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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1675 on: January 09, 2020, 09:16:30 am »
Mrs L and I watched the first half hour of Dracula the other evening, then looked at each other and said "is this really the kind of thing we want to be watching before bedtime?"  It was good, but I'm not sure I was up for another 4 hours of that kind of tension!

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1676 on: January 12, 2020, 03:41:46 pm »
Just awesome. Best vampire/supernatural thing in years.and years.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1677 on: January 14, 2020, 06:35:33 am »
"The Messiah" on Netflix. Not finished with it yet, but it's very good.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1678 on: January 14, 2020, 06:42:21 am »
The Goes Wrong Show is great - old-fashioned, perfectly done, hilarious.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1679 on: January 14, 2020, 12:51:35 pm »
The Goes Wrong Show is great - old-fashioned, perfectly done, hilarious.

I was just thinking the same, after we watched the "A Trial to Watch" yesterday evening. Extremely well done farce.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1680 on: January 14, 2020, 01:04:10 pm »
Just awesome. Best vampire/supernatural thing in years.and years.
Seconded.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1681 on: January 14, 2020, 01:16:55 pm »
I still rate 'What We Do in the Shadows' as the better vampire TV show ;D
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1682 on: January 14, 2020, 06:13:59 pm »
The Goes Wrong Show is great - old-fashioned, perfectly done, hilarious.

I was just thinking the same, after we watched the "A Trial to Watch" yesterday evening. Extremely well done farce.
The massive heads scene had me in absolute pieces.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1683 on: January 14, 2020, 07:55:12 pm »
I watched James May: Our Man in Japan and enjoyed it. On Amazon of course.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1684 on: January 15, 2020, 11:10:38 am »
Available on catch up, Catching a Killer- Tales from the grave.

https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/peter-farquhar-death-murder-ben-field-murderer-catching-a-killer-a-diary-from-the-grave-channel-4-tonight-1363906

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1685 on: January 15, 2020, 11:20:34 am »
On BritBox, available on a free 30 day trial.
Halfway through Boys from the Blackstuff, I'm enjoying it as much as I did first time round, can't believe it was nearly 40 years ago!!
After that, I'm looking forward to revisiting Our Friends from the North.
That ought to be my months worth.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1686 on: January 20, 2020, 10:03:41 pm »
Hell Drivers has just started on Talking Pictures.

Stanley Baker, Herbdrt Lom, Sidney James amongst others.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1687 on: January 21, 2020, 09:49:48 am »
Quite enjoyed The OA, still suitably bonkers. Now V Wars which so far isn't nearly as bad as I expected (I expected a swift tumble into the soapy, turgid Walking Dead territory, which five episodes in, it hasn't yet). It's not great, mind, but for general brain disengagement, it works fine.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1688 on: January 24, 2020, 05:02:31 pm »
Bbc4 are going to be repeating This Life from Mon 3rd Feb *excite*
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1689 on: January 24, 2020, 10:07:34 pm »
Flint Town on the Netflix. A sobering look at policing Flint, MI. In a David Simon theme. Sad in parts, you have to remind yourself that it's the richest country in the world you're watching. Told from the perspective of the overstretched and underfunded police force, but far from flattering, but again not without sympathy for people doing a hard job in hard times, with little support and training, and caught up in petty city hall politicking for points. The same politics that gave them poisoned water to save a buck. Shades in the nuances of the racist cops shoot black people narrative with a story far more complex. The horrorshow is, of course, the entirely abandoned black community, awash with drugs and guns, constantly brutalized, and a dearth of hope for anything better. The sort of streets the American Dream dies bloodied on every couple of nights. Pitches it into the election battle that saw Trump crowned, and truthfully you can see why people went that way, the false appeal of simple solutions to complex problems.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1690 on: February 05, 2020, 06:58:28 pm »
Sunday, ITV, Endeavour S7.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1691 on: February 09, 2020, 01:35:10 pm »
And another new series, a second of “Hidden”, on BBC4. I wasn’t too taken with the first series - I was hoping for more Hinterland as the team behind it was the same, but was disappointed. Still, will give this new series a try.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1692 on: February 09, 2020, 01:46:24 pm »
Hell Drivers has just started on Talking Pictures.

Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Sidney James amongst others.

Amazing cast: Patrick McGoohan, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, William Hartnell, pre-Bond Sean Connery, Peggy Cummins.

The plot premise is of course ridiculous but still a classic film.

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1693 on: February 09, 2020, 03:15:58 pm »
And another new series, a second of “Hidden”, on BBC4. I wasn’t too taken with the first series - I was hoping for more Hinterland as the team behind it was the same, but was disappointed. Still, will give this new series a try.
Thx for the heads up
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1694 on: February 09, 2020, 10:08:00 pm »
The L Shaped Room has just started on Talking Pictures.  Small part in the opening scenes as "Youth on the Street" by Cherie Blair's dad.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1695 on: February 09, 2020, 10:59:56 pm »
2300 tonight, on Drama we have Gregory's Girl.

All that fuss over a bit of tit.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1696 on: February 09, 2020, 11:27:31 pm »
2300 tonight, on Drama we have Gregory's Girl.

All that fuss over a bit of tit.

Don’t touch the ravioli - it’s garbage

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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1697 on: February 10, 2020, 07:08:59 pm »
the first half of the Agatha Christie thing was rather good (something Pale Horse something?). rufus Sewell being delightfully smarmy, yet troubled.

Digging the 60s interiors. Man.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1698 on: February 18, 2020, 02:16:32 pm »
Homeland Series 8.  C4.  Needs recording really, given all the frequent, copious adverts.
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Re: Television tonight: what's worth watching?
« Reply #1699 on: February 21, 2020, 10:29:17 pm »
Billy Bragg talking about the skiffle craze of the 50s. It may be a repeat, but I've not seen it before. He delivers with passion and knowledge, although the cap he sports in some scenes is a bit dodgy. BBC4 now, just finishing.
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