Siege of Derry on TV

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Siege of Derry on TV

Post by Clibinarium » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:49 pm

Next Monday (15th) BBC NI will be showing an hour long program on the siege of Derry. It might be good, it might be rubbish, but how often does our period make it on to TV?

For those not in Northern Ireland, but in the UK you can probably watch it after broadcast on the iPlayer, or if you have digital TV with all the regional channels you can probably get BBC NI live.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rxxy7
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Post by simon boulton » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Thanks for the heads up, have set it to record. It's channel 953 on Sky and on at 22.30
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Post by Cameronian » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:35 am

Yup, it's on the iPlayer as 'Coming soon'. Go to IPlayer and search on BBC Northern Ireland.
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:46 am

How was it? I asked my wife to record it so I can see it when I get home Sunday!
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Post by Clibinarium » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:30 am

Aw for God's sake; I forgot to watch it!

Over to the iPlayer for me.
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Re: Siege of Derry on TV

Post by Churchill » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:30 pm

Ray.
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Re: Siege of Derry on TV

Post by Cameronian » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Not a bad show at all.

Only problem was the usual BBC talking head to whom the terms 'England' and 'Britain' are synonymous, e.g. ..."William and Mary were crowned King and Queen of England..." So much for 1603. :roll:
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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:17 pm

Aye just watched it, very interesting.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:33 am

Cameronian wrote:.....Only problem was the usual BBC talking head to whom the terms 'England' and 'Britain' are synonymous, e.g. ..."William and Mary were crowned King and Queen of England..." So much for 1603. :roll:

Same thing runs when someone is referring to the Holy Roman Empire saying Germany :shock: :roll:
Also the Germans were seemingly the only nation who fought against the Allies in the First World War instead of Germany, Austria-Hungaria and Italy...
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Post by Clibinarium » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:35 am

Er, didn't Italy fight on the allied side in WWI?
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:42 pm

Clibinarium wrote:Er, didn't Italy fight on the allied side in WWI?


:oops: You got me.. BUT 1914 The Triple Alliance consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungaria and Italy...
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Post by Clibinarium » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:28 pm

Yep, that's what I thought you really meant! :D
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Re: Siege of Derry on TV

Post by Ben Waterhouse » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:59 pm

Dr Eamonn O Ciardha was the most interesting talking head I thought. Anybody read "Ireland And The Jacobite Cause, 1685-1766: A Fatal Attachment"?
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Post by obriendavid » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote: Also the Germans were seemingly the only nation who fought against the Allies in the First World War instead of Germany, Austria-Hungaria and Italy...
Don't you mean Germany, Austria-Hungaria and TURKEY? :wink:
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Re: Siege of Derry on TV

Post by j1mwallace » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:22 am

I thought that this was well done and informative. I didn't really know much about the subject matter. The presenter seemed to be making a good attempt at being unbiased and the experts were all pretty good.
The long haired guy was a bit craggy island!
For any of you folks with Sky you can buy a wee box for about £20 that turns your tv into a smart TV and allows you access to BBC iplayer, 4 catchup etc.
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