Topic: Oh No!!!


BuffaloBill    -- Jul-10-2017 @ 6:50 PM
  On Facebook tonight. Tim and Pru were in Horning filming
for their next adventure today!
If you are out and about, keep those fenders well inflated..... Wink

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


Steve51    -- Jul-10-2017 @ 7:01 PM
  I think I'll stay on the mooring. Scared

Steve. CM1 and NR12


Captain-Joshie    -- Jul-10-2017 @ 7:17 PM
  Think I'll ask Paul to lift the boat out of the water if they head south!  tounge-in-cheek LOL. Hope they haven't got a steel hulled boat!

Love to watch them though.

John.

Kind regards, John(Captain
Joshie), Jo & Toby.
'Braveheart' L68 Broom
30/Skipper


steve    -- Jul-10-2017 @ 7:22 PM
  Yep it's true , picture pinched from fb ,


steve and vicky


VetChugger    -- Jul-10-2017 @ 11:35 PM
  Not on any ordinary boat, no sir! Not "Amber Gem" for Tim and Pru but, "Lady Christina" and "Water Rail" no less!.

Trevor



This message was edited by VetChugger on Jul-10-17 @ 12:37 AM


FishersHaven    -- Jul-11-2017 @ 1:45 PM
  They were at Ludham Bridge this morning. Unfortunately I was looking the other way when they came through the bridge but another driver said they got part way then realised they had to lower the windscreen (water was fairly high even at low tide)then pulled it through with a boat hook. They then messed about a bit mooring and remooring. The cameraman was quite a bit later arriving on Water Rail and they had gone by the time we returned so missed any further fun.
Please give a heads up if anyone spots the new series coming up, I missed the India ones.

We love the Broads


RayT    -- Jul-14-2017 @ 4:00 PM
  Hi all, we saw Tim and Pru around Ludham Bridge on their way up the Ant on Tues this week and then saw them coming back the other way on Thurs, got a nice wave and smile from both. No damage done !



boat-mad    -- Jul-19-2017 @ 1:03 PM
  I have been in touch with the owners of Lady Christina and Water Rail who are Adam & Katie of Little Ships.co.uk. They are shortly to be based in Horning Marina.  The programme with Tim and Pru is to be aired in the Autumn and is on Channel Four.  I have asked Adam to let me know when they have a confirmed date and time and I will post it. Smile

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


steve    -- Jul-19-2017 @ 3:04 PM
  They were seen today at the ferry inn stokesby

steve and vicky


TerryTibbs    -- Jul-19-2017 @ 5:12 PM
  We saw them filming at the Ferry at Reedham at Midday Saturday.

Dave

Je suis Charlie


Bluebell    -- Jul-19-2017 @ 10:09 PM
  And just to add, we saw the boat on Sunday - stationary on the Bure just before the turn to Ranworth - causing a little bit of chaos for the posse of day boats, tacking yachts and ... oh yes us ??


Mercator    -- Jul-20-2017 @ 1:11 PM
  I also believe this was to be their final holiday afloat due to Pru's on-going health problem. Can only hope they thoroughly enjoyed themselves in this delightful stretch of waterways   Smile .

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !


Brian152    -- Jul-20-2017 @ 7:18 PM
  Can't wait to see this programme, should be very
interesting!!!
Brian


steve    -- Aug-3-2017 @ 11:38 AM
  From today's edp

steve and vicky


TerryTibbs    -- Aug-3-2017 @ 12:07 PM
  EDP with their finger on the Broadlands pulse as usual.

Dave Cheers

Je suis Charlie


Mercator    -- Oct-19-2017 @ 8:13 AM
  I gather the programme is being broadcast on Sunday 29th. October - on Channel 4. Not sure of the time at the moment.

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !


boat-mad    -- Oct-19-2017 @ 8:47 AM
  Thanks for heads up Mercator.

I have looked online at Radio Times website and  Great Canal Journeys  Series 8 - Episode 1 based on The Norfolk Broads is scheduled for Sun 29 Oct 8pm - 9pm Channel 4.  Cheers

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


Mercator    -- Oct-28-2017 @ 7:32 PM
  Bump - a quick reminder, 'tis on tomorrow night folks.

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !


avg45    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 12:18 PM
  WE watched the aforesaid programe last night and found it to be very disjointed. The editing was awful,
with no continuity of where they were at any time, jumping from Barton to Stalham, then back to Howe hill, so on and so forth.  very few places were named and  if you do not know the Broads you would not have a clue where they ere!! I must say they both enjoyed their bottles of red wine.  However it must be said they did not promote our lovely corner of England to any extent to make people want to rush there,  so we can still keep it a unique and wonderful place, unlike the congested canal system  Smile


I read somewhere that
drinking was
bad for you, so I have
given up Reading.
Alan


woodwose    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 2:27 PM
  I really liked the programme. I thought they did a good job of showing the magic of The Broads and it is a brilliant advertisement for boating holidays. They explained the history very well and visited some nice places. They also showed people having fun holidays at a gentler pace.

The old photographs were supplied by Broadland Memories and The Ludham Archive. Great pictures which bring the history to life in a way that words can't.

I agree that they showed some of the sequences out of order, but this was to make a good story and it seemed fine to me. Unless you know the area well you would not notice and it doesn't matter anyway.

Overall, I think this is one of their better programmes and well worth watching.

Nigel
Ludham


Mercator    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 3:26 PM
  Personally, I found the programme somewhat disappointing. I thought it was disjointed as well and also too scripted - even given poor Pru's condition. Not one of the better episodes in the series in my view and a lost opportunity.

Steve.


Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !


avg45    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 3:48 PM
  Sorry Nigel, I think you watched a different programm to me!! Steve & Maggie, I think you are spot on. It reminded me of the "Wish you were here" Holiday show some years ago by Judith Chalmers, a real hotch potch !!!   Smile


I read somewhere that
drinking was
bad for you, so I have
given up Reading.
Alan


Harlequin    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 3:53 PM
  A lost opportunity for what?
It is merely an entertainment show for the masses. Not a specialist programme for those with a great interest in the area, nor a cheer leading exercise for Broadland tourism.
Taken at that level I thought it fine enough.


Paladine    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 3:57 PM
 
Mercator, I rather agree with you. For anyone who knows the Broads, it was very disjointed, and why keep repeating the Thurne aerial shot? For anyone who doesn't know the Broads, it didn't seem to offer enough to tempt them to try a holiday here.

However, I suppose this is really all about Pru and Tim, rather than an advertising programme. A lovely couple, no doubt, but I would rather have seen something more engaging with the area.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


steve    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 5:10 PM
  Well have to agree with the many here , rather disappointing we found it , would of been better to cover it over two episodes , loads missed out , still look on the bright side BNP wasn't mentioned!  Evil Grin

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


TerryTibbs    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 6:13 PM
  I like it! It showed some of the Broads at it’s best, the researchers had obviously been reading too many stories on Forums with the comments of treacherous tides on Breydon and being sure to ensure you cross it at “the right timre” I would bet money that the Broads beat call was scripted to include something that has been a hot topic on the forums. Why would Oulton control contact the BB boat to tell them about a boat leaving Oulton with some rowdy lads on if the BB boat wasn’t in a position to respond? If the behaviour was that bad why ring GY yacht Station to get them to give the lads a talking to, BA rangers have no authority to do that. What if the boat was heading to Beccles or Norwich? Nope totally fabricated for the cameras IMHO.
I would have liked to have seen more and maybe 2 episodes would have been more fitting but as Harlo says it wasn’t a publicity plug for the Broads it was the story of 2 pensioners having a very nice time.

Dave

Je suis Charlie


VetChugger    -- Oct-30-2017 @ 11:50 PM
  At last a tolerant and appreciative view! Well said Dave. (TT)

Trevor


Helmsman1946    -- Oct-31-2017 @ 2:31 PM
  I agree with Vet Chugger & TT almost every TV programme can be critised by a "expert" but to the vast majority such programs are good entertainment I have yet to watch it but as long it does not replicate the recent YouTube Video of boats stranded on and in the mud & reeds it   may well get people interested in visiting and therefor sustaining the viability of the whole area for the good of all

Peter


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