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Where was the (salvage) squad?

Old 15th Feb 2004, 06:40
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Where was the (salvage) squad?

Just watched the taped latest C4 'Salvage Squad' about the Amphicar. But where was the squad? Suggs was there, and Claire, but what of the the other two active members? Why have they been sacked? What sort of a squad is it with only one active member?

I realise that much of the restoration work was carried out by specialists we never saw on the program as it was, but at least with 3 team members we saw more of the tasks needing doing acually being done, by the experts, 'helped' by a squad member.

In this latest one we saw little of what is required to return a wreck to perfection. In reality there is a mega shed load of work required to do this. The original program was accused of glossing over what it takes to restore anything from a wreck to its former glory; this program seems to have moved even further away from the reality of restoration.

Is this yet another example of dumbing down of TV? What do prooners think?

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Old 15th Feb 2004, 18:08
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I stopped watching this programme after a few episodes. It even managed to dumb down dumbing down (?) and belittled the massive effort required to restore "things". Very superficial.

I also became irritated by the sheer dimness of the restoration team (or, at least, the team we were expected to believe did all the work). In particular, the guy in specs boiled my blood.

Then we had Suggs, wittering on in easily understood monosyllables (durr). Oi ain't fick, saaaanshoin !!

Such is television.
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Old 15th Feb 2004, 21:40
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So I'll take it that this programme is...er...unsalvageable?
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Old 16th Feb 2004, 00:10
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I did enjoy the one restoring the electric tram. I was putering with the telly on in the background (as per most telly I "watch") and after overhearing a few minutes, downed keyboard to pay attention.

Very interesting electrickery in that tram and for once they took some trouble to explain it quite well.
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Old 16th Feb 2004, 02:25
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Another excellent one was when they restored a DH Moth. The delight on their faces and in waht they said after they were taken for flights in the restored aeroplane was far, far more intense than during the post-restoration operation of anything else they'd worked on.

But hey, that's old aeroplanes for you

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