Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142322 times)

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #700 on: January 03, 2016, 03:58:47 pm »

War and Peace, Deutschland 83 and the new Welsh language (with sub-titles, I hope) political thriller Byw Celwydd all starting at 9 tonight. 

I like the look of Deutschland 83 and Spin. Not sure about Byw Celwydd - sounds like a Welsh version of Borgen. Will check it out though.

And if they all turn out to be shite, at least we've got a box set of Engrenages S1-4 to get stuck into.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #701 on: January 03, 2016, 09:57:45 pm »
Endeavour was quite good.
Edit: Apart from the solution being a deus ex machina at the end with almost no hints along the way.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #702 on: January 03, 2016, 11:09:41 pm »
Not sure about Byw Celwydd - sounds like a Welsh version of Borgen. Will check it out though.
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Kim

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #703 on: January 03, 2016, 11:29:15 pm »
Endeavour was noted for its disappointingly low space shuttle content.

Speaking of which, this year's RI Christmas Lectures score well on astronauts and enthusiastic space scientists, surprisingly low on Kerbals, and include a couple of rather nifty demonstrations as well as just the right amount of silliness and plenty of stuff that goes BNAG!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #704 on: January 04, 2016, 08:55:09 am »
Also Roger Allam is always going to be Peter Mannion, no matter how many coppers he plays.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #705 on: January 04, 2016, 11:46:33 am »
Also Roger Allam is always going to be Peter Mannion, no matter how many coppers he plays.

Oh thank you Mr. Larrington for you have put my brain out of its misery and I can wander over to the tenuous claims to fame thread.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #706 on: January 04, 2016, 02:07:58 pm »
Presenter Ellie rides up the Bealach in daft conditions, without the producers making a mountain out of it.

Just caught up with this (having never seen the prog before) and I think I'm in love  ;)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #707 on: January 07, 2016, 06:34:41 pm »
Not tonight, but close enough that one can program the PVR - a new series of Brian Pern starts on the 14th on bbc4.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #708 on: January 10, 2016, 08:29:30 pm »
Walking the Himalayas is dead good tonight.

Ok, it helps that I've been there and much of his experience mirrors mine, but I did enjoy the holy man's response to his basic opening question: "didn't you look me up on the Internet?" ;D

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #709 on: January 10, 2016, 08:59:26 pm »
Endeavour.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #710 on: January 10, 2016, 09:06:12 pm »
Endeavour.

Yes, was really glad to see this re-commissioned. I did hear the Dexter estate had put a block on more after the last series so this was a pleasant surprise.
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David Martin

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #711 on: January 24, 2016, 09:18:50 pm »
Did DI Thursday just refer to 'His old sargeant, Vimes, of cable street'?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #712 on: January 25, 2016, 02:08:16 pm »
Did DI Thursday just refer to 'His old sargeant, Vimes, of cable street'?

I thought I heard that as well.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #713 on: January 25, 2016, 06:33:21 pm »
Deutschland83 is filling the Homeland-shaped hole in our lives quite well. (With a bit more humour!)

its far from perfect, but it is endearingly different from anything else I can think of, and features authentically dire 80's Europop theme music.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #714 on: January 26, 2016, 06:53:24 am »
I finally got round to watching the BBC adaptation of Iain Banks' Stonemouth last night, which confirmed my suspicion that it's just a reheated version of The Crow Road but much less good.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #715 on: January 26, 2016, 08:05:35 am »
Did anyone else know that there is a new 24 hour bike channel called, imaginatively, 'Bike'? Sky channel 464, Virgin 552. I came across it by chance last night, showing a rotund Paolo Savoldelli on a climb with a presenter, giving a blow-by-blow account of going up it in the Giro once. I can't find a schedule but did find this http://www.skymedia.co.uk/news/bike-channel-to-launch.aspx.  It looks to be mainly racing/triathlon based, but not exclusively so.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #716 on: January 26, 2016, 08:57:06 am »
Indeed, Nuncio, there is a whole thread about that channel!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #717 on: January 26, 2016, 09:44:30 am »
Walking the Himalayas is dead good tonight.

Ok, it helps that I've been there and much of his experience mirrors mine, but I did enjoy the holy man's response to his basic opening question: "didn't you look me up on the Internet?" ;D

I've enjoyed both his walks.  His military training may give people the impression that his walks are easier than they actually are though. 
He makes light work of very difficult terrain and conditions.

I've also noticed, on several similar documentaries, that "Holy Men" in the remotest of places seem to receive a lot of telephone calls.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #718 on: January 26, 2016, 10:49:08 am »
Indeed, Nuncio, there is a whole thread about that channel!

Oh yes. Found it. Duncio, more like. Carry on.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #719 on: January 28, 2016, 11:20:31 am »
I think it's tonight, part 2 of 6 of "The Brain" with David Eagleman on BBC4 @ 21:00. Part one was excellent.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #720 on: January 28, 2016, 07:09:36 pm »
Having somehow missed every single episode of "The Peep Show" for about 10 years I have finally played catchup (on 4 On Demand) and am on the final few episodes of Series 9.

I'm addicted and I'll be distraught when it's over.

It was worth missing just to immerse myself in it all.

Brilliant (hardly a topical review I know).

I suppose every man lies somewhere in between Mark and Jeremy.
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hillbilly

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #721 on: January 29, 2016, 07:17:55 am »
That's saying all men are self centred, surely?

But Peep Show is great. The dog BBQ episode is almost perfect from memory.

Still not as good as Father Ted though...

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #722 on: February 05, 2016, 11:49:23 pm »
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How was this given 4 seasons? terrible, terrible accents, wooden acting, awful costumes.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #723 on: February 07, 2016, 07:03:53 pm »
Not tonight but 'tother evening.

Some bastard shot Derek Griffiths :o
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #724 on: February 07, 2016, 07:27:24 pm »
I thought you were going to say George Dixon!
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