Your top 5 hidden ( or otherwise) gems of regular contributors of content to U Tube we should watch.

It’s probably a reference to the TB years in which, in order to win GE’s he had to accept conservative values. However whilst he was a socialist branding “new Labour” he was catastrophic for British unity with the devolution bill, involved us in an unwanted war and proved the concept that he was America’s tool. For a person who paradoxically espoused European unity, he really alienated the French in particular. I am not really sure in My own mind what Blair stood for, he never wanted his Scottishness to be known by and large. His concept of multiculturalism was certainly flawed. His support of Minorities would have been fine had it not been used to undermine the majority of this country. But then the Labour Party has always had a selective memory.
I would be inclined to agree with most of this, especially

I am not really sure in My own mind what Blair stood for, he never wanted his Scottishness to be known
 

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I follow:

JP in Fuerteventura
Ruined Leon
Dashcam UK
Dodgy Drivers
The Critical Drinker
TalkRadio/TalkTV*


*that last one I've kinda gone off the boil a bit since neither Tonia Buxton, Esther Krakue nor Dominique Samuels rarely make an appearance any more :-( and it just seems to be 45 minute interviews by Julia H-B taking 44 minutes to ask a question.
 
I have quite an eclectic mix including most of what's been posted. However one that I watch regularly is Barrie Davies and his model railway. It seems that Barrie was on the railways for most of his life and was a sometime underground driver but he's come to my notice for his output during covid. TBF he can go off on things, but generally he's a good watch and a very good tipster. He's got forty years head start on me with model railways and keeps things simple.
 

Russ Abbot

Clanker
Very interesting (and entertaining) collection of chemistry videos by Martyn Poliakoff (bloke I'd not heard of until recently) focusing on elements of the periodic table in turn. Just click on an element in the table. e.g. Li video leads on to a brief discussion of the early work on the hydrogen bombs. (i.e. The use of lithium deuteride as fusion fuel.)
 
Has anyone mentioned the History Guy yet?

If you can get over the accent and bow ties, his work is thorough, dense in content yet succinct. Judging by his hat collection and his subject matter he is a bit of an anglophile too

 

endure

GCM
Very interesting (and entertaining) collection of chemistry videos by Martyn Poliakoff (bloke I'd not heard of until recently) focusing on elements of the periodic table in turn. Just click on an element in the table. e.g. Li video leads on to a brief discussion of the early work on the hydrogen bombs. (i.e. The use of lithium deuteride as fusion fuel.)
The Mad Professor, often to be seen in the Beeston branch of Sainsburys. In the videos he looks quite short but he's about 6 foot 6 in real life.

Also on youtube.


BTW that's Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE CChem FRS FREng FRSC FIChemE to you :lol:
 
Has anyone mentioned the History Guy yet?

If you can get over the accent and bow ties, his work is thorough, dense in content yet succinct. Judging by his hat collection and his subject matter he is a bit of an anglophile too


He has been mentioned and if anyone is interested he will be at Tankfest in Bovington at the end of this month.
 
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Though the hero is Ryan George and his pitch meetings.

Here's Squid Game:


Second this, superb series
 
If you are ever having trouble with lawn mowers or lawn tractors or any small engine then Dony Boy 73 is your man. The guy is very good and takes the time to explain problems and shows how to fix them.

The guy has certainly saved me a few dollars over the years.
 

endure

GCM
If you are ever having trouble with lawn mowers or lawn tractors or any small engine then Dony Boy 73 is your man. The guy is very good and takes the time to explain problems and shows how to fix them.
I just tell the gardener to get it fixed...
 

Yokel

LE
If the history of radio communications in the UK interests you, including things such as the Cold War systems for post nuclear attack use, as well as the structures and all sorts of general topics relating to radio systems, transmitter sites, towers, and so on, then try the videos made by Ringway Manchester.

@endure this one might interest you. A couple of examples:



 

endure

GCM
If the history of radio communications in the UK interests you, including things such as the Cold War systems for post nuclear attack use, as well as the structures and all sorts of general topics relating to radio systems, transmitter sites, towers, and so on, then try the videos made by Ringway Manchester.

@endure this one might interest you. A couple of examples:




VHF is for deckies and tugs. Real Men scatter their pearls of wisdom ionospherically :lol:

 

Yokel

LE
Unlikely that anyone would pick up HF on a scanner or in coastal waters. I suspect that little HF sparking takes place in the Manchester Ship Canal.

The guy behind that channel has loads of videos, possibly dozens. They cover all sorts of topics related to various aspects of radio history; such as radio usage by the emergency services, Cold War systems, broadcast systems, amateur radio and scanning, interference investigation and loads more.
 

endure

GCM
In 10 years at sea as an R/O I can't remember using the VHF even once. That's where the 'deckies and tugs' remark came from.
 

Yokel

LE
In 10 years at sea as an R/O I can't remember using the VHF even once. That's where the 'deckies and tugs' remark came from.

I know and I got it. However some may still find it interesting listening to ships taking to tugs on VHF, or similar conversations between the bridge and some sort of shore station. Some land based systems and applications are similarly interesting, and have led to some interesting architecture such as towers or disused sites on hilltops.
 
This came up at home last night. There is such a wide swathe of dumbed down dross on mainstream TV at present , that even scanning the wide expanse of the schedules to stick the odd programme on the record schedule for viewing at a later date is now providing slim pickings.
As a result , we are now increasingly finding ourselves on the rare occasions when we are sat down in front of the slab on a night, going to u tube for the sort of intelligent tv the rest no longer bothers with.
So , what are the go too channels you subscribe to , and in a brief line tell us why we should as well.
My top list ?
1. Harry’s farm. Harry metcalf , a car nut but also in this case an Oxfordshire farmer, posts throuout the farming year, more educational than Clarkson.( and he started ages ago) you will be hooked and wherever you are from will learn loads you didn’t know about farming in Britain.
2. David Starkey Talks. Like having your own Cambridge history professor give a talk for half an hour, witty, dry and really brings our non woke history alive. My eldest daughters are hooked.
3. Lindybeige. A really really good talker on a wide range of frequently ( but not exclusivly) military or historical subjects. I’ve never yet been tempted to not listen to the end.
4. The history Guy. A sociable American ( Looks like an Ivy League professor) with a hat fetish. Think of his talks as like our “ something from history you never knew” and you won’t go far wrong.
5. Harry’s Garage. Harry metcalf again but based around his barn of ( mostly V12 ) cars and car reviews. This is a huge cut above the usual car based dross as Harry is such an amiable , non poncy, or overly excitable , English country Gentleman. His reviews of electric cars are genuinely informative.
6. The late late Brake show. ex 5 th gear presenter does a quirky car show unearthing many hidden jems. Often far better than I’ve just described it.
7. Everyday Astronaut. An American who does a roundup on what is currently happening in space launches and has evolved into a bloke who all the space launch companies are prepared to talk to.!
His 3 parter guided talk through space x’s set up given personally by Elon Musk was the sort of mesmerising TV the BBC would ( or should) have given their eye teeth for.!
8. curious droid, if you get past his eye popping shirts, it’s a well presented mostly science history based talk with some great visuals.
9 Periscope films. If I ever need to launch a Supermarine Walrus from the Deck of a cruiser I’ll be ok thanks to periscope films archive of war dept ( and much more ) films.
10 Jay Lenno‘s Garage. Just the man who enjoys his toys and so will you.

So what’s your watch list that the rest of us can kill an hour in front of the TV on an evening ?
Agree with all the above, Mentour Pilot is good, one video even teaches you how to land plane in an emergency, very interesting.
 

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