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The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner

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    The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner

    Just a reminder for those who may have missed it:……… Yesterday, 2nd January 2017, there has been a remarkably good documentary on BBC4 covering huge sections of the life of Cunard’s Queen Mary.

    We stayed a couple of nights on her in Long Beach, California and this film brought back so many memories for us. More than that, however, it told so much about her life, the glory, the hardships and the wonders of her time at sea, the passengers, the troops, the dangers and successes right up until her permanent docking.

    If you are at all interested in ships and their stories this is one not to miss. ……Neil

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    And another good programme tonight Neil (3rd Jan BBC4). The Last Days of the Liners .

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      #3
      Thank you, I will try and get it on catch up, I am hugely interested.

      Somehow I have become enchanted by The Queen Mary and ended up collecting memorabillia from or about her and recently acquired a 1930's Chad Valley model, it comes apart and shows all the decks in wonderful detail, I think it's stunning.

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        #4
        Enjoyed the programme and enjoyed my stay on her in Long Beach a few year ago..........Wilba
        Wilba

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          #5
          Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
          Just a reminder for those who may have missed it:……… Yesterday, 2nd January 2017, there has been a remarkably good documentary on BBC4 covering huge sections of the life of Cunard’s Queen Mary.

          We stayed a couple of nights on her in Long Beach, California and this film brought back so many memories for us. More than that, however, it told so much about her life, the glory, the hardships and the wonders of her time at sea, the passengers, the troops, the dangers and successes right up until her permanent docking.

          If you are at all interested in ships and their stories this is one not to miss. ……Neil
          Is the same programme that has been shown multiple times in 2016 as highlighted by Bill??

          Annie

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            #6
            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
            Is the same programme that has been shown multiple times in 2016 as highlighted by Bill??

            Annie
            Sorry Annie, I have no idea whether this is a repeat, I just know that I found it fascinating and it was my first viewing and knowledge of the programme. Cheers. ....Neil

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              #7
              Watching the programme on BBC 4 and really enjoying it, so pleased you mentioned it, thank you!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Val, Wolverhampton View Post
                Watching the programme on BBC 4 and really enjoying it, so pleased you mentioned it, thank you!
                Me too- thanks Neil.
                Jill

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                  #9
                  Great programme, apart from a tour guide that would get on my nerves if I did the Queen Mary tour!

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                    #10
                    Both the Queen Mary and the Liners programmes have been on before, but well worth watching again, both so interesting.

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                      #11
                      I watched these two programmes and enjoyed them both. Yes I agree that QM tour guide was irritating in the way he slowed down his words so often. I can't believe how fast the SS United States crossed the pond, still holding the Blue Riband. Did he say 40knots?

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                        #12
                        I found it very amusing to hear people in the 60's and 70's saying how standards had dropped in dress code and etiquette. I wonder what they would be thinking and saying nowadays.

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                          #13
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                          It was first broadcast in 2010 but I still enjoyed watching it again apart from the Queen Mary guide who spoke to the people as if they were children or had learning difficulties.

                          Nice seeing the Canberra and Rotterdam again though.

                          Cheers OSD
                          Our cruising days are over now.................

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                            #14
                            It was a good watch.


                            For historic ships the recent (I think new) Titanic docu on C4 was well worth a watch.

                            Titanic: The New Evidence - On Demand - All 4

                            stories as far back as 2008
                            Titanic doomed by fire raging below decks, says new theory | The Independent

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by All at sea, Yorks View Post
                              I watched these two programmes and enjoyed them both. Yes I agree that QM tour guide was irritating in the way he slowed down his words so often. I can't believe how fast the SS United States crossed the pond, still holding the Blue Riband. Did he say 40knots?
                              Don't forget that the SS United States was built not as a cruise ship per se but as an experiment in different metals like aluminium (sorry Americans...Aluminum) and different engines which was aimed at producing faster and more efficient war ships and troop carriers.

                              It never had a real planned life as a cruise liner (In my opinion). .....Neil

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