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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #150 on: June 05, 2012, 08:27:58 pm »
If More4 weren't such a bunch of arse I'd be recommending people to watch Jon Stewart reporting on CNN reporting on the Jubilee flotilla. Brilliant.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #151 on: June 21, 2012, 03:40:17 pm »
I've been enjoying 24 Hours In A&E, even though it's not the kind of thing I'd usually go for. I think I like the fact that they concentrate on the procedural elements of working in A&E rather than going after the "human interest" stories.

Last night's ep featured a young woman who was in because she'd got blood poisoning from muscle protein breaking down in her thighs after a spinning class. I looked it up - it's called rhabdomyolysis. Scary.

It looked like she also had compartment syndrome - her thigh had ruptured and they had to staple it back together,

They didn't say whether she had any underlying illnesses or was on any medication that could have exacerbated the condition, though there was a hint that alcohol may have been a factor.

Still, makes you think about the damage you can do to yourself with intense exercise... <scoffing lots of bananas>

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #152 on: June 28, 2012, 08:43:46 am »
Turn Back Time.  I'm feeling really sorry for the poor family that got house 3.  All the families are coping remarkably well in the circumstances.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2012, 07:14:20 pm »
This week I discovered Thelma's Gypsy Girls.  Trash TV at its best  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #154 on: July 30, 2012, 10:18:35 pm »
Adam Buxton's Bug on Sky Atlantic.

Basically, he plays a video from YouTube then reads out some of the user comments. Very, very funny.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #155 on: February 07, 2013, 09:09:45 pm »
I hope this will be good: drama documentary on Joyce Carol Vincent, a young woman who died in her flat and wasn't discovered for three years.  The TV was still on when her skeleton was eventually discovered.  10 pm C4.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/09/joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary
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« Reply #156 on: February 07, 2013, 09:26:24 pm »
Currently watching a doc on C4  "How to build a bionic man"
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From prosthetic arms and legs to artificial organs, science is beginning to catch up with sci-fi in the race to replace body parts with man-made alternatives. Psychologist Bertolt Meyer, who has a bionic hand himself, meets scientists working at the cutting-edge of research to find out just how far this new technology can go, while a team creates a complete `bionic man' for the first time, using state-of-the-art limbs and organs borrowed from some of the world's leading laboratories and manufacturers
Read more at http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail.asp?id=147757007#dAQmsu6wjVrcp5cb.99

So far seen obligatory boston dynamic's big dog footage, and now surgery for a digital retina implant.....

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #157 on: February 08, 2013, 10:45:32 am »
Currently watching a doc on C4  "How to build a bionic man"

Damn, forgot to watch that. Was Peter Kyberd on it?

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #158 on: February 09, 2013, 07:49:23 pm »
Spiral (Engrenages) Series 4 on BBC4 tonight at 9.00. Any takers?

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« Reply #159 on: February 09, 2013, 09:08:25 pm »
Spiral (Engrenages) Series 4 on BBC4 tonight at 9.00. Any takers?

Of course.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #160 on: February 09, 2013, 09:13:30 pm »
Moi aussi :)

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #161 on: February 12, 2013, 09:03:37 am »
Black Mirror on C4 last night.

Interesting TV, even if it is not half as clever as it thinks.  The kind of show that would be more powerful as a series of 15 minute short films.  But not to be too harsh, it is very watchable.  And it benefits from being a new scripted drama made and set in the UK, with no hint of the 1950s (or earlier).  And not a hint of physical violence, preferring instead to focus on emotional turmoil.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #162 on: February 12, 2013, 09:30:03 am »
Black Mirror on C4 last night.

Interesting TV, even if it is not half as clever as it thinks.  The kind of show that would be more powerful as a series of 15 minute short films.  But not to be too harsh, it is very watchable.  And it benefits from being a new scripted drama made and set in the UK, with no hint of the 1950s (or earlier).  And not a hint of physical violence, preferring instead to focus on emotional turmoil.

I thought it was pretty powerful as it was. I did like it, if you can like something at the same time as being vaguely disturbed by it.

The woman who played Martha was in my year at school, which just added to the weirdness.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #163 on: February 12, 2013, 11:45:35 am »
I thought this was an improvement on the first series, more subtle and better acting. It was stretched out a bit, but 15mins wouldn't have worked!!!

"not half as clever as it thinks" is pretty fair, and applied to the first series too. This show was basically a 1950s science-fiction short story, with elements of very recent technology woven in to make it feel 'current'.

There was an episode of R4's Digital Human that dealt with what happens to dead people on the internet, and how our legacies are affected by vast digital libraries. The freakiest thing was a service you could 'book' to send pre-scheduled emails to loved ones (or others ... ) after you die.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #164 on: February 13, 2013, 01:49:28 pm »
I hope this will be good: drama documentary on Joyce Carol Vincent, a young woman who died in her flat and wasn't discovered for three years.  The TV was still on when her skeleton was eventually discovered.  10 pm C4.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/09/joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary

And it was good, and nominated for several documentary awards.  Recommended viewing.

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« Reply #165 on: February 13, 2013, 01:56:45 pm »
I hope this will be good: drama documentary on Joyce Carol Vincent, a young woman who died in her flat and wasn't discovered for three years.  The TV was still on when her skeleton was eventually discovered.  10 pm C4.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/09/joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary

And it was good, and nominated for several documentary awards.  Recommended viewing.

http://www.dreamsofalife.com/

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dreams-of-a-life/4od

It was good, if a difficult watch at times. Thought-provoking and very sad.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #166 on: February 14, 2013, 09:58:22 pm »
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« Reply #167 on: February 15, 2013, 08:28:51 am »
I watched Horizon on BBC4 last night about mapping the universe. Fascinating. And slightly brain-melting. And no floppy-haired pretty boys saying "amazing!" every two minutes.

Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #168 on: February 15, 2013, 08:33:16 am »
Does the walking dead start again tonight?

Yes on Fox at 10.00pm, just checked.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #169 on: February 19, 2013, 09:52:04 am »
Anyone else see last night’s Black Mirror? I thought it was great and did not see the twist coming. Charlie Brooker has a dark, dark mind. The best thing is that the situation didn’t seem that implausible, given where we are today.

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« Reply #170 on: February 19, 2013, 03:25:48 pm »
Yes, I thought it was very good (better than the first episode, which I thought was also good). About halfway through I realised the post-apocalyptic atmosphere reminded me of Derren Brown's programme where he succeeded in suggesting that his "victim" was a survivor in a zombie apocalypse... then suddenly, we had the "it's all just a show" denouement. Wow. The very end was satisfyingly ambiguous.

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« Reply #171 on: February 20, 2013, 06:53:07 am »
Ditto - interesting concept with a decent twist.  And it had the courier from Spaced in it (I've not read the credits but that Irish voice is very distinct).  Ah, the clubbing episode from Spaced.  Now that was awesome telly...

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #172 on: February 27, 2013, 07:02:08 pm »
Final Black Mirror (S2 Ep3, as I think they say):

Slightly disappointing, mainly in terms of the ending. Perhaps because I was expecting some kind of twist ... dunno. Whatevs, I think it was the weakest of this series. Although possibly the most plausible!

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #173 on: February 27, 2013, 07:08:30 pm »
Final Black Mirror (S2 Ep3, as I think they say):

Slightly disappointing, mainly in terms of the ending. Perhaps because I was expecting some kind of twist ... dunno. Whatevs, I think it was the weakest of this series. Although possibly the most plausible!

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It was - Daniel Rigby. I thought he was bloody brilliant!

Did not see the other two episodes but I thought it was good, still thinking about it..

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #174 on: February 28, 2013, 06:19:31 pm »
He was very convincing in the role.

It was a good prog, just didn't match my expectations after the other 5. That's my problem, I guess!

(But I'm still not convinced about the ending ... )
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