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Old Documentaries on "Talking Pictures" channel
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking Pictures channel 81, 8.15pm (or thereabouts) tomorrow evening (Friday), there's a 15-minuter about the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally. Could be worth a watch.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

07.45am tomorrow (Sun) on Talking Pictures, a short documentary about motor racing in the 1930s, including Donington, Tripoli etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

best channel on the telly, i watch the others very little in comparison!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't realised until an article in the paper the other day, this channel was started by a retired chap and is still run pretty much entirely by him (and his daughter, I think), from a shed in his garden.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Stock Car" from 1955 was on the other night, little in the way of plot but a great array of cars including lots of pre-war Americana. The "racing" was upsetting to say the least, but a fun film worth looking out for. Lots of garage scenes too, so pumps, signs, tools and so on a-plenty.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi Bengt
I'd lay odds that she didn't enter the postcode wrong as Clitheroe area is a BB code and Barrow in Furness is an LA code.

She probably did what a lot of people do and just entered Barrow, which is where the Clitheroe MacDonalds is.


I remember reading one day about the Turkish car transporter who was taking a load of cars to Gibraltar for shipment to Africa. So he programmed his GPS and set off. Several days later he was pulled out of the sand dunes at Gibraltar Point, which just happens to be in Norfolk.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use GPS for myself - I prefer a good old fashioned map. But increasingly I find myself being expected to use GPS for work when doing deliveries and find it sadly lacking a lot of the time. The common thing is that it tries to tell me which side of the road an address is on; it's wrong about 95% of the time so that now when it tells me an address is on the left I automatically look to the right and vice versa. Sometimes it just gives up and tells it "can't find a way there", usually when farms and the like are involved. Sometimes it tries to take me to the wrong town, or out to the middle of nowhere instead of somewhere that's only a couple of streets away. Sometimes it wants to take me up rough tracks which lead nowhere, or to the back wall instead of the front door, or for a scenic tour of single track hollow lanes, or now and then it simply takes me round and round in circles for fun.

Without local knowledge and the good old A-Z I'd be snookered, sometimes I have to phone the customer for a chat of the "right at the pub then left at the fork" variety but the GPS is something I could very well do without, it's better than it was a few years ago but it still doesn't work well at all in these valleys.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
I remember reading one day about the Turkish car transporter who was taking a load of cars to Gibraltar for shipment to Africa. So he programmed his GPS and set off. Several days later he was pulled out of the sand dunes at Gibraltar Point, which just happens to be in Norfolk.


I went with a mate to deliver something, found our way to the house which was out in the stick because the postcode happens to be their property. They get a lot of delivery drivers knocking at the door because of it.

To get back, my mate knew the way from the main road so I figured I'd direct it to the centre of the nearest town, which was Newport, Shropshire, then when we hit the main road he'd know the way. Unfortunately the only options were "Newport (England)", "Newport (wales)", Newport Pagnell and another that I forget. I selected the first, only to find that it was directing us to the Isle of Wight. I never figured out how to choose the one we actually wanted. It didn't help sell my mate on the value of sat-nav.
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