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    Default Accidental Angler - er, sometime soon...

    Dear all

    I was excited to hear about Charles Rangeley Wilson's forthcoming four part TV programme, The Accidental Angler. But there seems be some confusion as to when it actually starts, the Angler's Mail reporting Tuesday 17 Oct, and others Tuesday 7 November. I can see it in next Tuesday's listings, so perhaps November it is.

    Have a look at... http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/i...howtopic=67891

    As the first episode is supposed to focus on trout fishing in urban London, I don't want to miss it. Anyone heard about this, and have the facts?

    Cheers
    The Windknotter

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    Default Not on the 17th

    Not on the listing for this tuesday - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/listings...24&day=tuesday

    There was a bit about it in our work magazine last week, if I've still got the copy I'll paste it in. I was very surprised we've made a fishing series again...

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    Sorry, of course meant to say ...

    "I can't see it in next Tuesday's listings"

    Looking forward to seeing it. I've enjoyed watching fishing on Home and Leisure, especially Paul Young, but I don't have cable now, so this will be a treat.
    The Windknotter

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    Here's the internal blurb....


    First catch your fish

    There’s a new line in tv programming, as Carla Parks reports

    The problem with fish, those slippery creatures, is that they can be notoriously unreliable. It’s a lesson any fisherman knows well and one that producer John Miller learned over long hours spent on The Accidental Angler, a BBC Two series that combines fishing and anthropology.

    Undoubtedly the programmes will appeal to the readers of Angling Times, but Miller says they are especially geared for people who’ve never had the urge to cast a line or step into a freezing-cold stream – and that’s many of us.

    ‘It’s not about fishing, it’s about the journey,’ explains the producer, who travelled to places such as Bhutan and Brazil to learn about what fishing means to people there. ‘As a viewer you get a glimpse into another culture while you armchair travel with someone. You are like a fishing buddy or a travelling companion.’ In an hour-long programme he estimates that there are about ten minutes of actual fishing.

    This belies the amount of time it took to capture those precious ten minutes. ‘Filming it is dull. You spend a day in a boat filming and you might not catch anything,’ he shrugs, smiling.

    In Brazil the production team experienced the worst rain for 60 years. Hoping to net the large peacock bass, they instead found that the Rio Negro, near the city of Manaus, had burst its banks and all the fish were in the trees.

    This was not about to dampen the spirits of The Accidental Angler’s passionate presenter, Charles Rangeley-Wilson. In what became a bit of a detective story, Rangeley-Wilson met some Indians who knew an old man who said he could take them to some fish. After postponing their trip back to the UK – and on their last day in Brazil – Miller got the elusive shots he was after.

    Miller believes that fishing, like football, crosses boundaries. ‘Once you start fishing, people will come to see you and talk to you. It seems to be a cultural ice-breaker. We found this in Wandsworth, London, and the same was true of the Himalayas.’

    The Accidental Angler, BBC Two, starts November

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    According to FT&FF November issue it starts on Wednesday November 7 on BBC 2.

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    Looking at the wife's Radio Times for next Tuesday 7th... not there. Bill Oddie's telling us how to watch wildlife at 7.30pm, but nowt from CRW. The waiting goes on.

    Theo

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    Apparently it starts on the 22nd November, see post 10 on this link

    http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/i...howtopic=67891
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    Nice one. Thanks Howard. Interesting to see Charles himself posting on that forum.
    The Windknotter

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    Perhaps at some point in the programme he will accidentally reveal where "4 lb brownies are not a problem" in the rivers of Norfolk.

    Perhaps that is wishful thinking.

    M

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    Sunday November 12th it starts. it's listed as a schedule change, it should have been nov 7th.
    cheers
    Al

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pro...wk46/sun.shtml

    PS scroll down for the info.

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