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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #750 on: March 12, 2016, 10:45:34 am »
Only discovered yesterday that there's a new series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle started (ep. 2 last night).
Same here.

How did the feck did the Beeb broadcast that for TWO WEEKS without any promotion?  :facepalm:

Grrr.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #751 on: March 12, 2016, 11:20:23 am »
Waldemar Januszczak - The Renaissance Unchained BBC4

All episodes on iPlayer now. He's always  good value.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #752 on: March 17, 2016, 06:35:41 pm »
Only discovered yesterday that there's a new series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle started (ep. 2 last night).
Same here.

How did the feck did the Beeb broadcast that for TWO WEEKS without any promotion?  :facepalm:

Grrr.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #753 on: March 17, 2016, 09:35:29 pm »
Guy Martin with David Coulthard. It's ace  ;D
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #754 on: March 18, 2016, 12:25:29 am »
I think I may have regressed to age four as that was probably the last time I laughed so much at someone blowing a prolonged raspberry.  BAD Stewart Lee.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #755 on: March 18, 2016, 08:59:08 am »
I think I may have regressed to age four as that was probably the last time I laughed so much at someone blowing a prolonged raspberry.  BAD Stewart Lee.

Twisted genius.

But the one that really made me wet myself laughing was his impression of Chubby Brown.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #756 on: March 18, 2016, 10:30:50 am »
OK, so it was last night but I just *had* to watch Childhood's End on Sky 1 last night.


This I recall was by far the best Arthur C. Clarke book I read as a kid - my Dad had his entire collection from when *he* was a kid iirc.  Certainly it knocked spots off 'The Sentinel' (aka 2001: A Space Odyssey). 
Wasn't sure if it would make a good TV show or filum but I gave it a go.
Didn't disappoint - I knew it would be cerebral rather than bang flash - waaah - spaceships!  And the revelation at the end of part I (which I'm sure came much later in the book - this is a 3 x 2 h miniseries) got my wife very interested in it - which was cool.  Bwahaha - she has no clue where it's going - which is really refreshing too.


Looking forward to the remaining two episodes. :-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #757 on: March 18, 2016, 11:00:19 am »
Guy Martin with David Coulthard. It's ace  ;D

Thoroughly enjoyed that! Suitably impressed that DC made 3 laps in the RB at racing speed without dislocating his neck, though he did admit to it being very tiring. After so long away from regular F1 driving, I imagine it was quite hard work!

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #758 on: March 18, 2016, 04:00:12 pm »
I think I may have regressed to age four as that was probably the last time I laughed so much at someone blowing a prolonged raspberry.  BAD Stewart Lee.

Twisted genius.

But the one that really made me wet myself laughing was his impression of Chubby Brown.

Totally lost on me. Been closer to laughing at some mothers do have 'em.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #759 on: March 18, 2016, 04:22:36 pm »
Tonight is DAREDEVIL TIME!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #760 on: March 18, 2016, 04:31:15 pm »
Anything but sport relief.

Missed that Guy Martin thing, may have to download for catchup.  I'm still only on ep 3 of Trapped
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #761 on: March 18, 2016, 06:40:39 pm »
Tonight is DAREDEVIL TIME!

That's my weekend gone, then!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #762 on: March 18, 2016, 08:31:37 pm »
Tonight is DAREDEVIL TIME!

That's my weekend gone, then!
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #763 on: March 18, 2016, 08:35:08 pm »
Is that on Sky, or pleb telly?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #764 on: March 18, 2016, 08:46:18 pm »
Is that on Sky, or pleb telly?

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #765 on: March 18, 2016, 08:54:07 pm »
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #766 on: March 18, 2016, 08:56:21 pm »
Is that on Sky, or pleb telly?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #767 on: March 19, 2016, 10:23:20 am »
Those with Dingovision or similar non-terrestrial receiving apparatus will be able to view Bill Hicks: Sane Man on Gold tonight at hours 23:00.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #768 on: March 20, 2016, 09:09:00 pm »
I think I may have regressed to age four as that was probably the last time I laughed so much at someone blowing a prolonged raspberry.  BAD Stewart Lee.

I tried not to laugh, but it was funny cos it was cat poop.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #769 on: March 20, 2016, 09:47:25 pm »
I think I may have regressed to age four as that was probably the last time I laughed so much at someone blowing a prolonged raspberry.  BAD Stewart Lee.

I tried not to laugh, but it was funny cos it was cat poop.

 ::-)

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #770 on: March 21, 2016, 01:04:43 pm »
Guy Martin with David Coulthard. It's ace  ;D

Thoroughly enjoyed that! Suitably impressed that DC made 3 laps in the RB at racing speed without dislocating his neck, though he did admit to it being very tiring. After so long away from regular F1 driving, I imagine it was quite hard work!

What impressed me most was Guy Martin's BMW S 1000 RR (and of course his ability to hang off it).

Yes, it's modified for racing but it's fundamentally still a £13,000 road bike up against a Starship's worth of unobtainium-based technology (the expensive bits of which are generally fecked after a few hundred miles).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #771 on: March 23, 2016, 10:17:40 pm »
It’s over now, but Employable Me on BBC2 was superbly done and extremely moving. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0755nyq

Also over (sorry, but I don’t want to start a new thread on two entirely separate programmes and there is always iPlayer) - Louis Theroux’s Extreme Love:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0755nyq

Autism. Watch it. I think Theroux does this kind of thing so well.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #772 on: March 24, 2016, 09:26:52 am »
The Beginning And End Of The Universe - two-parter on BBC4, first ep broadcast Tuesday March 22.  Jimmy Alka-Seltzer Jim Al-Khalili manages to make the Big Bang etc. almost comprehensible, though I notice that while it is de rigeur for TV physicists to sit on mountain tops gazing into the universe, Brian Cox gets to ponce around USAnia in a Mustang while poor Jimbo has to make do with the Canaries and a poxy Citröen.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #773 on: March 24, 2016, 07:44:11 pm »
I had an interesting conversation with my work colleagues about Brian Cox the other day.


Personally I can't stand him - whilst I was doing my PhD  I was getting pissed on the night and (reluctantly to them at least) hearing D-Ream on the jukebox at the time. Mostly though I was in the lab working on getting my PhD and getting academic publications, then getting post-doc positions and then getting appointed to academic positions whilst reasearching, supervising students, doing teaching, attending conferences etc.


Later in life I discover that one said member of that band is now a wurld famous 'physicist' and is a genius - whilst apparently having done the crucial years being the keyboard player touring the world in that band.
How so?  I've always wondered- is he *really* a physicist?


It seems all of us academic scientists (well 'all' being the various people I chatted to last week) can't stand him for those very reasons.  He has a degree sure (a PhD? apparently yes), but he's got not much of an academic record to speak of really - like a proper professor would be absolutely required to - even a junior lecturer would probably have a better publication record.


But - of course- we is spreading the word and is therefore almost beyond value in making science cool.  Hence he's on just about every grant CERN want to put in as he is the impact.  And what an impact.  Impact that's him, not the actual science.


Not really a proper professor in the usual academic sense.


Jim Al-Khalili is bona fide - I do like him a lot - but then as you say - he gets Citroen when Cox gets the Mustang.  Typically though Cox does in the end - probably get more grant money for his public profile.  We need a chemist like this - I wonder of one of 1 Direction is doing a degree in chemistry...?  :-D



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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #774 on: March 24, 2016, 07:45:37 pm »
But he's got such lovely hair.
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