Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143130 times)

caerau

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #775 on: March 24, 2016, 08:14:32 pm »
 ;D

I think what i forgot to finish with was all power to him - the non-scientists love him which is great. He's not entirely ignorant  :) On balance there are the doers and there are the public faces - both have their place.

He's hopefully not *all* the impact of course - the science itself is what really counts of course.

Anywat - back to Masterchef  O:-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #776 on: March 24, 2016, 08:14:50 pm »
But he's got such lovely hair.

Whereas Jimmy-boy is as bald as the Portland Vase.  OTOH he hasn't commited crimes against the ozone layer like Brian Cox.
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caerau

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #777 on: March 24, 2016, 08:37:45 pm »
I rather liked the days of the wild-haired mob - Magnus Pike, patrick Moore, Einstein... Richard Feynman(?)
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caerau

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #778 on: March 24, 2016, 08:39:56 pm »
Anyway Brian Cox - nice hair?

As with all else - in reality - an amateur...

http://www.improbable.com/hair/

 ;D
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Kim

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #779 on: March 24, 2016, 08:46:50 pm »
Has anyone put Brian Cox in the same room as Kevin Warwick?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #780 on: March 24, 2016, 08:47:53 pm »
I rather liked the days of the wild-haired mob - Magnus Pike, patrick Moore, Einstein... Richard Feynman(?)

Martyn Poliakoff?

;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #781 on: March 24, 2016, 11:02:55 pm »
I rather liked the days of the wild-haired mob - Magnus Pike, patrick Moore, Einstein... Richard Feynman(?)

And, of course, Dr Brian May.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #782 on: March 24, 2016, 11:44:58 pm »
NEW SERIES OF LINE OF DUTY!

Flippin' great. I *heart* Adrian Dunbar.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #783 on: March 28, 2016, 10:59:55 am »
TV's Guy Martin will attempt to reach 100 mph on an outsize Wall ov DETH tonight :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #784 on: March 28, 2016, 12:40:29 pm »
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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.

Bill Bailey theorised that a Malteser and a satsuma would produce a 'satseser' in the LHC.

What could Prof. BC best be collided with and what would it produce?

VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #785 on: March 28, 2016, 03:04:24 pm »
TV's Guy Martin will attempt to reach 100 mph on an outsize Wall ov DETH tonight :thumbsup:

A trailer:  Guy Martin Learns How to Ride the Wall of Death   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvjWPjDkVUE

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #786 on: March 29, 2016, 09:42:37 am »
with my old Part I Mechanics prof Hugh Hunt (see also: Colditz Glider and Bouncing Bomb documentaries) - one of the best teachers I've ever had.  Didn't see it at the time, but will catch up if I can bring myself to do battle with All 4.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #787 on: March 29, 2016, 12:41:52 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #788 on: March 30, 2016, 10:59:52 am »
"This Farming Life" has been on BBC2 for the last couple of weeks. It features real farmers in Scotland , with the commentary coming from them and a narrator. Last episode is tonight.
 It is made by BBC Scotland and gives a really good picture of farming  life   and, of course , the scenery is superb.
Way better than the sugar coated tosh served up by Countryfile.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #789 on: April 25, 2016, 08:10:30 pm »
Going to try Flowers, starting on C4 tonight and on all week, starring Olivia Coleman & Julian Barratt.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #790 on: April 27, 2016, 09:04:57 pm »
Going to try Flowers, starting on C4 tonight and on all week, starring Olivia Coleman & Julian Barratt.

Watched the first double bill of this tonight, suitably bonkers, liked it :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #791 on: April 27, 2016, 09:48:11 pm »
Alan Bennet's "The History Boys" on BBC 4 now. Ooh, it's good.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #792 on: April 28, 2016, 01:34:12 am »
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May I also commend as worthy of this house's rispek', the estimable Colin Furze, who felt that, as a prelude to riding the WoD, it was necessary to build his own.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #793 on: May 01, 2016, 07:38:50 pm »
Plebs ITV2 tommorow night.
Now on series three and guest stars so far have included Maureen Lipmand and Miriam Margolyes. Mind you I still think Danny Dyres galdiator last season was the best so far.
You have to like a filthy comedy  set in ancient Rome that has Mary Beard as a historical consultant.
Its a pity its hidden away on ITV2.  Ryan Sampson should get an award for his Grumio the lazy slave.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #794 on: May 16, 2016, 07:04:40 pm »
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Ruthie

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #795 on: June 06, 2016, 10:03:43 am »
The best thing on telly at the moment is the advert for 'Power Monkeys' with the Fun Boy Three singing 'The Lunatics have Taken Over The Asylum'.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #796 on: June 08, 2016, 06:57:58 pm »
New series of Wayward Pines starts tonight.

I enjoyed the first series, for all its silliness. It will be interesting to see where they take it next. I don't have high expectations but I'm going to give it a chance.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #797 on: July 12, 2016, 07:14:57 pm »
GN: http://www.channel5.com/show/Justified is back! Thu 11pm on er ... Spike.

BN: it could hardly be buried in a more obscure slot ...  and it turns out this is the last series.

Hopefully Timothy Oliphant will find another outlet for his peculiar charm. Justifed is sooo much better than all the iffy action movies he's been in.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #798 on: July 13, 2016, 09:14:17 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Ruthie

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #799 on: July 13, 2016, 09:41:16 pm »
Now this, https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/jul/13/the-out-laws-is-this-the-blackest-comedy-ever
Looks right up my street. Starts Friday.

Yes!  This has been booked for recording since they played the first trailer  :D
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