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: On telly this week
: Emperor 24 December, 2011, 04:01:53 PM
As we are firmly in the grip of the festive schedules I thought it worth starting a thread where people can post any genre treats they've spotted in their TV guides to help others navigate through what is otherwise the loose bowel of televisual times. Then we can keep it going on a rolling basis.
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: Emperor 24 December, 2011, 04:28:57 PM
What caught my eye was BBC2's late night vintage horror films that I'll be settling down in front of the boob tube to watch (as there is a lack of actual boobs on the box, not counting Giles Brandreth), note that they are technically on in the early hours of the next day but count as the day mentioned for the purposes of TV schedules:


Pity they couldn't do a longer run of Newton's films to include more of them, but I've seen Isle of the Dead a couple of times and I do have The Ghost Ship on DVD, so I might throw that on at some point - keep the theme going.

I wish the BBC would do more themed evenings like that.
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: mogzilla 24 December, 2011, 08:22:01 PM
hawk the slayer was on horror channel today!!! still crap and ace in equal measures
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: radiator 25 December, 2011, 11:04:12 AM
BBC3 have been showing Simon Amstell's 'Do Nothing' live show recently, and it's currently available to view on iPlayer.

Went to see this show live last year, and enjoyed seeing it again on the tv.
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: Roger Godpleton 25 December, 2011, 03:52:03 PM
Cartoons everywhere I see. I enjoyed seeing Kung Fu Panda 1 once again.
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: Goaty 25 December, 2011, 05:59:53 PM
Cartoons everywhere I see. I enjoyed seeing Kung Fu Panda 1 once again.

Your not wrong, as it's been Kung Fu Panda, Monsters Vs Aliens, Ratatouille on BBC1.
The Magic Roundabout, The Sword in the Stone on BBC2.
Aladdin and Happy Feet on ITV1!!

Also Megamind on Sky Movies, ( I enjoy that!)
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: Emperor 26 December, 2011, 07:47:24 PM
Timecrimes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Cronocr%C3%ADmenes) (2007) on Film Four tonight at 23.45.
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: Spikes 29 December, 2011, 10:29:36 PM
A couple of old school classics on Film 4 tonight - The French Connection (starting @ 23:20) and The Conversation, straight after. Shall stay up and watch The French Connection at least - even though i have both on dvd.
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: Dandontdare 29 December, 2011, 10:53:09 PM
You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?
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: Spikes 29 December, 2011, 11:09:53 PM
Not me, Guv. Honest.  ;)
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: Emperor 03 January, 2012, 08:38:18 PM
Nature's Weirdest Events - on BBC2 now and a second episode from 20:00-21:00 tomorrow - I reckon kids' love it as it is suitably odd and unpleasant.
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: TordelBack 03 January, 2012, 08:44:40 PM
Nature's Weirdest Events - on BBC2 now and a second episode from 20:00-21:00 tomorrow - I reckon kids' love it as it is suitably odd and unpleasant.

Brilliant stuff - watching it now.  The truth about Locustsofdeath is being revealed as I type!
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: Emperor 03 January, 2012, 09:11:20 PM
Consistently a bit late here but Thirteen: The Conspiracy is a TV miniseries that has just started on five, it is based on the Franco-Belgian comic XIII:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIII_%28miniseries%29

Nature's Weirdest Events - on BBC2 now and a second episode from 20:00-21:00 tomorrow - I reckon kids' love it as it is suitably odd and unpleasant.

Brilliant stuff - watching it now.  The truth about Locustsofdeath is being revealed as I type!

I've been taking notes, appears he is driven by cannibalism.  :o
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: Daveycandlish 05 January, 2012, 07:01:39 PM
People of this parish may be interested in Eternal Law on ITV1 at 9pm tonight - angels as lawyers. In York.
Starring Sam West and created by the duo behind Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes

Must be worth a look
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: Dandontdare 05 January, 2012, 10:04:48 PM
People of this parish may be interested in Eternal Law on ITV1 at 9pm tonight - angels as lawyers. In York.
Starring Sam West and created by the duo behind Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes

Must be worth a look

okay, so who do I sue to get that hour of my life back? One of the most misguided wastes of videotape I've ever seen. It made Heartbeat look like an edgy crime drama, and the Vicar of Dibley a theological masterpiece. Run screaming from the room if anyone tries to get you to watch this pap.
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: TordelBack 05 January, 2012, 10:26:03 PM
It made Heartbeat look like an edgy crime drama, and the Vicar of Dibley a theological masterpiece.

Now you have me interested! 
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: Link Prime 05 January, 2012, 10:26:41 PM
I'll go a little bit left field and recommend: 'The search for life: the Drake equation', repeated on BBC4 tonight at 1am for all my fellow nerdish night-owls!
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: Hoagy 06 January, 2012, 08:57:47 AM
Whereas this weeks newcomer to my neck of the woods tree, is Stan Lee's Superhumans. It's set some ideas of mine to fact too. Thumbs up on a transparent bit of fun. Like playdo, it's inevitably useless and half consumed at the end of the day but also very desirable rubbish.
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: Roger Godpleton 10 January, 2012, 09:59:50 PM
On telly in March: BRYAN CRANSTON GUEST STARS IN ARCHER.
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: ICONIC_TM 11 January, 2012, 09:56:31 PM
Just Seen Mek-Quake Trash A House In I robot :lol:
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: ICONIC_TM 23 January, 2012, 11:06:22 AM
Movies tonight for me will be,

Deep Blue Sea 9.00 pm itv2

Predator 11.20 film4
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: Link Prime 23 January, 2012, 07:06:55 PM
I might 'Stick around' til 11.20 so...
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: ICONIC_TM 23 January, 2012, 09:41:54 PM
Bet you that shark bite`s him?  :lol:
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: The Legendary Shark 23 January, 2012, 09:48:56 PM
Depends how hungry I am.
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: Link Prime 23 January, 2012, 11:28:22 PM
You'll forgive a forum neophyte for commenting "Bwuhhh?" dear chaps?
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: bigjobs67 28 January, 2012, 11:39:50 AM
Alien after Predator.
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: Roger Godpleton 01 February, 2012, 01:31:21 PM
The CW, the network that gave US 10 fucking seasons of Smallville, 8 0r 9 or whatever fucking seasons of One Tree Hill and that Birds of Prey thing is doing a new Green Arrow show! Now Professor Byah has a new show that he can pretend to hate as he watches every single episode!


It's called Arrow.


ARROW'D
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: I, Cosh 06 February, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
Cracking episode of University Challenge tonight. It's really the only programme on telly that's worth watching.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 06 February, 2012, 09:19:34 PM
Tonight,22:00, Sky1. SPARTAFUCKINGCUS, new series  :D
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: Emperor 06 February, 2012, 09:33:39 PM
Death Valley on MTV tonight at 22:00:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley_%28TV_series%29

I saw the first one last week and it was a decent enough concept* nicely competently (considering the presumably small budget). It's from Spider One, Rob Zombie's brother (I assume they have different fathers ;) ), who I assume we'll be seeing more film and TV from in the future.

* Even if The X-Files did the COPS-style show in which police battle monsters first ;)
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: Dandontdare 06 February, 2012, 09:37:46 PM
Tonight,22:00, Sky1. SPARTAFUCKINGCUS, new series  :D

nah, I don't have Sky (refuse to give that wrinkly ozzy antichrist any money) and anyway, SPINALfuckingTAP is on ITV4!
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: Dandontdare 06 February, 2012, 10:46:33 PM
Tonight,22:00, Sky1. SPARTAFUCKINGCUS, new series  :D

nah, I don't have Sky (refuse to give that wrinkly ozzy antichrist any money) and anyway, SPINALfuckingTAP is on ITV4!
Ah bugger, Escape from NewfuckingYork's on straight after, but I need sleep!
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: Emperor 08 February, 2012, 10:03:28 PM
New series of Fringe starting now on Sky1, repeated a few times in the week I'm sure.
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: Link Prime 08 February, 2012, 10:06:49 PM
Its clashing with 10 O'clock live!
Yes, I'm an unashamed Brooker fan-boy...
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: The Legendary Shark 08 February, 2012, 10:09:41 PM
Crap, I forgot 10 O' Clock Live was on! (Busy in the Yap Shop) - I'd best go and set the recorder for C4+1!
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: Link Prime 08 February, 2012, 10:13:24 PM
Surely it's just called "10 O'Clock" when yer watchin it on +1 old son?
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: The Legendary Shark 08 February, 2012, 10:16:12 PM
Well, if you're going to get all pedantic about it...
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: Link Prime 08 February, 2012, 10:20:35 PM
Being a pedant is one of the top three traits of a forum user I've sadly discovered...
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: The Legendary Shark 08 February, 2012, 10:25:08 PM
Top two, actually.
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: Link Prime 08 February, 2012, 10:40:07 PM
Nice!  :)
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 09 February, 2012, 12:20:25 AM
The Almighty Johnsons is on this week. Got it on Sky+, along with Lost Girl and True Blood. And Being Human.
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: Hoagy 09 February, 2012, 10:30:07 AM
10 o'clock show informs in a mere sentence what a whole week and a half of Reuters couldn't 900million shortfall on a single banker forfeiting his bonus. Not one news show warned of clarified that outcome.
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: Spikes 20 February, 2012, 12:05:26 AM
On Film4 as we speak, the brilliant Vault of Horror.
The print being shown isnt the best, though. Didnt Film4 do a restoration job on this film a few years ago?
I know the Vipco DVD release is pretty crap, but ive heard the R1 release uses a decent print of the film (alas its also the cut version), shame somebody cant track down a nice cleaned-up uncut print for this film and release it in the UK.
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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 08:41:14 AM
I've got the Vipco release version. I didn't relise there were better copies to be had. Still a great film though.Think I prefer "From Beyond The Grave". How fuckin scary is Donald Pleasence in that not to mention Peter Cushing as the shop keeper with his ace Yorkshire accent. "Shouldn't of done that".
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: Spikes 20 February, 2012, 04:22:55 PM
Yep, thats another cracker, Bigjobs. Those anthology films by Amicus are the best, and always worth another watch. Shame they took so long to turn up on DVD. Think in terms of creepiness, Donald is eclipsed in this one by his real life daughter, Angela.
Those Vipco DVDs are pretty uniformaly crap, shit prints in full screen and cut to buggery, one company to avoid - if they still exist.
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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 07:45:18 PM
Yep, thats another cracker, Bigjobs. Those anthology films by Amicus are the best, and always worth another watch. Shame they took so long to turn up on DVD. Think in terms of creepiness, Donald is eclipsed in this one by his real life daughter, Angela.
Those Vipco DVDs are pretty uniformaly crap, shit prints in full screen and cut to buggery, one company to avoid - if they still exist.

Fuck yeah!!! Forgot that that was his actual daughter. Loved the one with Ian Ogilvy and that fuckin door. That is absolutely outstanding. Which is the one with Malcolm mcdowell on the Penny Farthing? The one they sort of send up in the League of Gentlemen Xmas special? Always loved the one where they're trapped in the lift together.
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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 08:56:07 PM
As a quick aside but very much in keepin with this here 'fred. Did anyone catch the awsum "Pearl 'necklace' Harbor" the other night.
 Fuck me alive and sideways!
Just the most incredible comedy ever committed to celluloid.
The're are so many comedic high lights to pull from this "classic" but the one I love the most is when Cuba Goodin Jr runs across the deck of his shot to shit battleship in his cooks outfit to then take control of a massive fuckin gun and proceeds to shoot down as many slanty eyed, yellow deviled, piloted flyin bombs as is possible to do in slo fuckin mo.

 AWSUM!!!!!
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: vzzbux 20 February, 2012, 09:48:40 PM
You will be able to see the front of my house in panorama next week when the focused lady drops off her daughter.
It was filmed last week.




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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 10:58:53 PM
You will be able to see the front of my house in panorama next week when the focused lady drops off her daughter.
It was filmed last week.

What the fuck u doin on Panarama man? That shows usually about how fucked we are as a society and how we're all geting ripped off because we don't switch energy suppliers often enough, or some bollocks.
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: Link Prime 20 February, 2012, 11:05:32 PM

What the fuck u doin on Panarama man? That shows usually about how fucked we are as a society and how we're all geting ripped off because we don't switch energy suppliers often enough, or some bollocks.

Sounds like a description of the X-Factor to me kid!

Anyway, anyone catch 'Homeland' recently? It's starting on C4 in a few mins- worth the bother?
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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 11:22:12 PM
Not sure about it. keep catchin the trailers and love Damian Lewis especially in 'Band of'.Its got a 'Manchurian Candidate' vibe radiating offav it, me thinks.
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: Link Prime 20 February, 2012, 11:30:38 PM
First 15 mins pretty good, loved yer man in Band of Brothers too.
A semi-naked Morena Baccarin sex scene has just sold it (at least this ep) to me...

Yeah, I know.
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: Professor Bear 20 February, 2012, 11:39:11 PM
Homeland is a great watch, if a bit predictable now and then - particularly the very, very end of the series where I joked that that they couldn't possibly just rip off the end of an episode of the Bruce Timm/Paul Dini Superman cartoon as the pay-off for their miniseries, but... erm, they did.  Still worth watching, though, especially if you liked 24, or the notion of looking at Morena Baccarin's tits.
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: bigjobs67 20 February, 2012, 11:41:48 PM
Awh mate. Its got Claire Danes in it. She fuckin saved Terminator 3 cause she's an ace actress (and fit as fuck.)
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: Dandontdare 24 February, 2012, 10:03:15 PM
Mark Millar's one of the panel on the Review show after Newsnight tonight.
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: Beaky Smoochies 25 February, 2012, 04:33:40 AM
Awh mate. Its got Claire Danes in it. She fuckin saved Terminator 3 cause she's an ace actress (and fit as fuck.)

Whilst Clare Danes was one of T3's high points, what really saved that film from being a total write-off was the last five minutes... genuinely touching, I shed tears everytime I watch it :'( !
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: Emperor 25 February, 2012, 03:55:17 PM
The Sorcerers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sorcerers) on BBC2 tonight at 1:45 (so technically tomorrow morning):

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007c0nc
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: vzzbux 27 February, 2012, 10:39:01 AM
The front of my house on Panorama tonight.




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: Emperor 02 March, 2012, 08:29:09 PM
Quite a few films on tonight:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_Origins:_Wolverine) - 21:00 on Film 4

Watchmen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen_(film)) - 23:05 on Film 4

Hard Candy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Candy_(film)) - 23:50 on BBC2

Brothers of the Head (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_of_the_Head) - 02:10 on Film 4
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: Emperor 02 March, 2012, 11:10:57 PM
Oh and Eden Lake starts in 5 minutes on ITV4 - well worth a watch.
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: Goaty 02 March, 2012, 11:17:49 PM
Oh and Eden Lake starts in 5 minutes on ITV4 - well worth a watch.

watch that once, never again ever, very depressed film. But they are goood acting I thought.
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: Emperor 03 March, 2012, 01:32:44 AM
Dirk Gently Monday 21:00 BBC4
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: Emperor 04 March, 2012, 06:40:25 PM
Tonight

Inglorious Bastrerds 21:00 Channel 4

The Machinist 01:00 Channel 4 (yes Taratino's film is 3 hours long - I'm going to need a kip now to guarantee I'll make it through)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose 22:00 Channel 5

Being Human 21:00 and 01:30 BBC3

Don't go and get confused about the Wicker Tree on Film4 tonight, as I did. This is not The Wicker Tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Tree), the second film in the rather loose Wicker Man trilogy (which is a bit cheeky as there is currently no third film).
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: I, Cosh 04 March, 2012, 06:59:39 PM
Inglorious Bastrerds 21:00 Channel 4
Oh for fuck's sake! I just rented that this afternoon.
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: Emperor 04 March, 2012, 07:15:16 PM
Inglorious Bastrerds 21:00 Channel 4
Oh for fuck's sake! I just rented that this afternoon.

I often find LoveFilm send me films that appear on TV or free streaming a week or so later. :(
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: Spikes 04 March, 2012, 07:59:21 PM
Don't go and get confused about the Wicker Tree on Film4 tonight, as I did. This is not The Wicker Tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Tree), the second film in the rather loose Wicker Man trilogy (which is a bit cheeky as there is currently no third film).

Eh? when did this happen? last i heard it had been called off - again.
Anyone on here seen it?

[Emp edit: I split off the relevant replies to this into a thread dedicated to The Wicker Tree:

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,35515.0.html ]
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: Emperor 10 March, 2012, 04:17:12 PM
Quite a lot of films on today:

Dawn of the Dead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead) - SyFy @ 22:00 - the original, a classic, but everyone will have watched it by now right? Right? If not, then this is your chance.

Orphan - Channel 4 @ 22:30 - well worth a watch, just don't read up on it beforehand just in case... So I didn't link to the Wikipedia page, which, if you want it, is here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_%28film%29).

Carriers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriers_%28film%29) - Film4 @ 22:50 - viral apocalypse film and the one I'll be watching, as I've seen all the others

Joy Ride (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Ride_%282001_film%29) - Film4 @00:30 - mad trucker, chase movie. Interestingly it has backwoods horror elements and this film seem to ahead of the wave of films that saw a Noughites resurgence in this sub-genre (that has died away in the late 80s and 90s), that really got going a couple of years later with Wrong Turn, House of 1,000 Corpses and the TCM remake (where there is a lot of crossover with torture porny films).

Joy Ride 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Ride_2:_Dead_Ahead) - Film4 @ 02:20

Spider (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_%28film%29) - BBC 2 @ 01:00 - not like Cronenberg's earlier films but it still has a weird undercurrent
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 14 March, 2012, 08:02:43 PM
ALIEN

Ridley Scott's classic is on E4 tonight at 10:00PM.

I have beer but only one packet of crisps Smoky bacon flavour.
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: Link Prime 14 March, 2012, 11:44:22 PM
Was tempted to watch Alien tonight, but might wait until it's closer to the Prometheus release date before a re-watch.
Damn, Im really looking forward to that movie- don't f*ck it up Scott!
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: Emperor 15 March, 2012, 04:46:12 PM
My Phone Sex Secrets was on Channel 4 this week and I watched because nothing else was on - it is worth catching on 4OD if you didn't see it (especially if you thought Kate Winslet's phone sex advice in Extras was funny):

www.channel4.com/programmes/my-phone-sex-secrets/4od
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: Mudcrab 15 March, 2012, 08:34:46 PM
New series of Eastbound and Down starts tonight on FX. Yeah, Kenny fuckin' Powers!  :D
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: Link Prime 15 March, 2012, 08:49:41 PM
Cheers Mudcrab, totally forgot about that. Love Eastbound...
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: Tiplodocus 15 March, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
ARCHER started again on 5* last night. Sorry that's late but you may be able to catch it on Demand5.

It always makes me laugh and looks like it was drawn by Simon Penter.
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: vzzbux 15 March, 2012, 10:08:45 PM
Kill Arman on Extreme Sports. The guy is fucking nuts.




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: Roger Godpleton 15 March, 2012, 10:11:51 PM
Archer's Cranstravaganza starts tonight! It's IN SPACE.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 16 March, 2012, 08:02:06 PM

MAD MAX 2 Tonight at 10:35 PM on ITV1.

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: The Legendary Shark 17 March, 2012, 09:14:20 PM
The Driller Killer, which I'm ashamed to say I've never seen, is on The Horror Channel (Sky 319) tonight at 22:55.
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: Professor Bear 21 March, 2012, 03:28:35 PM
I have given up on UK tv entirely and taken our aerial down, so now get all my watching done via torrents, box sets, and the occasional download from Itunes/PSN, so I was surprised to see on the gym telly last night that the UK is seeing episodes of CSI made within the last decade.  I don't really follow online discussion of that show, so when Ted Danson showed up last year as Larry Fishburne's replacement I laughed for at least a full minute, but he is actually okay in it and plays not as hatefully sanctimonious a character as one might expect from a CSI show.  I can't recall if it airs on Fiver or Five USA, but it might be worth checking out for the novelty value.

A lot of Aussie telly seems to be showing up on "the other channel" of late, so some on the board might want to check out Outland, a sitcom about gay sci-fi fans, or Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, a light hearted series of period whodunnits set in 1920s Melbourne.
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: Emperor 21 March, 2012, 05:55:45 PM
Firek Avatar is on Channel 4 on Sunday @ 17:50.

I have given up on UK tv entirely and taken our aerial down, so now get all my watching done via torrents, box sets, and the occasional download from Itunes/PSN, so I was surprised to see on the gym telly last night that the UK is seeing episodes of CSI made within the last decade.  I don't really follow online discussion of that show, so when Ted Danson showed up last year as Larry Fishburne's replacement I laughed for at least a full minute, but he is actually okay in it and plays not as hatefully sanctimonious a character as one might expect from a CSI show.  I can't recall if it airs on Fiver or Five USA, but it might be worth checking out for the novelty value.

We are 2 episodes in with Danson and I am surprised I'm not hating it, then again he did a decent job on Becker (and in Cheers), so I shouldn't be too surprised.

My main problem is a broader one - the cases are getting insanely convoluted. This weeks had 3 or 4 people owning up to the murders and the first one of the new series had a complicated series of bizarre events happening, including one of the bullets making a run for it in an octopus a woman had been carrying in her bag. Back in the day you could tell they were plucking ideas out of forensics journals and headlines (or in Jerry Stahl's episodes unusual human behaviour), but now they seem to want to set up incredibly complicated scenarios for the cast to figure out but the audience can hardly play along (I'm more familiar with tentacle porn than the average CSI viewer but not even I saw that angle coming, no pun intended).
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: Hoagy 21 March, 2012, 08:10:08 PM
He was okay in Damages too.
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: Hoagy 21 March, 2012, 10:04:47 PM
Addendum.

http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/893513-richard-bacon-to-explore-online-trolling-in-the-anti-social-network

An Apology.

I just watched this, because, I wasn't quite sure where the line was drawn on trolling. To be sure, on posting under the mistaken influence that I was being coquettish, a bit of a lovable rogue, or just finding it funny when I'm drunk, I truly apologise and will work on becoming a better boarder here.And that applies on being wary in the future of anything I respond to, everywhere else on the net.

As someone who didn't start out very net savvie I have to excuse myself a bit for falling into some mental traps on here and elsewhere, although I can say I'm evolving and am seeing the warning signs ahead of time thanks with each scrape I have.



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: Professor Bear 22 March, 2012, 02:19:17 PM
It's an interesting subject and one ripe for examination, but Bacon was the wrong man for the job, making it too much about himself.  For some reason he also kept calling it "trulling" even when surrounded by dozens of people calling it "trolling" - too much toot has damaged the dude's brain, I fear.
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: Hoagy 22 March, 2012, 07:48:16 PM
Ahm. Possibly the wrong man but I liked how I could be indifferent to him if i needed to be. And therefore a good typical example of someone representative of a victim of trolling.
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: TordelBack 22 March, 2012, 08:35:02 PM
Krombasher/George, you've never been a troll on here, you're a gem of a poster.  Never less than amusing, thought-provoking and arcanely eloquent, for grud's sake don't go changing your style!
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: Hoagy 22 March, 2012, 10:11:15 PM
 It's just for the record, no less meant by it being for the record, it had to be done. I've got a cold at the moment so I have brain fluid leaking everywhere. Thankyou for your comment Tordle. You're chivalrous even when you're quite miffed.

The program opened up some issues that we all must have come cropper to at some point at posting on the web. Always one for not being sucked in by the mob, no matter how uneconomically viable that made me, one has to not go to the other end of the spectrum of the bitter outsider, also portrayed in the program. Remember those games that use that balance spectrometer to pick a lock/ walk your avatar over a tightrope/ things like that? That's the official balance this boarder tries to strike in any social gathering or community. Sometimes though your resolve can weaken and it happens, that comment goes live. On your own sites you can delete them. On these boards you really have to think before you post.



 Harumph anyway, anybody catch that Budget/10 o'clock Live last night? What about them taxes eh?
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: Emperor 23 March, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
For those planning on catching it on iPlayer  - "Reverse Missionaries" isn't about the mythical, todger-bending combination of the reverse cowgirl and the missionary position. Not yet anyway.
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: Link Prime 23 March, 2012, 09:37:34 PM
Walking dead season 2 finale; T-Minus 20 minutes!
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: Roger Godpleton 25 March, 2012, 09:12:24 PM
Mad Men is BACK, bitches.
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: Mister Pops 25 March, 2012, 09:34:08 PM
Has anyone ever seen that Discovery show, Fight Quest? It's basically a bunch of Americans travelling around South-East Asia, getting various shades of shit knocked out of them. It's a bit like that Last Man Standing show that was on the BBC a wee while back. Great entertainment
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: judgefloyd 26 March, 2012, 09:08:12 AM
the very last episode of 'The Straits' featuring Brian Cox as a crime family patriarch in Far North Queensland is on this thursday.  It's good stuff - a bit King Learish (he's going to retire, tells his sons they have to prove themselves, it doesn't go well) - I'm in suspense about who'll take over.  Those of you who like naked ladies would appreciate the evil evangelical Christian bogchick who gets her clothes off fairly often (and evilly)
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: Link Prime 28 March, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
Mad Men is BACK, bitches.
Missed the season 5 premiere...brilliant I assume???
Hope to he'll RTE or BBC 4 air it soon...
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: Emperor 07 April, 2012, 05:03:49 PM
Tonight:

Kaboom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom_(film)) - Film4 @ 22:50
Repo Chick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo_Chick) - BBC2 @ 00:30
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Gentlemen%27s_Apocalypse) - Film4 @ 02:00

All the times work out so you can watch them all, if you want to.
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: JOE SOAP 07 April, 2012, 05:13:27 PM
Repo-Chick, should I bother? Love the original.
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: Emperor 07 April, 2012, 05:23:43 PM
Repo-Chick, should I bother? Love the original.

It depends, I've not seen it despite also being a fan of Repo Man, and I wasn't rushing to watch it as reviews weren't that great. However, it is on and so I might as well give it a spin. I suspect I'll get a hankering to watch the original afterwards no matter what happens, so that can't be a bad thing.
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: judgefloyd 15 April, 2012, 12:19:51 PM
Finally finished the Straits this mawnin - excellent stuff.  Like Underbelly with pacific Islanders and Brian Cox.  Probably (I haven't actually seen Underbelly - anyway, it's good)
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: Spikes 15 April, 2012, 01:39:38 PM
If like me your partial to a bit of 70's nostalgia - then starting 9pm tomorrow on BBC2 is a four part series about that very decade. Wonder if itll be owt more than the usual cliches though.....
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: Emperor 20 April, 2012, 04:17:30 PM
21:00-1.15 - Ip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_(film)) and Ip Man 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_2) on Film4. Donnie Yen's kung-fu is fierce (he is one of the best in the game) and the film gives him the vehicle to demonstrate just what he can do (thanks to Sammo Hung's martial arts choreography and he appears in the second film too) while still having a solid story behind it (even if it does rather take liberties with facts of Yip Man's life). Highly recommended.
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: Mister Pops 20 April, 2012, 07:03:14 PM
21:00-1.15 - Ip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_(film)) and Ip Man 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_2) on Film4. Donnie Yen's kung-fu is fierce (he is one of the best in the game) and the film gives him the vehicle to demonstrate just what he can do (thanks to Sammo Hung's martial arts choreography and he appears in the second film too) while still having a solid story behind it (even if it does rather take liberties with facts of Yip Man's life). Highly recommended.

I second this. Highly entertaining
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: I, Cosh 25 April, 2012, 12:17:48 AM
21:00-1.15 - Ip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_(film)) and Ip Man 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_2) on Film4. Donnie Yen's kung-fu is fierce (he is one of the best in the game) and the film gives him the vehicle to demonstrate just what he can do (thanks to Sammo Hung's martial arts choreography and he appears in the second film too) while still having a solid story behind it (even if it does rather take liberties with facts of Yip Man's life). Highly recommended.
Now. While I like Ip Man, would recommend everyone watch it and agree that Donnie Yen is awesome, I would also say that this one is completely unrepresentative of his oeuvre. At least from a fighting perspective. He basically learnt a totally different style which he only ever uses again in the sequel.

Impressive in itself, of course, but ,personally, I can't see past Flashpoint.
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: Emperor 25 April, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
21:00-1.15 - Ip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_(film)) and Ip Man 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_2) on Film4. Donnie Yen's kung-fu is fierce (he is one of the best in the game) and the film gives him the vehicle to demonstrate just what he can do (thanks to Sammo Hung's martial arts choreography and he appears in the second film too) while still having a solid story behind it (even if it does rather take liberties with facts of Yip Man's life). Highly recommended.
Now. While I like Ip Man, would recommend everyone watch it and agree that Donnie Yen is awesome, I would also say that this one is completely unrepresentative of his oeuvre. At least from a fighting perspective. He basically learnt a totally different style which he only ever uses again in the sequel.

Good point, I suppose I was just coming off the back of seeing An Empress and the Warriors that really doesn't allow him to show what he is capable off. There are better vehicles for him (the alley fight scene in SPL, as well as Flash Point, and many others which show off his broad range of styles), but it is always a pleasure when a film sets him loose rather than ties him up in nonsense, and yes Wing Chun is used better demonstrated in other films like Prodigal Son (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prodigal_Son_(film)) (thanks to Lam Ching Ying's silky skills) but it does seem to have raised the profile of the martial art, so it isn't all bad ;)
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: Spikes 07 May, 2012, 02:09:58 PM
On ITV1 10.15 tonight - "Britain Beware", a hour long Doc hosted by Ade Edmondson, about those Public Safety films produced by the Central Office of Information, which only closed down last month(!)

(http://i.imgur.com/SW2CX.jpg)
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: Frank 17 May, 2012, 08:48:33 PM
At nine tonight, it's a straight choice between having Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Robert Peston (my arsehole contracts at the sound of his voice), explain to you how the Eurocrash means we're all truly fucked on BBC2; or wallowing in nostalgia on BBC Four, with a retrospective on the BBC's soon-to-be-abandoned TV Centre in swinging London's White City:

PESTON-ILENCE (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hy4xr)

SWAP SHOP OUTSIDE BROADCAST MEMORIES (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h266w)
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: Frank 22 May, 2012, 08:09:46 PM
Embarrassing Bodies Live, on C4 right now. A doctor is peering concernedly at a monitor while someone bends over to thrust their disgusting medical condition into the screen.

Doctor Duncan's Video Symptoms Show from the feature length Max Headroom UK TV pilot, anyone?
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: Hoagy 22 May, 2012, 08:42:29 PM
Hart to Hart Box set on BT Vision.
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: vzzbux 23 May, 2012, 10:28:20 PM
The missus has just told me she has never seen Blazing Saddles.
V+'ed it for tomorrow.





V
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: Mardroid 26 May, 2012, 10:54:42 PM
I missed episode 2 of The Walking Dead, so I was hoping to catch the repeat on 5* or 5*+1.

Trouble is... that channel is playing up. I reset the Virgin box hoping that would rectifiy things. Now it's even worse. It was just jumping a little bit earlier, now I'm treated to lots of still frames and a sound track out of synch and strange clicking/squeaking sounds.

The other channels are fine.

Anyway, I'm about do the reset thing again, hoping the second time's the charm. It's a shame they didn't repeat it on the main Channel 5 channel.
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: Mardroid 26 May, 2012, 11:14:50 PM
Sigh. It didn't work.

Never mind, I found it online here (http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-walking-dead/episodes/bloodletting).
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: HdE 11 June, 2012, 03:18:26 AM

(http://i.imgur.com/SW2CX.jpg)

I want this image to be an out-take from the start of Prometheus.  :lol:
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: Frank 22 June, 2012, 10:02:46 PM
In two minutes time, tax-dodging wank Jimmy Carr gets the pish ripped out of him on C4's 8 out of 10 Cats.
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: Emperor 07 July, 2012, 08:25:45 PM
Nazis at the Center of the Earth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2130142/)
Tuesday SyFy @ 22:00

This is The Asylum's Iron Sky mockbuster but it sounds better than their usual output (although that isn't saying much):

About 56 minutes in, that’s when Nazis at the Center of the Earth goose steps over the goal line and spikes the football.

Up until that mark this had been one of the darkest and most gruesome movies The Asylum had ever produced. As far-fetched as the premise of Antarctic researchers being abducted by decaying Nazi soldiers living in a pristine valley deep within the earth, much of what occurs during the first 55 minutes teeters closely to the territory often described as torture porn. The set-up may be silly, but what happens to some of these researchers is quite grisly and disturbing: flesh peeling, gory human experimentation, Nazi zombie shower rape, and even a forced abortion. This is not your typical Asylum film...

...At least until we hit the 56-minute mark when everything goes positively nutzoid. Non-stop lunacy for the last half-hour once that fateful minute reveals the movie’s biggest and most splendidly ludicrous surprise.

www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/nazis-center-earth-2012
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: Roger Godpleton 07 July, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
Mesrine: Killer Instinct is on BBC 4 right now. VINNY CASSELL REPRESENT.
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: Frank 07 July, 2012, 09:36:53 PM
Mesrine: Killer Instinct is on BBC 4 right now. VINNY CASSELL REPRESENT.

Cheers, Roger.
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: Emperor 07 July, 2012, 11:49:48 PM
Mesrine: Killer Instinct is on BBC 4 right now. VINNY CASSELL'S WANG REPRESENT.

FTFY
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: Roger Godpleton 07 July, 2012, 11:50:26 PM
Boogie Nights is on ITV4 right now.
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: Mister Pops 07 July, 2012, 11:54:25 PM
Boogie Nights is on ITV4 right now.

BEWBS
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: Emperor 08 July, 2012, 12:01:06 AM
Mark Wahlberg's wang is on ITV4 right now.

FTFY
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: Link Prime 08 July, 2012, 12:43:43 PM
Mark Wahlberg's wang is on ITV4 right now.

FTFY

Lord help us when 'Shame' is broadcast on terrestrial TV...
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: Roger Godpleton 08 July, 2012, 07:16:16 PM
Coraline is on Film4 right now.
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: Frank 08 July, 2012, 07:29:36 PM
Coraline is on Film4 right now.

Yeah, but Heath Ledger's singing Can't take My Eyes Off You on E4+1
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: Roger Godpleton 08 July, 2012, 07:33:23 PM
AH WUSH AH KNYEW HOWDA QUIT CHU...




... DRUGS.
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: Frank 08 July, 2012, 07:36:31 PM
AH WUSH AH KNYEW HOWDA QUIT CHU ... DRUGS.

When Mary-Kate Olsen's scoring your gear, what do you expect? Julia Styles just flashed her tiny boobs too.
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: Link Prime 08 July, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
AH WUSH AH KNYEW HOWDA QUIT CHU...




... DRUGS.

Just a hillbilly c*nt hair away from 'Too soon'
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: Frank 09 July, 2012, 09:03:20 PM
BBC2 right now- how the British pulled off the biggest feat of misdirection and illusion to ensure the success of the D-Day landings.
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: Roger Godpleton 14 July, 2012, 12:00:29 AM
IRISH RAPPERS REVEALED IS ON BBC 3.
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: Link Prime 14 July, 2012, 12:05:02 AM
IRISH RAPPERS REVEALED IS ON BBC 3.

Geh a feckin loife Godpleton!
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: Roger Godpleton 14 July, 2012, 12:10:59 AM
"It's Thursday morning and Rezner is collecting his dole."
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: john_s 17 July, 2012, 09:09:08 PM
"Breaking Bad"!

What the hell was all *that* about with Walt at the beginning?  It's birthday week for me and I got pissed, so need to watch it again...
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: Frank 25 July, 2012, 10:01:10 PM
Christopher Nolan feels Mark Kermode's tongue probing ever higher up his arse on The Culture Show (BBC2) right now.
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: JOE SOAP 25 July, 2012, 10:10:57 PM
Ursus americanus kermodei

(http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/C3/C3FCC97F-3228-49C9-B249-2CD855FD627D/Presentation.Large/Kermode-bear-feeding-on-fruits-of-Pacific-crab-apple-tree.jpg)



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: Frank 03 August, 2012, 09:05:50 PM
Tonight, BBC4, 10pm, Iron Maiden: behind the beast. Documentary following the band on tour, followed by En Vivo, a concert in Chile. Repeated at 02:10 am.
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: Hoagy 23 August, 2012, 05:36:56 PM
New Town Killers. Has a definite 2000ad thriller stylee to it's description.

BBC1- 11:20>12:55am
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 August, 2012, 05:51:03 PM
I'm recording that!
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: Hoagy 23 August, 2012, 05:53:08 PM
Yup :) Me too.
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: Mardroid 25 August, 2012, 08:41:58 AM
Red Dwarf Trailer, on Watch 2.25pm today.

Incidentally, there's also a new clip here (http://uktv.co.uk/dave/blogpost/aid/653457). I wanted to post it on the Red Dwarf thread, but that seems to have vanished and I'd rather not make a new one. (I did use search but that seems to bring up a lot of other stuff, and I can't be bothered going through them all.)
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: Greg M. 25 August, 2012, 10:56:05 AM
Incidentally, there's also a new clip here (http://uktv.co.uk/dave/blogpost/aid/653457). I wanted to post it on the Red Dwarf thread, but that seems to have vanished and I'd rather not make a new one. (I did use search but that seems to bring up a lot of other stuff, and I can't be bothered going through them all.)

The idea in that clip could be a fun concept, once they start pushing it to its limit. Oh, and the Red Dwarf thread is still here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,36490.0.html (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,36490.0.html)
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: SmallBlueThing 25 August, 2012, 11:17:03 AM
JUST AROUND THE CORNER- new sitcom by andy hamilton (bow when you say his name, creeps, for britain has no better comedy writer) and guy jenkin, who together wrote 'drop the dead donkey'.

Set in near-future britain, after climate change has buggered things up, it features james bolam and that bloke from 'four weddings' whose name escapes me at present (james someone), the pilot was on ch4 the other night and was fantastic, with superb gaggage and characterisation that left me wanting to watch again and see the whole series.

Its bound to come round again on one of the ch4 channels so catch it- or on 4od. Best sitcom pilot ive seen in years, possibly since 'mighty boosh'.

SBT
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: Greg M. 25 August, 2012, 11:57:56 AM
I liked the line about Bono, and Sanjeev Bhaskar as the neighbour.
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: Mardroid 25 August, 2012, 02:51:21 PM
Incidentally, there's also a new clip here (http://uktv.co.uk/dave/blogpost/aid/653457). I wanted to post it on the Red Dwarf thread, but that seems to have vanished and I'd rather not make a new one. (I did use search but that seems to bring up a lot of other stuff, and I can't be bothered going through them all.)

The idea in that clip could be a fun concept, once they start pushing it to its limit. Oh, and the Red Dwarf thread is still here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,36490.0.html (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,36490.0.html)

Thanks. Yeah I enjoyed that clip. And I only just remembered that trailer... Oops.
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: Mister Pops 17 September, 2012, 12:14:09 AM
Just spent a lovely, hungover Sunday watching all of series V of Red Dwarf, shown back to back on Dave. For me, the best series overall.
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: I, Cosh 23 September, 2012, 08:12:07 PM
Judge Dredd. Channel 5. Right now.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 23 September, 2012, 08:57:01 PM
New True Blood - I missed it, but its repeated throughout the week. Much greatness although I commented to the wife that it would be impossible to follow if you haven't seen the last four series.
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: Frank 24 September, 2012, 10:27:38 PM
Never Mind The Buzzcocks just had the guy who was the baby on the cover of Nevermind on the line-up round. God, I feel old.
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: JOE SOAP 24 September, 2012, 10:30:14 PM
You're his da.
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: Mardroid 30 September, 2012, 03:08:13 PM
Red Dwarf X. This Thursday. The second of the three events I've most looked forward to this year is almost upon us. (No prizes for guessing what the first was.)
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: Frank 07 October, 2012, 08:45:22 PM

Arena: The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, BBC2 last night, but available on iplayer. In conclusion: DRUGS (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nd5qd/Arena_The_Beatles_Magical_Mystery_Tour_Magical_Mystery_Tour_Revisited/).

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: Frank 14 October, 2012, 09:27:00 PM
Laurence Rees and Ian Kershaw's classic documentary series, The Nazis: a warning from history started a repeat on BBC2 last week. This week's episode is the best in the entire series, Chaos and Consent, which demolishes the myth of the DAP as tireless and ruthlessly efficient idealogues. It shows how Hitler was an indolent and vague figure, who relied on a small coterie of acolytes to interpret his paranoid, contradictory ramblings and turn them into policy and action.

Most brilliantly and chillingly of all, it uses documentary evidence and interviews with the guilty parties to illustrate how the Nazis ruled not through physical force, but by exploiting the small mindedness, insecurities and petty grievances of the German people to turn them against and inform on each other (around the 26 minute mark). If you've only ever watched History Channel pish that fuels the perverse cult of personality around Hitler, you owe it to yourself to watch at least this episode.

CHAOS AND CONSENT (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074knp/Nazis_A_Warning_from_History_Chaos_and_Consent/)
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: Spikes 14 October, 2012, 11:01:24 PM
It is indeed a brilliant series, and its one ive watched many times. And for those that havent seen it, the reasons you give are spot-on.
As an companion piece to the series, its also worth tracking down and reading Ian Kershaw's two excellent books; 
Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris, and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis.
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: Frank 15 October, 2012, 08:54:20 PM
It is indeed a brilliant series, and its one ive watched many times. And for those that havent seen it, the reasons you give are spot-on. As an companion piece to the series, its also worth tracking down and reading Ian Kershaw's two excellent books;  Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris, and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis.

Cheers, Jack; to the library!
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: Spikes 21 October, 2012, 06:43:04 PM
Voyager: to the final frontier on BBC4 9.00pm this Wednesday. But rather frustratingly, on BBC1 at the same time, is the return of (shouldnt he be a Sir, by now?) Michael Palin. Thank Grud for the i-player.
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: Frank 22 October, 2012, 09:36:13 PM
Is everyone watching Dr Alice Roberts anthropologising on BBC2? She's half Lara Croft/half Richard Dawkins, and she's on every night this week.
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: Richmond Clements 22 October, 2012, 11:10:27 PM
Is everyone watching Dr Alice Roberts anthropologising on BBC2? She's half Lara Croft/half Richard Dawkins, and she's on every night this week.

Ohhhh yes...
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: TordelBack 23 October, 2012, 10:17:39 AM
Is everyone watching Dr Alice Roberts anthropologising on BBC2? She's half Lara Croft/half Richard Dawkins, and she's on every night this week.

My bizarre dislike for Alice Roberts (she is in every way my ideal of womanhood, so I don't understand it myself...) didn't get in the way of my thoroughly enjoying that first programme, Ice Age wang and all.  I was a bit shocked by the absence of a single archaeologist in the studio, but it's good to see Alice strutting her medical stuff and being genuinely knowledgeable, rather than the faux-surprised wide-eyed-ignorance thing she often does on her archaeological rambles.  The live format is sometimes a bit frustrating, but it definitely adds energy. 

How nobody corpsed while they puzzled out what repetitive activity could possibly lead to arm muscle asymmetry in males is beyond me.

Looking forward to Homo Erectus tonight.*


*As the wife is wont to say.**


**In my dreams.
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: Frank 23 October, 2012, 09:00:02 PM
Arf! Dr Roberts returns to BBC2 in one minute.
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: Link Prime 26 October, 2012, 08:46:41 PM
Derren Brown: Apocalypse looks like good fun in a few mins...
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: COMMANDO FORCES 26 October, 2012, 08:48:10 PM
You can't beat a bit of TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL :lol:
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: Frank 26 October, 2012, 09:15:17 PM
Derren Brown: Apocalypse looks like good fun in a few mins...

The first time he did one of these, when he convinced the guy he was inside a zombie arcade game, I thought it was great but really out of character with his other material. He seems to be developing the sadistic side of what he does and presenting it as a cathartic opportunity for personal growth. Entertaining, though.
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: Goaty 26 October, 2012, 09:16:30 PM
Well glad I am Deaf, so can't be hypnosis!  :lol:
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: Dandontdare 26 October, 2012, 09:19:27 PM
Conrad Black on HIGNFY trumps that. The brassest of necks.
: Re: On telly this week
: COMMANDO FORCES 26 October, 2012, 09:19:59 PM
That zombie one was brilliant. Just imagine if the bloke went all Rambo and kicked the shit out of everyone  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: Frank 26 October, 2012, 09:47:48 PM
It would be like your Colin MacNeil commission page. The last fifteen minutes of Derren Broon were fucking intense, eh? Under similar circumstances, I feel I would have shat myself.
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: Dandontdare 26 October, 2012, 10:04:09 PM
watched the last half hour - they must have chosen a particularly gullible subject, cos the acting from the girl and the paramedic was awful.
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: Link Prime 26 October, 2012, 10:12:27 PM
Little girls acting could have been better alright, but an enjoyable hour of TV nonetheless.
Looking forward to next Fri.
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 26 October, 2012, 10:27:38 PM
watched the last half hour - they must have chosen a particularly gullible subject, cos the acting from the girl and the paramedic was awful.

I prefer his explanations of how he sets up his pranks to the execution of things like this. In the first series, Brown wanted to see if he could influence the creative process of two ad men who were going to pitch him an idea for a pet taxidermy business. The way he controlled their environment: diverting their cab past London Zoo to fix the image of the (pearly) gates in their collective unconscious, stenciling wing motifs on walls of buildings, having heaven-themed muzak in the elevator - dozens of imperceptible primers, all just to make sure they produced the logo he had predicted.

It was truly incredible and very thought provoking. I wonder what he could do by stage managing Dave and George's journey into work each morning?
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: Steve Green 27 October, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
They glossed over a couple of things there in the Derren Brown thing.

Would the phone hack thing have worked over 3G as well as wi-fi? Did they do anything with the people at work? Wonder if they accounted for find my phone functionality?

Hard to believe that the scottish ambulance driver would have called the infected sons-of-bitches rather than c**ts, or there wouldn't have been more swearing in general from the main guy.
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 27 October, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
Here's one for Small Blue Thing - "Horror Europa" with Mark Gatiss, Tue 9pm BBC4 - a follow up to his history of horror, this time focussing on euro-gore, including an interview with Dario Argento
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: Link Prime 27 October, 2012, 08:14:39 PM
Here's one for Small Blue Thing - "Horror Europa" with Mark Gatiss, Tue 9pm BBC4 - a follow up to his history of horror, this time focussing on euro-gore, including an interview with Dario Argento

One for the reminder button.
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: Link Prime 30 October, 2012, 11:07:41 PM
How good was Ep 1 of 'American Horror Story: Asylum'????
My skepticism about making this an anthology-by-season show was completely unfounded.
Acting, script & production values far surpassing most Hollywood horror fare- a few months of good TV ahead methinks.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 30 October, 2012, 11:41:05 PM
Here's one for Small Blue Thing - "Horror Europa" with Mark Gatiss, Tue 9pm BBC4 - a follow up to his history of horror, this time focussing on euro-gore, including an interview with Dario Argento

Really enjoyed this, very interesting and some great interviews too. Definitely going to try and track down his history of horror.
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: Frank 01 November, 2012, 09:54:49 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson might be The Master, but he was an apprentice once. His sophomore work, Hard Eight, with great performances from PTA regulars like Philip Baker Hall, John C Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman is on Film Four at 10pm.
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: Spikes 02 November, 2012, 06:04:33 PM
The Man Who Fell to Earth (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nts6t)
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: TordelBack 06 November, 2012, 10:00:59 PM
Blimey, a double bill of Masterchef: The Professionals and Dara O'Brian's Science Club (terrible name, but surprisingly diverting) on BBC2.  That's more telly than I've watched in years, and coming after the superb Alice Roberts trilogy last week I believe I am favourably disposed to the medium again.
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: Richmond Clements 06 November, 2012, 10:08:07 PM
Blimey, a double bill of Masterchef: The Professionals and Dara O'Brian's Science Club (terrible name, but surprisingly diverting) on BBC2.  That's more telly than I've watched in years, and coming after the superb Alice Roberts trilogy last week I believe I am favourably disposed to the medium again.

And then Soundgarden on Jools Holland. It as fairly cheered me up after a day with the black dog!
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: TordelBack 06 November, 2012, 10:16:25 PM
It as fairly cheered me up after a day with the black dog!

You really should look into a dog-walking service.   ;)
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: Richmond Clements 06 November, 2012, 10:20:22 PM
It as fairly cheered me up after a day with the black dog!

You really should look into a dog-walking service.   ;)

So many jokes, so little time..!
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: Mister Pops 16 November, 2012, 09:28:22 PM
Attenborough is on BBC2 talking about making Nature Documentaries.
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: Frank 16 November, 2012, 09:30:59 PM
Derren Brown's going to make you believe in the existence of God after the adverts on C4.
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: Frank 17 November, 2012, 07:44:45 PM
Two part Rolling Stones documentary starts on BBC2 at 22:15, and Uncle Boonmee ... is on C4 shortly afterwards. Boonmee's got at least three scenes (mostly involving the ghost monkey) you don't want not to see, but the longeurs in-between those and the fish sex sequence mean it's one for the DTV recorder and the fast forward button.
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: I, Cosh 17 November, 2012, 11:02:54 PM
Uncle Boonmee ... is on C4 shortly afterwards. Boonmee's got at least three scenes (mostly involving the ghost monkey) you don't want not to see, but the longeurs in-between those and the fish sex sequence mean it's one for the DTV recorder and the fast forward button.
Nice one. I'd completely forgotten about this so will need to record it. Replace "fish sex" with "staring out a tiger" and you have a pretty good summary of Tropical Malady which my girlfriend fell asleep during.
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: Spikes 19 November, 2012, 10:31:50 PM
The dark charisma of Adolf Hitler has just finished on BBC2, so if you missed it check it out on the i-player. After a slow-ish start last week, things really grab in this weeks episode. Concluding part next week.
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: I, Cosh 19 November, 2012, 11:02:31 PM
Mildly amusingly, Virgin's caption team have managed to confuse Michael Haneke's grim Euro-drama Hidden with Kyle MacLachlan's fun alien dog-kissing extravaganza The Hidden.
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: Mister Pops 23 November, 2012, 09:23:55 PM
Attenborough is on BBC2 again
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: Richmond Clements 23 November, 2012, 09:30:12 PM
Attenborough is on BBC2 again

You eve read his autobiography? It's bloody great.
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: Mister Pops 24 November, 2012, 12:11:42 AM
Can't say I have. I'll have to add it to the list
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: JOE SOAP 30 November, 2012, 07:47:16 PM



Here's Johnny


Double Grierson Award-winning documentary exploring the singular imagination of Judge Dredd artist Johnny Hicklenton and his battle against multiple sclerosis


Fri 30 Nov at 10pm , Sky Arts 2 HD
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: Spikes 01 December, 2012, 12:53:44 PM
Last nights BBC4's Beach Boys fest. And all still available on the i-player.
Enjoyed the doc on the only cool Beach Boy - Dennis Wilson. But blimey, he led a rum life at times.
Married, and got pregnant Mike Love's (his cousin and fellow band member, no less!) daughter, and hooked up with good ol' Charley Manson for a while. Crazy times, the 60's.
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: Spikes 02 December, 2012, 01:06:24 PM
Alien Investigations on Ch4 tonight at 8.00pm
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: Link Prime 02 December, 2012, 03:16:37 PM
Alien Investigations on Ch4 tonight at 8.00pm

Saw the ad for that- it'll probably be as substantial as a damp sherbet dip, but I'll watch it anyway!
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: Richmond Clements 02 December, 2012, 04:26:50 PM
Last nights BBC4's Beach Boys fest. And all still available on the i-player.
Enjoyed the doc on the only cool Beach Boy - Dennis Wilson. But blimey, he led a rum life at times.
Married, and got pregnant Mike Love's (his cousin and fellow band member, no less!) daughter, and hooked up with good ol' Charley Manson for a while. Crazy times, the 60's.
Awesome stuff, wasn't it? This sort of thing is why the BBC is great.
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: Spikes 02 December, 2012, 05:13:06 PM
Aye. BBC4 is pretty much the first port of call for me now, telly-wise (though BBC2 is still hanging in there!).
Is there two consistantly better channel's than these? I doubt it.
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: SmallBlueThing 02 December, 2012, 05:25:24 PM
But equally, is there a worse channel than BBCTHREE? I used to find it tolerable up to a point, but now- like E4, MORE4 and all those fuck-awful things at the middle and arse-end of the EPG i just wish it didnt exist, and like a disgruntled Daily Mail reader actually object to a weeny bit of my license fee being spent on it. I remember exactly when it went tits-up too; two episodes into The Mighty Boosh series three, when a series I'd previously loved to the point of tears, suddenly in an instant became unwatchable.

"My" BBC is the news channel and RADIO 4Xtra- and for those i'm happy to pay whatever the fee is now.
SBT
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: Frank 02 December, 2012, 06:08:11 PM
But equally, is there a worse channel than BBCTHREE? ... "My" BBC is the news channel and RADIO 4Xtra- and for those i'm happy to pay whatever the fee is now.

That's the point, isn't it? Everyone's got a few aspects of the BBC they value and other bits that seem like a waste of time and money - and they're all different. My viewing and listening habits are similar to those described above (plus the music stations); the entire daytime TV schedule seem like a squandering of scarce resources to me ... and yet my Mum records Homes Under the Hammer in case she misses an episode.
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: Spikes 02 December, 2012, 06:34:02 PM
Cant remember the last time i watched owt on BBC3, it might as well not be there, for me.

the entire daytime TV schedule seem like a squandering of scarce resources to me ... and yet my Mum records Homes Under the Hammer in case she misses an episode.

Ah, when your full of cold and off work, there's nowt better than to lazy around and watch all that gubbins.
Its kinda comforting,  ;)
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: Frank 02 December, 2012, 11:07:00 PM
I was almost asleep five minutes ago, so I may have misheard this. Radio Four's prosaically named Film Programme claims that it will feature "graphic novelist" Anal Moore discussing Northampton's influence on Film Noir (!?). It's on right now, or you can listen to it again on iplayer from Monday.
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: Noisybast 03 December, 2012, 12:43:24 AM
Anal Moore? Bwa-ha-haaa! :D
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: Spikes 03 December, 2012, 04:38:20 PM
Predators on Saturday Ch4.
First showing on terrestrial TV?
Caught this at the pictures, and dint think it was much cop then, but ill give it a re-watch.
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: Goaty 03 December, 2012, 04:41:29 PM
That's awesome! I love Predators! So will plus it to rewatch it lots...
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: Goaty 03 December, 2012, 10:25:13 PM
Oh fuck! If you watch The Fear on C4, it's got Godfather's famous scene horse in the bed a sick twist!!
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: Spikes 09 December, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
Predators on Saturday Ch4.

Dang! Completely forgot about this.  :(

But tonight a couple of goodies on show.
Rome's Lost Empire BBC1 8.40 and How the Bismark sank HMS Hood Ch4 8.00
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: Spikes 21 December, 2012, 07:03:40 PM
BBC4 has a bit of a Slade night going on from 9PM tonight.

Kicking off with an hour long doc, followed by Slade at the BBC then a rare-ish showing of their 1975 movie Slade in Flame, which ive not seen for absolutely ages. One to record.
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: Goaty 29 December, 2012, 10:46:57 PM
EVIL DEAD 2!! on FilmFour now...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/Evil_Dead_II_poster.jpg/220px-Evil_Dead_II_poster.jpg)
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: Spikes 01 January, 2013, 06:30:43 PM
Stiff upper lip at the ready as on BBC4 tonight at 9pm, a hour long doc Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory, followed by a showing of The Wooden Horse.
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: Goaty 04 January, 2013, 09:20:26 AM
Not post it cos I work at *cough* ITV  :-\

If you were fan of old Children's programmes of 80s and 90s on ITV many years ago... so lots of repeats on CITV tomorrow and Sunday to celebrating CITV 30th!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/jan/03/best-citv-old-skool-weekend (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/jan/03/best-citv-old-skool-weekend)

Saturday listing;
http://tvlistings.guardian.co.uk/text-only/default.aspx?tvgDayOffset=2f&tvgBroadcaster=UKSkyCable&tvgRegion=London&tvgFlagFilter=&tvgChannelName=CiTV (http://tvlistings.guardian.co.uk/text-only/default.aspx?tvgDayOffset=2f&tvgBroadcaster=UKSkyCable&tvgRegion=London&tvgFlagFilter=&tvgChannelName=CiTV)

Sunday Listing;
http://tvlistings.guardian.co.uk/text-only/default.aspx?tvgDayOffset=3f&tvgBroadcaster=UKSkyCable&tvgRegion=London&tvgFlagFilter=&tvgChannelName=CiTV (http://tvlistings.guardian.co.uk/text-only/default.aspx?tvgDayOffset=3f&tvgBroadcaster=UKSkyCable&tvgRegion=London&tvgFlagFilter=&tvgChannelName=CiTV)
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: Mardroid 04 January, 2013, 06:17:45 PM
I've been enjoying Todd and the Book of Pure Evil showing late night on sci-fi (I think).

I watched the first series all the way through but missed much of series 2. I caught the start when it first appeared but, while I found it likeable, I found the format a bit repetitive by this point and it didn't draw me like the first series for some reason,  so wasn't as fussed to return to it.

Anyway, I stumbled upon it again early this week. Seems they're showing repeats each day...(sometimes twice a day) and it happened to be the episodes I missed. I found myself really enjoying it again. Such weird daft amusing stuff. I'm not sure if this is due to it improving or I'm just taking to the premise again after a break from it.
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: Frank 08 January, 2013, 09:34:37 PM
Richard Bacon's show surprised me by being actually quite interesting today. His guest was Eugene Jarecki, who was plugging a BBC Four documentary he has going out next Monday on the nature of the US war on drugs, called The House I Live In. I'm completely straight-edge myself, but his take on the insane logic behind that quixotic venture and what purpose it really serves is relevant to everyone.

I remember Kermode saying that David Simon of The Wire's contributions are particularly illuminating and persuasive, and someone uses Judge Lex's Meatgrinder metaphor.

TRAILER FOR DOCUMENTARY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi8)

RADIO SHOW (14 min 30s) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pr67s/Richard_Bacon_08_01_2013/)
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: TordelBack 09 January, 2013, 06:28:08 PM
I wonder who Dara O'Briain will have a quietly vicious spat with on tonight's Stargazing Live?  Several times I thought he was about to give David Baddiel a hefty dig, particularly when he started to make obvious 'panspermia' jokes with half a primary school standing right behind him.  Equally amusing was when Baddiel was regaling us all with bullshitty tales of rote-learning the periodic table at fist-point from his research-chemist father, and then was completely unable to name even common elements from their symbols. 
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: Mister Pops 09 January, 2013, 06:51:51 PM
I like it when Cox reminds us all that people who believe in astrology are idiots. That's the only reason I watch sciencey shows. To remind myself that I'm smarter than those poor deluded fools. They should devote all the BBC's limited science coverage to just that. They could get Dawkins in on it too. Who needs to learn about the actual boring theories when you can just mock those that don't accept them?
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: Richmond Clements 09 January, 2013, 06:57:42 PM
To be fair, there is much more to Cox than that.
He does have a go at astrology - and rightly so in my opinion. It is not his job to be polite about nonsense.
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: Mister Pops 09 January, 2013, 07:08:27 PM
Aye, I'm just jet-lagged and ranty.

Asstrology is nonsense, but it did provide us with accurate astronomical records stretching back centuries.
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: Hoagy 09 January, 2013, 07:40:40 PM
Anyone else enjoying Ripper Street?
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: Richmond Clements 09 January, 2013, 07:47:08 PM
Anyone else enjoying Ripper Street?

Saw the third episode and was pleasantly surprised. Pretty good stuff, with only a couple of jarring niggles (describing the gang leader as a 'Fagan' for example). Still, I'll be tuning in next time.
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: Link Prime 09 January, 2013, 08:23:47 PM
Anyone else enjoying Ripper Street?

Haven't seen it, and was GUTTED to hear that super sexy Charlene McKenna gets her kit off in it.
A DVD purchase is on the cards.
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: Hoagy 09 January, 2013, 08:53:21 PM
only a couple of jarring niggles (describing the gang leader as a 'Fagan' for example)

You see, when I'd heard this in the dialogue, I justified that Dickens had used the name Fagan after the fact child gang bosses of that time were called "fagans". Is this not the case?

"In My Protection" is episode 2 not 3 Rich. So, much more to look forward to. I'm going to assume it's the usual 4 episode fare.

I Need Light was a veering on steampunk and In My Protection cherry picked from Lord of the Flies and of course Oliver Twist but did have some genuinely frightening moments in it.
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: Richmond Clements 09 January, 2013, 08:56:33 PM
You see, when I'd heard this in the dialogue, I justified that Dickens had used the name Fagan after the fact child gang bosses of that time were called "fagans". Is this not the case?

You may be correct!

Thought it was the third episode... so I have only missed one? Cool!
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: Goaty 09 January, 2013, 09:00:48 PM
Anyone else enjoying Ripper Street?

Saw the third episode and was pleasantly surprised. Pretty good stuff, with only a couple of jarring niggles (describing the gang leader as a 'Fagan' for example). Still, I'll be tuning in next time.

That was 2nd episode, and I enjoy it too :)
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: Hoagy 09 January, 2013, 09:24:47 PM
Okay a quick look on Wiki, it looks like the term " fagin" may have been used the other way round.

"Fagin's character was based on the criminal Ikey Solomon, who was a fence at the centre of a highly-publicised arrest, escape, recapture, and trial.[2][3] Some accounts of Solomon also describe him as a London underworld "kidsman" (a kidsman was an adult who recruited children and trained them as pickpockets, exchanging food and shelter for goods the children stole). The popularity of Dickens' novel caused "kidsman" to be renamed "fagin" in some crime circles, or an adult who teaches minors to steal and keeps a major portion of the loot."

Still you are allowed to feel slightly jarred, as it was argued the term could have antisemitism attached to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagin)
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: Professor Bear 10 January, 2013, 09:52:11 PM
I am watching this right now and they've just excaped from a small room by detonating a bomb in it and have figured out they have to find a sex tape with a murder on it in a scene that is pretty much the same kind of deductive reasoning as seen that time Batman and Robin went "it happened at sea - C FOR CATWOMAN!" so I really have to ask: did Charlie Brooker make this?
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: Richmond Clements 10 January, 2013, 10:11:27 PM
You're not watching the polar bears?
You of all people?
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: Professor Bear 10 January, 2013, 10:35:52 PM
Only squares are confined by programming schedules here in the terrible world of the future, you strange old man.  I bet you don't even know how the three shells work.
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: Spikes 13 January, 2013, 01:51:46 PM
Starting at 7PM tonight, BBC4 is having a bit of a Patrick Moore tribute night.
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: Frank 20 January, 2013, 05:12:37 PM

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pzz69/Storyville_20122013_The_ House_I_Live_In/)

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: Goaty 20 January, 2013, 08:07:18 PM
Awesome!!
Game of Thrones Series 1 will debut on Pick TV this thursday!  :D
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: Mister Pops 21 January, 2013, 09:34:54 PM
Watching Wild Things on Four. For some reason the presenter reminds me of this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knYOcaQ-x5o)

Same thing happens when I watch Brian Cox.

I keep shouting "BRILLIANT!" every time one or the other stops for a breath. I really don't learn anything from these shows.
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: Link Prime 30 January, 2013, 10:01:17 PM
Ricky Gervais' Derek is on right now on C4...should be a bit of craic...
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: Richmond Clements 31 January, 2013, 07:47:09 AM
Ricky Gervais' Derek is on right now on C4...should be a bit of craic...
I switched over after ten minutes. I like Gervais, but this was pretty poor stuff.
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: judda fett 31 January, 2013, 08:36:50 AM
Charlie Brookers Weekly Wipe tonight at 22:00 on BBC2.
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: Link Prime 31 January, 2013, 10:41:23 AM
Ricky Gervais' Derek is on right now on C4...should be a bit of craic...
I switched over after ten minutes. I like Gervais, but this was pretty poor stuff.

I agree Richmond, wasn't up to scratch- only one laugh out load moment in the 2nd half (when they were looking for signatures on the street).
It won't be appointment TV, but I wouldnt switch it off if I couldnt find the remote...
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: JamesC 31 January, 2013, 11:30:33 AM
Ricky Gervais' Derek is on right now on C4...should be a bit of craic...
I switched over after ten minutes. I like Gervais, but this was pretty poor stuff.

I agree Richmond, wasn't up to scratch- only one laugh out load moment in the 2nd half (when they were looking for signatures on the street).
It won't be appointment TV, but I wouldnt switch it off if I couldnt find the remote...

I thought the trailers looked embarrassingly bad but then I caught about 2 minutes and was just stunned at how bad Ricky Gervais's performance was. He can't act (unless he's playing himself) anyway but this was just like a kid doing a 'spacker' impression in the playground.
Can't believe this shit got commissioned. 
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: radiator 31 January, 2013, 11:49:18 AM
Yep, I thought Derek was pretty painful. Really overly smalttzy and delivered with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. The care home manager especially just feels like a completely one-dimensional 'good guy'. It feels uncomfortable, because it feels like Gervais' apology for making fun of disabled people. The line about autism feels like a direct rejection of criticism to the pilot, and to be honest his justification for his schtick (ie making fun of minorities and the disabled) that it's making fun of our ATTITUDES about minorities and disabilities - has been looking distinctly shaky over the last few years.

For a while I just couldn't tell if it was even supposed to be funny, and what gags there were - the line about the skip - were so obvious and predictable. The only time I raised a smile was when Karl was on screen - he just has an innate likability and charm.

Gervais has been coasting for a long time now, how much longer can he get away with it? To my mind, the only good things he has ever done are The Office and the podcasts, which were only occasionally entertaining. This wasn't quite as terrible as the offensively shit Life's Too Short, but it wasn't very good either. Won't be watching any more.
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: Spikes 03 February, 2013, 04:16:44 PM
Predators is on Film4 tomorrow. Lets see if i can remember to watch it, this time.
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: Dandontdare 03 February, 2013, 05:01:32 PM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!
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: Link Prime 03 February, 2013, 05:29:51 PM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Ha, couldn't resist rewatching this today while convalescing on my cosy couch.
Still the best Trek movie EVER.
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: Daveycandlish 03 February, 2013, 08:14:02 PM
True dat.
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: Hawkmumbler 03 February, 2013, 08:19:45 PM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!
And a damn good death threat precieding this fine meme, also. :lol:
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 20 February, 2013, 07:10:33 PM
The Terminator.

The SCI FY Channel.

Tonight...9.00 P.M
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: Link Prime 20 February, 2013, 07:15:15 PM
The Terminator.

The SCI FY Channel.

Tonight...9.00 P.M

I'll be Back playin Skyrim
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: Spikes 20 February, 2013, 08:35:33 PM
Always had a slightly romantic view of rail travel, so really enjoying this series The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qyfq8/The_Railway_Keeping_Britain_on_Track_Summer_Madness/).
Last nights episode was from Leeds station. Which ive travelled to and from more times than i could possibly remember, but i dont recall it ever being quite this rowdy..
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: Link Prime 01 March, 2013, 11:52:11 PM
Too late for anyone that doesn't have '+1', but one of the absolute best horrors of recent times- 'The House of The Devil' is on Horror Channel tonight.
Highly recommended viewing.
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: Frank 03 March, 2013, 02:02:51 PM

I've just finished The Queen of Versailles (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qbz9m/Storyville_20122013_Queen_of_Versailles/), which showed as part of the latest series of Storyville on BBC Four. I started off thinking it would just be sneering at the vulgarity of folk who think Louis Quatorze and fake tits the size of watermelons are the height of sophistication, but it walks a very fine line between depicting them as subject to the same problems as everyone else and allowing your mind free reign to boggle at the fantastic otherness of their lives and the way they conceive the world.

As soon as the recession hits the film becomes something else entirely, and the aftermath of the credit crunch offers a memorable scene where the wife has to hire a rental car and asks the bemused clerk for the name of her driver. Their (relative) hardships lead her to what might be the key philosophical line of the film and a useful way of understanding what happened to the world's financial systems - "I'm not a stupid person, but when you don't have all the information it can make you look stupid".

It's been a great series, and if you look along the bottom of that link you can still watch all the episodes so far - I really enjoyed the one about Anonymous and the aforementioned The House I Live In. Licence fee well spent.
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: Spikes 03 March, 2013, 05:38:14 PM
After last months Russian extravaganza, TV goes all Meteortastic tonight.
Ch4 8.00-9.00pm Fireball from Space.
BBC2 9.00-10.00pm The truth about Meteors.
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: Mister Pops 09 March, 2013, 01:36:58 AM
Lemmy: The Movie* is on BBC4 now. It'll probably be on iplayer.

It's a common misconception that Lemmy is a bass guitarist, when in fact he is actually the worlds greatest rhythm guitarist. He just happens to be holding a bass. Normal guitar strings are too flimsy for our Lemmy.

*although I believe the original title was Lemmy: 49% Bastard, 51% Motherfucker
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: Frank 09 March, 2013, 10:29:08 AM
Lemmy: The Movie* is on BBC4 now. It'll probably be on iplayer. It's a common misconception that Lemmy is a bass guitarist, when in fact he is actually the worlds greatest rhythm guitarist. He just happens to be holding a bass. Normal guitar strings are too flimsy for our Lemmy.

It is! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012p5vv/Lemmy_The_Movie/). The Lemmy doc is great - if, as John Ronson's film suggests,  Stanley Kubrick's boxes are the key to understanding the man, then I think the same can be said of the three minute sequence in that Lemmy doc which deals with his boots (9 min 55s - 13m 00s).

Changing tack completely, did anyone else see  America's Poor Kids (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r6jm8/This_World_Americas_Poor_Kids/)? Even if you can sometimes question the priorities of the parents, it's difficult to argue that their children should have to suffer too. It's full of surprising stats such as that 1 in 9 Americans are now dependent on food banks, but its real power is watching the way the kids just accept grim stuff like living in motels, having to get rid of pets, and being so poor that seeing spam on the dinner menu is worthy of a wee dance.

 
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: Spikes 09 March, 2013, 10:55:08 AM
Lemmy: The Movie* is on BBC4 now. It'll probably be on iplayer. It's a common misconception that Lemmy is a bass guitarist, when in fact he is actually the worlds greatest rhythm guitarist. He just happens to be holding a bass. Normal guitar strings are too flimsy for our Lemmy.

It is! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012p5vv/Lemmy_The_Movie/). The Lemmy doc is great - if, as John Ronson's film suggests,  Stanley Kubrick's boxes are the key to understanding the man, then I think the same can be said of the three minute sequence in that Lemmy doc which deals with his boots (9 min 55s - 13m 00s).

Caught this movie last year, and had the good sense to record it.
Lemmy is, well Lemmy. What more can you say?
You could almost feel sorry for Justin Hawkins from the Darkness regarding his encounter with Lemmy. In the company of the real deal, he goes from boastful oaf to a slug with a ton of salt on it.
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 09 March, 2013, 04:07:20 PM
Lemmy: The Movie* is on BBC4 now. It'll probably be on iplayer. It's a common misconception that Lemmy is a bass guitarist, when in fact he is actually the worlds greatest rhythm guitarist. He just happens to be holding a bass. Normal guitar strings are too flimsy for our Lemmy.

It is! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012p5vv/Lemmy_The_Movie/). The Lemmy doc is great - if, as John Ronson's film suggests,  Stanley Kubrick's boxes are the key to understanding the man, then I think the same can be said of the three minute sequence in that Lemmy doc which deals with his boots (9 min 55s - 13m 00s).

Caught this movie last year, and had the good sense to record it.
Lemmy is, well Lemmy. What more can you say?
You could almost feel sorry for Justin Hawkins from the Darkness regarding his encounter with Lemmy. In the company of the real deal, he goes from boastful oaf to a slug with a ton of salt on it.

You two have just convinced me to buy this!
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: Spikes 10 March, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
Never really cared for The Doors, but catching the documentary about their album L.A. Women (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01f7y7c/The_Doors_The_Story_of_LA_Woman/), i found myself totally engrossed. Top stuff.

And a equally good doc on Blondie was broadcasted last night, but that doesnt appear to be available on the i-player
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: Spikes 15 March, 2013, 03:53:46 PM
Tonight on BBC4 11.35 - Julien Temple's 2009 Dr Feelgood documentary Oil City Confidential, gets a very welcome repeat.
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: Frank 15 March, 2013, 06:49:26 PM
Neverwhere (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21702807), the Neil Gaiman TV series nobody loved, is coming to Radio Four and Radio Four Extra. I remember the TV series being dull and a bit shambolic (and having Malcolm Tucker play an angel called Islington seemed a little too on-the-nose), but it's resurfaced in enough different forms over the years to make me think there must be something to it that either the original show or the teenage me didn't quite get.

As Gaiman points out in the interview linked to above, the budgetary limitations of the original don't apply to the radio version, and the BBC seem to be grooming Gaiman for stardom (via Dr Who). Casting James MacAvoy, Sophie Okonedo, and 'Pope' Benedict Cuminersnatch suggests someone thinks this might follow the familiar route, established by properties like Alan Partridge and Hitchiker's Guide, from radio to the big screen.

Neverwhere begins on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 16 March at 1430 GMT, and continues on BBC 4 Extra from Monday 18-Friday 22 March at 1830 GMT

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: Goaty 15 March, 2013, 07:25:24 PM
Hello radio, my nemesis!

Neverwhere sounds good
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: Frank 15 March, 2013, 07:41:29 PM
Hello radio, my nemesis! Neverwhere sounds good

Damn! Sorry, Goaty, but - like the rest of us - you can enjoy that gorgeous picture of an increasingly distinguished Gaiman leaning on an illuminated traffic cone. I can't decide whether he looks more like Jeff Goldblum (http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/13500000/Jeff-Goldblum-jeff-goldblum-13522995-861-1280.jpg) or Judd Hirsch (http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2009/04/23/previews/Judd%20Hirsch-TYG-003829.jpg):

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66345000/jpg/_66345138_neilgaiman.jpg)

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: Dandontdare 15 March, 2013, 07:47:56 PM
I loved the original TV series - it was cheap in the same way that Dr Who and Blakes 7 were, but didn't stop it being good, and I bought the graphic novel years later which is exce4llent. can't wait for this radio version - radio4extra is ace - I've also been enjoying HP Lovecraft, Terry Pratchett, plus loads of good crime dramas and old comedies lately - pfft - who needs a telly?
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: Goaty 15 March, 2013, 07:59:30 PM
Jeff Goldblum or Judd Hirsch

sauchie, Gaiman is biggest above than either... he is the god... (wish he will written 2000AD stories in future!)
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: Frank 15 March, 2013, 08:47:47 PM
Gaiman ... is the god... (wish he will written 2000AD stories in future!)

I don't know how much chance there is of that, considering the circles he moves in nowadays, but luring him back to write a continuance of one of those Future Shocks he did seems possible. In fact, getting all the now-big-name writers who penned one-offs to contribute to a special issue celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the first published Future Shock seems like a doable idea.

I've enjoyed most of the books and comics of Gaiman's that I've read, and The Sandman was something really exceptional, so I suppose that means I'll always give anything he's involved with a try - unless it involves fairies.  I like his wife (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pws8ABELmzs) too.

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: Goaty 15 March, 2013, 08:56:13 PM

True... also he doing one of Doctor Who episodes this year... but in some way the PR said he make Cybermen more scary in his version, I don't know how he would do that as Cybermen became some jokes likes Daleks...
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: Link Prime 15 March, 2013, 09:02:00 PM
I like his wife (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pws8ABELmzs) too.

She wouldn't be my cup of Chai-Latte, but fair play to the G-Man.
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: Tombo 15 March, 2013, 10:28:05 PM
The really funny (perhaps intentionally so) thing about that interview is the picture of the cast, they completly ignore poor James MacAvoy/Richard Mayhew.  It's as if he'd fallen through the cracks in their perception.
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: Frank 15 March, 2013, 10:53:17 PM
I like his wife (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pws8ABELmzs) too.

She wouldn't be my cup of Chai-Latte, but fair play to the G-Man.

Gaiman's got a proven thing for arty shiksas with their own pianos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXVjWTxvYVQ).

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: Frank 19 March, 2013, 08:05:56 PM

Ha-ha, sauchie, that was hilarious. BBC Four's your man tonight; What Do Artists Do All Day has just started, and I, Claudius gets a repeat at 10PM. It doesn't look like it'll be available on iplayer, so if you want to see definitive proof that zero budget, cardboard sets, and wigs that make Shatner's look convincing are no barrier to making completely absorbing drama, you'd better set your recorder.

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: Link Prime 19 March, 2013, 09:06:33 PM

Ha-ha, sauchie, that was hilarious.

Don't know why that made me spit out a mouthful of coffee, it just did.  :lol:
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: Spikes 19 March, 2013, 10:47:05 PM

I, Claudius gets a repeat at 10PM. It doesn't look like it'll be available on iplayer, so if you want to see definitive proof that zero budget, cardboard sets, and wigs that make Shatner's look convincing are no barrier to making completely absorbing drama, you'd better set your recorder.

Good call. Watching, but not recording though. Been meaning to track down the DVD for a while. (Dont think this has ever seen a Blu-ray release, has it?)
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: TordelBack 19 March, 2013, 11:02:06 PM
,,,so if you want to see definitive proof that zero budget, cardboard sets, and wigs that make Shatner's look convincing are no barrier to making completely absorbing drama, you'd better set your recorder.

It really is astonishingly great stuff, just as good as the books.  I have the DVD and watch it every year and sometimes wish they could slot a few CGI sequences in.

Joking and awful wigs aside, I think the sequence, where Caligula/Hurt/Pat Mills eats his unborn child, must be one of the most powerful scenes ever filmed. 
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: Dandontdare 20 March, 2013, 04:25:17 PM
Joking and awful wigs aside, I think the sequence, where Caligula/Hurt/Pat Mills eats his unborn child, must be one of the most powerful scenes ever filmed.

Oh yes - I was 9 when this was on and I think I got to stay up later than usual because it was somehow 'educational' - that scene freaked me out and to this day is the only actual image (of him coming out of the room with blood around his mouth) that sticks fast in my mind like it was yesterday
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: Frank 21 March, 2013, 07:22:23 AM

Nothing entirely new here, but it's interesting to see the folk directly involved talking so frankly about how no-one in the intelligence community considered the evidence and testimony which took the US and UK into Iraq in 2003 to be in any way reliable. Worth bearing in mind the next time you hear Blair trotting out his line about how he could only base his decision on the evidence presented to him and the advice given to him at the time:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh8hd/Panorama_The_Spies_Who_Fooled_the_World/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh8hd/Panorama_The_Spies_Who_Fooled_the_World/)

 
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: Goaty 22 March, 2013, 07:36:16 PM

Scream on BBC1 tonight if anyone having silly enjoyable night in!
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: Frank 23 March, 2013, 08:05:55 PM

BBC2 deserves your full attention tonight, boasting the heartbreaking documentary Project Nim (Rise of the Planet of the Apes for real) and David Fincher's masterpiece, Zodiac (21.30-01.20). The latter features a typically gonzo performance from Robert Downey Jr and at least one moment so unnervingly creepy you'll be afraid to go to bed in the dark afterwards.

SPOILER
this must be what it would be like if either John Wagner or Alex Garland inadvertently found themselves in Scojo's house (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2esJ_ypn7Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2esJ_ypn7Y)
SPOILER
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: Hawkmumbler 23 March, 2013, 09:12:41 PM
Not much on for me at the moment, just awaiting....Doctor Who...'passes out from excitiment'.
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: Mardroid 24 March, 2013, 09:09:05 PM
In the Flesh tonight on BBC3 at 10.

I saw the first episode last week and I thought it pretty good.

It's interesting in that it takes the concept of zombies and does something rather different with it.

I.e. (this isn't much of a spoiler as this is established near the start) after a zombie outbreak (and these are the pretty nasty man-eaters you'd usually associate with the genre) the zombies were rounded up and a treatment of a kind was found. An daily injection into the spinal collumn at the back of the neck which restores most of their brain function, essentially restoring their personalities and stopping their primal flesh eating urges.

Oh, and they have to take that injection daily or they'll revert to a 'feral' state...

One of the main characters is a young man who happens to be one of these zombies, being brought back by his parents to the northern town in which he lived, and the results, etc.
 

There's more to it than that, with various characters and their viewpoints. Very compelling I thought. Like many zombie stories, it's more about the human characters and how they react and what it says about society than the actual zombies themselves but explored in a rather different way to your usual zombie story.

I was sad that Being Human is now finished for good, but this is a good replacement. It's very different as it plays everything straight with little in the way of comedy but good in a completely different way. So far, anyway.
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: Harry 20 25 March, 2013, 08:31:31 AM
I agree in the flesh was a great twist on the zombie story, well worth a look
: Re: On telly this week
: smilersaltash 27 March, 2013, 09:54:16 PM
lol  just had a private message on facebook from the moderator of the Official History Channel page. Apparently I have to stop making unfavourable comments or I will be blocked.

Why does asking if the History Channel plans on showing some programmes with some historical content constitute unfavourable.

Perhaps my comment suggesting they renamed the channel 'the No History Channel' or 'the Crappy, Cheap, Reality Show Channel' was a little too close to home for comfort.
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: Link Prime 28 March, 2013, 10:23:41 AM
Easter Monday BBC1 8.30pm:

Jonathan Creek- The Clue of the Savants Thumb.

I literally cannot wait to veg out stuffing my face with chocolate watching this.
Probably the most anticipated return of 'JC' at Easter in about 2000 years...
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: Professor Bear 28 March, 2013, 01:27:39 PM
Anyone else watching It's Kevin?  Speaking as a fan of The Actor Kevin Eldon it is exactly what you would expect, just maybe not as funny as you'd hope - some solid laughs (Spunky Spunk Hand Jobs Restaurant and the drunk-in-hospital sketches) are spread too thinly across the episodes, and the pacing and tone are deliberately slow and deconstructionist to the point I am pretty sure Eldon just wants to alienate the kind of audience who liked Little Britain or that thing with the Doctor Who woman, but it's still affably compelling, possibly because you never get the impression it's just shit thrown on a wall as much as it is you aren't entirely in synch with the humor of the main player.
If I had to describe it, I'd say it was basically a grown-up version of Gilbert's Fridge.
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: Frank 28 March, 2013, 07:40:44 PM
Anyone else watching It's Kevin?  Speaking as a fan of The Actor Kevin Eldon it is exactly what you would expect, just maybe not as funny as you'd hope - some solid laughs (Spunky Spunk Hand Jobs Restaurant and the drunk-in-hospital sketches) are spread too thinly across the episodes, and the pacing and tone are deliberately slow and deconstructionist to the point I am pretty sure Eldon just wants to alienate the kind of audience who liked Little Britain or that thing with the Doctor Who woman, but it's still affably compelling, possibly because you never get the impression it's just shit thrown on a wall as much as it is you aren't entirely in synch with the humor of the main player.
If I had to describe it, I'd say it was basically a grown-up version of Gilbert's Fridge.

Sold. The single episode of Phil Cornwell's Gilbert's Fridge I had the foresight to record at the end of the same blank tape which houses The Terminator is the jewel in the crown of my VHS collection, and that series is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Pro.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00wwryv/Its_Kevin_Episode_1/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00wwryv/Its_Kevin_Episode_1/)

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: Dandontdare 28 March, 2013, 07:51:03 PM
or that thing with the Doctor Who woman,

 :-*
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: Professor Bear 28 March, 2013, 07:55:19 PM
Caroline someone.  She had a sketch show of some description and she was on Dr Who.

that series is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

There are five episodes of Gilbert's Fridge available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mittymutu/videos
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: Spikes 28 March, 2013, 09:38:55 PM
In the Flesh tonight on BBC3 at 10.

This sounds interesting. Havent checked the i-player yet, but i guess itll be on that.
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: Frank 31 March, 2013, 10:07:32 PM

The radio version of Knowing Me, Knowing You is getting a repeat. It's brilliant; although most UK radio and TV presenters have subsequently adopted Partridge's style and tone, which gives the whole thing the air of a Black Mirror-style warning of how things could go wrong:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b009h7n0/Knowing_Me_Knowing_You_Episode_3/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b009h7n0/Knowing_Me_Knowing_You_Episode_3/)

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: Link Prime 10 April, 2013, 09:55:13 PM
Joan Harris returns to Sky Atlantic in 5 mins.
2 hour season opener....ohhhh yeahhhh.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 13 April, 2013, 10:32:19 AM
Film 4 is having a Sci Fi day so there's

Silent Running 16:50,

Planet of the Apes the Charlton Heston classic at 18:40. 'Beware the beast man...'

and Ridley Scott's ALIEN is on at 21:00.
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: johnnystress 13 April, 2013, 08:12:44 PM
I hadn't seen Silent Running in year. What a great film.

I enjoyed 20,000000 miles from Earth earlier-I can't believe I never even heard of it until now. The plot was pretty standard fare but I loved the stop motion alien.

War of The Worlds is always enjoyable- I only realised this year that Independence Day is a reworking of it...still blushing over that

Alien this evening, even though I know it off my heart.



I could get used to tehese sci-fi movie Saturdays
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: smilersaltash 13 April, 2013, 11:49:04 PM
Finally gave in and bought a blu ray player so that I could justify buying the Alien boxset today. Am more than a little frustrated that Sony don't mention that they are too kin tight to supply an hdmi cable on the outer packaging. So had to resort to watching the box. Whilst aimlessly flicking through the channels, found Two Headed Shark Attack on Movies 24. This is so monumentally bad it makes compelling viewing.
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: Hawkmumbler 14 April, 2013, 07:50:23 PM
Deep End is on in the wee hours of wednesday morning on film4. If, like me, you suffer from a heavy work load and an inability to sleep afterwords, it's certainly worth a watch. If not, record it. Quite simply I can put into words what atruely stunning film it is.
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: Mardroid 15 April, 2013, 05:13:30 PM
A new Science Fiction series: Defiance starts tomorrow on the Syfy channel at 9pm.

Looks interesting...
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: Ghastly McNasty 15 April, 2013, 08:30:27 PM
A new Science Fiction series: Defiance starts tomorrow on the Syfy channel at 9pm.

The wife just mentioned she wanted to watch it. Woo hoo. 15 years of hard graft have finally paid off ;)

Does look interesting indeed. Not sure about the game tie-in.
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: Goaty 19 April, 2013, 08:57:38 PM

Airplane on FilmFour! I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 19 April, 2013, 09:02:36 PM
There is only one show to watch tonight and that is the one Michael worked on!

DA VINCI'S DEMONS
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: Goaty 19 April, 2013, 09:06:26 PM
Only got Freeview! Sorry Michael!
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: Professor Bear 19 April, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
A new Science Fiction series: Defiance starts tomorrow on the Syfy channel at 9pm.

Looks interesting...

I got three minutes into that show before I turned it off.  Utterly awful.
Did manage to watch all the way through eventually, and it is basically that dinosaur show from a year or so back, only without the dinosaurs so the budget stays low, and when they do finally have an action setpiece, it's completely CGI and on the level of a PS2 intro.
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: Link Prime 19 April, 2013, 11:34:49 PM
A new Science Fiction series: Defiance starts tomorrow on the Syfy channel at 9pm.

Looks interesting...

I got three minutes into that show before I turned it off.  Utterly awful.
Did manage to watch all the way through eventually, and it is basically that dinosaur show from a year or so back, only without the dinosaurs so the budget stays low, and when they do finally have an action setpiece, it's completely CGI and on the level of a PS2 intro.

That's actually the most rave review you've ever written Prof!
Meant to check it out during the week, but never got round to it.
Don't think it'll affect the longevity of my sleep tonight...
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: Mardroid 20 April, 2013, 04:38:18 PM
I didn't mind it but it was a bit too soap operish.
The concepts aren't bad. I'll watch some more. I'm hoping the shorter time frame of episodes will tighten things up.
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: Frank 21 April, 2013, 09:14:35 PM
Alan Yentob's The United States of Television (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01s4z7z/The_United_States_of_Television_America_in_Primetime_Man_of_the_House/) occupies BBC2's for-people-who-aren't-watching-BGT slot for the next month. It's themed around a single topic each week, but as it tries to fit the last sixty years into sixty minutes there isn't an awful lot of depth. The one saving grace is that the talking heads are mostly the people who are normally only names in the credits of your favourite programmes, and who you normally don't get to hear talking about other shows and what TV influenced their work.

It's about TV Dads this week, so it's mostly lightweight sit-coms until you hit the nineties and cable TV in the second half of the show and Chase, Weiner and Cranston all show up. David Lynch displays some truly awe inspiring hair, so I guess they'll be doing Twin Peaks in a subsequent episode.

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: Spikes 21 April, 2013, 10:01:25 PM
And if your quick, on ITV 2 +1; Shaun of the Dead -  Though it always seems to be on, i havent seen this in a good while.
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: Steve Green 22 April, 2013, 02:53:45 PM
On the horror theme...

Possibly Judges Burdis and Pal on CBBC Monday afternoon 16:30.
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: Goaty 23 May, 2013, 02:31:27 PM



Off topic, as twist to On Telly this week...

I am off to theatre tonight, as got ticket to see The Woman In Black, love the film not see it on stage before so could be interesting, and tonight got captioning screen which helpfully me.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 26 May, 2013, 09:00:53 PM


Ooh Drag Me To Hell on Channel 5 now, featured me as the Goat on it! ;)
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: Daveycandlish 27 May, 2013, 08:54:12 AM
I remember the first time I saw Woman in Black on stage I had the aisle seat and rather early on during the show there was a lot of rustling behind me so I turned around to see... the woman in black ghosting through the auditorium - I jumped a mile! Great show.
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: Frank 27 May, 2013, 08:21:36 PM

Film Four, 01:25 am on Tuesday morning; The King of Marvin Gardens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_of_Marvin_Gardens), Jack Nicholson's other collaboration with Bob Rafelson, after Head and Five Easy Pieces. It's currently doing the rounds at cinemas (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/26/king-marvin-gardens-review), so this is a great chance to save your monthly trip to your local fleapit for something with lazers and explosions in it. I'm ashamed to say I'd never even heard of the film before, so I can't say whether it's any good or not, but Nicholson didn't put a foot wrong for most of the seventies and it also features this year's Cannes Best Actor winner, Bruce Dern, and Hong Kong Phooey himself, Scatman Crothers.

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: JOE SOAP 27 May, 2013, 09:14:37 PM


I've watched ...Marvin Gardens about 3 times over the past 15 years or so and it's one of those they don't make 'em like that anymore films. It's Jack when he was in his actual acting phase - before the Shining - but it can be a hard nut to crack and much in the vein of Five Easy Pieces*, The Last Detail and Carnal Knowledge except he's the opposite of ebullient or being a sex-weirdo in this one. It only makes sense by the final scene so you have to stick with it. When you put all Jack Nicholson's work in the 70's together you see that he's actually grossly under-rated as an actor of range and depth- not helped by the parody he became of himself later on.


*If I had a Top Ten it would be in there.

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: Frank 27 May, 2013, 09:52:42 PM
*If I had a Top Ten it would be in there.

I'm treating that as a recommendation, and I'm going to let Nicholson off for getting fat and lazy. It must be difficult not to become self-indulgent when you're effortlessly cool, feted by your peers, and have the world's most beautiful women throwing themselves at you. Let's both give it a go and see how we get on; Richmond can be our control group.

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: Sideshow Bob 28 May, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
I'd agree with Mr Soap on that one, Five Easy Pieces is a great movie...
I wasn't too keen on Carnal Knowledge but loved The Last Detail...and numerous other Nicholson movies...

As for being one of the most under-rated actors' of his generation it's true...unfortunately......An absolutely fabulous actor of great range and talent, who since the 80's has virtually become a 'parody' of himself !!...
Understandable of course, when as Sauchie says "It must be difficult not to become self indulgent when you're effortlessly cool, feted by your peers, and have the worlds' most beautiful women throwing themselves at you "....It's a hard life for some...
Another great actor who also falls into this category is Al Pacino, who now resorts to 'shouty' parodies of himself.....A shame... :'(
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: Mister Pops 30 May, 2013, 11:43:25 PM
Did anyone watch that Human Swarm show?

Apparently when it's cold, more people buy soup.

That show was full of those kinda shocking revelations.
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: Richmond Clements 31 May, 2013, 07:43:19 AM
*If I had a Top Ten it would be in there.

I'm treating that as a recommendation, and I'm going to let Nicholson off for getting fat and lazy. It must be difficult not to become self-indulgent when you're effortlessly cool, feted by your peers, and have the world's most beautiful women throwing themselves at you. Let's both give it a go and see how we get on; Richmond can be our control group.

Where do I sign up??
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: TordelBack 31 May, 2013, 08:08:03 AM
Where do I sign up??

Isn't the control group the guys who don't get the drugs?
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: Richmond Clements 31 May, 2013, 08:15:48 AM
Dammit! Hoisted by my own pet toads!
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 10 June, 2013, 07:47:53 PM


Storyville: Silence in the House of God: Mea Maxima Culpa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea_Maxima_Culpa:_Silence_in_the_House_of_God)

BBC Four, 10:00 PM, Monday 10th June 2013 (and on iplayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b02x9z7g/Storyville_20132014_Silence_in_the_House_of_God_Mea_Maxima_Culpa/) soon after)

2012 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Dark Side) exposing the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from Wisconsin through Ireland's churches to the highest office of the Vatican.  The film details the first known protest against clerical sex abuse in the United States by four deaf men. It features the voices of actors Jamey Sheridan, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, and John Slattery, who provide the vocal translation of the deaf interviewees.

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: Goaty 10 June, 2013, 07:49:49 PM



Yep it depressing to watch tonight :(

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: Frank 10 June, 2013, 08:30:41 PM
Yep it depressing to watch tonight :(

That's true, Goats, but the identity of the victims makes it especially important that they're given a voice and that their stories are heard.

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: Frank 12 June, 2013, 07:48:05 PM

Gozu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gozu), by Takashi Miike, Film Four, 23:30, 12th June 2013

I've never seen this before, but it's from the man who brought you Ishi The Killer, Audition and The Happiness of the Katakuris and it's described as a surreal Yakuza horror thriller with a storyline involving the main character's search for his brother that's reminiscent of the episodic quests in Greek Mythology. An encounter with a minotaur-like creature gives the film its name (Gozu is Japanese for cow's head). I suppose that's either your kind of thing or not.

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: I, Cosh 12 June, 2013, 07:50:01 PM
Is this the one with the guy hung from the ceiling on loads of little hooks?
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: Goaty 12 June, 2013, 07:50:47 PM
Is this the one with the guy hung from the ceiling on loads of little hooks?


That's Ishi The Killer
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: I, Cosh 12 June, 2013, 07:53:57 PM
Is this the one with the guy hung from the ceiling on loads of little hooks?
That's Ishi The Killer
Oh yeah. TBH, a lot of Miike's films have blended into one in my head.
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: Charlie boy 13 June, 2013, 12:21:04 PM
I'm thankful for the creation of Channel 4+1 today (June 13th) due to-

Horizon: The Secret Life of Cats BBC2 9pm
50 cats from a Surrey village are tagged with GPS collars/mini cams so we can see what they get up to when the owners aren't around. I'm actually expecting chuckles aplenty as nature's cuddliest of parasites go about doing what they find entertaining.

Confessions of An Alien Abductee Channel 4 9pm
Featuring a woman who claims to be abducted whenever she eats KFC and a man in a sexual relationship with an alien. I already know this show could have been heaps better if they had Danny Dyer presenting; the Danny Dyer UFO Hunter or whatever it was called on BBC3 last year was amazing.
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: Recrewt 13 June, 2013, 12:58:18 PM
I'm thankful for the creation of Channel 4+1 today (June 13th) due to-

Confessions of An Alien Abductee Channel 4 9pm
Featuring a woman who claims to be abducted whenever she eats KFC and a man in a sexual relationship with an alien. I already know this show could have been heaps better if they had Danny Dyer presenting; the Danny Dyer UFO Hunter or whatever it was called on BBC3 last year was amazing.

Ha! They should call it Danny Dyers Deadliest Aliens.
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: Frank 14 June, 2013, 09:24:46 PM

David Lynch's Inland Empire (ITV, in the prestigious 22:35 slot); for everyone who thought Mulholland Drive was too short and easy to follow.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRscC8DdRFVIp1Ix9o4O-ENOyMySZe_ZmHTX1lTwOW_jXzd0JBCoQ)


: Re: On telly this week
: Spikes 15 June, 2013, 12:52:42 PM
I'm thankful for the creation of Channel 4+1 today (June 13th) due to-

Horizon: The Secret Life of Cats BBC2 9pm
50 cats from a Surrey village are tagged with GPS collars/mini cams so we can see what they get up to when the owners aren't around. I'm actually expecting chuckles aplenty as nature's cuddliest of parasites go about doing what they find entertaining.

Confessions of An Alien Abductee Channel 4 9pm
Featuring a woman who claims to be abducted whenever she eats KFC and a man in a sexual relationship with an alien. I already know this show could have been heaps better if they had Danny Dyer presenting; the Danny Dyer UFO Hunter or whatever it was called on BBC3 last year was amazing.

Horizon was a great watch, wasnt it. Didnt catch the Alien thing though, but ill search it out.
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: TordelBack 15 June, 2013, 01:10:22 PM
David Lynch's Inland Empire (ITV, in the prestigious 22:35 slot); for everyone who thought Mulholland Drive was too short and easy to follow.

Have you read David Foster Wallace's essay on Mulholland Drive?  It's extraordinary.  I wonder what he made of Inland Empire.
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: Frank 15 June, 2013, 04:58:25 PM
Have you read David Foster Wallace's essay on Mulholland Drive?  It's extraordinary.  I wonder what he made of Inland Empire.

Not yet, but I'm about to. God bless TordelBack and the internet ... in that order.

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: Frank 16 June, 2013, 09:42:43 PM

Valhalla Rising (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla_Rising_%28film%29), BBC2, 23:35. It's a Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Pusher) film about Vikings, but was filmed in Scotland.

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: Goaty 16 June, 2013, 09:44:36 PM

Valhalla Rising (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla_Rising_%28film%29), BBC2, 23:35. It's a Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Pusher) film about Vikings, but was filmed in Scotland.

Oh fuck, always want to see that! will recording it now! I remember see some picture of Mads Mikkelsen in it.

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: Ghost MacRoth 16 June, 2013, 09:47:57 PM
It's pretty awful too.
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: Mardroid 16 June, 2013, 11:57:40 PM
I'm watching it at the moment, and was wondering quite what was going on. I saw a bunch of guys chained up and killing each other and... Yikes. A guy just got disembowelled by a one armed man who just escaped captivity.  It feels rather like I've entered the film part way through, but maybe things will become clearer later.

Lovely bleak scenery.
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: Spikes 17 June, 2013, 05:17:59 PM
Toy Hunter at 9pm tonight on Quest, for an hour.
And its also on this coming Wednesday, i think.
Now i dont know if this is a brand new series, or what. But i happened to catch the trailer for this the other day, and it looks intriguing.
The basic idea seems to be a US collector searching peoples homes for vintage toys. Sure i caught a glimpse of some Star Trek stuff, and what looked to be the infamous Kenner Alien figure being unearthed.

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: Mardroid 17 June, 2013, 05:32:54 PM
Concerning Valhalla rising:

I had it on until the end. I say 'had it on' because I stopped paying attention after a while and as such am probably not qualified to make this judgement but...

It really wasn't very good. The main problem was it was just so very boring. (Hence my reason for switching off.)

I'll reiiterate, the bleak imagery was interesting, but give me Erik the Viking any day.*

The Returned continues to be rather good and highly intriguing.

*Okay poor comparison since it's a completely different kind of film, but it's fun!
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 22 June, 2013, 09:34:33 PM


Dog Soldiers on FilmFour tonight, I loved that film and Spoon as well! :)
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: Link Prime 23 June, 2013, 01:04:11 PM


Dog Soldiers on FilmFour tonight, I loved that film and Spoon as well! :)


Great movie, and an accomplished first feature for Neil Marshall.
You've inspired me to dig out the DVD (If I could only move from the couch of course).
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 28 June, 2013, 09:52:56 PM
For those that like their fascism with no faceplate it's Paul Vorhoeven's gory Starship Troopers on the beeb. Might cut the splat bits a bit.

BBC 1 11:25pm 27/6/2013
Starship Troopers:FILM:Science fiction adventure in which Earth is threatened by giant insects from outer space.   
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: Link Prime 28 June, 2013, 10:03:18 PM
Always meant to watch this, but never got the chance; til now.
'Tony Manero' is on TG4 at 12.45am.

It's about a serial killer who thinks he's a 70's disco icon.
I know, right?
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 30 June, 2013, 07:58:47 PM

TV highlight of the week will come virtue of BBC2 scientific strand Horizon, in which the divine Professor Alice Roberts investigates What Makes Us Human (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036mrrj) - hopefully just the first in a series which will also see her illustrate the answer to the question What Makes Us Female?

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: Spikes 07 July, 2013, 01:34:17 PM
Shane Meadow's bona fide classic Dead Man's Shoes is on Film4 at 10:50 tonight.
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: Goaty 13 July, 2013, 08:41:50 PM

Double bills of Repo Men and The Cave on C4 tonight, both crap films but entertainment to watch on Saturday night!
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: Mister Pops 15 July, 2013, 11:24:07 PM
Full Metal Jousting is on Challenge right now. Reality format aside, this is a great show.
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: Frank 16 July, 2013, 09:53:44 PM

Family Tree, BBC2, in about ten minutes. It's a BBC/HBO co-production; it's a spoof documentary created, written by and starring Nigel Tuffnel and David St Hubbins from Spinal Tap; it's got Roy from The IT Crowd in it. TV comedy used to be my thing - and all my old VHS video tapes are full of them - but I don't get on with much new stuff - worth a go:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0182jm2/Family_Tree_The_Box/

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: Goaty 16 July, 2013, 10:00:28 PM

Get DVR, Sauchie.
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: Link Prime 17 July, 2013, 11:14:24 AM
C4's Run has been pretty solid so far this week.
Some fine performances and writing.
Will defo stick with it for the remaining two episodes.
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: Frank 21 July, 2013, 03:44:46 PM


The Secret Life of Uri Geller (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/ckzr6j/the-secret-life-of-uri-geller), BBC TWO, 9:00 PM, Sunday 21st July 2013, and available on iPlayer   (http://) soon after

Promises to be a documentary conflation of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and The Men Who Stare At Goats. Geller's vague claims regarding his 30 year covert career as a psychic spy (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/uri-geller-psychic-spy-the-spoonbenders-secret-life-as-a-mossad-and-cia-agent-revealed-8659271.html) in the service of Mossad and the CIA seem improbable, but then so do many of the things with which both agencies have definitely been involved.

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: Spikes 25 July, 2013, 05:31:02 PM
The recently shown, and totally brilliant two-part (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037lt4t/imagine..._Summer_2013_Woody_Allen_A_Documentary_Part_One/) documentary, detailing the life, and work of Woody Allen is now up on the i-player.

'Bout time they starting re-showing some of his films, me thinks. Make this happen, Aunty...
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: Spikes 26 July, 2013, 07:14:36 PM
Shown earlier in the week, and repeated last night - Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p019bt95/Piper_Alpha_Fire_in_the_Night/)

An incredibily affecting documentary - and one that conveys (either by using original footage, or from reenactment, along with testimonies of the survivors), the absolute hell those poor men found them selves up against. Strong stuff.
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: Frank 28 July, 2013, 06:01:53 PM
The recently shown, and totally brilliant two-part (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037lt4t/imagine..._Summer_2013_Woody_Allen_A_Documentary_Part_One/) documentary, detailing the life, and work of Woody Allen is now up on the i-player.

Spent a good part of the weekend ploughing through both parts of this. I'm a sucker for showbiz biographies, and Allen's is as odd and endearing as those of the characters featured in Broadway Danny Rose (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b1lSLNCRYls&t=74). Well worth a look, and it made me realise I've missed more of his films than I thought.

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: Goaty 31 July, 2013, 08:49:41 PM

13 Assassins on FilmFour at 9pm, that is great enjoyable film!
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: Frank 31 July, 2013, 09:53:27 PM
13 Assassins on FilmFour at 9pm, that is great enjoyable film!

I haven't seen this before, but it's pretty good so far. It's just about to start on Film Four+1.

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: Goaty 03 August, 2013, 09:25:00 PM

The Children on BBC tonight, don't read any spoilers, just watch it...
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 14 August, 2013, 12:58:54 PM
Judge Dredd  Stallone version  on 5* [pronounced Five Star] Channel tonight at 9.00 PM for those with strong nerves. 

See it for the production design and that Rico joke 'Now who says Politics is boring?' as he guns down the Senior Judges.
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: Mabs 14 August, 2013, 01:01:51 PM
Judge Dredd  Stallone version  on 5* [pronounced Five Star] Channel tonight at 9.00 PM for those with strong nerves. 

See it for the production design and that Rico joke 'Now who says Politics is boring?' as he guns down the Senior Judges.

Yeah, the production designs is one of the reasons why I'd watch it. And the Mean Gang ain't bad too.
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: Goaty 14 August, 2013, 01:04:18 PM


And I still dont understand Judge Dredd plot!
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: amines2058 14 August, 2013, 01:17:52 PM
Judge Dredd  Stallone version  on 5* [pronounced Five Star] Channel tonight at 9.00 PM for those with strong nerves. 

See it for the production design and that Rico joke 'Now who says Politics is boring?' as he guns down the Senior Judges.

For all of that films faults, of which there are to many to mention, the few things it did get right for me were the designs of Hammerstein and Mean Machine. Both of which looked perfect to me. Plus the Cursed Earth and some of the shots of MC1 looked good.
I just wish it had been done right the first time so now we would be petitioning for Dredd 16 - Fatties!
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: Albion 14 August, 2013, 08:23:20 PM
11.00 tonight on BBC4 there is a documentary about the great John Cooper Clarke.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jcdbc
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: Spikes 14 August, 2013, 11:07:20 PM
11.00 tonight on BBC4 there is a documentary about the great John Cooper Clarke.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jcdbc


"Keith Joseph smiles and a baby dies in a box on Beasley Street"

Once heard, never forgotten.
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: Spikes 17 August, 2013, 02:32:57 PM
Some good watching on BBC4 last night (as is usually the case).

A welcome repeat of all three episodes of Punk Britannia (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=Punk%20Britannia), along with a repeat of the John Cooper Clarke (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=Evidently...%20John%20Cooper%20Clarke) Doc.
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: Frank 17 August, 2013, 07:35:22 PM

That was the first time I'd seen the punk doc, and the Cooper Clarke is great too. Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence (http://Rabbit Proof Fence) (BBC2, 11pm) is the best thing you'll see on telly this month. It's like Stand By Me, Cool Hand Luke and Planet of the Apes all rolled into one.

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: Mister Pops 17 August, 2013, 11:43:33 PM
The best Dirty Harry movie, Magnum Force, is on ITV4 right now
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: judgefloyd 18 August, 2013, 09:30:57 AM
I haven't seen Rabbit Proof Fence, but will make it a priority after Sauchie's rave review.
   Roy and I just finished watching a French spy parody called 'OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies'.  It's pretty stupid, but lots of fun.  The hero is that guy from 'the Artist' who has one of the most 1920s faces I've ever seen.  He was born to have a pencil-thin moustache and be French.  It's sort of like a French Leslie Nielsen, sort of, with rampant Islamophobia and huge amounts of silliness.  The cinematography is fun, if I'm using the right word there - I mean, the colour and the camera work is all very Dr No-era James Bond.
  My favourite moment is the bit with the chickens.
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: Daveycandlish 18 August, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
There's a sequel called OSS Lost in Rio worth catching if you can.  And Jean DuJardin plays a pretty good Lucky Luke if you can find it :-)
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: judgefloyd 18 August, 2013, 09:24:01 PM
huzzah!  I knew about 'lost in Rio', but not about the Lucky Luke story (or stories).  I'll watch out for them.

Apart from that, it's all Get Smart and Dangerman re-runs here, and (when my son has any choice in it) Futurama and Family Guy.  I'm tired of the last two. 
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: Frank 28 August, 2013, 10:36:05 PM

Bloody buggering Prisoner Cell Block H reboot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEcrO9YZ0x4) on Channel Five right now is like Wentworth Begins. Bea Smith is nervous and inexperienced fresh meat, Vera Bennet's a nice lady, and Frankie Doyle is Gina Gershon in Bound.  It took them all of one minute to get to a blowjob and another three for the first of what I presume will be many mildly titillating lesbian sex scenes.

According to the credits, they've hired a set designer. A set designer! I'm typing this during the smoko.

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: Ghost MacRoth 28 August, 2013, 10:38:39 PM
Clearly a man who remembers the original!
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: Goaty 07 September, 2013, 08:11:47 PM

Double bills of Insidious and Don't Be Afraid Of the Dark on C4 tonight, not see both before.
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: Spikes 08 September, 2013, 07:36:15 PM
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - has its premire tonight at nine on Ch4. Looking forward to catching this.
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: Frank 18 September, 2013, 11:26:22 AM

I'm finding it harder to remember to watch telly when things are actually broadcast nowadays, but Channel Four are obviously hoping the one-off last ever episode of The IT Crowd (9pm, Friday 20th Sept) (http://www.channel4.com/tv-listings/daily/2013/09/27#C4_21:00) will inherit some of the geek audience who tune in to see Marvel's Agents of Shield which directly precedes it. Now Chris O'Dowd's making films in the US I thought I'd seen the last of this, so it's nice they've got back together to cap off the oddly truncated final series. (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/4od)

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: Spikes 22 September, 2013, 01:11:38 PM
Caught this mid-week, and just rewatched on the i-player.
Grand stuff, indeed.
(And served as a nice reminder of my trip to see the related exhibition at the British Museum the other month). Enjoy!

The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rrld8/The_Other_Pompeii_Life_and_Death_in_Herculaneum/)
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: Mabs 22 September, 2013, 02:17:32 PM
Conan the Barbarian (2011) on Channel 5 tonight.
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: Charlie boy 22 September, 2013, 02:24:18 PM
I read all of the Solomon Kane stories when I was younger and remember them as being quite fun but never read any of the Conan works because a friend of a friend had read them and said the character was more of a viking and I knew I wouldn't be able to stop picturing Scwarzenegger. I'll end up watching Conan tonight just to see how different it is to the other film adaptations (even though I've read here and there how it's pretty bad) but it's the final IT Crowd mentioned by Sauchie up above that I'm looking forward to this week. Agents of SHIELD... I don't mean to offend anybody here but I really think that could go either way and I'm probably expecting it to go in not a very good way indeed.
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: Frank 22 September, 2013, 07:44:32 PM
Conan the Barbarian (2011) on Channel 5 tonight.

It's on at the same time as Citizen Kane (http://www.radiotimes.com/film/zxfn/citizen-kane) (BBC Four, 9pm). I've only seen one of them, can anyone who has seen both offer an opinion on which is better?

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: Hawkmumbler 22 September, 2013, 07:46:52 PM
Citizen Kane. I cant even begin to compare the two.
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: Frank 22 September, 2013, 07:58:07 PM
Citizen Kane. I cant even begin to compare the two.

Thanks, you've saved me from having to make what was looking like a very difficult choice.

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: Goaty 22 September, 2013, 08:01:41 PM


Got a biggest news for you, Sauchie...  Citizen Kane will be...

...

...

...

... on iPlayer!
: Re: On telly this week
: Mabs 22 September, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
Conan the Barbarian (2011) on Channel 5 tonight.

It's on at the same time as Citizen Kane (http://www.radiotimes.com/film/zxfn/citizen-kane) (BBC Four, 9pm). I've only seen one of them, can anyone who has seen both offer an opinion on which is better?

Citizen Kane, without a doubt.

But Conan is quite fun too! I like it, I've talked about it far too often on here as to why I like it, so we'll leave it at that!
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: Hawkmumbler 22 September, 2013, 08:13:38 PM
Citizen Kane. I cant even begin to compare the two.

Thanks, you've saved me from having to make what was looking like a very difficult choice.
The sarcasm just corrupted my Ipad. :lol:
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: Link Prime 24 September, 2013, 08:29:45 PM
A film that'll be on most horror buffs top ten most f-cked up films list: 'Martyrs' is on the Horror Channel at 12.35am tonight.
I found this genuinely compelling & shocking. If you've an adamantium stomach, give it a whirl.
: Re: On telly this week
: Hawkmumbler 24 September, 2013, 08:37:05 PM
I second that. Hard film to watch.
: Re: On telly this week
: Mabs 26 September, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
Dark Jimbo and Hawkmonger; Blade Runner The Final Cut is on BBC4 at 10.00pm tonight. Make sure you guys check it out!
: Re: On telly this week
: Hawkmumbler 27 September, 2013, 08:17:05 AM
So long as it doesn't clash with The IT Crowd, then I will. Not how I was planning to spend my Birthday evening, but hey, got nothing better to do. :lol:
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 27 September, 2013, 08:19:48 AM
Blade Runner was on last night, IT Crowd Final Episode tonight...
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: Hawkmumbler 27 September, 2013, 08:36:32 AM
Just realised when I checked the planner.  :lol:
Ah well, to Iplayer!
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: Hawkmumbler 28 September, 2013, 08:24:01 AM
Well that was a satisfying finale to The IT Crowd. Loved Richmond once again and getting Anonymous to feature on the shows running gag was hilarious. :lol:

Also, did anyone spot the Dredd vs. Death statue and first two case files (in the wrong order!) throughout the episode?
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: Frank 28 September, 2013, 08:30:51 AM
did anyone spot the Dredd vs. Death statue and first two case files (in the wrong order!) throughout the episode?

PUSSEY! (http://www.comicartcollective.com/artImages/F3F9C7C2-ABCF-401D-91A09E1F7E0B2115.jpg) Roy has a great comic collection.

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: Dandontdare 28 September, 2013, 09:15:54 PM
Atlantis.

Bag o' shite
: Re: On telly this week
: Mabs 28 September, 2013, 09:56:57 PM
Well that was a satisfying finale to The IT Crowd. Loved Richmond once again and getting Anonymous to feature on the shows running gag was hilarious. :lol:

Also, did anyone spot the Dredd vs. Death statue and first two case files (in the wrong order!) throughout the episode?

Wait. Do you mean our Richmond? Richmond's a T.V star?! :o
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: Richmond Clements 04 October, 2013, 10:31:15 PM
Well that was a satisfying finale to The IT Crowd. Loved Richmond once again and getting Anonymous to feature on the shows running gag was hilarious. :lol:

Also, did anyone spot the Dredd vs. Death statue and first two case files (in the wrong order!) throughout the episode?

Wait. Do you mean our Richmond? Richmond's a T.V star?! :o

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/418438_10150975726588244_1725670853_n.jpg)
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: Frank 04 October, 2013, 10:42:50 PM

My homeboy, Hans Zimmer, is on Newsnight talking about his work on Batman, Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean and all Ridley Scott's films ("in a moment" says the gorgeous Emily Maitlis):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_two_england/watchlive

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: Dandontdare 05 October, 2013, 12:12:42 AM
Well that was a satisfying finale to The IT Crowd. Loved Richmond once again and getting Anonymous to feature on the shows running gag was hilarious. :lol:

Also, did anyone spot the Dredd vs. Death statue and first two case files (in the wrong order!) throughout the episode?

Wait. Do you mean our Richmond? Richmond's a T.V star?! :o

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/418438_10150975726588244_1725670853_n.jpg)

You realise we all waited DAYS to let you be the one to respond to that!  :lol:
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: Mabs 05 October, 2013, 01:03:56 AM
Oh dear!   :-[
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: Mister Pops 10 October, 2013, 07:49:01 PM
I'm watching The Sky at Night. This show is nothing without Patrick Moore, NOTHING!
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: Frank 11 October, 2013, 07:35:46 PM

Unreported World on C4 right now is going to be brilliant. Taken in Venezuela, basically.

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: Frank 20 October, 2013, 08:28:11 PM

Hour long 6 Music interview with David Lynch (http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b03d114j/), where he talks about music and his childhood.

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: Professor Bear 27 October, 2013, 06:56:19 PM
The new Dracula show is surprisingly unoffensive despite (a) having an American-accented Dracula and (b) being complete trash, turning him from murderous supervillain into a camp crusader antihero.  There's lots here that's familiar, especially the tired old Mina Murray thing - all the adaptations I've seen have featured much more saucy Lucy Westernra - and if I never see another tv show about a shadowy cabal controlling everything I'll be a happy man, but the idea of Dracula teaming up with a seedy Van Helsing to take down the oil industry by inventing a new form of energy and TEARING OUT ALL OF THE THROATS IN LONDON is amiably daffy.  There's steampunk sci-fi, rooftop swordfights, bright red blood and heaving chest-puppies, so while there's room for it all to go horribly wrong quite quickly, it at least sets out to be entertaining.
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: Goaty 27 October, 2013, 07:00:13 PM

The Ghostbusters on now!
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 27 October, 2013, 07:16:09 PM
American Horror Story: Coven starts this week, on FX. Wednesday at 10, I think.

This is some of the best genre stuff to be made in years. It deserves your eyeballs' attention.
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: Link Prime 29 October, 2013, 09:25:53 AM
American Horror Story: Coven starts this week, on FX. Wednesday at 10, I think.

This is some of the best genre stuff to be made in years. It deserves your eyeballs' attention.

On tonight at 10pm.
Looks very promising indeed.
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: Goaty 01 November, 2013, 10:49:00 PM

Race With The Devil - FilmFour now.

Not see that for long time, and watch it now, :)
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: Spikes 01 November, 2013, 10:56:53 PM

Race With The Devil - FilmFour now.

Not see that for long time, and watch it now, :)

Cheers for the heads up, Goaty, otherwise id have missed this. And ive not seen it in donkeys either.
(Taping it off Film4 +1, to watch later, as ive missed the start).
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: Link Prime 04 November, 2013, 09:40:20 PM
Film 4 has been showing some class horrors recently.

Stake Land is on tonight at 10.45; a post-apocalyptic vampire movie with aspirations to be a cross between Justin Cronin's The Passage and Matheson's I Am Legend.
Or maybe not, but they both came to mind when I watched it.

Bleak, glib, dark, with a B movie heart- just what every Walking Dead fan wants.

Fun fact: Actor Nick Damici also co-wrote it, which is probably why his character (the mysterious 'Mister') has all the best lines.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 04 November, 2013, 10:59:21 PM
Don't turn on Channel Five now, put your Dredd Blu-Ray on!
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: maryanddavid 04 November, 2013, 11:03:43 PM
They did say 2000AD's Judge Dredd in the intro..
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: Frank 08 November, 2013, 10:36:14 PM

Neil Gaiman's about to interview JJ Abrahms about science fiction on Newsnight ... for some reason:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_two_england/watchlive

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: Charlie boy 10 November, 2013, 12:26:09 AM
1:00am, channel "Viva"
Captain America (1991)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 30 November, 2013, 10:35:04 AM
...well on American telly anyway. Is quite an amazing discovery -

Dan Harmon of Community fame and Justin Roiland of House of Cosbys and other such bizarro animations) - comes Rick and Morty. For fans of Clone High and any other animation that has no business being as gloriously weird as it is.

(http://i.imgur.com/WPaOzyD.jpg?1)


You can watch the pilot for free here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMq3ozw7VME&feature=share
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: TordelBack 30 November, 2013, 12:00:17 PM
You can watch the pilot for free here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMq3ozw7VME&feature=share

On the basis of that pilot, this is a fun, crude and visually inventive re-working of Back to the Future.  For me there's something very wrong with Roiland's meandering extempore delivery as Rick, which makes every line twice as long as it needs to be, not really helped by a lack of chemistry with himself as Mort... Maybe these are kinks that'll work themselves out.

I'm also not sure why this couldn't have been pitched to include a slightly younger audience, a la Sanjay and Craig, rather than the Family Guy/South Park demographic again - the extended schoolgirl-boob-fondling sequence just seemed out of place in what could very easily have a broader appeal.
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: Hawkmumbler 30 November, 2013, 08:05:14 PM
Been watching new CN show, Steven Universe. Between tuis and Adventure Time, I have hope for CN again.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 30 November, 2013, 11:39:47 PM
On the basis of that pilot, this is a fun, crude and visually inventive re-working of Back to the Future.  For me there's something very wrong with Roiland's meandering extempore delivery as Rick, which makes every line twice as long as it needs to be, not really helped by a lack of chemistry with himself as Mort... Maybe these are kinks that'll work themselves out.

I'm also not sure why this couldn't have been pitched to include a slightly younger audience, a la Sanjay and Craig, rather than the Family Guy/South Park demographic again - the extended schoolgirl-boob-fondling sequence just seemed out of place in what could very easily have a broader appeal.

Fun and visually inventive'll do me. And I find Roiland's delivery very appealing. It's really not right, and that makes it different from every half-bit Seth Rogan on the comedy circuit. I hope it continues in a similar vein, although it's certainly not for everyone. Definitely Roiland's net animations are a little too weird for a long-form series - hopefully Dan will reign it in. As for the "pitching to a younger audience" I know what you're saying but it's a big market now the post-teen animation thing, and as someone who really thinks animation is (like comics) something that shouldn't just be aimed squarely at kids, I've no problem with Fox (grr) and Adult Swim doing more stuff like this. Although I agree it might be healthier to have an Adventure Timelike crossover appeal.
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: TordelBack 01 December, 2013, 09:38:51 AM
Although I agree it might be healthier to have an Adventure Timelike crossover appeal.

I totally agree that animation is a medium, and thus shouldn't be restricted to one age-group. The teens-and-up market has produced some great stuff (the wife and I laughed ourselves sick at parts of South Park's Black Friday storyline just the other night, even as that show struggles to find a single new joke), and since my eldest has hit a more aware 7 I'm suddenly conscious that even the venerable Simpsons isn't exactly all-ages.  I just think the premise and much of the execution in Rick and Morty would be eminently suitable for a slightly younger audience too.  But maybe that would kill the 'cool' factor for teenagers, what do I know, being so... very.... old.

On Roiland's voice performance, yes, thank goodness that for once it's not either of the Seths: it's just that it's so protracted that I find myself losing interest in Rick's lines before they're finished.   I will however eagerly watch more, if it surfaces on a channel I have.


: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 14 December, 2013, 03:56:14 PM
Tron and Tron Legacy double bill (with an hour of Mandela as an interval) - from 5.30 BBC2 tonight
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: judda fett 14 December, 2013, 05:13:47 PM
Psychopath night on Channel 4 tonight from 9pm. I took the test I'm 36% psycho, or maybe that was 36% okay and it's the other 64% to be concerned about? Anyway should be fun.
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: Chris Tresson 14 December, 2013, 07:38:15 PM
Psychopath night on Channel 4 tonight from 9pm. I took the test I'm 36% psycho, or maybe that was 36% okay and it's the other 64% to be concerned about? Anyway should be fun.

I almost forgot that was on! Cheers, Judda!
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: Devons Daddy 17 December, 2013, 02:04:33 PM
Interweb thingy will offer
Still open all hours
as must see tv for me.

: Re: On telly this week
: Chris Tresson 18 December, 2013, 08:34:47 PM
Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners on channel 4 right now. The guy having his house cleaned is called Dusty Rhodes...

...He's just a common man...
: Re: On telly this week
: The Legendary Shark 04 January, 2014, 11:06:16 PM
Watching Dave Allen on BBC2 - wow, I'd forgotten how funny he was and never appreciated his cleverness properly either.

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Eg. After hours of argument with an atheist, the Pope finally cracks and says, "bah! You remind me of a blindfolded man in a darkened room searching for a black cat that isn't there!"
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"That's exactly how I see you," says the atheist, "you also are like a blindfolded man in a darkened room searching for a black cat that isn't there - the only difference is that you've found it."

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Genius!
: Re: On telly this week
: Chris Tresson 05 January, 2014, 08:01:36 PM
The penultimate episode of Sherlock (that I've waited ages for and will be over by next week...)
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 08 January, 2014, 09:38:42 PM
This week:

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is back on BBC2 tomorrow night and it looks to have dumped that ridiculous "discussion" segment that was so bad that the last episode of the first series even referenced how badly received it was with a time travel framing device. Looking forward to it - Brooker is always grand.

Next week:

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House of Fools BBC2 on Tuesday night - it's the return of Vic & Bob in a studio-based sitcom format. Will be very surreal and likely to be brilliant - I have all the time in the world for them two.

"Bob is a man who is frustrated by the uninvited people who constantly fill his house. He has a hot date lined up and all he needs now is to get rid of all his unwanted house guests, so he can watch Conan the Barbarian with her in peace. Unfortunately, his lodger Vic has broken the telly."
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: Mabs 16 January, 2014, 09:43:31 PM
BBC's Hidden Kingdoms was bloody brilliant! I watched it with the kids - they were getting late for bed but I let them watch it and both of them were glued to the screen. The standout moment was seeing the African Elephant Shrew trying to dodge the earth shattering shower of elephant poo!  :lol:

And the Grasshopper Mouse fighting a deadly scorpion. Wow.

I love these kind of shows! Beats shite like Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity everytime!
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: The Legendary Shark 17 January, 2014, 10:07:14 PM
QI.
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I am completely in love with Lisa Tarbuck - and I have no idea why.
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: Mardroid 19 January, 2014, 10:29:48 AM
And the Grasshopper Mouse fighting a deadly scorpion. Wow.

Actually it was a giant centipede but yes, that sequence was spectacular. Actually more exciting than the usual big cat kills etc. (Don't get me wrong, I love big cats.)

And then, what did the mouse do after after dispatching the giant bug? It howled like a wolf in triumph. Literally. At least it seemed to be howling in triumph. It might have just been saying "Grubs over here!"

I was a little put off by the 'making of' section at the end on realise how  much was staged and that special effects were involved. However I think that was just to set the scene and make filming easier. I think the creatures behaviour and the fights were for real.
: Re: On telly this week
: Mabs 19 January, 2014, 03:04:49 PM
And the Grasshopper Mouse fighting a deadly scorpion. Wow.

Actually it was a giant centipede but yes, that sequence was spectacular. Actually more exciting than the usual big cat kills etc. (Don't get me wrong, I love big cats.)

And then, what did the mouse do after after dispatching the giant bug? It howled like a wolf in triumph. Literally. At least it seemed to be howling in triumph. It might have just been saying "Grubs over here!"

I was a little put off by the 'making of' section at the end on realise how  much was staged and that special effects were involved. However I think that was just to set the scene and make filming easier. I think the creatures behaviour and the fights were for real.

The mum mouse fights the scorpion first time round to feed her young and then her eldest son fights the centipide!  ;)

And you're right, the making of section is a real eye opener.
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: Mardroid 19 January, 2014, 06:49:18 PM
Ah, sorry. I missed the start. I hadn't planned to watch it you see, just happened across it flicking channels. It was a nice interesting surprise.
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: Mabs 20 January, 2014, 09:46:44 AM
That's alright Mardroid, both fights were amazing. The thing that was awesome to note was the fact the mouse was immune to the scorpion's poison, something which would most definitely harm a human and here's this little mouse with no fear of it whatsoever.

I'll definitely be watching the next episode. It's also a great show for the kids to watch too. My son was really upset when the African Elephant Shrew baby lost its mother, it reminded me of Bambi for some reason!  :(

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: Dandontdare 20 January, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
anybody know anything about HELIX? The 2 hour pilot's on C5 tonight, but sound like another generic US show about unfeasibly young and buff scientists being chased by shadowy government organisations.

EDIT - just found a guardian article which calls it "as daft as a virus-infected brush"!
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: Professor Bear 20 January, 2014, 08:54:00 PM
It's also identical to a couple of existing tv series.  The one it most resembles I sadly cannot remember the name of, but the pilot episode had a team of young buff scientists and token eldsters investigating a viral infection that looked like oil but was really a prehistoric collective intelligence - a premise which was then ripped off by some ITV miniseries where anyone infected with a virus (from history or outer space I cannot recall) became part of a hive mind.

Helix is pretty dire, but it is cheap, unoriginal and po-faced, so I imagine it will find an audience, if only on the SyFy Channel.
: Re: On telly this week
: TordelBack 21 January, 2014, 12:28:49 AM
I am completely in love with Lisa Tarbuck - and I have no idea why.

Yeah, I have that problem too.  I think it's her laugh. 
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: M.I.K. 22 January, 2014, 04:45:59 AM
Is it just me, or is House of Fools not very good?
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 22 January, 2014, 06:58:06 AM
It's mixed, for sure - but I quite like it. Its surreal puppet asides alone are telly gold - but yes I can see why people don't ... the constant audience laughter and contrived sitcom set-ups make it seem quite awkward and stilted. Plus I'm not a huge fan of Matt Berry's "Matt Berry" character that he always always seems to play.

Given their own series again I wish they'd done something closer to Catterick which is the best thing ever made by humans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNBKv8OpDxQ&list=PLFD8B382BDC8864B7). Even better than the Easter Island Heads or the Magna Carta.
: Re: On telly this week
: Jim_Campbell 23 January, 2014, 08:50:29 AM
Anybody still bothering with the Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dracula? I'd been finding it a bit of a slog and going to catch up after letting a few episodes pile up over Christmas and New Year, I found I could neither recall what was happening nor summon any enthusiasm for watching any more, so deleted the episodes unwatched.

Cheers

Jim
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: Link Prime 23 January, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
Anybody still bothering with the Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dracula? I'd been finding it a bit of a slog and going to catch up after letting a few episodes pile up over Christmas and New Year, I found I could neither recall what was happening nor summon any enthusiasm for watching any more, so deleted the episodes unwatched.

Cheers

Jim

I literally couldn't make it through the advert.
: Re: On telly this week
: Jim_Campbell 23 January, 2014, 09:37:09 AM
I literally couldn't make it through the advert.

To be honest, it's largely my wife's fondness for Rhys Meyers with his shirt off (of which there is usually a healthy dose in each episode) that's got us this far. Even she has now said she's not fussed about watching the rest of the series…!

Cheers

Jim
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: Link Prime 23 January, 2014, 09:51:15 AM
Strong resolve!

My missus used to be a fan of the shirtless one too, but told me she gave up on him once he started permanently looking like he was off his tits on somethin.
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: Recrewt 23 January, 2014, 11:40:32 AM
Is it just me, or is House of Fools not very good?

No, I didn't think much of it either.  I used to love Vic and Bob when they did Big Night Out and the early Shooting Stars but something has changed and I'm no longer laughing, just thinking wtf?
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: Frank 23 January, 2014, 05:24:43 PM

I don't think it's a coincidence that Reeves and Mortimer's most successful shows (Big Night In and Shooting Stars) are ones where there's a recognisable format - variety and quiz, respectively - giving the viewer a structure to understand the pair's free form nonsense as subverting and parodying. If the underlying structure of House of Fools is a parody of the TV sitcom, it's currently suffering from subsidence. Apparently they realised it wasn't working after a couple of episodes and made some changes.

Hopefully that means going off-script and acknowledging the theatricality of the show more often, because those are the parts I think worked best so far. There are enough great ideas in there to make a fun show, but the format in which they're presented feels a bit lifeless. There are long stretches of Bang Bang! and The Smell which suffer from the same aimless obscurity, and I ended up cherishing parts of them too. I'd like to see them cameo as different characters, like Kinky John (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Qu7DwFNJg), and cracking each other up.

: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 23 January, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
Yes Sauchie I totally agree - also I LOVE KINKY JOHN.

I'd love for them to put their noggins into it and make it work because it has strong potential, glad to hear that it'll change as it goes on as well - I was worrying it'd run a bit thin toward the end of the series.
: Re: On telly this week
: Mabs 23 January, 2014, 09:14:17 PM
Episode 2 of Hidden Kingdoms was another triumph! Really enjoyable stuff and again, the kids were glued to the TV screen.

Lesson of the day: It never pays to steal!  Yes I'm looking at you, Mr. Older Chipmunk!  :lol:
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: Devons Daddy 05 February, 2014, 10:34:40 AM
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keep posting, you the equivalent of radio/tv times for my downloads, if you say its good, I give it watch,
on average you have been HUGLEY correct on the recommendations.
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 05 February, 2014, 08:10:44 PM
Inside No. 9 Tonight BBC2

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/2/5/1391602376260/Reece-Shearsmith-left-and-011.jpg)

Shearsmith & Pemberton are back with a six-part  series of one-off black comedy tales. Should be grand :D
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: Goaty 05 February, 2014, 10:31:15 PM

Oh that was dark episode tonight on Inside No. 9!
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: NapalmKev 06 February, 2014, 08:57:11 AM
Inside No. 9 Tonight BBC2

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/2/5/1391602376260/Reece-Shearsmith-left-and-011.jpg)

Shearsmith & Pemberton are back with a six-part  series of one-off black comedy tales. Should be grand :D

I watched this last night. Very dark, and hilarious in parts. More like L.O.G than Psychoville (both of which I enjoyed immensely).

Cheers
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: Daveycandlish 06 February, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Very funny with a dark twist. Watch it on catch up, but don't miss it!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 February, 2014, 05:41:28 PM
Yeah I really enjoyed that - wonderfully subdued darkness as well - and what a cast! Tim Key was fantastic.
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 07 February, 2014, 05:46:19 PM
what a cast! Tim Key was fantastic.

Wasn't he! That comic persona and manner of delivery he's developed is as entertaining and addictive as Partridge, but in the context of a narrative and tone as mordant as that it's genuinely unsettling.

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: Spikes 19 February, 2014, 08:47:26 AM
House of Fools last night (Last episode?). Had me in total stitches.

Completely missed every other episode up to now, but thankfully there all on the iplayer.
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 24 February, 2014, 11:01:08 PM
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 3 Saturday 1st 10pm BBC2

(http://www.radiotimes.com/namedimage/Shilbottle.jpg?quality=85&mode=crop&width=580&height=327&404=tv&url=/remote/static.radiotimes.com.edgesuite.net/pa/58/12/webANXsleecomedyvehicles3.jpg)

Love him, loathe him or just admit that his intricately constructed and self-aware brand of stand up is at the very least unique in the current oversaturated market: Mr Lee is BACK.

Replacing the formidable Armando Iannucci in the Lee interrogation chair this series is the even-more formidable long lost god of satire Chris Morris. Promises to be be interesting.
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 10 March, 2014, 09:48:03 PM
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 3 Saturday 1st 10pm BBC2

At his best, Lee brilliantly and incisively deconstructs commonplace idiocy and lazy thinking, but an awful lot of the running time is the comic equivalent of Amazon delivering a massive cardboard box full of polystyrene packing chips with a tiny pair of bud earphones buried in the centre. He gets too many easy laughs simply by saying the names of commercially successful working class comedians in a sarcastic tone of voice too.

Anyone been watching Line Of Duty (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yzlr0/episodes/player) (BBC2, Wednesday, 21:00)? I don't like cop dramas, and I only started watching this to have something to talk about with my Mum at Saturday lunch, but it's turned out to be a really gripping and effective thriller. It's in no way ground breaking, but writer Jed Mercurio (Cardiac Arrest, Bodies) knows how to parcel out plot information in an involving way and keep the tense-incident-to-character-development ratio in balance.

The cops are the bad guys, and even the better ones are confronted with the knowledge that they're guilty of the same offences as the people they're investigating. Crucially though, that point's made with a reflective glance at their shoes and emerging from a toilet cubicle with runny mascara, rather than anguished monologues. Most of the subtitled sex-murder and high concept US serials leave me cold; this is the kind of grown-up stuff the BBC should be making to compete in the international market.


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: Frank 13 March, 2014, 07:43:52 PM

TV clash tonight. My Week With Marilyn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeHDZODFKNw) (BBC2, 21:00) or Graham Linehan's The Walshes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMAbxQcF0LE) (BBC Four, 22:00)?

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: JOE SOAP 13 March, 2014, 08:15:30 PM
Graham Linehan's The Walshes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMAbxQcF0LE) (BBC Four, 22:00)?


Stick with Marilyn.

: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 March, 2014, 08:16:23 PM
Graham Linehan's The Walshes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMAbxQcF0LE) (BBC Four, 22:00)?

Good shout Sauchie I didn't know that was so soon :D

In terms of Lee - this current run is amazing so far and with Chris Morris to boot I'm in ecstasy. I wasn't entirely sold on him for years but after reading his book where he takes apart every moment of his act and you see the thought and work that goes into the polystyrene packing-pauses and sarcastic name-dropping it leaves little doubt of the artistry present - I think the guy is a genius.
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 04 May, 2014, 09:31:20 AM

All six episodes of Chris Lilley's spin-off from Summer Heights High, Jonah From Tonga (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p01xl9l2), are up on iplayer 48 hours before the first episode is transmitted on BBC Three. It's a prelude to the channel going iplayer-only later this year.

: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 15 May, 2014, 09:02:54 PM

BBC2, 9pm. Documentary on the fight for justice by the victims of Thalidomide and their families. Most folk know the broad brush strokes of the story, but the incredible personal struggle of the families against intimidation and corporate bullying is something I'd never heard of before:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0441xct

: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 24 May, 2014, 06:02:32 PM
BBC2 Anniversary Comedy Stuff

They've edited the fairly unfunny Fosters Fast Show mini-episodes from the other year and some new stuff into two half hour Fast Show specials - there's a big doc about comedy with lots of new interviews on tonight - and tomorrow there's an hour-long Harry and Paul "take the piss out of bbc2" special.

No money spent on new comedy folk though. Heaven forfend.
: Re: On telly this week
: Hoagy 26 May, 2014, 08:24:25 PM
Will nobody think of the fracking awesome FARGO on CH4 Sundays with me? I don't think I've been this emotionally uncomfortable watching TV since Twin Peaks, though not too direct a comparison, mind you.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 26 May, 2014, 08:37:25 PM
Will nobody think of the fracking awesome FARGO on CH4 Sundays with me? I don't think I've been this emotionally uncomfortable watching TV since Twin Peaks, though not too direct a comparison, mind you.

What, no insane serial killer possessing spirit you can only see in mirrors?

No backwards talking dwarves?

Or... no, Kyle Maclachlan?
: Re: On telly this week
: Hoagy 26 May, 2014, 08:58:43 PM
Yeah, none of that but plenty of outlandish behaviour and malevolence.

And some of the best snow shots I've seen in a while. Which it has ALL, over Twin Peaks.
: Re: On telly this week
: Dark Jimbo 26 May, 2014, 09:05:53 PM
Will nobody think of the fracking awesome FARGO on CH4 Sundays with me?

Yes, here. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,40407.0/topicseen.html
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: Hawkmumbler 03 June, 2014, 10:02:17 PM
Just watched an episode of The Island. God, it's fucking awful.
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: Goaty 15 June, 2014, 10:06:10 PM
Dammit, RIP Rik Mayall, just find out, even he passed away on my birthday :(

There is a episode of Bottom: Gas on BBC2 at 10.30pm tonight. Very funny episode.
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 20 June, 2014, 11:08:35 PM

Radio comedy about Philip K Dick working as a double agent for the FBI which uses the paranoia of Dick's work to great effect. You know how Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story treated the subject's life as if it was one of his films? It's like that:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046p07q

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: Frank 03 July, 2014, 09:04:43 PM

BBC2 right now: The Honourable Woman. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hugo Blick's first TV work since the incredible The Shadow Line.

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: dweezil2 03 July, 2014, 10:04:51 PM

BBC2 right now: The Honourable Woman. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hugo Blick's first TV work since the incredible The Shadow Line.

Enjoyed that.
Looking forward to episode 2!
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 03 July, 2014, 10:22:04 PM

BBC2 right now: The Honourable Woman. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hugo Blick's first TV work since the incredible The Shadow Line.

Enjoyed that. Looking forward to episode 2!

Good, wurnit. I'd heard that the first episode was a slow burn, but we got one of Blick's trademark gruesome deaths within the first five minutes and an action hero set piece for the finale. Looked a million dollars too - this is the kind of thing the BBC should be concentrating on if they want to subsidise the licence fee with foreign sales and Netflix views.

Can I tell everyone my Hugo Blick trivia? Blick, writer/producer of this and The Shadow Line, played the young Jack Nicholson in the scene where his character kills Bruce Wayne's parents in the first Tim Burton Batman film:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/feature/a581899/from-batman-to-the-shadow-line-hugo-blicks-amazing-career.html#~oIZmM0uJi6qckt

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: Frank 16 July, 2014, 08:43:24 PM

Jacques Peretti uses the Star Wars phenomenon as the starting point for his thesis that targeting children as consumers turns us all into childish consumers for our entire lives. I've no idea why I thought that might be relevant to anyone here ...

http://bbc.in/1iIFrVq (Kenner porn from 6 minutes in, Transformers and He-Man thereafter)

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: Goaty 04 August, 2014, 05:57:34 AM
Season 4 of The Walking Dead will be on 5* this Saturday! And double bills.
: Re: On telly this week
: Keef Monkey 04 August, 2014, 10:47:38 AM
Season 4 of The Walking Dead will be on 5* this Saturday! And double bills.

Oh, nice timing! We just finished season 3 on Netflix and 4 isn't on there yet. Cheers Goaty!
: Re: On telly this week
: amines2058 04 August, 2014, 11:28:42 AM
Season 4 of The Walking Dead will be on 5* this Saturday! And double bills.

Oh, nice timing! We just finished season 3 on Netflix and 4 isn't on there yet. Cheers Goaty!

Ditto, I am just on episode 15 of Series 3 so should finish this in time to watch Season 4 on 5*.
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 11 August, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
A new time-travelling series from 90s Star Trek bods started yesterday on Starz

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Based on a 90s novel series it's quite jarringly sluggish and full of many many tropes that have no place in modern TV. Such as a constant and gratingly expositional first-person narration...
: Re: On telly this week
: Daveycandlish 12 August, 2014, 05:26:06 PM
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Film 4. Saturday.
Watch it.
: Re: On telly this week
: Hawkmumbler 12 August, 2014, 05:30:51 PM
Scrappers, BBC1.

Filmed litteraly a stones throw from my home. Watch and be amazed at all the Boltonion stereotypes.
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: Mister Pops 18 October, 2014, 01:05:59 AM
Channel 4's getting it tight. They've completely lost the live feed on their big Stand Up To Cancer night. It's like a TV channel got a bad case of DDoS.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 02 November, 2014, 08:14:47 PM
Worth to check out A Cabin In The Woods on C5 tonight at 9pm, really smart horror film!
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 02 November, 2014, 09:30:00 PM

The Fall, BBC2, 23:35 - 01:35 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/ww4gg/the-fall--series-1---episode-4). I only watched this last week because I couldn't get to sleep after the clocks went back an hour, but I thought it was really good. Gillian Anderson playing an unlikeable cop on the trail of an oddly nice guy murderer with some unreconstructed attitudes towards pretty girls, in Belfast. Tonight is episodes 4 and 5, but the first three parts are still up on iplayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00wrk43).


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: Jim_Campbell 23 November, 2014, 09:26:18 PM
Well, it turns out the Amazon-saves-Ripper-Street story only took two episodes to go sour. That's this show completely ruined for me. No idea where they take it from here, but it's nowhere I want to go. The characters are borderline unrecognisable, their relationships utterly changed from previous series, and now … there's no coming back from this, IMO.

Fuck you, Amazon. Fuck you in the eye.

Jim
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: Dark Jimbo 23 November, 2014, 10:04:53 PM
Well, it turns out the Amazon-saves-Ripper-Street story only took two episodes to go sour. That's this show completely ruined for me. No idea where they take it from here, but it's nowhere I want to go. The characters are borderline unrecognisable, their relationships utterly changed from previous series, and now … there's no coming back from this, IMO.

Fuck you, Amazon. Fuck you in the eye.

Nooooo! That's a shame, the reviews I read for episode 1 were really good. Been really looking forward to catching it on tv next year.
: Re: On telly this week
: Jim_Campbell 23 November, 2014, 10:16:45 PM
Episode 1 was good. Episode 2…? Fuck, I'll watch episode 3, but they're going to have to do something unprecedented in the history of TV drama to bring it back from this. If they rescue the series from here, then I'll salute the brilliance of it, but I'm not holding my breath.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 02 January, 2015, 12:04:05 AM
Things that were moderately good on the beeb post Christmas:

House of Fools Christmas Special
(http://www.gigglebeats.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/House-of-Fools-Christmas-special.jpg)

Some like it, some don't - but it's Vic and Bob as bold as brass and not giving half a balls whether anyone else finds it funny bar them. If you can get over awkward studio audience it's brilliantly stupid and has Phil Collins in it who is an arse.

Mapp & Lucia
(http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article30870763.ece/edd0f/ALTERNATES/h342/Mapp.jpg)

Written by and starring Leaguesman Steve Pemberton - this 3-part 3-hour 1920s athon is basically Game of Thrones meets PG Wodehouse (or E.F. Benson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._F._Benson)). Miranda Richardson is fantastically vile and the supporting cast are brilliant fun - it might be a little dry for some and a bit old-hat tonally but it was a rewarding watch and is filmed in damned pretty Rye where the fictional stories were set.

Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe

Another year, another thing that's funny if you like Charlie Brooker -  there is a truly revelatory thing from Adam Curtis (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis) about the media at large pushing a 'isn't everything confusing, why do we even bother?' mindset that encourages indifference. However the end of the programme features a weirdly indulgent song that features the Blockheads and an awkwardly sexy Philomena Cunk for no conceivable reason.

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I also tried to watch Esio Trot but me and Geoffery gave up because for some reason they thought it would make the story more engaging by including a really intrusively unnecessary and mawkish narration from James Corden OBE and it became unbearable within minutes. Don't normally bail out of stuff but I've got a whole load of Rocko's Modern Life queued up to watch and that seems more appealing.
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: Dandontdare 02 January, 2015, 07:54:12 AM
Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe

Another year, another thing that's funny if you like Charlie Brooker -  there is a truly revelatory thing from Adam Curtis (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis) about the media at large pushing a 'isn't everything confusing, why do we even bother?' mindset that encourages indifference. However the end of the programme features a weirdly indulgent song that features the Blockheads and an awkwardly sexy Philomena Cunk for no conceivable reason.

Her explanation of whether Russell Brand is thick or intelligent was priceless.
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: Fungus 02 January, 2015, 09:06:08 AM
Brooker was good as usual - albeit looking more ill than ever (too much telly box?!) - but I sat up to my full height when he announced the film by Adam Curtis. That voice and intonation are mesmerising! He flatters your intelligence, all the while coming across as the Best Pub Bore In The World and I could listen to him all day. The man could see conspiracies in a baby's laugh. Great stuff.

And I somehow missed Vic & Bob, which hopefully there is still time to remedy. Their last series proved they've still got it.
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: Daveycandlish 02 January, 2015, 09:18:41 AM
For me, Mapp & Lucia was the Christmas telly highlight.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 03 January, 2015, 03:36:42 PM
This Wednesday sees the start of a new series on Yesterday at 21:00 Freeview 19 - Virgin 206 - Sky 537.  It's called Weekend Warriors and no, it's not about the TA. Here's a bit about it

This 6 x 60' series is a glorious celebration of British eccentricity, visiting the little-known world of the battle re-enactors. These men and women spend their weekends living in the past, as Roundheads, Cavaliers, Roman legionnaires, maids in distress, WWII soldiers or even Vikings. They bring to life the most famous battles in history, which are lovingly and accurately portrayed in the fields and villages of the UK.

I'm wondering if we will see the tallest man at the Nerve Centre in the opening episode, as that's all about the English Civil War Society. Set Pikes to jab and series link this!
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: Spikes 01 February, 2015, 05:26:42 PM
The Cohen brothers remake of True Grit is on BBC2 tonight at 10pm.

Been waiting for what seems like an age to see this, and I missed the last showing...

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: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2015, 05:29:14 PM
Bloomin' great movie. A real return to form for the Coens in my book.
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: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2015, 05:37:54 PM
Actually I should retract that (but can't modify now) cos of course when I remember my Coens' film ordered they'd been back on form for a few films before this... so ya know spouting nonsense as normal!
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: Spikes 01 February, 2015, 05:43:48 PM
I must admit I wasn't the biggest Cohen Coen brothers fan, but No Country for Old Men really opened my eyes, and has led me to re-discover, and enjoy, their back catalogue more than I previously had.

So looking forward to tonight. And if it's aces, then tracking down the DVD/BluRay tomorrow.
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: JamesC 01 February, 2015, 06:29:45 PM
There's a 70s remake of Nosferatu on Film4 tonight. I don't know much about this version but it looks like it could be pretty good.
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: Hawkmumbler 01 February, 2015, 06:48:13 PM
There's a 70s remake of Nosferatu on Film4 tonight. I don't know much about this version but it looks like it could be pretty good.
One of the few remakes that slap bang equals the original. No word of a lie, Herzog out did himself in this retelling. A superb film.
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: TordelBack 01 February, 2015, 06:54:18 PM
The Cohen brothers remake of True Grit is on BBC2 tonight at 10pm.

Been waiting for what seems like an age to see this, and I missed the last showing...

Finally - can't believe I haven't got around to watching this before now (although I have of course read the comic - and very legible it was too).  It seems like a perfect storm of things I love.
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: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2015, 07:22:01 PM
There's a 70s remake of Nosferatu on Film4 tonight. I don't know much about this version but it looks like it could be pretty good.
One of the few remakes that slap bang equals the original. No word of a lie, Herzog out did himself in this retelling. A superb film.

Yeah another one that proves that Klaus Kinski is the creepiest man who ever lived as I recall.
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: Goaty 01 February, 2015, 08:34:46 PM
The Cohen brothers remake of True Grit is on BBC2 tonight at 10pm.

Been waiting for what seems like an age to see this, and I missed the last showing...

The horses scenes at ending of the film so heartbreaking to watch :(
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: Goaty 02 February, 2015, 02:45:39 PM
My missus want to see 50 Shades of Grey in Valentine's Day weekend, but not sure any of you been or your wife/girlfriends been read it, but I hadn't and I try tell her it better if she go with friend, as I would be uncomfortable to watch it! (Cos I knew it will be crap!) Am I right? Or should I go?
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: Zenith 666 02 February, 2015, 02:56:46 PM
Go see it and when you get her home ask if she wants to try it tie her to bed then pop down the pub as punishment for making you watch that rubbish.alternativly get the times wrong and go see ex Machina instead.
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: The Legendary Shark 02 February, 2015, 03:13:52 PM
And they say romance is dead...
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: Goaty 03 February, 2015, 03:34:32 PM
Hehe! Well I am off to see subtitled version of Ex-Machina tonight
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: Zenith 666 03 February, 2015, 03:48:57 PM
Loved it.brilliant movie.
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: Dandontdare 03 February, 2015, 09:45:47 PM
ITV4 from 10pm - Life of Brian followed by the Blues Brothers - that's a double bill!!
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: Goaty 03 February, 2015, 09:47:33 PM
Wait till Biggus Dickus hears of this!
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: Dandontdare 03 February, 2015, 10:31:27 PM
ah, my mistake it's Meaning of Life .. still  :D
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: Theblazeuk 05 February, 2015, 01:30:55 PM
Syfy's 12 monkeys is actually good! Who would have thought.
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: Goaty 07 February, 2015, 05:01:50 PM
Red Dwarf: White Hole is on DAVE now, the best episode of Red Dwarf :)
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: Fungus 20 February, 2015, 04:26:02 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey

BBC2 tonight :-)
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: Spikes 27 February, 2015, 08:48:15 PM
On BBC4 in 15 minutes, a new documentary (An hour an a half long!) on Joy Division.
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: Hawkmumbler 26 March, 2015, 10:28:06 AM
The Devil Rides Out (1968) is on the horror channel tonight, now on Freeview for all us plebs.
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: Fungus 26 March, 2015, 11:30:18 AM
The Devil Rides Out (1968) is on the horror channel tonight, now on Freeview for all us plebs.

Cool, thanks :)  (the Horror Channel bit, I mean). I'm a pleb by choice, and update Freeview blindly.

From the schedule, some decent - albeit old - stuff. T Baker and Davison Dr Whos today, for example.
Nice for you fans, and I might give TB's Doctor a watch out of curiosity.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 26 March, 2015, 01:27:44 PM
I think Christopher Lee said he love to see TDRO remade with modern special effects. Be a tough sell in Britain or Hollywood.
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: Goaty 26 March, 2015, 01:30:09 PM
I think Christopher Lee said he love to see TDRO remade with modern special effects. Be a tough sell in Britain or Hollywood.

Would be nice, Christopher said it was his favourite Hammer film.
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: The Legendary Shark 26 March, 2015, 04:56:59 PM
The danger in that idea is, of course, Nicholas Cage...
.
Shudder
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: Hawkmumbler 26 March, 2015, 05:03:50 PM
"KILLING ME WON'T GIVE YOU YOUR FUCKING MESSIAH!!!!"
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: JudgeOiNK! 21 April, 2015, 10:24:45 PM
Red Dwarf: White Hole is on DAVE now, the best episode of Red Dwarf :)

A white hole?

"What is it?" ;)
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 25 April, 2015, 11:27:07 AM
Yes it's mega!


http://digiguide.tv/pick-of-the-day/2+May+2015/film-dredd-iii/
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: Zarjazzer 25 April, 2015, 11:41:44 AM
great news only digiguide seem to have the Stallone film as its trailer. Sniff, will we never escape its curse? :'(
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 May, 2015, 01:46:27 AM
Wayward Pines has been advertised on billboards about the place so I imagine it's terrestrial very soon or now.

M Night Shyamalan produces a nothingy sci-fi "WHAT TOWN IS THIS" intrigue-athon that wants to be Twin Peaks but leaves the viewer lusting for Portmeirion...

I've been burnt long before by Lost so frankly anything that doesn't immediately state its purpose is out on its ear for me.

GO AWAY. I'M NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR ENIGMA.
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: Link Prime 26 May, 2015, 02:49:35 PM
Wayward Pines has been advertised on billboards about the place so I imagine it's terrestrial very soon or now.

M Night Shyamalan produces a nothingy sci-fi "WHAT TOWN IS THIS" intrigue-athon that wants to be Twin Peaks but leaves the viewer lusting for Portmeirion...

I've been burnt long before by Lost so frankly anything that doesn't immediately state its purpose is out on its ear for me.

GO AWAY. I'M NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR ENIGMA.

I love the 'mysterious town genre'; Twin Peaks, Silent Hill, Strangehaven, Blessington etc etc

Wayward Pines, however; two episodes in and I nearly had an aneurysm due to uncontrollable eye-rolling.
(It's on Fox on Thursday nights @ 9.00 by the way)
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: Link Prime 06 June, 2015, 10:50:34 AM
Another week on Wayward Pines, and the mysteries continue to confound, chief among them Matt Dillon's (51) pitch black hair.

Seriously though, I'm looking at the show in an all new light after accidentally spoiling the 'big twist' via an unrelated Google search.
Seems; Wayward Pines is actually set in the far future, an artificially constructed town on a desolate post-apocalyptic world.
Those large electrified barriers aren't there to keep the population in, but to keep aggressive mutant creatures out.
It's inhabitants have been kept in cold storage from various time periods, and re-integrated into the towns community.
This may or may not have been the work of benevolent aliens, I'm not sure;
I stopped myself as soon as I realised I went too far.

I'm intrigued.
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: Spikes 06 June, 2015, 02:03:51 PM
Quatermass 2 in is BBC2 tonight, I believe.

Well, I say tonight. It's technically the early hours of Sunday morning (12:35am), but you get my drift...
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: Keef Monkey 26 June, 2015, 08:52:18 AM
Defiance started back this week. I've never actually heard anyone else admit to watching it but me and Bea are right into it. The opener to the new season had some awkwardly flat and stilted action scenes, but storywise it had us gasping a few times. Good fun show that.
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: Jim_Campbell 26 June, 2015, 08:57:28 AM
Defiance started back this week.

I'm afraid the missus and I abandoned it about three episodes short of the end of season two, because we just didn't give a shit what happened. I'm mildly astonished it got picked up for a third series. But, then, five series of Falling Skies? Four of Grimm and a fifth on the way? Clearly, I don't get American TV.

Cheers

Jim
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: Professor Bear 26 June, 2015, 12:02:29 PM
Defiance is paid for by the videogame company who made the online roleplaying game the series is based upon.  Like the first season of BSG (paid for by Sky1), SyFy want to stop making it but can't.
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: Keef Monkey 26 June, 2015, 01:57:51 PM
Defiance is paid for by the videogame company who made the online roleplaying game the series is based upon.  Like the first season of BSG (paid for by Sky1), SyFy want to stop making it but can't.

Really? I knew it was a game tie-in (I actually played the game for a while during season 1 when they were adding missions to go along with weekly episodes - was a nice gimmick to get people going back to an MMO regularly but the point was lost when the UK broadcast slipped way out of sync with the US one in season 2!), but didn't imagine Trion could fund a TV show like that, particularly since the game went free to play. Everything I can find online suggests it performs pretty well for Syfy so always assumed they were the ones renewing it.
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: Professor Bear 26 June, 2015, 07:47:22 PM
Almost all of SyFy's original content does well, but in a catch 22 situation, they seem allergic to paying to make any - that's why the current crop of new - and relatively expensive-looking - shows are such a surprise.
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: Theblazeuk 14 July, 2015, 02:19:56 PM
I'm enjoying Wayward Pines, though the idiocy of the people controlling the town is starting to grate. Kate and Harold and many others have been there for years. A decade or more, right? And all they have seen is people get straight up murdered just for asking WTF is going on, wtf can't I leave - all rational questions. This great scientist and all of his volunteers are so dumb they can't see that things are going to get even worse with this 'batch'? At least Batch A just gave up. Setting yourself up as the evil empire will see you die fast.

Oh and obviously there are flaws in so many cars, trucks, etc etc being around 2000 years in the future. Cryogenics is one thing.
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: Professor Bear 14 July, 2015, 03:51:53 PM
Possibly of interest to fans of Frank Miller comics and/or shite television, Holby City - the medical drama for people who think they're too good to watch Doctors but aren't stupid enough to watch Hollyoaks - had an episode done in the style of Sin City (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b062mgxy/casualty-series-29-39-holby-sin-city) because Reasons.  They did a time loop episode recently, and a live broadcast when they killed off a long-running character, and a Scream-type murder-mystery episode, so clearly someone on staff is a huge fan of Sunset Beach - though after 16 years of Saturday evening omnipresence I wouldn't discount the possibility that the BBC just couldn't give two fucks what they do.
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: Dandontdare 11 August, 2015, 12:40:40 PM
watched the first two episodes of Last Man on Earth last night - Will Forte plays the lone survivor of a global plague, wandering America looting museums, talking to mannequins and generally fartin' about - then he meets Kristen Schal. Two brilliant leads, and very funny, but I wonder how they will sustain it over a full season (and a second apparently)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 11 August, 2015, 05:42:35 PM
I've seen all that ddd and whereas it does reach a bit of a "where are they actually going with this?" plateau I'd ultimately say it's worth sticking with, there are some truly spectacularly awkward moments further on and it reaches quite a strong finish :D

Also good to point out - a few of its episodes are written/directed by bonafide comedygods Phil Lord & Chris Miller of Lego Movie, 21 & 22 Jump Street, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs & Clone High. I've followed them for yonks and they rarely disappoint.
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: Dandontdare 11 August, 2015, 05:55:18 PM
Cheers CFM - I'll stick with it!
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: ThryllSeekyr 13 August, 2015, 11:26:33 PM
(http://images.tvfanatic.com/iu/s--32EU642A--/c_fill,h_315,w_851/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_75/v1421782196/banner/criminal-minds.jpg)

Watched this episode of Criminal Minds late last night that the barely recognisable Tim Curry[/b[ as this serial killer who was eventually caught and dealt with.
 
(http://basettona.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/criminal-minds-tim-curry.jpg?w=529)(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/36100000/Tim-Curry-image-tim-curry-36113075-1010-687.jpg)(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l97cmp5qmN1qapy7ko1_500.png)

He had kidnaped the daughter of cop, one of the men who his mother had let molest him when he was boy and so he thought he eventually killing spree of random murders after being released for shooting his own mother. Who might have molested him herself, but I only saw her dancing with him under a tree in almost fairy tale like flash back that were as almost annoying as the commercial break in any show before there was cable television.

BTW who was his mother, is very hot looking and certainly wouldn't be complaining about her molesting me, but I would still have issues about the other stuff. Like with letting the strange men come into my room at night to do the same and the being told to go to my room all the time.

It wasn't until I woke up this morning, that I started to imagine a parallel.....

Gees, I finish this later....

 
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: COMMANDO FORCES 14 August, 2015, 12:33:45 AM
I think this is definitely one of your best posts yet.
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: Satanist 14 August, 2015, 09:17:05 AM
Did he just stop mid post for a wank?   :o
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: Hawkmumbler 14 August, 2015, 09:20:24 AM
When you gotta egg one out...
: Re: On telly this week
: ThryllSeekyr 16 August, 2015, 04:30:14 PM
Did he just stop mid post for a wank?   :o

You know I do have a life out side of this forum and wanking...you know :p
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: TordelBack 16 August, 2015, 09:18:53 PM
Did he just stop mid post for a wank?   :o

You know I do have a life out side of this forum and wanking...you know :p

Yeah yeah, that's what we all say.. 
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: Dandontdare 18 August, 2015, 10:26:00 AM
watched the first two episodes of Last Man on Earth last night - Will Forte plays the lone survivor of a global plague, wandering America looting museums, talking to mannequins and generally fartin' about - then he meets Kristen Schal. Two brilliant leads, and very funny, but I wonder how they will sustain it over a full season (and a second apparently)

I've seen all that ddd and whereas it does reach a bit of a "where are they actually going with this?" plateau I'd ultimately say it's worth sticking with, there are some truly spectacularly awkward moments further on and it reaches quite a strong finish :D

Gotta say, the wedding night sex scene in episode 3 is one of the funniest things I've seen in ages!
: Re: On telly this week
: ThryllSeekyr 20 August, 2015, 09:07:05 PM
(http://images.tvfanatic.com/iu/s--32EU642A--/c_fill,h_315,w_851/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_75/v1421782196/banner/criminal-minds.jpg)

Watched this episode of Criminal Minds late last night that the barely recognisable Tim Curry[/b[ as this serial killer who was eventually caught and dealt with.
 
(http://basettona.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/criminal-minds-tim-curry.jpg?w=529)(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/36100000/Tim-Curry-image-tim-curry-36113075-1010-687.jpg)(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l97cmp5qmN1qapy7ko1_500.png)

He had kidnaped the daughter of cop, one of the men who his mother had let molest him when he was boy and so he thought he eventually killing spree of random murders after being released for shooting his own mother. Who might have molested him herself, but I only saw her dancing with him under a tree in almost fairy tale like flash back that were as almost annoying as the commercial break in any show before there was cable television.

BTW who was his mother, is very hot looking and certainly wouldn't be complaining about her molesting me, but I would still have issues about the other stuff. Like with letting the strange men come into my room at night to do the same and the being told to go to my room all the time.

It wasn't until I woke up this morning, that I started to imagine a parallel.....

Gees, I finish this later....

Nothing more to say here, except that parts of this remind me of Game of Thrones, you know that Stark girl must have been kidnapped by serial-killer. Why didn't Frankenfurter get that gig in the mini-series,. Aside from the fact that this isn't cannon,  but that's never stopped those that adapt these serial from a bit more creativity while still acknowledging enough of the plot and characters so that avid fans of the original novels will still recognise what they are watching.

I still think GOT is a over elaborate rip off of Slaine ever since the Khlassis's Dragonheist escape from that arena. Even my older brother told me - Words to the effect - this is as close to Slaine as you will ever see on the any television screen.

Speaking of which,  Tim Curry would have made a great Ukko. I could almost imagine the dwarf who share's the same mischevious grin (Providing you choose version of this character has full set of his own choppers!) and it turns out he does sound very well educated after messing with his statue using CGI and forced perspective.   

If only he recovers from the stroke first suffered some years earlier. Right now, he's confined to a wheelchair and looks even further most unlike his former self. I won't put up any more pictures.

Yu can find out the rest via Google or cable television.

Oh, and what I said about a police man messing around with him (Not in real life, but in that Criminal Show!) when he was young. Probably rubbish, but a excellent twist to the plot. The cop looked much younger than Tim, so impossible and to that young forensic cop, with the tassled hair and carries on in annoying technical babble.....

He's worthy of being lampooned for that!
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: ThryllSeekyr 25 August, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
Started watching these within the last month....

(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/tvbanners/10330109/p10330109_b_v7_ac.jpg)

Based on series of books of called  Women of the Otherworld (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_of_the_Otherworld) where the stories called Bitten are only a part of. This about a women who is bitten by a werewolf and you can probably guess the rest.  The actress was also in another show called Haven and known as Skin-Walker which is kind of similar. They're both shape-shifters and she was in the V remake as the Lizard-Queen's daughter. Look great, but creepy.

Sorry to miss the first few episodes, including the last one. Damn power out-ages.

(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/tvbanners/10523078/p10523078_b_v7_aa.jpg)

Missed the first two episode of this one as well and from where I picked it up, it looks like follows the film very closely, but with some more bells and whistles. Some characters are younger and not so well known and others just look better than the original ones. The brother who looks like he took the place of Quentin Tarrantino has some occult power and appears more experienced with women, but still murders them and the Priest/Dad is more a grizzled Robert -T1000 - Patrick. I just don't get it, because it seems like Terminator Two was just yesterday. Even with the other films that came after it. Last episode was when they hijacked their RV from dropping in on their hotel room.  Despite it's obvious appeal, I find it hard to keep my eyes peeled while watching.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1z-rLgDSdgkYECcriF8YYeU92k-08cvgOfU17fSzl2XE8PCK5jw)

This is good, and more atmospheric than Hell on Wheels (Which I stopped watching after the season where the Swed escaped Jo Bohannan's impromptu execution. Something he did himself when their roles were reversed earlier on.) where you can see the heated dust rise and billow in the wind. Even though I was never at the aftermath of the battle of the Alamo. The lighting looks like it's in stark contrast to what was used in films like Gladiator and 300.  Yet, yous may not get that the same way I did. This has a great well known cast of....

Bill Paxton, - Game over, Game over......

Ray Liotta, - Well Known Good Fella, who will be hard to recognise under the beard and dirt.

Thomas Jane, Punisher, but you know that!

Crispin Clover, MC Fly Senior and the Thin Man.

Brendon Fraser George of the Jungle.

Kris Kristofferson Abraham Whistler, and the Duck from Convoy. (At
least I think he was, I just can't find anything there!)

Missed the very first showing of this, because of the same stupid power outage and caught up with it again last night. Watch most of it  and want o see the first episode again before the second one tomorrow night.
 
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: amines2058 25 August, 2015, 02:13:57 PM
This should be 'NOT on telly this week', as just found out that Reeves & Mortimer's House of Fools has been cancelled. Boo.... Hiss..... rubbish  :( :( :'(
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2015, 04:46:08 PM
:'( It is terribly sad - I think they should do that Catterick web series they were talking about years ago:

http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2005/08/24/518/vics_comeback
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: Dark Jimbo 25 August, 2015, 06:19:21 PM
This should be 'NOT on telly this week', as just found out that Reeves & Mortimer's House of Fools has been cancelled. Boo.... Hiss..... rubbish  :( :( :'(

Well I loved it (despite initial bemusment) but it's not a surprise really. It's about as divisive as telly gets, surely!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2015, 07:34:24 PM
I wonder will they ever get sick of being canned by the Beeb and take their stuff elsewhere - they did those (fairly uneven but occasionally inspired) Foster's Comedy bits on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vic+and+bob+afternoon+delights) and also a strange pilot for Channel 4 that was a slightly fresher Shooting Stars (only this survives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIballndFF4))...
: Re: On telly this week
: Dark Jimbo 25 August, 2015, 07:47:47 PM
I wonder will they ever get sick of being canned by the Beeb and take their stuff elsewhere - they did those (fairly uneven but occasionally inspired) Foster's Comedy bits on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vic+and+bob+afternoon+delights) and also a strange pilot for Channel 4 that was a slightly fresher Shooting Stars (only this survives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIballndFF4))...

Someone must have believed in them, as I remember hearing that the second series was comissioned even before the first had finished airing - I suppose they took the chance hoping ratings would improve (obviously they didn't.)
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: Professor Bear 25 August, 2015, 10:39:59 PM
Don't the Beeb have to commission a certain amount of episodes because of set rental, equipment hire and crew contracts?
: Re: On telly this week
: Theblazeuk 28 August, 2015, 02:17:13 PM
I think everyone at the Beeb who wants to make good TV is behind Vic n Bob.

All the people who have to justify things in terms of numbers probably hate them.

Still, the ratings system is a mugs game in the days of OnDemand.
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 28 August, 2015, 03:32:23 PM
I think everyone at the Beeb who wants to make good TV is behind Vic n Bob.

debatable - they are very 'marmite' comedians - They can often leave me cold and I know several people with otherwise impeccable comedy taste who loathe them and can't understand how they kept getting recommissioned. I'm not going to pining for a 2nd series.
: Re: On telly this week
: Steve Green 28 August, 2015, 04:01:30 PM
The whole 'not for TX pilots' thing is a bit weird - I've produced two title sequences in my time for shows that were recorded but aren't available to view anywhere.

Even if they weren't considered quite right for a full series, I'm sure there's shitter stuff on TV that does make it to series than a lot of the unaired pilots.

: Re: On telly this week
: Fungus 28 August, 2015, 04:08:46 PM
I think everyone at the Beeb who wants to make good TV is behind Vic n Bob.

debatable - they are very 'marmite' comedians - They can often leave me cold and I know several people with otherwise impeccable comedy taste who loathe them and can't understand how they kept getting recommissioned. I'm not going to pining for a 2nd series.

The second series has been. Was going to question your use of 'marmite' but depends what you mean. Sometimes (in my brain) they are inventively brilliant, at other times I'm left equally cold. Or a bit cool. So their 'act' is perhaps marmitey, for me.

Don't know if there's anyone who thinks they are consistently hilarious. But I am sure many think the opposite.
: Re: On telly this week
: IAMTHESYSTEM 28 August, 2015, 04:10:28 PM
Dredd, Film 4, 10:55 PM, 28/8/2015.

http://www.film4.com/reviews/2012/dredd-3d
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 17 September, 2015, 08:15:47 PM
Dan Skinner aka Angelos Epithemiou will be starring a new comedy soon called The Kennedys - the second recent comedy based on the whacky 70s upbringing of a chummy media personality (the first being about Danny Baker (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-09-03/danny-baker-reveals-why-he-cast-peter-kay-as-his-dad-in-autobiographical-comedy-drama-cradle-to-grave)). Spotting a bit of a theme here....

Audience: WE WANT NEW INNOVATIVE COMEDY.
TV: HERE'S SOMETHING WRITTEN BY AND STARRING PEOPLE YOU ALREADY KNOW SET IN THE PAST
: Re: On telly this week
: TordelBack 17 September, 2015, 08:25:29 PM
Ah, but then you get something magic like Raised by Wolves out of the selfsame formula. 
: Re: On telly this week
: Fungus 17 September, 2015, 09:53:17 PM
Cradle To Grave is fantastic telly, won't hear a word against it.
(Stupid expression - don't like hearing a word against it, mayhap...)
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 05 November, 2015, 12:15:32 AM
The restored version of Metropolis is on Film 4 HD tonight at 12.55am.
: Re: On telly this week
: Mardroid 06 November, 2015, 11:34:53 AM
Thanks! That's one classic film I have never seen....

..Incidentally I have Freeview HD and Film4 is freeview but I'm not sure I have the HD version of that channel...
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 11 November, 2015, 05:33:04 PM

..Incidentally I have Freeview HD and Film4 is freeview but I'm not sure I have the HD version of that channel...

On the Sky+ HD box it's listed as 'Film 4 HD', on my old non-HD Sky box it was just 'Film 4' (although same channel).
I'd stab a guess that the Freeview version is SD, as it doesn't explicitly refer to it as HD.
: Re: On telly this week
: Devons Daddy 09 December, 2015, 09:38:22 AM
LUTHER IS BACK
and i am in the UK the day before......

now that a great show.
: Re: On telly this week
: TordelBack 09 December, 2015, 02:27:16 PM
LUTHER IS BACK
and i am in the UK the day before......

now that a great show.

But.. But... It's made by the BBC!  Surely this means it's an inefficient, costly, biased, elitist, nepotistic, old-fashioned, PC/SJW/white-male-oppressing, ideologically slanted waste of licence payers money?  Even the Golden Globe is just more evidence of likely industry corruption. Ban this toffee-nosed anti-patriotic filth!
: Re: On telly this week
: Hawkmumbler 09 December, 2015, 03:07:40 PM
How am I only just hearing about this?! Excellent news, Elba slays it in the tough nut cop role.
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 09 December, 2015, 04:23:13 PM
But.. But... It's made by the BBC!  Surely this means it's an inefficient, costly, biased, elitist, nepotistic, old-fashioned, PC/SJW/white-male-oppressing, ideologically slanted waste of licence payers money? 

No no no, it's a subversive disrespectful left-wing politically correct expression of the anti-British multicultural socialist ideologies of London-centric liberal media do-gooders.

Those bloody left/right* wing BBC bastards!
*delete according to your own prejudices
: Re: On telly this week
: IAMTHESYSTEM 24 December, 2015, 02:58:34 PM
DREDD is on Film4 tonight at 11:25 pm. An early christmas present.
: Re: On telly this week
: Theblazeuk 15 January, 2016, 08:18:56 PM
It's not 'on telly' I think unless you have the sci-fi channel? But The Expanse is really rather good. Now to get the books...
: Re: On telly this week
: SpongeJosh 16 January, 2016, 11:20:09 AM
It's not 'on telly' I think unless you have the sci-fi channel? But The Expanse is really rather good. Now to get the books...
I agree The Expanse is really good. Just started watching it the other week. Hooked on it now.  :thumbsup:
: Re: On telly this week
: Tiplodocus 01 March, 2016, 12:22:25 PM
Am enjoying THE NIGHT MANAGER on BBC - I think it should still be on the iPlayer.  ALIAS would have covered the entire plot in about half an episode but the pace and decompression allow for some nice character turns (including a fun Olivia Coleman and Tom Hollander).  None of the luvvies look quite scary enough when they are trying to be scary though.
: Re: On telly this week
: CalHab 02 March, 2016, 02:04:48 PM
I dunno, I thought Hugh Laurie was convincing but Tom Hollander struggled. Strange, since he was excellent as a psycho in Hanna.
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 02 March, 2016, 06:33:03 PM
I've been loving Iceland's entry into the 'scandi-noir' genre currently on BBC4 called Trapped.

It's about forty percent awesome beards, sixty percent suspense.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 02 March, 2016, 08:15:25 PM
Oh yes, really enjoy Trapped (it all still on iPlayer!). Can't wait for Ep7!
: Re: On telly this week
: Keef Monkey 03 March, 2016, 09:06:28 AM
Stuart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is back tonight, and so is Videogaiden! Although Videogaiden is iplayer only or online or something.
: Re: On telly this week
: TordelBack 03 March, 2016, 10:31:55 AM
I've been loving Iceland's entry into the 'scandi-noir' genre currently on BBC4 called Trapped.

It's about forty percent awesome beards, sixty percent suspense.

Yeah, it's brill. Keep missing bits and not in iPlayer land, so to teh torrentz I go...
: Re: On telly this week
: Colin YNWA 03 March, 2016, 10:54:04 AM
Stuart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is back tonight

I'd utterly missed that fact so thank you for the heads up. To the digibox...
: Re: On telly this week
: Satanist 03 March, 2016, 11:44:31 AM
I *think* Videogaiden is getting shown at 7pmish...

Cant wait to watch with my fellow Barry Burtons  :D
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 03 March, 2016, 01:08:09 PM
Stuart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is back tonight

I'd utterly missed that fact so thank you for the heads up. To the digibox...

ooh, me too. Ace!
: Re: On telly this week
: Tiplodocus 08 March, 2016, 07:36:27 PM
He has grown on me has Mr. Lee but his act could still do with a bit of pruning.
: Re: On telly this week
: CalHab 09 March, 2016, 11:10:25 AM
He has grown on me has Mr. Lee but his act could still do with a bit of pruning.

The brief appearance of Chris Morris also reminded me how good he was/is. He seems very quiet these days.
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 09 March, 2016, 07:19:42 PM
Morris has been directing Veep (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0606439/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1#director) and developing a new film (http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2016/02/10/24145/chris_morris_is_developing_a_new_movie).

Stew Lee can do no wrong for me, he's a master of his craft.
: Re: On telly this week
: Colin YNWA 09 March, 2016, 09:28:35 PM
Well still managed to miss it even after the heads up BUT watched it tonight on iPlayer and

GOLD.

The fella knows what he's doing that's for sure.
: Re: On telly this week
: Satanist 10 March, 2016, 10:16:40 AM
Stewart Lee was very good but after spotting Mr Morris in it I just had to go watch some Jam, specifically the Doctor raising funds manning a sex line for a child with brain cancer.
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 10 March, 2016, 08:14:57 PM
I'm always on the lookout for a decent horror, and one of the better efforts I've seen recently is on The Horror Channel at 10.50pm tonight: The Canal.

Set in Dublin, although most of the lead cast are British or Dutch.
Very watchable if this kind of thing is your cup of ectoplasm.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 11 March, 2016, 04:56:29 PM
Triple bill of Ben Wheatley's films on FilmFour tonight;

Kill List
Sightseers
A Field in England


as his new film out at cinema High-Rise next week.
: Re: On telly this week
: Tiplodocus 15 March, 2016, 07:27:16 AM
That Stewart Lee "Islamophobia" episode was brilliant.

He starts with "Like all right minded people I hate all Muslims except for the ones that I know who are actually alright". and it just gets better.
: Re: On telly this week
: Tiplodocus 22 March, 2016, 09:42:00 PM
Whereas this week (Patriotism) was three minutes of material stretched out to thirty. He is wildly inconsistent.
: Re: On telly this week
: IAMTHESYSTEM 02 April, 2016, 01:22:03 PM
A season of Dystopian movies on Film 4's Dark Future season. DREDD 's on F4 7/4/2016 at 9:00PM and Future Shock the story of 2000AD airs 6/4/2016 at 11:25PM
http://www.film4.com/whats-on/dark-futures-season-on-film4
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 04 April, 2016, 07:55:35 PM
Has this season of Gotham finished?

In it's slot tonight is an hour-long episode of Neighbours  :o (The Lassiters boiler explodes! Who dies?...)
: Re: On telly this week
: DaveGYNWA 05 April, 2016, 03:22:09 PM
Has this season of Gotham finished?

It's "mid-season"....second half begins next Monday and is called "Wrath of the Villains"
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 05 April, 2016, 03:33:16 PM
Has this season of Gotham finished?

It's "mid-season"....second half begins next Monday and is called "Wrath of the Villains"

Ah no, it was last week with Mr Freeze :) no Gotham this week cos of Neighbours! 
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 05 May, 2016, 06:51:24 PM
The superior Peaky Blinders returns to BBC2 tonight, this time with some additional Paddy Considine, which can only improve matters.
: Re: On telly this week
: Judge Olde 14 May, 2016, 09:16:14 AM
The superior Peaky Blinders returns to BBC2 tonight, this time with some additional Paddy Considine, which can only improve matters.

What did you think? I had to turn it off  :-\
Loved the first two series, but found this a tedious first episode
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 18 May, 2016, 09:46:28 PM
The superior Peaky Blinders returns to BBC2 tonight, this time with some additional Paddy Considine, which can only improve matters.

What did you think? I had to turn it off  :-\
Loved the first two series, but found this a tedious first episode

First episode was a slow burn alright, still watched it til the end though.
Second was much improved, although I'll admit the series seems to have lost a certain charm.
: Re: On telly this week
: IAMTHESYSTEM 17 July, 2016, 11:29:52 AM
DREDD starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby: 10:15 pm, Channel 4, Sunday the 17th of July.
: Re: On telly this week
: Keef Monkey 22 July, 2016, 11:00:27 AM
I see Mr Robot has started on UK telly now (Universal I think?), have been watching it on Amazon Prime (they're up to season 2 now) and loving it, it's really very good, recommend it!
: Re: On telly this week
: Link Prime 22 July, 2016, 02:36:31 PM
I see Mr Robot has started on UK telly now (Universal I think?), have been watching it on Amazon Prime (they're up to season 2 now) and loving it, it's really very good, recommend it!

Yeah, it started on both Universal and SyFy UK last night.
Heard very good things about it, so have started recording it.
: Re: On telly this week
: By-Jove 09 September, 2016, 09:38:57 PM
Along with Stranger Things on Netflix, I was able to sample other stuff like Shameless, Daredevil, some series about a woman with superpowers who runs a detective agency. The same girl who got killed in Breaking Bad & Shadow-Hunters. Which is not as dull as the City of Bones film, but could have used the movie same cast and less of the fantastical weirdness that might have been drip fed to the viewer instead flung into my face or their face right from the beginning. Still a improvement over other stuff of similar ilk that I've been watching to fill that supernatural horror niche I've been craving.
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 23 September, 2016, 10:15:30 PM
If anyone not see it yet, worth it to watch Mad Max 2 on ITV1 in 20 mins!
: Re: On telly this week
: Dandontdare 10 October, 2016, 07:47:11 PM
well not telly but radio .... that episode of Chain Reaction where Frankie Boyle interviews Grant Morrison is on R4Extra at 10:30 tonight. (Which means Grant Morrison interviewing Neil Innes next week)
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 14 October, 2016, 01:45:27 PM
To distract from the sorrow I thought I'd do a summary on here of what LG and I are watching at the moment - we watch quite a heft of TV and have opinions on all of it so WHY NOT.

Agents of S.H.I.E.LD - Season 4
Seems to have been floating over the "shall we stop watching it" bin since the start of season 2 - something (the occasional nods to the cinematic universe & the charming FitzSimmons) keeps it just about watchable. It suffers from what most big-network syndicated US dramas do which is endless time-wasting melodrama and metre-thick idiocy. Some neat twists keep it bearable but DC's colourful TV output puts this to shame.

Ash vs. Evil Dead - Season 2
Fully taken with the slapstick mixed with gore and general excellence of season 1. Just silly enough to take the edge of the scares, just scary enough to take the stupidity out of the silliness. A good balance and doesn't fuck about also Lee Majors was in episode one.

Blunt Talk - Season 2
Underrated. This dirty-minded comedy about an opinion-piece anchor with a heart (played by the evergreen Patrick Stewart) took me by surprise at how open-minded it actually is. In contrast to Family Guy's one-sided cruelty this greasy world is populated by kind and broken perverts. Every interaction is a therapy session - every grubby incident is compassionately dealt with. It is, at times, quite revelatory. Stewart has claimed he had more fun making this than anything he's ever done and it does show. It may not be for everyone but it kind of works for me.

Damned
Jo Brand's sharp-but-bleak recent BBC sitcoms about nursing having flown a bit under people's radars I think but here on C4 she's bringing her absorbingly naturalistic tone into a busy comedy about social care. Frantic, heartbreaking, maddening and spellbinding with an incredibly strong cast I hope this gets the attention it deserves.

Divorce
Sharon Horgan's recent 'pilot' with Linehan for BBC's sitcom season is a hint of what you get here - razor sharp bleak life meets cutting comedy stuff. In Divorce we have the unlikely tormented love triangle of Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jemaine Conchords Clement and it's interesting. Like Veep you get an odd kick of hearing Americans recite acidic British scripts - only seen the first one but it seems worth a gamble.

Impastor - Season 2
Michael Rosenbaum (young Lex from Smallville) plays an utter cad and compulsive liar masquerading as a pastor in a small town and basically spends the episodes desperately-trying-to-keep-a-lid-on-everything in grand sitcom tradition. Another one that took us by surprise, featuring a likeable cast and some genuinely cringeworthy situations. Often charming, sometimes quite tense - always a lark.

The Last Man on Earth - Season 3
I watched the first two because of my love of Lord & Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Lego Movie etc) and the goodwill they fostered is yet to wear off. It's a post-apocalyptic character piece of sorts - quite off kilter and never consistent enough to generate hatred nor complete adoration but nonetheless quite transfixing. The bizarre setting, the odd character dynamics and the curiously gripping plot twists keep us coming back for more.

Luke Cage
We tend to watch Netflix stuff on a week-by-week basis which makes it more manageable but leaves us fragile to spoilers. Only seen the first of this and it's a hell of an opener. Colter's Cage is excellently downplayed and the classy pulpy tone is perfectly set by a brilliantly chunky retro score by Black Dynamite's Adrian Younge who I've been a fan of for ages. In fact the whole thing seems to be dipped in Daptone records which is... well it's just perfect. It sets a really unique tone next to Daredevil's gritty realism and Jessica Jones's angsty nineties thing.

Morgana Robinson's The Agency
I've been entranced with Robinson ever since seeing her in a series of comedy shorts done for iPlayer by Vic and Bob's production company and of course her demented turn in the pleasingly weird House of Fools. She's an uncanny impressionist and hilarious with it. Like most impressions shows this is held together by a flimsy pretext and is fairly hit-and-miss - also the odd heavy focus on the overlong and fairly cruel Natalie Cassidy skits feels a bit unnecessary.

Red Dwarf XII
As I've said on the dedicated thread - for this former Red Dwarf obsessive it's not offensive in the least and I get like a massive nostalgic childhood wave of joy everytime I watch it but the pacing is off this series - the endings seem too brusque and the daring tone compared to the funny-but-safe X is being marred by that a little frankly.

The Simpsons - Season 28
Yeah still watch this week by week. Never stooping to the cynical hatefulness of Family Guy (never mention the crossover that was as wrong as Tellytubby porn) but frequently as awkwardly out of touch as a bored granddad firing off lame topical Tweets. The Simpsons is now more tired habit than intelligently-crafted endeavour and the feather light touch of showrunner Al Jean (a permanent fixture since season 13 hmmm) means that each season is scattershot at best. Some episodes are surprisingly touching and funny, some are actively abysmal and some are divertingly bizarre (in Season 27 there was a non-Halloween episode where the family just randomly go to Kang and Kodos' planet).

Star Wars Rebels - Season 3
I hated Clone Wars simply out of reverence to the excellent Genndy Tartakovsky series - I thought it was flabby, I thought it was pointless. Rebels however charts unknown ground and is thrilling for it - often visually quite stunning (although their Plasticine hair is distracting) and after Season 2's unexpectedly jarring finalé where Darth Maul shows up and Ahsoka Tano is finally sadly felled by her former master it has gained an unlikely edge of genuine drama to it. Occasionally oversimplified for the intended audience but quite engaging. Really didn't expect to grow to like this quite as much as I have. ALSO TOM BAKER.

The Strain - Season 3
Guillermo del Toro's body-horror vamp-pocalypse series had me at episode 1 with its odd balance of grimdark and pulpy silliness - and the unexpectedly involving characters. The pace is rarely sluggish and the deaths are Thronesian in their impact thanks to a nicely focused cast of charismatic actors (the great Dave Bradley in their number). Rarely goes for the cheap shot, is sometimes deeply brutal.

: Re: On telly this week
: The Enigmatic Dr X 14 October, 2016, 06:08:43 PM
WHere can I see the Evil Dead season 2, Foxy?
: Re: On telly this week
: CrazyFoxMachine 15 October, 2016, 01:02:36 AM
WHere can I see the Evil Dead season 2, Foxy?

This was what I was affeard of with my mega TV post. The answer is not legally. Such is the nature of international television consumption unfortunately. IF ONLY NETFLIX PROVIDED EVERYTHING.
: Re: On telly this week
: COMMANDO FORCES 15 October, 2016, 04:17:56 AM
Ash vs The Evil Dead season 2 is exclusively on Virgin.
: Re: On telly this week
: moly 15 October, 2016, 06:51:39 AM
Really enjoyed the strain and hope season 3 comes back to nowtv soon
: Re: On telly this week
: The Enigmatic Dr X 15 October, 2016, 10:47:04 AM
WHere can I see the Evil Dead season 2, Foxy?

This was what I was affeard of with my mega TV post. The answer is not legally. Such is the nature of international television consumption unfortunately. IF ONLY NETFLIX PROVIDED EVERYTHING.

Ach, not to worry. I just bought the first season from Tesco for a tenner, and watched the first one last night. Well, most of it. Mrs X gave up after 10 minutes and so we put on a BBC 4 documentary.

Friday nights - rock and roll in our house.
: Re: On telly this week
: Spikes 16 October, 2016, 01:28:05 PM
On the I-player tonight -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/entries/02d9ed3c-d71b-4232-ae17-67da423b5df5
: Re: On telly this week
: Geoff 16 October, 2016, 01:39:26 PM
If past form is anything to go by, this will likely be the most insightful, thought-provoking and disturbing film you've seen for some time.

The extraordinary soundtrack, comes as a bonus...   
: Re: On telly this week
: Goaty 16 October, 2016, 09:24:14 PM
Crystal Maze was let down! But lovely to see Richard O'Brien again
: Re: On telly this week
: By-Jove 07 November, 2016, 09:30:44 AM
To distract from the sorrow I thought I'd do a summary on here of what LG and I are watching at the moment - we watch quite a heft of TV and have opinions on all of it so WHY NOT.

Agents of S.H.I.E.LD - Season 4
Seems to have been floating over the "shall we stop watching it" bin since the start of season 2 - something (the occasional nods to the cinematic universe & the charming FitzSimmons) keeps it just about watchable. It suffers from what most big-network syndicated US dramas do which is endless time-wasting melodrama and metre-thick idiocy. Some neat twists keep it bearable but DC's colourful TV output puts this to shame.

Ash vs. Evil Dead - Season 2
Fully taken with the slapstick mixed with gore and general excellence of season 1. Just silly enough to take the edge of the scares, just scary enough to take the stupidity out of the silliness. A good balance and doesn't fuck about also Lee Majors was in episode one.

Blunt Talk - Season 2
Underrated. This dirty-minded comedy about an opinion-piece anchor with a heart (played by the evergreen Patrick Stewart) took me by surprise at how open-minded it actually is. In contrast to Family Guy's one-sided cruelty this greasy world is populated by kind and broken perverts. Every interaction is a therapy session - every grubby incident is compassionately dealt with. It is, at times, quite revelatory. Stewart has claimed he had more fun making this than anything he's ever done and it does show. It may not be for everyone but it kind of works for me.

Damned
Jo Brand's sharp-but-bleak recent BBC sitcoms about nursing having flown a bit under people's radars I think but here on C4 she's bringing her absorbingly naturalistic tone into a busy comedy about social care. Frantic, heartbreaking, maddening and spellbinding with an incredibly strong cast I hope this gets the attention it deserves.

Divorce
Sharon Horgan's recent 'pilot' with Linehan for BBC's sitcom season is a hint of what you get here - razor sharp bleak life meets cutting comedy stuff. In Divorce we have the unlikely tormented love triangle of Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jemaine Conchords Clement and it's interesting. Like Veep you get an odd kick of hearing Americans recite acidic British scripts - only seen the first one but it seems worth a gamble.

Impastor - Season 2
Michael Rosenbaum (young Lex from Smallville) plays an utter cad and compulsive liar masquerading as a pastor in a small town and basically spends the episodes desperately-trying-to-keep-a-lid-on-everything in grand sitcom tradition. Another one that took us by surprise, featuring a likeable cast and some genuinely cringeworthy situations. Often charming, sometimes quite tense - always a lark.

The Last Man on Earth - Season 3
I watched the first two because of my love of Lord & Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Lego Movie etc) and the goodwill they fostered is yet to wear off. It's a post-apocalyptic character piece of sorts - quite off kilter and never consistent enough to generate hatred nor complete adoration but nonetheless quite transfixing. The bizarre setting, the odd character dynamics and the curiously gripping plot twists keep us coming back for more.

Luke Cage
We tend to watch Netflix stuff on a week-by-week basis which makes it more manageable but leaves us fragile to spoilers. Only seen the first of this and it's a hell of an opener. Colter's Cage is excellently downplayed and the classy pulpy tone is perfectly set by a brilliantly chunky retro score by Black Dynamite's Adrian Younge who I've been a fan of for ages. In fact the whole thing seems to be dipped in Daptone records which is... well it's just perfect. It sets a really unique tone next to Daredevil's gritty realism and Jessica Jones's angsty nineties thing.

Morgana Robinson's The Agency
I've been entranced with Robinson ever since seeing her in a series of comedy shorts done for iPlayer by Vic and Bob's production company and of course her demented turn in the pleasingly weird House of Fools. She's an uncanny impressionist and hilarious with it. Like most impressions shows this is held together by a flimsy pretext and is fairly hit-and-miss - also the odd heavy focus on the overlong and fairly cruel Natalie Cassidy skits feels a bit unnecessary.

Red Dwarf XII
As I've said on the dedicated thread - for this former Red Dwarf obsessive it's not offensive in the least and I get like a massive nostalgic childhood wave of joy everytime I watch it but the pacing is off this series - the endings seem too brusque and the daring tone compared to the funny-but-safe X is being marred by that a little frankly.

The Simpsons - Season 28
Yeah still watch this week by week. Never stooping to the cynical hatefulness of Family Guy (never mention the crossover that was as wrong as Tellytubby porn) but frequently as awkwardly out of touch as a bored granddad firing off lame topical Tweets. The Simpsons is now more tired habit than intelligently-crafted endeavour and the feather light touch of showrunner Al Jean (a permanent fixture since season 13 hmmm) means that each season is scattershot at best. Some episodes are surprisingly touching and funny, some are actively abysmal and some are divertingly bizarre (in Season 27 there was a non-Halloween episode where the family just randomly go to Kang and Kodos' planet).

Star Wars Rebels - Season 3
I hated Clone Wars simply out of reverence to the excellent Genndy Tartakovsky series - I thought it was flabby, I thought it was pointless. Rebels however charts unknown ground and is thrilling for it - often visually quite stunning (although their Plasticine hair is distracting) and after Season 2's unexpectedly jarring finalé where Darth Maul shows up and Ahsoka Tano is finally sadly felled by her former master it has gained an unlikely edge of genuine drama to it. Occasionally oversimplified for the intended audience but quite engaging. Really didn't expect to grow to like this quite as much as I have. ALSO TOM BAKER.

The Strain - Season 3
Guillermo del Toro's body-horror vamp-pocalypse series had me at episode 1 with its odd balance of grimdark and pulpy silliness - and the unexpectedly involving characters. The pace is rarely sluggish and the deaths are Thronesian in their impact thanks to a nicely focused cast of charismatic actors (the great Dave Bradley in their number). Rarely goes for the cheap shot, is sometimes deeply brutal.

Is that the rumoured and even later series of Red Dwarf. I have every one of those on DvD &/or on Blue-Rae. Aside from the boxset of the series. I thick there was Back to Earth and  even smaller series called X. I think. I'm not bothers in to internet search this right now. I feeling really cooked after being out shopping all day. I feel like sleeping in a tub of water.

I also found one of magazines I had with interesting bit n pieces of information behind the scenes from the original series. The one with Dwanye Dibbley on the front. It also has a comic book story as well. the only one I brought because I really wanted the keychain with tiny image of the Green ship, Star-Bug inside a sere thru plastic cover.

Suck my Thermas (http://forums.2000adonline.com/Smileys/default/lol.gif)

Anyway, I heard or read there was new a series. If that's the one your talking about. I never liked the last two. The one where they were driving around in the same district where Carnation Street is filmed in and in that green car done up to look like their ship.

You know which one (http://forums.2000adonline.com/Smileys/default/wink.gif)

Their take on Blade Runner.

This seemed so terrible and a red mark against the original episodes.
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: Mardroid 15 November, 2016, 08:12:03 PM
That was the Red Dwarf mini series Back To Earth you're referring to By-Jove.

There have been two more full series broadcast since then. The last one ended quite recently. (They  actually filmed two pretty much back to back, so there is another (series XII) already filmed to come out next year. So I guess technically there's three series since Back to Earth, but XII is still in post-production.)

If you're worried the later two series X and XI are like Back to Earth, don't be. I liked BtE, but I do think they went overboard with the Blade Runner parody. It certainly is a departure from the main series.

X and XI are back in full sci-fi sitcom mode. Tonally I felt X was a bit different from the classic series, but not bad for all that. XI is pretty much up there with the better series I think, although there's been a lot of complaints about the abrupt endings. I felt they mostly fit (apart from Shannara) but the fact so many take issue suggests maybe there is a problem.

I think the comeback has been largely successful, anyway.
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: Goaty 23 November, 2016, 09:03:03 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger on Film4.

Strange that the film get better and better in next two sequels, rather than many films
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: Theblazeuk 24 November, 2016, 10:40:37 AM
Idk, The First Avenger might be my favourite out of the three. Winter Soldier might be objectively a better movie but First Avenger is fun.
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: sheldipez 24 November, 2016, 01:36:05 PM
Star Wars Rebels - Season 3
I hated Clone Wars simply out of reverence to the excellent Genndy Tartakovsky series - I thought it was flabby, I thought it was pointless. Rebels however charts unknown ground and is thrilling for it - often visually quite stunning (although their Plasticine hair is distracting) and after Season 2's unexpectedly jarring finalé where Darth Maul shows up and Ahsoka Tano is finally sadly felled by her former master it has gained an unlikely edge of genuine drama to it. Occasionally oversimplified for the intended audience but quite engaging. Really didn't expect to grow to like this quite as much as I have. ALSO TOM BAKER.

I still loathe the prequel films but thoroughly enjoy Clone Wars, there really is some cracking episodes across the run exploring the deeper mythology stuff and just cool one shot shows. Surprised how much I like Clone Wars as none of the proper film depictions of the same characters appealed to me (and I hated the Clone Wars film they did, that was beyond awful with Jabba's son, 90 minutes of cringe, the animation wasn’t even finished either, the choice to do a film before they had mastered the animation software is mind blowing).

I think Rebels is generally great but I think Clone Wars still my favourite of the two, which is surprising as Rebels is my choice of Star Wars era. We're only two seasons in (gonna wait for Season 3 blu ray so I can marathon them) so my opinion might change by the end of the run but Clone Wars did produce some quality TV that's worth going back over even for the most cynical anti-prequel trilogy fan.

I really like what that team does, long may Dave Filoni and co. continue with Lucasfilm animation.
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: Hawkmumbler 24 November, 2016, 08:36:12 PM
Season 3 certainly up's the friction with the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn.
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: Link Prime 23 January, 2017, 08:40:09 PM
Sky Atlantic are airing documentary Beware The Slenderman on Thursday at 10pm.
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: Pyroxian 24 January, 2017, 10:03:43 AM
Agents of SHIELD season 4 starts this Sunday(29th)  on E4
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: Fungus 27 January, 2017, 09:56:57 PM
Tonight on Film4. Dredd followed by Futureshock! The Story of 2000AD.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 03 March, 2017, 04:48:19 PM
Thought I'd do another run-down of what LG and I are currently consuming telly-wise as I'm off work ill and feel the need to waffle.

Detroiters: Season 1
So here's the best new discovery. Sam Richardson plays the gloriously awkward Richard Splett in Veep (I guess the American counterpart of Miles Jupp's hypnotically shit John Duggan in The Thick of It) - here he and a gang of SNL writers have concocted a comedy about two endearingly naive marketing men who do work for local businesses in the city of Detroit. It's early days but the comedy isn't cynical, the two leads are outstanding and the setting feels quite grounded (featuring a cast of locals and clearly all filmed there). Very taken with it thus far - also there's a soundtrack of Motown and MC5... oh yes.

The Expanse: Season 2
As I've said in the dedicated thread this is really one of the best TV dramas I've seen in a while and unprecedentedly good for a modern sci-fi. Great characters, solid effects and some layered post-GoT political machinations. A particularly stunning recent episode ended in such a way that we had to re-watch it. Which neeever happens. Can't recommend this higher.

Inside No.9: Series 3
See what I said today on the dedicated thread. Solidly great, utterly horrible television. Glorious.

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2
Almost poetically dumb American trash TV but endearingly messy at times and with an engaging cast of misfits. Also time travel. This season Arthur Darvill has gone evil, they had a big silly crossover with other DC tv series that I don't watch, they've done some of the most historically inaccurate things I've ever seen and they crow-barred a love story in FASTER THAN ANY TELEVISION SERIES HAS EVER DONE and yet I'm still down with it.

The Simpsons: Season 28
Because old habits die hard - there has been the occasional flutter of funny in the last few months (a double length Great Gatsby parody in late January was quite solid) - but as others have said, it's even become stale to take the time to say how stale this is. Kill it off at 30 at least. WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN.

Star Wars Rebels: Season 3
Going from strength-to-strength for me ever since the brutal finale of season 2 - with the rise of double-agent fulcrum and the introduction of Lars Mikkelsen's malevolent Danish Thrawn there have been moments of completely unexpected tension this series. A real gem.

Tracey Ullman Show: Series 2
As patchy as a countryside cow and funny only 40% of the time but still inexplicably stuffed with a mind-boggling cast of good UK writers and watchable for the occasionally stunningly anarchic turns such as a Viz-esque skit about the homelife of the Murdochs and quite a biting bit with a ranting Germaine Greer at a bus-stop alienating members of the public with her 'OUTRAGEOUS OPINIONS'. Not essential, not mold-breaking but sometimes surprisingly on it.

Trollhunters: Season 1
Guillermo Del Toro's 3d animated netflix series about a kid laboured with an amulet and an impossible task. At times it can be by the numbers but it's bright, well-paced and features some stunning voicework particularly from the late lamented Anton Yelchin (as well as the Frasier boys and Ron Perlman). As close as you can get to like... a 10 hour dreamworks animated film which I genuinely never thought 3D kids animation could do.
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: JLC 03 March, 2017, 04:54:20 PM
Still have to catch up on The Expanse heard good things & Inside No.9 is of course essential viewing.

I really enjoy Legends of Tomorrow, its silly & frenetic in the best way & has a great comic book tone.
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: Mardroid 03 March, 2017, 05:46:32 PM
I didn't realise there was a second series of The Expanse already. I watched  a whole lot of series 1 shortly after it premiered on Netflix late last year. (Unfortunately I'd cancelled Netflix and my time period ran out short way from the end. Never mind, I'll catch up...)
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: Dark Jimbo 29 March, 2017, 10:34:36 PM
Accidentally discovered tonight on BBC4, a stealth-scheduled end to Simon Day's Brian Pern saga, commemorating the late singer-songwriter.
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: Link Prime 29 March, 2017, 10:43:22 PM
Quite surprised to find that Film 4 are airing 2016's High Rise tonight.
Kudos to my other half for hitting record earlier - it's already showing (likely still available on catch-up though).

One to delete from the Amazon wish list...
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: Hawkmumbler 30 March, 2017, 08:16:14 AM
Finally got to see Line of Duty Season 3 ep 1. Absolutely brilliant start to the serial.
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: Dandontdare 30 March, 2017, 11:00:14 AM
Quite surprised to find that Film 4 are airing 2016's High Rise tonight.
Kudos to my other half for hitting record earlier - it's already showing (likely still available on catch-up though).

One to delete from the Amazon wish list...

Based on the very familiar premise, I had to google the date Ballard wrote that last night to see if he'd had been reading Dredd or Wagner had been reading Ballard - turns out to be 1975 so old J.G. got there first!
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: Steve Green 31 March, 2017, 10:05:03 AM
John Higgins on BBC Breakfast @ 9:06

https://t.co/OLz7nL1DnI (https://t.co/OLz7nL1DnI)
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: Link Prime 07 May, 2017, 01:54:12 PM
Future Shock style Sci-fi on The Horror Channel at 9.00pm tomorrow night; The Signal.

Predictable (I twigged the twist as soon as they mentioned the clocks weren't working) but nevertheless satisfying genre film.
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: Theblazeuk 09 May, 2017, 10:11:50 AM
American Gods on the Amazon-telly-thing. S'good! Bit naff, but then Neil Gaiman's stuff has always been a little bit naff. Embrace the naffness and silliness and enjoy the creepy, slightly cracked world within a world that still encompasses all of the wonder of faith and sacrifice. Would watch just for Ian McShane of course.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 10 May, 2017, 03:35:40 PM
I'm watching it - yeah it's a bit "atmospherically intriguing" (aka 'more metaphorical allegory than narrative') but visually intriguing and... yeah, I could just watch Ian McShane read from a coobook and be satisfied.
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: Theblazeuk 11 May, 2017, 12:06:26 PM
"Take 500 grams of flours, sift, and shove it up your ass"
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: Bolt-01 11 May, 2017, 01:42:53 PM
ITV 4 are showing Unforgiven tonight. My youngest have never seen this- time to fix that.
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: Mardroid 11 May, 2017, 01:57:08 PM
Unforgiven. Yeah, I think that might be my favourite Western. Well it's up there, anyway.
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: I, Cosh 08 June, 2017, 09:56:20 PM
If you can't stand watching the election results tonight, Film4 has a cracking double bill of Lucy and Haywire.

Both better than Unforgiven.
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: Theblazeuk 09 June, 2017, 12:41:37 PM
Cosh has just lost his seat (in the cinema).
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: CrazyFoxMachine 05 August, 2017, 03:57:56 PM
Another delve into the unusually involved telly-consumption of LG and I for the pleasure of my rambleglands alone possibly.

American Dad: Season 14
This is still rumbling on and despite having shifted networks and lost producers it's still surprisingly solid but most certainly treading water a little bit at this point. I gave up Family Guy a long time ago but I still find I have time for its weirder cousin.

Bosch: Season 3
Titus Welliver's buttoned-down LA detective Harry Bosch is as sombre as they come. Absurdly dense crime drama played out in a world of desaturated motels and empty parking lots. I first watched it because it has writing/casting ties to the evergreen The Wire but it's actually closer to Homicide in tone - wrestling between bleak normality and the unbelievable. If you like detective stuff but actually want to sit and watch it rather than let it dumbly wash over you then this is worth a go I think.

Game of Thrones: Season 7
Obviously everybody and their dog and their dog's tiny dog and their dog's tiny dog's pet flea called Chris is watching this. Our household is doing it even more intently than most as LG writes for Watchers on the Wall (http://watchersonthewall.com/author-bio/geoffery/) and stays up to watch it AMERICAN TIME. At like two in the morning. I don't have nearly that much enthusiasm for it so I wait and watch it at my own sweet slow leisure. Leaves me vulnerable to spoilers but ffuuuuuck it. Without the books to guide it it now only has the lore it's established to run off which seems to be motivating them to tie up a lot of fraying loose ends from the first few seasons. Which is actually quite pleasing - ten out of ten for Jim Broadbent showing up this season as well.

GLOW
We've talked about this on other threads but I'm enjoying the indulgently dense 80's tone of this women's wrestling league drama/comedy thing. It's chokka with striking characters - also there's a streak of genuine nastiness in it. The neurotically earnest (or earnestly neurotic) Alison Brie character is a great faulty lead - and KATE NASH IS THERE WTF. Only on episode 3 but I'm compelled to watch more.

Grace & Frankie: Season 3
This often surprisingly touching comedy about the doings of two 70 year old women whose husbands marry eachother went a bit astray in Season 2 for me. They chose to suddenly crowbar a character in (doing the "OH THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDS YOU JUST NEVER MET THEM" thing) only to then kill them off for a bit of cheap emotional resonance in the finale. Three has been far stronger though - choosing to tighten the focus in on the central cast and featured a genuinely touching arc where Martin Sheen's particularly likeable character disastrously comes out to and then subsequently loses his homophobic mother. It's all a bit soapy but there are some great performances and it's a refreshing to watch a demographic you rarely see looked at in such detail.

The Mash Report
Nish Kumar hosts a weekly satirical thing with the writers of the Daily Mash website. Sort of a cross between a tame On the Hour and the Daily Show. On paper it's an excellent idea but some of the staged studio banter is cringy and perhaps it could use a bit more of a Jon Oliver style analytical edge. Nice to see No Such Thing as a Fish's Andrew Hunter-Murray on here as well. Patchy but promising. More satire is never a bad thing.

Rick & Morty: Season 3
Haven't got stuck into this yet but obviously the first episode aired on April 1st so I'VE TECHNICALLY STARTED WATCHING IT. 2017 marks the year when Rick & Morty have truly gone mentally massive. To the degree that MacDonalds are basing marketing stunts around it (https://twitter.com/RickandMorty/status/891540010083655680) (which, to be fair, even they seem freaked out about). It's an odd feeling given I remember how keen I was to see it do well after seeing the first few episodes in the winter of 2013. There's a lot of pressure on it to maintain the bewildering and wildly imaginative tone that makes it so unique and I hope they do that - they're obviously quite keen on getting continuity more involved in the picture this time around as well so I hope that doesn't dilute the freshness of it all.

The Strain: Season 4
Things went utterly cataclysmic at the end of the last season and now everything's gone a bit dystopian. All of the team are in complete disarray and The Strain continues to be a compelling watch. Trashy - slightly - but genuinely gripping at points with a good slew of characters THAT COULD DIE AT ANY TIME. It has come a looong way from the first season (they even have a bonafide title sequence now) but it's been remarkably consistent. Casting bonus: the awesome Martian Alex from The Expanse seems to be a central figure this series which I'm well up for.

Trollhunters
We watch one episode every week and a half roughly - and so the 26-episode behemoth that is Trollhunters first season has taken us over half a year to conquer. As I said before it feels closer to a Dreamworks animation in longform than anything I've seen - bright, colourful, action-packed and with a nice set of central characters. There's a good plot running through it and has kept us watching these long months. It's slightly tempered by the sad fact that the engaging central kid Jim was voiced by Anton Yelchin who died suddenly last summer. A character talking about Jim said in the last episode we saw that "he's getting older - his voice might change" and when I suddenly realized the implications of that I was caught with unexpected grief.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3
A third season about the madly positive former bunker prisoner trying to make it out in the real world still finds it as a profoundly weird show which features a slew of consistently good characters and funny moments but it's driven by less of a narrative than the last series and I can't decide whether that's a good thing or not. I can never get enough Titus though. He's basically the hypnotoad for me. I'd just watch him sitting there.

The Windsors: Series 2
This soap-opera-styled satire of the Royal Family is still engagingly bonkers telly. It's cheap. The impressions are terrible. The schtick is wearing a bit thin. There are very few shows where you can see Prince Charles accidentally shooting his empathically-atuned identical twin who'd been locked in an attic for decades. You can't fault it for that. Also the criminally underrated Vicki Pepperdine as a sinister Princess Anne is genuinely magical.

RETRO CORNER

We've decided in the past few months to crack on with some series that we've been "meant to get around to" and found that we never were. Watching one episode a week as if THEN WERE NOW AND ALL WAS SWEET.

Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)
I love how Machiavellian BB is - with a relatively small cast making it so twisty is a real work of art. The lulls that S1 fell into are a distant memory and every episode here is rattling along marvelously. We're aboot halfway through - Hank totally owning the two twins was a stunning development and I didn't see it coming at all I'm sure it's all going be fine.......

The Golden Girls: Season 5 (1989-1990)
I WON'T BE DISSUADED ON THIS. I've been watching these pastel-coloured Florida OAPs for years now and it's genuinely magical TV. Surprisingly progressive, bizarrely witty and brilliantly performed. The four are underrated comedy legends. I say underrated but they have opened aGolden Girls cafe (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/arts/television/golden-girls-cafe-opens-in-washington-heights.html).  :o TO NEW YORK!

Homicide - Life on the Street: Season 5 (1996-1997)
I've really enjoyed the weird tonal dissonance of this show over the years watching it. It's got one foot in more realist fare like what would become The Wire and all that - and one foot entirely in 90's earnest melodrama. The season finale with the stroke the season before was... genuinely harrowing and seeing the character readjusting to life has been quite fascinating. Also Ro Laren showed up which is fair enough. Engagingly nineties.
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: JLC 20 August, 2017, 03:26:59 PM
If you can't stand watching the election results tonight, Film4 has a cracking double bill of Lucy and Haywire.

Both better than Unforgiven.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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: Frank 05 September, 2017, 10:16:55 PM

Despite his trademark positivity, Professor Brain Cox's survey of capitalism's attempts to replace public sector space exploration with space exploitation is grimmer than Matt Damon and Heath Ledger.

The solar system is so wonderful and inspirational we mustn't waste any time finding ways to drill it to fuck.

Even more unnerving is the mute sex mek spouse of the world's first billionaire space tourist, whose corpse bride cosmetics and white gold hair and wardrobe appear to be chosen to coordinate with the decor of his mansion, meaning she disappears into the background like the Predator.

Elon Musk's plan to save the human race seems to involve shooting giant dildos into the heavens, presumably to plug the butt of Galactus?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094f595


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: Jim_Campbell 05 September, 2017, 10:42:22 PM
The Strain: Season 4
Things went utterly cataclysmic at the end of the last season and now everything's gone a bit dystopian.

I'm quite enjoying this season. The fact that it's definitely the last adds a certain 'they could kill any of these characters' frisson to the proceedings, but episode seven delivers a pay-off nearly as worthy of an air-punch as Ramsay Bolton getting his face chewed off by his own dogs. <--Game of Thrones S6 spoiler under that tag!

It's been a patchy old ride, but I've enjoyed this more than I haven't. On balance, I'm strangely pleased to see it wrap up before it outstays its welcome, but I'll be sorry to see it go. 
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 06 September, 2017, 08:19:37 AM
When does Electric Dreams start? Saw a billboard ad for it.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 06 September, 2017, 11:43:14 PM
When does Electric Dreams start? Saw a billboard ad for it.

https://scifibulletin.com/2017/09/06/philip-k-dicks-electric-dreams-world-premiere-launch-event/
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: TordelBack 07 September, 2017, 05:51:58 AM
When you look at all the money currenty flowing through PKD adaptations, it's sobering to remember that in his 30s he was reduced to eating catfood, and died in his 50s just before Blade Runner made it to the screen.
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: JOE SOAP 07 September, 2017, 11:34:30 AM
When you look at all the money currenty flowing through PKD adaptations, it's sobering to remember that in his 30s he was reduced to eating catfood...

They do say PKD is an acquired taste.

"When I see these stories of mine, written over three decades, I think of the Lucky Dog Pet Store (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cK2MPgAHRk&t=12m44s). There's a good reason for that. It has to do with an aspect of not just my life, but the lives of many freelance writers. It's called poverty[........]So anyhow, there I am at the Lucky Dog Pet Store on San Pablo Avenue, In Berkley, California, in the Fifties, buying a pound of ground horsemeat." - Philip K. Dick in the introduction to the Golden Man, 1980

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: IAMTHESYSTEM 07 September, 2017, 11:56:05 AM
He saw the paranoid future of conspiracy within a conspiracy, and the scary truth is that's not too distant from the world we live in today. Great art makes you question things, and PKD suspected even reality itself. 
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: Frank 11 September, 2017, 11:38:45 PM
When does Electric Dreams start?

This Sunday (17 Sept), Channel 4.

Greg Staples is currently playing the dreamy rapist in Liar (ITV, 9pm)*. This only a few weeks after noughties Frank Quitely bit Peggy Olsen's nose off in China Girl (BBC2).

Liar's an interesting idea - applying the murder mystery form to date rape - but China Girl was just silly. ITV ran Liar as a spoiler for Rellik, the BBC's new drama from the same writers.**

Rellik (Killer, backwards) is a bog standard Scandi-noir with the gimmick that the murder mystery unfolds backwards in time. Nobody's sat down on the toilet and had a jobbie fired up into their arsehole yet, so they're not interested in exploring the idea's full potential.

It's dark and gritty, but it's on telly at 9pm, so they've been told they can only have one swear per episode. They used up their quota right at the start, so everybody else had to swallow their consonants for the rest of the episode.

Richard Dormer saying FUPPIN' in his Irish accent made it feel like the episode of Father Ted where they go to the beach with the no swearing sign. But with acid murders.


* It's actually Ioan Gruffudd

** They wrote Jimmy Nesbitt Madeline McCann drama The Missing
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: Frank 18 September, 2017, 09:32:35 PM

Rellik (BBC1, 9pm, 18/09/17). Can't take the child abuse monologue of the burns victim seriously now I've realised she's the actress from the We Buy Any Car advert.*

Also, supernaturally beautiful young women sure do love sex with much older, messed up policemen.


* That's right! They just let me say I could have got a better price if I sold my car privately!
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: Jim_Campbell 19 September, 2017, 10:38:55 PM
The Strain: Season 4

It's been a patchy old ride, but I've enjoyed this more than I haven't. On balance, I'm strangely pleased to see it wrap up before it outstays its welcome, but I'll be sorry to see it go.

Sorry to say, they absolutely fucked the final episode. Terrible, terrible conclusion to a generally pretty decent series.
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: Professor Bear 19 September, 2017, 11:25:31 PM
I was happy to see a positive portrayal of suicide bombers on the streets of New York in the final episode, as that's something you don't see much of these days.  I'm also glad the whole sub plot about the magic book wasn't a waste of time.
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: auxlen 30 September, 2017, 05:12:39 PM
When you look at all the money currenty flowing through PKD adaptations, it's sobering to remember that in his 30s he was reduced to eating catfood, and died in his 50s just before Blade Runner made it to the screen.


I've been writing for years and this hits home. No-one reads my stuff. And my favourite author Richard Yates who wrote such beautiful prose was out of print when he died! criminal.
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: Link Prime 03 October, 2017, 11:03:31 AM
Curb Your Enthusiasm was back on Sky Atlantic last night, and it was pretty good.
Prettaaay, prettaaay good.
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: BPP 25 October, 2017, 03:18:14 AM
Excellent comic book TEOTFW (Chuck Forsman) gets a terrible E4 re-write where the diffident emotionally stunted central character suddenly becomes a teenage psychopath motivated by thoughts of killing his love interest.... Jesus Christ.

I lasted till the first ad break and realised this was killing a comic book I truly love.
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: GrudgeJohnDeed 05 December, 2017, 03:00:54 PM
Anyone see the Robot Wars final on Sunday? It was pretty great, loads of good barneys, tolchock city. The lad that won it really deserved it bless him, after a few series of trying he made a bot that Carbide couldn't chew up! I wonder how he reinforced the front better this time
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: BPP 09 February, 2018, 12:22:00 AM
Am sure all the NI board members had a teary moment at the end of Derry Girls tonight. Beautiful stuff juxtaposing the joy of teenage friendship against a devasting moment in Ulster’s history.
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: Frank 27 August, 2018, 10:56:06 PM

Anyone watching Bodyguard (BBC1, 9pm)? It's by Line Of Duty's Jed Mercurio; he's swapped that series' showpiece 10 minutes of tense, cat & mouse interrogation scenes per show for equally tense action scenes.

Episode 2's sniper fire/high-speed reverse parking scene would have made the cut in a Mission Impossible film, or at least one of the better ones where Liam Neeson and Jason Statham have to murder everyone beneath third billing on the cast list*

If this was on Netflix, everyone would be raving about it (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06crp3c/bodyguard-series-1-episode-1)


* Which in this show would mean most of the Today programme's presenter team getting garroted. If this show actually showed John Humphrys being garotted, the ratings would be through the roof.
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: Jim_Campbell 27 August, 2018, 11:08:13 PM
It's by Line Of Duty's Jed Mercurio

Unarguably the gothest man working for the BBC right now. Two Sisters of Mercy tracks in his Desert Island Discs selection. :-)
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: Frank 22 December, 2018, 07:21:42 PM

BBC/Netflix's Watership Down remake looks as if they subcontracted the CG to a bloke called Dave they got talking to down the pub, who swore his brother used to work for Pixar.


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: Tjm86 22 December, 2018, 07:43:53 PM
I know who you mean ... he did work for Pixar ... in the canteen!
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: Tiplodocus 15 January, 2019, 03:12:45 PM
Who read LES MISERABLES and thought "You know, this would make a CRACKING musical!"?

Handsomely mounted and cast but my it has some clunky dialogue.

It took me ages to clock that Felix from episode 1 was the same bloke from the in-house Cineworld advert. Well done mate, I've seen you twice and wanted to twat you on both occasions.
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: Dandontdare 22 March, 2019, 03:58:11 PM
Did anyone think of "it pays to be mental" during this week's Fleabag? (the scene in the garden with the priest)  :lol:
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: Fungus 22 March, 2019, 05:22:55 PM
Didn't but you're right  :)
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: Jim_Campbell 14 April, 2019, 11:20:05 PM
Is none of you freakin’ mothercrunchers watching Doom Patrol?! There’s been a lot of variation from the Morrison/Case series but it’s unmistakably based on that version. It’s annoyingly hard to make sense of the timeline sometimes, and they’ve divorced Mr Nobody from the ‘Painting That Ate Paris’ plotline, but there are great raw slabs of that Morrison run chucked at the screen in a way I genuinely never thought I’d see. Seriously. SPOILERS-> Willoughby Kipling. The Decreator. Danny the Street. The Underground. Driver 8 and Black fucking Annis, fer chrissake.

I will say that one area the series deviates from the Morrison version is with the Negative Man, but the Larry stuff has been excellent. I can’t step back from the source material, so maybe this makes NO SENSE to everyone else, but I’ve shed genuine tears of joy at seeing comics that meant so much to me rendered faithfully as live action. Brendan Fraser just is Cliff Steele and Diane Guerrero fucking kills it as Crazy Jane.

Nine episodes in and I never expected to see this much Grant Morrison on my TV screen. And I have fuckin’ S2 of Happy as well!

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: Radbacker 15 April, 2019, 08:08:56 AM
Yes I'm enjoying Doom Patrol imensly, much more the Titans, Aloong with Cliff and Crazy Jane Mr Nobody is another highlight for me he also does a great job as the narrator in a wonderful Morrison meta way.   Danny the Street episode was just class.
Didn't know Happy season 2 had dropped my gut have to have a poke around see where it's at or when it might drop on Netflix.

CU Radbacker
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: Dandontdare 15 April, 2019, 11:45:38 AM
... waiting (impatiently) for it to arrive on netflix
: Re: On telly this week
: Fungus 25 April, 2019, 02:01:42 AM
Superman = Desperate Dan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004jvb)
: Re: On telly this week
: Frank 25 April, 2019, 07:21:51 AM
Superman = Desperate Dan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004jvb)

Cheers, Fungus.


: Re: On telly this week
: Mardroid 19 May, 2019, 12:56:13 PM
What We Do in the Shadows: TV series. 9:45 tonight on bbc2. I enjoyed the film a lot, so I'm looking forward to how the TV series format will do with it.

I'm kind of hoping it will be about other vampires in the same world rather than a State-side remake.
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: Theblazeuk 20 May, 2019, 03:10:35 PM
Pleasantly surprised by Years and Years on the Beeb, R.T.Davies traits are all over bits of it but generally, funny, interesting and a little close to home. The female Nigel Farage-a-like is spot on and spot on in the "She's great" "She's a monster" dichotomy of viewer reaction.
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: Link Prime 20 May, 2019, 03:57:34 PM
The finale for new BBC comedy Ghosts is on tonight.
I kinda stumbled across this a few weeks ago, and hit the record button on a whim.
Really glad I did - it takes a few minutes to adjust to the almost old school tone of comedy, but once you have there's a lot to enjoy.
Any scenes with Julian, the smarmy politician who literally died with his pants down, are particularity great.



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: Jim_Campbell 01 June, 2019, 12:02:31 AM
Full trailer for the new Swamp Thing TV series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVnHZ5SF1Jg), about which I am cautiously optimistic.

First episode was pretty good. Opens up a bit of distance between this version and any of the comic book series that I’ve read, but that’s OK. The production values are decent, and I’m hopeful they might swing back round to the Moore/Bissette/Totleben/Veitch/Alcala material later on, since they’ve left enough points of contact with the comics not to cut that off completely.
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: Dandontdare 01 June, 2019, 02:42:19 AM
I've only seen the trailer

It seems very dark in Louisiana - does nothing happen in daytime?
: Re: On telly this week
: Jim_Campbell 05 June, 2019, 11:33:55 AM
And I have fuckin’ S2 of Happy as well!

Which has now been cancelled. I can't say I'm either surprised or sorry, TBH — I bailed on this season after four episodes because I thought it was trying waaaay too hard, and comedy paedophiles don't sit too well with me, either. A real shame, because I loved S1.
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: Hawkmumbler 05 June, 2019, 11:38:42 AM
Matt Berry in What We Do In The Shadows is absolutely making my week. "Remove your fangs, ungrateful creature!"  :lol:
: Re: On telly this week
: Fungus 06 June, 2019, 05:16:03 PM
Pleasantly surprised by Years and Years on the Beeb, R.T.Davies traits are all over bits of it but generally, funny, interesting and a little close to home. The female Nigel Farage-a-like is spot on and spot on in the "She's great" "She's a monster" dichotomy of viewer reaction.

Watch only a bit of telly really and glad I gave this series a go. It's been nicely thought-provoking, but with last night's episode it reached new heights, I reckon. *recommended*
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: DaveGYNWA 07 June, 2019, 01:07:26 PM
Matt Berry in What We Do In The Shadows is absolutely making my week. "Remove your fangs, ungrateful creature!"  :lol:

BAT!!!!

He's also in 'Year of the Rabbit' on C4, coming up soon - a Victorian era cop show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwoTjj6QBU
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 15 June, 2019, 02:22:07 PM
A heads up that TALKING PICTURES TV (SKY 328) is, next Saturday,  showing The Night Strangler, Woman Eater and The Trollenberg Terror. All in one day. A day that happens to be my birthday.
They are also showing 1970s kids ITV supernatural series Shadows, every weekday at 5pm.

SBT
: Re: On telly this week
: Fungus 04 March, 2020, 05:03:29 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000g74k

Antiques Roadshow is in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, where experts discover an eclectic mix of treasures including Napoleon's razor, letters from Enid Blyton and a piece of Queen Victoria's underwear. There is plenty of sparkle from jewellery with a story to tell, and artworks including a hand-painted Christmas card from the Second World War and original drawings of Judge Dredd