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Crisis Command

(September 2004)

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AJ
AJ
Crisis Command is back on Sunday, and this week's episode is about a Plague hitting the country.

Hopefully they'll keep the same level of detail and quality as the pilot episode - the trailer shows Sky News and BBC News 24 in the programme, so it seems that they've got more companies involved this time.

There was also rumblings of an Interactive Game being brought out on Digital TV for the main series, but I'm not sure if this has come to pass though - it would be great if they did though!
AJ
AJ
Looking at the website (www.bbc.co.uk/crisiscommand). There's a showing on BBC4 straight afterwards at 10.00pm.

Apparently this is going to be the same theme, but with different circumstances. It'll be interesting to see what different decisions do to the situation.
MA
marksi
As I understand it the BBC TWO programme will have "ordinary" people making the decisions. Afterwards on BBC FOUR the same set of circumstances will be played out with a panel of "experts".
AJ
AJ
I don't think so, you know... unless you class the Chairman of the Earls Court & Olympia Group, The Founder of a Charity, and the Founder of Coffee Republic as "Experts" (bbc.co.uk/crisiscommand/bbc4contestants.shtml)

Yes, they may be experts in their field, but they are in no way experts in terms of a terrorist attrocity - but that said, who is?
AP
AdamP
AJ posted:
I don't think so, you know... unless you class the Chairman of the Earls Court & Olympia Group, The Founder of a Charity, and the Founder of Coffee Republic as "Experts" (bbc.co.uk/crisiscommand/bbc4contestants.shtml)

Yes, they may be experts in their field, but they are in no way experts in terms of a terrorist attrocity - but that said, who is?


That sounds more like the pilot - with business people making the decisions. That show proved that while they might be good in business, you wouldn't want to trust your life to them!
AJ
AJ
It's definately a new series. It's a 4 week run, and the first one (this Sunday) is subtitled "Plague".

IIRC that the original pilot was a terror attack on Parliament and the Tube.
MA
marksi
Ah ok, I have been publicly misled by the Radio Times, and not for the first time... Wink
AP
AdamP
AJ posted:
It's definately a new series. It's a 4 week run, and the first one (this Sunday) is subtitled "Plague".

IIRC that the original pilot was a terror attack on Parliament and the Tube.


I wasn't suggesting it was a repeat of the pilot. I was suggesting that the BBC4 version appears to be following the format of the pilot more than the BBC2 version, as the BBC2 programme features real people making the decisions rather than business people.
HC
Hatton Cross
AJ posted:
It's definately a new series. It's a 4 week run, and the first one (this Sunday) is subtitled "Plague".

IIRC that the original pilot was a terror attack on Parliament and the Tube.


Hopefully the full series is better researched than the pilot episode. Some of the factual errors about the situation on the underground detracted from what was a very good programme.
AJ
AJ
AdamP posted:
AJ posted:
It's definately a new series. It's a 4 week run, and the first one (this Sunday) is subtitled "Plague".

IIRC that the original pilot was a terror attack on Parliament and the Tube.


I wasn't suggesting it was a repeat of the pilot. I was suggesting that the BBC4 version appears to be following the format of the pilot more than the BBC2 version, as the BBC2 programme features real people making the decisions rather than business people.


It really depends on who you define as real people and business people.

In my opinion, all the contestants on Sunday (from what I can see on the website) are Business People and not just Joe Smith from down the high street.

BBC2
Alan Schofield - Chartered Textile Technologist
Kay Hammond - Managing Director
Robert Bean - Chairman

BBC4
Andrew Morris - Chairman
Carmel McConnell - Author & Social Entrepreneur
Sahar Hashemi - Entrepreneur

If you ask me, they all seem to come from very similar areas of life - i.e. business/chairmen/entrepreneurs and there is nothing to say that the people taking part in either programme on the same evening will be strikingly different - it's just different people making different decisions and causing different outcomes.

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