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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 20 Nov 2007.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Having a look at the new Earth series tonight on BBC2 at 9pm, if it's anything as good as the other stuff this chap has presented - he's a really enthusiatic geologist.. I've seen a few of his programmes and they are always interesting...
     
  2. Nortones2

    Nortones2 Über Member

    Damn. Quiz night tonight!
     
  3. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    I stumbled on his previous programmes and they were good.
     
  4. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    I'm playing cards tonight with the lads, but the HDD will be recording it. :blush:
     
  5. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Elaborate, Arch - is it going to be 'And then the mighty himalayas thrust their way out of the ground as this enhanced computer graphic shows' or will it be 'the sedimentary rock clearly reveals the passage of the centuries, as our grey-socks-and-sandals resident boremeister is showing us in painfully slow real-time.'...

    Well? :-)
     
  6. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    What a great programme. Thanks Arch, really enjoyed it. The time lapse sequence of the open lava pit was a great illustration of plate tectonics
     
  7. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I caught the bits that were on during the adverts in I'm a Celebrity:blush:

    And it looked the business. Apart from the aussie bloke with his playdoh and those "amazing" signs of early life. Nah, boring cobber.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    As I hoped, it was neither. Fancy graphics were kept to an explanatory minimum and the cute Scottish geologist chap roamed the globe from New Zealand to Iceland, taking in some pretty stunning locations (even in black and white they looked stunning) along the way.

    I never realised the Atlantic rift between the American and European plates actually surfaced in Iceland. That's cool....
     
  9. Was it the enthusiastic Scots presenter who works at the university of nottingham? Quite a youngish bloke with dark hair? He does a lot of OU programmes too.
     
  10. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    Dr Iain Stewart (I think)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    That's him...
     
  12. yeh that's the guy I meant. Quite intense but v interesting and entertaining
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    The other guy was cool too, Mr Mountain.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Yeah, I loved the idea of a geologist being called Mr Mountain. Do you think he changed it, or took up geology because of it?
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I reckon he slowly settled into it, but will move on before he becomes fossilized in his job.