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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1475 on: April 26, 2019, 10:27:17 am »
The Fantastic Mr Feynman on BBC4 now. About everyone's favourite bongo playing Nobel prize winner.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1476 on: April 26, 2019, 10:31:20 am »
The Fantastic Mr Feynman on BBC4 now. About everyone's favourite bongo playing Nobel prize winner.

That was really good.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1477 on: April 26, 2019, 08:33:46 pm »
John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Man BBC4 @ 9pm

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1478 on: April 26, 2019, 11:40:31 pm »
The Fantastic Mr Feynman on BBC4 now. About everyone's favourite bongo playing Nobel prize winner.

That was really good.

I watched it on catch up. Very good :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1479 on: April 27, 2019, 11:14:43 am »
John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Man BBC4 @ 9pm
Ooh. I'll get get_iplayer on the casd.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1480 on: April 27, 2019, 01:02:17 pm »
John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Man BBC4 @ 9pm
Ooh. I'll get get_iplayer on the casd.

This ^^^^.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1481 on: April 27, 2019, 01:06:55 pm »
get_iplayer is still working? I kinda assumed the Beeb had killed it off, but I haven't checked for a few years.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1482 on: April 28, 2019, 01:03:32 pm »
get_iplayer is still working? I kinda assumed the Beeb had killed it off, but I haven't checked for a few years.

[I can spend waste a lot of time just listening to legal BBC podcast downloads, but obviously that has limits ... ]

Yes, I downloaded the JLH programme yesterday.  I think it contains the first actual footage of Blind Owl and The Bear I've seen :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1483 on: May 05, 2019, 09:04:14 am »
There was just a trailer on BBC4 for the new season of Cardinal. Didn't say exactly when though.

It’s on next Saturday, 9pm BBC4.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1484 on: May 05, 2019, 12:38:05 pm »
Paul Heaton:  from Hull to Heatongrad

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/paul-heaton-from-hull-to-heatongrad

is highly recommended. I had lamentably forgotten what a talented fellow he is.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1485 on: May 06, 2019, 01:08:19 pm »
Documentary on Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr Baker" on  BBC 4 last night and presumably on iPlayer. Interesting life. Great drummer but it seems not a nice man. It was made in 2012 by the way.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1486 on: May 06, 2019, 01:54:29 pm »
Documentary on Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr Baker" on  BBC 4 last night and presumably on iPlayer. Interesting life. Great drummer but it seems not a nice man. It was made in 2012 by the way.

Saw that last time round, or possibly the time before that.  Definitely a miserable git of the first order but not a bad skin-basher.  I had the privet hedge of seeing him in action while he was in Hawkwind (where he managed to fall out with mild-mannered bassist Harvey Bainbridge).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1487 on: May 06, 2019, 06:56:46 pm »
Taskmaster starts on the 8th.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1488 on: May 06, 2019, 08:07:06 pm »
Giro d’Italia highlights on Quest, starting 10pm next Saturday.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1489 on: May 09, 2019, 02:56:53 pm »
Taskmaster starts on the 8th.

The usual good-natured silliness. I didn't quite warm to the 'contestants' as much as in Taskmasters 1-7, but they'll probably grow on me over time. And I still found most of it very funny.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1490 on: May 10, 2019, 09:30:36 am »
The Adventure Show on IPlayer/Scotland. Features a landscape photographer. Some stunning images.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1491 on: May 10, 2019, 01:44:57 pm »
Anyone seen the Sky Atlantic/HBO 'Chernobyl'? I suppose you'll need Dingovision but it might be around on one of the streaming services.

First episode was Tuesday last. The only actor I've recognised is Paul Ritter, who plays the guy in charge of the 'safety test'. If you ever want to see a masterclass in portraying denial, this is it.

Chilling. In fact I'd go so far as to say horrifying. Required viewing.
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1492 on: May 10, 2019, 02:26:15 pm »
Yeah we watched that last night.  Very good and as you say, chilling.  Alexander Skaarsgard will make an appearance at some point.  (unless he was in it last night - I don't think so)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1493 on: May 16, 2019, 04:19:50 pm »
The last 30 seconds of episode 2 are truly terrifying.
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1494 on: May 16, 2019, 06:40:24 pm »
Third (and final) series of Mum started last night. Anyone who hasn't seen the first two series should catch up on iPlayer. I can't sum up its appeal any better than this review, which gets it absolutely spot on for me (caveat - it's a bit spoilery):
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/15/mum-review-bbc-two-lesley-manville-peter-mullan

Also, for those who didn't see the Patrick Melrose mini-series last year, it's blindingly good telly, and well deserving of the two baftas it picked up this week. Unfortunate that it went a bit under the radar through being on Sky One rather than network telly, but well worth making the effort to seek out. I loved the books, and the TV adaptation actually does them justice - a rare feat indeed.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1495 on: May 20, 2019, 09:12:46 pm »
Free Solo.  Thurs (23rd) 9pm Ch4. Won best documentary at the Oscars this year.   https://www.radiotimes.com/film/gznwqp/free-solo/

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1496 on: May 22, 2019, 12:46:59 pm »
Third (and final) series of Mum started last night. Anyone who hasn't seen the first two series should catch up on iPlayer. I can't sum up its appeal any better than this review, which gets it absolutely spot on for me (caveat - it's a bit spoilery):
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/15/mum-review-bbc-two-lesley-manville-peter-mullan

+1  :thumbsup:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1497 on: May 29, 2019, 05:33:54 pm »
Good Omens starts on Amazon Prime on Friday :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1498 on: May 29, 2019, 09:56:03 pm »
Free Solo.  Thurs (23rd) 9pm Ch4. Won best documentary at the Oscars this year.   https://www.radiotimes.com/film/gznwqp/free-solo/

That was scary to watch.  He dances to a different tune, doesn't he.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1499 on: May 31, 2019, 12:01:10 pm »
Good Omens starts on Amazon Prime on Friday :)
Not getting a fantastic review in the Guardian today....
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