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Non-QE2 Area => Sea Shanties => Topic started by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 28, 2014, 11:06 AM

Title: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 28, 2014, 11:06 AM
New series starting on Monday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n490d
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Bruce Nicholls on Mar 29, 2014, 10:31 AM
New series starting on Monday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n490d
Sadly Scotland only according to my program guide --- unless you have access to satellite perhaps. A pity these regional programs are usually very good.
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 29, 2014, 11:13 AM
Sadly Scotland only according to my program guide --- unless you have access to satellite perhaps. A pity these regional programs are usually very good.

It will be on iPlayer though, I believe. Wonder why it's Scotland only, that's a shame. The most famous ship building area in Britain.
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Rod on Mar 29, 2014, 02:13 PM
For those of you in the US...if you go to the "beeb" web site.....sometimes you can find these programs 2-3 days later... sometimes you have to know the EXACT name, time of original broadcast, etc...sometimes....front page.
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: June Ingram on Mar 31, 2014, 06:04 PM
Thanks, Rod, for the information on finding the program.  June
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Apr 02, 2014, 10:10 AM
I watched this program on Monday, which focussed on the Cutty Sark built in Dumbarton in 1869.  I liked how the program followed the story of the ship from her birth to where she is now, Greenwich. Looking forward to next week's program.
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: June Ingram on Apr 02, 2014, 05:16 PM
Hi Lynda - These sound like very interesting programs !  June
Title: Clyde built ships
Post by: pete cain on May 29, 2014, 06:34 PM
 Tonight on BBC4 (UK only?) Clyde built ships   ''The ships that built the Commonwealth'', doesn't include QE2 but worth watching I'm sure..
Title: Re: Clyde built ships
Post by: June Ingram on May 29, 2014, 08:28 PM
Hi Pete -- Could you please report back to those of us who can not get the program as to what ships were covered ?  Thanks, June   :)
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: pete cain on May 30, 2014, 10:45 AM
Hi June, looks as though this is a (nother) repeat programme by our BBC, however broadcast nationwide this time & not just for Scotland, 1st in the series was the Cutty Sark, next week I believe is HMS HOOD, I'm sure they will be out there on Youtube somewhere, everything always is.
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: Rob Lightbody on May 30, 2014, 11:18 AM
I enjoyed the programmes but felt that they were about twice as long as they should have been. Worth watching
Title: Re: BBC in the UK - Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth
Post by: June Ingram on May 30, 2014, 03:58 PM
Thank you to Rob and Pete for your information about the BBC programme.  I appreciate it very much !  June   :)