Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143181 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2012, 10:40:23 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2012, 08:05:15 pm »
Heston, C4, now. All about cheese.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2012, 08:10:11 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16658110

A documentary series about social workers in child protection.

Kirst, I only saw a glimpse of this.  What was the upshot for the little boy who wasn't talking and chucked toys around (just a snapshot, by the way, not a definition)?

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #78 on: February 01, 2012, 08:25:52 pm »
No, everyone does not love cheese on toast, Heston Bloominghell.  I won't be putting stilton on a chocolate biscuit either.  :sick:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2012, 05:14:52 pm »
Kirst, I only saw a glimpse of this.  What was the upshot for the little boy who wasn't talking and chucked toys around (just a snapshot, by the way, not a definition)?
Oh, get it on iPlayer, it was good. The upshot was they took the wee boy into foster care, his mother was pregnant, the dad did a runner (no great loss) and the mother gave both the kiddies up for adoption. The baby girl was adopted very quickly, the wee boy is still waiting and because of his additional needs, will probably never be adopted.

The feelings of most of us here (who do not work in child protection) was that if the dad had pissed off months before, it might have been possible to support the mother to look after her child - but any parents who don't understand it's not ok to have a child playing on a floor covered in dog shit are going to struggle.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2012, 05:18:48 pm »
Thanks, Kirst, I'm just in a break at work at the moment but will try to catch it asap.  I expect I'll find it distressing but I was hoping something like that might happen from the bit I saw.  I'm also wondering if the boy might be autistic, poor little mite, although it would be perfectly understandable that he wasn't talking in circumstances like that.  Social-worker is a hell of a job.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2012, 05:21:21 pm »
Heston, C4, now. All about cheese.
nomnomnomnomnomnom

very stretchy cheese at that.  He inspired me to try his version of cheese fondue - I've invited friends around on Saturday to taste/test my experiment.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2012, 07:35:04 pm »
Borgen. Last two episodes :(

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2012, 11:03:55 pm »
Borgen. Last two episodes :(

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Excellent series. Very good in showing the transition from an idealistic soon to be PM to a hardened operator of power, picking up the necessary callouses while paying a high price, as did of her principles, husband, children, friends and associates.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2012, 11:05:40 pm »
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next...

Seen Gladiator loads of times, but it's still good... (on now)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #85 on: February 07, 2012, 09:01:29 pm »
ooo Junior Doctors is on now. I love watching gore from the other side of the telly :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2012, 09:28:41 pm »
Now, Homeland on C4. Be interesting to see how this pans out.

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Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2012, 10:09:52 pm »
We're recording Homeland to watch later. Supposed to be proper event telly à la The Wire. We also recorded Luck last night - horse racing drama written by David Milch, who did Deadwood, and starring Dustin Hoffman, which is good enough for me.

Yesterday, we watched the first ep of Friday Night Lights (drama about an American high school football team) and found it hugely enjoyable. It's cheesier than a Stilton sandwich but has great characters and is very accessible - me and my son were totally into it from the start and by the end of the episode, we were jumping on the sofa and cheering for the Panthers. Not intellectually demanding but really good telly.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2012, 09:11:33 pm »
Coppers on Ch4 now.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2012, 09:34:00 pm »
A new series of The Indian Doctor starting on Monday afternoon.  The first series was thoroughly enjoyable.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2012, 02:28:26 pm »
Saw the first in the new series of Dirk Gently last night. I was expecting to hate it but gave it a chance and very glad I did - it was hilarious, made me laugh lots.

I was planning to go to bed when it finished, but then Knuckle came on, a Storyville documentary about bareknuckle fighting and family rivalries in the Irish traveller community. I started watching and was instantly hooked. The film-maker spent 12 years following the families and the result is a thoroughly compelling piece of work. Well worth catching up on iPlayer if you missed it.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2012, 04:19:52 pm »
Saw the first in the new series of Dirk Gently last night. I was expecting to hate it but gave it a chance and very glad I did - it was hilarious, made me laugh lots.

I was planning to go to bed when it finished, but then Knuckle came on, a Storyville documentary about bareknuckle fighting and family rivalries in the Irish traveller community. I started watching and was instantly hooked. The film-maker spent 12 years following the families and the result is a thoroughly compelling piece of work. Well worth catching up on iPlayer if you missed it.

d.

I saw "Knuckles" as well. 

Did you see that chap with the brain-cell? 

No, neither did I.

Quite spectacularly bad fighting though, makes you appreciate how good professional boxers are really.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2012, 04:33:06 pm »
Quite spectacularly bad fighting though, makes you appreciate how good professional boxers are really.

Yes, appalling technique. Fascinating characters, though. I thought it was a brilliant insight into their way of life - unlike the truly awful Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #93 on: March 06, 2012, 07:54:18 pm »
Quite spectacularly bad fighting though, makes you appreciate how good professional boxers are really.

Yes, appalling technique. Fascinating characters, though. I thought it was a brilliant insight into their way of life - unlike the truly awful Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

d.

Jesus there was some brave talk from the Travellers when their opponent/sworn-enemy/1st-cousin/Uncle (usually all 4) wasn't around wasn't there?

"I'd have fekkin had the fekker if I hadn't had a bad leg/bad back/bad knee and the sun wasn't in my eyes and ..and...and...and so on"

Fabulous documentary though. 

£60,000 bets on fights!!!!


Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #94 on: March 06, 2012, 09:53:31 pm »
Now watching 'Horizon - Solar Storms'. BBC at its best. Cracking stuff.
Working my way up to inferior.

lou boutin

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2012, 01:26:48 pm »
I've been watching Whitechapel. This series has seriously freaked me out, even so I love it, especially as DI Chandler is very easy on the eye.  #typicalHormonalWomanOfACertainAge

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2012, 01:05:32 pm »
Now watching 'Horizon - Solar Storms'. BBC at its best. Cracking stuff.

I gave up on this after ten minutes because it was so glacially slow.  Horizon is supposed to be a SCIENCE programme, so please can we have SCIENCE rather than, say, arty footage of a professor running in the Arizona desert which had absolutely no relevance to the subject at hand >:(
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #97 on: March 10, 2012, 09:09:43 pm »
Our Man in the Costa's - About the British Consulate in the Costa's

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #98 on: March 10, 2012, 09:35:53 pm »
As GF is venetian, italiano night on the TV. First, Sicily Unpacked, now Montalbano.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #99 on: March 11, 2012, 08:24:28 am »
I loved Sicily unpacked.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.