Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142385 times)

mattc

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #650 on: November 30, 2015, 10:22:34 am »
Lance being married to Andy's wife was a bit disconcerting for a while.

Oi, SPOILER tags please!  >:(

EDIT: oh, sorry - this happens in Capital. As you were .....
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #651 on: November 30, 2015, 10:25:54 am »
Lance being married to Andy's wife was a bit disconcerting for a while.

 ;D

D'you know, Lance's / Andy's wife is Diana Rigg's daughter in real life (and indeed in Detectorists).

Now you said it I can totally see it.  Uh-Oh...weird fantasy alert.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #652 on: November 30, 2015, 10:38:17 am »
Binge watched Amazon's The man in the high castle.

Alternate history where the Nazis and Japanese win WW2.
Enjoyed it I think.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #653 on: November 30, 2015, 12:06:08 pm »
Lance being married to Andy's wife was a bit disconcerting for a while.

 ;D

D'you know, Lance's / Andy's wife is Diana Rigg's daughter in real life (and indeed in Detectorists).

Now you said it I can totally see it.  Uh-Oh...weird fantasy alert.
Please tell us he doesnt bring the TR7.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #654 on: November 30, 2015, 01:09:24 pm »
Lance being married to Andy's wife was a bit disconcerting for a while.

 ;D

D'you know, Lance's / Andy's wife is Diana Rigg's daughter in real life (and indeed in Detectorists).

Now you said it I can totally see it.  Uh-Oh...weird fantasy alert.

You'll have to push Guy Garvey out of the way.  They're (Garvey and Stirling) an item.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #655 on: November 30, 2015, 01:15:46 pm »
You'll have to push Guy Garvey out of the way. 

Would that be grounds for divorce?

Anyway, she'll probably give him the "Big E" soon.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #656 on: December 02, 2015, 06:57:42 am »
Finally succumbed to Game of Thrones last night and watched the first three episodes on Amazon.
It's rather good. I think this might keep me going until spring.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #657 on: December 06, 2015, 08:19:32 pm »
Junior was zapping around on the Idiot Box a couple of hours ago, and we came upon the Jungle Book.
Just finished a few minutes ago.

I've not seen it for years, but remember it quite well.
It was every bit as good as I remembered it.

A true classic.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #658 on: December 06, 2015, 09:53:28 pm »
Had to be Countryfile with Mark Beaumont riding part of the NC500 in 37 hours - 500 miles on the new Scottish route. Anyway, it's on the iplayer and it's in the first 15 mins

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #659 on: December 06, 2015, 10:43:11 pm »
What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment - 1. Music Hall

Good presentation on Music Hall and its development. 
If you've been on my Thames Path Meander then you've stopped at Brick Lane Music Hall; a few rides have also stopped at Wilton's Music Hall, which features in this programme.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #660 on: December 07, 2015, 08:26:46 am »
Had to be Countryfile with Mark Beaumont riding part of the NC500 in 37 hours - 500 miles on the new Scottish route. Anyway, it's on the iplayer and it's in the first 15 mins
...and starts about 2:13

Well worth a watch. Presenter Ellie rides up the Bealach in daft conditions, without the producers making a mountain out of it. And then Beaumont just glides up through the snow :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #661 on: December 08, 2015, 09:15:41 pm »
London Spy ;  Wow!!!

Not sure I've EVER seen telly like this.

The only downers:
- a very very well worn (and thus predictable even to this dunce) plot device ending Ep1
- err ...
- oh ok; I cant see how they can keep this up. They'll have to bring some more spy-stuff plot in PDQ, which might change the whole tone. Nothing can be this absorbing for 4 hours.


[ Of course, you need to like Ben Whishaw, and not be averse to male arses. ]

I just watched the last episode on i-Player.  It never really lived up to the promise of the first episode, but it was still stonking good telly drama.

I thought the final turn of the plot felt dreadfully BBC, but that's no bad thing.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #662 on: December 08, 2015, 09:17:16 pm »
Throw your lump down.

It's the final!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #663 on: December 08, 2015, 10:48:38 pm »
London Spy ;  Wow!!!

[...]

I just watched the last episode on i-Player.  It never really lived up to the promise of the first episode, but it was still stonking good telly drama.

I thought the final turn of the plot felt dreadfully BBC, but that's no bad thing.

Also just watched it.  Not really sure what to think, other than being generally relieved that they didn't borrow the MacGuffin from Sneakers.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #664 on: December 09, 2015, 10:46:32 am »
Throw your lump down.

It's the final!

I found myself enjoying that far more than I imagined I would. Maybe partly because I know Jim well so had a vested interest, but also because I found the technical stuff really interesting. Matthew was a deserving winner.

As for London Spy, my wife stuck with it to the end but I found it dull.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #665 on: December 09, 2015, 07:28:35 pm »
London Spy ;  Wow!!!

Not sure I've EVER seen telly like this.

The only downers:
- a very very well worn (and thus predictable even to this dunce) plot device ending Ep1
- err ...
- oh ok; I cant see how they can keep this up. They'll have to bring some more spy-stuff plot in PDQ, which might change the whole tone. Nothing can be this absorbing for 4 hours.


[ Of course, you need to like Ben Whishaw, and not be averse to male arses. ]

I just watched the last episode on i-Player.  It never really lived up to the promise of the first episode, but it was still stonking good telly drama.

I thought the final turn of the plot felt dreadfully BBC, but that's no bad thing.
Pretty much what I thought. Although most of the the resolutions/revelations were pretty good (and made quite disturbing watching on this sofa!); it was only that final shot that rankled a bit.

As I predicted, YACF has confirmed it to be very much Marmite TV!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #666 on: December 10, 2015, 11:05:34 am »
Throw your lump down.

It's the final!

I found myself enjoying that far more than I imagined I would. Maybe partly because I know Jim well so had a vested interest, but also because I found the technical stuff really interesting. Matthew was a deserving winner.


Of all of the "how to" formats, this has been by the best, eclipsing the Sewing Bee IMO (I've never really bought into Bake-off, and the painting and allotments ones were dire). Real and very varied challenges, mixing both artistic and practical skills. And helped by a great group of contestants. 
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #667 on: December 10, 2015, 12:45:13 pm »
Lovely film on the Scottish Mountain Bothy Association from the BBC. Available on iplayer for a while:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06s1762/bothy-life

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #668 on: December 14, 2015, 04:29:17 pm »
Our Guy in Latvia - C4 9.00pm

Guy Martin travels to Latvia to uncover the history of his grandfather.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #669 on: December 17, 2015, 08:57:14 pm »
The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 year olds at Christmas tonight on Channel 4 might be the best thing I've seen on TV all year.  Although I've not started on The Killing yet.

A little kids' nativity play.

I missed my own daughter's Mary at her school (late shift, nursing, bah) but these kids are more cute than that Jaime Lannister off of Game of Thrones. 

P-ing M L-ing.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #670 on: December 17, 2015, 09:01:19 pm »
The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 year olds at Christmas tonight on Channel 4 might be the best thing I've seen on TV all year.  Although I've not started on The Killing yet.

A little kids' nativity play.

I missed my own daughter's Mary at her school (late shift, nursing, bah) but these kids are more cute than that Jaime Lannister off of Game of Thrones. 

P-ing M L-ing.

W T a F?

There's quite a lot here I'm having trouble getting a hold of...

Ruthie

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #671 on: December 17, 2015, 09:09:09 pm »
I made that up.

It means my pelvic floor gives way when I watch really funny stuff on telly.
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Kim

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #672 on: December 17, 2015, 09:12:52 pm »
I think the new way of writing PMSL was the easy bit...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #673 on: December 17, 2015, 11:27:34 pm »
Girls. I watched series 1 and loved it. Didn't manage to see series 2 & 3 yet but just catching an episode of series 4 and it kind of doesn't matter that I've not kept up. It's just brilliant. Superb writing, great all round performances.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #674 on: December 17, 2015, 11:48:42 pm »
This is my favourite thread at the moment.  :thumbsup:
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