BBC3's Invasion of the Job Snatchers - a true reflection of historic Christchurch?

BBC3's Invasion of the Job Snatchers - a true reflection of historic Christchurch?

BBC3's Invasion of the Job Snatchers - a true reflection of historic Christchurch?

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So, it’s created a bit of a stir. BBC3’s Invasion of the Job Snatchers, filmed in Christchurch last year, hasn’t gone down too well with the residents of the ancient borough, who have been portrayed, as, well, a bit ancient.

The show features 13 unemployed youngsters from across the UK, who are given eight weeks work experience at a different business in the area.

These include Robin Lambe’s butchers on St Catherine’s Hill, Mudeford Ferry, Williams Thompson solicitors, Peeks Party Store, Jon Terry hair salon, Stewarts Garden Lands, and other long-standing Christchurch companies.

Some of the ‘young people’ seem to be just getting on with it. Whereas others – namely Benny and Adam – seem to be causing a few headaches for their poor mentors.

And this is where the producers seem to be focusing – because of course it makes great viewing.

The employers come across as nice, hard-working people, particularly Robin Lambe from the butchers who has struck up a good relationship with his work experience lad, Carl.

Carl has a criminal record and has found it hard to get work, ending up sleeping rough on the streets.

So you really want him to do well, and it’s the same in the case of Deneka Johnson, who is taken on at Jon Terry hair salon in the Christchurch town centre arcade.

With a mainly female clientele of a certain-age, Deneka came across as genuine and sweet, especially when she didn’t want to upset her new boss over the bouffant ‘do she had given her the day before.

But then there was Adam, who clashed with the boss of Mudeford Ferry almost immediately.

And let’s not forget Benny. Oh Benny. Flamboyant, loud and a self-confessed ‘potty-mouth’, Benny was the highlight of the show in so many ways.

Yes, he’s annoying, but I think he will be the one to –excuse the X-Factor jargon – go on the ''biggest journey' at Peek’s Party Store.

There are a few issues to iron out – his language and customer service skills – but I think despite the bravado he genuinely wants to succeed.

In amongst all the drama of the workplace, were the delightful filler shots, filmed around the town.

Having lived here all my life, I’ve never seen that many elderly people in the town at any one time, ever.

Yes, it is a town famed for its elderly population, but Christchurch is by no means as decrepit as the show portrayed it.

To coin the local catchphrase, Christchurch is “Where time is pleasant” and by no means a sleepy backwater full of old cronies.

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12:37pm Thu 3 Apr 14

stevobath says...

It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude.

I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD.

As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift?
Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.
It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude. I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD. As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift? Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you. stevobath
  • Score: 11

12:55pm Thu 3 Apr 14

richt says...

The portrayal of Christchurch being full of old people was just playing to viewers expectations of the stereotype - similar to the Top Gear special.
The programme conveniently forgets about all the young people livng here already who are struggling to get work - and should be giving them a chance too.
The portrayal of Christchurch being full of old people was just playing to viewers expectations of the stereotype - similar to the Top Gear special. The programme conveniently forgets about all the young people livng here already who are struggling to get work - and should be giving them a chance too. richt
  • Score: 41

1:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

twynham says...

I would not normally dream of watching this type of "reality" tv were it not filmed here but apart from a mobility scooter in every shot the background fillers would make me want to go there for hols.
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Considering The Dear Leader's blog on the Jeremy Clarkson vid was;
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"And finally, our high quality local newspaper headlined that I had requested a drive on the program (sic) in a reasonably priced car, not true, manipulated for some sort of effect and indicates a gross misconception of the root issue that wherever whenever I will stand up for what I believe that this town, this community is just a fantastic place to live and should be treated with far more respect than portrayed on this television program." (sic)
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I eagerly await his blog on Invasion of the Job Snatchers considering when they were filming he said;
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"... this has put our town in good light and has high relevance to our offer to tourists and highlights what a good place Christchurch is not just to visit but also to do business" !
I would not normally dream of watching this type of "reality" tv were it not filmed here but apart from a mobility scooter in every shot the background fillers would make me want to go there for hols. . Considering The Dear Leader's blog on the Jeremy Clarkson vid was; . "And finally, our high quality local newspaper headlined that I had requested a drive on the program (sic) in a reasonably priced car, not true, manipulated for some sort of effect and indicates a gross misconception of the root issue that wherever whenever I will stand up for what I believe that this town, this community is just a fantastic place to live and should be treated with far more respect than portrayed on this television program." (sic) . I eagerly await his blog on Invasion of the Job Snatchers considering when they were filming he said; . "... this has put our town in good light and has high relevance to our offer to tourists and highlights what a good place Christchurch is not just to visit but also to do business" ! twynham
  • Score: -3

1:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

camvalley says...

I think this will come back and bite Mr Derham as the ferry is used not by locals alike but also by the tourists , I suggest he might like to have the season off , Im sure he will get a lot of remarks ,was it Nottingham the lad came from and Mr Derham said is there a seaside there obviously Mr Derhams geography is limited so he should give the poor lad a chance as it was made for tv still good viewing
I think this will come back and bite Mr Derham as the ferry is used not by locals alike but also by the tourists , I suggest he might like to have the season off , Im sure he will get a lot of remarks ,was it Nottingham the lad came from and Mr Derham said is there a seaside there obviously Mr Derhams geography is limited so he should give the poor lad a chance as it was made for tv still good viewing camvalley
  • Score: 10

1:55pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Xch gran says...

I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses.
The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages!
The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out?
Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus!
Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally?
Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people!
In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?!
I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses. The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages! The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out? Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus! Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally? Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people! In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?! Xch gran
  • Score: 31

1:57pm Thu 3 Apr 14

carol_uk says...

loved it,made me laugh,and i felt sorry for the guy workin on the ferry,the boss needs a kick up the backside not the lad, i shall tell hinn if i see him
loved it,made me laugh,and i felt sorry for the guy workin on the ferry,the boss needs a kick up the backside not the lad, i shall tell hinn if i see him carol_uk
  • Score: 7

2:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

twynham says...

Xch gran wrote:
I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses.
The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages!
The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out?
Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus!
Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally?
Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people!
In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?!
Xch gran
I'm sorry but it's "reality tv" on BBC3, the channel the Beeb are dropping, not Panorama.
[quote][p][bold]Xch gran[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses. The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages! The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out? Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus! Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally? Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people! In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?![/p][/quote]Xch gran I'm sorry but it's "reality tv" on BBC3, the channel the Beeb are dropping, not Panorama. twynham
  • Score: 8

3:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Where time is pleasant? that may be the catchphrase for the residents who live there, to those in the surrounding areas I thought it was known as God's waiting room?
Where time is pleasant? that may be the catchphrase for the residents who live there, to those in the surrounding areas I thought it was known as God's waiting room? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -6

3:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Tucktonite says...

Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors.
Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors. Tucktonite
  • Score: 14

3:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

saynomore says...

I had to laugh when Adam said his life aim was that he wanted a Big Arse It took me a few minutes to realise that he was saying he wanted a big HOUSE.I found it difficult to understand what he was saying as well as the ferry boss.
I had to laugh when Adam said his life aim was that he wanted a Big Arse It took me a few minutes to realise that he was saying he wanted a big HOUSE.I found it difficult to understand what he was saying as well as the ferry boss. saynomore
  • Score: 13

4:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

sarlane says...

saynomore wrote:
I had to laugh when Adam said his life aim was that he wanted a Big Arse It took me a few minutes to realise that he was saying he wanted a big HOUSE.I found it difficult to understand what he was saying as well as the ferry boss.
I felt the same - I could hardly understand a word, other than the annoying "innit" at the end of most sentences, and I live in so-called multicultural London! There is nothing wrong with a regional accent - most people have one of some sort or other - but that is no excuse for not speaking clearly. Even one of the kid's housemates said he had difficulty understanding him so the ferry owner, who seemed as though he genuinely wanted to help this lad with a job, wasn't alone and certainly doesn't deserve a kick up the backside as suggested by carol_uk!

As for the programme, I think it showed why the BBC is getting rid of BBC3 - utter tosh.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: I had to laugh when Adam said his life aim was that he wanted a Big Arse It took me a few minutes to realise that he was saying he wanted a big HOUSE.I found it difficult to understand what he was saying as well as the ferry boss.[/p][/quote]I felt the same - I could hardly understand a word, other than the annoying "innit" at the end of most sentences, and I live in so-called multicultural London! There is nothing wrong with a regional accent - most people have one of some sort or other - but that is no excuse for not speaking clearly. Even one of the kid's housemates said he had difficulty understanding him so the ferry owner, who seemed as though he genuinely wanted to help this lad with a job, wasn't alone and certainly doesn't deserve a kick up the backside as suggested by carol_uk! As for the programme, I think it showed why the BBC is getting rid of BBC3 - utter tosh. sarlane
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BeachBob says...

Tucktonite wrote:
Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors.
No it is not.
[quote][p][bold]Tucktonite[/bold] wrote: Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors.[/p][/quote]No it is not. BeachBob
  • Score: -7

4:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

mudefordguy says...

Xch gran wrote:
I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses.
The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages!
The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out?
Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus!
Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally?
Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people!
In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?!
Almost impossible to get to the Mudeford Quay by bus? There is a bust stop right at the entrance to Mudeford Quay with More / Wilts & Dorset stopping regularly...
[quote][p][bold]Xch gran[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses. The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages! The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out? Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus! Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally? Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people! In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?![/p][/quote]Almost impossible to get to the Mudeford Quay by bus? There is a bust stop right at the entrance to Mudeford Quay with More / Wilts & Dorset stopping regularly... mudefordguy
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

agp1337 says...

camvalley wrote:
I think this will come back and bite Mr Derham as the ferry is used not by locals alike but also by the tourists , I suggest he might like to have the season off , Im sure he will get a lot of remarks ,was it Nottingham the lad came from and Mr Derham said is there a seaside there obviously Mr Derhams geography is limited so he should give the poor lad a chance as it was made for tv still good viewing
Sorry - you're wrong. I've just watched that bit again. He actually tells the lad (word for word): 'Nottingham, that's a bit inland, isn't it ... Where's your nearest beach?' This is just banter. I must say, though, Mr Derham does not come out well. Neither really did the programme, grossly overproduced rather than a serious documentary.
[quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: I think this will come back and bite Mr Derham as the ferry is used not by locals alike but also by the tourists , I suggest he might like to have the season off , Im sure he will get a lot of remarks ,was it Nottingham the lad came from and Mr Derham said is there a seaside there obviously Mr Derhams geography is limited so he should give the poor lad a chance as it was made for tv still good viewing[/p][/quote]Sorry - you're wrong. I've just watched that bit again. He actually tells the lad (word for word): 'Nottingham, that's a bit inland, isn't it ... Where's your nearest beach?' This is just banter. I must say, though, Mr Derham does not come out well. Neither really did the programme, grossly overproduced rather than a serious documentary. agp1337
  • Score: 9

5:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

shopper12345 says...

stevobath wrote:
It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude.

I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD.

As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift?
Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.
Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude. I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD. As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift? Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry. shopper12345
  • Score: 7

5:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

carol_uk says...

i live in xchurch and why are people moaning saying they showed old people
mostly around,is it the old ones that are complaining,with time on their hands, dont they relaise half the younger generation are prob at work,and iam local and the program didnt offend or upset me,
i live in xchurch and why are people moaning saying they showed old people mostly around,is it the old ones that are complaining,with time on their hands, dont they relaise half the younger generation are prob at work,and iam local and the program didnt offend or upset me, carol_uk
  • Score: 5

5:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

carol_uk says...

twynham wrote:
Xch gran wrote:
I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses.
The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages!
The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out?
Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus!
Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally?
Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people!
In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?!
Xch gran
I'm sorry but it's "reality tv" on BBC3, the channel the Beeb are dropping, not Panorama.
agree,another one of the xchurch older generations moaning ,with time on their hand,the majority of the young generation work my love thats why you didnt see many wondering around,and alot of rich people do live there, thats why the houses are dear because its nr the sea front as well,another reason why there wasnt many youngesters wondering around, they cant afford xchurch like some of the rich and retired,as you said houses there are exspensive
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xch gran[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't normally comment but this program really upset me as to the portrayal of Christchurch. I have lived in this area all my life and knew or was aware of most of these Christchurch well established businesses. The poor youngsters were only focused on if they could be "shown up" as being "bad", and the local employers were only focused on if they appeared to be old and doddery, snobs or stuck in the dark ages! The images appeared to always have a mobility scooter or Shuffling Old Person in the forefront! Were these film extras and were all the normal younger residents of the town airbrushed out? Also how did these youngsters get to work? There are no buses to St Catherine's Hill for the butchers at 6.30am! And almost impossible to get to Mudeford Quay by bus! Also it is so incredibly hard and expensive for our own young people to get employment and housing in Christchurch and the schools are so full it's very difficult to get a child into a local school! Even if these people get permanent employment here, how on earth are they going to afford to live locally? Why did the programme makers infer that the town was full of wealthy retired people and have a shortage of employable people! In fact What was the point at all? other than to upset and alienate the locals, show the youngsters and perspective employers in a bad, judgemental light ... All for good television viewing?![/p][/quote]Xch gran I'm sorry but it's "reality tv" on BBC3, the channel the Beeb are dropping, not Panorama.[/p][/quote]agree,another one of the xchurch older generations moaning ,with time on their hand,the majority of the young generation work my love thats why you didnt see many wondering around,and alot of rich people do live there, thats why the houses are dear because its nr the sea front as well,another reason why there wasnt many youngesters wondering around, they cant afford xchurch like some of the rich and retired,as you said houses there are exspensive carol_uk
  • Score: -2

5:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Rich© says...

I started my working life in the 80's on the Youth Opportunity Scheme & still working today & there is no way I would have behaved or talked to my boss or other members of staff like some of these are doing in this show. I didn't have the luxury of using the bus, so I either walked to work or used a bike, so there was no excuse for being late for work.

It wasn't just the ferry guy who couldn't understand the lad, I didn't understand what he was bloody well saying either. Why do they have to all talk like they are gangsters or they don't give a ****?

I'm not tarnishing them all with the same brush, but I really do despair of the youth today, they just don't give a fcuk !!!
I started my working life in the 80's on the Youth Opportunity Scheme & still working today & there is no way I would have behaved or talked to my boss or other members of staff like some of these are doing in this show. I didn't have the luxury of using the bus, so I either walked to work or used a bike, so there was no excuse for being late for work. It wasn't just the ferry guy who couldn't understand the lad, I didn't understand what he was bloody well saying either. Why do they have to all talk like they are gangsters or they don't give a ****? I'm not tarnishing them all with the same brush, but I really do despair of the youth today, they just don't give a fcuk !!! Rich©
  • Score: 10

6:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

agp1337 says...

carol_uk wrote:
i live in xchurch and why are people moaning saying they showed old people
mostly around,is it the old ones that are complaining,with time on their hands, dont they relaise half the younger generation are prob at work,and iam local and the program didnt offend or upset me,
Tell you what, you're neither caring nor literate! One day you'll be old ...
[quote][p][bold]carol_uk[/bold] wrote: i live in xchurch and why are people moaning saying they showed old people mostly around,is it the old ones that are complaining,with time on their hands, dont they relaise half the younger generation are prob at work,and iam local and the program didnt offend or upset me,[/p][/quote]Tell you what, you're neither caring nor literate! One day you'll be old ... agp1337
  • Score: 9

6:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Tucktonite says...

BeachBob wrote:
Tucktonite wrote:
Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors.
No it is not.
Its this one, isn't it? https://maps.google.
co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=
50.7276,-1.805239&sp
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q7-UjGCZ3bw&cbp=12,1
42.53,,0,1.49
[quote][p][bold]BeachBob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tucktonite[/bold] wrote: Why is the house they are staying at in Bournemouth and not Christchurch, it's Carberry Ave, the one with the Xmas tree over three floors.[/p][/quote]No it is not.[/p][/quote]Its this one, isn't it? https://maps.google. co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll= 50.7276,-1.805239&sp n=0.003328,0.008256& t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbl l=50.727781,-1.80569 8&panoid=Ja8yju7C1EO q7-UjGCZ3bw&cbp=12,1 42.53,,0,1.49 Tucktonite
  • Score: 5

6:15pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

No wonder BBC 3 is for the chop shoving drivel like this on screen.
No wonder BBC 3 is for the chop shoving drivel like this on screen. BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

8:09pm Thu 3 Apr 14

flatstan says...

'Now it looks like real hair' Shame on you Mrs White Middle Class.
'Now it looks like real hair' Shame on you Mrs White Middle Class. flatstan
  • Score: 6

3:28am Fri 4 Apr 14

NM Duffy says...

I live in Christchurch and spent most of the past year looking for full time work after graduating uni. The programme really wound me up, because most of the 'vacancies' are not genuine ones.

The only places featured who I've actually ever seen advertising vacancies are the ferry and the accountants (although the latter only seem to want people with admin experience when there's not a camera crew involved).

I have lived around the corner from that butcher's pretty much all my life and I don't think I've EVER seen a vacancy sign there. I don't recall seeing Peeks recruiting in the past year either, nor the hairdresser's, nor the fishmonger.

Given the attempts to make some sort of comment about the plethora of jobs available in Christchurch, maybe they should have talked to some of the many actual struggling jobseekers in the area. I, like most of the other recent jobseekers I know, have ended up working outside the area, because that's where the work is.

Maybe we're all just unlucky. Maybe it's because the jobcentre got closed and the Bournemouth one barely even pretends to cover Christchurch. Or maybe it;s because most of these employers don't exist if you don't have a film crew.
I live in Christchurch and spent most of the past year looking for full time work after graduating uni. The programme really wound me up, because most of the 'vacancies' are not genuine ones. The only places featured who I've actually ever seen advertising vacancies are the ferry and the accountants (although the latter only seem to want people with admin experience when there's not a camera crew involved). I have lived around the corner from that butcher's pretty much all my life and I don't think I've EVER seen a vacancy sign there. I don't recall seeing Peeks recruiting in the past year either, nor the hairdresser's, nor the fishmonger. Given the attempts to make some sort of comment about the plethora of jobs available in Christchurch, maybe they should have talked to some of the many actual struggling jobseekers in the area. I, like most of the other recent jobseekers I know, have ended up working outside the area, because that's where the work is. Maybe we're all just unlucky. Maybe it's because the jobcentre got closed and the Bournemouth one barely even pretends to cover Christchurch. Or maybe it;s because most of these employers don't exist if you don't have a film crew. NM Duffy
  • Score: 14

9:53am Fri 4 Apr 14

arti273 says...

As some have commented already, please don't take anything you saw too seriously. The show will have been practically scripted, with a production team of 12 encouraging all the "cast" in pursuit of something that would hold the audience's attention. The fact is that no one wants to watch 6 hours of people just going to work. Watching the credits, there are some familiar industry names that knock this "programming" out for a tiny budget.

If no one watched reality TV then the commissioning editors wouldn't even read the concept pitch. But the fact is that we do watch it and it sucks you in. How many of those that thought it was drivel, switched off after 10 minutes? I'd guess that most watched it until the end and will be back next week for their weekly dose of blood boiling outrage.

When the nice researcher from BBC Salford Productions phones local businesses for Series 2, my advice would be to politely decline. You'd be putting years of hard-earned reputation in the hands for an editor who's hits include "Binge Drinkers", "Beauty Pageant" and "Angry Dog".
As some have commented already, please don't take anything you saw too seriously. The show will have been practically scripted, with a production team of 12 encouraging all the "cast" in pursuit of something that would hold the audience's attention. The fact is that no one wants to watch 6 hours of people just going to work. Watching the credits, there are some familiar industry names that knock this "programming" out for a tiny budget. If no one watched reality TV then the commissioning editors wouldn't even read the concept pitch. But the fact is that we do watch it and it sucks you in. How many of those that thought it was drivel, switched off after 10 minutes? I'd guess that most watched it until the end and will be back next week for their weekly dose of blood boiling outrage. When the nice researcher from BBC Salford Productions phones local businesses for Series 2, my advice would be to politely decline. You'd be putting years of hard-earned reputation in the hands for an editor who's hits include "Binge Drinkers", "Beauty Pageant" and "Angry Dog". arti273
  • Score: 10

12:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

stevobath says...

shopper12345 wrote:
stevobath wrote:
It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude.

I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD.

As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift?
Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.
Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry.
I couldn't care less what he did. He had just as bad an attitude as the kid.

So it's OK to belittle people's accent just because you may have had an important job when you were younger?
[quote][p][bold]shopper12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude. I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD. As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift? Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry.[/p][/quote]I couldn't care less what he did. He had just as bad an attitude as the kid. So it's OK to belittle people's accent just because you may have had an important job when you were younger? stevobath
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Fri 4 Apr 14

stevobath says...

shopper12345 wrote:
stevobath wrote:
It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude.

I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD.

As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift?
Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.
Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry.
I forgot to add, I see I'm not alone in my criticism of 'Skipper'.
[quote][p][bold]shopper12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: It wasn't Adam who clashed, it was the Ferry Boss with his snide Lower Middle Class accent who was very rude. I'd have dumped him over the side. As the son of a Scotsman, who had a very slight accent I was always amazed at Southerners inability to understand a simple dialect/accent? The pompous 'Skipper' with his 5 bar epaulettes steering a poxy 25 ft boat, was condescending & arrogant. Reality check 'Skipper'. You're not running CUNARD. As for 'Peeks Queen'. Well, I was astounded, bravado or not that anyone couldn't manage to not swear for even an 8 hour shift? Can't have your' cake & eat it. You either want to do well & make a serious effort , or you treat it as a 'lark'. Yes he's only 19. Maybe 19 year olds have regressed since my teens? If he was 'encouraged' by the producers, for entertainment? Shame on you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you want to ask the pompous 'Skipper' with his 5bar epaulettes, what he did before he owned Mudeford Ferry.[/p][/quote]I forgot to add, I see I'm not alone in my criticism of 'Skipper'. stevobath
  • Score: 0

12:03am Sat 5 Apr 14

Jimmy9093 says...

I am unemployed and at the end of my tether applying for jobs nationwide while preference is given to Eastern Europeans. I also happen to have a strong regional accent (Geordie). On this occasion though I am with the skipper of the Mudeford Ferry. In any occupation, clear lines of communication are vital. This is especially so in the maritime industry. It doesn't matter if it's a tiny ferry or an aircraft carrier, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations still apply. The young lad may be from Nottingham but he certainly didn't talk like it. He had an awful hybrid pretend Ali-G Jamaican "gansta" speak which was absolute gobbledygook. That way of speaking is fine in a Dizzee Rascal video, not so fine when attempting to communicate with a colleague in a safety-critical industrial setting.

As I mentioned previously I have a very strong regional accent but it's all about context. I can use regional jargon and colloquialisms as freely as I like when in the company of family and friends I grew up with. When engaging with people from another part of the country or in a working environment I use my loaf and tailor my language to the correct standards, setting and audience. The young lad Adam is just an idiot and so is his foul-mouthed friend at Peeks.

Of course these two morons just compound the stereotype that all young unemployed people are like this so we will see a further hardening of attitudes against giving young British people a chance. The BBC wouldn't want to show too many people succeeding would they? Why don't we just ship the whole of Gdansk over here and be done with it, then people like myself who are desperate to work yet are labelled benefit scroungers can be sent abroad to a far-off island to keep us out of the way. Out of sight, out of mind.
I am unemployed and at the end of my tether applying for jobs nationwide while preference is given to Eastern Europeans. I also happen to have a strong regional accent (Geordie). On this occasion though I am with the skipper of the Mudeford Ferry. In any occupation, clear lines of communication are vital. This is especially so in the maritime industry. It doesn't matter if it's a tiny ferry or an aircraft carrier, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations still apply. The young lad may be from Nottingham but he certainly didn't talk like it. He had an awful hybrid pretend Ali-G Jamaican "gansta" speak which was absolute gobbledygook. That way of speaking is fine in a Dizzee Rascal video, not so fine when attempting to communicate with a colleague in a safety-critical industrial setting. As I mentioned previously I have a very strong regional accent but it's all about context. I can use regional jargon and colloquialisms as freely as I like when in the company of family and friends I grew up with. When engaging with people from another part of the country or in a working environment I use my loaf and tailor my language to the correct standards, setting and audience. The young lad Adam is just an idiot and so is his foul-mouthed friend at Peeks. Of course these two morons just compound the stereotype that all young unemployed people are like this so we will see a further hardening of attitudes against giving young British people a chance. The BBC wouldn't want to show too many people succeeding would they? Why don't we just ship the whole of Gdansk over here and be done with it, then people like myself who are desperate to work yet are labelled benefit scroungers can be sent abroad to a far-off island to keep us out of the way. Out of sight, out of mind. Jimmy9093
  • Score: 8

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