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#1 muppet

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 15:28

Here in UK, just watched a documentary (on ITV) about Ken Tyrell. It was very, very good. One hour long with interesting stuff from JYS, Murray Walker, Derek Gardner, Jody Scheckter, Max Mosely and others. Just shows that decent F1 documentaries can be made after all. This is a relief. The TV "hatchet job" perpertrated on James Hunt a month ago (channel 4 I think) was disgraceful.

Also, it included excellent footage of the GPs of the early 70s. Well worth recording.

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#2 FW07

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 16:09

Glad it was good. I wasn't around so I taped it to watch later.

Will post my opinions on it just as soon as I do. Cheers.

#3 Graham2

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 20:36

The documentary has been available from Duke Videos for some time. I got my copy from Halfords last week:rolleyes:
Could have saved myself £12 and recorded it today:mad:

#4 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 21:24

Yes, I enjoyed it very much - nice home movie-esque shots of Cevert which I hadn't seen before, very interesting & watchable & nice to see a decent motor racing documentary on telly - but how sad it seems sometimes to think Tyrrell, Walter Hayes (interviewed on show)& Michele Alboreto are gone & dear Helen Stewart fights cancer. Still life moves on... 10 times more enjoyable than the qualifying shown just before it...

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 21:28

I enjoyed it much more than I (cynically) expected to. Nice to see Norah Tyrrell getting some air time. And I'm sure others noted the name of the production house - Mark Stewart.
Have to admit however to some surprise that there was no mention before, during or after the programme that its subject is no longer with us.

#6 Graham2

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Posted 14 October 2001 - 08:04

The reason for the lack of reference to Ken Tyrrells passing, might be because it was produced in the year 2000 ;)

#7 David McKinney

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Posted 14 October 2001 - 10:56

That would explain why there was no mention in the programme, but not why there was none before or after.
TV channels employ continuity presenters who link between programmes, and ITV's on-air introduction to the Tyrrell programme could easily have made the point. But didn't.