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#281 Futtocks

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

I've watched the last couple of episodes of 'The Fall' - I must say, Mark E.Smith scrubs up well.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

Surprised people haven't at least checked GOT out. Its the best thing on telly by a country mile and I would even go as far to say that its better than the Wire, Battlestar Gallactca and the West Wing.

Err, The Great British Bake Off ?


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#283 Wolford6

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

Err, The Great British Bake Off ?

 

 

In GoT, the characters are more likely to get sliced, iced and creamed.


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#284 hindle xiii

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

In GoT, the characters are more likely to get sliced, iced and creamed.

No soggy bottoms though.


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#285 gingerjon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

Surprised people haven't at least checked GOT out. Its the best thing on telly by a country mile and I would even go as far to say that its better than the Wire, Battlestar Gallactca and the West Wing.

Unfortunately whilst my subscription to Sky Sports and ESPN America remains intact the chances of me watching much proper telly is slim.

I did see that nice young lady throwing eggs at Simon Cowell though.
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#286 Amber Avenger

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

I have tried Game of Thrones, watched the first three episodes and decided it really isn’t my thing. Not a fan of Lord of the Rings style mega epics with swords and dragons, although people always assume I do as I quite like Sci Fi. I can appreciate it’s well made and all that, but I really can’t get past the themes and the setting.

 

I’m also surprised a lot of people on here hadn’t seen it, practically everyone I know won’t stop going on about it!


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:24 PM


Not Forgetting I Claudius and the odd Play for Today (or so I'm reliably told ;))


Correct. :)

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#288 gingerjon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

Correct. :)

Honestly, you two.

Probably too old for the 'European cinema' seasons on Channel 4, eh?
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

Honestly, you two.

Probably too old for the 'European cinema' seasons on Channel 4, eh?


I remember Channel 4's attempts to boost ratings with the 'red triangle'.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

I remember Channel 4's attempts to boost ratings with the 'red triangle'.

Oh yes, Friday night about 11pm...er not that I saw it of course. :D

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#291 Johnoco

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

Honestly, you two.

Probably too old for the 'European cinema' seasons on Channel 4, eh?

Was probably code for 'this film has sh@gging in'. Kids may laugh but this was how it was pre internet!

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#292 Futtocks

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:33 PM


Was probably code for 'this film has sh@gging in'.


It was usually code for "starring Isabelle Adjani and/or Greta Scacchi". Which pretty much meant the same thing.

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#293 Wolford6

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

It was usually code for "starring Isabelle Adjani and/or Greta Scacchi". Which pretty much meant the same thing.

 

 

Honourable mention for Tara Fitzgerald.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Not Forgetting I Claudius and the odd Play for Today (or so I'm reliably told ;))

 

I loved BBC's Play for Today.

 

Everything changed the day I saw Kate Nelligan in Thérèse Raquin.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

I loved BBC's Play for Today.

 

Everything changed the day I saw Kate Nelligan in Thérèse Raquin.

 

 

Died a few years ago.

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#296 trakl

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:09 PM

Died a few years ago.

:(

 

Now that's depressing.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:38 PM

If he pops his clogs I'm sure they can continue the series with his name above the title and a little indicator underneath that somebody else wrote it.

I had no idea this series had such (ahem) artistic merit. I shall have to investigate.

There's an episode in the first season where a very important character, who also owns a brothel, is giving us an insight into his background and why he's such an untrustworthy scoundrel. But, no matter how many times I watched that 3 minutes of that episode, I learned nothing. All I could see were the two girls finger banging one another.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

The first two episodes of Dates (every night this week on C4) have been pretty good.

 

The Call Centre (BBC3) is really good.


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#299 Amber Avenger

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

I've enjoyed Dates as well - pleasent little short stories. I think the characters come back through the episodes on different dates too. I thought the bloke getting with the waiter in the toilet was a bit of a daft development in last night's one though.

 

Could only manage 10 minutes of The Call Centre last week before I had to turn over to stop myself cringeing to death. If David Brent had been like that, The Office would never have been made for being too unrealistic.


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#300 Wolford6

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

The thing about the Call Centre is that it has  many workers who would struggle in a conventional employment setting but who get on with earning the only living that is on offer. Yes, they have a boss who is a boorish tyrant, but he cares about them and tries to keep employing them when he should be sacking them ...after all there is a huge queue of young people who want to work there.

 

I think the term young people is entirely appropriate, because there doesn't appear to be anyone there, except the boss and one tea lady, over forty years of age.

 

Nev, the boss is on a one-man mission to shake the shrinking violet out of any worker's personality and make that person confident that he/she can stand on his/her own feet in a working and social environment. And do cold-call selling.

 

He quotes so much management-lecture-spiel that it is obvious that he has done his homework, developed a work-persona and uses a strategy that works. For all the excruciating embarrassment the staff members have to endure, there remains a sympathetic heart and cameraderie within the workforce. For them, the atmosphere is like a continuation of school, only with pay. The boss is a translocation of part-teacher/part embarrassing Dad.

 

God knows, I could never work in a call centre. But if I was young and had to, that one would be a lot more fun than most. I would guess that most of the workforce is essentially transient and will be doing something else in 10 years, but they will have benefitted from the experience. Better than being on the dole.


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