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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2017, 04:43

Which will all be music to the ears of the advertisers and their contractors. Question is, does the fact it has attracted attention mean it is increasing sales?
I tried to analyse exactly why I was so incensed by it, I was worried in case it meant I was exhibiting homophobia but in the end I decided it was simply the sheer ridiculousness of it.
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Post by Tizer » 20 Jan 2017, 10:29

As Maz would say, don't beat yourself up about it. You're right, it's ridiculous. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 21 Jan 2017, 05:05

:grin: Thanks!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 22 Jan 2017, 05:56

The snooker last night. I went to bed before the Perry/Hawkins match ended and was surprised this morning to hear that Joe had dragged himself back from the jaws of defeat and beat Hawkins by winning all the remaining frames! That means that the final today is Sullivan v. Perry. I shall be there! (And I'll bet Wendy will as well!)
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by PanBiker » 22 Jan 2017, 11:15

I will be too given an opportunity between the other stuff we have planned. I watched the last few frames and Joe was on a run, you could see his confidence coming back. He will need it for Ronnie in the final. :grin:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 23 Jan 2017, 05:03

It was a good close match, result in doubt right up to the end but of course Ronnie did it. Joe has no reason to be ashamed, he put up a good fight against arguably the best player in the world.
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Post by PanBiker » 23 Jan 2017, 09:35

It was good that Joe managed to come back straight after the break taking two frames, mainly due to simple mistakes made by Ronnie. Name of the game though, the opening frame after tea was a master class in strategic and defensive play, a joy to watch. Ronnie is widely regarded by commentators and his contemporaries alike as the greatest player ever in the game. Due to overall match play though Joe had the higher world ranking yesterday. Good final, I like an underdog and with a few more chances taken Joe could have taken the tournament.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 24 Jan 2017, 05:05

I agree. Joe can be a potting machine and we saw glimpses of it in the match but Ronnie on song is a delight to watch and we had a couple of instances
of that also!
Silent witness continues to delight, much better than the old series......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2017, 05:49

I watched the first instalment of 'SS GB' last night. Not quite made up my mind. I suspect because for someone of my generation who went through the war it is very disturbing to contemplate what might have been.....
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Post by PanBiker » 20 Feb 2017, 07:49

It has the makings of a ripping yarn but apparently the opening scenes were marred for many by the production team using a MkIX Spitfire which did not come into service until 1943! Historical accuracy blown in the first few seconds, didn't notice myself. :wink:
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Post by Tizer » 20 Feb 2017, 11:18

I often avert my eyes when watching TV producers' choices for military aircraft and ships! To me it's a case of spoiling the whole barrel for a happeth of tar. It would have been just as easy to use film showing the correct type but no, they seem to dump in whatever happens to be available at the time. My other bugbear is that in documentary type programmes they don't tell the viewer the identity of what they show. An example was a programme about the Royal Family on their voyage to South Africa in 1947. It was obvious that they were aboard a warship, a big one, but we weren't told the name of the ship. What a shame! It was our last battleship, the beautiful HMS Vanguard which was too late for operations in WW2 and was soon to be scrapped. It departed from the style of our previous battleships and looked much more like the modern American battleships of the time. Vanguard was magnificent and made a big impression during the trip and everyone at the time knew what it was, it was the last time we could make such a bold statement about the strength of our navy. There isn't much film footage of Vanguard and yet the programme producers made no effort to tell us what we were lucky to be seeing.

For OG members, here's a short bit of Pathe film of Vanguard at the time.... LINK
She wasn't alone on her trip and this clip shows the other ships alongside.... LINK

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2017, 04:25

My pet hate is the fact that scene-dressers think that the best way of giving a scene 'authentic atmosphere' is to have fires burning all over the place in braziers.....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 26 Feb 2017, 07:21

I looked at the schedules last night and reflected that the days have gone when you could sit there and watch new TV all night sometimes on just one channel. I get so fed up that at times I just go into Youtube and get my entertainment there.... Sad isn't it. All that talent out there and so many 'economical' repeats.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 23 Mar 2017, 09:05

Good to see a trail for a new production of 'Decline and Fall' by Evelyn Waugh. It's one of my favourite books. Most remakes disappoint, but I have hopes of this one having just seen the briefest preview.
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We class schools into four grades: Leading School, First rate School, Good School, and School. Frankly said Mr Levy, 'School' is pretty bad.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 24 Mar 2017, 07:47

I have been enjoying 'Follow the Money'. look forward to the return of 'Line of Duty' and on top of that FI starts tomorrow. Things are looking up a bit in some areas.
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