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Posted by Papalscope (U15492079) on Monday, 5th November 2012
Why is it that such an interesting topic, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby was continuously irritatingly interrupted by a woman making fatuous mention of the name Jonathan. It might be more interesting to hear how often his name was mentioned, than to be told that Jonathan is in a rusty boat, Jonathan is in a round tower, Jonathan is coming out of a passage and so on seemingly ad infinitum.
Whom so ever is responsible for the script might better be put out to grass.
Posted by Chris Rogers (U10129711) on Monday, 5th November 2012
Why is it that such an interesting topic, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby was continuously irritatingly interrupted by a woman making fatuous mention of the name Jonathan
Because you have the Audio Description function tuned on on your TV receiver/set-top box. It's for visually-impaired people so they can contextualise the voice of the presenter.
Turn it off.
Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Monday, 5th November 2012
Sounds like someone has put audio description on again!
For my money, it was no "Soft Underbelly". A far more informative documentary that clearly felt less need to whitewash the oft monstrous incompetence of Churchill. Not that it wasn't alluded to but it clearly felt a need to try and prop up the cult of personality that has (in my opinion very wrongly) been built around the man.
Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Thursday, 8th November 2012
You never read this did you. It would have saved you making the same point in another thread.
Posted by miketherocker (U14136856) on Sunday, 11th November 2012
this was not as good as desert war that covered the same subject.It interspersed actual archive film that was brilliant with reconstructions that is something I dont normally care for but in this it was terrific.The fact is that this programme explained events far better than jonathans effort and its only part 1.a great effort and shows that we owe the aussies for their part they fought like tigers.
Posted by Fishinghellfly (U9173430) on Sunday, 11th November 2012
Why did the voice say "Jonathan" and not "Mr Dimbleby"?
Posted by miketherocker (U14136856) on Friday, 15th March 2013
jonathan went to some lenghs to discredit Churchill in egypt.Surprisingly to jonathan the n african war didnt end at el alemein it went on and some very tough fighting followed for many months -as tough as al alemein.One important thing that Jonathan missed was oil.The germans only had access to oil in Romania not the far east.The presence of the british blocked all german attempts to get access to oil from Iraq .You cannot underestimate how important this was-the breakout of the battle of the bulge failed because the germans ran out of fuel.I dont know what churchill was thinking but his n african so called escapade was nothing of the sort.we could not have stopped the german army by going directly through europe the german forces -yes they were in russia but they were immense and battle hardened.
Posted by stirling (U13732738) on Friday, 15th March 2013
Another "audio description" thread.
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