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Tonight - Spirited Away (2001 124min.) [Film4 6.30pm &+1]. If you've never seen this animated film from Studio Ghibli, do yourself a favour.

I might try it again, got bored last time.

Forgot all about it.

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Yes, sorry. If I had three choices for 'Room 101' it would be Inverdale, Inverdale and Inverdale. And possibly Michael McIntyre. What do people see in him? STOP LAUGHING AT YOUR OWN JOKES!

Oo, careful. Not a popular view. Still, I'll happily help you throw McIntyre in.

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And I didn't know there was a Great British Bake Off Easter Masterclass until a few minutes before it started...

some tv thread this is! :rolleyes:;)

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Oo, careful. Not a popular view. Still, I'll happily help you throw McIntyre in.

Excellent. I think I could whip up a pretty handy and sizeable mob - I don't know a single person who finds him remotely funny. Most other stand up comedians don't, though I suspect some will be envious of his enormous success. He is coining it in - not as much as Peter Kay (someone who needs to change his material IMHO), but almost as much.

There was a series on BB2 about the business of comedy just after Christmas. Some of the sums being discussed were astronomical. The amount McIntyre could make from a week at the O2 is staggering.

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. And possibly Michael McIntyre. What do people see in him? STOP LAUGHING AT YOUR OWN JOKES!

It didn't stop Tommy Cooper being funny, or Billy Connolly for that matter.

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It didn't stop Tommy Cooper being funny, or Billy Connolly for that matter.

Yes, but they were comedy geniuses, whereas Michael McIntyre is a ######.

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It didn't stop Tommy Cooper being funny, or Billy Connolly for that matter.

true

pity one died and the other disappeared up his own ass.

CSI now has ted danson and Elizabeth Shue in it. Elizabeth...you could haev been mine.

I'm addicted to Holby City. There I've said it.

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Anyhoo...

Erm, anyone watching Great British Menu for Comic Relief? I like it. I like seeing professionals doing a show like that.

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Anyhoo...

Erm, anyone watching Great British Menu for Comic Relief? I like it. I like seeing professionals doing a show like that.

I've watched the occasional episode. Last week's was unwatchable, though; the judging chef had a ploddingly affected manner and the woman chef was constantly gurning and leaning into the camera.

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I've watched the occasional episode. Last week's was unwatchable, though; the judging chef had a ploddingly affected manner and the woman chef was constantly gurning and leaning into the camera.

Haha! I must have missed that. It's the finals week this week so it's all the previous winning dishes. While it's nice to see all the efforts, you do have to watch the previous episodes to see how they did most of it. It's interesting but it is done a bit haphazardly as a programme. And it is on for too long, weeks and weeks of heats.

Better than Food Glorious Food though, "hello, I've made a quiche and I'm old", "that's a nice quiche, you're through".

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Haha! I must have missed that. It's the finals week this week so it's all the previous winning dishes. While it's nice to see all the efforts, you do have to watch the previous episodes to see how they did most of it. It's interesting but it is done a bit haphazardly as a programme. And it is on for too long, weeks and weeks of heats.

Better than Food Glorious Food though, "hello, I've made a quiche and I'm old", "that's a nice quiche, you're through".

that geordie woman with the beehive has star quality

but as yo say: dross.

I think masterchef has been a let down. There'll never be another Thomasina Miers

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I watched last week's Paul Hollywood Bread, but it was identical to the Lorraine Pascale programme that proceeded it. So I didn't bother with this week.

What I have yet to find out with Food Glorious Food is, what happens in the next round? I think with it being a Simon Cowell err, creation I'm too hard wired to the tedious formula. Is there a boot camp and judge's houses? I'd watch it to see Loyd Grossman's house...

Do they have to bake a ginger sponge with a Michael Jackson theme? Will it go to Breadlock?

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Another quality chunk of Richard P.Feynman -

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The picture quality is not as good as The Pleasure of finding things out (also highly recommended), but the programme is still very interesting and enjoyable. It also includes a conversation between Feynman and Fred Hoyle.

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Another quality chunk of Richard P.Feynman -

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The picture quality is not as good as The Pleasure of finding things out (also highly recommended), but the programme is still very interesting and enjoyable. It also includes a conversation between Feynman and Fred Hoyle.

Good Golly Miss Molly blows them both out of the water :D

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The seven dwarfs of Auschwitz was both emotional and shocking. Music was their eventual passport to freedom!.

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Studio Ghibli season on Film4. Most of these are excellent. Here's the list of what's on:

The Cat Returns, 11am, Thursday 28th March (Japanese language/subtitled)

Porco Rosso, 4.35pm, Thursday 28th March (English language)

Kiki's Delivery Service, 4.45pm, Friday 29th March (English language)

My Neighbour Totoro, 4.55pm Saturday 30th March

Arrietty, 5.15pm Sunday 31st March (English language)

Howl's Moving Castle, 4.35pm Monday 1st April (English language)

The Castle Of Cagliostro, 3.15pm Tuesday 2nd April (English language)

Ponyo, 2.50pm Wednesday 3rd April (English language)

Ocean Waves, 11am Thursday 4th April

Pom Poko, 2.35pm Thursday 4th April (English language)

Whisper Of The Heart, 2.40pm Friday 5th April (English language)

Grave Of The Fireflies, 12.15am Friday 5th April (Japanese language/subtitled)

Spirited Away, 4.35pm Saturday 6th April (English language)

The Cat Returns, 3pm Sunday 7th April (English language)

Tales From Earthsea, 2.25pm Monday 8th April (English language)

Only Yesterday, 12.55pm Tuesday 9th April (Japanese language/subtitled)

Princess Mononoke, 1.55pm Wednesday 10th April (English language)

Little Norse Prince, 11am Thursday 11th April (Japanese language/subtitled)

Castle In The Sky, 2.35pm Thursday 11th April (English language)

Howl's Moving Castle, 12.45pm Friday 12th April (Japanese language/subtitled)

Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, TBC Saturday 13th April(Japanese language/subtitled)

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The two-part Bombay Railways documentary on BBC4 was excellent.

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Not strictly TV but Barry Simmons (from Eggheads) is this year's Brain of Britain.

Congratulations Barry!.

Big up for the Airedale Quiz League. :)

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The two-part Bombay Railways documentary on BBC4 was excellent.

Very good - obviously their (also very good) series about the Indian Hill Railways was well enough received for them to do more in that vein.

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Not strictly TV but Barry Simmons (from Eggheads) is this year's Brain of Britain.

Congratulations Barry!.

Big up for the Airedale Quiz League. :)

And he gets to sit next to Judith every night in eggheads

Sigh

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And he gets to sit next to Judith every night in eggheads

Sigh

Apparently her boyfriend is a landscape gardener, so you're in with a chance.

;)

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Just watched the first season of Breaking Bad.  Everyone said it was good, and boy they were right.

 

Bryan Cranston is great, showing what a good actor he is (previously only seen him in Malcolm in the Middle).

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I was rather disappointed by the ending to The Walking Dead, I've also two episodes of Revolution on record that I'm still not too fussed about watching!

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One for folks of a certain age - the quite peculiar Eighties TV thriller 'Dead Head' is finally released on DVD. Starring Denis Lawson, Lindsey Duncan, Simon Callow and Norman Beaton, amongst others.

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