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Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-08-2015, 15:59
Replies: 226
Views: 20,431
Posted By pward1965
[ To be fair they didn't say they spent 6000 a...

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To be fair they didn't say they spent 6000 a year on holidays, just that they spent 6000 on that holiday last year.

According to their spending book their average spend on holidays was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-08-2015, 09:42
Replies: 226
Views: 20,431
Posted By pward1965
She had a career as a journalist, TV work pays...

She had a career as a journalist, TV work pays well and she has apparently invested in property.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-08-2015, 12:22
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By pward1965
I too like Al-Kallili as a presenter - he...

I too like Al-Kallili as a presenter - he explains things well.

However the programme was a bit of a disappointment to me. Having taken a passing interest in things nuclear over the years, and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-08-2015, 12:10
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By pward1965
Agreed about the voiceover - it needed someone...

Agreed about the voiceover - it needed someone with some gravitas.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-07-2015, 16:35
Replies: 184
Views: 20,801
Posted By pward1965
We have been fortunate enough to travel long-haul...

We have been fortunate enough to travel long-haul Business Class on a couple of occasions and didn't experience any 'falling over themselves to please me' attitude. Service was attentive, seats were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-07-2015, 16:23
Replies: 184
Views: 20,801
Posted By pward1965
Not quite - Virgin (and the other companies) are...

Not quite - Virgin (and the other companies) are saying 'pay more and you will get more' (bigger seat/better service/nicer food etc) and I don't think there's anything wrong in that.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2015, 09:11
Replies: 184
Views: 20,801
Posted By pward1965
Cabin crew get allowances to cover expenses...

Cabin crew get allowances to cover expenses 'downroute' as it's known - these are defined amounts based on things like duration away and location.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-07-2015, 12:46
Replies: 184
Views: 20,801
Posted By pward1965
I'm not sure I would class layovers as 'free mini...

I'm not sure I would class layovers as 'free mini holidays'. Yes, you get to stay away at a reasonable hotel with some money to spend, but it depending on routes flown it's probably only one or two...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-06-2015, 08:59
Replies: 60
Views: 5,764
Posted By pward1965
Agreed - it was all a bit cringeworthy. She knew...

Agreed - it was all a bit cringeworthy. She knew she should motivate her staff and was well-meaning enough but I would have groaned if I had been there.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-06-2015, 11:38
Replies: 60
Views: 5,764
Posted By pward1965
[On the Customer Satisfaction point, I'd have...

[On the Customer Satisfaction point, I'd have thought it might have been more productive to reduce the percentage of dissatisfieds, rather than increase those who are satisfied.

I'm also surprised...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-05-2015, 19:51
Replies: 109
Views: 12,653
Posted By pward1965
They're getting away with it because no-one has...

They're getting away with it because no-one has made a complaint to the police about it...Given the publicity perhaps someone now will.
Forum: Sky 20-04-2015, 16:13
Replies: 35
Views: 4,394
Posted By pward1965
I guess time and the market will tell if Sky are...

I guess time and the market will tell if Sky are 'pricing themselves out'.

Their subscriber numbers continue to rise, albeit at a slowing rate. Sky may not be the cheapest but it is probably the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2015, 08:53
Replies: 112
Views: 7,010
Posted By pward1965
Fair enough; each of us will have a point when a...

Fair enough; each of us will have a point when a bill makes a dent in our finances and that point varies enormously. For some it will be a few pounds, for others, including the lady in the programme,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-04-2015, 22:31
Replies: 112
Views: 7,010
Posted By pward1965
Not unbelievable, just a question of levels of...

Not unbelievable, just a question of levels of wealth. If you have 10m, 20m or 50m in the bank a few thousand isn't really going to trouble your finances. It's like more mere mortals spending a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-03-2015, 21:42
Replies: 162
Views: 10,525
Posted By pward1965
Liked Buzz's slight catty comment on Chuck...

Liked Buzz's slight catty comment on Chuck Yeager; apparently Mr Yeager was a great pilot but isn't the nicest of people.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-02-2015, 09:15
Replies: 1,065
Views: 81,330
Posted By pward1965
Yep, because their visit was pre-arranged and...

Yep, because their visit was pre-arranged and they already knew there was to be a Family Fun Day...it's (reality) television and sometimes little is as spontaneous as it seems...

Elsewhere Jenkins...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-02-2015, 15:54
Replies: 259
Views: 33,395
Posted By pward1965
I agree. The businesses know they need help, and...

I agree. The businesses know they need help, and many are in financial trouble. Deep down they know they must change but being told so can be tough. I do think some owners are in denial, think...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2015, 12:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,305
Posted By pward1965
He doesn't know the questions he will be asked...

He doesn't know the questions he will be asked but he will be briefed on likely subjects and have notes and statistics on those subjects to reference as part of his answers.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2015, 09:03
Replies: 1,065
Views: 81,330
Posted By pward1965
I suspect he's paid a fee by the production...

I suspect he's paid a fee by the production company rather than the hotel.



It gives them 8 hours of TV coverage that otherwise they wouldn't get and there's that old adage 'there's no such thing...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2015, 08:56
Replies: 1,065
Views: 81,330
Posted By pward1965
I wondered that also; as the owner didn't get...

I wondered that also; as the owner didn't get upset like he did last week when he lost money perhaps they weren't paid.

Surely the chap from the wresting people who did the recce would have ensured...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-01-2015, 22:51
Replies: 259
Views: 33,395
Posted By pward1965
Just watched last night's episode on Catch Up;...

Just watched last night's episode on Catch Up; wow - never seen Alex so angry.

The guy seemed completely unreasonable when asked to change anything.

I wonder what he expected when he agreed to...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-01-2015, 17:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,653
Posted By pward1965
They can, and do, offer the higher price in one...

They can, and do, offer the higher price in one store only. I was reading the small print in-store at Sports Direct a few months ago and it stated that the higher price had been offered at one named...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-01-2015, 23:35
Replies: 1,065
Views: 81,330
Posted By pward1965
Just watched the third episode and I am asking...

Just watched the third episode and I am asking myself 'what's the point of this programme?' I suppose it provides publicity for both the hotel and Jenkins but it's all become rather contrived and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-01-2015, 09:15
Replies: 67
Views: 6,189
Posted By pward1965
Tempting but unfortunately wouldn't do much good...

Tempting but unfortunately wouldn't do much good - other than allowing the use of the Virgin name Branson has nothing to do with Virgin Media...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-12-2014, 22:31
Replies: 8,785
Views: 842,035
Posted By pward1965
Yep, Series 22 starts in January...

Yep, Series 22 starts in January...
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