Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143091 times)

Torslanda

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #550 on: July 05, 2015, 08:12:13 pm »
ITV4. NOW. 'Slaying the Badger'.

A story of the 86 TdF LeMond/Hinault battle . . .
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #551 on: July 06, 2015, 09:09:10 am »
ITV4. NOW. 'Slaying the Badger'.

A story of the 86 TdF LeMond/Hinault battle . . .

Dead good, that was, though I have to take issue with their statement that Hinault was the last Frenchman to win le Tour.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #552 on: July 07, 2015, 12:06:41 am »
Fignon? no one since that i can think of.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #553 on: July 07, 2015, 09:53:04 am »
Fignon indeed.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #554 on: July 07, 2015, 10:08:40 am »
No Fignon's wins were 83 and 84 he was injured in 85 when the Badger won his last TdF and then famously beaten by Lemond in the final time trial in 89 when he was back to full strength. Hinault's last win in 85 was therefore after Fignon's wins. It's odd given their relative ages but that's the way it worked out. Had he not been injured in 85 Fignon might well have gone on to win a couple more TdFs or perhaps not who knows.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #555 on: July 07, 2015, 10:35:03 am »
You are right.  I had wrongly thought that he had won while Lemond was off sick after being mistaken for a turkey but that was the Roche versus Delgado era.  I can't even blame Strong Drink, so will go for Galloping Senility instead.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #556 on: July 07, 2015, 02:03:21 pm »
You are right.  I had wrongly thought that he had won while Lemond was off sick after being mistaken for a turkey but that was the Roche versus Delgado era.  I can't even blame Strong Drink, so will go for Galloping Senility instead.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #557 on: July 07, 2015, 02:22:29 pm »
Last night I watched a couple of episodes of Cordon, in the BBC4 forrin drama from abroad slot.

One day someone will make a programme where people actually do what they're told, apply common sense, and healthcare professionals follow strict infection control procedures even when things get a little bit dramatic.  The outbreak will thus be contained with minimum loss of life, and there will be much rejoicing (at least amongst the scientists and medics in the audience).

That aside, it's a reasonably watchable example of the genre.  The smart money is on the fat kid with spikey hair[1], who got given a detention for being bullied and is now locked in a library with nothing better to do than read about epidemics, as being the most likely to walk out of it alive.  Pregnant Girl is top of the list for having to give birth in gruelling circumstances later in the series.  Old Man Who Breeds Rats is neck and neck with Anxious Primary School Teacher for the Typhoid Mary award for lack of common sense.  Sensible 1337 h4xx0r woman is most likely to do something tragically stupid because of political intrigue and/or her polite ossifer boyfriend later in the series.  And Important Doctor Guy is most likely to be accidentally shot, assuming his implausible failure to use latex gloves appropriately doesn't kill him first.


[1] In a US series, he would be cast as the bully.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #558 on: July 07, 2015, 02:33:16 pm »
ITV4. NOW. 'Slaying the Badger'.

A story of the 86 TdF LeMond/Hinault battle . . .

Lemond, even in retirement, seems to have that rather annoying "I wasn't crying, I had something in my eye" sort of character that many top sports people have.

He shouted his wife down every time she said something like "...and that really upset us.." or "...Greg was really hurt...".

Let it lie Greg, let it lie.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #559 on: July 07, 2015, 02:41:54 pm »
Given the way he was royally f***ed over by LA,Trek & the Merkin Meedja, I think he might have a touch of justification. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the footage of REAL bicycles, some of them were(still are) works of art. Fragile and beautiful...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #560 on: July 07, 2015, 02:51:06 pm »
Last night I watched a couple of episodes of Cordon, in the BBC4 forrin drama from abroad slot.
I enjoyed the first episode. I know they're only suppositions, but now I've read your prognostications they seem obvious.  We'll have to wait to see if they were really should have had spoiler tags.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #561 on: July 07, 2015, 02:52:38 pm »

Lemond, even in retirement, seems to have that rather annoying "I wasn't crying, I had something in my eye" sort of character that many top sports people have.


Don't badmouth him please - Lemond means the world to me.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #562 on: July 07, 2015, 05:18:52 pm »
Don't badmouth him please - Lemond means the world to me.

Very good. Shame he can't spell his own name properly though.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #563 on: July 07, 2015, 06:38:09 pm »

Lemond, even in retirement, seems to have that rather annoying "I wasn't crying, I had something in my eye" sort of character that many top sports people have.


Don't badmouth him please - Lemond means the world to me.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #564 on: July 09, 2015, 12:11:47 am »
National Park Stories.  It's about offroaders versus local people in the use of green lanes.  It's like 'On The Road' on this forum.  Drivers of offroad vehicles and motorbikes wanting to drive on the green lanes, local people finding them all a blasted nuisance.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #565 on: July 09, 2015, 02:24:57 pm »
National Park Stories.  It's about offroaders versus local people in the use of green lanes.  It's like 'On The Road' on this forum.  Drivers of offroad vehicles and motorbikes wanting to drive on the green lanes, local people finding them all a blasted nuisance.

I watched that, to sum it up: Locals people getting miffed, 4X4 drivers know their legal rights.  Local people try appealing to TPTB's sense of right and wrong, 4X4 drivers wave their legal rights in TPTB's face.  Local people run off, crying.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #566 on: July 09, 2015, 03:02:19 pm »
National Park Stories.  It's about offroaders versus local people in the use of green lanes.  It's like 'On The Road' on this forum.  Drivers of offroad vehicles and motorbikes wanting to drive on the green lanes, local people finding them all a blasted nuisance.

I watched that, to sum it up: Locals people getting miffed, 4X4 drivers know their legal rights.  Local people try appealing to TPTB's sense of right and wrong, 4X4 drivers wave their legal rights in TPTB's face.  Local people run off, crying.

Wot, no spoiler tags?   ;D

Pretty much the whole thing there Phil.  The mess created on the lanes was rather shocking, I'm not surprised the locals get fed-up.  But, legal rights and all that.  Plus a vocal and rich group with support probly garnered from forums much like this one.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #567 on: July 09, 2015, 09:47:22 pm »
The problem with those legal rights is that they are based in a time where off-roading didn't even exist.  These were historic routes which were actually used for basic movement of essential goods and - well, anything, really.  They fell into disuse with  the successive arrivals of canals, railways, then metalled roads.  There has never been, as far as I know, a specific right for off-roaders.  What is actually needed is a change in the law or regulations, nationally, so that National Parks cannot make up their own minds about this.  As it stands, they really have no choice but to bow down to the powerful lobby.  We are not talking about the odd quaint little green lane; Mastiles Lane in the Dales, was a colossal thoroughfare from East Yorkshire over to Malham and beyond.  Not too long ago it was easily rideable on a bike.  I'm pretty sure it isn't now, except possibly in a drought year.

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PS I didn't watch more than a couple of minutes; it was obvious what the result would be and it's just too distressing.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #568 on: July 10, 2015, 11:27:30 am »
Re-reading what I posted, I realise that it is, possibly, painting an incorrect image of where my sympathies lie.

As early as 1998, up on the old drovers roads round Pately Bridge, I noticed this kind of damage.  It's horrible to see and makes some places impassible, even on a full suss mountain bike.

However, the locals got it ALL wrong and their requests were uniformly thrown out because of it.  Until they hit upon the TRO order thing, then it started to go in their favour.

The guy from the Peak District National Park, with the short hair and earring, was a complete and utter dick.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #569 on: July 10, 2015, 11:38:26 am »
The guy from the Peak District National Park, with the short hair and earring, was a complete and utter dick.
This is a repeat from about six months ago? I thought at the time that he was dick that was in a position where he could never please anybody.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #570 on: July 10, 2015, 02:27:03 pm »
Yes, I wondered if it was a repeat.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #571 on: July 20, 2015, 10:20:02 pm »
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Last episode now available.  This one was my favourite (though I may be vocally biased).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #572 on: July 22, 2015, 11:21:06 am »
Currently on Fox, Marvel's Agent Carter.

Not your usual Marvel TV series, it is well written and funny.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #573 on: July 22, 2015, 01:54:33 pm »
Since we don't have a thread for what's not worth watching, I'll post this here:

http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week31/flockstars

(It was either that or in the why-we-should-have-a-BBC debate.)


It occurs to me that if you'd gone back to the 90s and explained to someone that in the future Come Dancing was one of the BBCs most popular shows, they'd sarcastically suggest that One Man And His Dog was also getting great ratings.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #574 on: July 24, 2015, 01:46:38 pm »
BBC1 are rerunning Operation Wild.

1st episode was last night
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