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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.


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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

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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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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!
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« 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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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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« 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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« 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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« 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

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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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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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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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« 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!
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 28, 2009, 09:08 PM »
Just seen the programme. You are quite right - why oh why did Britain not keep her? I got ratty when Carol Marlowe (Cunard) was "corporate" extolling the new QE (and the dreaded QV) as "successors". AArgh!

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #21 on: Feb 28, 2009, 09:09 PM »
F A N T A S T I C

Loved every minute of it, and they packed a lot in... her 60s funkiness, and her beauty, and her strength and power - and her BRITISHNESS!
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 28, 2009, 09:19 PM »
Superb Indeed !!! lets hope they release a dvd of the programme, for some reason cant get into the chatroom, unless lm banned after last night ;)
 Nice to see some faces from past voyages
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Hello Everyone,

Wondering what you thought?..'Spose like her life with us, I wish it had been  longer (the programme).

The clips we've been lucky enough to see here on the Forum have been equally good too!

 


« Last Edit: Mar 01, 2009, 09:48 AM by twynkle »
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #28 on: Feb 28, 2009, 11:52 PM »
Excellent programme, showing her at her very best, and very poignant.  Excellent screenshots too.  Just wish the programme could have been much longer...
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« Reply #29 on: Mar 01, 2009, 12:17 AM »
Fabulous film -- beautifully done. Pia and our Mum and I watched together in Ireland, just as we had cruised together on QE2. As it happened, we had quite decent sound with a half-decent picture. Looking forward to seeing the details on the DVD!

So much to enjoy, to remember about QE2, and to take in about that final voyage... That super sequence from the early years! And the regular announcements -- Ian McNaught from the bridge, keeping his cool and his sense of humour all the way to Dubai (admirable!), and the Officer of the Watch (first time in my QE2 experience that this was a woman -- must have been Rosie!!) giving the regular navigational information.

Thank you, Rob, for those superb photos... catching those fleeting moments from the film. Each of them with a special memory.

We could have watched many more hours of QE2...  :'(

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« Reply #30 on: Mar 01, 2009, 06:25 AM »
Al I can say is thank you for the superb pictures. It's so sad to see her languishing in Dubai.

Cheers!
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #31 on: Mar 01, 2009, 09:46 AM »
Hi Isabelle, yes interesting to hear a lady officer of the watch from the bridge - this happened on my A Colours cruise & the young officer in question coincidentally only lived about 5 miles from where I live and her parents were joining the ship after the one I was on. This was the cruise where Captain Perkins spoke only once at midday & it was a 20 night cruise!


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« Reply #32 on: Mar 01, 2009, 05:07 PM »
For Andrew and anyone else who may have missed the programme when it went out last evening, you can find the programme here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j3hz3/Timewatch_2008_2009_QE2_The_Final_Voyage/

Edit by Moderator on 26 July 2009 : Programme no longer here, just a reference to it

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« Reply #33 on: Mar 02, 2009, 01:41 AM »
Here's an opportunity to comment on the review, the QE2, and the  Timewatch programme - The Times - 2nd March 2009!

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article5817866.ece
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« Reply #34 on: Mar 02, 2009, 01:51 AM »
Gosh Everybody....

I had a tear in my eye watching that show. How proud, angry and determined I am now to get her back or do EVEN BETTER and build another world classic!!!

I know Rob doesn't want the forum to become "A get the QE2 Back forum"....but I can't help it. Surely an entire nation outwith this forum MUST feel the same way, especially after that show OR did they watch that silly Ant & Dec show on British ITV instead???

Anyway, WE CAN build another....WE REALLY CAN....if the public want it, we can build another, on the BAE shipyard further up the Clyde. It will give the WORLD another example of the feelings of todays Glasgow's sons, daughters, grandsons and grandaughters (after they learn the River Clyde's history, learning what they would like to see in a new ship).....a ship more beautiful and perfect than what our granparents built ......this replacement can be bigger, better, more streamline and an absolute example of what each and everyone of us with a voice and sheer detemination on this Great Island within Great Britain CAN achieve. The very thought of todays Glasgows young folk contributing to a BRAND NEW beauty, is magic...it's in their blood, so I know it can be achieved. ;)

I don't want to talk politics or money......EDUCATION and the proper upbringing can make it happen parents!!!!

All WE need to do is believe it. Look at how WE built the QE2, union strikes, underbudget, conflict and STILL.....WE delivered the WORLD with the GREATEST liner ever.....ON TIME!!!!!

LETS DO IT AGAIN.....LETS BUILD ANOTHER BEAUTY AND TEACH THE KIDS!!!!!!!

The QE2 was an example of how WE can all achieve something in life...just look at her and what she has done.....lets keep her legacy ALIVE....it CAN be done again regardless what her good old master said.....its the people that decide whether or not it CAN CONTINUE....and those words came from the GRANDSON who's GRANDFATHER that helped build her!!!

-NairB  ;)

(As a nation & nations, we can do anything....just BELIEVE!!!)

ps...One billion pounds and belief can make it happen.....I have ONE of the two....maybe that can be good enough ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« Reply #35 on: Mar 02, 2009, 02:46 PM »

The quotes below are from today's (UK) Guardian online  Media section

'In the 8pm hour on BBC2, a Timewatch documentary called QE2: the Final Voyage about the end of the famous liner averaged 2 million viewers and a 9% share'.

 "• To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email editor@mediaguardian.co.uk or phone 020 3353 3857. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on 020 3353 2000.

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The article's link is http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/mar/02/tv-ratings-colour-of-money
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« Reply #36 on: Mar 05, 2009, 10:35 AM »
hi nair.
they say a ships not a living thing well i defie anyone to tell me this.having been at sea and living day in day out there like part of the family.the history the blood sweat and tears that go into these great ladys of the oceans the shipyard personal are and righty so proud men and women. and what a tribute it would be to bring this living breathing majestic lady back to the clyde for a monument for every ship yard worker past and present on the cylde and beyond. :) :) :)

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« Reply #37 on: Mar 06, 2009, 01:37 PM »
hi nair.
they say a ships not a living thing well i defie anyone to tell me this.having been at sea and living day in day out there like part of the family.the history the blood sweat and tears that go into these great ladys of the oceans the shipyard personal are and righty so proud men and women. and what a tribute it would be to bring this living breathing majestic lady back to the clyde for a monument for every ship yard worker past and present on the cylde and beyond. :) :) :)

Hi hatch,

Well said, well said my friend. ;D

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« Reply #38 on: Mar 11, 2009, 10:34 PM »
I watched it and really enjoyed it- I think it covered everything across the years quite well and it was nice to hear people's recollections amongst passengers and crew .And what a poignant moment when Capt McNaught signed the book. Don't know if it was just the editing as I wasn't lucky enough to be on board for the final voyage but it looked a much more subdued affair (which I can understand) than the partying on board in the Med last summer.  Do those on board feel the documentary gave a true reflection of the mood on the ship?

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK (Timewatch Final Voyage programme)
« Reply #39 on: Jun 30, 2009, 12:11 AM »
I just watched the Timewatch programme about Concorde tonight.

Its a wonderful programme and its the programme the slightly embarassing QE2 one should have been.

Such a shame.
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« Reply #40 on: Jun 30, 2009, 12:31 AM »
It was  a nice programme to see, though why they need to have a child giving her point of view is beyond me,Makes you wonder where on earth they find these people. Half expected to see the famous shot of the Concorde & QE2. I bet the stewardess have a few tales to tell

 Not that Concorde ever took my fancy, But friends on my first QE2 tip in 86, flew back with the view it was over all to quickly and that they wished they had stayed onboard and sailed back. 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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« Reply #41 on: Jun 30, 2009, 05:05 AM »
Thanks Rob for the excellent screen grabs.

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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2013, 10:50 AM »
Morning Everyone.

It has been a while since I posted a message to the site. I have been occupied with other things since I left school.
I have the biggest request to ask those people who might be able to help me.

Many of you may remember the programme that was viewed on BBC One and BBC Two about five years ago, which was called "QE2 - THE FINAL VOYAGE" by BBC TimeWatch.
I only saw a little bit of the program and then I only managed to find it on youtube last summer and was able to watch the whole of it. In September last year, it suddenly wasn't available on youtube any more. During these last few months I have been trying very hard to find the right people to talk to about it. I have been on the telephone to BBC and spoken to several people. Some have been helpful, some haven't been helpful.

If anyone has a copy of the programme or if anyone knows certain people, who could help me how I could obtain a copy of the program, it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know. Or if anyone has a copy of it, that they don't want anymore, I would very much like to have it and treasure always.

If any one has any information, please let me know.

All the Best

Tom[/font]

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« Reply #43 on: Jun 28, 2013, 10:09 AM »
Tell me about it Rob!

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« Reply #44 on: Mar 14, 2014, 11:27 AM »
Have just seen the above programme listed in next week's Radio Times.

It is to be shown this coming Sunday (16th March) at 9.00pm (21.00hrs) on BBC4.

A box of tissues at the ready.

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Quote
    Have just seen the above programme listed in next week's Radio Times.

It is to be shown this coming Sunday (16th March) at 9.00pm (21.00hrs) on BBC4.

A box of tissues at the ready.         

Which begs the question, Why repeat ? not that any of us are complaining.
It might spur some interest into find out what exactly is happening and perhaps grasp a new audience?
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 14, 2014, 06:21 PM »
Thank you, Myles, for your post.  I am in agreement that perhaps the programme's audience will want to pursue what has become of our QE2 and interest newcomers in her history and fate.  Do you or anyone know if the programme can be viewed out of the UK ?  June
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 14, 2014, 06:54 PM »
Have just seen the above programme listed in next week's Radio Times.

It is to be shown this coming Sunday (16th March) at 9.00pm (21.00hrs) on BBC4.

A box of tissues at the ready.

Fantastic!  BBC Four HD didn't exist back when this was first broadcast, so now I have a chance to grab a high quality recording.  Now they just need to re-broadcast the best ever QE2 TV programme - "QE2, The Last Great Liner" - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,4820.0.html
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« Reply #48 on: Mar 16, 2014, 09:16 AM »
June, have you got a VPN for your PC/tablet/phone? If you have you can watch the BBC IPlayer using it - if not they are easy to get - try my-expat-network.co.uk, that's the one that I use - it takes 5 minutes to set up then you can watch anything on the Iplayer or any other UK networks. It's the only way you can watch any UK TV programmes outside of the UK itself.

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« Reply #49 on: Mar 16, 2014, 09:18 AM »
Just looked at the screen grabs from before, I'm assuming it might be a slightly edited version of the past one with Mr Saville airbrushed from proceedings!

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« Reply #50 on: Mar 16, 2014, 10:27 AM »
Sunday 16th March 2014:

BBC4 at 9.00pm (21.00hrs) tonight - Timewatch:  QE2 - the Final Voyage

'The last journey of the famous cruise ship which crossed the Atlantic 800 times ...' (quote from Radio Times)

Tissues at the ready!!

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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #51 on: Mar 16, 2014, 05:35 PM »
Just looked at the screen grabs from before, I'm assuming it might be a slightly edited version of the past one with Mr Saville airbrushed from proceedings!

I had the same thought... I hope not though, you can't and shouldn't change history!  This also goes for the hundreds of hours of other BBC programming that he'll be in.  We were talking about this yesterday - there's a great BBC Documentary about the relaunch of the trains in the 70s and 80s, the adverts were all with him in them, and it would be a shame to never see this again.
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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #52 on: Mar 16, 2014, 08:04 PM »
Those adverts, Rob, are readily available on YouTube so the darker side of history is still available in those instances; it probably therefore will be in terms of QE2 as well even if the BBC would prefer to re-write history.
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« Reply #53 on: Mar 16, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Enjoying watching the programme and good to see our very own Cunarder Man at the Captain's Cocktail Party. 
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« Reply #54 on: Mar 16, 2014, 10:01 PM »
Thank you Lynda, it was such a surprise when we saw the programme first. It was great to be a part of history and we are all proud to play our part in keeping the legend alive.

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« Reply #55 on: Mar 16, 2014, 10:02 PM »
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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #56 on: Mar 17, 2014, 05:53 PM »
June, have you got a VPN for your PC/tablet/phone? If you have you can watch the BBC IPlayer using it - if not they are easy to get - try my-expat-network.co.uk, that's the one that I use - it takes 5 minutes to set up then you can watch anything on the Iplayer or any other UK networks. It's the only way you can watch any UK TV programmes outside of the UK itself.

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« Reply #57 on: Mar 17, 2014, 05:58 PM »
Hi IainM - Thank you very much for the information on how to get the BBC programming.  Unfortunately, I wad unable to set it up in time to see our QE2, but I shall set it up and be prepared in the future.  June

June, it will be on iPlayer for at least a week so you still have time to figure it out
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« Reply #58 on: Mar 17, 2014, 07:06 PM »
June, it will be on iPlayer for at least a week so you still have time to figure it out

This is the page for it - its there for 6 days - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j3hz3
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« Reply #59 on: Mar 17, 2014, 07:48 PM »
Thanks, Rob, very much !  June
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« Reply #60 on: Mar 17, 2014, 08:08 PM »
I missed this the first time around so I recorded it last night, I am just off to watch it now. Bon Voyage!
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« Reply #61 on: Mar 17, 2014, 10:46 PM »
I believe its on again on Thursday night at 9 pm. BBC 4

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« Reply #62 on: Mar 17, 2014, 10:50 PM »
Whoops, it's on at 23-00 hours  BBC 4

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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #63 on: Mar 18, 2014, 07:07 PM »
'Ship Pro' posted a lovely new photo of QE2 to serve as a contrast to the QE2 shown in the Timewatch programme.

The photo, and the ensuing discussion, has been merged into the topic below.

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« Reply #64 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:29 PM »
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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #65 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:29 PM »
I still have the QE2 Timewatch saved on my computer. It's great to watch and I never get tired of it! :)
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« Reply #66 on: Aug 05, 2014, 12:53 AM »
It is Tuesday morning 5 August - 00.50am.  For anyone still awake - the above programme is about to be repeated on BBC4 at 00.55am (12.55am) in about 5 minutes' time.  As we have just remembered all those who fought in the First World War and the many who did not return, this film reminds us of the excellent service QE2 gave in the more recent Falklands Conflict.  A timely reminder of her loyal service to this country.

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« Reply #67 on: Aug 05, 2014, 12:41 PM »
Further to my post at some unearthly hour earlier this morning, the above programme is currently available on BBC4 iplayer until next Sunday (10th August).  It can also be viewed in HD.  Thankfully it is the edited version - i.e. without the Jimmy Saville interview.  So if you are away on holiday and have access to the internet - enjoy until Sunday (last day available).

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« Reply #68 on: Oct 04, 2014, 01:54 PM »
This is being televised on BBC FOUR (UK) tomorrow evening (Sunday, 5th October 2014)
at 19.00 hrs BST.
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« Reply #69 on: Oct 05, 2014, 11:48 AM »
Yoy may already be aware, but our QE2's Final Voyage is being shown again tonight (Sunday 5 October) at 7.00pm (19.00 hrs) on BBC4.  For any 'night owls' it is repeated at 01.50hrs again on BBC4 in the early hours of tomorrow (Monday) morning.  I am unsure whether this late repeat will in fact be a signed programme for any deaf viewers.  It is repeated again in the early hours of next Wednesday morning  (8 October) at 01.30 hrs again on BBC4.

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« Reply #70 on: Oct 05, 2014, 02:19 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up Gill - and everyone else. I've not seen this programme yet, so TIVO on standby!

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« Reply #71 on: Oct 06, 2014, 05:42 PM »
I am very pleased to hear of the re-broadcasts !
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« Reply #72 on: Oct 06, 2014, 07:59 PM »
Thanks to the re-broadcast, there were 350 people reading our website during and after the programme.
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Awesome !!   :)
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« Reply #74 on: Oct 07, 2014, 09:50 AM »
Really enjoyed the program. 1st time I have seen it - but it won't be the last! We've now got a recording (for personal use only of course!)

It was great to see some faces I recognised from my time on board - John Duffy of course, but also Glyn Owen - who I used to work with in the Engine Room during the days of steam - and others.

It was also interesting to note some of the other changes since I was on board - some more obvious than others and not just to the ship herself. When I did my apprenticeship and subsequently during my first years at sea it was uncommon to see a woman in what were traditionally male dominated professions, particularly as Engineers, or Deck Officers - noted from the Noon announcement from the Officer of the Watch. (Long may it continue).

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Re: BBC Timewatch Final Voyage programme - with screen-grabs
« Reply #75 on: Oct 07, 2014, 04:04 PM »

Thanks to the re-broadcast, there were 350 people reading our website during and after the programme.

The same happened last time if I remember correctly? :)
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  Fantastic!  BBC Four HD didn't exist back when this was first broadcast, so now I have a chance to grab a high quality recording.  Now they just need to re-broadcast the best ever QE2 TV programme - "QE2, The Last Great Liner" - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,4820.0.html
   

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QE2 - The Final Voyage
This Timewatch programme is being shown again on Tuesday, 5th April on BBC Four TV (UK) at 23.00hrs (BST)
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Wow just watched the  programe. Oh how i wish i could have sailed on her  my nighbour looked  well  ill rib him nexrtimei see him  ;)

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« Reply #79 on: Sep 30, 2017, 07:14 AM »
While watching some QE2 related videos on YouTube tonight, I came across this splendid documentary. Heard about this a couple years ago, but was unable to watch it after during some thorough searching. This was very enjoyable to watch and am glad I was able to find it! Very emotional seeing Captain McNaught signing the log book for the last time.

To those who would like to watch it, below is the link.
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« Reply #81 on: Oct 31, 2017, 01:36 PM »
The saddest part of the documentary for me is when Ian makes the final Cunard ship's log entry.
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« Reply #82 on: Oct 31, 2017, 02:51 PM »
For that final log signing there was just the Captain, me, an officer of the watch and two people from the BBC filming it. We wanted to capture that moment for the film but couldn't get the Bridge to ourselves all morning. When things were quiet we filmed him completing the log book with a queue of new owners representatives banging on the main bridge door demanding to be let in!

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« Reply #83 on: Oct 31, 2017, 04:29 PM »
Great documentary, I loved it.

And great musical choice as well (the sublime "L'Enfant" by Vangelis during the first three minutes).

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BBC Timewatch - QE2: Final Voyage
Video on YouTube


Hello Mods - Sorry! This may well be a duplicate and please do feel free to delete this post.
I would if I could but I can't!
I seem to remember that I posted it (or similar) last year!   :-[
Just wondering whether anyone watched the 'Final Voyage' on the UKTV Yesterday Channel, 2 days ago?
Was it this BBC video that was shown then? Rosie.
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