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BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme
« on: Feb 19, 2009, 07:58 PM »
This message is from the Maritime Historian Bruce Peter on the fascinating and long-established Liners List Yahoo Group.

Hello All

Just to give you advance warning, on 28th February, the new BBC
Timewatch TV documentary entitled 'QE2: The Last Voyage' will be shown
on BBC 2. The website pertaining to this particular Timewatch
documentary will be up, all being well, in two days' time.

I do hope that you enjoy it - it'll certainly be interesting to see
the final edit.


« Last Edit: Apr 06, 2010, 07:57 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline singlemalt

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #1 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:22 PM »
Can I be really cheeky and ask if there is anyone willing to record and pass this on to me?

I don't have a TV!
(But am sure I will be turning up somewhere to someone that has and getting comfy on the sofa that night!)  ;D

Ali
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:25 PM »
Thank you, Ali, for having asked! I am in the same situation... no TV and no desire to buy one between now and then  ;)

So, perhaps, once you have watched the recording, Ali, you could lend it to me... if someone could kindly record... ?

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:31 PM »
Isabelle,

They all seem like a friendly bunch here - I'm sure they'll be able to manage one for each us?  ;)

If not, I am more than willing to share  ;D (although I imagine it could be a slightly tear stained second hand version.....)
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:55 PM »
This ...is the Officer of the Watch

The Watch will be watching, recording and watching - again and probably again - and technology permitting, will send  a copy to both Officers,  Cruise- side!

The Watch continues...
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #5 on: Feb 21, 2009, 08:33 PM »
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Offline hollihedge

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2009, 10:10 AM »
Can't wait to see it, although am sure I will be blubbing!
Gill

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2009, 05:08 PM »
Yup Hollihedge - The tears again...

I wonder whether Rob, it would be at all possible to have the Forum advertised at the end of the programme -
like the BBC put in 'Action Line' details after there's been an upsetting topic in the previous programme -
Hope that they would, but bet they won't...

Think it goes out at 8.00pm UK time
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Offline R80OOP

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #8 on: Feb 23, 2009, 06:15 PM »
Do you know I have just had an e-mail from Cunard  - as a past passenger -  telling me about this very programme - they even go as far as saying "their beloved QE2"     so why did they abandon her???  They need to choose their words carefully!!  still I bet it will be one emotional programme!!  It was bad enough that very day - I too couldn't hold the tears back - especially when we followed her down Southampton Water!!

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #9 on: Feb 23, 2009, 08:02 PM »
Do you know I have just had an e-mail from Cunard 
Just got my e-mail too..and they are still using the "World's most loved ship" (you don't say!) to sell voyages on QM2 and QV!!!  What a cheek!!
Gill

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #10 on: Feb 23, 2009, 08:16 PM »
Just got my e-mail too..and they are still using the "World's most loved ship" (you don't say!) to sell voyages on QM2 and QV!!!  What a cheek!!

How very interesting...!

Now that you mention it, I realise that I have had none of those regular e-mails from Cunard since we left QE2 at the end of September... they must know that there is not the slightest chance of my taking up any of their suggestions and offers for the foreseeable future  :'(

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #11 on: Feb 23, 2009, 09:33 PM »
Just got my e-mail too..and they are still using the "World's most loved ship" (you don't say!) to sell voyages on QM2 and QV!!!  What a cheek!!

Me also and agree it was rather bizarrely worded

Start every day with a smile and get it over with

Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #12 on: Feb 24, 2009, 02:38 PM »
Good find Rosie and I see JS will be making an appearance among others, which is always good for a laugh.  Not sure about Jeffrey Archer tho
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Offline singlemalt

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #13 on: Feb 26, 2009, 07:43 PM »
I'm in a bit of a dither about what to do Saturday night....
There are rumours of the terrible twosome planning some kind of wine fuelled screening party whilst hoping to spot themsleves in a few screenshots  ::)
Do I head to Mother Dearest's and join in the frivolities? (Saturday night drinking with the oldies not my first choice of activity seeing as I'd have to stay there if I decide to join in with a glass or two)
Go there to watch then drive home to share in the recollections here?
Or take my chances with iPlayer and hope to be able to join in with conversations in the Crystal Bar??

ooh, big decisions  ???
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #14 on: Feb 27, 2009, 07:27 PM »
For the UK members especially, please come along to the live 'virtual Crystal Bar' chat room tomorrow night after the programme to discuss it.

See you there!
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #16 on: Feb 28, 2009, 02:04 PM »
There's a nice feature in this week's Radio Times about the programme - I'll scan it in later and post it here.
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Offline singlemalt

Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #17 on: Feb 28, 2009, 05:34 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/timewatch/

Just watched the preview clip on the website.
Have leaky eyes now!

Roll on 8 o'clock - I'm off to buy some tissues in readiness  :'(
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #18 on: Feb 28, 2009, 06:12 PM »
Oh
My
Goodness

Why the **** did Britain not keep her.  Thats what that clip makes you think.  Why did we let her go?  And the other question is... why couldn't we build her replacement...
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #19 on: Feb 28, 2009, 06:25 PM »
Looks like it is going to be a most fitting tribute to her, but oh dearie me - better make like Ali and head to get a jumbo box of tissues!
Gill

 

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