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This is one for Chebby and other jet enthusiasts

chebby

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I am also looking out for any more of BBC 2's Cold War season programmes.

The one about jets tonight looks fun but I hope there wiil be a lot more about more than just the military hardware of the era. The Cold War influenced almost everything I grew up with until I was in my mid 20's. (Technologically, politically, culturally and personally. It gave me nightmares, it gave me a career and an income. I dreaded it and I loved it. It inspired my education and yet it might have obliterated me - and millions of others - and almost did.)

And it's not really over.
 

plastic penguin

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Nope, probably more of a danger now than with the superpowers squaring up. All it needs is one crudely made nuke and it could wipe out several thousand people. At least with the superpowers you knew the enemy.
 

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I thought these were good programs, worth a watch.

The only downside was the reminder that our once ground breaking , world leading aerospace industry is now non existent, mostly thanks to labour. It was nice to see them roll out the pristine English Electric Lightning and blast it up the runway, would have been even better if it was flying though.
 

plastic penguin

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Absolutely fed-up! Set the Sky box to record the first episode and 10 mins before the programme was due to start we had a power cut, which lasted nearly 2 hrs. |(

Does anyone know if it's repeated at any stage?
 

chebby

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plastic penguin said:
chebby said:
plastic penguin said:
Absolutely fed-up! Set the Sky box to record the first episode and 10 mins before the programme was due to start we had a power cut, which lasted nearly 2 hrs. |(

Does anyone know if it's repeated at any stage?
BBC iPlayer...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03j5cf8/Cold_War_Hot_Jets_Episode_2/
Thanks Chebby. I've have a watch later.
There is also a DVD from tomorrow. But, because it is Open University course material, it is extremely expensive...

http://www.ouw.co.uk/Cold-War-Hot-Jets-BBC/dp/B00GC4N78U
 

plastic penguin

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chebby said:
plastic penguin said:
chebby said:
plastic penguin said:
Absolutely fed-up! Set the Sky box to record the first episode and 10 mins before the programme was due to start we had a power cut, which lasted nearly 2 hrs. |(

Does anyone know if it's repeated at any stage?
BBC iPlayer...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03j5cf8/Cold_War_Hot_Jets_Episode_2/
Thanks Chebby. I've have a watch later.
There is also a DVD from tomorrow. But, because it is Open University course material, it is extremely expensive...

http://www.ouw.co.uk/Cold-War-Hot-Jets-BBC/dp/B00GC4N78U
That is heavy... don't think my enthusiasm will stretch that far. Back to the old iPlayer.
 

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