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Author Topic: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4  (Read 2007 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« on: April 06, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »
hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place - or even worse if someone else has already commented...............but..............BBC2 Wednesday 7th of April at 8.30 p.m. there is a new ish antiques/collectors series.    The first of which includes Mark Hill and the subject is Glass.      Hope I have the details correct, but I'm at work just now, and writing from memory.    Perhaps someone can confirm the details are correct please.    thanks.   Paul S.  

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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 05:31:54 PM »
Yup,  tomorrow on BBC2 at 8.30pm until 9.00pm, to be regularly presented by Mark Hill and Kathryn Rayward. :thup:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s062w

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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 06:54:11 PM »
I reckon Mark Hill's on the wrong show.  I've always thought he'd make a really good Dr Who.   :thup:

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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 09:16:35 PM »
sorry - I wasn't very impressed with the ratio of time that Mark Hill was given, compared to his colleague on the prog. (they shud have reversed the allocations ;D).    Let's hope next week will be more balanced.

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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 01:12:22 PM »
 :24: @ Max - you're absolutely, perfectly right!

What a combination - my favourite programme WITH added extra Glass interest!  :dance:

(trundles off into la-la land, content in the knowledge of what heaven is.)

Was Mark given more time this week, Paul? - I missed it.  :'(
(didn't know what day it was  ::) )

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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 02:00:32 PM »
For those who can access it, the show is available via this BBC iPlayer link. Looks like the iPlayer versions will have links to the previous programs, too - but so far, although it says "Previous programmes: by year (3)", there is nothing showing from that particular link!

Personally, I find Marks' bits on glass interesting enough, but as they are only brief commentaries within a programme aimed at kitting out somebody's home with stuff that is mostly not even truly antique, then it's not making it onto my "must watch" list.
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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 02:31:14 PM »
 >:D
Are you using the definition of "100+ years old" for antique, Kev?

Have to say, I do like it. I like Mark doing anything, but I'm biased.

I believe he is trying to promote the whole idea of buying second-hand stuff - it's recycling, it's "green" and it's economical - and you can end up with things of far superior quality.
(he has an article on how "green" antiques and collectables are on his Blog)

It IS a lifestyle thing, and it's a stark contrast to the current "disposable" lifestyle, where every new thing you buy needs thrown out within a year or so!

I also find it useful to be aware of the "current popular knowledge" about stuff, and this sort of programme is where the public (- whoops, nearly said plebs :-[ ) get their info!
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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 04:45:29 PM »
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Are you using the definition of "100+ years old" for antique, Kev?
Absolutely! I am certainly not using a sort of "eBay-seller definition" of "made sometime before last week" >:D >:D
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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 06:53:16 PM »
 :-[
Just checking we are on the same planet, Kev!
(.....now you really do have something to worry about.)

Surely, then, your interest in Ysart work takes you out of the "antique" range and into "vintage"?  >:D

But I do agree, this new-fangled and promiscuous (mis)use of the word is most irritating.  :P



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Re: Glass on the Beeb on 7/4
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 01:03:06 AM »
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Surely, then, your interest in Ysart work takes you out of the "antique" range and into "vintage"?
Even for the older Ysart paperweights, I do not use the term "vintage". But is there a generalised term covering one maker, working at three different companies, over a period beginning circa 1932 and ending circa 1979? If so, I might adopt it. ;D
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