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Juan Martín

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2012, 01:32:59 pm »
I enjoyed Jonathan Meades last night and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

rower40

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2012, 08:45:13 pm »
Currently cringing behind on the sofa while watching "Help! I Caught it abroad".  A tsetse-on-the-wall documentary about a (the?) tropical diseases hospital.

Concerned about that Kildale trip now.
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Jaded

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2012, 11:33:17 pm »
Gypsy Blood.
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AndyK

Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2012, 12:00:56 am »
.  but religion would be cool if the Archbishop of Canterbury had those cheekbones and a floppy fringe

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2012, 08:46:58 am »
I enjoyed Jonathan Meades last night and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

Thanks for the heads up. I had missed that this was on and watched it last night on iPlayer. Very good it was too.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2012, 04:57:47 pm »
Gypsy Blood.

Wtf was that dog thing all about  ???
Was that a deer the dog caught, then the butchering  :sick:
Did he have his fight in the end?
I switched over to Family Guy at that point

Jaded

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2012, 05:05:01 pm »
I missed the beginning - and I had to have the subtitles on.

He didn't get his revenge fight, I suppose that will be in a follow-up programme.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2012, 07:28:35 pm »
Strange, he seems perfectly intelligent, unassuming and witty.  Any reason in particular?

One man's unassuming and witty is another's superficial and glib.

That applies rather well to such critique as
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Can't stand Pretty Boy Cox
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Talking of getting the level right [ as they say in teacher training] I really enjoyed the Meades programme despite not having a clue what he was talking about half the time!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2012, 07:30:53 pm »
Sexy Beast, Film 4 11pm.

Tim Hall

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2012, 11:42:56 pm »
Ben Kingsley channeling Adrian, or the other way round?

You choose.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2012, 08:15:13 pm »
Birdsong, adaptation of Faulks' book of the same name, BBC1, also in HD, 9pm, anyone else planning to watch this?

Frere

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2012, 09:07:48 pm »
Birdsong, adaptation of Faulks' book of the same name, BBC1, also in HD, 9pm, anyone else planning to watch this?

Frere


watching it now.  I read the book some years ago and enjoyed it

border-rider

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2012, 09:40:23 pm »
Bloody good so far.

LindaG

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2012, 08:59:45 pm »
Slumdog Millionaire's on a minute.

Clearly this was meant to be.   ::-)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2012, 09:22:19 pm »
The two episodes of Corrie tonight were absolutely magnificent.
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Juan Martín

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2012, 09:00:16 am »
Birdsong: I remember enjoying the book when I read it about 10 years ago so I was looking forward to seeing the adaptation. But I just found it immensely irritating and only managed about half an hour. All the reviews I have seen have been positive so I assume it's just me. Did anyone else struggle with this?

Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2012, 09:52:18 am »
I just saw the trailer for "Birdsong" and when the stiff-upper-lip subaltern was telling the other chap what to do in case of shooty DETH on the part of the former, I'm afraid I expected the latter to reply "Of course, darling".

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2012, 10:15:00 am »
Birdsong: I remember enjoying the book when I read it about 10 years ago so I was looking forward to seeing the adaptation. But I just found it immensely irritating and only managed about half an hour. All the reviews I have seen have been positive so I assume it's just me. Did anyone else struggle with this?

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24030772-why-are-critics-all-in-love-with-middlebrow.do

I didn't see it myself. Didn't really appeal, tbh, but beyond that, I can't comment.

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keeks

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2012, 11:23:06 am »
Anyone watch that "Magnificent men in their flying machines " I loved it . Theres was something heroic and romantic about it.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2012, 02:57:53 pm »
Quite enjoyed Birdsong.

Having read the book (few years ago), I'm wondering what 'newcomers' thought about why-on-earth our hero is staying in this house in France. The book explains all, but there didn't seem to be any expo. in this version.

(I'm also with MrL - Blackadder has ruined any trench-based drama for a while yet!)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2012, 10:45:54 pm »
Right now, on C4, Japan's Tsunami: Caught on Camera.

Real 'Hail Mary' sort of stuff, and pretty sobering.

Frere

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2012, 12:01:55 am »
Anyone watch that "Magnificent men in their flying machines " I loved it . Theres was something heroic and romantic about it.

Yes I did. It was brilliant, very funny and quite moving. It was lovely to see peoples attitudes to each other and the whole race change as they came to realise what was really important to them.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2012, 02:58:47 pm »
"Galaxy Quest" on tonight, BBC2 / BBCHD 4:35pm   :thumbsup:

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2012, 03:20:15 pm »
Borgen

Frere

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #74 on: January 30, 2012, 12:39:55 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16658110

A documentary series about social workers in child protection.
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