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    A quick note for the eagle eyed among you, I have indeed simply pasted this straight across from the identical thread I've posted on BCUK.


    I have dibbled it a bit but;

    Anyway, bored witless due to still being in cardiac re-hab after my "major event" in October,(although very definitely espying a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, which with good grace, will not simply be another train coming) I have, between walks, physical exercise (walks don't count), 30 minute bike rides (all I'm allowed) and struggling with ongoing chest pain issues, been availing myself of various online TV and film services ( NO not that kind-~Ooh me heart!) and this popped up on Netflix yesterday;

    "Frontier"

    Supposedly about the "bloody battle for control of the wealth created by the Hudsons Bay Companys monopoly of the fur trade" set in the late 1700's.

    I was a bit confused;

    Ray Mears never said nowt about a bloody battle for control etc,(or did he? ) it was all jolly voyageurs, singing, paddling along,eating crxppy scones, being bitten to sxxt by flies and making paddles out of logs etc, all very romantic

    No idea if its already been aired, how old it is or whether it's already been mentioned on here but it looks canny enough and whether it's full of factual inaccuracies or an honest representation, at least it's based around a fairly popular subject on here

    I've already been back to see how Lord Benton ( Alun Armstrong-fellow Geordie) gets on hunting down Declan Harp (Nasty bugger, slicing fella's throats and cuttin off bits and bobs as well and again, never mentioned by Ray-Von)

    update- Ber-limey! what a ride! more sticking bits of metal into folk, folk getting shot, chased, shot a bit more, then chased again. Utter rubbish really but better than that Beowulf catastrophe they made up here at Stanhope and Blyth in which my brother had a roll as an extra-~("old your oss sir?" etc etc) Oh and bits with actual canoes, mostly plastic done up to look a bit birch barky

    Happy Days

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    the English & French were having a go at each other for years for control of the Canadian fur trade. have a look for RM's "Roger's Rangers" episode on youtube.

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    Sounds great!

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    I can't work out if it is a comedy, or a soap in furs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    I can't work out if it is a comedy, or a soap in furs!
    It is all a bit thin to be honest


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    But when you are on "the box" and with strict instructions to take it easy, there are worse thing to watch.......
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    It is ok really, I had the hump because I was expecting lots of proper canoes, with some tribal action!
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