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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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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!
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« 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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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« 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
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
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Hello Everyone,

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

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

 


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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...
Gill

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Re: QE2 on BBC Television UK - 28th February
« 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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