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Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1050 on: May 05, 2017, 07:02:45 pm »
Not to mention that time a few years ago when the Open University fielded a team made up of former winners of Brain Of BRITAIN and similar.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1051 on: May 06, 2017, 12:32:27 pm »
Television tonight, whats worth watching?

Last night's HIGNFY - if you like recumbent magazines, that is.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1052 on: May 06, 2017, 12:37:40 pm »
Television tonight, whats worth watching?

Last night's HIGNFY - if you like recumbent magazines, that is.

Tenuous Claim To Fame #6735; I used to be editor of its predecessor and have had articles in the last two issues.  I ate'nt seen it yet (waiting for the 12" extended remix version) so cannot tell you whether my prose has been rendered furtherly DETHless by being quoted on National Television.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1053 on: May 06, 2017, 02:02:53 pm »
Tenuous Claim To Fame #6735; I used to be editor of its predecessor and have had articles in the last two issues.  I ate'nt seen it yet (waiting for the 12" extended remix version) so cannot tell you whether my prose has been rendered furtherly DETHless by being quoted on National Television.

I'll be straight with you, they aren't kind to recumbent cyclists.

But then nor are most normal cyclists, so I expect you're used to it.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1054 on: May 06, 2017, 07:16:37 pm »
New series of Welsh Scandi noir wannabe Hinterland on BBC4 starts tonight.
Pingu will be delighted ::-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1055 on: May 08, 2017, 01:42:08 pm »
Now on IPlayer - Classic Albums. Carly Simons No Secrets (You're So Vain was the hit). Some great playing and engineering from a time when those skills counted.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1056 on: May 08, 2017, 05:42:34 pm »
Now on IPlayer - Classic Albums. Carly Simons No Secrets (You're So Vain was the hit). Some great playing and engineering from a time when those skills counted.

I watched that, it was really good. I love it when they give you an incite into the production. I love 70s production as well, a much better sound than a lot of modern stuff, and as for 80s production  :sick:
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1057 on: May 08, 2017, 05:43:01 pm »
Tonight is episode 2 of American Gods. I am quite excited.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1058 on: May 11, 2017, 07:30:58 am »
Forgot it was King Charles III on telly last night. Tried and failed to get tickets to see it in the West End last year. Was looking forward to the chance to see it on telly, will have to iplayer it.

Anyone see it?

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1059 on: May 11, 2017, 08:44:32 am »
Yes, quite enjoyed it. Was amused by the iambic pentameter, and the (assumed deliberate) shaping from Shakespeare. Diana as Lady Macbeth was particularly amusing. Inspiration taken from pretty much all the historics, from Julius Caesar through to Lear, and some of the comedies.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1060 on: May 11, 2017, 11:36:58 am »
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Diana as Lady Macbeth
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Sic transit and all that..

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1061 on: May 11, 2017, 11:51:27 am »
OK, with a bit of Banquo thrown in  ;D

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1062 on: May 11, 2017, 12:05:07 pm »
To be fair, Kate shared the Lady Macbeth role, but she had a bit more Goneril thrown in, and she wasn't a ghost.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1063 on: May 11, 2017, 02:04:22 pm »
Sounds good. Will definitely catch up with that.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1064 on: May 12, 2017, 12:31:52 am »
Gold are rerunning The Fast Show. Bloody genius!

Python for the 90s or its own special brand?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1065 on: May 12, 2017, 12:47:50 am »
Gold are rerunning The Fast Show. Bloody genius!

ITYM.. Brilliant!

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1066 on: May 15, 2017, 03:49:50 pm »
Yes, quite enjoyed it. Was amused by the iambic pentameter, and the (assumed deliberate) shaping from Shakespeare. Diana as Lady Macbeth was particularly amusing. Inspiration taken from pretty much all the historics, from Julius Caesar through to Lear, and some of the comedies.

Watched it last night. Excellent. You're right, it is very Shakespearean. Superb performance from Tim Pigott-Smith.

It does show signs of having been cut for TV, especially in the ending, which felt a bit rushed. Really sorry I missed it in the West End.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1067 on: May 16, 2017, 12:18:27 pm »
Car Share. The section with the cyclist is inspired - we've all been there - the epilogue is hilarious. Also the Shaun Ryder Rehab Centre :thumbsup:

I have only just started watching Car Share on catchup. Haven't seen that episode yet but last night watched the one where they bunk off for a day to a safari park. Mrs Pcolbeck couldn't breath for laughing.
All the ones I have seen so far are good. So well observed and make you smile a lot but not laugh out loud. The last five minutes of the safari park episode though was side split-tingly funny.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1068 on: May 16, 2017, 10:02:35 pm »
Bit late to the party but 'Little Boy Blue' is a powerful four parter about the murder of Rhys Jones in Liverpool around 10 years ago. If you missed it ITV Player should have all four episodes on demand. Recommended.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1069 on: May 19, 2017, 12:39:15 am »
Three Girls.  :'(

Fuck! That was tough to watch.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1070 on: May 19, 2017, 07:09:08 am »
Tough, but worth it.

It has got some incredible reviews.  I'd suggest perhaps reading the comments on many of them with caution tho.

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1071 on: May 30, 2017, 04:46:07 pm »
We've been watching a fascinating thing on C4 - "The Trial: A Murder In The Family" - a fictional court case tried by real barristers with a real jury. Not the kind of thing I'd normally watch but it was strangely gripping, and horribly reminiscent of my own experience of serving on a jury. Well worth catching up with if you missed it:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-trial-a-murder-in-the-family/episode-guide/

After the trial was over, they revealed what had actually happened - my own verdict was the correct one, of course.  :smug:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1072 on: June 22, 2017, 08:23:11 pm »
Ian Hislop is doing a thing tonight about immigration in Victorian times, BBC2, 2100.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1073 on: June 24, 2017, 10:52:09 am »
Ian Hislop is doing a thing tonight about immigration in Victorian times, BBC2, 2100.

I just iPlayered that. What a brilliant documentary...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1074 on: June 24, 2017, 03:41:51 pm »
And what a festering sore Katie Hopkins is.
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