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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1825 on: November 08, 2020, 09:57:01 pm »
S2 of “His Dark Materials” kicked off tonight unnoticed by this Unit but fortunately Professor Larrington e-mailed me a reminder and get_iPlayer is now strutting its funky Stuffs.

Yeah they sneaked that one out. Fortunately I spotted it before we started watching the Vuelta.
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Kim

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1826 on: November 09, 2020, 12:09:03 am »
Apparently the subtitles can't speel 'daemon' or 'anbaric' properly   :facepalm:
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1827 on: November 12, 2020, 08:31:25 am »
Oh wow, you two have got so much fun to catch up on!
I can recommend the Hometasking videos on the Taskmaster You Tube channel too when you run out of the repeats on Dave.

Made a start on Project Catch Up With Task Master last night. It's perfect wind-down telly after a stressful day at work.

I've seen the clip of Romesh Ranganathan and Tim Key attacking a watermelon before, but it still had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe.

Is Greg Davies the best game show host ever? I'd love to see him presenting a 'straight' game show - he'd be brilliant on something like Tipping Point.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1828 on: November 12, 2020, 08:36:16 am »
Wind down TV for me is Richard Osman's House of Games.

Any show where the answer to a question is "Alexander Graham Belly Button" is alright in my book. 
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1829 on: November 12, 2020, 09:23:48 am »
Wind down TV for me is Richard Osman's House of Games.

Any show where the answer to a question is "Alexander Graham Belly Button" is alright in my book.

That's another one I came late to, but I love it lots. Always forget to watch it though - should set a reminder on the box...
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1830 on: November 13, 2020, 06:27:17 pm »
Absolutely anything rather than Children In sodding Need…
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1831 on: November 13, 2020, 06:35:37 pm »
Absolutely anything rather than Children In sodding Need…

I often go and visit my mum near her birthday. Usually arrive Friday night and am then subjected to CIN by my brother all night.
This should be in the Coronabonus thread really.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1832 on: November 14, 2020, 12:27:07 am »
We were prepared for CiN night.  We binge watched 'Queen's Gambit' on that Netflix.  Very good.  I think I survived 4 or 5 episodes before sloping off to bed, which is not bad for a non telly watcher.  Mrs B finished it. And the bottle of wine.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1833 on: November 14, 2020, 08:57:34 am »
We completely missed CIN last night, which was a bonus. We played “Haven’t a Fucking Cluedo”. It’s a family board game where the winner is the one player who hasn’t made an incorrect accusation.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1834 on: November 14, 2020, 09:09:20 am »
Only saw one CIN program - DIYSOS contructing a centre for Surfability charity;  impressive.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000pbx6/diy-sos-children-in-need-special-2020-caswell-bay
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1835 on: November 14, 2020, 01:14:28 pm »
Absolutely anything rather than Children In sodding Need…

I've just discovered it was Children In Need yesterday.  The only CIN content I encountered was That Nice Mr Paulley cremating a Pudsey on Twitter, and that's the sort of angry crip randomness I've come to expect from him, so failed to make the connection.

I accidentally spent the evening writing a non-blocking NTP client in Arduino-friendly C, instead.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1836 on: November 20, 2020, 06:22:21 pm »
Wind down TV for me is Richard Osman's House of Games.

Any show where the answer to a question is "Alexander Graham Belly Button" is alright in my book.

That's another one I came late to, but I love it lots. Always forget to watch it though - should set a reminder on the box...
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1837 on: November 23, 2020, 12:04:07 am »
On iPlayer for a few more days, The Secret Life Of The Berlin Wall.  Not actually that much about the Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier itself, but more about the DDR and the Stasi and suchlike.  Godspeed You! Black Emperor feature prominently on the soundtrack too, which is a bonus.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1838 on: November 27, 2020, 10:00:49 am »
Apologies for being one of those people who discovers something long after everyone else and then won't stop going on about it, but...

Had a mini-binge last night to catch up on recent Task Master episodes and nearly died laughing. Literally. I was actually choking. But there would be worse ways to go.

Still chuckling this morning at the thought of turning up to the office and having to explain, "Sorry I'm late for work - Johnny Vegas put me in a Christmas tree bagging machine."
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rob

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1839 on: November 27, 2020, 10:43:38 am »
Apologies for being one of those people who discovers something long after everyone else and then won't stop going on about it, but...

Had a mini-binge last night to catch up on recent Task Master episodes and nearly died laughing. Literally. I was actually choking. But there would be worse ways to go.

Still chuckling this morning at the thought of turning up to the office and having to explain, "Sorry I'm late for work - Johnny Vegas put me in a Christmas tree bagging machine."

I was a massive fan of this when it was on Dave.   It's good to say they haven't dumbed it down at all moving over to C4.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1840 on: November 27, 2020, 01:03:14 pm »
I know what you mean, but sometimes it's a case of 'the dumber the funnier' in Taskmaster.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1841 on: November 28, 2020, 05:16:16 pm »
having a look to see what is on to avoid "The Dancing Program" this evening, I spotted 2 hours of Dire Straits on Sky Arts, from the Alchemy era

Update - and that has reminded me why Mark Knopfler is one of my all time guitar heroes
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1842 on: December 05, 2020, 04:48:38 pm »
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1843 on: December 15, 2020, 06:58:48 pm »
Mrs B and I are watching Fanny Cradocks Christmas cookery.  (It's called something like that).
It's absolutely hilarious and the food is appalling, which is also amusing.
We've not picked up any tips.
From the 70s and era of austerity and the three day week, it is interesting how concerned she is about economy and saving money.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1844 on: December 15, 2020, 07:47:31 pm »
Utopia, on that Amazon. Chosen fairly randomly and not at all what I expected from the blurb. Lots more killing for a start. No idea where it's going, probably one of those end-of-season-never-renewed cliffhangers. Bonus points for the boss bad being called Doctor Rabbit.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1845 on: December 15, 2020, 09:58:26 pm »
Winter Walks on BBC1, and Whitehouse and Mortimer fishing around the Boro area for Xmas. On i-Player.  If you’re of the Tees Valley persuasion there’s lots of familiar territory.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1846 on: December 15, 2020, 10:02:56 pm »
The final, final series of French we're-shit-and-we-know-we-are cop show Spiral starts on 2nd Jan
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1847 on: December 16, 2020, 12:09:06 am »
The Expanse, Season 5 - starts on Amazon. 

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1848 on: December 16, 2020, 12:37:26 am »
The final, final series of French we're-shit-and-we-know-we-are cop show Spiral starts on 2nd Jan

What, another one ???  How are they going to pull that off with Gilou in the slammer, Tin-Tin working for the Complaints and Laure not being totally nut-nuts any more?
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1849 on: December 16, 2020, 08:55:08 pm »
The final, final series of French we're-shit-and-we-know-we-are cop show Spiral starts on 2nd Jan

What, another one ???  How are they going to pull that off with Gilou in the slammer, Tin-Tin working for the Complaints and Laure not being totally nut-nuts any more?

And Juuuuge Roban’s gone too.  Ah, but will Maitre Karlsson return..... (Confession, we didn’t last through all of series 7).
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