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Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 04 Jul 2018, 22:17
by Tripps
Tripps wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 18:21
hoping throughout that the involvement of Kieran Trippier would help to 'increase awareness' of the name, and make my life just a little easier
I watched the penalty shootout last night, and realised that if he missed his penalty - the name would forever be associated with England getting knocked out of the World Cup. I was probably more nervous than he was. All ended well, and I didn't have to spell my name when I collected my prescription at the pharmacy today - so perhaps that's progress.

Now if only he'd realise it's false economy to cut your own hair, and get a decent barber . . . :smile: .

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 05 Jul 2018, 03:01
by Stanley
I wouldn't have associated it with you David....
Panorama on addictive programming of smart phones......

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 10:02
by Stanley
R4 actually. 'Mind the gap' the programme studying transport is on again this morning, the second episode, railways today. If you haven't heard any of them I recommend you go on to iPlayer.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 03 Aug 2018, 19:37
by Big Kev
I don’t normally do folk music (one finger in your ear and lots of 'hey nonny no') but the BBC Concert Orchestra, with various guests, is going down quite nicely. BBC4 8pm Friday if you want to watch the rerun on the iPlayer.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 03 Aug 2018, 20:30
by Wendyf
We are recording it to see the Unthanks. :good:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 04 Aug 2018, 12:21
by Big Kev
Wendyf wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 20:30
We are recording it to see the Unthanks. :good:
It was in 5:1 surround too so sounded really good. Not all of it to my taste but certainly entertaining.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 05 Aug 2018, 03:08
by Stanley
I watched Cardinal on BBC4 last night, stretched a point and stayed up until 22:20! I like it, good story.
Not TV but R4. I'm listening to On Your Farm interviewing a lady called Martha Fielding who rears pigs. A lovely heart warming story and if you fancy that sort of thing well worth going to iPlayer and listening to it. (06:30 until 07:00)

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 05 Aug 2018, 23:08
by Tripps
Stanley wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 03:08
stretched a point and stayed up until 22:20!
Wow - that's late. :smile: Why do they put the interesting stuff on late. I'm watching Jeanette Winterson at the moment. Haven't quite made my mind up about her yet. She lived at 200 Water Street, Accrington. I've read Oranges etc, but no others by her.

Watched 'Brubaker' last night at an even later hour - interesting film, which I watched all the way through - which is unusual. A bit like The Shawshank Redemption'. Said to be based on fact -which is disturbing.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 06 Aug 2018, 02:48
by Stanley
:good:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 06 Aug 2018, 16:11
by Big Kev
Stanley wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 03:08
I watched Cardinal on BBC4 last night, stretched a point and stayed up until 22:20! I like it, good story.
It's set up to record. I really enjoyed the first series so have been looking forward to this one.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 07 Aug 2018, 02:52
by Stanley
I'll look the first series up on iPlayer Kev.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 08 Aug 2018, 05:21
by Stanley
I watched it last night Kev and enjoyed it, if enjoyment is the right word because it's a very gory, violent story.....

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 09 Aug 2018, 03:26
by Stanley
I binged on Picnic at Hanging Rock last night..... almost up to date now. Another dark tale......

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 10 Aug 2018, 05:06
by Stanley
Caught up on the latest Hanging Rock episode, it doesn't get any lighter! I am persevering with Faith but my god it's confusing. The cameraman has a strange addiction to upside down scenes......

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 17 Aug 2018, 04:03
by Stanley
I watched the last episode of Hanging Rock and have to admit I was no wiser at the end..... I wonder whether the aim was to confuse us all. Or am I just thick.
Same could be said for Keeping Faith last night. I am trying but I haven't got the hang of the plot yet!

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 17 Aug 2018, 06:22
by Wendyf
Keeping Faith is getting increasingly ridiculous! Apart from anything else I get totally distracted by Faith's glowing make up which gets repaired and refreshed after every emotional scene.....i just can't believe in her at all, or the plain, dull, wicked witch of the West police woman and her child side kick!

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 17 Aug 2018, 21:17
by Tripps
I've just watched BBC2 - "Extraordinary Rituals" - Best thing I've seen on TV for quite a while. It reminded me a lot of the film 'Mondo Cane' which I calculate I first saw fifty years ago. It has almost restored my respect for the BBC. :smile:

Find out more here Extraordinary Rituals

It covered all sorts of birth marriage and death rituals from many different cultures - fascinating throughout. Full of small memorable scenes - e.g. Tuareg men who are Muslim - at their wedding - cover their faces whilst the women do not - food for thought there.

One of a three programme series . Looks like next week will cover the festival of Thaipusam which I actually attended once. Interesting to see that though most of the rituals are ancient - the Smart phone, and Facebook, play a big part in them today. :smile:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 02:15
by Stanley
I'm glad someone else is baffled Wendy.....
Thanks for that David, I'll look at it. I've been watching the new Doc Martin's, they always entertain me....

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 19 Aug 2018, 09:20
by Tripps
Just bumped into a gardening programme called 'The Beechgrove Garden' on BBC2 at 9.30.
Quite new to me, though at the end they cut a cake to celebrate its 40th birthday. Looked like it was Scottish - though none the worse for that. Its outstanding selling point however, was that Monty Don was nowhere to be seen. :smile:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 19 Aug 2018, 09:38
by Wendyf
I used to enjoy the Beechgrove Garden years ago when we were living in Scotland, they had a small and rough patch of garden back then, I think it was beside the TV studios in Aberdeen. Carole was a young lass and I think the first female gardener on TV. It was much more relevant to normal folk than Gardener's World. :smile:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 19 Aug 2018, 21:12
by Tripps
Wendyf wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 09:38
It was much more relevant to normal folk than Gardener's World.
That's what I found.

Now - What on earth has happened to Peter Jones from Dragon's Den? Bags under his eyes, and seems to have forgotten how to shave. perhaps he is over doing it and needs to buy fewer businesses, and have a bit of a rest? :smile:

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 02:33
by Stanley
David, I agree about Monty Don........

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 28 Aug 2018, 06:12
by Stanley
Thank God that on Sunday we will reach the final episode of that confusing series, Keeping Faith.
I've been watching the first two episodes of Bodyguard..... I am forced to admit that I don't find it hard to watch, plenty of action and indeed, if it's your bag, explicit sex! However, they are straining the plot to the limits and it's very hard to believe that it could ever happen in the way it is being driven forward. Passes an hour away but not a patch on something like 'The Night Manager'.

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 28 Aug 2018, 06:49
by Nolic
Keeping Faith is on Thursday Comrade. Nolic

Re: GOOD TV

Posted: 29 Aug 2018, 03:20
by Stanley
:good: Comrade. You can tell that I ditched buying the Radio Times at £3 a week can't you!