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Post by Coyote Jim » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:34 pm

Trainspotting Live
Confirmed for BBC4
Regional variations BBC2 " check first"
Monday 11 July to Wednesday 13 July
8.00pm-9.00pm
BBC FOUR

LIVE
Trainspotting Live will bring three nights of spotting, joy and excitement to BBC Four as Peter Snow, mathematician Dr Hannah Fry and engineer Dick Strawbridge along with a team of rail train enthusiasts revel in the tantalising intricacies, trade secrets and true pleasures of trainspotting... live!
Live from the historic Didcot Rail Museum, Peter Snow will be asking the audience to join the spotting by recording the most frequent to the most elusive trains on the tracks all over country during the three days of live broadcast. Our team of expert spotters will also be waiting in anticipation to catch the full range of British rail stock on camera - from classic steam, to diesel locomotives, to high-speed electric and our rarest beauties - explaining how they did it and delving into their importance in our British heritage.

Mathematician Hannah will be breaking down the mind-bending equations that go into keeping the thousands of trains on the network every day, while engineer Dick will explore the historic hidden marvels of rail engineering and surprising, rich history of trainspotting as trains whizz past his trainspotting location in the north of England, live.

As the train spots come in thick and fast from our presenters and the Great British public, Peter will be joined in Didcot by collectors, photographers, record holders and poets.

This is not just a show for the thousands of trainspotters out there; this is a show for anyone with a passion for British history, travel and engineering. This is a love letter to trains told by trainspotters – the custodians of our train history.

Trainspotting Live was produced in partnership with The Open University.
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Post by Mr Onion » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:45 pm

I can't see how they can make it work, but it sounds a good idea. Shame there are no Class 55's on the mainline these days. Fantastic Locomotive with a wonderful voice :smt023
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Post by Mr Onion » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:53 pm

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Post by Coyote Jim » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:00 pm

I've just checked my telly guide and it seems that it's on BBC4 as on BBC2 it says university challenge "there's a non starter for ten."
All on BBC4 for three nights.
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Post by red kite » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:12 pm

Coyote Jim wrote:I've just checked my telly guide and it seems that it's on BBC4 as on BBC2 it says university challenge "there's a non starter for ten."
All on BBC4 for three nights.
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Post by Mr Onion » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:41 am

I am afraid to say that I thought it was as bad as I feared it might be.

Peter Snow is still a useless presenter, and the live feeds were the awful internet streaming instead of a real satellite feed.

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Re: Railfans and Shedbashers

Post by Coyote Jim » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:47 am

Pretty much as expected a bit blue peter the fake excitement was a bit cringeworthy.
The Black 5 on the Glenfinnan line I've seen for real up close.
Peter snow is a bull in a china shop Dick Strawbridge has no rail history and looked like he googled it between takes.
Never mind I'm glad I'm not as sad as some it's DBD classes tonight. :shock:
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Post by red kite » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:47 am

Mr Onion wrote:I am afraid to say that I thought it was as bad as I feared it might be.

Peter Snow is still a useless presenter, and the live feeds were the awful internet streaming instead of a real satellite feed.

1/10 see me after class
Wrong kind of Snow on the lines :g-giggle:

Glad i'm not the only one who thought the show rather dull.
I like Jon Snow as a person and thought he was a fab news presenter but he doesn't look the part transporting on location, and tbh i was a bit shocked how old he's looking these days, and what's with the posh & pressed jacket, does he think he's Michael Portillo?

But the subject matter, the photography, the information was too fleeting and distant for my liking, and far too modern, Class 66 = Very Boring - insert yawn emoticon here [ ....... ]
The 'Live' shooting gimmick seems to detract from what could be a better and thoughtful presentation too.

...yeah :g-sigh:

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