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Remembered Today:

BBC4 Telly Tuesday night


Norrette

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The BBC website says there haven't been any previous broadcasts of this series, so could it be a new one to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the armistice do you think? I haven't seen any trailers for it, if so!

Thanks for the tip npm :)

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Seem to be just 2 programmes in the series. Tuesday's on the origins of the war (Explosion) and one on Thursday about the war becoming static (Stalemate). Seems a rather strange short series?? :unsure:

Jim

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Seem to be just 2 programmes in the series. Tuesday's on the origins of the war (Explosion) and one on Thursday about the war becoming static (Stalemate). Seems a rather strange short series?? :unsure:

Jim

It does indeed. Actually I'm rather disappointed at the lack of fuss being made (in televisual terms) about this anniversary. A repeat of the BBC's Great War series would be good at the very least.

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Is this not episodes 1 and 2 of 1914-1918, looking at bbc4 listings page would seem to imply that it is. Why they are saying that it hasn't been shown before I don't know. But to answer the original question, if it is the program narrated by Dame Judi Dench then I think it is worth both watching and recording.

Ken

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It does indeed. Actually I'm rather disappointed at the lack of fuss being made (in televisual terms) about this anniversary. A repeat of the BBC's Great War series would be good at the very least.

Not so.....follow the link.....http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/09_september/15/remembrance.shtml

The BBC is making some efforts this year for the 90th anniversary.

also this link.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/remembrance/...rogrammes.shtml

regards

Tom

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The BBC seem to be doing quite a bit to mark the 90th anniversary. Some of the programmes look quite interesting, in particular the documentary about the Armistice. Details can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/remembrance/...rogrammes.shtml

Regards,

AGWR

Beat me to it, Tom!

By the click of a mouse!!

anyway I see the first link I gave should be just a mouse click, I'll try again

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/remembrance/...rogrammes.shtml

I hope thats better

regards

Tom

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I take it all back - some great looking programmes there, thanks for the link. I'm still surprised that I haven't seen any trailers yet though!

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Seem to be just 2 programmes in the series.

I think they are showing 7 altogether, and it's confirmed as a repeat.

(Thanks for the links chaps)

There will be a radio 3 production of All Quiet on the WF which I think is a must.....

Norrette

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There's a bit in the Telegraph today about Kirsty Wark who is in one of the programmes. She cannot read the letter sent by a relative just before he went over on the Somme without choking up and the filming has to stop.

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Yes, some good stuff here. The Britten War Requiem on Sunday 9th will get a listen.

Well done to Kirsty for letting her professional standards slip on the Somme.

Will anyone be at the IWM special day on Saturday 8th November?

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I love the BBC sometimes. The site now goes to giving 3 programmes with the third slated as 'the last in the series' which is what it said after the 2nd a few days ago!! :huh: I can't find where it says 7 altogether but give it a few days and we may have 4 and then 5 and .........

Jim

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Forget the website, Jim. Radio Times makes it clear it's the full 7. Haven't yet seen next week's issue - but presume parts 3 and 4 will be on Tue and Thurs.

Jim

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