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The Lost Generation, Sky Sports F1 UK


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#1 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 20:58

Based on a book by David Tremayne, a tribute to British F1 drivers tipped for stardom, whose lives were tragically lost to the sport, Tony Brise, Tom Pryce, Roger Williamson being screened this week

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:12

When?

#3 Roger Clark

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:12

About ten showings, first one is 7:30pm tomorrow.

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:58

Thanks Roger

#5 Mallory Dan

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:38

Not bad at all I thought, for a 20-25 minute prog.  Looking forward to the other 2.



#6 Slurp1955

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 16:09

One talking head after another, and virtually no track action - it was like watching a radio show   :well:



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 20:17

I enjoyed it. I did get to see things I hadn't seen before so very worthwhile. The extended versions were worthwhile.

 

I have a hard job of watching them and not getting a tear in the eye.

 

Geoff



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:49

I enjoyed it. I did get to see things I hadn't seen before so very worthwhile. The extended versions were worthwhile.

 

I have a hard job of watching them and not getting a tear in the eye.

 

Geoff

I doubt if I will watch, for the same reason I won't read the book. 



#9 Simon Hadfield

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:37

The book is exceptional, David. Yes it is very moving but these three men should be remembered and better known than than they are today and this book achieves that. 

When modern attention spans are shorter than a humming birds wingbeat and most don't know of any motorsport prior to Michael Schumacher I think it is rather wonderful that a modern sports channel takes time to tell of some of the heros of another age who, for whatever reason, were denied the acclaim they deserved.  


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#10 David Beard

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 13:12

The book is exceptional, David. Yes it is very moving but these three men should be remembered and better known than than they are today and this book achieves that. 

When modern attention spans are shorter than a humming birds wingbeat and most don't know of any motorsport prior to Michael Schumacher I think it is rather wonderful that a modern sports channel takes time to tell of some of the heros of another age who, for whatever reason, were denied the acclaim they deserved.  

I've no wish to belittle the merit of the three drivers concerned Simon. It's just that I remember them so well that it makes me feel uncomfortable reading knowing the terrible endings. And I can't help thinking that there have been a few promising young drivers in F1 whose careers just fizzled out undramatically. No one writes books about them. Doesn't make a story.... :well:



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 16:20

I've no wish to belittle the merit of the three drivers concerned Simon. It's just that I remember them so well that it makes me feel uncomfortable reading knowing the terrible endings. And I can't help thinking that there have been a few promising young drivers in F1 whose careers just fizzled out undramatically. No one writes books about them. Doesn't make a story.... :well:

 

How about this?

I've been enjoying these shows on TV. I would have like more period footage of the junior category races, but maybe it doesn't exist?

 



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 18:56

I commend Sky for bringing The Lost Generation to television, although I would recommend reading the book as it does the subject matter much more justice and goes into far more detail. It is an excellent read. There could and should of been more track footage (mainly for Pryce as he competed in 40 odd GP) but this may have been down to money or unavailability. 



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:36

I commend Sky for bringing The Lost Generation to television, although I would recommend reading the book as it does the subject matter much more justice and goes into far more detail. It is an excellent read. There could and should of been more track footage (mainly for Pryce as he competed in 40 odd GP) but this may have been down to money or unavailability.


Money. We are surrounded by cheap television, a consequence of 257 channels and nothing on (to misquote Springsteen). Endless bakery, property, gardening, border patrol, airline nonsense and an opportunity to watch it all again an hour later. I feel full up. HBO are making an effort, and Sky Sports live coverage is excellent, but look how many times things are repeated to fill airtime. Like David Beard I remember vividly the deaths of these three great drivers, particularly that of Tom Pryce, one of the most horrendous pieces of footage imaginable. This series was Opportunity Lost . :well:  JohnP



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 17:25

Money. We are surrounded by cheap television, a consequence of 257 channels and nothing on (to misquote Springsteen). Endless bakery, property, gardening, border patrol, airline nonsense and an opportunity to watch it all again an hour later. I feel full up. HBO are making an effort, and Sky Sports live coverage is excellent, but look how many times things are repeated to fill airtime. Like David Beard I remember vividly the deaths of these three great drivers, particularly that of Tom Pryce, one of the most horrendous pieces of footage imaginable. This series was Opportunity Lost . :well:  JohnP

 

The footage of Pryce's death (and the marshall) at Kyalami is one I would not recommend anyone viewing and was not surprised by its omission. It's the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in Motor Sport. What wasn't explained in the programme is that Pryce's car - with deceased 'driver' - kept going at full pelt down towards Crowthorne taking out Jacques Laffite, which could of led to another fatality. The fact that many Grand Prix were not shown live in the 1970's was a blessing in this instance.