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Offline Robbo

Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #40 on: Feb 06, 2018, 08:49 PM »
It's all very interesting
I think the picture between ads should state "The Worlds Greatest Liner" and not "The Worlds Greatest Cruise Ship"

Offline Bob van Leeuwen

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« Reply #41 on: Feb 06, 2018, 08:58 PM »
I do hope to watch it some day, I would love to hear the stories of some whom I have met at the conference, but also maybe seeing video's of the conference again. :)

Sadly all program's broadcasted outside The Netherlands is not something that I can watch due to it all being blocked from the originating country. Really glad to be in the UK again this June for holiday :)

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« Reply #42 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:04 PM »
I like it, she'll come through the bad bits intact  she did after all come through the bad bits didn't she...
 
 some lovely film of the launch from on board never seen that before, also some lovely stills
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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #43 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:10 PM »
I'm very unhappy about the comments about the Clydebank workers, which I firmly believe to be hugely exaggerated by Cunard staff over the years.

Apart from that it's good so far, with many of our friends featured.
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:14 PM »
 You are absolutely correct Rob, however it's the same old well aired crap re cycled for a new audience, it'll be forgotten by tomorrows breakfast  .  That QE2 thing however   whatever it is will always prevail

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« Reply #45 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:29 PM »
I liked the archived footage of the ship and overall the documentary was okay, but could have been better with more QE2 enthusiasts and less Cunard people. 

Some of the statements being made were not backed up any evidence. 

Cunard PR Man mentioned that at the time the ship was being built in Clydebank there was a list of QE2 items that could be purchased. I lived in Clydebank and not aware of this - does he have a copy to evidence his statement? Maybe ask the Clydebank Post to ask their readers about this statement.

Lynn Waring mentioned about a carpet being unrolled and there was a hole the size of typical Glasgow tenements room.  I have heard this tale before and always take it with a pinch of salt!

The launch was rescheduled 3 times? I think it may have been the delivery rather than the launch that was rescheduled 3 times. Cunard and John Brown's agreed on a September 1967 launch date in 1966 (as mentioned in Michael Gallagher's book).  The launch date would fit in with river tidal levels and the Queen holiday in Balmoral in Scotland. 

Good to see Ronnie Keir, his input was good as was Alan and Shona and Susan and James at the Titan Crane.
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« Reply #46 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:38 PM »
I guess only Cunard could Book The Queen   :)
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« Reply #47 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:05 PM »
The launch was later than planned but they knew it would be late by May 1966 and you don’t book then rebook The Queen. It was announced in January 1967 that she would launch the ship in September that year and that she did.

The Red Arrows did not fly over her at launch - it was the 736 Squadron as 736 was her yard number.

She was not launched with champagne - that was not the Cunard way.

The programme said some very nice things about her and that’s what matters!

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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #48 on: Feb 07, 2018, 06:26 PM »
I think there is a degree of sensationalism in this documentary which is understandable (to make more people interested in QE2 - as we saw here on the forum last night for example) and maybe a necessary evil? People can learn the exact truth later on if they're truly interested. Also, when have the media not tried to be sensationalist?
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« Reply #49 on: Feb 07, 2018, 07:35 PM »
There is a download available on Youtube, already, but it seems to be a free sign up membership (& all that it may entail), also doesn't look good , showing the Queen Elizabeth (current) cruise ship as the header.

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« Reply #50 on: Feb 07, 2018, 07:38 PM »
There is a download available on Youtube, already, but it seems to be a free sign up membership (& all that it may entail), also doesn't look good , showing the Queen Elizabeth (current) cruise ship as the header.

I would not recommend signing up to third party websites through YouTube videos for security reasons, the videos that link you to third party websites to then view the supposed video are seedy at best.
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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #51 on: Feb 07, 2018, 11:19 PM »
Just had a friend (Vinny on the forum) from outside the UK successfully be able to watch on Channel Five's catch-up service :

https://www.my5.tv/the-qe2/season-1/episode-1

Should therefore work for members overseas in at least the USA.

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« Reply #52 on: Feb 08, 2018, 02:28 AM »
It's all very interesting
I think the picture between ads should state "The Worlds Greatest Liner" and not "The Worlds Greatest Cruise Ship"

YES!!! That's exactly what I was thinking. These people need to get their facts straight: I don't care if liners and cruisers serve the same basic purpose. There's a BIG difference between them.

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« Reply #53 on: Feb 08, 2018, 10:37 AM »
I enjoyed the program - especially seeing so many people I "know" taking part. I tend not to pay too much attention to some of the details in a documentary, especially if I know the real story behind some of it.
The footage from the ship at the launch was brilliant.

I was a bit disappointed to see they mis-spelt Professor Bruce Peter as "Peters". That is the lack of attention to detail that really annoys me.

The rest of the urban myths I take with a pinch of salt. After all, if you are going to cut out a piece of carpet, you wouldn't already have the dimensions including the fireplace cut out, would you?  :P

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« Reply #54 on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:33 PM »
That's true - and you'd cut a length off the end where it wouldn't be noticed, not put a whacking great hole in the middle which would advertise to all and sundry what you'd done.
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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #55 on: Feb 08, 2018, 11:08 PM »
The narrator kept saying COO-nard not Q-nard that was more than annoying.

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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #56 on: Feb 09, 2018, 07:21 AM »
The narrator kept saying COO-nard not Q-nard that was more than annoying.

Likewise I found it annoying!
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« Reply #57 on: Feb 09, 2018, 09:59 AM »
I think there is a degree of sensationalism in this documentary which is understandable (to make more people interested in QE2 - as we saw here on the forum last night for example) and maybe a necessary evil? People can learn the exact truth later on if they're truly interested. Also, when have the media not tried to be sensationalist?

What a load of total rubbish.

Offline pete cain

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« Reply #58 on: Feb 09, 2018, 11:16 AM »
 Not a mention of alledged pilfering, by the folk I've spoken to, they are more interested in the delicate problem of her name, 'well I didn't know that' is a common phrase.

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« Reply #59 on: Feb 09, 2018, 12:53 PM »
Pilfering is a common problem worldwide in and around dockyards, i can't remember the number of times we found items 'walking' off the ship, mysteriously hiding in a dockie's tool bag or, cunningly concealed in rubbish bags etc.

Be it France, Bremmerhaven, Singapore, Malta or, as in this case, Glasgow no shipyard is 'lily white' when it comes to pilfering.