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Television tonight, whats worth watching
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:34:34 pm »
I have given up looking at the tv guide and asking here instead
What is worth watching tonight  :-\

David Martin

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 06:37:55 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 07:04:49 pm »
Just finished watching Coal on Discovery, may well be tuning into that DM. Read someones mind from 100 miles away  :o

Wonky

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Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 07:30:01 pm »
TY DM. I always miss the first one every year. Series linked.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 07:33:51 pm »
If you're a fan of the Griff/Rory/Dara Three Men stuff, they're in New England tonight and tomorrow.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 09:19:44 pm »
DM and rs many thanks  :thumbsup:

David Martin

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 10:38:24 am »
Missed it - went out on the bike instead. Doesn't help that the remote control for the digibox went missing..
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 05:13:39 pm »
Tonights a bit better.
Top Gear, Countryfile, Sir Jimmy Saville at the bbc, Jon Snows 2011, Add of the year
Thank goodness for V+  :thumbsup:


citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 05:40:45 pm »
Tonights a bit better.
Top Gear, Countryfile, Sir Jimmy Saville at the bbc, Jon Snows 2011, Add of the year

OK, that's the stuff to miss, what's the stuff that makes it a bit better? ;)

We didn't see Great Expectations last night but the noises on Twitter were mostly favourable (and from people whose opinions I trust - YMMV). We've recorded it and will watch it later, along with the second part.

d.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 05:50:24 pm »
Tonights a bit better.
Top Gear, Countryfile,

... and Three Men etc part 2.

Thursday 1st of new earth flight series looks as though it could be interesting.  Probably be spoilt by those who belived the cameraman really had his own wings and flew.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 05:52:44 pm »
When "Countryfile" is the best thing on TV, you know it's not worth paying the licence fee any more.  It used to be Sunday lunchtime schedule-filler, watched only by farmers and hungover students who were fearful of stretching for the remote control, lest they yawn technicolorifically.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 05:53:05 pm »
World's Strongest Man on Five, 8pm, if you prefer brawn to brain. 
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 07:58:44 pm »
The Jim'll fix it prog. What an ace he was  :thumbsup:

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 12:33:51 am »
Tonights a bit better.
Top Gear, Countryfile, Sir Jimmy Saville at the bbc, Jon Snows 2011, Add of the year

OK, that's the stuff to miss, what's the stuff that makes it a bit better? ;)

We didn't see Great Expectations last night but the noises on Twitter were mostly favourable (and from people whose opinions I trust - YMMV). We've recorded it and will watch it later, along with the second part.

d.

d. I'm not sure if you should be holding your breath.  I caught a bit of it and I'm uneasy about a hero who is prettier and appears to have more collagen in his lips and more lipstick and eye make-up than the girl.  It looks like a good production but Pip is just too distracting - I keep waiting for his face to fall off!

citoyen

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Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 08:11:23 am »
He certainly is a very pretty young man, isn't he. Estella looks rather plain in comparison.

d.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 08:54:35 am »
I didnt see it all as it was on to late for me, but that Ben Elton program on 80's comedy looked quite good. Might see if I can watch that on catch up.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 09:29:11 am »
Celebrity Mastermind.  OJ Borg dressed as Princess Leia :o

What is a Stacey Solomon (apart from a breathtaking thick-o)?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2011, 09:54:04 am »
i'll leave you to google for yourself but I loved her reply to "What breed of dog includes Cocker and Springer?"  After much "brain" searching whispered "Cockerpoo?"

rower40

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 01:14:58 pm »
+1 for Great Expectations.  Watching it now on i-Player.

Gillian Anderson looks great in a wedding dress.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 09:03:04 pm »
dorian gray - on C4 right now.  Good film of probably my favorite book!

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 09:09:37 pm »
dorian gray - on C4 right now.  Good film of probably my favorite book!

Have that on the V+  :thumbsup:
QI at the mo

rower40

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2012, 08:28:06 pm »
Sky Arts 2.  8pm to 10pm all this week: Gilbert- & Sullivan-fest
Tonight (Tues): HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury
Wed: The Pirates of Penzance
Thurs: Patience
Fri: The Mikado (as produced by Jonathan Miller)

The TIVO box will get its first use, as I'll be in Sunny Didcot towards the end of the week.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 08:38:00 pm »
What is a Stacey Solomon (apart from a breathtaking thick-o)?
She did very well on X Factor a couple of years ago. I can't remember if she won, but she was top three. Simon Cowell described her as a singing candle.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 09:48:59 am »
What is a Stacey Solomon (apart from a breathtaking thick-o)?
She did very well on X Factor a couple of years ago. I can't remember if she won, but she was top three. Simon Cowell described her as a singing candle.

And in the breathtaking thick-o stakes may I present Michel Roux Jr, answering questions on l'Escoffier.  He runs Le Gavroche, which has two Michelin stars.  My idea of cookery is to microwave a Sainsbury's curry.  I got more questions right on his specialised subject than he did.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 10:45:59 am »
From what I've seen, very few of the celebs have done all that well, so it's a bit harsh to pick on Stacey Solomon.

You've also got to take into account that performance on quizzes is not so much a measure of intelligence as a measure of ability to recall trivia under pressure. Clive Sinclair came last on the episode he appeared in, behind a 12-year-old Blue Peter presenter. And Brian Moore WON his episode and he's a proper thicko.

d.