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Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble

Old 15th Mar 2015, 12:16
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Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble

As the pinko, lentilista ecofundamentalists at the BBC have suspended Top Gear for tonight, instead they will be showing Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble again.

Which is an excellent documentary, although I and (currently) 905105 other Clarkson supporters would doubtless have preferred to see Top Gear....

Or there's always 'Great Canal Journeys' on Channel 4....
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Old 15th Mar 2015, 13:06
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Thanks for the reminder ... Although I thought the title was familiar. Worth seeing again, I guess.

Anyway, I would rather watch a static aircraft than Clarkson/Top Gear
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Mmm, Great Canal Journeys sounds like a poor exchange. What's with cancelling the programme anyway? If I was to be (allegedly) involved in a fracas, they wouldn't cancel the holidays of everyone I was due to fly. We've paid for this episode. Why can't we see it? Bloody Communists!
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The reason we can't see it is because it's not being made.

A good chunk of TG is filmed very close to the broadcast date (the studio stuff) and since JC has been suspended that has not been done. I suppose that they could have done it without him but they decided not to for whatever reasons. It's not a case of them having the episode in the can and just deciding not to show it - which would indeed be most churlish.

I hope they sort this out soon and either reinstate him or let him go so that he can go off somewhere else and start "son of Top gear".

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Old 15th Mar 2015, 18:14
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Maybe call it second gear?
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I'm gettin fed up with all this Clerckson hoo ha.
I mean....the front page of a national newspaper this morning going on about it with links to the Prime Minister !!!!!!

Is it me or shouldn't the PM be a bit busy with other things of national import???
And the media to try and remember that the bloke is just a tele programme presenter for sake.
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Old 15th Mar 2015, 21:50
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victor tango,

Amen !

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Old 15th Mar 2015, 22:16
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...the bloke is just a tele programme presenter for sake.
Who has raised considerable amounts of money for Help For Heroes and is also a patron of the charity.

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Old 15th Mar 2015, 22:39
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He is also an employee of the BBC who has been accused of -indeed, even reported himself for- physical violence against another employee of the BBC, resulting in suspension pending an inquiry. By my definition that qualifies as gross misconduct if proven, whatever his outside interests.
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Old 15th Mar 2015, 22:53
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I watched the canal programme on Channel 4 tonight and actually enjoyed it. Quite a good piece on the late Mr Tom and Mrs Sonia Rolt's vision of keeping the UK canal system as something for people to enjoy in the future. Sonia Rolt was interviewed (she died the same year this programme was recorded) and it was interesting to note the role the canals played during WWII and the fact that many women, including her, had to take over canal boat operations due to menfolk being called up. I tend to regard the late Tom Rolt as a bit of a hero as he did much to start what is now a mega-tourist economy of heritage steam railways, starting with the Welsh Narrow Gauge, as well as altering public perception on canals.

However, I've never really thought of Jeremy Clarkson as a hero although I've always had a sneaking admiration for his demolition of political correctness/good manners. I personally recall the Top Gear Team visit to HERRICK in late 07 when I was out there on Media Ops. MOD Press Office weren't too keen on Clarkson's piece on it when he got back to the UK but as the Army spokesman said at the time, he's a journalist, what do they expect? Ironic really that in today's papers JC is being compared to JS, who also did a lot for charity including Stoke Mandeville. Not an accurate, fair, good or accurate comparison but, hey, that's journalism for you.
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Old 15th Mar 2015, 23:08
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TG is for the terminally inept immature authority figure types who are somewhat past the time to grow a set and grow up. Money for worthy causes can always be raised by psychopaths. Sir Jimmy ( and others named and yet to be ) proved that to be sadly true. Cut TG now, it serves no useful purpose. Not the only thing which awaits a timely yet merciful execution.
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Not the only thing which awaits a timely yet merciful execution.
I think you're being a bit hard on yourself there, cvg2lin...
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Old 15th Mar 2015, 23:44
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To return to the thread, thoroughly enjoyed the rerun of The Bubble. Paints a very positive picture of the RAF's skill, professionalism and informal formality of teamwork which really gets things done. Feeling proud again.
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Who has raised considerable amounts of money for
charity.
Like Jimmy Saville eh

sorry BEagle, don't mean Clarkson is the same, but same argument.


P S Great Canal Journeys was a good watch, thanks.

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As I'd already seen the RAFAT programme, I too watched the Canal Journeys programme on Ch4 - it was very enjoyable.

I find that I'm watching the BBC's output less and less these days.....
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I concur about Canal Journeys - a good watch!
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Yep, went off Clarkson years ago. Met him once and he was an arrogant tw*t. May was a bit aloof but Hamster was very friendly. Canals are much more cerebral!
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At last! There was something decent to watch on the Beeb after supper. TG has gone downhill since Raymond Baxter and William Willard were there to talk about the next car you were thinking of buying and not about themselves!

Clarkson,Johnathan Ross, Russell Brand etc - talentless idiots who aren't fit to lace the boots of the lowest squaddie - and don't even get me started on Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell! Rant over!

Anyway, thanks Beags for the tip about the Reds programme.
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Watched the canal prog, nice.

Best holidays ever, friends, fun, beer, outdoors, practical, history, tea & cake, wake up to ducks level with window...

Once appointed the "Boss" as "Navigation Officer", lots of puffing of chest until she realised......all the bridges are numbered and you know your heading!

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t's not a case of them having the episode in the can and just deciding not to show it - which would indeed be most churlish.
They did precisely that with an episode of QI which featured Clarkson following his appearance on 'The One Show' when he joked that strikers should be shot.

TG has gone downhill since Raymond Baxter and William Willard were there to talk about the next car you were thinking of buying
Basically it was crap. I don't need any help choosing a car, far more fun to watch people like myself: middle aged blokes arsing about. It's like being on detachment. Well, it was before the fun police got properly established.
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