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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1525 on: June 11, 2019, 07:51:14 pm »
Good Omens starts on Amazon Prime on Friday :)
Not getting a fantastic review in the Guardian today....

Miss von Brandenburg has been consistently refusing to watch it ever since the project was announced, and doubly so since David Tennant, great ham that he be, was confirmed in the part of Crowley.  I revisited the wireless series recently, which was a Thing of Splendid.
Actually, Sheen and Tennant were some of the best parts of the series. Sheen was given the best lines.
It is ok. Doesn't translate to the screen brilliantly.

I thought it was ok. The last episode was a bit twee though.
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Re: Television tonight, what's worth watching?
« Reply #1526 on: June 12, 2019, 01:24:24 pm »
Years and Years on the BBC is excellent (last episode next week). I would describe it as a dystopian Corrie meets Dr Who.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1527 on: June 17, 2019, 09:23:30 pm »
On talking pictures freeview channel 81, in 10 minutes at 9:30pm, The criminal, 1960 film starring stanley Baker, directed by Joseph Losey.

Earlier they showed Cover Girl Killler, 1959 film with Harry H Corbett (pre steptoe)

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1528 on: June 18, 2019, 02:39:30 pm »
Tales of the City

Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I'm ranking it as one of the best adaptions of a novel that I've seen.
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Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1529 on: June 19, 2019, 08:56:52 am »
Tales of the City

Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I'm ranking it as one of the best adaptions of a novel that I've seen.

I loved the original stories/novels when I read them back in the early 90s. The C4 adaptation was great too.

Haven’t read any of the later books but I’m quite interested to see the new series. Good to see they’ve kept the same cast, though Olympia Dukakis must be getting on a bit now.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1530 on: June 19, 2019, 08:45:48 pm »
Tomorrow on C4, Catch 22 with an all star cast by the looks of it.

Also, I have been enjoying What We Do in The Shadows on BBC. A silly thing about New York vampures from Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1531 on: June 20, 2019, 10:51:12 pm »
Not tonight, but Sunday evening on Talking Pictures TV sees George Dixon (Jack Warner) come up against the villainous Dirk Bogarde in The Blue Lamp. Top 1950s crime drama.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1532 on: June 24, 2019, 09:04:45 pm »
If anyone has Paramount Channel (dingo channel 153), just starting is 'The Hundred Foot Journey'. A truly delightful and escapist tale of triumph over prejudice and a love story.

Just watch it.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1533 on: June 25, 2019, 11:55:23 am »
Tomorrow on C4, Catch 22 with an all star cast by the looks of it.

Also, I have been enjoying What We Do in The Shadows on BBC. A silly thing about New York vampures from Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords.

I mentioned this a while ago – it's very funny.

Hmm, Catch-22 as a tv programme, I think the book has been best described as a 'long book that feels even longer.'
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1534 on: June 25, 2019, 02:07:18 pm »
I think the book has been best described as a 'long book that feels even longer.'

That sums up my feelings about it pretty well.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1535 on: June 25, 2019, 06:47:27 pm »
Tomorrow on C4, Catch 22 with an all star cast by the looks of it.

Also, I have been enjoying What We Do in The Shadows on BBC. A silly thing about New York vampures from Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords.
Catch 22!  What a pleasant surprise!!!  One of my favourite books ever, and this didn't actually f*ck it up  :thumbsup:

(George Clooney - who produced, I believe? - does his self-mocking thing, which is far more enjoyable these days than his romantic-lead thing.  :thumbsup: And is only in a couple of scenes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: )

'Shadows was good too - although I only saw Ep1, and may "catch-up" one day ...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1537 on: June 27, 2019, 09:39:06 pm »
Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl

The Kremlin is producing it's own series, including showing the accident was caused by Aliens! the CIA. ::-)

Russian Orthodox Church political commissar spokesperson states "Chernobyl" series is a smear campaign against Russia and its nuclear industry,

Ah, that would be the church that has just recently decided that blessing nuclear-tipped ICBMs might not be such a good look after all?  :demon:
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1538 on: June 27, 2019, 10:06:34 pm »
Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl

The Kremlin is producing it's own series, including showing the accident was caused by Aliens! the CIA. ::-)

Russian Orthodox Church political commissar spokesperson states "Chernobyl" series is a smear campaign against Russia and its nuclear industry,

Ah, that would be the church that has just recently decided that blessing nuclear-tipped ICBMs might not be such a good look after all?  :demon:

Externally: yes; internally: no.  The truth is flexible - it all depends on who's asking.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1539 on: June 29, 2019, 09:02:35 pm »
Snatch on Sony Movie Channel right now.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1540 on: June 30, 2019, 08:46:53 pm »
On ITV at 9pm, A Fistful of Dynamite. After that, Training Day.


Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1541 on: June 30, 2019, 10:02:31 pm »
The Cure at Glastonbury right now.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1542 on: June 30, 2019, 10:18:34 pm »
Not live on TV but I've really enjoyed both What We Do In The Shadows and Year of the Rabbit on iPlayer and 4od respectively, both starring Matthew Berry and I found they tickle my funny bone very well.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1543 on: June 30, 2019, 10:38:58 pm »
The Swimmer on Talking Pictures at 11:35pm.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1544 on: July 01, 2019, 01:30:33 pm »
Not live on TV but I've really enjoyed both What We Do In The Shadows and Year of the Rabbit on iPlayer and 4od respectively, both starring Matthew Berry and I found they tickle my funny bone very well.

Made me think of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Year_of_the_Angry_Rabbit

Fun.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1545 on: July 03, 2019, 01:43:33 pm »
Adventure Show on BBC Scotland/iplayer has an extreme event called Celtman - basically an Ironman. The scenery is glorious (but 3 seasons in a day). A good watch if you are interested in the endurance thing

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1546 on: July 03, 2019, 03:42:10 pm »
Currently catching up with Stranger Things on Netlix. 

OK, I'm about 2 years late to the party, but it's an excellent hark back to 80s horror genre a la Stephen King and David Cronenberg.  The alarming thing is that for many "less mature" watchers, there is ample scope to be mystified by a lot of the cutting edge pre-digital technology that appears (what strange magic is this that they can make pictures in the dark by waving paper in water...)

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1547 on: July 19, 2019, 12:05:42 pm »
It'll be on iPlaayer, because it finished last night, but we've been watching "Chasing the moon" on BBC4, a 6 part documentary on the space race, including some of the politics behind it - all the space facilities are in the South, because the House committees that gave the funding were chaired by southerners. Which also held back the introduction of black astronauts. Fascinating.
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Re: Television tonight, what's worth watching?
« Reply #1548 on: July 19, 2019, 03:38:30 pm »
Years and Years on the BBC is excellent (last episode next week). I would describe it as a dystopian Corrie meets Dr Who.

It scared the jeheebees out of me.  It was the side statements like 'do you remember when there were butterflies' and 'before bananas became extinct' that did the most damage.  I've decided that the politician with the spinning bow tie in the end shots is Bor!s.

Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1549 on: July 19, 2019, 08:34:28 pm »
On Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) tonight at 9:30pm, The Anderson Tapes, then Expresso Bongo.