Ghost Boat

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
#1
Hi,

Firstly I'm an ex Skimmer, but, just watched first part of this and thought it was a good story.

Interested if anyone knows what they used to record it, I think David Jason said it was recorded in New Zealand, and what you Deeps think of it.
 
#2
How do they get out of this sticky fix,not a bad story so far, but then anything that David Jason does or is involved in gets a big thumbs up from me.
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
#3
Pretty sure it's an Italian WW2 boat, and filmed in the Med - that's not the Baltic! I can't find the exact boat/class as I've packed my books away.
 

Graybags

Lantern Swinger
#4
Opening scenes - I'm convinced were filmed in Xlendi, Gozo
Obvious scenes from Mainland Malta
I'm convinced they sneaked Guzz in there very briefly, you could see the unmistakable outline of the frigate complex ( I believe )
G
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
#6
redshank said:
I believe that Sir David Jason mentioned during his interview on Parkinson that part of Ghost Boat was filmed in Rome.
Thats it, Why did I think it was in Kiwi, Had a few sherbets before watching Parkie.

Was that MarsaVin he was supping?
 
#9
The in-boat scenes were apparently filmed using the same set as was used for U571, or whatever the story was that accused the yanks of regaining the ENIGMA machine.

I thought the story was very good and there weren't too many lapses in the detail, as far as I could see.
 
#10
I thought the story was very good and there weren't too many lapses in the detail, as far as I could see.[/quote]

The biggest gaff I saw was when he piped down to the Engine Room and the fella who replied spoke into a loudspeaker!! 8O
 
#11
Nicks said:
I thought the story was very good and there weren't too many lapses in the detail, as far as I could see.
The biggest gaff I saw was when he piped down to the Engine Room and the fella who replied spoke into a loudspeaker!! 8O[/quote]

Quite a lot of old intercom systems used loudspeaker/mikes like that, and I do remeber that the bridge intercom on RN boats in my time used a pressuretight loudspeaker/mike.

Peter
 
#12
Graybags said:
Opening scenes - I'm convinced were filmed in Xlendi, Gozo
Obvious scenes from Mainland Malta
I'm convinced they sneaked Guzz in there very briefly, you could see the unmistakable outline of the frigate complex ( I believe )
G
That was certainly Grand Harbour Malta and, Graybags, it was definitely Marsavin that he was drinking and, probably, that scene was filmed in Gozo. Interestingly, there is a discreet but very moving memorial to our submariners tucked away in a quiet corner in Valleta - I wonder how many British tourists spot it! (clue - you need to walk the wall)

fido
 
#13
Geoff_Wessex said:
Pretty sure it's an Italian WW2 boat, and filmed in the Med - that's not the Baltic! I can't find the exact boat/class as I've packed my books away.
I think you're right - it certainly looks like an old Italian boat to me, opening scenes from Gozo and Grand Harbour figures clearly.

fido
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
#14
fido said:
Interestingly, there is a discreet but very moving memorial to our submariners tucked away in a quiet corner in Valleta - I wonder how many British tourists spot it! (clue - you need to walk the wall)

fido

I wonder how many people have ever spotted the British Submariners' Memorial, in London on the Victoria Embankment, near Temple tube station. It's easy to miss....
 
#15
Just watched it again tonight, and that bleedin' Forendy still says "Bowcaps CLOSED!!"

Better go to bed before I get paranoid. :lurk:
 
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The biggest gaff I saw was when he piped down to the Engine Room and the fella who replied spoke into a loudspeaker!! 8O
Quite a lot of old intercom systems used loudspeaker/mikes like that, and I do remeber that the bridge intercom on RN boats in my time used a pressuretight loudspeaker/mike.

I was forever mucking about with wet mikes from the bridge, so I ordered a loudspeaker/mike it had a plate under the speaker which you pressed to speak, but big L told me to send it back as it wasnt in the Kalamazoo, also I was in Malta around the time this was filmed and saw an odd little boat leaving Grand harbour, aaaannnnd some of the scenes looked like Baracca gardens to me
 
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