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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1600 on: November 02, 2019, 09:13:07 am »
Unbelievable on Netflix is rather good. As is the first two episodes of Giri/Haji on iPlayer

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1601 on: November 02, 2019, 09:58:42 am »
His Dark Materials starts on Her Majesty's British Broadcasting Corporation this evening.

I managed 2.5 of the books, have downloads of the radio version and was a bit disappointed by the film "The Golden Compass".
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1602 on: November 02, 2019, 12:58:32 pm »
Er, it's not until tomorrow.  BBC 1, 20:00.  I am under orders to watch it for Miss von Brandenburg who says she'll only watch it "if it's as good as The Crow Road".
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1603 on: November 02, 2019, 01:15:59 pm »
Er, it's not until tomorrow.  BBC 1, 20:00.  I am under orders to watch it for Miss von Brandenburg who says she'll only watch it "if it's as good as The Crow Road".
I was close. I shall get my computer to watch it, as I am Otherwise Engaged.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1604 on: November 02, 2019, 01:21:50 pm »
Coming soon (BBC 1 Monday 22.35) series 2 of The Young Offenders. Actually that's a repeat of the last episode of the first series. It's actually on BBC3 - which is online only now  ::-)  Apart from that, I was right!!

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1605 on: November 03, 2019, 06:40:24 pm »
Er, it's not until tomorrow.  BBC 1, 20:00.  I am under orders to watch it for Miss von Brandenburg who says she'll only watch it "if it's as good as The Crow Road".
I was close. I shall get my computer to watch it, as I am Otherwise Engaged.
I think Miss vB may have an hour to fill with something else, but we'll see!

Interesting factoids about this series:
- Mr Pullman was heavily involved, and
- They have used puppeteers (á la Warhorse on stage I think) instead of CGI for lots of stuffs.
- It's got Ruth Wilson in. I know you knew that, but it's worth mentioning :)
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1606 on: November 04, 2019, 06:06:44 pm »
Jack Ryan Season 2 on Prime. Looks like they fired the script writer. OTOH, it has at least 12 Executive Producers.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1607 on: November 05, 2019, 10:06:42 am »

- They have used puppeteers (á la Warhorse on stage I think) instead of CGI for lots of stuffs.


I think the puppets were for rehearsals, the final product uses CGI daemons.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1608 on: November 05, 2019, 12:31:03 pm »
The first time Ms Wilson appeared on screen it was impossible to imagine how any casting director had thought Nicole Kidman would make a good Mrs Coulter.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1609 on: November 06, 2019, 12:00:58 pm »
Tuesday November 5th, 21:00, BBC4: Rich Hall's Red Menace.  The gravel-voiced one examines the relationship between the West and the Soviet Union.

As part of the same season, this was excellent the night before:

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A haunting film about Britain and the nuclear age, from the first bomb tests to our potentially futile preparations for attack during the Cold War. Framed by Britain's mission to build the bomb, A British Guide to the End of the World uses extraordinary unseen archive and exclusive testimonies from people directly involved in our nuclear story, from conscripted soldiers attending the early nuclear tests in the South Pacific to servicemen, volunteers and civil servants involved in the planning of how we might have managed in the event of a nuclear catastrophe.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1610 on: November 09, 2019, 09:13:40 pm »
Just watched the first Dark Materials episode.
I quite liked it.

I had read the first of the books to the kids as bed-time stories back in the day, and I have read the other books too.
I found the film of the Golden Compass a bit meh.

But I think that with mini-series format, they have more time to play with, and can explore the complexities of the story a bit more. Less restrictive than a 2-hour movie format where you have to focus on a few big-bang scenes.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1611 on: November 09, 2019, 09:20:47 pm »
We just watched that too.
I was finding the 'big dramatic film score' musak a bit irritating at first but it got better.
The fillum *was* awful.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1612 on: November 11, 2019, 01:43:38 am »
Oh dear.  Only on episide 2 and HDM has gone off-piste ???
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1613 on: November 11, 2019, 01:18:30 pm »
Brittania - Sky and Amazon Prime

I have watched the first three episodes and am enjoying this. It very high budget for a British production of this kind and it's slightly bonkers.
Mackenzie Crook is obviously enjoying hamming it up as Veran the head druid immensely. Zoë Wanamaker as the queen of the Regni with a testicularly challenged son is brilliant as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1614 on: November 11, 2019, 02:01:26 pm »
For those who like their Midsomer murders with an antipodean flavour, The Brokenwood Mysteries return to the
 freeview Drama channel on the 18th.  We watch on catch-up ok UK TV player (there are I think 5 previous series).

And we started series 2 of Killing Eve last night - bonkers!
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1615 on: November 11, 2019, 07:23:47 pm »
Oh dear.  Only on episide 2 and HDM has gone off-piste ???
Oh dear. If this is related to them (i.e. Mr Pullman) deviating from the book, our friendship may be in unexpected jeopardy.  :demon:
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1616 on: November 14, 2019, 03:15:52 pm »
In case not noticed elsewhere on the forum, Chris Boardman is one of the panellists on the Nigel Farage Show BBC Question Time tonight.

As the producers reportedly plant questions from the audience, what's the betting we get a question about compulsory helmets, followed by the usual gamomn-esque rants about pavements, red lights, lycra, etc.? :facepalm:
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1617 on: November 14, 2019, 03:18:55 pm »
In case not noticed elsewhere on the forum, Chris Boardman is one of the panellists on the Nigel Farage Show BBC Question Time tonight.

As the producers reportedly plant questions from the audience, what's the betting we get a question about compulsory helmets, followed by the usual gamomn-esque rants about pavements, red lights, lycra, etc.? :facepalm:

He'd be prepared for those with his usual brand of common sense, but that doesn't stop Farage the rest of the panel siding with the gammons for a few BloodyCyclists soundbites that play well to, well, most people.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1618 on: Yesterday at 09:18:56 pm »
It's online, not on TV, and I don't even like Star Wars but The Mandalorian is really good so far. Really recommend it, you don't even need to have seen star wars movies.
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