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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2475 on: 03 October, 2023, 10:43:04 am »
New David Olusoga series Union started last night and was very good.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2476 on: 04 October, 2023, 09:14:41 am »
Black Snow, on BBC


Very, very good. Pleased to see 17-year-old schoolkids looking like teenagers, rather than mid-twenties adults.

I'm not from Queensland, but the aussie small-town attitudes rang true to me.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2477 on: 04 October, 2023, 11:23:05 am »
Binged that yesterday (Mrs W & I currently have COVID so we just watched telly). I thought some of the acting was a bit wooden but overall I thought it was very good.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2478 on: 04 October, 2023, 03:29:32 pm »
Have a look at "Mystery Road" for more Aussie fix and the film "Goldstone", all faeturing Jay Swan (character).  And I read that the adaptation of Chris Hammers "Scrublands" is coming to the BBC at some point.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2479 on: 04 October, 2023, 03:55:48 pm »
Btw, did we all watch University Challenge on Monday? There was a whole set of bonus questions on Mike Burrows.

Suffice to say I got them all right.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2480 on: 06 October, 2023, 08:48:34 pm »
With apologies if I am late to the party, but I just watched If the Streets Were on Fire, a programme in the Storyville series on the BBC iplayer. ‘A group of young people express themselves on bikes as an alternative to gang culture’.
It’s a genuinely moving story, and I don’t want to give too much away, but the scenes where these kids are cycling are brilliant. Their faces tell the story of that feeling of freedom.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2481 on: 08 October, 2023, 12:40:32 am »
New series of HIGNIFY.  Sure, it's shooting fish in a barrel these days, but still decent Friday TV.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2482 on: 09 October, 2023, 11:33:44 am »
The final season of Sex Education.

Doesn't disappoint.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2483 on: 09 October, 2023, 03:07:54 pm »
New series of HIGNIFY.  Sure, it's shooting fish in a barrel these days, but still decent Friday TV.
I can see why Victoria Coren Mitchell gets on some people's tits, but she is very well suited to chairing HIGNFY.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2484 on: 28 October, 2023, 09:54:47 am »
This Thursday on BBC1 sees the return of Shetland, the first post-Henshel/Perez episode.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2485 on: 01 November, 2023, 07:09:15 pm »
Are you sure? This is what I read:

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Shetland series eight will premiere on Wednesday 1 November at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2486 on: 01 November, 2023, 07:51:55 pm »
Are you sure? This is what I read:

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Shetland series eight will premiere on Wednesday 1 November at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.


Indeed, is tonight, recording set anyway 😊
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2487 on: 02 November, 2023, 03:45:40 pm »
Shetland was very good!
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2488 on: 05 November, 2023, 09:17:52 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2489 on: 06 November, 2023, 07:26:19 am »
I actually thought that the last episode that thinnest and least satisfying.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2490 on: 12 November, 2023, 10:01:04 am »
Not sure whether it’ll be worth watching, but the source material is good. The TV adaptation of Martin Hammer’s Scrublands set in the Australian outback starts on BBC4 next Saturday.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2491 on: 13 November, 2023, 01:40:17 pm »
Watched Bill Bailey in Western Oz on 4 last night. Laughed, recognised specific bits of road from my tour over there, and found myself almost weeping with the wish I was still there.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2492 on: 14 November, 2023, 04:52:30 pm »
We watched it and were very disappointed, we expected more insight from him. Just another celeb travelogue after all. Pretty scenery but hardly representative of the whole of WA.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2493 on: 16 November, 2023, 06:07:28 am »
I take your point! I was watching it for "Oh, I remember that bit!"

When they mentioned ships at Esperance, I was expecting at least a mention of the Salton Sea.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2494 on: 16 November, 2023, 09:34:41 pm »
My wife has been watching Time and I've been dipping into it - which is to say that I've been doing other things at the time but have been finding myself drawn into it because of how good it is. Really can't say I've been enjoying it though. It's grim. Very grim.

That Jodie Whittaker can act, can't she?
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2495 on: 26 November, 2023, 09:01:19 pm »
This evening on BBC4.
Maria Callas.
Wow! Finally I get it.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2496 on: 29 November, 2023, 08:45:33 pm »
Not current, we started watching Black Snow, a fairly generic cold case cop show set, in this case, in the sugar cane fields of North Queensland. But because of its setting, and the interweaving of the history of the South Sea Islanders it’s pretty good.

Things I learnt from watching it:

Between 1860-1900’ish some 62,000 islanders from Vanuatu, Tuvalu, PNG and dozens of other islands were brought in as indentured labour for the cane fields

The title harks back to when the cane fields were burnt before harvest, leading to clouds of airborne ash flakes.

Packs of playing cards with eg missing persons on, and a reward for information are distributed in Australian jails in an effort to garner information.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2497 on: 29 November, 2023, 08:57:10 pm »
I'm watching it now (2/6). Apart from the time capsule thing which seems nonsense (but is central to the whole thing) I'm enjoying it very much. And, so far, I'm following what's going on. Which is more than I can say about Shetland.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2498 on: 29 November, 2023, 09:25:20 pm »
I literally cannot remember the last time I saw decent comedy on TV (apart from stand up). Where has it all gone?

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #2499 on: 29 November, 2023, 09:56:59 pm »
I literally cannot remember the last time I saw decent comedy on TV (apart from stand up). Where has it all gone?

Not a laugh out loud, but try Colin from Accounts on iPlayer.
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