BBC 2 Tonight - The Fallen 9:05pm - 12:10am

#1
Harrowing doesn't begin to describe Morgan Matthews's extraordinary film. It sets itself a huge task: to commemorate every British serviceman who has died in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. It achieves this mostly by talking to surviving family members - parents, siblings and, most heartbreakingly, children of those who have died. There are dozens of memorable scenes, forming an enormous mosaic of grief and loss. "I don't show emotion easily," says one officer's clipped, stiff-upper-lipped father, but when he does, as he recalls his son's funeral, it's unbelievably sad. As are the teenage girls recalling the smell of their father's aftershave and reading his last email: he hanged himself while on active service. Or the dad explaining how he still buys his son a Christmas present every year. The film is mostly about remembering, and the way grief can shred lives and families. But there are moments of humour and wisdom, too. The cumulative effect is overwhelming, but if you don't feel able to weather the full three hours, it's worth watching at least a part.
 
#2
I presume that the servicewomen who died will also be included in the programme? You only mentioned men, sorry to nitpick. This programme is what all walts should be made to watch, particularly a "baron" who we all love here on arrse.
 
#3
Outstanding said:
Harrowing doesn't begin to describe Morgan Matthews's extraordinary film. It sets itself a huge task: to commemorate every British serviceman who has died in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. It achieves this mostly by talking to surviving family members - parents, siblings and, most heartbreakingly, children of those who have died. There are dozens of memorable scenes, forming an enormous mosaic of grief and loss. "I don't show emotion easily," says one officer's clipped, stiff-upper-lipped father, but when he does, as he recalls his son's funeral, it's unbelievably sad. As are the teenage girls recalling the smell of their father's aftershave and reading his last email: he hanged himself while on active service. Or the dad explaining how he still buys his son a Christmas present every year. The film is mostly about remembering, and the way grief can shred lives and families. But there are moments of humour and wisdom, too. The cumulative effect is overwhelming, but if you don't feel able to weather the full three hours, it's worth watching at least a part.
B_and_T did this yesterday. Do get with the times dear.
 
#5
I hope they do, I couldnt imagine being a family member of one of the deceased ladies', watching this programme tonight and finding that it was just the blokes who were featured in it. It would probably be a tad bit of a kick in the teeth.
 
#7
ub2008 said:
I presume that the servicewomen who died will also be included in the programme? You only mentioned men, sorry to nitpick. This programme is what all walts should be made to watch, particularly a "baron" who we all love here on arrse.
Does the word 'mankind' only refer to males now as well? You arse.
 
#9
ub2008 said:
I never said that, no need to get stressed over it.
*whooosh*
There's the sound of my point going right over your head.

Must we always specify that women are included? Or are most of us intelligent enough to realise that its implied?
 
#11
PandaLOVE said:
This is the type of TV program that kids should watch but it's been put on after midnight. Opportunity lost.
Where does it say it is on after midnight?


B_AND_T said:
Minnow Films, an independent production company, has produced a feature-length documentary for the BBC that will remember every British Serviceman and woman who has been lost while serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC 2 on Sat 15 Nov 08 at 2105 hrs under the title of ‘The Fallen’.
 
#12
Perturbed said:
PandaLOVE said:
This is the type of TV program that kids should watch but it's been put on after midnight. Opportunity lost.
Where does it say it is on after midnight?


B_AND_T said:
Minnow Films, an independent production company, has produced a feature-length documentary for the BBC that will remember every British Serviceman and woman who has been lost while serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC 2 on Sat 15 Nov 08 at 2105 hrs under the title of ‘The Fallen’.
It's on til 0010 - cleverhead.

Don't you steal the telly pages from the mess?

I've got my tissues ready and am sleeping all afternoon to stay awake for it.
 
#13
I just clicked on the Sky TV guide info, and noted that it only referred to Afghanistan (not Iraq)? However, to clarify:

A powerful and poignant film in which families and friends of those who have died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq talk openly about their loved ones and their grief. Epic in scale and spanning seven years of war, this landmark three-hour film gives a rare insight into the personal impact and legacy of this loss.
Alongside intimate testimonies from families who have lost loved ones, The Fallen names every single serviceman and woman who has died while serving with the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001.
Made by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Matthews, The Fallen takes us across Britain and into the homes of those who have lost loved ones. The film also uses cherished personal home movie footage featuring those who have died as well as archive footage, leaving a lasting impression of their lives both inside and out of the armed forces.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fpx8g
 
#15
heard_it_all_before said:
I fear that there may still be to much Dust in the air for me to watch this program tonight. It still seems to be hanging around from last Sunday....
Poof.

If I can do it, you can.

Poof.
 
#16
The_Snail said:
It's on til 0010 - cleverhead.

Don't you steal the telly pages from the mess?

I've got my tissues ready and am sleeping all afternoon to stay awake for it.
How do you know that it is not on @ 21:05? Have you checked?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fpx8g

http://www.mydigiguide.com/tv-guide/tv.dll?a=6&h=1&PID=6873

So before you claim that it is on at 00:10 again, please read the links above and link to the correct information. If you are just making wild guesses; please don't as people may miss it. According to BBC2's own site it starts at 21:05 and ENDS at 00:10
 
#17
Perturbed said:
PandaLOVE said:
This is the type of TV program that kids should watch but it's been put on after midnight. Opportunity lost.
Where does it say it is on after midnight?

In the thread title.

B_AND_T said:
Minnow Films, an independent production company, has produced a feature-length documentary for the BBC that will remember every British Serviceman and woman who has been lost while serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC 2 on Sat 15 Nov 08 at 2105 hrs under the title of ‘The Fallen’.
 
#20
The_Snail said:
Perturbed said:
PandaLOVE said:
This is the type of TV program that kids should watch but it's been put on after midnight. Opportunity lost.
Where does it say it is on after midnight?


B_AND_T said:
Minnow Films, an independent production company, has produced a feature-length documentary for the BBC that will remember every British Serviceman and woman who has been lost while serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC 2 on Sat 15 Nov 08 at 2105 hrs under the title of ‘The Fallen’.
It's on til 0010 - cleverhead.

Don't you steal the telly pages from the mess?

I've got my tissues ready and am sleeping all afternoon to stay awake for it.
Misread what you said the 1st time. Yes it is on TILL 00:10 but the post I was replying to stated it was being PUT ON after midnight. So I apologise for my mistake, but there was good reason for me making it.
 

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