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Polanglik 11 | 303  
22 Oct 2007 /  #31
Its probably one of the best programmes i have seen this year to give an all round good feel for Poland

really warmed my heart watching Polska on UK tv, and just makes me more determined to make the move with my family over to Poland in the next two years :o)

they could of spent longer in Krakow

I agree with both the above :o) Krakow is such a beautiful city, I wish they had shown a bit more of its history & beauty .... Rynek, Wawel, Kazimierz etc.
Lady in red  
22 Oct 2007 /  #32
I thought the train stuff was interesting because when I was in Poland (some time ago) everything was very antiquated. And the trains there, so old fashioned with the use of coal as a fuel.

Hard work as well for the train drivers and made me wonder about 'Health & Safety standards' :(

Overall though, it was excellently written and produced, giving a really good flavour on Poland. Think the Michael Palin serioes on Europe is just great. I bought the BBC book on it recently and can definitely recommend it too :)
Zeze 9 | 79  
22 Oct 2007 /  #33
just the BBC to make Poland look like a good place to live !!!

MP was traveling here and it is a ok place to travel but not to live in it
otherwise you will make or have a lot of cash but again if you do everywhere is good

but try to live here even with a good job and money like me and you will see is not all smile as a matter fact these poles never smile i would either if I was making 1500 PLN per month , taking those old beat up trains , trams , buses , Nostalgia fcuk that

Infrastructure is what this place need food I just pay 100PLN for a steak with rize and salad and yes you cna eat cheap if you like kepap

Damm still have few months on my contract to live in this 3 world country

OH gosh ....
Lady in red  
22 Oct 2007 /  #34
the BBC to make Poland look like a good place to live !!!

I'm not sure that is what they were doing, and it didn't come across in that way to me. I just felt they portrayed what Poland is all about, the places, the traditions and above all the Polish character......I felt they did it particularly well in such a short space of time.

I never got the impression that they were trying to make out it was a 'good place to live '.......I don't think that's what the series is all about anyway. Wonder what other posters think ?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
22 Oct 2007 /  #35
Damm still have few months on my contract to live in this 3 world country

OH gosh ....

Poor little thing. :)
OP telefonitika  
22 Oct 2007 /  #36
I personally as the poster of this thread thought the show focused on the Way of Life in Poland about the many different areas and the history about the place and the traditions that are very much evident in Poland esp in the mountain villages (i mean that wedding ceremony wow so much vibrance and joy)

I didnt feel like it gave anything like a "this is what it is to be living here" and thought it was informative and insight .... and i learnt how to say properly Czestochowa lmao

But in 60mins my daughter learnt a fair bit that she did not know before and was curious and would not stop babbling .... and i was interested to learn more which i think the programme showed :)

Wonder what other posters think ?

thats what i would like to read about as well .....
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Oct 2007 /  #37
Its probably one of the best programmes i have seen this year to give an all round good feel for Poland and show diversity :)

I agree that it was a nice program that will prompt a lot of Brits to consider Poland for a vacation. However, I found it to be a little disappointing in some ways. MP has always been best when getting beneath the tourist layer IMHO and last night he was a liitle short on that I thought. Apart from a brief discussion with the journalist in Warsaw and the last scenes on the wedding in the Tatras it was all a little bit twee and mainstream for me. Auschwiz, The Salt Mines, The Palace of Science of Culture and the Elblag Canal are all pretty well known tourist locations and he did spend too much time being shown as a Python. Maybe because it's because I know Poland better than some of the other countries he has visisted that I felt this way. Maybe I'm just in over critical mode.

That said it was one of the better programs over the weekend and I hope more people visit Poland as a result.

Here is a link to a clip from the program if anyone outside the UK wants to watch a bit of it.

bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/palin/av/palin_madonna?size=16x9&bgc=000000&nbram=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
22 Oct 2007 /  #38
i liked the fact that they didnt show much of Krakow, because as a main tourist destination there has been lots of media coverage on holiday shows etc.. Of course he had to cover some of the obvious tourist attractions such as the salt mines.. but it was interesting to see other places..overall I think it was a pretty good job and I liked seeing him in the theatre troupe and on Polish TV..yes, its a travel programme, but a lot of people also watch it for the humour.
starchild 2 | 120  
22 Oct 2007 /  #39
Anyone who missed this can watch the repeats!

BBC website says it will be repeated on BBC 4 Wed 24 Oct, 20:00 - 21:00

and BBC 2 Sat 27 Oct, 18:20 - 19:20
Osiedle_Ruda  
22 Oct 2007 /  #40
I just pay 100PLN for a steak with rize and salad and yes you cna eat cheap

Where are you doing your shopping, Poland's version of Harrods???

Last time I was there, I did my own cooking, and I only spent 50-60 PLN on food, and that lasted me 5 days - and I even had to bring some back to the UK because I couldn't finish it all.

But then, I don't need steak, and I'm not too stuck-up to eat pierogi and kiełbasy śląskie :p
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Oct 2007 /  #41
I just pay 100PLN for a steak with rize and sal

Wow - You eating at Dom Polski or somewhere equally expensive (oops - I forgot about their little 'problem' in the summer)
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
23 Oct 2007 /  #42
Now, I have to admit I skipped - just for the sake of not being upset - watching Palin's film. I was afraid it might be another piece of Polonophobic propaganda that the 'main' BBC has been carrying on for ages. The usual nasty ridicule, the usual portrayal of Poland as the Fourth World Country, the Stone Age villages, the vodka-gulping 'peasants' in silly folk attires, the inevitable visit to Auschwitz, and the like.

Was it so? Tell me.

One of the popular - positive - media personalities in Poland is a Polonised English guy, Kevin the firefighter, one of the stars of the TV show 'Europa da sie lubic' (Europe Is Likeable).

I love him too.

Hmmm, some time ago, I hear, the hacks caught him drunk and urinating in public in Sopot.... Do you know anything about it, Bubba?
;)
OP telefonitika  
24 Oct 2007 /  #43
the hacks caught him drunk and urinating in public in Sopot

maybe he was putting out a fire .. boom boom !!

Puzzler some of the clips are available via bbc to watch one is posted about about Czestochowa and the Black Madonna painting.

:)
Zeze 9 | 79  
24 Oct 2007 /  #44
the place is call Amigos rip off

never again
db1874 7 | 227  
24 Oct 2007 /  #45
the place is call Amigos rip off

Yes Amigos next to millenium plaza is pretty poor, expensive and low quality steaks. I've yet to find a restaurant in Warsaw that serves a good, fair priced steak.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Oct 2007 /  #46
another piece of Polonophobic propaganda that the 'main' BBC has been carrying on for ages.

Can you give examples of when the BBC have portrayed Poland badly?

anyway we will be lucky if they make any more programmes, let alone have time to spread Polonophobia.. the way things are looking with their 'small' debt problem.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
24 Oct 2007 /  #47
Can you give examples of when the BBC have portrayed Poland badly?

Michael Palin was seen interviewing a man with a moustache. Blatant stereotyping.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Oct 2007 /  #48
LOL. he resisted the temptation to drink copious amounts of vodka though.. at least on camera anyway.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
24 Oct 2007 /  #49
This Michael Palin programme isnt as good as his previous efforts (Pole to Pole, round the world in 80 days)though as hes not really travelling in this series, hes just being 'delivered' to the appropriate locations. We're therefore not seeing the more mundane stuff that really makes up a country.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Oct 2007 /  #50
well he is taking the train isnt he.. I agree though, I reckon the first one was the best . Sahara was good too.
OP telefonitika  
24 Oct 2007 /  #51
Michael Palin was seen interviewing a man with a moustache.

he interviewed LECH WALESA .. if thats the stereotypicial person you are referring to with a moustache :-S and on a personal note i wouldnt think disrespecting a person that helped overcome communism in Poland and was president of the country as being stereotypicial as that would be rather disrespectful dont you think????

Plus Kevin (firefighter/tv personality)

and spoke briefly with a polish comedy satire act

plus a male driving a rather old car but you dont see much of his face
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Oct 2007 /  #52
I saw the programme too. There was the scene with the English fireman who is already well known. I have heard him on the radio in Warsaw as he has a Language slot of English idioms, or at least, he used to. Otherwise, I thought that Palin showed very little of real Poland.

rsonal note i wouldnt think disrespecting a person that helped overcome communism in Poland an

Lech Walesa had nothing to do with bringing down Communism in Poland.
OP telefonitika  
25 Oct 2007 /  #53
Michal

i really cant be assed to write the response i was going to write to your posts so i will leave it at that!!!!!
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Oct 2007 /  #54
Then do not bother as it really does not matter at all in the least just like your Polish O.C.R. certificate.
OP telefonitika  
25 Oct 2007 /  #55
Michal FK off will you .... what do you know a washed up has been that doesnt give a sh1t about the polish ... MY certificate is an achievement to me personally and YOU MORON arent about to bring me down like you feel the need to with everyone on the PF as you have a superiority complex that makes you feel better when you wake in the morning ...

... you are trash ... and many people arent bothered by your lack of helpness or nasty remarks and put downs anymore ..... the world is a better place without you mate!!!
espana 17 | 910  
25 Oct 2007 /  #56
your Polish O.C.R. certificate

Congrats telefonitika!!!!!!!!!
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
25 Oct 2007 /  #57
you are trash ... and many people arent bothered by your lack of helpness or nasty remarks and put downs anymore

- Yeah, it's true, but the question is why this racist oinker isn't kicked out from this forum? Why is it allowed to spit out its hate freely?
Lady in red  
26 Oct 2007 /  #58
Michal FK off will you

the world is a better place without you mate!!!

I agree ! The Forum has been great over the last few days whilst Michal hasn't been about. Then he comes and posts and spoils it again and posters have to respond in an angry way because of his pathetic posts trying to undermine and belittle others just because he suffers from low self esteem :(

I'm getting quite fed up of his daft posts which spoil the forum for everyone else :(
sledz 23 | 2,250  
26 Oct 2007 /  #59
this racist oinker isn't kicked out from this forum

along with you the anti- american racist
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Oct 2007 /  #60
Why is it allowed to spit out its hate freely?

the same question applies to you

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