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4 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I was watching a documentary , I think on history channel , and I could barely hear the person talking as there was drums banging away in the background .   At times you don’t notice but I wonder why so many documentaries insist on having music playing pretty much all the way through , even during dialogue . What’s the point ?

I know what you mean. Some ambient background audio can certainly add atmosphere, but they often get the balance wrong.

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The Billion Dollar Code -  excellent German production on Netflix with a mix of German and English dialogue.
Across 4 episodes and total 4.5 hours.

In 1990s Berlin, an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.

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Only Murders in the Building - comedy set against the murder podcast genre/craze.  Probably a year or two late as that craze has wained somewhat.  I thought it was fun and Short and Martin bounce off each other well.  

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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2 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Only Murders in the Building - comedy set against the murder podcast genre/craze.  Probably a year or two late as that craze has wained somewhat.  I thought it was fun and Short and Martin bounce off each other well.  

I enjoyed it, not sure if there's a second series in the pipeline

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dont know a single person who is watching im a celeb get me out this time round- not heard a single person talk about it so far once - clapped out format - dead horse flogging 

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

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‘Outlaws’ was great I thought. Why the writing was clever was that you had characters like the lefty black woman and the white Daily Mail type guy,who weren’t defined purely by their political views. Both said things that you could acknowledge had a point and both could look the other way when it suits. They were human and you saw both sides to them, which is a rarity today. 
My only criticism is that I think the ending was a bit rushed? But overall really good.

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I enjoyed Dalgliesh on C5 , a channel I watch a lot of with good drama and docs on . The acting talent of the guy was hardly stretched as he did pretty quiet and enigmatic , but it held the attention to the end . I’m not a fan of cutting episodes in two though . Funnily enough I’ve recorded the two feature length shows Martin Shaw did a few years back , and I remember watching Roy Marsden playing the character when I was growing up .  Thing that sticks in my mind from that is the brilliant and quite haunting theme tune 

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6 hours ago, Johnoco said:

‘Outlaws’ was great I thought. Why the writing was clever was that you had characters like the lefty black woman and the white Daily Mail type guy,who weren’t defined purely by their political views. Both said things that you could acknowledge had a point and both could look the other way when it suits. They were human and you saw both sides to them, which is a rarity today. 
My only criticism is that I think the ending was a bit rushed? But overall really good.

Yeah I loved it too. The ending was a bit rushed but they filmed this series and the second one back to back so it might be that the story carries on into the next series to a certain extent. And Christopher Walken painting over a Banksy was brilliant! 😁

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1 minute ago, Stirlin said:

Watergate

I must have been in the pub when this was on originally , this is a hoot , loads of detail I never knew and at times it is laugh out load funny , Worth four hours of your time.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000v4bn/watergate-series-1-1-breakin

Ooh, thanks! I didn't spot this in the listings. Quite a tale - I used to have a cassette of the debates between Timothy Leary and G.Gordon Liddy which were fascinating and a lot of fun.

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Adam Hills was almost deliriously happy about C4 showing Super League on Last Leg. He took a lot of ignorant flak from Widdecombe and Brooker but then played the Kevin Sinfield card which seems to trump everything at the moment.

Speaking of Aussies, I watched the Australian comedy-drama series Rake on Netflix - fell away at the end but fun most of the way through and had lots of mentions of "footy".

I'm also watching Tiger King 2, which I really shouldn't because it's voyeuristic carp that is enriching some really unpleasant people. Can't help it though, it's like crack.

 

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19 minutes ago, tim2 said:

Adam Hills was almost deliriously happy about C4 showing Super League on Last Leg. He took a lot of ignorant flak from Widdecombe and Brooker but then played the Kevin Sinfield card which seems to trump everything at the moment.

Speaking of Aussies, I watched the Australian comedy-drama series Rake on Netflix - fell away at the end but fun most of the way through and had lots of mentions of "footy".

I'm also watching Tiger King 2, which I really shouldn't because it's voyeuristic carp that is enriching some really unpleasant people. Can't help it though, it's like crack.

 

Watched TK2 last weekend. The ending was good 

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3 hours ago, Ullman said:

Really enjoyed Lindisfarne's Geordie Genius: The Alan Hull Story on BBC4 last night. What a brilliant songwriter he was, surely one of Britain's finest ever.

what songs did he write?

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

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4 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

Fog on the Tyne ?.

and that makes him one of britains greatest song writers ever?

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

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Just finished watching Ted Lasso series 1 and 2 on Apple+ 

Must see tv for any football/sports fan as it sends it up perfectly with the fictional tale of an American Football coach being recruited to manage a Premier League team.

Eventually this becomes a vehicle for quite an emotional character driven drama, but there’s a lot of good performances and writing as the action moves off the pitch.

Worth a try and I can fully understand why it won an award in America.

8/10

 

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Get Back on Disney.  Only seen part 1, but that is a marathon on its own.  Probably too long for regular viewers, but amazing in parts.  Just to hear the beginnings of some their greatest hits.  Hearing the tune you know emerging from nowhere.  Those bits are fantastic.  
 

 

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 26/11/2021 at 07:34, Johnoco said:

‘Outlaws’ was great I thought. Why the writing was clever was that you had characters like the lefty black woman and the white Daily Mail type guy,who weren’t defined purely by their political views. Both said things that you could acknowledge had a point and both could look the other way when it suits. They were human and you saw both sides to them, which is a rarity today. 
My only criticism is that I think the ending was a bit rushed? But overall really good.

Series 2 on its way. too.👍👍

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