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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2575 on: 09 May, 2024, 10:59:03 pm »
I wonder if you've conflated a couple of Fry and Lauries.

Here they are, spoofing Robert Robinson (but not the families).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvQ3M3WaPA

And here is Fry, surveying a quantity of Laurie's whilst dancercizing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnPy9inVnqg

My best friend at school was on Ask the Family (father a solicitor).

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2576 on: 09 May, 2024, 11:13:06 pm »
There's something called "Quiz Ball", some horrendously complicated quiz for teams of footy players with celebrity backup, hosted by a teenaged David Vine.

I remember Quizball. I remember not understanding the rules but still being fascinated by it.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2577 on: 10 May, 2024, 06:23:26 am »
Dopesick on iPlayer.  Brilliantly acted and shocking.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2578 on: 10 May, 2024, 06:48:40 am »
Weren’t all the contestants on “Ask The Family” quantity surveyors* or was that some comedy show spoofing it?

* including the children
When BBC2 was 50, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse did Story of the Twos and mercilessly sent up many BBC2 shows, including Ask the Family. Probably not on iPlayer, but it used to be on YouTube and is well worth a watch. Simon Sharma is done to perfection...
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2579 on: 10 May, 2024, 10:19:00 am »
I wonder if you've conflated a couple of Fry and Lauries.

Here they are, spoofing Robert Robinson (but not the families).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvQ3M3WaPA

Fry & Laurie were the first thing that came to mind for me. I'm sure they did other Robert Robinson-based sketches besides that one.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2580 on: 10 May, 2024, 10:36:45 am »
I wonder if you've conflated a couple of Fry and Lauries.

Here they are, spoofing Robert Robinson (but not the families).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvQ3M3WaPA

Fry & Laurie were the first thing that came to mind for me. I'm sure they did other Robert Robinson-based sketches besides that one.

Magnus Magnusson is Icelandic for Robert Robinson. Trufax.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2581 on: 13 May, 2024, 08:55:35 am »
We started watching 'Fallout'.
It is game made into TV miniseries, in case you don't know.

I thought the production values were brilliant, and it was funny. Mrs C thought it was 'boring'. Lasted 1.5 episodes. I'll probably watch it while she's away.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2582 on: 13 May, 2024, 10:15:27 pm »
We started watching 'Fallout'.
It is game made into TV miniseries, in case you don't know.

I thought the production values were brilliant, and it was funny. Mrs C thought it was 'boring'. Lasted 1.5 episodes. I'll probably watch it while she's away.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2583 on: 14 May, 2024, 02:27:19 pm »
Dopesick on iPlayer.  Brilliantly acted and shocking.
Started this this morning (Mum's recommendation).  Shocking indeed.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2584 on: 19 May, 2024, 04:23:05 am »
We started watching 'Fallout'.
It is game made into TV miniseries, in case you don't know.

I thought the production values were brilliant, and it was funny. Mrs C thought it was 'boring'. Lasted 1.5 episodes. I'll probably watch it while she's away.

It's very good, although I'm also a fan of the game.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2585 on: 29 May, 2024, 07:46:48 am »
Watching Jonothan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Seems a pretty faithful adaption of the book, and more entertaining than I expected.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2586 on: 30 May, 2024, 07:03:52 pm »
A Storyville from a couple of weeks ago. Praying for Armageddon. Depressing and terrifying 
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Tim Hall

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2587 on: 05 June, 2024, 11:07:26 pm »
I was rather hoping this one would pop up as part of the D Day commemorations.

BBC4 right now are showing "A Foreign Field". Leo McKern, Alec Guiness, Lauren Bacall. Yes, Lauren Bacall.  A a tale of veterans meeting up many years after the war. Funny and poignant. AIUI Alec Guiness used his not inconsidrable influence to get it made. On iPlayer too.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2588 on: 06 June, 2024, 11:25:41 am »
Also in iPlayer is Dennis Potter's "Blue Remembered Hills". First broadcast in 1979 as part of Play For Today, it has adult actors (Michael Elphick, Helen Mirren, Colin Welland and others) playing the parts of children. Set in The Forest of Dean, they don't All Live Happily Ever After.  It is Dennis Potter after all.

There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2589 on: Yesterday at 08:31:46 am »
Rebus

The latest incarnation, with Richard Rankin (no relation).

Apart from possibly an excess of guns, this is rather good. Doesn't follow book storylines, it is a mishmash. But still good.
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