Friday 6th Feb at 7.00pm on BBC2

    Part 2/8 New Boys:

    Documentary Series about the Chelsea Pensioners. Ninety year old ex-Japanese PoW Wally Hilling and 76 year old Bill Brierley leave family and friends to join the group.

    Episode One here:
    Once A Soldier


    Cheers
    Andy
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Part 4 tomorrow (Friday 20th) at 1900hrs on BBC2

    Documentary series about the Chelsea Pensioners, former British soldiers who live in the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Frank Chambers and Joe Britton first became mates as Royal Fusiliers in India in 1936, but lost touch. After nearly 70 years, they meet again as Chelsea Pensioners and rekindle their friendship. Dougie Huxley and Don Smith met on their first day as new recruits at the Hospital and became inseparable. Is their past as soldiers the reason their friendship bonds are so strong?


    Last weeks was quite moving, a new chap that had just gone in found out a resident was a close mate of his in a Japanese PoW camp and had saved his life in the camp. The sad thing was he couldn't remember him after finaly meeting up again some 65 years later.

    Very Humbling stuff :(

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  19. jwp59

    jwp59 Member

    Sunday morning channel 4 22nd feb. 02.15 am The underground war (55mins)
    documentary about the tunnellers of world war one,set your recorders !.
     
  20. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    It's not on the tv today, not even this month, but I caught the back end of a terrific movie the other day, one unknown to me and the type I love - foreign movie made shortly after the war in the correct locations and with the correct kit and the real people playing themselves!

    There is a working Tiger tank which you see get petrol bombed. there's SS men with original uniforms etc....

    Also, it's on one of those back-end channels on the Sky network.

    It isn't available on DVD, so when it's on again (hopefully next month) I'll record it and can happily make it available to interested forum members -

    - nudgenudgewinkwinksaynomore - ;)



    The movie: Silent Barricade (1949)

    Nemá barikáda (1949)


    sky channel 323-326
    This Week - Movies4Men
     

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