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Old 22-05-2011, 06:31   #16
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Aw Honey.... Don't you worry, your guardian angel is looking over you
Saucy.... and a grand job you've done to date....
but even you can't stay awake 24/7 to field some of my dumber posts.....
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Old 26-05-2011, 09:50   #17
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It's a great episode that and will no doubt give many potential cruisers the shove they needed to do the dream.

Also worth mentioning is the last program in the series where a family man has the dream of sailing the Atlantic from the UK but it doesn't quite work out. Some good lessons in that one.

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Only thing worth cruising to the UK for is a delivery... then get out fast...
OZ... never been so can't comment
Hang on, so you want paying for the delivery you're doing for me as well?

To help you and other expats, or indeed, anyone who'd like to access UK only stuff like BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 On Demand, etc. may I reccomend,

Watch UK TV online abroad - My Expat Network

It's a proxy server that you pay £5 per month to use and i've had it since I moved down to Spain over a year ago. For LESS than us Brits had to pay for a UK TV licence, your PC is routed through a UK based server to get on the 'net, thereby giving you a UK based IP address and full access to UK only content like this. Once you've made your first payment, simply download their simple access program and you can literaly watch UK tv anywhere in the world. A friend of mine took his laptop to Qatar in the middle east and it works fine there as well.

I've never had a problem connecting and they take the monthly payment via PayPal so no security worries as you don't give them your bank or card details.
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Old 26-05-2011, 09:56   #18
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television?????/
yer not sailing enough, i thinks......
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Old 27-05-2011, 19:04   #19
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Personally I thought it was a bit of a flop, there was potential for a great hour or more of television.
Unfortunately the produces chose to focus on the melodrama showing the tension between the A/hole husband and the submissive wife who copped all the crap he handed out.
They brushed past all the beautiful islands etc and devoted a ridiculous amount of time to an obviously scripted food poisoning event where they were all going to die.
Quite pathetic really.
It would be nice if someone got hold of all their other footage and turned it into a series showing all the good stuff that happened on the way.
I give it half a star.
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Re: My Family's Crazy Gap Year

DL, I agree with you to a point. I thought that when he was going off it was mostly in the early period (???) and no doubt there was a lot of apprehension and a bit of fear driving it. Rather than submissive I did wondered if they just didn’t show her reacting – that the camera got put down when it got ugly!! I was also disappointed that nothing was shown of Carib and Galapagos, and little of South Pac so a series would indeed be good. I hadn’t seen a Cat laid out like that before too – seemed to work fairly well though. I think what I mostly liked was that as a novice with dreams, it gives a sense of the highs and lows that might be experienced. Obviously you and others would have a much better idea about that. Cheers
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Doesnt work for me.
I cant get it to work here in Spain, but I am able to get CH 4 through my sattelite box so will try to catch it on the box...
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Personally I thought it was a bit of a flop, there was potential for a great hour or more of television.
Unfortunately the produces chose to focus on the melodrama showing the tension between the A/hole husband and the submissive wife who copped all the crap he handed out.
They brushed past all the beautiful islands etc and devoted a ridiculous amount of time to an obviously scripted food poisoning event where they were all going to die.
Quite pathetic really.
It would be nice if someone got hold of all their other footage and turned it into a series showing all the good stuff that happened on the way.
I give it half a star.
To be fair, it showed him at the start stressed out and focused on the sailing, but by the end of the programme he had relaxed a lot more and was enjoying being with his kids and taking in the scenery, so much so, that they were going to continue their cruising for another couple of years.
As for the "staged" poisoning, they were filming themselves.

An interesting programme/ series, that could of done with the episodes being longer than hour.
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Cheers for the link Simon... be nice to be able to access some of the quality UK stuff once in a while... also mus confess to being an 'Any Questions' addict...
gives me somewhere to vent....
Payment...?? you mean its only a delivery... I thought it was a 'Prezzie'...
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Unfortunately, just like 4OD that has been mentioned, that's not available outside the UK either.

Boatman, sorry to disapoint you but Christmas was last year......
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Oh well we learn every day. I always assumed utube was international
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Maybe I was a bit harsh on the family but the disappointment of would should have been a fantastic show remains.
Again it would be great to get all their unused footage and make a full series on them.
It would appear that the trip made them better people and a stronger family.
I’m so sick of all this reality TV BS which just focuses on the negatives of people.
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Oh well we learn every day. I always assumed utube was international
It is, for 'normal' stuff. However this was posted by Channel 4 themselves and therefore is restricted to the UK.
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