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Old 11-11-2010, 16:05
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Tom, welcome to the forum. Try Maritime Books, in Liskeard,Cornwall. Tel. 01579 343663. they sell cd's of old commisions etc.
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Thank you; I will.

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you can download the whole series from the mvgroup as a torrent file. and then put it on dvd. I did this a few weeks ago.
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Thank you ... but this sounds far to technical for me ... !

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Old 11-11-2010, 22:26
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I'm not sure whether this is the right place on the Forum to put this request but, as it's my first posting, please bear with me.

I watched - as many of you probably did - the BBC TV series "Sailor" in the late 1970's about life on board the ship, together with the follow up episode eight years later. I thought that it was a magnificent series, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I've often wanted to get the series (and the follow up) on DVD, but I don't know whether it's available. Can anyone help with some places I can ask, please?

Thank you!

Try Amazon (from where I got my copy) or EBay. Failing which, PM me for further details.
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Old 11-11-2010, 23:33
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Hi Chief

I am sure that the BBC have it out on DVD but I can't see it in their online catalogue. I have the entire series on video which I am about to attempt to transfer to DVD with my new all singing all dancing VCR/DVD player. Failing all your attempts to get if. If I am successful I'll try to burn an extra copy, but don't hold you breath.

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Old 12-11-2010, 00:13
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Thank you ... but this sounds far to technical for me ... !

I bought the series 2 or 3 years ago from Maritime Books, so they certainly at least did sell it, hopefully still do
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:46
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I brought a copy on e bay earlier this year. Am just about to pass it on to an oppo who was on her at the time in 76.
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Old 12-11-2010, 23:35
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I have enjoyed viewing (whenever possible) this week, the daily one hour programme entitled "Combat Chef" on the FIVE channel at 1245z.

This is a programme about Army chefs in all sorts of situations, including taking on celebrity chefs amongst various other senarios.

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Old 13-11-2010, 03:00
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Here you are with some news re HMS Astute incident on Russian TV. Any comments?

http://www.1tv.ru/news/other/163552

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Seems to have been a fair appraisal of the situation!
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Old 14-11-2010, 02:06
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The Sailor DVD was released by DD Home Entertainment in 2005 under license from the BBC. DD Home Entertainment went into liquidation in 2007, and the business was subsequently acquired by the Simply Media Group, becoming Simply Home Entertainment. The Sailor DVD is not listed on the simplyhe.co.uk website so presumably it has been deleted.
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Old 14-11-2010, 02:21
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An update to my previous post: I just did a quick Google search and found this:

http://www.films2door.co.uk/stock_pr...al%29_DVD.html

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This series is due to be re-released in early 2011
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Hello Chief (Tom?),

Given your interest in the the Ark Royal and the TV series "Sailor" I think you might find this thread interesting as well.

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...ead.php?t=6084

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Old 15-11-2010, 15:51
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Thanks very much to everyone for their help with this; I'll follow up the leads as soon as I can.

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Old 15-11-2010, 15:57
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You're welcome Chief (Tom),
That's the great thing about this forum....everyone helps where and when they can.
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:25
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I got an E mail from Amazon the other day saying that they had the VHS version available, there seem to be 4 used and 1 in collectable condition.
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Old 17-11-2010, 17:02
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On a similar theme as a youngster I watched the series Warship featuring the fictious HMS Hero, a bit different to the documentary that was Sailor was. Never the less I was wondering if that series was available on dvd?
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Old 30-12-2010, 21:21
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'Homes for Heroes' currently airing, Channel 4 - till 2230

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'Homes for Heroes' currently airing, Channel 4 - till 2230

Little h
Hi Little h

Watching it already. Nick, the lad in the wheelchair, reminds me a lot of my wife who has been disabled due to polio for the last 63 years. If a house grabbed her she would sort out the practicalities later and adapt herself to the house rather than the other way round.

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Old 31-12-2010, 00:23
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Watching it already. Nick, the lad in the wheelchair, reminds me a lot of my wife who has been disabled due to polio for the last 63 years. If a house grabbed her she would sort out the practicalities later and adapt herself to the house rather than the other way round.

Mitch Hinde
Hi Mitch,

Not to mention her having to put up with an ex-Communicator She has had another almost insurmountable hurdle for some years then.
My best regards to your good lady and yourself for the New Year!

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Old 31-12-2010, 00:27
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About to start in a few minutes on Sky channel 503 BBC News channel:-

'At Sea with a Royal Navy Captain' ... a day at sea with the skipper of the Type 45 HMS Dauntless, one Capt. Richard Powell!!!!

Possibly a repeat I really can't remember properly, but we shall see.

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Default THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA

I hope this is in the right section.
Anyway the drama's first episode starts on BBC 2 at 9 o Clock Thursday.
It's written by the brilliant Alan Bleasdale of 'Boys From The Blackstuff' fame
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Old 03-01-2011, 15:09
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Do not miss this. Simple.
Less than 1 week into this new year and it will be the best piece of drama you will see in 2011.
Only Bleasdale could do this, but with a superb cast and exemplary acting, with actual location filming.
It is all fact and there are still people who do not want this transmitted.
Watch and weep.
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Thanks Chris and Culverin I will indeed be watching this.
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Also I understand that the final part is on the next day [Friday] at the same time.
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THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA.
Part 1 on BBC2 at 9pm Thurs 6th Jan 2011.
Part 2 on BBC2 at 9pm Fri 7th Jan 2011.
Each episode is 90 minutes.
Additionally on the 7th at 8pm on channel 5 is a programme titled -
TITANIC: The true story, which is an analysis of where the film differs from the facts. Duration 1 hour, so fits in nicely before the Laconia programme.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:46
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I was disappointed with part one of laconia.
It seemed like Titanic meets Das Boot.

It only really got going as a piece of drama after the sinking. There's a future for the lad who played the U Boat captain as a David Beckham lookalike.
Bleasdale has done far better.
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I was disappointed with part one of laconia.
It seemed like Titanic meets Das Boot.

It only really got going as a piece of drama after the sinking. There's a future for the lad who played the U Boat captain as a David Beckham lookalike.
Bleasdale has done far better.
Not being a connoisseur of the arts I have little to compare it to that would be a fair comparison , but I thought that it was a good portrayal of the event ....and look forward to the conclusion tonight
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