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The Story Of Tom Simpson - documentary on the BBC

RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
edited January 2011 in The bottom bracket
Just a note for anyone who missed this programme last time around. It is being repeated on BBC4 at 9pm on Sunday (30th Jan).

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  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    Great stuff thanks for the heads up i missed it last time and couldn't find it to watch anywhere :D
  • Keith47Keith47 Posts: 158
    Thanks for that, I'll be watching that for sure. I read the book Mr Tom a while back, quite illuminating, well worth a read if you haven't already. :)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Good spot, ta!
  • I'm just finishing the book too.
    I'll look forward to the documentary
  • brucey72brucey72 Posts: 1,086
    I watched it last time round and it is a very good programme.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    edited January 2011
    Yes good call RonB, also before it is a re-run of Ride of My Life: The Story of the Bicycle, with Rob Penn. Saw it last time round and was a good watch.
  • TonymufcTonymufc Posts: 1,016
    Good call. Reaching for the sky remote as we speak.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Ride of My Life: The Story of the Bicycle is also on (as well as Sun 30 at 20.00) Mon 31st at 02.45.
  • PhilofCasPhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    cheers Ron
  • brucey72 wrote:
    I watched it last time round and it is a very good programme.

    Agreed, will watch it again, just put it in my sky planner.
  • ynyswen24ynyswen24 Posts: 703
    and now Shane Meadows apparently wants to do a bio-pic of Simpson. Which would be good.
  • Ron StuartRon Stuart Posts: 1,242
    brucey72 wrote:
    I watched it last time round and it is a very good programme.

    Agreed, will watch it again, just put it in my sky planner.

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  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    brucey72 wrote:
    I watched it last time round and it is a very good programme.


    It is. I've kept it on the Sky box and watched it again the other day. An amazing story.
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  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,664
    Cheers... just a bump as it's getting near the time and some may have missed OP.
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  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Useful reminder, I had meant to write it on the calendar but didn't. Thanks.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,915
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  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I notice that Rob Penn's "Ride of My Life" is on iPlayer for those who want to catch up (but the Tom Simpson thing isn't, funnily enough)
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    Thoroughly enjoyed it !!
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,915
    Really enjoyed it as well!!
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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    ddraver wrote:

    Thanks for the link. I was completely entranced by the programme but then got interrupted by a junior pneumatic 30 seconds before the end, so I had missed the moral of the story.

    fixed that for me, thanks!


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  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,139
    Really good programme but so sad. :( Couldn't help thinking if only he'd listened to people and stopped etc.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    I notice that Rob Penn's "Ride of My Life" is on iPlayer for those who want to catch up (but the Tom Simpson thing isn't, funnily enough)

    Strange, that. It's a BBC production, so you'd think they'd have the rights.
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