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Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by danielfitzgerald99, Dec 17, 2007.

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    mouse Well-Known Member

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    There's gonna be a new series on ITV called 'The Big Audition' following the casting process of various acting jobs, one of which will be for Thorpe Park's halloween attractions:

    http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a856363/thorpe-park-rides-itv-walking-dead-ride-big-audition/
    http://www.itv.com/beontv/shows/thebigaudition

    Not sure if it will be a proper documentary or more of a reality show/talent competition. Auditions aren't until later this summer so will be while before it ends up on TV. I will certainly be sure to forget to watch then not be bothered about missing it!
     
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    Channel 4 are in Chorley this week filming Hidden Britain by Drones with Sir Tony Robinson. They're taking a look at what's left of Camelot Theme Park and interviewing former staff about what it was like in the heyday.
     
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    New documentary Inside Alton Towers starts on Channel 4 on Thursday 12th June at 9pm. In the spirit of Alton Towers today, it starts later than it should and breaks down just as you're getting into it.
     
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    ^
    I'm assuming you mean 12 July? :p

    Remind me closer to the time, as my memory's not what it used to be and it's too soon to set the Skybox :p
     
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    There’s a show premiering currently on US TV called Coaster Quest. I’ve watched the first episode and a half.

    The pros: The host travels to good current parks and showcases great coasters. Episode One focused on Holiday World and Silver Dollar City. The host also occasionally uses enthusiast jargon, naming particular elements and the like, indicating he knows coasters. So there are no painful descriptions.

    The cons: It’s one those shows for which most of the program is taken up with the host displaying pseudo-fear before and during his rides. This is what the main focus is on; since he’s trying to reach the GP, he does a big GP dance throughout. This con comes close to making the show worthless for enthusiasts.
     
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    I guess if it makes GP more of an enthusiast it will be a good thing. As much as we would love a pure enthusiasts programme would it get high enough ratings?


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    I’m not one to use the term “GP” with disdain; I’m just marking the fact that it is less likely to appeal to enthusiasts. That said, I do think it is possible to make a program that has overlap appeal.
     
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    Oops! Yeah. I blame the sun...
     
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    Was this information in the actual Sun newspaper, as I can't find anything about it on the Sun's website.
     
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    Ha! Errr... :cool: I mean the actual sun in the sky. It's really bloody warm, affecting the mind! I have no idea if the documentary is listed on the newspaper site but, trust me, it's coming.
    I think I need to go out and come back in again...
     
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    Well, erm.. I definitely didn't waste ages looking for a non existent article about the new documentary on The Sun's website.... maybe.. :oops:
     
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    So it's the actual newspaper. Thanks @Robbie!
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Related, Derren Brown just had a spot in Vice News.
     
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    Any know any more about this - looking around online, it was supposed to be a one-off documentary, but didn't show on July 12th, nor is it mentioned anywhere in the TV listings.
    I doubt we'd learn anything we don't already know, but I'd still be interested to see it :)
     
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    Think it was a victim of all the World Cup rescheduling. I've asked C4 but had no reply, but hopefully it will turn up soon.
     
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    According to Alastair on TowersStreet Talk, the Alton Towers documentary will show on Channel 4 on Monday 27th August at 9pm.
     
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    Moved from the start of the school holidays to the end... maybe it doesn't show the park in a good light?
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Or maybe they needed the whole summer to get all of the creds open!
     
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    In other news, Hidden Britain by Drone visits Camelot Theme Park on Sunday 5th August at 8pm on Channel 4, and The One Show are also due to have a piece about Camelot in the Autumn.
     
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    An economic discussion with Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman... on a roller coaster!
     
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