Anyone else see Monty Hall

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Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #147791 rockchick
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:21 pm

Randomly flicked on tv last night to find Monty Halls Great Escape which I thoroughly enjoyed. I've never heard of him before but he's basically moved to the west coast of Scotland to live on a traditional croft - or at least thats what was going as far as I could work out. Obviously it was episode 4 of 5 and I missed the intro so not quite sure what the whole story is, but I may try and catch up on iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j2nt6

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Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #147793 rockchick
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:25 pm

although apparently not everyone is as impressed... :?
http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/l ... t=0&page=1

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Post: #147794 Annpan
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:01 pm

I heard him talk on the radio about it last week and was curious and watched the first episode on the iplayer.... or I should say... I watched the first 15 mins.

It was not for me.

I didn't like the way he continued to mention that he wanted to be a 'crofter'.... No... he wanted to go on a 6 month holiday, and play at houses for a while.

I spent a lot of my youth on and around the west coast and I think he really didn't capture the essence of what life is about 'out there'. To the point of his comments being... well not quite 'offensive' but condesending and/or naive... not sure which now.


But yeah, you should be able to catch it on the Iplayer

I'll go and read that article now.

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Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #147795 TheGoodEarth
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:04 pm

Yup - sheer escapism and ideal for Sunday night TV when you know you have work next day! :( All made to look like its a dawdle living in an idylic location with not a care in the world. A very difficult life though if you are not funded by the BBC and you really have to make ends meet. Would like to see him do the winter in that shed :shock:

I would love to do the same but maybe in rural Portugal where it is just a tad warmer.
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Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #149496 Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:47 pm

I loved this programme. It should have been retitled the Reuben Halls show. The dog made it, he was gorgious as well as his owner.

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Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #149502 rockchick
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:26 pm

I still haven't managed to catch up with the earlier episodes, I only got through half of no.1 on iplayer. Managed to catch the last episode though. Was quite pleased to see him crediting the locals for all the help he received. Would have been better if someone who completely submerged themself in the lifestyle but maybe they wouldn't have made such a good presenter.

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Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

Post: #151653 Jinwin
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:19 am

Purdy Bear wrote:I loved this programme. It should have been retitled the Reuben Halls show. The dog made it, he was gorgious as well as his owner.


Definitely! The dog and the beautiful scenery were the best bits. He said he wanted to be a 21st century beachcombing but I don't think I ever saw him actually doing any beachcombing.... Although, to be fair, I just saw two or three episodes.


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