Warship HMS Illustrious – Another Maritime Reality TV Show

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With the shows Carrier America’s Port and The Deadliest Catch ships are dominating America’s primetime reality television but a new show broadens the coverage to an international audiance. Our friends at MarineBuzz tell us:

Royal Navy LiveFurther to the telecast of USS Nimitz documentary series by PBS last month, it is now the turn of Channel Five to telecast Warship Documentary series of light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious of the Royal Navy.The 26 year old ship is also known as ‘Lusty’ to her 1000 strong crew. The documentary series will be telecast in six episodes on every Monday at 2100 hours starting from May 19. The series was filmed by Channel Five during her four month deployment that commenced in January 2008.

You can view the TV commercial HERE and below is a preview of the show but also be sure to check out the ship’s photo gallery HERE.

If anyone has information on where the full episodes can be watched online please leave a comment below.