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The TV Thread

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Tonight, on ITV4, 'World of Sport: The Seventies'. Nostalgic fun for those who remember it.

And for those of you who are too young to have been around at the time, yes, television broadcasting was almost entirely in shades of orange, brown and beige in those days. :D

Apart from Dickie Davies' hair.

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Apart from Dickie Davies' hair.

Ah, dear old Dickie - the cheery counterpoint to Des Lynam's more serious demeanour on 'Grandstand'. Sports broadcasting was most definitely 'tache territory back then. He never did finish painting that ceiling...

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\i wish Sheridan Smith would ###### off. She'll get where water won't.

Dominic Cumberbatch is pushing his luck a bit as well.

Bit harsh. Both excellent actors IMO and would like to see more of them on tv.

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Bit harsh. Both excellent actors IMO and would like to see more of them on tv.

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Bit harsh. Both excellent actors IMO and would like to see more of them on tv.

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I like them both a lot

It's just that they are everywhere

Smith showed up on a daphne du Maurier adaptation last night

I rate cumberbatch I used to fancy the ass off his mam in th sixties

I just think he should expand his range beyond anal upper class types although parade's end is excellent

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... television broadcasting was almost entirely in shades of orange, brown and beige in those days. :D

Surely, beige is a shade of brown. No?

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Does anyone watch any of those American programmes on Discovery and/or Nat Geo that are basically people going about their jobs?

There's cake making, pawn shop, car tuning/ruining, building custom bikes, making guns, tuna fishing, other fishing, driving a truck, lumber jacks, going to storage, antiques and somehow they all end up the same show.

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Does anyone watch any of those American programmes on Discovery and/or Nat Geo that are basically people going about their jobs?

There's cake making, pawn shop, car tuning/ruining, building custom bikes, making guns, tuna fishing, other fishing, driving a truck, lumber jacks, going to storage, antiques and somehow they all end up the same show.

New series of Wheeler Dealers started this week.

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room at the top was good on BBC4 last night.

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Does anyone watch any of those American programmes on Discovery and/or Nat Geo that are basically people going about their jobs?

There's cake making, pawn shop, car tuning/ruining, building custom bikes, making guns, tuna fishing, other fishing, driving a truck, lumber jacks, going to storage, antiques and somehow they all end up the same show.

Or preparing for Doomsday

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Moonshiners was a good one.

Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Restoration Man, American Pickers, Cajan Pawn Stars, Swamp People, Axmen, Ice Road Truckers, Gold Rush.... I get to watch them all at work...Bangla Bangers was a fave from a while ago.

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Does anyone watch any of those American programmes on Discovery and/or Nat Geo that are basically people going about their jobs?

There's cake making, pawn shop, car tuning/ruining, building custom bikes, making guns, tuna fishing, other fishing, driving a truck, lumber jacks, going to storage, antiques and somehow they all end up the same show.

Such variety. Look at the Food Network. They seem to have only two varieties of show.

1. People making cupcakes.

2. People going to diners and eating unreasonably large portions of junk food, while making fake gang signs with their fingers and overusing the word 'awesome'.

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Or preparing for Doomsday

That's different, I watched the first two episodes of Doomsday Preppers, it's amusing. Paranoid Americans stock-piling a decades' worth of food and guns.

I just have one question for them; they're preparing for "what if", well what if "what if" never happens?

Still, funny old world.

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room at the top was good on BBC4 last night.

Did you think so? Apart from a couple of performances I thought it was a bit clunky. Although most of the reviews this morning were positive so I could be out of step!

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Finaly watched both series of Game Of Thrones, very impressive, good story, northerners, bad guys, good guys, guys who are bad and good, blood, gore, humour and sex. All boxes ticked!

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Finaly watched both series of Game Of Thrones, very impressive, good story, northerners, bad guys, good guys, guys who are bad and good, blood, gore, humour and sex. All boxes ticked!

And Wilko Johnson.

The next series can only live up to the last one if John Cooper Clarke and Karl Harrison are in it.

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So many people have told me to get into Game of Thrones, but I just don't get it myself. Watched the first two or three episodes a few times in a vein attempt to get into it, but to no avail. Shame as I do want to like it (it looks superb on Blu Ray), but just one of those things I guess.

My current obsession is Breaking Bad. No spoilers please, but just finished Season 3 and I thought the last two episodes were some of the best tv I have ever seen. Getting Season 4 at the weekend and am quite excited.

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Last night on BBC4, More old Jews telling Jokes. Great fun, and surely one of the cheapest programmes to make there's ever been. :D

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Really enjoying the third season of The Walking Dead. Best thing on telly by far.

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Really enjoying the third season of The Walking Dead. Best thing on telly by far.

Agree. Shame there's only two left before the second half starts again in the Spring.

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Agree. Shame there's only two left before the second half starts again in the Spring.

Ahem, just one for me :ph34r: . Mid season finale looks like a cracker.

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Ahem, just one for me :ph34r: . Mid season finale looks like a cracker.

Oh aye of course, Sunday nights. Meh, I can wait and net is slow.

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I'm really enjoying Michael Portillo's Continental train journeys. Amazing scenery, loads of historical content and some interesting characters.

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Walking dead series 3 is great, soooooo much better than series 2

Boardwalk empire is best thing on at moment IMO

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