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On 11/03/2021 at 01:14, Shadow said:

Don't get me started on quizzes accepting wrong answers...

Pub quiz so not TV but it still annoys me.

Which was the first Ghost to visit Scrooge?

(quick whispering amongst the members of "A very poor Spice Girls Tribute Band")
We write down "Jacob Marley"

We were the only team to get that answer, or as I like to call it the right answer.
The answer the quizmaster was looking for was "The Ghost of Christmas Past", and we should have known he meant which of the three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

In the next quiz the same quizmaster asked "What was the name of the home of the Norse gods?"
This being before the days of the Marvel Universe, we put "It's actually Asgard but Barry (Quizmaster) thinks it's Valhalla" to the amusement of the Quizzy Rascals who were checking our paper

Answer Barry wanted was "Valhalla"

A year or two ago we were at our regular weekly quiz here in Adelaide.

In the music round one question was ‘name the band that had this hit’ the song was ‘Cool for Cats’ so we wrote down ‘Squeeze’.  When the answers were given out the question master said that the answer was ‘UK Squeeze’.  Another table must have given the same answer as us as they said ‘Do you get a point just for Squeeze’.  The reply was ‘No, it must be UK Squeeze’.

I then said ‘I bought the single and album and in the UK they were called Squeeze’.  He replied ‘There already was an Australian band called Squeeze so they had to change their name to UK Squeeze’.  My protestation was ‘That might have happened when the song came out around 1979 but we only arrived in Adelaide in 2006, how are we supposed to know they changed their name’.

But to no avail our answer was marked wrong.  The question master was well known to most of the pub regulars as he had played a character called Fat Cat in an Aussie Kids Show many moons ago.  From then on we referred to him as Fat Tw.. 😄

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Straight outta compote 

Watched the final episode of Years and Years tonight. Then straight away watched the news. I wasn't 100% sure that it wasn't the same programme. 

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I've found the late-1970s series The Legend of King Arthur on YouTube. The picture quality (clearly from a series of bad VHS recordings) is appalling, but I'm getting a wonderful nostalgia rush.

The arms, armour and general look are a lot more true to the supposed era of the Arthurian legends than the Malory-esque style of John Boorman's otherwise epic Excalibur. The acting is good enough to cover up the frayed edges of the budget.

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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6 hours ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

A year or two ago we were at our regular weekly quiz here in Adelaide.

In the music round one question was ‘name the band that had this hit’ the song was ‘Cool for Cats’ so we wrote down ‘Squeeze’.  When the answers were given out the question master said that the answer was ‘UK Squeeze’.  Another table must have given the same answer as us as they said ‘Do you get a point just for Squeeze’.  The reply was ‘No, it must be UK Squeeze’.

I then said ‘I bought the single and album and in the UK they were called Squeeze’.  He replied ‘There already was an Australian band called Squeeze so they had to change their name to UK Squeeze’.  My protestation was ‘That might have happened when the song came out around 1979 but we only arrived in Adelaide in 2006, how are we supposed to know they changed their name’.

But to no avail our answer was marked wrong.  The question master was well known to most of the pub regulars as he had played a character called Fat Cat in an Aussie Kids Show many moons ago.  From then on we referred to him as Fat Tw.. 😄

As an aside I remember “Fat Cat and friends” from when I was in Sydney from 1981 to 1982 along with Alexander Bunyip and Simon Townsend’s wonderworld

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On 20/03/2021 at 10:06, John Drake said:

I still really enjoy Gogglebox. 

One of the few shows I make time to watch every week, as I know it is guaranteed to give me a good laugh.

The lack of rotation of the regulars this past year will be due to pandemic restrictions.

How do you audition new families when we're not allowed into each other's homes?

I'm just glad they've made the show at all, tbh.

I still enjoy it as well. Harmless throwaway telly, useful for winding down. Too many other programmes out there now are just relentlessly miserable.

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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One programme we’ve been watching on free time is Scandal. Not exactly new, but new to us. It’s into season 3 and it’s relentless monologues where in reality they’d be told to shut up or people would walk away.

The so-called “white hat” lead character has more moral flaws than Boris Johnson, makes more mistakes than Chris Grayling and has the loyalty of Nigel Farage, yet she’s treated as this omniscient messiah creature.

I’ve no idea why we’re still watching it. I think it’s just that the wife likes it and it’s into soap opera territory now

"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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4 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Just finished watching "Our Friends in the North" via YouTube. I had never seen it before. 

Sometimes television can be excellent! 

Watched it when it was out in 1996, excellent. Couldn’t believe it when Daniel Craig ended up as James Bond. 

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14 hours ago, Johnoco said:

Watched it when it was out in 1996, excellent. Couldn’t believe it when Daniel Craig ended up as James Bond. 

Excellent indeed.

And Christopher Eccleston ended up as Doctor Who n'all! 😃

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16 hours ago, ckn said:

One programme we’ve been watching on free time is Scandal. Not exactly new, but new to us. It’s into season 3 and it’s relentless monologues where in reality they’d be told to shut up or people would walk away.

The so-called “white hat” lead character has more moral flaws than Boris Johnson, makes more mistakes than Chris Grayling and has the loyalty of Nigel Farage, yet she’s treated as this omniscient messiah creature.

I’ve no idea why we’re still watching it. I think it’s just that the wife likes it and it’s into soap opera territory now

Don't worry it gets even worse, I did finally give up as it got so stupid.

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Already mentioned on the cross-code thread, but Oily John has given up broadcasting, to take up a role with the RFU.

A good day for RL and TV. :kolobok_biggrin:

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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20 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I like bbc  4  , some quality documentaries . 

Well, you'll get to see them again. And again. And again. It'll be like Sky Arts, where you're never more than a couple of hours away from a show about Antonio "needy" Pappano.

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One of the best historic series of recent years on BBC 4 ,  Wolf Hall , Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell was superb with Damian Lewis as Henry V111 , Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Bernard Hill as Duke of Norfolk .

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12 hours ago, Stirlin said:

One of the best historic series of recent years on BBC 4 ,  Wolf Hall , Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell was superb with Damian Lewis as Henry V111 , Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Bernard Hill as Duke of Norfolk .

Indeed . I always thought there’d be a follow up but it never materialised . Great music to 

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4 hours ago, DavidM said:

Indeed . I always thought there’d be a follow up but it never materialised . Great music to 

Found this on Google....

The BBC's director of content Charlotte Moore confirmed to Radio Times that an adaptation of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light is in the works as a sequel to the 2015 series .

I liked the music too , very atmospheric.

An interview with Mark Rylance he revealed that on the day of the shoot for Boylens beheading it was a hot August day but just before Claire Foy appeared the wind blew up , drizzle started and it became very cold on set. Once the head had been lopped the weather brightened up and became warm and sunny.

 

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50 minutes ago, DavidM said:

See the boat race is on telly today . Oxford and Cambridge in the final again 

Del: 'Course I'm an Oxford man myself.

Lord: You went to Oxford?

Grandad: Nah but he supports them in the boat race every year.

 

OFAH

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