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At long last our area TV mast has been fixed and we can get all our channels after months.

Was able to watch Talking TV again, a real corny film called the Lady on the Pier... but was good to watch the old street scenes and Brighton Pier... with some of the old corny entertainment that use to always be on our Piers...

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Just re-watching COBRA on tv, northerners cast as semi barbaric bad guys 😡

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5 minutes ago, Phil said:

Just re-watching COBRA on tv, northerners cast as semi barbaric bad guys 😡

Is that worse than the standard "noble savage" TV stereotype of the passionate, poetic, oppressed Northerner?

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9 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Is that worse than the standard "noble savage" TV stereotype of the passionate, poetic, oppressed Northerner?

Yes it’s much worse, in my opinion obviously 

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Just now, Phil said:

Yes it’s much worse, in my opinion obviously 

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8264883-oderint-dum-metuant-let-them-hate-me-as-long-as

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4 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I've just seen an advert for an upcoming BBC comedy which appears to be about youths doing community service in Bristol. What struck me the most about it though is Christopher Walken appears to be one of the leads in it. Has he got nothing better to do than random BBC comedies? 

He's making a transatlantic move - one in ten of the words he said in Wild Mountain Thyme sounded at least a tiny bit Irish...

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15 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I've just seen an advert for an upcoming BBC comedy which appears to be about youths doing community service in Bristol. What struck me the most about it though is Christopher Walken appears to be one of the leads in it. Has he got nothing better to do than random BBC comedies? 

It's come via Stephen Merchant and he has connections.

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Guilt

BBC - excellent Scottish series set in Leith.

All 4 episodes of the first series and all of the current second 4-part series showing also on IPlayer.  They are well written by Neil Forsyth, well paced and acted.   A repeat viewing of the first series may be needed as the two are 2yrs apart because of Covid and the latest has some character changes.  For the 2nd series, I experimented with subtitles (!) as I didn’t wish to miss any of the superb writing.  In doing so, this provided a bonus brief pop-up caption of the titles/artists featured on the excellent soundtrack, all without spoiling the film.   Enjoy.

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are bradley walsh and alex scott fighting it out for most minutes on tv 2021? do they have the same agent? sick to death of the sight of both of them - wife is on a hen do for 3 nites this weekend - apart from the rl our tv will be a black screen (can i still say that? do i have to say blank screen?)

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Reservation Dogs on Disney+.  Only 2 episodes so far but enjoying it.  Give it a go.

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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On 18/10/2021 at 18:11, graveyard johnny said:

are bradley walsh and alex scott fighting it out for most minutes on tv 2021? do they have the same agent? sick to death of the sight of both of them - wife is on a hen do for 3 nites this weekend - apart from the rl our tv will be a black screen (can i still say that? do i have to say blank screen?)

Surely Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett go close to holding that title .

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i was recommended to watch Almas not normal a great comedy on iplayer they said i watched the first episode and five mins of the second before switching off. the language was ridiculous effing and blinding constantly and any humour was of the crude variety, i won't be watching again.

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41 minutes ago, my missus said:

i was recommended to watch Almas not normal a great comedy on iplayer they said i watched the first episode and five mins of the second before switching off. the language was ridiculous effing and blinding constantly and any humour was of the crude variety, i won't be watching again.

was it full of the slow piano music that seems to be the background of every drama and reality documentary these days? the same dreadful slow piano drag adele is using for her "brilliant" new single

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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2 hours ago, my missus said:

i was recommended to watch Almas not normal a great comedy on iplayer they said i watched the first episode and five mins of the second before switching off. the language was ridiculous effing and blinding constantly and any humour was of the crude variety, i won't be watching again.

I saw enough of that show just from the 30 second trailer on tv. Looks absolutely rubbish. 

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Alex Winter's documentary "Zappa" is on BBC4 tomorrow at 9pm.

Yes, that Alex Winter, from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The doc is supposed to be very good, so I'm looking forward to this.

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On 17/10/2021 at 10:28, gingerjon said:

It's come via Stephen Merchant and he has connections.

Also, isn’t Walken’s Mum Scottish? He might have wanted to spend time in/near the motherland.

 

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On 18/10/2021 at 10:07, glemiln said:

Guilt

BBC - excellent Scottish series set in Leith.

All 4 episodes of the first series and all of the current second 4-part series showing also on IPlayer.  They are well written by Neil Forsyth, well paced and acted.   A repeat viewing of the first series may be needed as the two are 2yrs apart because of Covid and the latest has some character changes.  For the 2nd series, I experimented with subtitles (!) as I didn’t wish to miss any of the superb writing.  In doing so, this provided a bonus brief pop-up caption of the titles/artists featured on the excellent soundtrack, all without spoiling the film.   Enjoy.

Thanks for the heads up, I loved the first series but was unaware of a second.

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Catching up on The Hairy Bikers go North and seeing many familiar places. Also startled by some of the less-expected produce from the area, like caviar, Mangalitza pork, wine, etc.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Sardar Udham
An understandably very heartfelt film based on a true story and with Indian and British actors.
Almost 2.5 hours long and rightly, a reminder of the terrible massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 during the “British Empire”.  Some scenes difficult to take in.

https://watch.amazon.co.uk/detail?asin=B09J2WB32K&territory=GB&ref_=share_ios_movie&r=web

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On 21/10/2021 at 17:12, Futtocks said:

Alex Winter's documentary "Zappa" is on BBC4 tomorrow at 9pm.

Yes, that Alex Winter, from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The doc is supposed to be very good, so I'm looking forward to this.

Watched this myself , just re-enforced the fact that he was obsessed with writing and recording music .Used to lock himself in the studio and live off nothing but ciggies and coffee .Liked the bit about Moon writing a letter introducing herself as his daughter , but having to push it under the door ...........Hot Rats and Burnt Weenie Sandwich are 2 classic albums which remain in my all time top 10 .

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