Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142190 times)

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #400 on: January 03, 2015, 11:56:22 pm »
At least they were true to form and played the only tune that is ever played on large pieces of physics equipment as a demo.  Just missing the sparks and the Tesla Coils.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #401 on: January 06, 2015, 04:47:11 pm »
Poncy middle-class fans of subtitled crimethings might like to know that the next series of "Engrenages" aka "Spiral" starts this coming Saturday (January 10th) in the usual BBC4 poncy middle-class subtitled crimething slot of 21:00.

As a fully paid-up member of the poncy middle-class crimething fan er, class, I shall be setting the Infernal Machine.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #402 on: January 06, 2015, 04:51:28 pm »
Well, now I am a postman, I can no longer claim to be middle class, but still will be tuning in on Saturday. It will be a bit of a shock to the system after the far more gentle Inspector Montalbano. Laughs a-plenty? You're 'avin' a larf!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #403 on: January 06, 2015, 05:12:26 pm »
I missed the previous series of Spiral. Will I need to catch up or is it safe to jump on board with the new series?

My recent Saturday evening middle class ponce hour has been devoted to The Legacy on Sky Arts, but frankly it's a bit dull (not enough murrrrders) so I'd be happy to switch to different middle class ponce fare.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #404 on: January 06, 2015, 06:05:45 pm »
9 pm Channel 4, 24 Hours in Police Custody.

10 pm BBC Four, Smiley's People.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #405 on: January 06, 2015, 11:14:08 pm »
Just finished watching (so should be on Iplayer) Smiley's People.  From 1982!  Damn, it was good.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #406 on: January 07, 2015, 11:57:52 am »
Just finished watching (so should be on Iplayer) Smiley's People.  From 1982!  Damn, it was good.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #407 on: January 08, 2015, 09:39:20 pm »
The Super-Rich and Us.

I think this will strike a chord with many of us on yacf. I really like Jacques Peretti as a presenter.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #408 on: January 10, 2015, 02:56:51 am »
I missed the previous series of Spiral. Will I need to catch up or is it safe to jump on board with the new series?

I can't actually remember much of the previous series but the first one I saw was series 3 and it still made enough sense.

In the meantime I am keeping up my ponciness quota by watching a dodgy download of series 1 of "Broadchurch", with French subtitles.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #409 on: January 10, 2015, 01:45:46 pm »
Not tonight at all, but I watch pretty much everything delayed...
Walking the Nile on C4. Partly the usual "going on an adventure" looking at the animals and natives, done in a viewer is aware of the camera crew (or lack of) way. But, for added interest, we have: robbed by gun runners, watching on the spot beatings by the police, and death of a co-traveller from heatstroke.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #410 on: January 10, 2015, 08:35:42 pm »
In the meantime I am keeping up my ponciness quota by watching a dodgy download of series 1 of "Broadchurch", with French subtitles.

Bah!  I had Tom pegged as the Murderer, probably because Adam Wilson played the Psycho Teen in last week's "Silent Witness".
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #411 on: January 10, 2015, 08:58:52 pm »
Anything on BBC1-4? It's all we can get in the Western Isles since Thursday's storm. Mind you I'm lucky, Harris are getting hot food deliveries as they have been wirthout power since Thursday!

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #412 on: January 11, 2015, 11:57:54 pm »
O noes!  I'm in love with Audrey Fleurot all over again.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #413 on: January 14, 2015, 05:00:58 pm »
Scanning the distascope guide for something tonight I was drawn to "Welding Disaster Specials".  A bit out there for 5, I thought.

Oh.  Wedding Disasters :(
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #414 on: January 14, 2015, 05:03:39 pm »
O noes!  I'm in love with Audrey Fleurot all over again.
Hands off, she's mine...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #415 on: January 14, 2015, 06:51:12 pm »
Scanning the distascope guide for something tonight I was drawn to "Welding Disaster Specials".  A bit out there for 5, I thought.

Oh.  Wedding Disasters :(

No hope that they could combine the two?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #416 on: January 14, 2015, 09:05:41 pm »
The Life of a Mountain: a Year on Scafell is just starting on BBC4. Looks worth a watch.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #417 on: January 14, 2015, 11:57:18 pm »
The Life of a Mountain: a Year on Scafell is just starting on BBC4. Looks worth a watch.

just watched it on I player  ;D  stunning also this from ctc forum   Publicity film March 1939 for launch of the new Austin 8 hp saloon car. Fascinating footage showing detailed climbs over many famous passes. I imagine that most of the tracks are now metalled roads .
http://www.austin-eight.com/apps/videos ... 39-youtube


Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #418 on: January 16, 2015, 08:48:26 pm »
He is, isn't he. Fell runners are astonishing anyway - in terms of just going about their business, they (almost) make audaxers look like auditionees for I'm a Celebrity.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #419 on: January 17, 2015, 05:03:27 pm »
Joss Naylor deserves to be far better-known, though I doubt if he would enjoy it.  Fell running is indeed very special, Dean and has its own heroes.  I think the reason that the so-called elite athletes tend not to take part is that (apart from it not fitting their plans) is that it's just simply too hard - and not a little dangerous.  I only tried two fell races, though I used to run over the moors a lot and once ran the Lyke Wake Walk.  I did the Three Peaks race in my late twenties or early thirties and did a respectable time.  However, the winner, Jeff Norman, finished about an hour ahead!  I was like a sheet when I came in, apparently.   It's a big regeret that t I've been warned off running because of arthritis, otherwise I'd still be on the moors most days.  But running's loss is cycling's gain, I hear nobody say!

My only beef with the programme was that it spent too much time on the talking heads and not enough on just the scenery:  you couldn't even have got odds on a Wainwright-related interview or ten minutes with Eric Robson.


Edit - sorry, that's all about me and not the programme.  I just got carried away by reminiscence!

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #420 on: January 18, 2015, 03:40:07 pm »
O noes!  I'm in love with Audrey Fleurot all over again.
Someone give her a hairbrush!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #421 on: January 18, 2015, 06:06:51 pm »
I aten't watched yesterday's yet but I'd be quite happy to take my hairbrush over to Paris and give her a hand with the brushing ;D
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #422 on: January 22, 2015, 01:01:53 am »
Voyager: To The Final Frontier.  First broadcast in October 2012; on iPlayer for another 29 days.  Spacecraft go walkabout in the outer reaches of the solar system.  Contains Carl Sagan, as himself.
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« Reply #423 on: January 22, 2015, 10:12:30 am »
Voyager: To The Final Frontier.  First broadcast in October 2012; on iPlayer for another 29 days.  Spacecraft go walkabout in the outer reaches of the solar system.  Contains Carl Sagan, as himself.

Realised this was on and started watching from the approach to Jupiter. Was very good. That last image from Voyager 1. Thought provoking in exactly the way Carl Sagan would have it.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #424 on: January 22, 2015, 10:53:29 pm »
Catastrophe - Sharon Horgan co-written rom-com on C4. Ep1 Bloody brilliant. No idea who the yank is,  but he's pretty funny.

some very ... "robust" humour,  but with a good heart.
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