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Is it just me or is it a bit 'educational tv'. And the narraror....straight from channel five's 'massive ploughs'?
Repeated at 3am tomorrow
11pm tonight Eiger Wall of Death
12 midnight Mountain that had to be painted
Yes, the commentry is a bit dry but the film and subject matter make up for it.
> Is it just me or is it a bit 'educational tv'. And the narraror....straight from channel five's 'massive ploughs'?
no its not you .I thought the same...disappointing but at least we know what different crops grow in Nepal .will sleep well tonite
we also learned two things about the centre of kathmandu...
it has many hazards AND the traffic 'is a nightmare'
Prof. Brian Cox and this is same week is all a bit much for my tiny mind.
Caught the last minutes. Wouldn't have minded watching a bit more.
Was going to watch the Eiger show but I've seen it countless times and couldn't sit through it again.
> no its not you .I thought the same...disappointing but at least we know what different crops grow in Nepal .will sleep well tonite
It had a quaint Pathé Newsreel quality about it. It looked a little as if they put it together from surplus footage from another film.
> It had a quaint Pathé Newsreel quality about it. It looked a little as if they put it together from surplus footage from another film.
yes, that was my thought. it looked like they set out to make a film about finding Irvine's body, then didnt find the body and had to make a late change to the film's focus. as a result it was a bit unsatisfactory both as a account of the expedition, and in giving a good insight in the work and life of sherpas.
the voice over was grating- why did they not have the sherpas tell us most of its content, translated, but in their own words?
not a bad programme, but not quite what was advertised and could have been much better. lovely to look at though,
It would have been far better if the narrator had been a guide or even a sherpa to provide more insight. It would have been better still if they'd tinkered with it a bit more so it was less about the search and more about the subject matter.
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