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Keep Turning Left becomes "Low Water" - what do you think?

Fellow UK sailor and TV producer Richard Walker - who sails a wooden classic on the River Deben - has come up with a TV proposal for turning the East Coast rivers section of my slow circumnavigation of the UK into a five parter for TV.

This is the taster that goes along with the proposal

YouTube - Low water - TV series proposal

he is obviously focussing certain aspects of the series

I have pasted extracts from the proposal document into the blurb on the film on you tube

The question is.... would the humour - if that is what it is - work for a North American audience or for Anzacs?

Curious to know?
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Well, old chap, you can't count me as representative of American telly watchers. In fact I hardly watch any TV. But someone needs to give "Deadliest Catch" the hook, and I would say your little show would be a huge improvement over that show along with 95% of the other programming here on the left side of the Atlantic. And who wants to watch the news these days.

So carry on, and go for it!

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Dylan, you know I'm a fan, and perhaps a bit of an anglophile too, but I think it'd be a great bit of TV... and as Fishsticks implied, we need some of that.

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It would for me, but then again there are several old BBC comedies that my wife and I still enjoy.
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Dylan, you have a fan base on this side of the water. With a wee bit of promotion, sure, it would fly. Don't try too hard, don't overthink it, don't overproduce it, don't TRY to be funnier, but DO try to be more expansive in the introductions and descriptions of the areas you are sailing through- locales that are common knowledge to brits are exotic ports of call to the rest of us, and at times we need more exposition to get the full flavour of the adventure.
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I believe that this would do well over here. It would be FAR more interesting than THE BACHELOR - THE APPRENTICE - or any of the other reality cr*p that we have thrown at us.

It would probably go over best on Public Broadcasting, where other BBC shows live on to this day (As Time Goes By is one of my favorites), slightly limiting the audience. However, the answer to your question is an emphatic YES!


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The piece certainly gets my vote, but on visits to Scotland, I've been known to watch curling for hours on the tube.
It wouldn't do to judge American audiences by my tastes, as I'm way out of the norm for viewing choices, but I really see some potential for a series in this. Congratulations on a nice, engaging production.
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Thanks guys - I know that sailors are very untypical - but it is very hard to judge how things will be come across in another country - let alone your own.

The comments bljones about context are very relevant - maybe for a UK audience as well. It would be great if I could get a commission - the slug is falling apart around me - cutlass gland, wiring, roller reefing, pushpit

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and a cheer goes up from down under.......the crew of the Womboat rise as one.....at last the 4knot Shite box has been professionally spruiked. Well meaning amateurs may give a warm inner glow but there's nuffink like money in pocket wot ?

Dylan old mate this is what we've been hoping for. Whether or not the rest of the twossocks who inhabit Girt by Sea will watch it I cannot say. After all both Neighbours and Kylie flucking Minogue rate their heads off down here. Like our American cousins no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the Oz public. Its thought by many however that the sheep shaggers across the ditch have way better taste than us spawn of convicts.

Nonetheless the denizens of Wombat Manor will be staying home to watch. That you have a face made for radio will not deter us. We'll preach the virtues of beauty that is beyond skin deep.

Who will you get to play the lead in the Hollywood production ?



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simmer down wombat - many a slip twixt cup and lip

long way to go yet

as Richard the producer says

he is

"hopeful but without expectation"

of getting one of the digital terrestrail channels to go for it

and some bits will need re-filming - so the slug may well have to trace some of its old slime trails

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