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Colin Farrell is a detective that specialises in finding missing people.

I suggest you do not read about. 

Rugby Union the only game in the world were the spectators handle the ball more than the players.

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2 hours ago, Stirlin said:

Boys from the Blackstuff........2200 today on Beeb 4 , followed by five episodes from the series.

BBC Four - Bernard Hill Remembers... Boys from the Blackstuff

That'd be the whole lot, then. There were only six episodes, weren't there?

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15 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

Was not sure so left it open , 72 yr old brain fog.😶

Fans may want to set series record for it. Not the kind of programme that the BBC are likely repeat in full all that often.

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Apparently they done a 2hr Play for Today just entitled Black Stuff  (which was on last year  )  and only 5 episodes made up the whole series..........i could have sworn there were more but there you go  .

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There's two apple adverts on at the moment which I'm finding hilarious.

The first is for the mac book and the advert boasts about the battery life. The girl in the advert says its a macbook so the battery lasts all day but as she says this some small prints comes up which says, "battery life varies by use", so in other words the battery only lasts all day if you don't actually use it, if you do use it then it won't! 

The other advert is a girl riding her bike with her iPhone clipped on the handlebars, and she is using it as a bicycle GPS. The first funny thing is some small print that states that the bike GPS feature only works in London. She then falls off the bike and the phone goes flying and doesn't break, so the advert ends boasting about the strength of the phone, but really suggests by its tone that the girl getting hurt falling off the bike doesn't matter because the phone is okay... 🤨

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This is actually happening on stage, not on TV. But TV viewers of a certain vintage will recognise what and who they are watching.

 

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BBC Northern Ireland showed The Rory Gallagher Story last night, so it's now on the iPlayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00206t5 

Rory Gallagher was the original Irish guitar hero, whose artistry with a battered ’61 Stratocaster became the stuff of legend. Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters admired him, the Rolling Stones tried to hire him - and his fans worshipped him. Clad in faded denim and a checked shirt, he sold 30 million records and became a charismatic icon of Irish music, inspiring musicians such as Brian May, The Edge, Slash and Johnny Marr.

But away from the stage, Rory was an intensely private man. His closest confidante was his brother Dónal, who accompanied Rory on his rise from their childhood Everly Brothers stage performances and the showband scene across the north and south of the Irish border, through to the deafening heart of the ‘70s rock scene in London - and far beyond. From playing bomb-shattered Belfast at the height of the Troubles to touring across America with everyone from Blind Faith to KISS, Dónal was at Rory's side to witness his greatest triumphs and, after all too brief a span of years, his decline into illness and a tragically early death.

Now, Dónal has agreed to delve into his formidable archive and, along with insights from Rory’s friends and admirers, this film takes us on a musical journey through the life and career of this shy guitar hero to better understand what made him so great.

Featuring rare, never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with Rory’s closest friends and family alongside musical legends including Johnny Marr, Brian May and Bob Geldof, this is the definitive portrait of one of the greatest musicians ever to emerge from Ireland.

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16 minutes ago, Route66 said:

Watching the athletics European championships hidden away on the  bbc iplayer, really should be on bbc 1 or 2, been a good competition although the crowds  in the Olympic stadium in Rome have been poor 

There was a dispute between the BBC and the EBU. 

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Recently discovered Death In Paradise, never seen a single episode until a fortnight ago. Thoroughly enjoying it particularly Ben Miller. Did a bit of Googling and discovered that there's been four lead actors as each Detective Inspector leaves. My question is; does it maintain its quality? I've got 13 series to get through, I'm hoping they're all enjoyable and won't disappoint as the cast changes. Any non spoiler reassurance would be welcome.

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35 minutes ago, Route66 said:

Watching the athletics European championships hidden away on the  bbc iplayer, really should be on bbc 1 or 2, been a good competition although the crowds  in the Olympic stadium in Rome have been poor 

Even a good crowd (by the championship's standard) would look lost in that stadium. And this isn't a good crowd.

A lot of Italian competitors looking like they've peaked* awfully early for an Olympic year.

*that's the charitable assumption, anyway.

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2 minutes ago, HawkMan said:

Recently discovered Death In Paradise, never seen a single episode until a fortnight ago. Thoroughly enjoying it particularly Ben Miller. Did a bit of Googling and discovered that there's been four lead actors as each Detective Inspector leaves. My question is; does it maintain its quality? I've got 13 series to get through, I'm hoping they're all enjoyable and won't disappoint as the cast changes. Any non spoiler reassurance would be welcome.

I haven't watched it, but the show's popularity seemed to have held steady across all the cast changes, so it seems that they've got something fundamentally right about the programme that allows them to do this.

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3 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I haven't watched it, but the show's popularity seemed to have held steady across all the cast changes, so it seems that they've got something fundamentally right about the programme that allows them to do this.

Yes the formula is great, just finished series 1, all top written murder mysteries. But what makes it is the police team interaction , which is why I hope the cast changes don't spoil all that. Danny John Jules, Cat in Red Dwarf,  as Dwayne Myers is a great foil for the two serious officers in Ben Miller and Sara Martin. I know Kris Marshall follows Miller in the lead role, then Ardal O' Hanlon , that I've just gotta see,I can't see him as a serious Detective Inspector.

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23 hours ago, Futtocks said:

BBC Northern Ireland showed The Rory Gallagher Story last night, so it's now on the iPlayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00206t5 

Rory Gallagher was the original Irish guitar hero, whose artistry with a battered ’61 Stratocaster became the stuff of legend. Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters admired him, the Rolling Stones tried to hire him - and his fans worshipped him. Clad in faded denim and a checked shirt, he sold 30 million records and became a charismatic icon of Irish music, inspiring musicians such as Brian May, The Edge, Slash and Johnny Marr.

But away from the stage, Rory was an intensely private man. His closest confidante was his brother Dónal, who accompanied Rory on his rise from their childhood Everly Brothers stage performances and the showband scene across the north and south of the Irish border, through to the deafening heart of the ‘70s rock scene in London - and far beyond. From playing bomb-shattered Belfast at the height of the Troubles to touring across America with everyone from Blind Faith to KISS, Dónal was at Rory's side to witness his greatest triumphs and, after all too brief a span of years, his decline into illness and a tragically early death.

Now, Dónal has agreed to delve into his formidable archive and, along with insights from Rory’s friends and admirers, this film takes us on a musical journey through the life and career of this shy guitar hero to better understand what made him so great.

Featuring rare, never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with Rory’s closest friends and family alongside musical legends including Johnny Marr, Brian May and Bob Geldof, this is the definitive portrait of one of the greatest musicians ever to emerge from Ireland.

I saw him a couple of times. Some of my mates thought he was fantastic.

I loved the blues, but not exclusively, so he wasnt a particular favourite ... I still have one of his LP's.

As I understand it, he was a serious alcoholic.

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Big fan of Rory , think His drinking was due to His absolute hatred and fear of flying . Got most of His albums and i think His fans liked Him for His no nonsense approach on stage ... Pair of jeans  , checked shirt , and old instruments that were , lets just say well used .Had a style of His own and His guitar solos were never boring , just played with no theatrics .

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