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James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« on: March 06, 2019, 11:17:51 AM »
James May’s big trouble in model Britain

BBC 4, 9pm (1 of 2)

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
Just spotted that, thanks for posting the details. And I note it is followed by episode 7 of 10 of the series ‘The Joy of (Train) Sets’ . A repeat I beleive.

PS. Big Trouble...  is about Hornby: “Hornby Director Simon Köhler assesses the decline of his beloved company during his four-year absence. Master modeller Jim is given the biggest build of his modelling life.”
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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 12:57:14 PM »
Being ex Merchant Navy, I'm also interested in the programme following 'The joy of (train) sets' about the docks ands shipping.

Could be a long session for the recorder tonight.

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
Being ex Merchant Navy, I'm also interested in the programme following 'The joy of (train) sets' about the docks ands shipping.

Could be a long session for the recorder tonight.

Martyn

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 11:17:11 PM »
I thought the James May programme was charming.

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 11:30:50 PM »
Peter, Head of Archives, is a legend! 8)
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 08:12:51 AM »
I thought the James May programme was charming.

Agreed!

I have always thought he is a really good presenter who knows what he is talking about.  Good to see him back on the BBC.  And I loved the languid pace of the programme; making time to dwell on fascinating matters like blood pressure pills and making a sandwich.

Hornby really got themselves into a mess and I hope that it's not too late for them.  I remember worrying when I read an article by one of their previous management team which was so stuffed with inane 'management-speak' it read like a very clever parody.  The present people appear to have a very good idea what they need to do and I could understand every word they said.

It was lovely to see Mr and Mrs Baird of Harburn Hobbies on the telly.  It's a splendid shop and I get many of my 'N' gauge items there.  I suppose that I could save a pound or two ordering from the big mail order suppliers, but it's agreeable to have a little trip to Leith Walk and they are such jolly nice people.  And there is also a new-ish Wetherspoons at Waverley station where the purchases can be examined before the journey home.

Peter, Head of Archives, is a legend! 8)

Seconded!

I'm looking forward to next week's episode.

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 08:32:01 AM »
Best viewing this month so far.
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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
I rather liked the StABLE acronym. Stash Aquired Beyond Life Expectancy :)

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 11:28:13 AM »
I'm looking forward to the fight scene next week.

And there was evidence of concern about Hattons becoming major competitors with their 66. It's a two sided coin between commissioning models that the majors have not or won't produce, and cherry picking the best sellers (like 66s) which could easily upset the apple cart and even push the majors (who have to provide wagons and coaches and other stuff) out of business. Hattons, Rails, Olivias Trains, etc have been good so far and not focussed on mass market locos. The Hattons 66 seems to be the straw that has broken the camel's back (especially the Bachmann camel).

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 11:32:38 AM »
I haven't watched all of part one yet, but I already hope they bring out a DVD! I could watch this again and again. :thumbsup:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 11:54:54 AM »
that Hellcat was stunning  :o :thumbsup:

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 10:58:38 PM »
I watched it and really enjoyed it. Makes a change from the 'other circus shows' of previous years :dunce: Also makes a change to see a non mockery documentary about the inside of our hobby too. Anyway Looking forward to part 2.

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 12:24:02 PM »
At last a programme that shows the modelling community as real people instead of anoraks and that there are an awful lot of us who put millions of pounds into the economy. James May has come up with a very entertaining and informative programme, which shows the hobby from all points of view from the manufacturer to the retailer and the buyer. congratulations to Hornby for being brave enough to allow the cameras to intrude on what must have been a difficult time for them as they try to recover from the disaster that was the previous management. I for one will be watching the second part with a lot of interest - well done to James May and the production team. as for Jim, I will now call my round to it box the sable box! he is an outstanding modeller

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Re: James May’s big trouble in model Britain, Bbc4, 9pm
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 12:52:21 PM »
i was very amused by the "bleeping out" of the museum's curator, of his opinions of the last management! JAmes MAy was also very funny.

A pity that he is not doing the Railway building competion shows.
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