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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    I recall being told that you could see the smoke from the steam train travelling through the woods in the background in one episode, but never actually saw the series myself.
    Just like the "apparent" white Mercedes van in a Braveheart battle scene!
    I am ashamed to admit that I have watched said historically-challenged film more than once but never seen the van

    I'm sure it is fiendishly difficult for directors and camera-operators to avoid intruding bystanders, anachronistic intrusions etc., but to get the script SO wrong is unforgivable. viz "reef shaken out/back in in the next shot", continuity errors and such is truly unforgivable. IMHO
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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Wilson View Post
    Just like the "apparent" white Mercedes van in a Braveheart battle scene!
    I am ashamed to admit that I have watched said historically-challenged film more than once but never seen the van

    I'm sure it is fiendishly difficult for directors and camera-operators to avoid intruding bystanders, anachronistic intrusions etc., but to get the script SO wrong is unforgivable. viz "reef shaken out/back in in the next shot", continuity errors and such is truly unforgivable. IMHO
    (pity there isn't a emoticon for an enraged, puff-up, old clever-clogs! )
    Not sure about a van, but there is a white car in one scene. It's very very brief. See here; https://youtu.be/FcJxhkerdVE
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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Gotcha!
    What a relief. I now needn't strain my eyes looking for it - if I ever watch the film again!
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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by davidej View Post
    Presumably some TV executive has decided what the public like and make programmes to fit that. I feel the same about the Guy Martin programmes which many peeps seem to love.

    My father's maxim in business was:

    "Don't try to educate the public - give the ignorant buggars what they want"
    Was your father a massive snob...….. sounds like he was
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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    Was your father a massive snob...….. sounds like he was
    Interesting drift, which reminds me of a family business situation:-

    Our company, in northeast England sold newspapers and all sorts of other "stuff", including little "brass ornaments" most often to small shops in the Durham and Northumberland pit villages.
    I remember my mother saying one day to my father, "Why do we stock this rubbish * ?"
    To which my father replied, "Because customers want to buy it."

    * Mother was not a snob by a long way. And she was too polite to use the word crap - but I bet that's what she meant

    Back to the OP:-
    I liked seeing footage of my old haunt, St. Mawes and Falmouth, but I was bemused by the number of direction changes and sail settings it took our two doughty sailors to cross the bay from St. Anthony to the Black Rock Beacon!
    Nice footage from the drone camera

    I shan't be watching any more, I only watched that episode because it was of "back in the days of my youth"!

    I take it that the title is somewhat misleading? Not going right round the whole British coastline?
    Kay Sarah Sarah
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    Default Re: Britain By Boat - Tonight Channel 5 20:00- East Coast Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    Was your father a massive snob...….. sounds like he was
    Not a snob, but a wise businessman. News papers work on the same principal, give the readers what they want to read, never worry about the truth
    I respect my elders, but I can't find many now

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