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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 02 Sep 2019, 05:50

The Spa race was interesting.
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Post by Stanley » 05 Sep 2019, 04:10

Watched the first episode of Capture. Looks moderately promising!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Whyperion » 13 Sep 2019, 23:27

Finally notice the BBC trailer for "World on Fire" a dramatisation of the early days of WW2. Interesting for covering the Poland / UK connection via personal story of a translator in Poland, then looks like it goes up to about the Battle of Britain via Dunkirk, told in the main from 'personal', small scale events rather than a big political story, links into the Manchester area too, so some might like to compare with their own recollections of 1939 into 1940.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 14 Sep 2019, 02:48

Watched Matt Wright and Sharon Osborne on Who Do you Think You Are? last night. Both of them excellent and interesting.
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Post by Tripps » 14 Sep 2019, 10:24

I watched the Mark Wright one. Never heard of him before, and having got his name wrong, I guess you haven't either. :smile: Very interesting. Traced his family back to Sephardi Jews in Spain - not far from Marbella to where some of his family have now moved. How ironic. :smile:

Did you see the cathedral in that small town? Name escapes me. Amazing architecture.

Here's how the Jewish Chronicle saw it - worth reading. Mark Wright

I've got a CD of Sephardi Jewish music music somewhere - I'll dig it out.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 14 Sep 2019, 10:27

Double post again - help !
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Big Kev » 14 Sep 2019, 11:02

Tripps wrote:
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Double post again - help !
There you go :good:
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Post by Tripps » 14 Sep 2019, 11:20

Thank you Kev - rescued again..
The cathedral was in a town called Jaén. No- me neither. :smile: Worth a look.
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Post by Tripps » 14 Sep 2019, 19:26

I've just surfed into The Last Night of the Proms.

I'd say 'it was over' all conditions have now been fulfilled. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 15 Sep 2019, 02:31

I noted that Brexit had invaded the Albert Hall, did you clock the number of EU flags?
Mark Wright, I have an ancestor who was hung for murder in Australia but he had one burnt at the stake!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Sep 2019, 04:17

R4 actually. Melvyn Bragg is back with a new season of 'In out time', one of my favourite programmes. They did Napoleon's retreat from Moscow yesterday, fascinating and informative. Worth seeking out on BBC Sounds.
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Post by Tripps » 21 Sep 2019, 20:47

For those (like me) who can't be bothered with iPlayer etc.

Later on BBC 4 at 10.25 - The Detectorists, series 1 episodes 4,5,and 6 . It took me a while to like this programme, but I'll look again. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 22 Sep 2019, 01:59

Far too late for me David, I am always in bed at 22:00. Perhaps I should look at it on iPlayer.
Incidentally, accessing iPlayer via the TV always works better than via the Humax Freesat box even though that is connected by the power cable to the router.
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Post by Stanley » 23 Sep 2019, 03:57

I shall go back to last night this evening, I like the look of the politics programme that was on at 22:00 last night.
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Post by Stanley » 24 Sep 2019, 03:12

I re-ran the C4 programme about Tory infighting. Very good and worth watching.....
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Post by Stanley » 26 Sep 2019, 05:39

'The Capture' continues to engage me.
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Post by chinatyke » 01 Oct 2019, 13:44

Today was the 70th anniversary of the founding of The People's Republic of China. I've been glued to the TV for 3 hours this morning and 3 hours tonight watching the celebrations in Beijing. This morning there was the usual October First military parade followed by a carnival procession and tonight we were treated to a Chinese mega-production in Tiananmen Square. Absolutely fantastic with a cast of tens of thousands. I hope it is shown on TV where you are, it's well worth watching.

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Post by Tripps » 01 Oct 2019, 13:56

Yes - I've watched what we are shown of the celebrations. Very impressive in a scary sort of way. I doubt I'll see the final outcome of it all - at least I hope I won't - thank goodness. :smile:

We have this channel on Freesat China Global Television Network . The cultural part of the parade was very impressive.

I can't understand why the people of Hong Kong don't seem to want to give this paradise their total support. :smile:
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Post by chinatyke » 01 Oct 2019, 14:54

Thanks for that link, I didn't know it but I should have known, I watch CGTN often enough and they are forever giving out details of their website!

Hong Kong did raise the Chinese national flag in Wan Chai, I guess that is something.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 02 Oct 2019, 02:00

When will the Chinese government come clean about the history of the last 70 years? They will never be trusted internationally until they do.
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Post by plaques » 02 Oct 2019, 07:58

Depending on how you look at history depends at which starting point you choose. Generally speaking there is always some event or condition prior to the time point under discussion that puts a different complexion on why people /governments did what they did. History is far too complex for simple answers.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 03 Oct 2019, 02:32

Mention of Mao's induced famine would be a start.
I watched Capture but the number of undifferentiated flash backs is confusing me....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by chinatyke » 03 Oct 2019, 04:02

Not to mention England's lack of help in the Irish famine or penal transportation of Irish people. The Irish slave trade began when 30,000 Irish prisoners were sold as slaves to the New World. The King James I Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat.
Some things in history are best left undisturbed.

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Post by Stanley » 03 Oct 2019, 05:40

All chronicled by historians, none of whom was subjected to censorship.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 09 Oct 2019, 19:04

I've just watched a film about the Channel Tunnel. Real people doing real work enormously skillful and hard working. Dismantling a giant fan and refurbishing and re assembling it. very impressive. Not a politician, or think tank person, or recruitment consultant or 'celebrity' to be seen. :smile:
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