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Cartography to be mapped out on the BBC.

Not sure when they are being broadcast but when I find out, I'll post up details. Hopefully, the BBC will make the programs available to view on-line using it's iPlayer, so those of you who don't get the BBC can view them.

Edited by Hans van der Maarel, 29 January 2010 - 06:44 AM.
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http://www.newsonnew...n-bbc-four.html

Not sure when they are being broadcast but when I find out, I'll post up details. Hopefully, the BBC will make the programs available to view on-line using it's iPlayer, so those of you who don't get the BBC can view them.


Definitely not to be missed, we'll be going to the special exhibition at the British Library too. One's not supposed to be able to watch iPlayer (TV) from outside of the UK, but there is talk of a fix for this :).

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Sweet! Too bad I can only get BBC 1 and 2 on cable here, I don't think any of the digital tv options offer BBC4 either. I guess I'll have to get one of my UK mates to help me out.

That exhibition sounds interesting too. I'm planning a brief visit to London at the end of March.
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I can't get the link to open.

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Wow! I want to see this. Hopefully they will offer the set in a different medium so we can all see it. If anyone knows any great options to watch this outside of the UK - chime in.

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That's it!

i'm movin to the EU...

anyone have a room and/or a job?

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....One's not supposed to be able to watch iPlayer (TV) from outside of the UK, but there is talk of a fix for this :) .

Regards, N.


Oh, sorry I didn't release that! Just Googled it and there does appear to be a few ways around it <_< . Having said that, not all BBC programes are made available on the iPlayer, so we'll have to see if these are.

Hans - Thanks for fixing the link.


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....One's not supposed to be able to watch iPlayer (TV) from outside of the UK, but there is talk of a fix for this :) .

Regards, N.


Oh, sorry I didn't release that! Just Googled it and there does appear to be a few ways around it <_< . Having said that, not all BBC programes are made available on the iPlayer, so we'll have to see if these are.

Hans - Thanks for fixing the link.


Just an update to say that the first part of the Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession series is being broadcast on Sunday 18th April at 9pm on BBC4 and on Monday 19th, it's the first episode from the Beauty of Maps series (BBC4 @ 8:30pm).

Edit - This series is available on the BBC iPlayer, for those who can get it -

http://www.bbc.co.uk...s_on_the_World/


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Long overdue update:

For all the non-Britons who are not able to access this through the Beeb's iPlayer (where, apparently, this is no longer featured), there's the documentary in 3 parts on Youtube:
The Beauty Of Maps

(many thanks to a friend who pointed this out to me)
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The BBC's "Beauty of Diagrams" is also a treat. It's a shame that they're not made available outside the UK in any easy, and legal, high def format.
http://www.youtube.c...uer...ams"&aq=f

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The BBC's "Beauty of Diagrams" is also a treat. It's a shame that they're not made available outside the UK in any easy, and legal, high def format.
http://www.youtube.c...uer...ams"&aq=f


you're right. I'll never realize this kind of programs if you never mention it. living in Asia means too little knowledge could coming through. thanks by the way..

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Sounds great!
Keep us colonials posted when it comes out Brits, and we,ll see if we can figure out how to access it.

PS. Technically, I am a colonial, just not your colonial!
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I can't get BBC at home. I was in France last week and that was one of the few english-speaking channels I could find on TV.

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Do you supposed PBS will or has already aired any programming on Cartography? I haven't come upon it in AZ.

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The BBC's "Beauty of Diagrams" is also a treat. It's a shame that they're not made available outside the UK in any easy, and legal, high def format.
http://www.youtube.c...uer...ams"&aq=f


you're right. I'll never realize this kind of programs if you never mention it. living in Asia means too little knowledge could coming through. thanks by the way..


I agree. I'm just thankful there's Youtube to save the day.




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