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Line of Duty was good, don't know what the hell they did to the very lovely Keeley Hawes to make her look so dowdy. The other girl in it, with the full on Nottingham accent is very nice as well.

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Sad to see Ripper Street getting pulled because of poor ratings as it was up against I'm a Celebrity and sad to see the majority of the brotish public would want to watch reality dross then some proper scripted drama.

Ripper Street was voted best show of 2013 in a poll for the Radio Times, it even finished ahead of Dr Who.  I'm sure I read somewhere that LoveFilm were considering buying the rights to make more episodes if the BBC pulled out.

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Anyone else see My Son The Fanatic on BBC4 last night?

 

Only caught part of it and will be watching it fully next time its on.

Very interesting film in todays context. Bearing in mind it was out 2 years before East is Easy, its supposed to be a Comedy but in todays world i read it as a part Comedy and part people trying to warn wider society what could happen in future (and has in a lot of areas).

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Ripper Street was voted best show of 2013 in a poll for the Radio Times, it even finished ahead of Dr Who.  I'm sure I read somewhere that LoveFilm were considering buying the rights to make more episodes if the BBC pulled out.

I right so there is hope then.

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I'm drawn to the Sara Martins show on Tuesday night (I believe they use some other, entirely superfluous, title).

 

If you are talking about that programme with the Detective in a made up French West Indies .

 

By gosh, golly, and mercy me yes.

 

I thoroughly enjoy the mid summer plot guff.  But (and I am very shallow) what a beautiful actress.  I sit here and smile for an hour a week.

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The Great War start by the BBC hasn't been bad at all.

 

Enjoying both Paxman and the Cousins at War series.  Very good indeed.

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Entertaining piece by Grace Dent in The Independent today about TV viewing habits:

 

Stand with me, people of Britain. Say it loud and proud - ‘I watch four hours of rubbish TV a day and I am not ashamed!’

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/grace-dent-stand-with-me-people-of-britain-say-it-loud-and-proud--i-watch-four-hours-of-rubbish-tv-a-day-and-i-am-not-ashamed-9134478.html

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Episode 2 of the Brian Pern thing - not as good as ep.1, but worth sticking with. And Nigel Havers swearing like a very posh docker! :O

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From the trailers, I feared the worst for House of Fools (Vic n Bob).  Have to say I've enjoyed every episode!  Daft and silly.

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I can't watch most British tv, apart from documentaries.

I didn't reckon I'd stay with it, but I'm still watching The Following. The second season seems to have more to it.

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"However the second series averaged 4.8 million viewers across the eight episodes, struggling to compete against ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! which attracted a series average of 11.1 million viewers."

 

How on earth is that load of tripe more attractive to so many more people? The mind boggles. :unsure:

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How on earth is that load of tripe more attractive to so many more people? The mind boggles. :unsure:

Almost makes one want to reconsider the universal franchise.

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TV's a strange landscape at the moment and TV drama is always going to suffer because the way that is consumed is evolving. Box set culture of people saving up a few episodes to watch, the ease of iplayer and sky + mean there isn’t a need to watch drama as it goes out “live”. If you compare that to something like “I’m a Celeb” – nobody saves a week’s worth of those to watch in one go, it’s instant but disposable. You may turn your nose up at reality shows, but it’s not either or. I’d wager plenty watched I’m a Celeb and watched Ripper Street on iplayer later.

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What other countries think of British TV.

 

"Call the Midwife is big in Latvia, Mrs Brown's Boys is a ratings winner in New Zealand, Heartbeat is still massive in Finland and Sherlock fever has spread around the globe."

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Started watching House of Cards on Netflix, it's great to watch an American TV show with no ad breaks and being able to choose wether or not to watch the next episode and not having to wait a week.

Been watching Line of Duty and having a 7 day gap after each cliff hanger is not great.

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TV's a strange landscape at the moment and TV drama is always going to suffer because the way that is consumed is evolving. Box set culture of people saving up a few episodes to watch, the ease of iplayer and sky + mean there isn’t a need to watch drama as it goes out “live”. If you compare that to something like “I’m a Celeb” – nobody saves a week’s worth of those to watch in one go, it’s instant but disposable. You may turn your nose up at reality shows, but it’s not either or. I’d wager plenty watched I’m a Celeb and watched Ripper Street on iplayer later.

 

Agree.

 

Telly snobbery is as bad (and pointless) as music snobbery IMO.

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From the trailers, I feared the worst for House of Fools (Vic n Bob).  Have to say I've enjoyed every episode!  Daft and silly.

I missed the dose of Tuesday night daftness this week. I really hope they do another series.

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I quite enjoy Call the Midwife.

There I said it.

Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

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Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

And Lizard Lick Towing

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Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

Heh, Deadliest Snatch.

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Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

I'm out and proud!

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