Originally Posted by codprawn
He could well be the nicest bloke in the World - it's the hamming it up on camera that gets me - it's a shame cos it could be a good programme if it wasn't for that!!!
Some of the true greats are the most modest people around - people like Sir Edmund Hillary - Sherpa Tenzing - Bil Tilman etc etc.
Couldn't agree more - though if it's mostly for the US tv I suppose that's understandable.
The other guys you mention, and all the rest who've achieved great feats of survival, endurance, courage, etc., did their thing because 'it was there', 'for Britain', 'to prove to themselves it could be done' or just 'why not?'. They weren't doing it to make a TV show. If any, that was incidental. BG, on the other hand, is making TV shows. If he sells them he's a success. Hillary and the rest of them are/were on a different plane altogether in my opinion.