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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 07 Nov 2018, 04:21

That's why I think it's an advantage to have read the book which is also very difficult to understand.
Gave the Informer another go after Ian's report, better but still an uncomfortable watch as I only have a vague idea of what is going on. Some very ugly aspects to it, particularly the infiltration of the far right.....
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Post by Tizer » 07 Nov 2018, 10:02

Have you watched this programme? You'll enjoy it....
`The Secret Story of Stuff: Materials of the Modern Age' LINK
`Documentary. Designer and engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the world of material science, uncovering the innovations in manufacturing that are set to change the world we live in.'

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 08 Nov 2018, 03:39

No I haven't, thanks for that Tiz, I shall seek it out!
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Post by Tizer » 08 Nov 2018, 09:38

You'll like Zoe's lab/workshop and her hands on approach. Not too much H&S and plenty of bangs and flames. She visits several interesting small and large concerns involved in materials and shows us various clever ideas being tested out. Never a dull moment and no wasted time.

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Post by Stanley » 09 Nov 2018, 04:23

You're right! I watched and enjoyed it, some fascinating stuff. I liked the use of Mycellium. Grow your own house! I shall keep an eye open for future programmes,
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Post by Tizer » 11 Nov 2018, 10:18

A number of projects have developed mycelium alternatives for polystyrene packaging foam over the last 10 years. The problem is getting the packaging manufacturers to use it and the retailers to accept the packaging.

Joanna Lumley’s `Silk Road Adventure', a series of 4 programmes on ITV, is good too. LINK She starts in Venice and then through Turkey and into the `-stans' as far as the Chinese border. It's fascinating to see these countries that we know so little about; and surprising how developed some of their cities are. You'd think it was the western USA sometimes with all the skyscrapers in the desert. I was very pleased to see how many of the young people there can speak English and have modern attitudes - so different from when they would have grown up with no knowledge of what it's like in the West. Now they understand the international language of the Internet and have the digital devices to connect with the West. The more we know about each the less likely we are to fight. :smile:

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2018, 03:32

The sooner their influence comes through the system the better. At the moment there are some very regressive old men in charge......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2018, 04:51

I watched 'Little Drummer Girl' on iPlayer last night, it was on too late for me on Sunday. I enjoyed it but as has been commented on before, only because I have read the book and can understand the very confusing plot. (The book was just the same!)
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 18 Nov 2018, 06:10

Not TV but Radio. I picked up a hint yesterday that in the changes to the BBC religious broadcasting, the Sunday Morning programme at 6AM, 'Something Understood' which is always worth listening to if you are up early enough is to be axed. Not good news for some of us.
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