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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2013, 10:11:20 pm »
Eggselent doco on the Voyager on BBC4 just finished.  Full of Carl Sagan and assorted Beards from the JPL  Looked out in vain for my chum Paul, but he's obvious;y not sufficiently qualibobobbed to  be allowed to appear on camera.  Or his beard in insufficiently academic...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2013, 10:22:06 pm »
I am laughing a lot at the tweets about Huddersfield tonight after Town.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #202 on: June 05, 2013, 12:39:31 am »
Beeb 4 prog about Cornelia Parker at the moment. She used to live in my flat, and there's still some of her naff and utterly pretentious work up in my loft. I'm watching in an attempt to gauge opinion about the moralities of whether, or how to flog it to some deluded collector.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #203 on: June 05, 2013, 09:16:23 am »
You sound like a professional art dealer.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #204 on: June 05, 2013, 05:47:19 pm »
Sadly not. I'm more of the I don't know much about art, but I know that I don't like C Parker's combination of visual and verbal allusions that trigger cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary mobile of lead castings dangling from my roof joists by piano wire persuasion. It must be worth something to somebody though!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #205 on: June 06, 2013, 03:07:21 pm »
You hold on to it soldier. Given time, it might make a decent contribution to your pension!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #206 on: June 07, 2013, 07:06:04 pm »
BBC4 looks good tonight - a profile of Bobby Womack and then Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett & Friends Live in Ghana (from 1971).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #207 on: June 07, 2013, 10:15:44 pm »
a profile of Bobby Womack

love Bobby Womack
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #208 on: June 11, 2013, 05:21:45 pm »
Town on BBC2 starting now is about Huddersfield tonight.

This week, Enniskillen (my home town)  :thumbsup:

I think this was before they knew about the G8 Summit coming - there's been a whole lot of fresh paint and tarmac lately!  ::-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #209 on: June 12, 2013, 06:04:40 pm »
Only just caught up with it but the documentary about Agnetha Faltskog is worth an hour of anyone's time.  Thirty-five years ago I should rather have thrown myself off a tall building than admit to liking ABBA; today I remember every word of the hits and don't know whether to laugh or cry.  What I do know is that as songwriters Bjorn and Benny are up there with the rude boys; doubly so since they were doing it in a FOREIGN language.

Mind you, I preferred Frida back then  :P
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #210 on: June 13, 2013, 06:04:55 pm »
I've recorded it but I haven't watched it yet. I have bought her new album though. It's weird hearing her voice without the ginger one's in harmony with her.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #211 on: June 13, 2013, 07:43:01 pm »
^ I saw that.  I didn't realise that Agnetha released four solo albums and was already very well known in Sweden before joining Abba.



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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #212 on: June 13, 2013, 11:00:50 pm »
Question Time from Edinburgh... and they've invited reactionary bawbag Nigel Farage onto the panel!

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #213 on: June 13, 2013, 11:09:19 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #214 on: June 14, 2013, 11:40:22 am »
Only just caught up with it but the documentary about Agnetha Faltskog is worth an hour of anyone's time.  Thirty-five years ago I should rather have thrown myself off a tall building than admit to liking ABBA; today I remember every word of the hits and don't know whether to laugh or cry.  What I do know is that as songwriters Bjorn and Benny are up there with the rude boys; doubly so since they were doing it in a FOREIGN language.

Mind you, I preferred Frida back then  :P

Anni Frid could really sing, and was winning competitions from 1964. She was a shy young mum back then, but she shone in performance.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #215 on: June 14, 2013, 12:59:26 pm »
They are both great singers, but the combination of them singing together is so special. I watched the documentary last night. I thought it was really touching how Agnetha said that when she's feeling down and lacking in confidence, she puts on The Winner Takes It All and reminds herself that she was involved in making  something so brilliant.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #216 on: July 29, 2013, 08:55:00 pm »
Channel 5 +1 (Freeview channel 44) now (9 pm):  Steam Trains: Monster Moves.  A pair of vintage steam locos are transported 850 miles accross Turkey, before being shipped back to the UK.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #217 on: July 29, 2013, 09:00:12 pm »
Just watched that on Ch5. Splendid effort.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #218 on: August 31, 2013, 09:23:00 pm »
Dusty Springfield on BBC4 later.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #219 on: September 07, 2013, 04:43:43 pm »
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO.

BBC4 23:00 tonight.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #220 on: October 02, 2013, 08:00:54 pm »
The Wrong Mans

(ok, not sure when it's on, we tape it ... )

Luckily I was not put off by the presence of James Corden (who isn't great); it's rather good, and a bit different  :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #221 on: October 07, 2013, 06:34:48 pm »
Not tonight but tomorrow: Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish 22:00 on Dave - Powerpoint presentations about the minor things in life that irk him. Includes a poem made up from random comments trawled from the bottom half of the internet.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #222 on: October 08, 2013, 09:34:53 am »
Tonight's TV schedule 60 years ago. All of it. (I dug around for this because it's my sister's birthday today. Not that I'm trying to make her feel old or anything. Certainly not.)


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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #223 on: October 08, 2013, 11:10:40 am »
The air race sounds jolly good, old chap.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #224 on: October 08, 2013, 11:18:48 am »
The air race sounds jolly good, old chap.  :thumbsup:
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