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BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed  
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

I still love to watch the BBC documentary series following the life of some of the staff and airport operations at London Heathrow. Is the series still being filmed, and if so, when will the new series be aired? As far as I can see the most recent new series was mid last year, but I am not sure.

Also, why did John Nettles cease to provide the commentary for thisgreat show

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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I have a bunch of episodes on my DVR. The stopped airing them in the US when Discovery Wings turned in the the Military channel. I would like to catch them all, even though they are an extreme niche show. If I could get SKY here, I would order it just to watch the program.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

I don't know if they still film it, and I think several of the people who worked at LHR during the film, don't work in those jobs any more AFAIK.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

According to Wikipedia, there are no plans as of yet to film a new series:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_(television_show)


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

They have it on very often on UKTV People for all the english sky/cable viewers!

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 4):

They are the old series.  Wink

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

I thought the last series was fairly boring - following people chasing illegal cab drivers? Not really aviation, is it...?

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

I hates Liza Tarbuck's narration- the whole tone of the program seemed completely dummed down and boring,

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 6):
Not really aviation, is it...?

The series is called "Airport" and deals with "Airport Life"... not "Aviation"...  Wink

Its all in the title... Haha!



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

I have seen "Lagos Airport" on cable at one point it was pretty good, theres also a LAX Airport, "Airline" ( Easyjet ) and if you go for the older series theres "Airline" Brittania.

And I watch them all!


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

There's another series called Luton Airport or something which surprisingly enough follows people round Luton airport. I think it's only on ITV in London though, as when it was on last my sister got some low budget gardening program on her ITV region, but I may be wrong.

JC



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
There's another series called Luton Airport or something which surprisingly enough follows people round Luton airport. I think it's only on ITV in London though, as when it was on last my sister got some low budget gardening program on her ITV region, but I may be wrong.

I think that's Airline, which follows the staff of Easyjet. Shown on ITV all around the UK.

There's another series called Holiday Airport which follows staff around airports in foreign places such as Larnaca And Lanzarote (Arreciefe? Los Rodeos?)



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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):
I think that's Airline, which follows the staff of Easyjet. Shown on ITV all around the UK.

I'm thinking of a different series, it's definitely called Luton Airport.. Can't find out much info apart from:

http://www.itvregions.com/London/Programmes/Luton+Airport.htm

which says it's back in 2007.  

edit: found this on Luton airport's website which says its also broadcast of Sky Travel: http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/news.asp?id=135


JC

[Edited 2007-01-08 09:35:30]


"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 6):
I thought the last series was fairly boring

It went downhill years ago. I haven't bothered to watch it in at least 6 years.

They need to stop doing Airline as well, or at least change the airline from Easyjet to another carrier, though it would still be similar. I don't particularly watch Airline anymore, but I do see it on the TV every now and then, and every series is the same.

Airline was best in the olden days with BY!

Adam


User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

I think they should come and film at LGW cos all the other airports have been done! LGW can be exciting.


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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 14):
LGW can be exciting.

No it cant... I practically live there. the most embarassing thing about gatwick are the Chav families taking their 7 kids to "Eye-Bee-Fa" with all that benefit money the DSS give 'em! I'd rather watch big brother...

Infact, they should throw all the chav's into gatwick, lock all the doors and fill the air conditioning ducts with Cyanide Gas...!



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

I would like to se eAirline again, I thgought the last series was pretty good, and I thibnk it was fairly recent as it weas following the new BMI self service things, which havent been installed long

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

They should do MAN.  Smile

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

There was also a series called Bristol Airport, which I have been watching recently on UKTV. Also Monarch Airlines was on Holiday Airline but they stopped broadcasting it once 9/11 had happened. I think they continued showing it a while after, but Im not to sure.


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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 12):
I'm thinking of a different series, it's definitely called Luton Airport..

I'll back you up there is a series called London Luton, its like Heathrows " Airport " show but at Luton, I've seen it on Sky Travel!


User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):
I think that's Airline, which follows the staff of Easyjet. Shown on ITV all around the UK.



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 12):
I'm thinking of a different series, it's definitely called Luton Airport.. Can't find out much info apart from:

You're correct, it is indeed on Sky Travel and ITV2 daytime sometimes I think. It deals more with the airside operations of the airport, very interesting!


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