Top Guns, Military History, 20FEB13

#1
Apologies if this is in the wrong thread,

Last night's episode featured Ian Harrison (former British Army captain & winner of Top Shot series 1) demonstrating the Lee Enfield rifle & the Webley revolver.

Like an idiot I missed it (except the closing bit), I'd be grateful if anyone knows if it'll be repeated, but I thought others might like to catch it as well.

F_M
 

ugly

LE
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#7
Those yank programs are aimed at goldfish attention span yehaws with ad breaks and recaps every 5 minites. You actually get about 10 minutes of original footage in a 30 minute episode of most modern US shows and its generally shit, ill informed, poorly researched and worst of all poorly presented with little or no knowledge of the subject matter and 100% reliance on the latest bubba internet myth about not made here guns!
Baby food for the intellect, sadly our own internet tv offerings here are little better than 30 minute rolling adverts for kit geeks!
 
#10
Those yank programs are aimed at goldfish attention span yehaws with ad breaks and recaps every 5 minites. You actually get about 10 minutes of original footage in a 30 minute episode of most modern US shows and its generally shit, ill informed, poorly researched and worst of all poorly presented with little or no knowledge of the subject matter and 100% reliance on the latest bubba internet myth about not made here guns!
Baby food for the intellect, sadly our own internet tv offerings here are little better than 30 minute rolling adverts for kit geeks!

I've seen this somewhere else;-)


Current affairs?
 

ugly

LE
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#11
Makes sense in both places though!
 
#12
An American youth says that he " likes" the SMLE. Soopah.
It must have been really good then.
Now we know.
 
#13
Indiana Del, thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Ugly, I know what you mean about short attention span TV, my daughter (who's 12) likes Top Shot & Lock n' Load, so if I transit the living room they may be on. They're entertaining hokum, not serious programmes (though they're meant to be by US standards).
I just wanted to see what the Americans thought of the classic British weapons, I wasn't expecting any penetrating insights really.
Military History Channel is plugging a new series of Top Shot, is it worth watching or is it just a reality TV show with firearms?
 
#14
That military history channel goes from having some brilliant and informative documentaries, to having some complete dirge. It also bugs me how many programmes on there that have absolutely **** all to do with the military.
 

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