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Goldie fish
30th June 2004, 03:35
An interesting Naval drama will shortly hit our screens.
The ITV1 show "Making Waves" featuring HMS Grafton(as the fictional HMS Suffolk) should be from all reports a naval version of "Soldier Soldier" that was popular for many years on ITV.
The Cast include Actor Alex Forbes(Former Eastenders Baddie Trevor Morgan) as the ships new Captain,and Lee Boardman(corrie baddie Jez Quigley) as a member of the crew.

Keep an eye out..ITV are advertising it as "coming soon"


http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/7029.html

yooklid
30th June 2004, 07:06
Originally posted by Goldie fish

The Cast include Actor Alex Forbes(Former Eastenders Baddie Trevor Morgan) as the ships new Captain,and Lee Boardman(corrie baddie Jez Quigley) as a member of the crew.


Baddies abound. Sounds like a right crew of scurvy scumbags.

Goldie fish
30th June 2004, 09:57
em..they play good guys in this of course..

Goldie fish
6th July 2004, 09:34
Making Waves

1 of 6. First in a new drama series set on board a Royal Navy frigate. First-time captain Martin Brooke arrives to take command of HMS Suffolk and immediately finds himself having to deal with a fight during shore leave, two crew members stranded in the Channel, and a trawler carrying a cargo of Albanian refugees. Meanwhile, second-in-command Jenny Howard finds herself being tempted away from her naval career by her boyfriend's plans for a new life in New York. Stars Alex Ferns, Emily Hamilton, Lee Boardman, Ian Bartholomew, Diane Beck and Geoff Bell.

Cdr Martin Brooke ALEX FERNS
Lt Cdr Jenny Howard EMILY HAMILTON
Lt Cdr William Lewis IAN BARTHOLOMEW
CCMEA Andy Fellows STEVE SPEIRS
LMEA Dave Finnan PAUL CHEQUER
Leading Chef Art Francis LEE BOARDMAN
Steward 'Scouse' Phillips DARREN MORFITT
OM Rosie Bowen JOANNA PAGE
OM Mickey Sobanski LEE TURNBULL
Leading Reg Liz Wilson DIANE BECK
Lt Cdr James Maguire STEPHEN KENNEDY
LMA Anita Cook ANGEL COULBY
Buffer GEOFF BELL
Teresa Fellows CHLOE HOWMAN
Cdr Gladwyn WILLIAM SCOTT-MASSON
Cathy Brooke HILARY MACLEAN
Alex ALUN RAGLAN
Clare EMILY CORRIE
Sue LAURA STRACHAN
Harry CHARLIE HICKS
Lt Cdr Adams DANIEL BETTS
Wessex Sailor LORRAINE STANLEY
Natalya KATRINE DE CANDOLE
Tomas YASSIN ROZEMAN


Writer TERRY CAFOLLA
Director MATTHEW EVANS
Producer PHILIP SHELLEY

Goldie fish
9th July 2004, 17:05
Did anyone see this show? Comments?

rod and serpent
9th July 2004, 17:27
It was a good show I thought, the fight in the pub with the girls was very funny.

Goldie fish
9th July 2004, 17:33
Where do I know the Reg from?

Goldie fish
10th July 2004, 10:22
http://www2.itv.com/makingwaves/gallery/gallery_pics/pop_up_pic01.jpg

I always had a thing for women in Naval uniform....

mutter nutter (again)
10th July 2004, 10:32
Originally posted by Goldie fish
http://www2.itv.com/makingwaves/gallery/gallery_pics/pop_up_pic01.jpg

I always had a thing for women in Naval uniform....

Ah, but one of them is a man:D , surely you ment A Woman in uniform,

Ok give me a 2 minute head start before you chase me:eek:

Stoker
15th July 2004, 05:54
The ship used to make this series is HMS Grafton, she was in Dublin in the summer of 1999. They were very reluctant to let the public see too much below decks.
The ferry in the backround in Portsmouth was formally Irish Ferries M V Isle of Innismore, I do not know what its present name is.

HavocIRL
15th July 2004, 06:41
I thought tonights one was alright but the shows not anything special.

Rooster
26th July 2004, 22:46
I think the navy lads are as embarassed about this as the army was about soldier soldier, but recruiting is up according to the dockyard dandy so the brass is happy with it.

Goldie fish
28th July 2004, 21:37
Fury of ITV chop for Navy
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
Defence Editor
ROYAL Navy top brass are fuming after ITV chiefs pulled the plug on a
major seafaring drama after just THREE episodes.
Making Waves, starring ex-EastEnders hunk Alex Ferns, has been axed from
Wednesday night's prime-time slot after viewing figures slumped from
5.5million to just 3.7million.
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Alan West is said to be "hopping mad" after
the Navy spent months helping ITV and gave them full use of warship HMS
Grafton and her 170 crew for filming.
A Navy source said: "This is a kick in the teeth to our sailors. It's
spineless. We bent over backwards to help."
An ITV spokeswoman told The Sun: "This decision should not be taken as a
snub to the Navy."
It is a double blow for HMS Grafton's crew, who last week learned their
ship is to be scrapped in defence cuts

I guess when its not Big brother or some other reality TV shite.. :(

Goldie fish
29th July 2004, 04:44
Withdrawal Of ‘Making Waves’ From ITV Schedule



After the screening of three of the planned six weekly episodes of the RN based drama “Making Waves”, regrettably it failed to meet the audience viewing figures expected by the ITV network scheduling authority. Consequently, ITV has decided to withdraw the series forthwith. The fourth, planned to be shown on Wednesday 28 July, and subsequent episodes will not be broadcast as previously advertised. ITV currently has no plans to screen the remaining three episodes in the near future.

In a statement ITV said, “It is always difficult to predict audience reaction and sadly Making Waves failed to deliver the magic ingredient that captures the viewing public’s imagination. The opening episodes did not attract a large enough audience in what has become a very competitive time slot. These decisions are not taken lightly but reflect the needs off a commercial channel to protect the overall performance of its peak time schedule.”


http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/7029.html

Farel'
3rd August 2004, 05:49
Its a shame. It had potential,but who really sits in watching tv on a midweek evening in summer? It could have done better if it was shown in autumn,like most prime shows.
The odd thing is it still appears in the schedule given out by sundays papers. In fact the plotline for the never shown fourth episode has been revealed with the summary of the 5th and penultimate episode.
With all the crap on tv lately.....

Rooster
12th August 2004, 19:23
I think that this programme has followed in a fine naval tradition, being well over budget, several months behind schedule (supposed to have been released in Jan/Feb) the admiralty blowing their trumpets constantly while patting each other on the back.

And the final product being completely useless!!!
Two years ago, they replaced the old number eight working rig at the cost of several tens of millions of pounds. Less than a year later the fleet has reverted from I mproved Action Working Dress back to old number eights.

If its not broke don't try to fix it!
Any chance that money could have been put into Junior Rates accomodation/gyms/food/living conditions? We got two hopes.

No hope and Bob hope!

Goldie fish
12th August 2004, 19:27
Transfer to the Irish NS if you want better accomodation for ratings :)

Rooster
12th August 2004, 19:40
Originally posted by Goldie fish
Transfer to the Irish NS if you want better accomodation for ratings :)

Seriously? Are we talking single man cabins with ensuite and internet access, heard through the grapevine that it has just been opened in Portsmouth. Now, wheres the catch?

Goldie fish
12th August 2004, 20:33
Two man cabins for most..unless you are on the british relics,the Peacocks..That said,A move to the RN Fishery Protection squadron could see you on the River Class,which have a similar standard.
As for Internet access,I doubt it,but they have Sky...

Rooster
12th August 2004, 20:59
I was talking about single cabins for shore side postings.

Goldie fish
12th August 2004, 21:36
Shore Posting=Live out :)

Cob H is pretty reasonable for rent :) as are the ladies..

Oh..going off topic now, must award myself a few points..

Rooster
12th August 2004, 21:39
Originally posted by Goldie fish
Shore Posting=Live out :)

Leave address, county Tyrone
Ship, Devonport based
Living out not a possibility