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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 am

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RLN wrote:Missed opportunity!

I agree with both Sooty and RLN it could have been better and more to the point of yes its a fine peice of heritage but it needs lots of money.
But the BBC is the BBC and i'm sure if the funding had been mentioned then it would have been edited out.
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Can't even remember hearing anything about the club, or the people who actually donated to keep the aircraft up in the air :-o. It sounded as though Dr P and a few close friends had paid for it all :-o.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Crew chief » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Minty4371 wrote:
Crew chief wrote:
RLN wrote:Missed opportunity!

I agree with both Sooty and RLN it could have been better and more to the point of yes its a fine peice of heritage but it needs lots of money.
But the BBC is the BBC and i'm sure if the funding had been mentioned then it would have been edited out.
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Can't even remember hearing anything about the club, or the people who actually donated to keep the aircraft up in the air :-o. It sounded as though Dr P and a few close friends had paid for it all :-o.
Only my opinion :(.

Just watched again on the iplayer and yes you are right Minty nothing is mentioned.

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Sploosher » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:04 pm

Crew chief wrote:
Minty4371 wrote:
Crew chief wrote:
RLN wrote:Missed opportunity!

I agree with both Sooty and RLN it could have been better and more to the point of yes its a fine peice of heritage but it needs lots of money.
But the BBC is the BBC and i'm sure if the funding had been mentioned then it would have been edited out.
cc.

Can't even remember hearing anything about the club, or the people who actually donated to keep the aircraft up in the air :-o. It sounded as though Dr P and a few close friends had paid for it all :-o.
Only my opinion :(.

Just watched again on the iplayer and yes you are right Minty nothing is mentioned.

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I have just checked too............................. :(

Anyone would think it was Dr P`s aircraft and NOT everyones............ X(

and there was no mention of the team of dedicated engineers without whom, there would be no flying Vulcan.

The trust should have insisted that it is mentioned she coast £2,000,000 a year to keep her in the air

Ho hum, one day maybe they will get things right. :((
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:17 pm

To be fair I don't they are in a position to insist on anything, and hopefully the programme will urge members of the public to look up the website there by increasing awareness.

However I do agree with the general tone re supporters, I noticed at Waddington it was stated in the commentary that Dr P took control in 1993 - no mention of David Walton and all he did for 558 and in fact Dr P came on the scene sometime around 1997.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby MOD » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:37 pm

Thanks to BBC's IPlayer I have just seen this short film. I thought it was quite good (for the BBC). It was as much about John Sergeant seeing his dream 'plane 'up close and personal', as it was about the potted history of the Vulcans and XH558 in particular.

I am not surprised that Dr P took the credit. It was sort of deserved after all the snide and occasionally libellous comments directed at him, personally, in the past.

As we all have learned the VTTS Trust , as a body, don't do 'Gratitude'. :p Or apparently even acknowledge the role played by The Waltons - which is strange.

Perhaps one day XH558's Aircrew/Ground Crew/Seconded Engineers/Volunteers and David Walton will tell their stories. Now I would buy that book/DVD. ;)

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby 34053 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:12 am

Tonight (22nd September)- BBC2 9pm to 10pm:

'The Spitfire - Britain's Flying Past': ''John Sergeant celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire by charting the history of the Fighter Plane and meeting the people whose lives were marked by the aircraft''.

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:42 am

I wonder who will get the credit for the Spitfire?
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:21 pm

The Lancaster at War. On now, History channel 531 Sky. Sorry for the late heads up, only just noticed it was on. Seen it before, watching it now.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Cluny » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:49 pm

Jigsaw wrote:The Lancaster at War. On now, History channel 531 Sky. Sorry for the late heads up, only just noticed it was on. Seen it before, watching it now.

It was about the only thing on that isn't about a bozed up Cricketer in the Jungle on the documentary channels tonight X(
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Stigish » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:56 pm

Just got back from College, so it appears I've missed it.....
I've noticed there are quite a few programmes on the various Sky Documentary channels throughout the day (Not that I get time to watch them as I'm busy studying....ahem ;) ), for example Aircraft Stories today on History about the Soviet fighter aircraft of the cold war era.........mmmmmm MiG 29's :)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:10 pm

I'm just watching The First of The Few about the R.J. Mitchell story on BBC2 ;)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:15 pm

Me too ;)

There's a whole evening of Spitfire programs on tonight on BBC2 :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:18 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Me too ;)

There's a whole evening of Spitfire programs on tonight on BBC2 :ymapplause: :ymapplause:




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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Cluny » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:25 am

BBC2 8PM tonight .

Operation Jericho .
Martin Shaw investigates the 1944 raid on Amiens Jail by RAF Mosquito bombers .

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Hungry Haggis » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:23 pm

9pm BBC2 tonight The most couragous raid of WW2 Paddy Ashdown tells of the raid by comandos on Bordeaux harbour .It's a marvel any of them got there at all.No airc
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:02 pm

Hungry Haggis wrote:9pm BBC2 tonight The most couragous raid of WW2 Paddy Ashdown tells of the raid by comandos on Bordeaux harbour .It's a marvel any of them got there at all.No airctaft only Submarines and canoes.



Was that a welsh aircraft?
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Cluny » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:17 pm

10pm tonight on Nat Geo , Area 51 : I was there .
Its about the testing of the U-2 and the A-12/SR-71 that took place at Groom Lake ;)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Howslo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:37 pm

Anyone see the new US drama Pan Am, that started on BBC2 last night?

It was passable, I thought. Although I'm not sure flames would be emitted from the jet pipes of a 707, even on full power at take off!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:26 am

I was all set to watch it, was looking forward to it in fact, then I got watching something else and totally forgot to switch over :(
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:16 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:I was all set to watch it, was looking forward to it in fact, then I got watching something else and totally forgot to switch over :(



Helen

You didn't miss much, poor acting, poor storyline, only redeaming feature some nice aircraft footage, some real, some CGI, just NOT enough! :-o
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:14 pm

Sky Arts 2 Tuesday morning at 11am, Delta 8-3, programme following life at Waddington Airbase, looking at the training undergone by the pilots who flew Vulcans in the Cold War. :)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:50 pm

The Doctor Who Christmas Special at 1900 today on BBC1 is the Lancaster-based episode.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Cluny » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:40 pm

17:00 Discovery History [Sky 522] .
Time Team 'The Bombers in the Marsh' .
The Team are in for a difficult , dirty dig as they try to find out why two USAAF A-26 Invaders crashed shortly after taking off from RAF Warton .

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01byv2g

Bomber Boys, Sun 5 Feb, 21:00.
Saw them filming this last year at Coningsby, really looking forward to this \:D/ :ymapplause:
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 am

Thank you Helen.
Will watch this :).
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