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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2012, 07:57:42 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2012, 08:51:21 pm »
Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo.  Nearly finished, but catch it 4+1 at 9pm.

As well as seeing what they look like on the inside, only tonight have I learnt that hippos come out of the water at night to eat, and eat nearly all night.  They're not actually very fat.  Much of the bulk comes from the huge stomach, full of grass.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2012, 08:59:00 pm »
well we have st Trinians the great train robbery on, old but fun :facepalm:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #103 on: April 09, 2012, 09:04:21 pm »
Just about to watch 'Heat'. There is nothing else to watch  :o

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #104 on: April 09, 2012, 09:12:04 pm »
Just about to watch 'Heat'. There is nothing else to watch  :o

Uber bank heist shoot out  :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2012, 09:13:50 pm »
Just about to watch 'Heat'. There is nothing else to watch  :o

Uber bank heist shoot out  :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2012, 10:52:45 pm »
MotD
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #107 on: April 12, 2012, 07:04:42 am »
I've just remembered to catch up on Four in a Bed, quality viewing  :thumbsup:

I can't believe how some B&B owners get away with charging so much, especially when they have the crap attitude to guests shown by the Rolls Royce driving couple in this week's series.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #108 on: April 12, 2012, 07:14:19 pm »
Derek. New series from Ricky Gervais.



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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2012, 08:09:20 am »
Well Derek was excellent! Pathos and humour in equal measure. Very enjoyable indeed.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #110 on: April 13, 2012, 08:56:01 am »
On Wednesday the BBC started a new series - Divine Women - about women in religion. The first one was about pre-historic and ancient people worshipping goddesses as creators and destroyers, and how the goddesses were supplanted by gods, plus a bit about modern goddess worship in India. It was very interesting and I'm looking forward to the next ones.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #111 on: April 13, 2012, 09:57:42 am »
Well Derek was excellent! Pathos and humour in equal measure. Very enjoyable indeed.

I was dreading it.  I'm a fan of Gervais and I know there are many haters out there (despite much of his work receiving the highest praise/awards possible).

Then there was "Mong-gate".  I was worried this would add fuel to the fire.

Anyhoo...I also really enjoyed it, my wife and daughter also.  I think AndyK sums it up well.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #112 on: April 13, 2012, 12:34:16 pm »
On Wednesday the BBC started a new series - Divine Women - about women in religion. The first one was about pre-historic and ancient people worshipping goddesses as creators and destroyers, and how the goddesses were supplanted by gods, plus a bit about modern goddess worship in India. It was very interesting and I'm looking forward to the next ones.

Watched that yesterday.  'twas dead interesting and presented by the gorgeous Bettany Hughes.  Win.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #113 on: April 13, 2012, 12:37:45 pm »
Her presentation annoyed me. She's too gushy and emphatic.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #114 on: April 13, 2012, 01:05:28 pm »
I'm a fan of Gervais and I know there are many haters out there (despite much of his work receiving the highest praise/awards possible).

Then there was "Mong-gate".  I was worried this would add fuel to the fire.

Leaving the controversies aside and judging the work purely on its own merits...

I found it over-sentimental and under-funny.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2012, 09:49:18 pm »
I'm half-watching a BBC2 thing about the 70s. It's currently talking about the influx of Ugandan Asians. Before that it was talking about David Bowie and Marc Bolan wearing makeup.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #117 on: April 21, 2012, 05:39:20 pm »
I'm half-watching a BBC2 thing about the 70s. It's currently talking about the influx of Ugandan Asians. Before that it was talking about David Bowie and Marc Bolan wearing makeup.

I was also watching that. Makes you realise just how different Bowie and Co where to what else was around then. The bad thing for me, I suddenly find myself on Amazon adding to my ever growing music collection  :-[.
Aso the opening clip showing London and the then working power station on the south bank.
Totp 1977 has been good as well.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #118 on: April 22, 2012, 04:03:04 pm »
watched The Bridge last night, why are these type of things so much better to watch than the crap we get from America, same things happen goodies and baddies and the occasional bit of rumpy pumpy,
 The Killing which was on a while ago proved this point (for me any way ) watched the euro version brilliant, watched the yank version gave up before the end of episode one.
 

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2012, 08:13:24 pm »
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve on BBC now. I think he did a series 'Cooking in the danger zone' a few years ago which was good, so far this looks good as well.
Anything is better than Top Gear though  :smug:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #120 on: April 22, 2012, 08:54:30 pm »
Reggae Britannia - repeated 1.25 am tonight (or early tomorrow morning) on BBC4.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #121 on: April 22, 2012, 11:48:34 pm »
The Bridge was superb. Not as subtle as The Killing, but more immediately accessible. Great characters - already love the relationship between the easy-going Danish cop and the intense Swedish cop. Another thing that's different to The Killing is the humour - there were some very funny moments. And some very grisly and/or tense moments. Nice line in mysterious subplots too.

The first ep is repeated on BBC4 tomorrow (Monday) night for anyone who missed it, and the second ep is repeated on Tuesday night. Highly recommended.

Did I mention Friday Night Lights already? Cheesy drama about an American high school football team on Sky Atlantic. It's all rather predictable and perhaps somewhat cliched, and probably aimed at a much younger audience than me, but it has real heart. And great characters. And it has completely sucked me in. I'm totally addicted to it, to the point where I really missed it when they skipped a week for the launch of Mad Men (which has completely passed me by). Go Panthers!

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #122 on: April 23, 2012, 01:44:25 pm »
The Bridge is turning out to be æxcellent though I haven't figured out where either the heart-transplant chap, the skank who spends her life sitting in puddle smoking or the bloke with the seventies porn-star 'tache fir into it yet.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #123 on: April 23, 2012, 02:58:32 pm »
The Bridge...
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I'm intrigued as to how the relationship will develop between Saga and that nice chap she flirted with in the bar. Do I hear the distant tinkle of wedding bells?

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2012, 03:20:18 pm »
Well Derek was excellent! Pathos and humour in equal measure. Very enjoyable indeed.

I was dreading it.  I'm a fan of Gervais and I know there are many haters out there (despite much of his work receiving the highest praise/awards possible).

Then there was "Mong-gate".  I was worried this would add fuel to the fire.

Anyhoo...I also really enjoyed it, my wife and daughter also.  I think AndyK sums it up well.
Me too! (sorry, only just got round to watching the tape  :-[ ) I was expecting a series, shame.

Far less shoutyness and general irritation than The Office  :thumbsup:
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