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Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:56 am
by 34053
After last week's outstanding programme about the Spitfire being disassembled and transported to America, there is another excellent one coming up this week for the Steam Locomotive enthusiasts among us:

Tuesday 19th July. Channel 5: 8.00pm - 9.00pm:

Monster Moves: Titanic Trains: ''The Team transport two rare steam locomotives from Turkey to Britain, hauling them 850 miles by train to the Port of Izmir, from where they will be shipped home''.

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:20 pm
by 34053
34053 wrote:After last week's outstanding programme about the Spitfire being disassembled and transported to America, there is another excellent one coming up this week for the Steam Locomotive enthusiasts among us:

Tuesday 19th July. Channel 5: 8.00pm - 9.00pm:

Monster Moves: Titanic Trains: ''The Team transport two rare steam locomotives from Turkey to Britain, hauling them 850 miles by train to the Port of Izmir, from where they will be shipped home''.

PW



Just a reminder that this Programme is on TONIGHT.

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:44 pm
by 34053
I understand that, on Sunday 9th June, on the (wait for it) BBC Parliament Channel (Freeview Channel 81; Sky?; Virgin?) there are going to be some 'railway related' programmes being shown. Don't know any more, only that it will be going back to the 'Beeching Era'. Let me know if you find out any more details (times, etc).

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:11 am
by Sooty655
34053 wrote:I understand that, on Sunday 9th June, on the (wait for it) BBC Parliament Channel (Freeview Channel 81; Sky?; Virgin?) there are going to be some 'railway related' programmes being shown. Don't know any more, only that it will be going back to the 'Beeching Era'. Let me know if you find out any more details (times, etc).

PW

BBC website lists it as "Beeching Night" from 1900 to 2300, and says

Nicholas Owen presents an evening of special programming to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Beeching Report on the future of Britain's railways, which recommended closing 3000 miles of track and 2000 stations to help stem massive losses.


No more detail at present.

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:36 pm
by 34053
Thank you Sooty; that's interesting info'. I now know when to set my recordings :)

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:26 pm
by Sooty655
Tonight, 10.00 on BBC4 ~ For Britain and the Hell of it.

Documentary telling the story of Richard Noble's various attempts on the land speed record, including his successful record-breaking run on Nevada's Black Rock Desert on October 4th 1983.

Repeat of an old documentary to mark the 30th anniversary of Thrust 2's success.

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:15 pm
by Aceyone
Jeez ,was that really 30 years ? :-o

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:07 pm
by Sooty655
Aceyone wrote:Jeez ,was that really 30 years ? :-o

Fraid so, Grandad. :p

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:05 pm
by RLN
BBC2 tonight 21.00

Especially for me as it's what my Dad did in the War. I've still got a knife that a Russian made for him in Archangel for 5 Woodbine.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03n3297

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:14 pm
by Aceyone
RLN wrote:BBC2 tonight 21.00

Especially for me as it's what my Dad did in the War. I've still got a knife that a Russian made for him in Archangel for 5 Woodbine.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03n3297


Thanks for the reminder.looks good !

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:24 pm
by 34053
A new Series of Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' starts on Monday 6th January, on BBC2 (1830 - 1900 hrs) Mon - Fri, for 4 weeks (20 programmes). I always find these Series of Programmes really interesting, not only from the 'Railway' point of view, but also the 'Local History' and 'Information' relating to the places visited.

(My grateful thanks to Minty for drawing my attention to this).

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:29 pm
by Crew chief
Really enjoyed the programme I thought Clarkson told the story quite well. I think all of the merchant fleet did one hell of a job during WW2 and their part in the conflict was as vital as the fighting forces for sure.
Respect where respect is due. :ymapplause:

CC.

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:04 pm
by 34053
34053 wrote:A new Series of Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' starts on Monday 6th January, on BBC2 (1830 - 1900 hrs) Mon - Fri, for 4 weeks (20 programmes). I always find these Series of Programmes really interesting, not only from the 'Railway' point of view, but also the 'Local History' and 'Information' relating to the places visited.

(My grateful thanks to Minty for drawing my attention to this).

PW


Just a Reminder for tomorrow (Monday). Enjoy! :)

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:29 am
by 34053
'Railways of The Great War' with Michael Portillo:
- Mon 4th August - Fri 8th August
- BBC 2: 1800 -1830hrs (Mon); 1830 - 1900hrs (Tue - Fri)
Michael travels through Britain and Northern Europe, exploring how the Railways shaped World War I and the ways it was fought'.

Should be an interesting insight.

PW

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:49 pm
by Minty4371
Thank you Ray. The series has been put in to record.

Re: Upcoming (Non-Aviation) TV Programme

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:07 am
by 34053
34053 wrote:'Railways of The Great War' with Michael Portillo:
- Mon 4th August - Fri 8th August
- BBC 2: 1800 -1830hrs (Mon); 1830 - 1900hrs (Tue - Fri)
Michael travels through Britain and Northern Europe, exploring how the Railways shaped World War I and the ways it was fought'.

Should be an interesting insight.

PW


Just a Reminder :)
Very appropriate at the moment; today being the 100th Anniversary of the start of World Wa rI.

PW