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Post by Tizer » 02 Jan 2019, 10:18

We listened to the five 15-minute episodes of `Blowing the Bloody Doors Off' on Radio 4, Michael Cain telling his own life story. Lovely to listen to that voice! He related how he once phoned Peter Sellers and got his answerphone message which mimicked Cain and said something like `This is Michael Cain speaking. I'm sorry I can't come to the phone at the moment. Not many people know that.' It was fun to hear Cain mimicking Sellers mimicking Cain. LINK

We watched the programme about the latest restoration of the Big Ben tower at Westminster. Fascinating stuff. The foundry was great! LINK

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Post by Tripps » 02 Jan 2019, 10:26

I watched 'Millionaire last night - outstanding contestant from Cambridge. I was shouting '1911' at the screen for her last question - what a shame. :smile:

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Post by Tizer » 02 Jan 2019, 11:04

It's easy to confuse 1901 and 1911 - what a shame! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 03 Jan 2019, 03:54

I listened to Cain as well, lovely series!
Luther is holding my attention.......
Will look for the programme on bell founding Tiz.
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Luther leaves a trail of bodies behind him.......
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Post by Stanley » 05 Jan 2019, 04:52

This series of Luther ended in a welter of blood and gore and I think I can see where the next series is coming from....... It held my attention to the end.
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Post by PanBiker » 05 Jan 2019, 09:31

I watched Denzil Washington in De ja Vu on the Sony movie channel last night. Good film if you like a bit of time travel Sci-Fi.
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Post by Stanley » 07 Jan 2019, 05:04

Les Mis was good again.....
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jan 2019, 06:23

I watched 'Revenant' on play back last night. Nit a cuddly film but very well done. What I want to know is how they filmed the bear attack! It was totally realistic.
I looked up the meaning of revenant.... "In folklore, a revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that is believed to have revived from death to haunt the living. The word revenant is derived from the Old French word, revenant, the "returning" (see also the related French verb revenir, meaning "to come back").".
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Post by PanBiker » 09 Jan 2019, 10:45

I don't know if my Freesat box chucked a wobbler against the level of ultraviolence being streamed through it last night. It decided to freeze completely towards the end of Conan the Barbarian just as the bad guy was getting his comuppence! Picture frozen, sound still streaming, no buttons working on the box and no response to the remote control, standby button not working. I had to resort to a power down at the mains socket followed by a reboot which sorted it out. Will have to keep my eye on that. Anyway, I assume from the audio that Conan (Jason Mamoa) won and it sounded like he got the girl as well. :smile:
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Post by Tripps » 09 Jan 2019, 20:06

I just caught the end of Celebrity Chase.

The celebs lost, but were given £1000 each for their charity. Asked to name the charity the multi millionaire Deborah Meaden nominated 'Care - particularly Lend with Care'.

I'm familiar with this charity - you don't give people money - you lend it then they pay it back to you. Very shrewd Deborah. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 10 Jan 2019, 03:38

My Humax box did something new last night. It asked me if I would like the box to report my use and stations back to base to 'improve my experience'. I said no! Quite enough to have Google recording any visits to porn sites......
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My Humax box did something new last night. It asked me if I would like the box to report my use and stations back to base to 'improve my experience'. I said no! Quite enough to have Google recording any visits to porn sites......
Mine did the same, it got the same response...
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Post by PanBiker » 10 Jan 2019, 09:19

I had that a few weeks ago, I also told it where to get off! My Humax has been OK since the reboot. :smile:
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Post by Big Kev » 10 Jan 2019, 11:36

My Humax box was playing up a few weeks ago (same symptoms as yours Ian), it looked to be a failed update and I did a factory reset on it. It's been OK since.
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Post by PanBiker » 10 Jan 2019, 12:40

Shall we compare software versions?

Mine is: UKSFAA 3.00.96, it states the last update as being 13 August 2018
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PanBiker wrote:
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Shall we compare software versions?

Mine is: UKSFAA 3.00.96, it states the last update as being 13 August 2018
Mine too. It must have been channel updates rather than the underlying software. I've noticed a few of the channels have moved, particularly the +1 channels.
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Post by Big Kev » 13 Jan 2019, 10:49

We watched the BBC adaptation of The ABC Murders yesterday. I liked John Malkovich's portrayal of Hercule Poirot, very deep.
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Big Kev wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 20:53
PanBiker wrote:
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Shall we compare software versions?

Mine is: UKSFAA 3.00.96, it states the last update as being 13 August 2018
Mine too. It must have been channel updates rather than the underlying software. I've noticed a few of the channels have moved, particularly the +1 channels.
Lost the signal to tuner 2 in the satellite box last night. A bit of investigation identified the coax pulling out of the f plug. The box is on top of a 6ft tall bookcase so there's a fair amount of cable hanging on the plug. Replaced both plugs and supported the weight of the cable with a loop in it and a cup hook in the back of the bookshelf. Hopefully that'll fettle it :-)
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2019, 06:12

I'm enjoying a Ronnie O'Sullivan fest at the moment. Today he's in the final of the Masters against Judd Trump at 14:00. Guess where I will be!
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Post by Stanley » 21 Jan 2019, 04:44

We had a sad day..... Judd Trump overwhelmed Ronnie and won the Masters 10-4. A period of deep mourning is indicated.
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Post by PanBiker » 21 Jan 2019, 08:08

Not to worry Stanley it comes to them all eventually. In another theatre, Rodger Federer was knocked out of the Australian Open by a much lower seed. Even sportsmen and women get older and fall to the young bucks, t'was ever so, don't vex too much, it's only a game. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 22 Jan 2019, 03:54

I always remember when Sebbie Ballasteros announced he was retiring from the main tour and going over to the Veteran's events he was asked why. He said he had seen these flat bellies driving the ball further than him and had got the message!
Gave up on Les Mis last night half way through. Too much 'miserable' for me. I want to be diverted not depressed. I don't care if it is great literature!
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Post by Stanley » 25 Jan 2019, 05:04

Have a look at this Youtube LINK for a thirty year old RTE series on Irish crafts. I'm really enjoying them, slow TV!
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Post by Tizer » 26 Jan 2019, 10:57

Tripps, I know you're a horse racing fan and you'll be familiar with camel racing in the Middle East but have a look at this `Wild Arabia' episode and the first part on their modern version of camel racing. It could give some ideas for spicing up horse racing! LINK

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