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New Series Of "Airport" On BBC1 Tomorrow  
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Well, either today or tomorrow. I was just seeing what's on TV tonight, and according to Yahoo, Airport is on tonight and tomorrow night.

But according to the Radio Times it's on tomorrow night (and Holby City is on tonight).

Either way, they both have the same description of the programme, I don't think I've seen this one before:

Documentary series which goes behind the scenes at Heathrow. It's an early morning start for journalists Steve and Russell who are on the trail of a 1970s superstar who has been banned from entering America and sent back to the UK. At the Animal Reception Centre, Stuart has to perform a mercy dash which leaves him with a dilemma. And in the terminal, the police are called to deal with passengers who have been waiting to fly for ten days.

And the Radio Times have this next to it:



Tom

[Edited 2005-03-22 11:19:12]

33 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineDjmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

I use DigiGuide as my television programme lister. According to that Airport is tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd March) at 20:30 BBC1. NEW SERIES

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Excellent - must be new, I suspect the 'superstar' is Cat Stevens, so it's fairly recent! Good to see it back at last!


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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
I suspect the 'superstar' is Cat Stevens

Ah that's the one Big grin
I couldn't think of the name when I read the programme description, it was annoying me because it was in my head, but wasn't..  Silly

Tom


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

The photographers are in the older series.

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Glad to hear its back, its much better than Airline in my opinion.

 Smile


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Quoting Jaspike (Thread starter):
the police are called to deal with passengers who have been waiting to fly for ten days.

Sounds like the Ghana Air fiasco, so this must be a new series. Every time it goes I'm sure thats the last of it, but the good old Beeb keep bringing it back  Wink


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

Quoting European (Reply 4):
The photographers are in the older series.

And there obviously in the new series too  Smile



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24822 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

It starts in Scotland tonight  Smile
8:30pm BBC 1 Scotland



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Looks like its on BBC1 London tomorrow (Wednesday), but if you scroll through your programme guide its on BBC1 Scotland Tonight (channel 941) at 20:30.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24822 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Dammit, was going to spoil it for y'all  Smile


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Russell Clisby is the photographer. Steve Mellor is the reporter.

The original 'Airport' programme was based on the exploits of veteran photographer Dennis Stone,
who still does weekend newspaper work at LHR.

Dennis started work there in 1947, firstly with BOAC, and later as freelance.

He will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of his birthday in June!



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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Oh dear, John Nettles commentary has gone, replaced by a patronising female commentrary which is akin to a Childrens Pre School eductation programme.

9 minutes in and her voice is annoying me aleady!!


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Oh no...John Nettles is what made Airport.. Airport! His voice just sounded right  Smile

Tom


User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

I quite agree!! John Nettles is the voice of Airport!


A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Hey

Just now on TV, The man who talks to tell you whats on, (LOL) just said " a new series of Airport tommorow at 8.00"

Can't wait Big grin

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24822 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Glad that the squirrel survived  bigthumbsup 


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Hey

Is this the series that includes Helios???

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4118 times:

Quoting European (Reply 17):

Is this the series that includes Helios???

No that one is called "airline" and is about easyJet.

This is "Airport", and is about LHR.

thought tonights show was absolutely awful, as I posted above, the voice over just ruined the whole ambience of the show.

I guess I'll still watch the rest of the series, but the commentary was simply awful  Sad.

Rich.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Quoting European (Reply 17):
Is this the series that includes Helios???



Quoting Richard28 (Reply 18):
No that one is called "airline" and is about easyJet.

Isn't that Stelios, not Helios?  Smile

I didn't think the new Airport was too bad. The titles are the start are a bit crap, and some of the sound effects are a bit dodgy, but it was ok. I wonder if we'll see any more of the people from the old series in future episodes.. like Shaker  bigthumbsup 

Tom


User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Oh no they got rid of John Nettles and replaced the commentary with Lisa Tarbuck! Unfortunately the only person we see from the old series is that animal officer, its supposed to be Airport, not Animal Hospital! But was an OK episode I guess.


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User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

I thought the commentary was terrible, the women made everything sound HunkeyDorey, and it sounded like a Airport programme for Junior school kids.

They have also changed the music! Why fix it if it wasn't broken?

Mind you, the episode was O.K

Cheers, Ryan  Smile


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19107 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Quoting Demoose (Reply 20):
its supposed to be Airport, not Animal Hospital!

I like it, as it is still related to the airport's operations, although the feature tonight was not.

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 21):
Why fix it if it wasn't broken?

Because you can ALWAYS improve everything - but in this case it was not an improvement.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMANTEC From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 57 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Ho Hum, I missed it!  Sad .... I agree that John Nettles made the original programmes. My personal favourite character on the original series was the Terminal 2 Immigration Officer Eric " I don't believe you " Day. I can't imagine how any visitor who came through LHR T2 ever made it into the country!

User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

Ah flip! Missed it. But if they got rid of Nettles, then it won't be as good. He was very droll.


View the photos by C Newman on Airliners.net!
25 GF-A330 : I watched tonights episode. Didn't enjoy it as much as the older ones hence the Qatar Airways bit was pretty interesting. I've noticed they're featuri
26 Pogo : New people seen being filmed include, Iceland Air rep', female BAA marshaller and BM check in staff.
27 Planenutz : A few years back the older Airport series were screened here in the USA on Discovery Wings. I thought they were totally cool. Does anybody know if BBC
28 Aireuropeuk733 : Yeah - without John Nettles it's just not right!
29 RichM : I watched it, it's a load of rubbish. Airline on ITV1 is better imo.
30 B747-4U3 : He was great. I remember in one episode he was searching someone's bag for documents and broke it. I don't like the new voice of airport. It is the m
31 RJ111 : That program sucks IMO, it did prompt me to go down LHR for a late spot though, and i saw the QR A330 that was on it.
32 EconoBoy : I think they were scrapping the barrel to show the rescue of a squirrel (which wasn't even on the airport premises). A few more shouty/idiot pax neede
33 LBA : Yet another BBC series which has served it's time. I thought I was watching 'Animal Hospital' for most of it. As they said grey squirrels are vermin -
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