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Old Jul 10th 2011, 4:45 am
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Has anyone else seen this BBC2 TV programme? We have downloaded it and watched the first part last night.

The first episode looks at the UK economy and demonstrates that we are still manufacturing, but in a different way to many years ago. Subsequent programmes focus on British innovation and the rise of the service industry.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0125v5k


Well worth watchng if you like interesting, factual programmes.
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yes I watched it, thought it was really good, got part 2 to watch now
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Has anyone else seen this BBC2 TV programme? We have downloaded it and watched the first part last night.

The first episode looks at the UK economy and demonstrates that we are still manufacturing, but in a different way to many years ago. Subsequent programmes focus on British innovation and the rise of the service industry.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0125v5k


Well worth watchng if you like interesting, factual programmes.
The link makes a connection, but 'Not available in your area' is emblazoned across the screen. Same when I try with Hotspot and VPN - Any suggestions?
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The link makes a connection, but 'Not available in your area' is emblazoned across the screen. Same when I try with Hotspot and VPN - Any suggestions?
Yes. Download it like everyone else does
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Quite interesting, though a shameless attempt of the BBC to boost the national spirit surely. I mean, look at our great achievements...problem however, we don't have cash. lol
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Quite interesting, though a shameless attempt of the BBC to boost the national spirit surely. I mean, look at our great achievements...problem however, we don't have cash. lol
Have you actually watched the programme?
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Have you actually watched the programme?
All 3 of them. And correct me if I'm wrong here, but the programs outlined the British economy...then proceeded to look at the deficit? All the while, ensuring that a steady focus was kept on all of our great skills and how we started it all...this bit confused me. Completely unnecessary.
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It’s depressing, the program might work better if it was “Made in Germany/Japan/China”.

There are people making amazing bespoke engineering type things in the UK but companies never get past a certain size because they’ll never find the backing or right people to make a go of it. It's always a risk, people would prefer to work for a bigger and more stable company or "invest" spare cash in their house .

Truly the UK is still a nation of small minded bankers, shop keepers and estate agents producing little of any value. Quite content with their mediocrity as well now, no burning ambition for change but just that abject indifference while lurking on past memories. I love the UK but it’s one of the main reasons I left the damn place .
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Yes. Download it like everyone else does
I don't get that option on the BBC Site, is it downloadable from elsewhere?
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Quite interesting, though a shameless attempt of the BBC to boost the national spirit surely. I mean, look at our great achievements...problem however, we don't have cash. lol
A BBC programme that is actually pro-British?

This I must see................
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[QUOTE=jackthehat;9488707]I don't get that option on the BBC Site, is it downloadable from elsewhere?[/QUOT


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A BBC programme that is actually pro-British?

This I must see................
It makes a pleasant change to some positivity. The UK will never be the major manuacturer that it once was, but all is not lost (despite the naysayers - here and elsewhere ) and we can still do some things well, albeit in a smaller and specialist scale.
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It makes a pleasant change to some positivity. The UK will never be the major manuacturer that it once was, but all is not lost (despite the naysayers - here and elsewhere ) and we can still do some things well, albeit in a smaller and specialist scale.
Yes - my point was that the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation are usually very anti-British.......
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Yes - my point was that the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation are usually very anti-British.......
You're such a cynic
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It makes a pleasant change to some positivity. The UK will never be the major manuacturer that it once was, but all is not lost (despite the naysayers - here and elsewhere ) and we can still do some things well, albeit in a smaller and specialist scale.
Err...Did you watch the program? Did you not catch the bit where he mentions that the UK is still about the 6th largest manufacturer in the world? Not bad considering the size of population and country and the fact that the rest of the world has begun producing things too over the past 100+ years..I reckon that still makes us pretty major. But we're still bleeding cash. Perhaps just making the wrong things?
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