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Post by Stanley » 07 May 2018, 05:55

I didn't stay up to watch the end of the session yesterday in the snooker final but have woken up to the news that my favourite Mark Williams is in front and playing well. I shall be watching the final this afternoon!
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Post by Stanley » 08 May 2018, 03:47

The snooker was superb, Mark Williams won by a whisker, both players deserved the title. One of the best finals I have ever seen. And they finished in time for me to be in bed at ten!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 09 May 2018, 05:20

I caught up with 'The Woman in White last night. Thank God it was a happy ending! Not an easy watch but so well done......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 12 May 2018, 04:02

I have heard so much about the Danish series 'The Bridge' that I decided to watch the second series.... Over the last two days I have got to episode 7 and am enjoying it. I didn't watch the new one last night, I'll finish the second series first. Very complicated plot but I can see why it has such a following.
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Post by Nolic » 12 May 2018, 05:44

I think the one on BBC2 last night is the original one that was shown on BBC4. Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 13 May 2018, 03:33

Morning Comrade! I finished the series I was watching and watched the new one last night. I enjoyed it and will be following it.
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Post by Big Kev » 13 May 2018, 07:58

I've still to watch The Woman in White...

Classic F1 racing on today, 30+ year old cars in the Monaco Historique on Quest (Freesat 167) this afternoon. F1 racing how it should be, 3 pedals on the floor and a gearstick :good:
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Post by Stanley » 14 May 2018, 03:11

It's very good TV Kev but not an easy watch.......
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Post by PanBiker » 14 May 2018, 21:11

Innocent on ITV 9pm. Just watched first episode, (on for four consecutive nights), is he or not?

Makings of a good one.
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Post by Stanley » 15 May 2018, 03:01

I'll have a look for you Ian.......
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Post by Stanley » 16 May 2018, 05:07

I watched episode two of 'Innocent' last night and I think it's the brother Ian........
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Post by Nolic » 16 May 2018, 06:39

I think its the brother in law. Nolic
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Post by PanBiker » 16 May 2018, 17:45

It was the question posed by the opening episode and scene setting. I don't want to know as such as we are time shifting the last two episodes. A lot of red herrings in the plot so far and I have a couple of theories milling around. I'll wait for the reveal whenever we get to it. :extrawink:
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Tonight I think.......
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Post by SPR676 » 17 May 2018, 05:02

I can’t comment on British TV but here in Melbourne, Australia, when I arrived in November 1965 there was four channels, ABV2, HSV7, GTV9, and ATV0. In January 1980, ATV0 became ATV10.

In October 1980, a new channel SBS0/28 began broadcasting. By January 1986, SBS0/28 became SBS28.

By January 2005, the channels had all changed names becoming ABC, SEVEN, NINE, TEN and SBS and another channel C31 had begun broadcasting.

By November 2010, Digital TV had begun and many new channels had begun broadcasting. Today we have five under the ABC banner, six under the SEVEN banner, six under the NINE banner, four under the TEN banner and five under the SBS banner. That’s twenty six in total.

GOOD TV? Hardly. We got far better programmes when there was just the four channels. Today’s TV is, in most cases, a load of rubbish with far too many repeats.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 18 May 2018, 04:26

Many years ago when TV in LA was digitised and more channels came on stream a friend of mine in the business told me that the big problem was going to be getting new content to fill the channels, the only solution would be repeats. He was right!
Last episode of Innocent last night. Sorry lads but as it happened I was lucky and got it right, it was the brother wot done it.....
By the way.... I am considering hibernating on Saturday......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 21 May 2018, 03:53

I watched 'A Very British Scandal' last night, the story of the downfall of Jeremy Thorpe in the 1960s..... Very good production and Hugh Grant gets Thorpe just right. I remember it all so well....... Next episode on Tuesday..... I shall be there!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 22 May 2018, 03:08

I resisted going on to iPlayer last night to watch the Thorpe film, evidently all the episodes are posted on there already..... I shall watch part two tonight.
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Post by Stanley » 23 May 2018, 04:03

I was wrong, it wasn't on last night. See THIS for some very encouraging critical comment. They evidently liked it as much as I did.
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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2018, 04:16

Second of the three Thorpe films is on tonight..... I've been watching all the old episodes of the Bridge.... I am a fan now....
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2018, 03:49

Monaco F1, last three episodes of series one of the Bridge and wrapped it up with Jeremy Thorpe.... I was a happy bunny with my TV yesterday!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 04 Jun 2018, 05:49

I caught up on the Bridge and Jeremy Thorpe last night. The BBC4programme on Newton was after my bedtime so I have saved it for tonight. Fascinating stuff and confirms all my unfounded prejudices from the time. Brilliant TV.
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Post by Tripps » 04 Jun 2018, 21:55

I'm watching Kate Adie on the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4th 1989 .

Remarkable footage. I'd only seen the 'man in front of the tank' repeatedly before,and little of the details. She was remarkably brave - amongt many incidents, the person standing next to her was shot dead. She finished the night blood stained and climbing over the wall at the BBC hotel, copying the cassette tape which was smuggled out of the country. They made five copies, and told the couriers to get the first available plane to 'anywhere'. She repeatedly said 'they will deny it'. The one to Tokyo made it.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 05 Jun 2018, 03:00

It's a strange old world isn't it David...... I'm glad I don't know everything that's going on!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Gloria » 06 Jun 2018, 08:12

Who Do You Think You Are is back tonight at 9pm on BBC1.
I thought there was a thread about this somewhere but can't find it, so added it here.
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