/ NEWS: Climbing on the TV: MacLeod and Emmett TONIGHT

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UKC News - on 14 Oct 2010
Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett, 4 kbAs part of their preparation for BBC Scotland's Great Climb, Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett wanted to try five new routes on five Hebridean islands in five days - a world first.


Tides, weather, fatigue and the sheer difficulty of the climbs were all against them.
Two 60 minute films chart their frustrations and their triumphs and are going on air on the 19th & 26th October- 19.00 hours on BBC 2 Scotland, Sky Channel 990 and Freesat (channel 970).


The shows will also be on iPlayer.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=58330

Simon Caldwell - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Is there anyone at the BBC we can email to point out that there are people in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland who are interested in climbing, and would quite like to watch it on the TV?
staceyjg - on 14 Oct 2010
another_mark on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

If you have a satellite system you'll be able to pick up BBC2S.

NickD - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:
> five new routes on five Hebridean islands in five days - a world first.

...and only?
JFort on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

Should be available on Virgin too and most freeview TV.
rallymania - on 14 Oct 2010


> The shows will also be on iPlayer.
>

RTFM!

Simon Caldwell - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to JFort:

BBC2 Scotland is not available on Virgin :(
Simon Caldwell - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to staceyjg:

Thanks, that's for feedback about BBC News!
JFort on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

Really?
But you can get iplayer via Virgin Catch Up so you should be able to watch it on the TV not the computer.
Pavement Monkey - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News: You should be able to watch via the BBC iPlayer. This is how I watched the great climb so I assume these programs will be the same.
Simon Caldwell - on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to JFort:
> you can get iplayer via Virgin Catch Up

Can you? I'll check it out!
JFort on 14 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

Yup we watch it all the time, don't know if it depends on your package or not but you would think not as it's a 'free' BBC service
climbingcb on 15 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:
For anyone outside the UK we've found this service to work well to watch iPlayer abroad - http://www.viewtvabroad.com
John W - on 15 Oct 2010
In reply to Pavement Monkey:
You should be able to watch via the BBC iPlayer.


I tried this - no joy.
rallymania - on 15 Oct 2010
In reply to John W:
> (In reply to Pavement Monkey)
> You should be able to watch via the BBC iPlayer.
>
>
> I tried this - no joy.


you tried what? watching it on iplayer.... is it just me or has it not been broadcast yet?
Chris Ellyatt - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Looking forward to this. Although knowing the BBC, I've got a feeling that it will leave climbers a bit disappointed, aimed at a non-climbing demographic who won't know technical terms. I hope to be proven wrong though!

Chris
James Oswald - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:
Where will this be available online?
I've not managed to find this yet on Iplayer :(
James
jamespilgrim - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to James Oswald:
If the first one is on tonight (I think today is the 19th?) then hopefully it will be on iplayer within an hour of it finished on BBC2 Scotland - I get back from the wall at 9 so fingers crossed it will be up by then...
James Oswald - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to jamespilgrim:
Thanks.
Has anyone else got any further information?
James
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Raskye - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to James Oswald:

The BBC strikes again!!!!


"Availability:

Sorry, this programme is not available to watch again. (why?)

Last broadcast today, 19:00 on BBC Two (Scotland only)."
Alan Bates on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to Raskye: iplayer says it will be available shortly
tom_greenwich - on 19 Oct 2010
surfinmonk - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to tom_greenwich:
Was a great watch on sky Chan 990. Great effort and some awsome footage.
Looking forward to the next showing...
MelH - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

awesome. I watched it on the cross trainer at the gym. :)

I particularly liked Tim Emmet's comment about Scottish people sandbagging. There's a few folk I would like to share that comment with. hehehe
220bpm on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News: That was tasty! Impressive skills all round. Look forward to part II.
Raskye - on 19 Oct 2010
In reply to Alan Bates:
> (In reply to Raskye) iplayer says it will be available shortly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vg4qt#synopsis ... how about this then?

Raskye - on 20 Oct 2010
In reply to Raskye:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vg4qt/5_Climbs_5_Islands_Episode_1/

It's playable now... BBC Scotland must've had their own ideas about availabilty!
Simon Caldwell - on 22 Oct 2010
In reply to JFort:
> But you can get iplayer via Virgin Catch Up so you should be able to watch it on the TV not the computer.

Unless someone can correct me, it's not available via Virgin iPlayer (which seems to have a very small subset of what's available).

So squinting at a computer monitor seems to be the only option.
Bean Head - on 22 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

I watched it on iPlayer via Virgin Catch up TV. I've just checked and it's still there.

Goes by the title 5 climbs 5 islands.

Cheers.

Rob
Simon Caldwell - on 22 Oct 2010
In reply to Bean Head:
Maybe we're restricted by our contract or something, I searched for "5" and nothing showed up, then browsed by channels and there was nothing for BBC2 Scotland on Tuesday.
Bean Head - on 22 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

If you access iPlayer via the red button, the no, it doesn't show up. Like you say, not much does.

I used On Demand > Catch Up TV.

If it based on your TV package that's pretty poor on Virgin's behalf.

Rob
Simon Caldwell - on 23 Oct 2010
In reply to Bean Head:

Cheers will have another try this evening.
Off climbing in the rain now :)
Simon Caldwell - on 23 Oct 2010
In reply to Toreador:

Found it :-)

If you go
On Demand -> Catch Up TV -> All Channels -> iPlayer -> Search
then it doesn't show up, but if you go
On Demand -> Catch Up TV -> Search
then it does (and the banner says "iPlayer"!)

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