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Ray Mears on TV During January - LOTS!!!

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Zodiak, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Zodiak

    Zodiak Settler

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    Digital Viewres can catch Ray Mears on UKTV G2 (111) during January where he seems to be on LOADS eg Bushcraft starts at 11PM on the 1st of Jan and runs through to 4AM and starst up again next morning. From then on its on most days for teh next three weeks or so.

    One for Skyplkus if you have it or good old VHS if you don't. :p
     
  2. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice heads up..will take the digital box and DVDR on my trip to the caravan. :D :D
     
  3. Zammo

    Zammo Settler

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    Do you get UKTV G2 on freeview?
     
  4. Jodie

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    Alas no.

    UKTV G2 is on Sky 111, NTL 126, Telewest 125
    UKTV Documentary is on Sky 532, NTL 208, Telewest 225
    UKTV History is on Freeview 12, Sky 537, NTL 203, Telewest 203 (both 203, not a typo).

    UKTV website is http://uktv.co.uk/ (scroll down for TV listings and search).

    There seem to be many threads about Ray Mears' programmes, past and
    future - I wonder if we should have a sort of 'Mearswatch' metathread :)
     
  5. SowthEfrikan

    SowthEfrikan Tenderfoot

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    I've never seen him but with all the buzz here I thought I should google and catch up, and :lmao: . Sorry all. Maybe it's because I've lived most of my life with "first nations" that I'm not impressed by claims of using skills vanished for 10,000 years in his corner of the world, or maybe its because I'm a girrrrrl and machismo does not wash. However, this chap is a trademarked business I do not want to miss. Brilliant concept. Found a niche. Has he made a million yet?
     
  6. Jodie

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    Fair point :) One that a number of people here would agree with
    I'm sure.

    I don't think I'd have heard of bushcraft without Ray Mears though
    and it seems to be a very interesting topic. For me, it's a pleasant
    diversion (I am an 'armchair bushcrafter') and I like finding out how
    things could be done without necessarily wanting to do everything
    myself. Plus it's great television! Similarly, Howard Goodall's recent
    television programme on 'How music works' was wonderful and
    I really liked hearing his explanations of how some of the music
    that I like has been put together, although it didn't make me want
    to start learning an instrument.

    I suppose it depends on your perspective though. Probably if you're
    already familiar with the concept then watching it on the telly could
    be a bit redundant... bound to be something novel though?

    My background is science and science communication and I enjoy
    watching, listening to, hearing, talking with etc. anyone who can
    talk knowledgeably - and passionately - on a topic about which I
    know little. Especially if there's a wee bit of science in there!

    Right I am rambling a bit... :D
     
  7. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Are Nut's :(
     
  8. Jodie

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    For whichever bit of the post you didn't like, I apologise :)

    Best wishes,
    Jo
    (off to make some chocolate cake - I'd share it but the technology's a bit lacking)
     
  9. Roving Rich

    Roving Rich Full Member

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    New terrestrial series on its way too - Wild food in the UK. Thats gotta be good !
    Cheers
    Rich
     
  10. Jodie

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    My bet is that people will, after seeing the new programme, "Google" and
    find themselves here - which is exactly what I did after watching a day of
    cleverness with knives, trees and canoes in July. [UKTV History - hooray]

    <<cake's nearly ready>>

    P.S. Shambling Shaman - TV channels put themselves on Freeview all
    the time so there's always a chance that some of the UKTV output that
    currently isn't freely available will become so in the future. Film4 = a good
    example!
     
  11. richardnhunt

    richardnhunt Tenderfoot

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    4th Jan I believe according to the woodlore website
     
  12. nobby

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    What's a "first nation"?
    I don't think machismo applies to RM's approach at all.
     
  13. dommyracer

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    And yet:-

    Maybe you should watch before you comment?
     
  14. Jodie

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    Re: watch before comment

    Also a good point. SowthEfrikan - DZ-Y's published a link to an
    interview (which can also be downloaded) and you can view
    clips from the Woodlore website. All free :D

    Posts #1, #7 and #11 have the links in this thread:
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/community/showthread.php?t=17710
     
  15. Ogri the trog

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    Likewise SS,
    Don't get Sky, and Freeview doesn't exist here yet!

    ATB

    Ogri the trog
     
  16. Voivode

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    First Nations is one of the terms we have over here for the pre-Columbian native inhabitants of North America. Also used the ubiquitous but out of style Indian as well as Native American. Which form used is often dependent on where you are (Here in Canada the government prefers First Nations nowadays) and who you talk to.

    I'd have to agree that SowthEfrican might be jumping the gun in categorizing Mears' work as some kind of wang-swinging pissing contest. SowthEfrican, as someone who has spent appreciable time with First Nations, I'm curious to hear what you have to say about his work and opinion of native cultures around the world.
     
  17. Nikolai

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    If you have UKTV Documentry, its Ray Mears' Bushcraft day all day today till atleast 5
     
  18. SowthEfrikan

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    You know, I may have been jumping the gun on Ray Mears, having only his own website by which to judge him, and perhaps I should see his programs before commenting. However, it's also a little like not having to eat an egg because you can smell it's bad.

    The point being NOT that Mears is rotten, but that you don't have to go through an entire program to get a picture - especially if the picture is formed by his own words on his own website. His claims amuse me.

    As for his relationship with "first nations", it looks like they have helped him make money by giving him the foundations to establish a business that people love. That is not a bad thing, just an observation.

    Hope you enjoyed your programs. I'm toddling off to watch the link someone kindly provided - maybe my opinion of his machismo will change. :)
     
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  20. dommyracer

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    What 'claims'?
     

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