TV Prog: "British Army- Be The Best?" 20/06 2200hrs Sky One

#1
With the 'list' of media reports (and recruitment ads) to do with the Army in the last few months or so, this programme asks if the Army is the best it is perceived and advertised to be.
Colonel Tim Collins looks at the current state of the British Army, which three years ago he thought was the best in the world. Kate Adie and Lord Brocket contribute.
 
#3
"Reporter Kate Adie, a former IRA terrorist and a war veteran are among experts discussing whether the British Army has lived up to its promises in regard to the invasion of Iraq"

I thought that quote was saying that Kate Adie was a former IRA Terrorist!!!
 
#5
Lord Brocket and a former IRA terrorist commenting on the British Army in Iraq?

What about the views of the Big Brother household? Or of Girls Aloud? Why are these hard-hitting commentators being left out in favour of the lightweights above? Cheryl Tweedie is an acknowledged expert on asymmetrical warfare, for a start. And I think this programme is a poor platform for someone who's previous day job was terrorism. Why not his own makeover show? Or as a partner on the next episode of Come Dancing?(it would need some sequins on the mask, to be sure, but at least its Prime Time).

Come on Sky, get your act together. Anyone would think you were jumping (slightly late) on a bandwagon.
 
#7
Warrior_Poet said:
Well if the Politicians would let us get on with the jopb he'd be a DEAD former IRA terrorist...
I caught his picture on the ad for this the other day.

Can't remember his name but I do remember that he was one that turned and became on of the Slimes biggest sources of info.

I'm sure that someone out there with more brains than me will be able to fill in his monika.
 
#8
Older_by_the_day said:
Kate Adie's a useless arrogant witch anyway! What on earth does she know?
Met her once.............Arrogant know-it-all.............but yet exuded subtle subliminal messages for some hoop action.......... :puker: :toilet:

Back on track.............look forward to viewing the programme and reading the fallout on this forum :relax:
 
#9
BagCharge said:
Older_by_the_day said:
Kate Adie's a useless arrogant witch anyway! What on earth does she know?
Met her once.............Arrogant know-it-all.............but yet exuded subtle subliminal messages for some hoop action.......... :puker: :toilet:

Back on track.............look forward to viewing the programme and reading the fallout on this forum :relax:
I met her during Granby. She was followed by a gaggle of senior captains and majors all saying 'Yes' to her every demand in the vague hope she would do them a 'favour'.
 
#10
BagCharge said:
Older_by_the_day said:
Kate Adie's a useless arrogant witch anyway! What on earth does she know?
Met her once.............Arrogant know-it-all.............but yet exuded subtle subliminal messages for some hoop action.......... :puker: :toilet:
quote]

Yeah met her in Kosovo when it all kicked off, made a fool of herself saying she could "hear the sound of helicopters approaching... so daunting but yet so beautiful", then she got ripped apart by everyone waiting on the road as the helicopters had been there for quite a while and were just out of shot.

Honestly though she struck me as a complete idiot, looks like a weeble now as well.
 
#11
Aunty Stella said:
Warrior_Poet said:
Well if the Politicians would let us get on with the jopb he'd be a DEAD former IRA terrorist...
I caught his picture on the ad for this the other day.

Can't remember his name but I do remember that he was one that turned and became on of the Slimes biggest sources of info.

I'm sure that someone out there with more brains than me will be able to fill in his monika.
God, it's not that clown Sean O'Callaghan is it?
 
#13
gallowglass said:
Aunty Stella said:
Warrior_Poet said:
Well if the Politicians would let us get on with the jopb he'd be a DEAD former IRA terrorist...
I caught his picture on the ad for this the other day.

Can't remember his name but I do remember that he was one that turned and became on of the Slimes biggest sources of info.

I'm sure that someone out there with more brains than me will be able to fill in his monika.
God, it's not that clown Sean O'Callaghan is it?
Quite probably. I will have to watch it now just to see if it is :D
 
#14
it's on the same time as the England vs Sweden Match.......viewing figures will be high then!!!
 
#15
gallowglass said:
Aunty Stella said:
Warrior_Poet said:
Well if the Politicians would let us get on with the jopb he'd be a DEAD former IRA terrorist...
I caught his picture on the ad for this the other day.

Can't remember his name but I do remember that he was one that turned and became on of the Slimes biggest sources of info.

I'm sure that someone out there with more brains than me will be able to fill in his monika.
God, it's not that clown Sean O'Callaghan is it?
You got it in one with Kate I've been everywhere Adie I thought Col Tim Collins was taking part Liked the bit in his book where the Ranger shirts wearing hooligans were complaining that it was the Royal Irish and not a Scottish regiment who were to be pig in the middle between them and the Celtic wearing eejits
 
#16
Oh no, not bloody O'Callaghan....Really, only Collins and Brocket have any service experience - what could the other two contribute (apart from getting it arseways of course)?

Actually, it might be entertaining, as my own limited experience of Col. Collins is that he doesn't suffer fools gladly, and I canont see him keeping his cool when O'Callaghan starts giving his 'perspective' or Adie starts blathering about the media profile of the Army.
 
#17
Older_by_the_day said:
BagCharge said:
Older_by_the_day said:
Kate Adie's a useless arrogant witch anyway! What on earth does she know?
Met her once.............Arrogant know-it-all.............but yet exuded subtle subliminal messages for some hoop action.......... :puker: :toilet:
quote]

Yeah met her in Kosovo when it all kicked off, made a fool of herself saying she could "hear the sound of helicopters approaching... so daunting but yet so beautiful", then she got ripped apart by everyone waiting on the road as the helicopters had been there for quite a while and were just out of shot.

Honestly though she struck me as a complete idiot, looks like a weeble now as well.

Could not agree with you less. She`s a good lass who knows and understands the Army. Lady Adie would never have got the QDG name wrong like Simpson did recently. She has also done a helluva lot for service charities - unreported and for no gain to herself. So shut yer feckin gob.
 
#19
Is this programe some sort of urine take? All it needs now is the Halmitons and Jordan and you've got a winner plus a few ex-SAS members with lots of walting action.
 

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#20
Charlie Brocket ? Failed and jailed Insurance swindler and Celebrity Get-Me-Out-Of-Here-er who didn't make it to the final?

He's Ex Cav IIRC - I hope he's charging Sky an outrageous sum of money to spout nonsense....Brocket Hall costs a lot to keep up !

You'd get a more measured view out of Ant and Dec !

Sounds like a programme that SHOULD be made - but not necessarily with these particularly...er..."stars".
 

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