Sunday, 4 October 2015

"Nazi War Diggers" too bad for even Polish TV?

 "Program jakoś nie oczekiwanie zniknął z ramówki TV".
piotr916 2015-10-04 13:26:38

The retitled "Nazi War Diggers" made by Clearstory TV was to be shown on Polish TV from 13th September, with the episodes broadcast on Thursday evening, repeated on Sunday afternoon. First to go was the Thursday slot, it got replaced last week by some real forensic conflict archaeology (Treblinka) and I've just turned on the TV, camera at the ready to capture those elusive subtitles, to find the promised fifth episode replaced by a historical programme with not a single metal detectorist in sight.

It looks like after four pretty near identical, barely entertaining and totally uninformative episodes, even Polish TV's given up on this channel-flick-bait rubbish. I must say if I'd heard  solemnly repeated again the same text about the Mauser K98 being "a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht" (actually a text more or less straight out of Wikipedia) every time the sweaty, camo-clad MD boyz found a spent cartridge, I'd probably have started foaming at the mouth. Anyway, I never got to see the episode where they get involved with a mass grave in Poland and that letter to the State Prosecutor asking for an investigation which I drafted will sit in the 'to do' folder until that episode gets shown in England.

Thank goodness I do not have to sit through any more of the puerile and clumsy format of this junk TV with its non-developing storyline built around boyish delight at imaging themselves in the heat and action of battle, finding "things that go bang" and misplaced bravado mixed with guesswork, a wild imagination and mock pathos when they find some human remains. Good riddance. Perhaps I'll write up the episodes I saw in more detail to forewarn colleagues in the UK what's coming if they stoop to broadcasting it there, but there's a "Nazi-War-Digger' free October afternoon out there and the weather is great. Time for a walk.

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