New Ray Mears series Tonight

swotty

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Can't see this mentioned anywhere else but there's a new Ray Mears series called 'Australian Wilderness' startying tonight at 20:00 on ITV :)
 

Trig

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Got the tv plugged in ready and dusted off for this, only to spend the past 15 minutes trying to find ITV on sky. Of course i dont get that channel.....


Back in the corner it goes. :cussing:
 

Tiley

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I watched it but was rather disappointed. I have really enjoyed Ray's programmes in the past, in which he showcased his considerable skills and knowledge of history, but seeing him endeavouring to become a sort of ersatz Attenborough didn't really work for me. It was a reasonable tourist plug for Australia - obviously part of the deal with Qantas - but, as a programme, did not really know what it was supposed to be covering. I don't regret the half hour I spent watching but I'm not sure I'll be tuning in again next week.
 

hughtrimble

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I watched it but was rather disappointed. I have really enjoyed Ray's programmes in the past, in which he showcased his considerable skills and knowledge of history, but seeing him endeavouring to become a sort of ersatz Attenborough didn't really work for me. It was a reasonable tourist plug for Australia - obviously part of the deal with Qantas - but, as a programme, did not really know what it was supposed to be covering. I don't regret the half hour I spent watching but I'm not sure I'll be tuning in again next week.

The last one I watched of his, had him nature watching...but driving around on a quad! Just felt very odd, and was, as you say, more of a show and tell type tourism film rather than him doing his bushcraft thing.
 

Steve27752

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I was in Reading last night to see RM on stage, I thought thought it was the best one of this type of show that he has done. No spoilers, all I will say is back to basics and the new programme are featured.
 

swotty

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We're off to see him in Weston Super Mare on the 13th Nov, really looking forward to it :)

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Janne

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In a way - yes, but I think RM's forte is teaching BC and maybe not doing an Attenborough.

For me to find a site online showing the show can take a couple of hours and I do not want to get disappointed!

Do not get me wrong, I think RM is a fabulous presenter. None of this 'drama queen' stuff that is so common these days.
 

MikeLA

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Lots of close up shots of Rays boots on the latest episode.
Must be a sublimable ad for his online shop.
Still however I enjoy his shows even if they have strayed somewhat from his original interest.

did notice that as well bit of obvious advertising again. Why show a boot instead of the fantastic choice of Australian scenery