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Author Topic: Paddington 24/7, channel 5, 21:00 tonight  (Read 7817 times)
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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2018, 05:58:16 pm »

Well they decided on 20 programs so were obviously confident of enough things taking place though I have to say they really ham things up at times for the smallest of incidents. I just remind myself that this is a general entertainment program aimed at appealing to the casual viewers so don’t take it too seriously.

Original edited to correct spelling mistake, sorry finger troubles in original.

I would think that in today's GWR land they would have enough material to fill and episode EVERY DAY.
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« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2018, 08:01:36 pm »

There must be times when GWR and Network Rail wish there wasn’t a camera crew waiting for something to kick off.
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« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2018, 09:21:03 pm »

There must be times when GWR and Network Rail wish there wasn’t a camera crew waiting for something to kick off.

Hmmm... I wonder... Could the current problems on GWR be the result of a Channel 5 sabotage team trying to spice up their footage?

Disclaimer - I haven't actually watched this programme yet. Is it any good?
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« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2018, 09:41:12 pm »

From the couple of episodes I have watched, like all such TV programmes, it revels in turning a minor issue into a major crisis (not that NR/GWR need much help in doing that anyway)..... Roll Eyes Cheesy
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« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2018, 10:17:44 pm »

Just watched the most recent episode (21/05/2018).

Paddington Duty Station Manager Tom Law will go far with GWR. His attitude to customers, his way of speaking to them, fits in perfectly with the current contempt GWR's higher management treat those who dare to spend money travelling with GWR.

Such a contrast to the helpful and empathetic attitude shown by the Customer Assistants/Ambassadors.
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« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2018, 10:32:58 pm »

Just watched the most recent episode (21/05/2018).

Paddington Duty Station Manager Tom Law will go far with GWR. His attitude to customers, his way of speaking to them, fits in perfectly with the current contempt GWR's higher management treat those who dare to spend money travelling with GWR.

Such a contrast to the helpful and empathetic attitude shown by the Customer Assistants/Ambassadors.


Agree. Classic example of small man syndrome. Given a little authority and perhaps a hat & a whistle they all become Giants.
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« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2018, 10:57:45 am »

Just watched the most recent episode (21/05/2018).

Paddington Duty Station Manager Tom Law will go far with GWR. His attitude to customers, his way of speaking to them, fits in perfectly with the current contempt GWR's higher management treat those who dare to spend money travelling with GWR.

Such a contrast to the helpful and empathetic attitude shown by the Customer Assistants/Ambassadors.


Like the fat controller in Thomasland?

Agree. Classic example of small man syndrome. Given a little authority and perhaps a hat & a whistle they all become Giants.
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« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2018, 08:15:55 pm »


21:00 again, Channel 5, this evening, 28/05/18, royal wedding at Paddington/Windsor (H&M) etc.

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« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2018, 10:23:13 pm »

They did very well on getting people to Windsor but the rest of the programme just seemed to be lurching from one chaotic situation to the next.

Thelack of effective communication which we are all so familiar with as customers is a theme running through the whole series.
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« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2018, 11:31:08 am »

They did very well on getting people to Windsor but the rest of the programme just seemed to be lurching from one chaotic situation to the next.

Thelack of effective communication which we are all so familiar with as customers is a theme running through the whole series.

We generally continue to do pretty well at dealing with large planned events (Henley, Glastonbury, Reading Festival, London 2012, major engineering possessions) with only a few cock-ups (Rugby World Cup), but completely fall to pieces when dealing with unplanned events.  Those ones are obviously more difficult to deal with, but we could do a hell of a lot better.
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« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2018, 04:38:14 pm »

They did very well on getting people to Windsor but the rest of the programme just seemed to be lurching from one chaotic situation to the next.

Thelack of effective communication which we are all so familiar with as customers is a theme running through the whole series.

The problem is the programmes timeline is all skewed, it makes out that the 387 ran into the OLE dead section at Didcot and the trespassers in Bristol were at the same time as the Royal wedding
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« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2018, 08:26:57 pm »

My grandson wants to work on the railway and would really enjoy this show, but unfortunately the uncensored swear words and unnecessary pictures of half of a dead rat makes it a bit out of his age range! Here's hoping for a family suitable cut they could show earlier in the day.
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