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I watched a great film on Sky last night ... The Debt, starring Helen Mirren as a former Mossad agent.

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don't talk to me about TV, ours has packed up. :(

If only somebody had invented the internet.

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If only somebody had invented the internet.

It's ok. I've thought of an even better alternative. Pub. :D

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don't talk to me about TV, ours has packed up. :(

Have you only got the one telly?

I've got three. My daughter's house has five!

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Have you only got the one telly?

I've got three. My daughter's house has five!

Yep just the one. I only have the one pair of eyes. ;)

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I'm sure there are a fair few on here that would have enjoyed Speed Dreams: The Fastest Place on Earth, last night on BBC2.

It follows six British teams and their speed record attempts, five on bikes, one in a car. A lot of footage of hairy blokes in sheds, tinkering with a pretty wide range of machinery.

The first episode ended with them arriving at the Bonneville Salt Flats, so next week we'll see whether they succeed or fail.

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Does anyone else think that The Splash is garbage?

I think it's totally wet.

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I enjoyed the programme about the 50th anniversary of the recording of the Beatles first album.

Joss Stone is a good singer but a moron.

beverley Knight blew the whole thing to bits with Twist and Shout, and it was good to see half of the Mersey Beats back together-very underrated band.

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Been really enjoying "wonders of life" having this on straight after "Africa" finished the BBC have been spoiling me recently. They really do those types of programs so much better than anyone else, the camera work on Africa was out of this world.

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Been really enjoying "wonders of life" having this on straight after "Africa" finished the BBC have been spoiling me recently. They really do those types of programs so much better than anyone else, the camera work on Africa was out of this world.

I agree, excellent show. Whilst they have simplified the science they haven't dumbed it down. I don't understand everything that is presented on first viewing but they have got the balance right between explaining the biology/chemistry and nature photography (borrowed from the Attenborough series).

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I agree, excellent show. Whilst they have simplified the science they haven't dumbed it down. I don't understand everything that is presented on first viewing but they have got the balance right between explaining the biology/chemistry and nature photography (borrowed from the Attenborough series).

It's good that they still make shows that expand peoples knowledge rather than, the increasing number that, insult peoples intelligence.

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Episode 9 is a cracker.

I thought it was ok, similar gear to where it left off. It didn't blow me away though.

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ripper street is back tonight

surely inspector Reed is going to get it on with her from the orphanage before long

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From the 'Question Time' credits, which was filmed in St Paul's Cathedral. :D

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From the 'Question Time' credits, which was filmed in St Paul's Cathedral. :D

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Didn't spot that. I must say I was getting distracted by the majesty of St Pauls whilst listening to what Peter Hitchens had to say. Just as well really.

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Being the BBC, does that mean they have to do the rounds and visit a monumental religious building for each major religion?!

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Last Ripper Street tonight. Great series. Jerome Flynn's career resurrection gets better and better.

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Last Ripper Street tonight. Great series. Jerome Flynn's career resurrection gets better and better.

yes

really enjoyed it

quality ensemble acting

well crafted stories

I hope it returns

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Some great telly on Sunday nights ATM. Call the Midwife, Wonders of Life and Top Gear (not fashionable to say this but I like it). Good old BBC.

Been enjoying a US show that to my knowledge hasn't been aired over here yet called Community. It's a quirky sitcom about a group of mature students at a community college. Clever script with lots of references and foreshadowing that are only noticed on repeat viewings. When I say quirky it's not quite in the Mighty Boosh league but they have had episodes filmed using claymation, one rendered like a video game and the two paintballing episodes were brilliant.

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Some great telly on Sunday nights ATM. Call the Midwife, Wonders of Life and Top Gear (not fashionable to say this but I like it). Good old BBC.

This latest series of Top Gear hasn't exactly been vintage stuff, IMO.

'Dancing on the Edge' finished last night. I wasn't sure about it when it started, but ended up enjoying it quite a lot, mainly due to the excellent cast and music.

Who'd have thought that Mel Smith would turn in a fine and understated performance like he did? Especially if you've ever watched 'Morons from Outer Space'. :D

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I saw a trailer for 'The Challenger' on the BBC last night. A dramatisation of the enquiry into the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Looks like it might be good, especially for fans of Richard Feynmann and his books.

William Hurt plays Feynmann, and the cast also includes Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Kevin McNally, Joanne Whalley, Eve Best and Henry Goodman.

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