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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 16 May 2017, 02:16

Too late for me..... I shall sample it on catch up Wendy....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Wendyf » 16 May 2017, 10:29

Too late for me too, we have recorded it to watch again. It is a very gentle comedy, nothing earth shattering but it leaves you feeling refreshed!

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 17 May 2017, 02:54

I liked the Detectorists but would hate suicide headaches.... As I keep saying I am a lucky man!
Started watching the Rochdale teenagers but had to ditch it, too appalling for me!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 18 May 2017, 05:31

I forced myself to watch the first episode of Three Girls and followed with the second instalment last night. A harrowing watch but necessary I think. I was working in Rochdale during the earlier abuse cases in the 1980s and got a glimpse of what was going on then. It's a story of our time but no less acceptable for that. Those poor girls.....
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Post by Nolic » 18 May 2017, 06:45

Comrade, it is harrowing but I think a reasonable portrayal of what youngsters go through in these situation. Rochdale police and social services should hang their heads for the way in which the treated these young girls. I know the woman who went in to try to sort the mess of children's services out after the trials. She barely lasted 3 months and the job was too much for her. Nolic
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 19 May 2017, 03:42

I agree Comrade. I was close to some of the participants in the abuse storm in Rochdale in the late 80s and caught a glimpse of the fall out 20 years earlier. I watched the last episode last night and it was good. I note that the Council gave Sarah the bullet afterwards.... The bastards! Worth remembering that at the same time they were all turning a blind eye to Cyril and other known abuse.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 May 2017, 04:08

Sarah was on North West Tonight at 22:30 last night and obviously still under stress from her experiences.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 23 May 2017, 04:44

The interview with President May by Andrew Neill wasn't 'good' but very enlightening. She was like a speak your weight machine.....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 24 May 2017, 02:29

I was struck last night by the fact that Manchester obliterated everything else even the new drama on BBC1. Totally different attitude in WW2. Then it was report the news but keep calm and carry on. There is such a thing as the 'oxygen of publicity'.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 12 Jun 2017, 21:39

The Detectorists.
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15 May 2017, 15:28
I'll give them another chance.
I think I finally 'got it'. Can't explain it but I quite enjoyed tonight's episode. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 13 Jun 2017, 02:43

Good! I haven't quite managed it yet.... I am hoping to find that Fearless gets as good as The Loch promises to be...... You have to work at these things or is it just that I am older and find it hard to suspend disbelief.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 13 Jun 2017, 08:09

Stanley wrote:
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is it just that I am older and find it hard to suspend disbelief.
I find it impossible to do so.
My late onset Aspergers prevents me from watching most 'dramas' on TV. I don't see the characters - just actors, usually chosen to fit some imagined demographic spread. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tizer » 13 Jun 2017, 09:09

I don't like TV drama and that always makes me think of Terry Pratchett's Discworld skeletal character `Death' who arrives on his white horse (`Binky') and with his iridescent scythe whenever anyone dies. He always speaks in upper case letters. Somehow he just can't manage to understand humans and their behaviour. Whenever the humans start getting aggressive or emotional he says "OH, DRAMA".

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 14 Jun 2017, 02:41

I didn't know that David. Never heard of that before but I can see how it works. As I often say, I am so lucky!
I tried the new Poldark last night but gave up after half an hour, I can only stand so much of dark brooding and archetypal villains.....
Enjoyed Horizon on the cyber attack but would have liked to have seen some more on who was culpable in that they neglected their systems.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 17 Jun 2017, 03:35

I see that on Sunday night at 21:00 BBC are screening a programme on Boris v. Theresa, the story of the fight for the Leadership of the Tory Party. Looks as though it could be interesting.....
HIGNY was good last night!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Jun 2017, 05:38

'Fearless' on ITV is holding up nicely......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 21 Jun 2017, 04:42

Hilary Mantel's Reith Lectures on R4 are fascinating and well worth listening to on iPlayer. One more to go next Tuesday.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 27 Jun 2017, 04:25

Hilary Mantel this morning on R4. Worth a listen!
The Loch and Fearless are proving to be good value as long as you are up to date with them. Both complicated plots.....
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