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BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:39 am

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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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:21 am

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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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:25 am

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.

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:25 am

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_(television_show)
 
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:37 am

They have it on very often on UKTV People for all the english sky/cable viewers!
 
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:41 am

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 4):

They are the old series.  Wink

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:14 am

I thought the last series was fairly boring - following people chasing illegal cab drivers? Not really aviation, is it...?
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:44 am

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

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:47 am

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

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

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:08 pm

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!
 
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:15 pm

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.

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:24 pm

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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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:33 pm

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


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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:34 pm

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!

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:36 pm

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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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:42 pm

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...!
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:00 am

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
 
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:23 am

They should do MAN.  Smile

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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:30 am

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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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:50 am

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!
 
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RE: BBC Airport: Is It Still Filmed

Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:20 pm

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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