Waverley Stars in German TV Documentary

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Waverley Stars in German TV Documentary

While Waverley was in the Western Isles last season a German TV crew accompanied her to produce a programme. The TV documentary was shown in Germany on Friday 6th April and is now on ARTE.TV’s equivalent of the iPlayer for the next week.

Unfortunately the commentary is only in German or French but the filming quality is excellent. It lasts for 43 minutes and includes interviews with Capt Andy O’Brian and Chief Engineer Ken Henderson.

The link for the video is http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/legendaere_raddampfer_5_5_-6570572.html

It is well worth a look and has some excellent shots of Waverley at speed. The programme on Waverley was one of five filmed on “Legendary Paddle Steamers”. The other 4 programmes are of equal quality and one features the recently restored Lake Lucerne paddle steamer Unterwalden.   

The link for the programme on Unterwalden is http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/legendaere_raddampfer_1_5_-6560308.html

Paul Semple