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It’s interesting Wendy, you need to do a catch-up.
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I was going to say the same, Liz's eyes lit up with the intrigue. :smile:
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I watched Liz Carr last night, I have always admired her for the way she attacks life regardless of handicaps. I enjoyed it and it was a good story. The Barney Ryan section of the history was the most interesting bit Wendy.

[I know all about falling asleep, that's why i like watching these things on catch up early in the evening while I am still alert.]
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We’ve caught up with Dont Rock The Boat, very easy watching. Interesting to watch the competitive people amongst them.
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Watched a programme about the Drax power Station last night on BBC 2. Changed from coal to wood chips over the last few years. Remarkable - the scale of the thing. Each generator weighs 300 tons, and has to be moved to be serviced. The engineering involved in maintaining them is amazing. The scale of it all was gigantic, miles of pipework, and the temperature of the water 568 degrees centigrade. What struck me was that there were many women engineers - and why not - and all the engineers seemed to have local Yorkshire accents. Apprenticeships were mentioned. There wasn't an Oxford PPE degree amongst them.
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Thanks David, I must look for that! You're right about the utility of the degrees....
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In last week's programme Keeley took us to see the blades for offshore wind turbines being manufactured and visited Hornsea 1 off the Yorkshire Coast. Well worth a watch.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... ies-1-wind
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That link takes you to the Drax biomass programme I watched. Two of us impressed by the series - must be good. :smile:
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“My Family, the Holocaust, and me, Robert Rinder”, was looking very promising, we’d watched about 20 mins and got a phone call which stopped proceedings, we shall watch it again in full tonight.
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Gloria wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 08:24 “My Family, the Holocaust, and me, Robert Rinder”, was looking very promising, we’d watched about 20 mins and got a phone call which stopped proceedings, we shall watch it again in full tonight.
Well we watched it, harrowing stories, very well told, well worth a watch, second part next Monday.
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There's some live basketball, on YouTube, tonight and over the weekend. Most of it is free to watch :-)
It's another big weekend of BBL Cup action! Here's how to watch live...
Tonight:
Surrey Scorchers v Plymouth Raiders Basketball Club
📅Friday 20 November
⏰5.40pm GMT
📺
🎟️ Free
Sheffield Sharks v Leicester Riders
📅 Friday 20 November
⏰ 6pm GMT
📺
🎟️ Free
Newcastle Eagles v London Lions
📅 Friday 20 November
⏰ 7.30pm GMT
📺 https://newcastle-eagles.com/.../how-to ... les-vs.../
🎟️ £4.99 (Free for Newcastle season ticket holders)
Saturday:
Bristol Flyers v Worcester Wolves Basketball Club
📅 Saturday 21 November
⏰ 6.30pm GMT
📺 https://www.bristolflyers.co.uk/.../flyers-tv-game.../
🎟️ £4.99
Sunday:
London Lions v Leicester Riders
Sunday 22 November
⏰ 2.30pm GMT
📺
🎟️ Free
Plymouth Raiders Basketball Club v Surrey Scorchers
📅 Sunday 22 November
⏰ 3pm GMT
📺
🎟️ Free
Cheshire Phoenix Basketball v Glasgow Rocks
📅 Sunday 22 November
⏰ 5pm GMT
📺
🎟️ Free
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Queens Gambit a Netflix short series. Drama about a young girl prodigy who is in an orphanage and learns to play from the school janitor. Set in the 50's and 60's and is about her journey through the ranks and chess tournaments of the time. Fictional and addictive, you don't really need to know anything about the game the storyline holds it all.
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Or if you fancy a game against the young lady click Beth Harmon :smile:
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Played a beginner and won :good: I'll move up a rank next time.
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Just watched the last episode "End Game".

Good link as well David. I have just beat Beth but only when she was 8 years old. :smile: :extrawink:
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We’ve been watching Fred Dibnah on bbc4 at 7pm well worth a catch up.
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Eric Clapton's 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival on Sky Arts. Good stuff.

Just in case anyone wants to watch it it's on again at 02:15 Saturday 5th December. It's certainly worth recording.
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I bumped into Nigella last night - just in time for a bit of Nancy Mitford type U and Non U nonsense, by emphasising that she uses 'white pepper'. I took it as a swipe at Delia, and I thought it a bit borderline racist actually.

I couldn't switch channel quick enough, but it seems that in my haste , I missed her pronouncing microwave as 'meecrowarvay' .

Strange how she's turned out - her brother's OK - big pals with Nigel Short, and her dad's sound. I bought his diet book. Easy - stop boozing and eat less seems to be the secret. Can't imagine why I didn't work that out.:smile:
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It's the company she has mixed with David....
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Mumford and Sons concert, on Sky Arts, at 11pm tonight recorded in Pretoria. I'll be recording it as that's past my bedtime :biggrin2:
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The South Bank Show, Sunday at 10.45pm on Sky Arts so another one to record. Melvyn Bragg talking to Simon Armitage.
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Tripps wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 21:01 I bumped into Nigella last night - just in time for a bit of Nancy Mitford type U and Non U nonsense, by emphasising that she uses 'white pepper'. I took it as a swipe at Delia, and I thought it a bit borderline racist actually.

I couldn't switch channel quick enough, but it seems that in my haste , I missed her pronouncing microwave as 'meecrowarvay' .

I use a lot of (both) Black Pepper and White Pepper in my cooking. Different beasts entirely. Just depends what you are cooking.
And as for her fancy word for microwave, we refer to our microwave as Chernobyl.
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Gone Christmas Fishing was a delight.
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Not sure if this should be here or in computers but Youtube had an outage yesterday afternoon and I think Google had some problems as well. (See THIS BBC report.)
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Stanley wrote: 15 Dec 2020, 05:31 I think Google had some problems as well.
I heard that some poor souls who had their lighting controlled by voice command, had to switch them on manually. Reminded me of the China Fleet Club in Hong Kong where I saw an American sailor quite unable to close the curtains when the sun was in his eyes because there was no cord to pull. :laugh5:
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