Ghost Boat

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
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.
 

joesoap

Midshipman
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
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
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
 

redshank

Midshipman
I believe that Sir David Jason mentioned during his interview on Parkinson that part of Ghost Boat was filmed in Rome.
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
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?
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
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.
 
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
 
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
 

fido

MIA
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
 

fido

MIA
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
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....
 

ORACLE

Badgeman
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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Sharkey

Banned
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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