Meet the natives

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Renard, 5 Oct 2007.

  1. Renard

    Renard Guest

  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    What an awesome programme!!!! I absolutely loved it.
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Have caught bits of both (?) episodes so far. First one was middle-class family somewhere, then last night I think was Manchester +Chillingham Castle, Northumberland (I cycled past there last weekend :biggrin:).
    The Manchester working-class family gave them (cellophane-wrappd) Eccles cakes as a parting gift, which made me smile.
    The Philip as god thing is interesting, an explanation here
    Follow the link through to John Frum, too. The cargo-cult stuff is fascinating (and an interesting sideline to the religion stuff over on Soapbox). I'm sure it was through a discussion on C+ that I first looked up cargo cults.
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    It's a great show. Not sure about who scripted some of Jimmy's voiceovers though......

    As ever, you can quibble about the representativeness of some of the families selected, for example, I'm not sure how 'middle class' the Norfolk farmers were.......

    I wish there were more programmes about Britain from a 'foreign' point of view. If we could see travel shows about Britain shown in other countries it might be quite interesting, and it could show us things we didn't know about.
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Have to admit I didn't see it (watched the comedy on BBC2, which turned out to be a bit of a waste of time), but saw the trailers. The chap asking "But why are people homeless?" seemed to sum a lot of stuff up to me...
  6. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    At first i thought it was a joke, but now i'm not too sure.
    It was good to watch though.
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I watched it on 4OD last night.

    Some really touching scenes at the end too......
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