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Heathrow TV programme

Old Apr 29, 18, 1:48 am
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Heathrow TV programme

New series of 'Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport' starts on ITV on Wednesday May 2nd at 8pm.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 2:11 am
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Old Apr 29, 18, 2:16 am
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I saw one of the old stars on the Channel 4 programme last week, The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline, still as camp as ever!

However, as you can tell by the title, it had nothing to do with BA.
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I worked there for 32 years believe me it's got old for me...

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Old Apr 29, 18, 3:13 am
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100 years of BA documentary

Iím not sure if itís already been mentioned here, but on Channel 5 at 9pm on Tuesday 1st May there is the first part of a 2-part documentary entitled ďBritish Airways: 100 years in the skyĒ.

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Old Apr 29, 18, 3:55 pm
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Bring back Jeremy Spake and Kelvin Ogunjimi.
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Getting fed up of these programmes. Once they were novel and informative but now they are just derivative, slot fillers.

There are other airports in the UK!
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Old Apr 30, 18, 1:54 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
Getting fed up of these programmes. Once they were novel and informative but now they are just derivative, slot fillers.

There are other airports in the UK!
it would be so much more interesting to have a programme on a tiny airport. ISC springs to min. Plenty of movements in season, quiet as anything out of season, fairly often suffering weather delays, shuffling passengers around for weight and balance considerations - it has more real human interest but replaces the big jets with tiny planes.
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Old Apr 30, 18, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
it would be so much more interesting to have a programme on a tiny airport. ISC springs to min. Plenty of movements in season, quiet as anything out of season, fairly often suffering weather delays, shuffling passengers around for weight and balance considerations - it has more real human interest but replaces the big jets with tiny planes.
BBC Alba had an excellent series on the Highland airports a while back. It was mostly in Gaelic (as you'd expect) but with subtitles:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095vxhp
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Part of the problem with all these "reality" series now is that the participants all seem to think that they are auditioning for Hollywood, any one of them now could be called "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport: Your Big Break". 24 Hours in A&E is a prime example of something that started off niche, now it is just a wannabe talent show with people playing up to the cameras.

That said I'll probably still watch it !
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Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
Part of the problem with all these "reality" series now is that the participants all seem to think that they are auditioning for Hollywood, any one of them now could be called "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport: Your Big Break". 24 Hours in A&E is a prime example of something that started off niche, now it is just a wannabe talent show with people playing up to the cameras.

That said I'll probably still watch it !
Yes!

Jeremy Spake went onto advertising Euronics electrical stores, that and picking up an honoury doctorate from Colcheser College, apparently.

They're all the same. The now regular series on Princess Cruises on ITV (same formula 24 mins long comprising 12 mins of new material interspersed with 12 mins of "background to series, coming up in this episode, coming up in part 2, short background to series, background to part 1, now in part 2, next week) features the same annoying Shore Excursions rep (Timothy), no matter which ship or where in the world he's on it. Obvious that Princess are just moving him around at the request of the TV producers. His job each week seems to be to assess a new wonderful tour they are planning to offer to tourists.
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Coming up after the break....more breathless entertainment.
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....and a 5 minute rehash for people that cannot remember what happened 3 minutes ago!
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