Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143596 times)

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #800 on: July 21, 2016, 07:43:30 pm »
The Joy of Data, presented by Hannah Fry.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #801 on: July 22, 2016, 02:54:34 pm »
The Joy of Data, presented by Hannah Fry.

That's (the wonderful) Doctor Hannah Fry to the likes of you  ;D

Thanks, I hadn't heard about it. Bookmarked for later.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #802 on: July 22, 2016, 03:12:28 pm »
Reminds me of The Joy of Stats with Professor Hans Rosling, and the wonderful Don't Panic documentary.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #803 on: July 25, 2016, 08:49:16 pm »
Was on yesterday* but we watched a rather wonderful and bizarre documentary about a film Saddam Hussein commissioned long ago in - well Iraq- starring one Oliver Reed - filmed just as the Iran-Iraq war started. Well worth watching - really quite bizarre with some wonderful stuff concerning Oliver Reed's usual antics, some rather disturbing stuff concerning that there war and how some of the crew managed to escape.




*So still on whatever CH4's iplayer equiv is
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #804 on: July 26, 2016, 11:58:04 pm »
I watched Naked Attraction out of curiosity. I didn't imagine it was possible for a programme featuring so many naked bodies to be so incredibly dull. And the presenter is really annoying.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #805 on: July 27, 2016, 12:07:35 am »
Am I the only one here who thinks that "Television tonight, whats worth watching" is an oxymoron?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #806 on: July 27, 2016, 12:10:48 am »
Am I the only one here who thinks that "Television tonight, whats worth watching" is an oxymoron?

This is not the thread you are looking for.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #807 on: July 27, 2016, 07:27:43 am »
Am I the only one here who thinks that "Television tonight, whats worth watching" is an oxymoron?

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #808 on: July 30, 2016, 11:48:35 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07k189v/life-and-deaf

Deaf people being real, in a slightly staged for camera sort of way.  I don't think I've ever seen so much sarcastic signing (like you get in real life) on the telly before.  Well worth watching, even if you're just reading the subs (or listening to the AD version for a voiceover).

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ETA: Having just watched some of the AD version out of curiosity, it's bizarrely flat.  That's what you get when you have voice-over people (presumably with AD expertise) reading out the subtitles, rather than BSL interpreters translating the conversation to English.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #809 on: July 31, 2016, 06:46:27 pm »
The Imitation Game - Alan Turing played by cumberbatch is on this evening, which means I can miss the third episode of the secret agent and binge watch them later.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #810 on: August 05, 2016, 07:02:37 pm »
How are you finding The Secret Agent? I like most of the components, but (after 2 Eps) its just not drawing me in.

It may be because its like "regular" spy stuff, but in a very different era; and I'm thus not very clear on the motivations of people. Maybe.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #811 on: August 09, 2016, 03:04:02 pm »
Not tonight, but supposedly sometime this month, series 4 of Ripper Street will be on the BBC.  First episode heavily edited - or maybe split into 2 on the beeb - as it's 2hrs+ long.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #812 on: August 17, 2016, 04:24:00 pm »
Inside The Factory does bicycles.  Soz, it was on last night but I didn't find out about it until this morning.  On iPlayer for another 4 weeks.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #813 on: August 17, 2016, 07:53:26 pm »
Grand Tours of Scotland on BBC2 has a chap riding around on a funky trike, and mountain biking around Aviemore  :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #814 on: August 18, 2016, 09:03:40 am »
Monday night, 21:00 BBC 2 - Ripper Street series 4 begins.

And tonight, 5 of 6 of Full Steam Ahead.  I've enjoyed this more than I expected (though I generally do enjoy the Goodman/Ginn/Langlands programmes)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #815 on: August 22, 2016, 09:20:26 pm »
Inside The Factory does bicycles.  Soz, it was on last night but I didn't find out about it until this morning.  On iPlayer for another 4 weeks.

Warning: May contain Mike Burrows or traces of Mike Burrows.

Actually, if you haven't watched it, don't bother.  It's mostly shit, and has a red-trousered hipster.  In it.  I have mostly managed to avoid mockney bellend Gregg Wallace up to now and will take precautions to do the same in future.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #816 on: September 07, 2016, 06:02:43 pm »
Broken Trust.  BBC1 South.  7.30pm

and from today's news: Southern Health boss Katrina Percy had new job 'created for her'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37288843
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #817 on: September 11, 2016, 10:08:00 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

Just caught up with this, enjoyed it :)

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #818 on: September 12, 2016, 07:37:05 pm »
I'm currently watching "Extreme Wales" on BBC1 Wales. Seeing Richard Parks ride from the Brecon Beacons to the top of Snowden.

He's switching between a MTB and a road bike and even with the weather being very welsh, it still looks stunning! :thumbsup:

edit - program link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w0ck8
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #819 on: September 21, 2016, 07:34:17 pm »
I dont really get Modern and/or Conceptual Art, so I would rarely watch a BBC4 prog on such an artist. But this programme was different; I guess because its more the story of a man (a rather unusual one, admittedly). It was certainly as strange as the blurb suggested. I only caught the 2nd half, which was oddly moving:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w6gkw
The Bob Parks Story

If anyone here actually knows anything about Parks, I'd like to hear from them.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #820 on: September 21, 2016, 10:27:37 pm »
Inside The Factory does bicycles.  Soz, it was on last night but I didn't find out about it until this morning.  On iPlayer for another 4 weeks.

Warning: May contain Mike Burrows or traces of Mike Burrows.

Actually, if you haven't watched it, don't bother.  It's mostly shit, and has a red-trousered hipster.  In it.  I have mostly managed to avoid mockney bellend Gregg Wallace up to now and will take precautions to do the same in future.

The Burrows snippets were worth it.  Just wish I'd been in Cambridge that day to try his bike, I have a feeling I'd have been one of a small group.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #821 on: September 21, 2016, 10:45:49 pm »
Ibiza Weekender.

It's stunning.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #822 on: September 21, 2016, 10:55:54 pm »

If anyone here actually knows anything about Parks, I'd like to hear from them.

It may be worth coming to Andover Council Offices Matt.  I noticed there's an entire department devoted to him in there.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #823 on: September 22, 2016, 07:06:48 am »
ended up watching a rerun of Yes Minister, the extended episode where he becomes Prime Minister, still very funny.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #824 on: September 22, 2016, 09:50:01 am »

If anyone here actually knows anything about Parks, I'd like to hear from them.

It may be worth coming to Andover Council Offices Matt.  I noticed there's an entire department devoted to him in there.
Cool.

Do they have anything relating to Ms Recreation?
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