Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142256 times)

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #350 on: August 21, 2014, 12:19:13 pm »
Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds

Vienna 1908. Excellent I hope the next two on Paris and New York are as good.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #351 on: September 01, 2014, 10:06:59 pm »
Metroland - John Betjeman presents suburbia and the Metropolitan Line ...

BBC4 right now.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #352 on: September 04, 2014, 11:44:27 am »
Sheridan Smith on WDYTYA tonight.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #353 on: September 04, 2014, 12:29:14 pm »
Sheridan Smith on WDYTYA tonight.

You win!  You can't beat celeb-watching.  I remove my clashing suggestion lest I cause anyone to miss Sheridan Smith. :o
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #354 on: September 04, 2014, 01:30:21 pm »
Diss Sheridan and I WILL FIGHT YOU. Shortly to be seen as the bellowing scouse foghorn:


Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #355 on: September 04, 2014, 11:01:34 pm »
ITV4 had Lemond Slaying the Badger on.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #356 on: September 05, 2014, 11:05:13 am »
Actually, WDYTYA was shit on toast, that series has jumped the shark, there are way too many establishing shots and lame voiceovers and minor celebs sobbing their hearts out at the sad stories of relatives they hadn't chuffing heard of five minutes previous. Sheridan Smith was milking it for all it was worth. 2/10 would not watch again.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #357 on: September 05, 2014, 12:01:09 pm »
I don't normally have much time for WDYTYA but my wife loves it so I often end up watching it by default and I actually rather enjoyed the one last week with Brendan O'Carroll (aka Mrs Brown), which focused on the fascinating story of his grandad, an IRA man who was murdered by British militia - just goes to show that it's not necessarily your favourite people who have the most interesting family stories.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #358 on: September 05, 2014, 02:21:48 pm »
ITV4 had Lemond Slaying the Badger on.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
La Vie Claire tops were the coolest in cycling.

I enjoyed that. It's on ITV Player too, if anyone wants to catch up.

Kim

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #359 on: September 06, 2014, 09:23:14 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gnhv7/castles-in-the-sky

Recommended to me as "like Micro Men, but with valves instead of membrane keyboards".  With Eddie Izzard.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #360 on: September 06, 2014, 10:21:25 pm »
Not tonight - on catchup.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04grp09/horizon-20142015-4-inside-the-dark-web

Actually, quite interesting. Scary, if you believe such things. I've had dealings with ToR through work. Really excellent tech, thoroughly open to the Dark Side of the human psyche. It's a tricksy thing - balancing freedom, with the in-built human desire to fuck each other over.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #361 on: September 07, 2014, 11:37:33 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gnhv7/castles-in-the-sky

Recommended to me as "like Micro Men, but with valves instead of membrane keyboards".  With Eddie Izzard.   :thumbsup:
Just watched that on I-thing. V good.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #362 on: September 08, 2014, 06:03:20 am »
Every time I walk through the lobby here the TV is showing Joan Rivers' funeral.  Fox "News", natch.

So the answer is, of course, "nothing".
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #363 on: September 10, 2014, 10:16:30 pm »
All creatures great and stuffed

On ch4 now. There are some weirdos that do some weird shit.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #364 on: September 10, 2014, 10:19:05 pm »
Some Boffins with Jokes on BBC2 now :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #365 on: September 10, 2014, 11:26:00 pm »
Secrets Ep1 was very good.
10:35ish, 2 to go.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #366 on: September 13, 2014, 10:02:10 pm »
Last night of the proms, as ever.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #367 on: September 13, 2014, 10:52:39 pm »
Me too, Roderick Williams has a wonderful voice.


Vince

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #368 on: September 16, 2014, 11:32:16 am »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gnhv7/castles-in-the-sky

Recommended to me as "like Micro Men, but with valves instead of membrane keyboards".  With Eddie Izzard.   :thumbsup:
Just watched that on I-thing. V good.
+1 I'm totally impressed by Eddie Izzard's acting ability. Actually, I didn't realise it was him until the end  :hand:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #369 on: October 29, 2014, 08:28:58 am »
Not really tonight, but any night if you have Amazon Prime Instant*.

Constantine, the TV series of the graphic novels.

Only seen the first so far, but if the rest keep up the standard it should be a good series.

Thanks to Andygates, via FB, for the heads up.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #370 on: October 29, 2014, 03:28:47 pm »
Anyone see that N Irish bloke in the thing about the missing kid? Getting amazing reviews.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #371 on: November 12, 2014, 08:48:26 pm »
David Attenborough inthe Himalaya. Fascinating.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #372 on: November 14, 2014, 06:27:07 pm »
Tonight: Children In Need some paint drying.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #373 on: November 15, 2014, 09:38:16 am »
Last night on BBC4 and now on iPlayer  - Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

A 1969 documentary about the man in black. No voice-over just a camera following him in concert, on tour and talking to friends, relatives and the public. Riveting.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #374 on: November 15, 2014, 11:33:11 am »
I watched some of it, it was fabulous. I must download it on iplayer so that I can enjoy all of it.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.