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Huddersfield is like Manchester, only with nice buildings, nice countryside and street lights.

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and nice people now I'm here ;)

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I think I'll give The Call Centre a miss.

 

 

I watched it late last night because I couldn't get to sleep. It is actually pretty good.

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I thought it was really good - well worth a watch. Saw our apartments and the view we have is very similar to that shown quite a few times from Castle Hill - only, thank goodness, we're lower down so I don't have to tackle the steep hill every day

Good, positive coverage of RL, too, with an (unbiased) explanation of how the game came about, plus Big Eorl explaining some of the history, and Nick Crane getting smashed (in slow motion) by Giants players. The 'facts' Crane used about the game - numbers of supporters worldwide, number of players, how big it is in Australia etc - were all positive. Shows what you get if someone with no axe to grind features the sport.

The whole porgramme made me quite sympathetic towards Huddersfield, which I never thought would be possible!

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I thought it was really good - well worth a watch. Saw our apartments and the view we have is very similar to that shown quite a few times from Castle Hill - only, thank goodness, we're lower down so I don't have to tackle the steep hill every day

Excellent programmes, especially Giants bit. Look out for AMH!

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If you ever wanted confirmation of your suspicion that the BBC is hopelessly overstaffed, you only had to watch the Queen's visit to Broadcasting House this morning. When you see the thousands there and think that are probably at least the same number at Salford, it's amazing how it can still manage to turn out news presenters without any obvious character or personality.

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If you ever wanted confirmation of your suspicion that the BBC is hopelessly overstaffed, you only had to watch the Queen's visit to Broadcasting House this morning. When you see the thousands there and think that are probably at least the same number at Salford, it's amazing how it can still manage to turn out news presenters without any obvious character or personality.

 

 The output from the BBC on a daily basis is huge, I would imagine it would require an army of staff to do that.

 

Back on topic, saw the first in the present series of Case Histories last night. Great stuff from the BBC. Also have recently subscribed to Netflix on the basis that they have new seasons of House of Cards and Arrested Development. Really impressed with the software (I watch it via an Apple tv) and the range of tv series and movies they have available.

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I also got Netflix recently and have to agree – I watch it mainly through the Xbox and is quite impressive. In honesty I did sign up when it first launched in the UK and thought the selection was a bit poor, but Arrested Development brought me back and it has impressed me enough to stick around for a little while longer this time.

 

(BTW Sev, are you aware how easy it is to access the US Netflix, even on Apple TV? A much bigger choice and Netflix don’t seem too bothered if you do it as you are still paying them an amount of money to access their product. Won’t post the details here – maybe already posted too much…! I’m sure you are clever enough to work out how to find them if you want to though).

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(BTW Sev, are you aware how easy it is to access the US Netflix, even on Apple TV? A much bigger choice and Netflix don’t seem too bothered if you do it as you are still paying them an amount of money to access their product. Won’t post the details here – maybe already posted too much…! I’m sure you are clever enough to work out how to find them if you want to though).

 

Don't know what you are talking about *innocent face* :rolleyes:

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Watching the Bollywood versikn of Carmen on BBC 3 live from Bradford. Pretty good I reckon.

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Don't know what you are talking about *innocent face* :rolleyes:

 

Fair enough :D

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I'm finally getting around to Breaking Bad.  Watched the first series over the weekend.  Unfortunately, I have to work today or I'd be on the 2nd series already.

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Watching the Bollywood versikn of Carmen on BBC 3 live from Bradford. Pretty good I reckon.

 

I knew it must have been good cos that league fan on twitter who rages about *everything* to do with Bradford hated it.

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I knew it must have been good cos that league fan on twitter who rages about *everything* to do with Bradford hated it.

Who's that? Anyway, I thought it was enjoyable. Very colourful and fun. I'm sure some opera bores will have been disgusted but so what.

I went down in the afternoon and saw some rehearsals. It was as they say, buzzing.

Edited by Johnoco

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We watched quite a bit of it, admittedly between looking around for other things to watch. It looked very good and we commentated that it was strange that we hadn't heard or read anything from people in Bradford on here, twitter etc

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 I'm sure some opera bores will have been disgusted but so what.

 

I thought it a bit of a shame they didn't do much with Bizet's music nor with the actual plot of Carmen but I enjoyed it a lot regardless.

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I thought it a bit of a shame they didn't do much with Bizet's music nor with the actual plot of Carmen but I enjoyed it a lot regardless.

I am not even aware of anything beyond the basic plot in that opera but if it stirs some peoples interest, that has to be good for them surely. Unless they are some sort of inverse version of RL and the 'real fans' brogade.

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I am not even aware of anything beyond the basic plot in that opera but if it stirs some peoples interest, that has to be good for them surely. Unless they are some sort of inverse version of RL and the 'real fans' brogade.

 

Just don't ever spend time on a Radio 3 messageboard.

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It was alright actually. No flipping idea what's going on, but it was fun to watch!

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Only about 11 months till the next Game of Thrones episode. :(

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Only about 11 months till the next Game of Thrones episode. :(

Nowt to tide you over in the mean time sulky chops?

 

The Walking Dead should fill a few weekly fixes come the Autumn and Spring...

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Only 11 months until everyone in the pub starts blathering on about Game of Thrones again :(

Edited by Amber Avenger

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Only 11 months until everyone in the pub starts blathering on about Game of Thrones again :(

Psst. I've never seen an episode. I didn't even know what it was until the BAFTA's showed snippets for the nominees.

 

I don't know how it's any different from all the other medieval/Tudor/ye olde series that use British actors like the Tudors or Merlin or that Borgias or any of those that I didn't watch either.

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Psst. I've never seen an episode. I didn't even know what it was until the BAFTA's showed snippets for the nominees.

 

I don't know how it's any different from all the other medieval/Tudor/ye olde series that use British actors like the Tudors or Merlin or that Borgias or any of those that I didn't watch either.

I haven't seen it either, but the general premise seems to be Dungeons'n'Dragons'n'Boobies. HTH. Edited by Futtocks

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I haven't seen it either, but the general premise seems to be Dungeons'n'Dragons'n'Boobies. HTH.

Don't forget the boobies with more boobies around the sidelines along with occasional lesbian scenes that would be banned if on the 900 channels on Sky as too explicit.  There's artistic license of the original books then there's just playing to the teenage boys' fantasies by adding random filler scenes of boobies.

The problem is that the author takes about 3-5 years per book as a minimum and they're going to run out of content soon enough.  Also, he's old, fat and not in sparkling health so they may never officially finish the series of books.

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