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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #15 on: Feb 01, 2018, 02:15 PM »
Thanks, Roy !!   :)
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 01, 2018, 08:46 PM »
Thanks, Roy !!   :)

If not you can try a VPN to spoof your location to be in the UK as these catch up services (for example) are often region or country locked.
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 01, 2018, 08:54 PM »
I have Fios back at my place. Any idea on how I can access this?

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 01, 2018, 08:56 PM »
I have Fios back at my place. Any idea on how I can access this?

You could try a VPN (when the programme is available on the Channel 5 catch-up service next week) and set your location to the UK and it might work. There are several free VPNs out there for different devices.
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2018, 03:36 PM »
A Channel 5 assistant sent this "TX Card" for the programme. 

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 02, 2018, 03:53 PM »
A Channel 5 assistant sent this "TX Card" for the programme. 



Wonderful: looking forward to when it gets here! You bet I'll be watching. ;)

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 02, 2018, 04:17 PM »
Wonderful: looking forward to when it gets here! You bet I'll be watching. ;)

Kevin, it seemed like a good idea at the time to take part in the filming.  QE2 has been very much part of my life, as I lived in Clydebank at the time the ship was being built and I later sailed on her many times.  But the thought of seeing myself on TV and how the producer can be very selective over what is in the programme scares me a bit.  As long as the programme does QE2 credit that is all that matters. 

Other QE2 Story members were also filmed, Cunarder Man, George C Griffiths, QE2 Whistle (Alan and Shona) SusieD to name a few, plus there was filming done at the conference so I am hoping some of that footage is included. 
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 02, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Kevin, it seemed like a good idea at the time to take part in the filming.  QE2 has been very much part of my life, as I lived in Clydebank at the time the ship was being built and I later sailed on her many times.  But the thought of seeing myself on TV and how the producer can be very selective over what is in the programme scares me a bit.  As long as the programme does QE2 credit that is all that matters. 

Other QE2 Story members were also filmed, Cunarder Man, George C Griffiths, QE2 Whistle (Alan and Shona) SusieD to name a few, plus there was filming done at the conference so I am hoping some of that footage is included.

Don't worry: I'm sure you'll be fine (much more fine compared to me in my math quiz anyway...).

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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #23 on: Feb 02, 2018, 09:45 PM »
But the thought of seeing myself on TV

Don't be scared... I've been on TV at least three times* myself, plus I'm in an online video about recycling which is on our local council's website and take it from me: you'll be fine.



*Four times if I'm in the background in any of the pictures on the documentary next week!
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 02, 2018, 09:54 PM »
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   But the thought of seeing myself on TV and how the producer can be very selective over what is in the programme scares me a bit.  As long as the programme does QE2 credit that is all that matters.     
Oh dont be scared , as you say as long as QE2 comes out of it ok.... and if she doesnt well,  can we blame you  ;) ;)

But l think we all agree it should be an interesting programme. It does make you wonder from what angle they will be looking at QE2 from..
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 03, 2018, 03:53 AM »
Don't be scared... I've been on TV at least three times* myself, plus I'm in an online video about recycling which is on our local council's website and take it from me: you'll be fine.



*Four times if I'm in the background in any of the pictures on the documentary next week!

I've also been on TV 3 times; first time when I was at a winter carnival. Second and third times at the Walk for Breast Cancer with my school. It was awesome.

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« Reply #26 on: Feb 03, 2018, 10:41 AM »
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But l think we all agree it should be an interesting programme. It does make you wonder from what angle they will be looking at QE2 from..

I think the first programme will be about the ship in Clydebank.  My connection to Clydebank is probably why I am in the first programme. I lived in Clydebank at the time the ship was being built.  My Dad worked in John Brown's - see John Brown's shipyard - in with the bricks topic   where I wrote his story.  I stood on the decks of QE2 days after she was launched and saw around the ship before she left Clydebank. 

Andy Robbins when interviewing me asked about the strikes and pilfering, at the time when the ship was being built, which I did not have any knowledge.  I was aware of strikes, but that was a sign of the times. On the pilfering I have always stated that I disagree that it was the ordinary worker who was doing this and agree with Hugh Morrison, who on another topic said that this was organised crime. It will be interesting to see how the programme producers handle this topic.  I told them they should speak to Hugh Morrison plus Ian Johnston, shipyard author and historian, who very clearly stated in his book that the increase in pilfering near the end of the completion of the ship was down to contract workers being used and lack of security etc.  but that is another story.

I am looking forward to seeing the programme.  There was many people interviewed as a result of Channel 5 getting contact details from The QE2 Story, so they would have had a wealth of material to work with to generate an interesting QE2 programme. 
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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #27 on: Feb 03, 2018, 12:22 PM »
Once I manage to psyche myself up to watch it, I'm expecting to be annoyed at bits of it, and to enjoy bits of it, but to overall be glad it was made.  I do think they'll leave some of the conference filming in - they spent 2 days in Glasgow to do it after all - but I do hope they cut-out the only brief interview they asked me for, on board the boat trip where I had to speak out of sequence (in future tense for something that had just happened) - it was all very odd!

Fingers are crossed!
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Re: Channel 5 Documentary: QE2 -The World's greatest cruise ship
« Reply #28 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:46 AM »
Today's the day!

Not every day that a QE2 programme goes live on a main terrestrial channel, that our members have helped with, and that filmed at our conference!

Everyone excited?
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:54 AM »
Today's the day!

Not every day that a QE2 programme goes live on a main terrestrial channel, that our members have helped with, and that filmed at our conference!

Everyone excited?

Mega excited. I am looking forward to seeing QE2 Story people and our connections that were interviewed.   I hope the programme does QE2 justice.

I am resigned to the fact that the producers have went along the line of the strikes and pilfering at the time the ship was built, which is unfortunate, as without researching the finer details a documentary could not cover this aspect of the industrial unrest in the 1960's.

 But the Clydebank shipyard built a magnificent liner and that cannot be denied.   
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