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Post by david63 » 20 Nov 2018, 10:37

Anyone else been watching this incredible series on the BBC?

This week's with the penguins was brilliant - especially at the end when you saw the camera team digging out the steps so that they could get out of the gully.

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Post by oldbluefox » 20 Nov 2018, 10:41

I have seen both programmes so far and each has been absolutely fascinating. A brilliant series as usual from the Attenborough stable.

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Post by towny44 » 20 Nov 2018, 10:46

oldbluefox wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 10:41
I have seen both programmes so far and each has been absolutely fascinating. A brilliant series as usual from the Attenborough stable.
Will wildlife documentaries ever be as good when he eventually hangs up his microphone.
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Post by david63 » 20 Nov 2018, 11:02

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20 Nov 2018, 10:46
Will wildlife documentaries ever be as good when he eventually hangs up his microphone.
Probably not but only due to the respect that he is accorded, and his commentary.

I don't know how involved he is with the actual production these days - he certainly did not appear to spend nine months in isolation in the Antarctic. He may be involved in the post production.

Irrespective of his involvement there will still be the camera, production and editing teams who are just as capable of producing a wildlife documentary.

I suspect that the big "pull" that David Attenborough has is the ability to get the funding for such ventures - apparently this series took over four years to produce, but no doubt the Beeb will recoup that cost, and more, when they sell the rights around the world.


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Post by screwy » 20 Nov 2018, 11:52

Absolutely first class productions, then on the other hand there's Big Brother...enough said !!
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Post by oldbluefox » 20 Nov 2018, 12:11

screwy wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 11:52
Absolutely first class productions, then on the other hand there's Big Brother...enough said !!
......... and I'm a Celebrity (nobody has ever heard of!!) :lol:
Like his father before him his voice is iconic. He certainly knows how to describe a scene.
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Post by Onelife » 20 Nov 2018, 16:44

Really enjoying the series and as has already been said Attenborough seems to bring everything to life.

Production teams generally don't interfere with mother nature but on this occasion there was nothing to gain.....bet they don't do the same next week with the lions :)

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Post by Jan Rosser » 20 Nov 2018, 16:58

oldbluefox wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 12:11
screwy wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 11:52
Absolutely first class productions, then on the other hand there's Big Brother...enough said !!
......... and I'm a Celebrity (nobody has ever heard of!!) :lol:
Like his father before him his voice is iconic. He certainly knows how to describe a scene.
Who was David Attenborough's father and what was he famous for - not heard of him myself.
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Post by oldbluefox » 20 Nov 2018, 17:57

Take no notice of me Jan. I was thinking of that Dimbleby chappy!!!! Fake news!!! :oops:

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Post by Jan Rosser » 20 Nov 2018, 18:34

oldbluefox wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 17:57
Take no notice of me Jan. I was thinking of that Dimbleby chappy!!!! Fake news!!! :oops:
Well I did google Frederick Attenborough (David's father) - a well known academic and he had connections to Leicester University - I wondered if you knew more about him but you obviously had a "senior" moment - easily done ;)
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Post by towny44 » 20 Nov 2018, 18:59

Jan Rosser wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 18:34
oldbluefox wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 17:57
Take no notice of me Jan. I was thinking of that Dimbleby chappy!!!! Fake news!!! :oops:
Well I did google Frederick Attenborough (David's father) - a well known academic and he had connections to Leicester University - I wondered if you knew more about him but you obviously had a "senior" moment - easily done ;)
Well I read the post and nodded in agreement Foxy, clever you for picking up on it Jan.
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Post by wolfie » 20 Nov 2018, 23:19

Looking forward to the next episodes as I recuperate. Just glad to be here and alive to watch them after suffering a serious, life threatening event.
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Post by Kenmo1 » 21 Nov 2018, 09:10

Sorry to read about your illness, Wolfie but pleased to see that you are making a good recovery. Quite a few names haven't been on the forum recently and, although you notice their absence, it is not easy to ask if anyone knows if they are o.k. without feeling that you are prying. Anyway, welcome back.

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Post by Jan Rosser » 21 Nov 2018, 10:20

wolfie wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 23:19
Looking forward to the next episodes as I recuperate. Just glad to be here and alive to watch them after suffering a serious, life threatening event.
Wolfie - I always chuckle when I see your profile photo but being serious now take care and hope you'll feel better soon. I agree with Maureen about missing people on the forum - hope all are well and have just stopped participating for reasons other than ill health.
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Post by Manoverboard » 21 Nov 2018, 11:08

We record two different programs at the time this is/was being transmitted so couldn't watch this one as well. After reading the Topic I downloaded the one about Penguins, fantastic but in all honesty I think we have seen enough chimps and lions over the years so will give those a miss.

ps … I do hope you make a full recovery Wolfie :wave:

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Post by oldbluefox » 21 Nov 2018, 11:49

;) Sorry to hear you have not been well wolfie. I hope you make a good recovery.

I would try the programme about the chimps Mob. It's not your normal run of the mill documentary, more of a "Chimpy Drama" :thumbup:

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Post by Meg 50 » 21 Nov 2018, 12:43

wolfie wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 23:19
Looking forward to the next episodes as I recuperate. Just glad to be here and alive to watch them after suffering a serious, life threatening event.
welcome back! xx
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Post by Onelife » 21 Nov 2018, 14:58

Yep! Sorry to hear you've been feeling woof, wolfie

Chin up

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Post by Stephen » 21 Nov 2018, 15:37

wolfie wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 23:19
Looking forward to the next episodes as I recuperate. Just glad to be here and alive to watch them after suffering a serious, life threatening event.

You been trying to open your wallet again wolfie.

Seriously, hope you're on the mend. :thumbup:

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Post by wolfie » 22 Nov 2018, 23:55

Thanks for the good wishes.

15 broken ribs, 2 broken collar bones and 2 punctured lungs later, and thanks to a great trauma surgeon, I am alive to tell the tale of the stupid lorry driver that dragged MY car over me whilst it was parked and I was standing by the open drivers door. He got some points and a fine and I got life changing injuries.

I could get a lot of money for all the titanium screws and bolts in my chest!!!

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Post by GillD46 » 23 Nov 2018, 07:35

Oh how awful, it sounds as though you were a mess! I do hope you are ok now.
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Post by Manoverboard » 23 Nov 2018, 09:22

oldbluefox wrote:
21 Nov 2018, 11:49
…. I would try the programme about the chimps Mob. It's not your normal run of the mill documentary, more of a "Chimpy Drama" :thumbup:
Thanks for the heads up, OBF, I downloaded it but we were in all honesty somewhat disappointed with this one and gave up part way through.

I will attempt to re-kindle my image of chimps as being little placid fellers who drink tea.

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ps …. Good grief ' Wolfie ', it's a wonder you're still with us, I assume the lorry driver was unhurt ;)



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Post by david63 » 23 Nov 2018, 10:56

wolfie wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 23:55
Thanks for the good wishes.

15 broken ribs, 2 broken collar bones and 2 punctured lungs later, and thanks to a great trauma surgeon, I am alive to tell the tale of the stupid lorry driver that dragged MY car over me whilst it was parked and I was standing by the open drivers door. He got some points and a fine and I got life changing injuries.

I could get a lot of money for all the titanium screws and bolts in my chest!!!
Unbelievable - I cannot visualise how that could have happened!

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Post by Kenmo1 » 23 Nov 2018, 17:16

wolfie wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 23:55
Thanks for the good wishes.

15 broken ribs, 2 broken collar bones and 2 punctured lungs later, and thanks to a great trauma surgeon, I am alive to tell the tale of the stupid lorry driver that dragged MY car over me whilst it was parked and I was standing by the open drivers door. He got some points and a fine and I got life changing injuries.

I could get a lot of money for all the titanium screws and bolts in my chest!!!
Good grief, wolfie. That's awful. You must be made of stern stuff to cope with all that. Mind you, I wouldn't go too near too many security scanners with all that metal in you. I think every bell, whistle and buzzer will go off.

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Post by david63 » 26 Nov 2018, 08:46

Another excellent program last night - the close-up photography of the lions was spectacular.

It just goes to show that it is a cruel world out there for the wildlife.

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Post by towny44 » 26 Nov 2018, 09:09

david63 wrote:
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Another excellent program last night - the close-up photography of the lions was spectacular.

It just goes to show that it is a cruel world out there for the wildlife.
Theresa May will confirm it's also a cruel world in politics as well. ;)
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Post by Manoverboard » 26 Nov 2018, 09:32

On Breakfast TV it was reported that the program had thousands of extra viewers … puddy cats going right up to the screen :o

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Post by david63 » 26 Nov 2018, 09:59

Manoverboard wrote:
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On Breakfast TV it was reported that the program had thousands of extra viewers … puddy cats going right up to the screen :o
Ours slept through it all and was totally uninterested!!

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Post by david63 » 26 Nov 2018, 11:49

A short follow up to last night's program can be found here

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Post by oldbluefox » 26 Nov 2018, 11:54

david63 wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 09:59
Manoverboard wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 09:32
On Breakfast TV it was reported that the program had thousands of extra viewers … puddy cats going right up to the screen :o
Ours slept through it all and was totally uninterested!!
Common moggies have no interest in kings of the jungle. :lol:

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Post by david63 » 26 Nov 2018, 12:56

oldbluefox wrote:
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Common moggies
Our moggie is NOT common - well that's what he says :lol: :lol:

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Post by Onelife » 26 Nov 2018, 14:01

oldbluefox wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 11:54
david63 wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 09:59
Manoverboard wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 09:32
On Breakfast TV it was reported that the program had thousands of extra viewers … puddy cats going right up to the screen :o
Ours slept through it all and was totally uninterested!!
Common moggies have no interest in kings of the jungle. :lol:
l know one moggie that wasn't watching.......Our dog ate it :evil: :lol:

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Post by wolfie » 09 Mar 2019, 23:42

Another long gap in my presence on the forum. (I am still not 100% after my accident.)

However that is due to difficult circumstances with OH's health for some time and being unable to cruise. Sadly my dear OH died last Thursday.

I will pop in and offer advice to newbies, when I feel able to, but I don't think that will be any time soon.

Thanks to those cruising friends who have sent me PM's and e mails.

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Post by GillD46 » 10 Mar 2019, 06:08

I am so terribly sorry wolfie. You’ve had such an awful time for so long and now to lose your OH who was such a lovely person. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family.

I hope in time you will feel able to come back, when that time is right for you. In the meantime, take care of yourself.
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Post by Stephen » 10 Mar 2019, 07:57

I would like to offer my sincere condolences wolfie

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Post by Jan Rosser » 10 Mar 2019, 09:06

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Wolfie - please accept my sincere condolences. Having suffered the loss of my husband over 12 years ago after suffering ill health for many years I can put myself in your place and can only tell you to take one day at a time and be kind to yourself - remember all the lovely times together - those memories can never be taken away.

You have been through so much Wolfie - take care of yourself and I hope you will feel able to join us again one day.
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Post by oldbluefox » 10 Mar 2019, 10:06

So sorry to hear of your loss wolfie. Please accept my condolences at this sad time.

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Post by Onelife » 10 Mar 2019, 10:09

Very sorry to hear this news Wolfie...even though we have never met l'm sure it resonates through all of us when one of our forum members is hurting.

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Post by colin parry » 10 Mar 2019, 10:43

So sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you must be feeling having gone through the same trauma myself 3 years. ago. I was encouraged by members of this forum at the time and it certainly helped me to keep going.

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Post by Happydays » 10 Mar 2019, 11:24

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, my sincere condolences.


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Post by cruisin_duo » 14 Mar 2019, 15:00

Our condolences for your loss.

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Post by Kenmo1 » 14 Mar 2019, 15:25

So very sorry to hear your sad news, wolfie. Take one day at a time and look after yourself.

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Post by wolfie » 31 Mar 2019, 23:50

Thank you to all who have posted, very much appreciated.

Our last cruise together was in the summer of 2016,then ill health stepped in, BUT, I will cruise again when I feel able to do so on my own.

That is what he would have wanted.

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 01 Apr 2019, 09:05

When you do so Wolfie make sure to let us know. You're sure to have friends aboard with you.


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Post by colin parry » 01 Apr 2019, 14:02

Like you I lost my wife 3 years ago after 55 years of marriage and over 30 cruises together. After much encouragement from members of this forum, particularly Jan, I cruised on my own after about 9 months and have now completed another 8 with 2 more booked for this year. I have made a lot of new friends who meet up with me on cruises.
Nothing can replace what we have lost. but life must go on for the remainder of our families. All the best Wolfie.
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Post by Jean W » 02 Apr 2019, 11:54

My sincere condolences Wolfie. I endorse what Jan and Colin have said.

It is 3 years to the day that my dear Husband died and I am reliving it.

Please take care of yourself. Love Jean

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Post by wolfie » 08 Apr 2019, 23:31

Just looking in and seeing all the messages....... thank you all.

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