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Offline Vincent Scriven

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Re: QE2 (new series) documentary on Channel Five (UK)
« Reply #120 on: Apr 30, 2020, 12:29 PM »
Hallo all I have read your Comments and I think if some off you seen One of the Best Screenings of the Qe2 you would fallout of your Recliners
Try; Mr Alan Wicker programme on a World Cruise I had Pleasure in Speaking to him regarding the Programme
Some body may have it to post ENJOY

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Re: QE2 (new series) documentary on Channel Five (UK)
« Reply #121 on: Apr 30, 2020, 02:27 PM »
Hallo all I have read your Comments and I think if some off you seen One of the Best Screenings of the Qe2 you would fallout of your Recliners
Try; Mr Alan Wicker programme on a World Cruise I had Pleasure in Speaking to him regarding the Programme
Some body may have it to post ENJOY

Hi Vincent.  Good to see you.

We have many mentions of Alan Whicker's series in the forum, and two topics in particular :-

Whickers World - A Fast Boat to China

and

QE2 Videos taken by Alan Whicker from the BBC on board in 1984

I was only 9 when it was broadcast, but because my Dad was involved in QE2 at the time, I still remember the excitement around it being on.
Passionate about QE2's service life for 35 years and creator of this website.

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Re: QE2 (new series) documentary on Channel Five (UK)
« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2020, 03:44 PM »
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  Try; Mr Alan Wicker programme on a World Cruise I had Pleasure in Speaking to him regarding the Programme
Some body may have it to post ENJOY

Its still one of the best ever.  l remember watching it as a young child totally amazed, never thinking l would ever step onboard.

Did you speak to him as part of your job on board QE2 or perhaps as part of the filming side of things ?
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2 (new series) documentary on Channel Five (UK)
« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2020, 11:12 PM »
If you fly Club (Business) class on BA  in the window seats & the seat in the middle then your flying backwards.
It is an unusual sensation on Take off. But with the new design seats that are (slowly)being fitted that stops the flying backwards issue . The only niggle from a BA diehard fan is other than the corner seats in Business class , if your in a window seat, you do need to climb over the legs of the  passenger next to you if they have their flat bed reclined.  However these window seats do afford great privacy with the divider screen up . The photos might explain it better.

This is one section flying backwards, I'm talking about ALL passengers flying facing backwards.

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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2020, 01:29 PM »
I just found this documentary on YouTube last night.  Very well presented with some stories, photos and video i had not seen before.  It was great to see Lynda Bradford and Tom in the documentary as well!

Here's the link if anyone is interested:

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Re: QE2 (new series) documentary on Channel Five (UK)
« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2020, 10:51 AM »
I was talking to Mr Whicker at Gibraltar Airport some years later and I mentioned I had watched his programme on Qe2 and sailed on board her the World Cruise after the 84/85 WC, he laughed , said don't mention that Cruise?