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The interviewer was that very pleasant Irish-brogue-accented guy whose name escapes me entirely, but he is very well known on TV and the radio - you know who I mean, but I still can't remember his name (used to compere the malarky about singing for Europe or some such nonsense).

Terry Wogan, Radio 2, Sunday morning, Good show.
That's the fella; I just could not place his name.

After a further nano-second of consideration, my nano-second thought, mentioned earlier, amounts to --
"when does an actor stop acting?"
In the company of those s/he does not know, I suspect the answer is never.
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LWR and LWD etc made it easier to sell long distance 'adventure' trips to doubting other halves, and for that those of us who love riding and our other halves should be thankful. The current stuff is just a travel programme with a dusting of bikes, and none the worse for all that. It worked so well for me that after four fly-ride adventures in southern Africa we're selling our home and business so we can take my bike over there for much longer...
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I spent an evening with Charley and I would just like to let the doubters know that he is a genuine bloke. In fact he is just like most of us on here, just ordinarily people who enjoy doing what we do and enjoy sharing the experience.

I am not a biker having a Land Rover 130 (The Yak) but Charley gave me, and countless others, a renewed respect and understanding of adventure overland biking.

I would travel with him and buy him a pint anytime.

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In fact he is just like most of us on here, just ordinarily people
No he isn't; his father is a wealthy Holywood film director, he has starred in a few feature films as a child actor, and his best mate is a multi-millionaire Holywood actor, he also manages to sell thousands of books and DVD's, BMW sponsors him for wiping his own arse, his travels are not subjected to a restricting budget, Channel 5 pays him money to indulge in gap year antics, and he is annoying and boring.

Austin Vince and his crew, plus the likes of Ed March etc. make Boorman look like a right *****. Even the blog section on the hubb enlightens one more to the travels on two wheels then the Ewan/Boorman phenomenon.
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... and he is annoying and boring...
Well, that fits a few around here too.
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No he isn't; his father is a wealthy Holywood film director, he has starred in a few feature films as a child actor, and his best mate is a multi-millionaire Holywood actor, he also manages to sell thousands of books and DVD's, BMW sponsors him for wiping his own arse, his travels are not subjected to a restricting budget, Channel 5 pays him money to indulge in gap year antics, and he is annoying and boring.

Austin Vince and his crew, plus the likes of Ed March etc. make Boorman look like a right *****. Even the blog section on the hubb enlightens one more to the travels on two wheels then the Ewan/Boorman phenomenon.
Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or is this your true nasty self?

Charley Boorman: 'I spent 10 years as a painter and decorator' - Telegraph

Read that. Might be a lesson in there for you.

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Charley must be doing something right as there are enough also trying to sell books and DVD's etc trying to emulate him.
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Aww c'mon man, it's just a bit of banter, nothing nasty!

I'll not apologise for thinking that the sun does not shine out of Boormans arse. I enjoyed LWR/LWD as much as the next bloke and watched both series again last year, and will no doubt watch again in the future. However, I think what CB has done afterwards is disappointing at best, I would have liked to have seen him progress adventure biking and focus on the 'trip' like the other series, but alas, he has become a victim of the style over substance culture.

CB has moved the focus almost entirely away from biking and has turned the focus on to himself as a self-styled 'adventurer'. With such a title, you would expect CB to take you on an exciting journey through distant lands with an informed narrative, but watching his programs, it becomes clear that he has very little knowledge about the people's and cultures in which he is immersed (either that or he thinks you and I don't care)....so that's the substance out of the window.

So what's left? Style. In order to compensate for the lack of substance, the narrative has taken on a bizarre style, everything has become AMAZZzzing, unbeLIEVABLE, the most dangerous in the woRRRRRld. Such narrative accompanies fairly standard gap year activities, such as absailing, feeding sharks from a cage (thus re-inforcing the link between humans and food), looking at some lions behind a fence etc.

What concerned me most though was CB egging on a local driver to drive him to the top of a mountain pass, it was more stupid than adventurous and when the 4x4 almost fell over the edge, a poor local goat herder was going to put himself between the 4x4 and the edge just to save the big fat white man. We ride bikes, we put ourselves at risk, that's our choice. Acting like arseholes and putting the lives of other people at risk is not my bag at all, I don't like it one bit, I found it grotesque to be honest.

I'm not being 'nasty', I just know a crock when I see it.
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I'm not being 'nasty', I just know a crock when I see it.
Yes you are being nasty and prejudiced. You think you know him since his father is a rather well known film maker. It´s totally ok if you don´t like his work but your arguments seems personal and you write like a bully. I´m fed up with that kind of shit when people write nasty stuff behind anonymous user names on the internet. Read the bloody interview. He is a regular bloke just like yourself. I´ve worked with some well known people in my life and the kind of shit some of them have to take from people like yourself on the internet is just sad. Most of them are very decent folks.

Sure he has not done only bike stuff lately. What the **** is wrong with that? He´ll probably be back on the bike soon. And you have no idea how they do things when they film a program like these. What you see is not always exactly what actually happened.
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I'm not being nasty, prejudiced or personal, I just reckon that in his shows he comes across as a bit of a knobba.

Is that okay with you, Helboy?


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Yes you are being nasty and prejudiced. You think you know him since his father is a rather well known film maker. It´s totally ok if you don´t like his work but your arguments seems personal and you write like a bully. I´m fed up with that kind of shit when people write nasty stuff behind anonymous user names on the internet. Read the bloody interview. He is a regular bloke just like yourself. I´ve worked with some well known people in my life and the kind of shit some of them have to take from people like yourself on the internet is just sad. Most of them are very decent folks.

Sure he has not done only bike stuff lately. What the **** is wrong with that? He´ll probably be back on the bike soon.
Eh? Are you for real mate? I'm talking about a celebrity tv presenter and a series of tv shows, why do you insist on taking it so personally? I haven't made a negative comment about you and I would not do so, maybe you should accept that some people don't like the same things as you and are in turn, fully entitled to express such opinions in a public motorcycle forum. Why not offer some feedback about your thoughts on the program like an adult instead of making childish accusations about me?
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Does your wife know about your unhealthy obsession with Boorman??!
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Yes you are being nasty and prejudiced. You think you know him since his father is a rather well known film maker. It´s totally ok if you don´t like his work but your arguments seems personal and you write like a bully. I´m fed up with that kind of shit when people write nasty stuff behind anonymous user names on the internet. Read the bloody interview. He is a regular bloke just like yourself. I´ve worked with some well known people in my life and the kind of shit some of them have to take from people like yourself on the internet is just sad. Most of them are very decent folks.

Sure he has not done only bike stuff lately. What the **** is wrong with that? He´ll probably be back on the bike soon. And you have no idea how they do things when they film a program like these. What you see is not always exactly what actually happened.

But that is what people (like the ones on the HUBB, unless you work in the film industry) see and hear! We can only judge the "fiction" the "actors"/"directors"/"producers" choose to feed us.

Having an opinion opposite to yours doesn't make somebody nasty and prejudiced. Many people on this forum have the same opinion to Benny (including me), they just choose to no longer submit it, because the "I love Charley Brigade" get very excitable.

From experience of this forum, there's nothing more emotive than either saying BMW GSs are sh!te or Ewen and Thingy are overrated prats.

IMHO, Calm down, you're in the Bar. Buy the man a pint and move on.
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I'd take a backup truck, but only to transport a troupe of dancing girls and cerveza.

I wish to stress here and now, contrary to what I may or may not have written in the past, that I now 110% idolise Charley-no longer- Boring. I think the sun rises, shines and falls out of his (ample) Arsch. I am now -officially- his biggest fan, evva.

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Oiiiiii Hellboy, leave my fella alone. He's mine, all mine.

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heated discussion WOW

Sitting here in the chilly Essex countryside in my office ( aka shed ) It was quite nice to read a few posts. This thread is "a touch heated" which is great ! Saved me trying to get out and buy a bigger fan heater

I wondered how most people cope when not on a "trip" evidently not too well, come on chaps chill, I'm f****** freezing here.
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