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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 19 Apr 2019, 04:05

I caught up with Earth from Space last night, fascinating programme and I see there was another for me to go back to. Watched the Bay and Mother Father Son. Bay is good but the latter gets even more angst ridden and convoluted, I get the feeling they only had enough plot line for three episodes and had to do a lot of padding out.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 20 Apr 2019, 05:21

Dipped into Traitor again last night. Lots of violence and twists in the plot. Feef is not a nice lady!
Haven't forgotten I must catch up on Earth from Space, a treat in store!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 21 Apr 2019, 04:04

Plenty on TV at the moment.... snooker, last of Traitors, first of the new Berlin Station. Lovely, keeps me entertained in the evenings!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tizer » 21 Apr 2019, 09:06

We enjoyed The Story of Wales series of TV programmes presented by Huw Edwards. Well made, no silly trendy stuff. Just great history and Huw is always good to listen to. LINK

We tried Earth from Space but quickly gave up. We can't stand those terrible naff, droning voice-overs! :smile:

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Gloria » 21 Apr 2019, 21:15

Line of Duty......well didn't expect that. Certainly keeps the attention.
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Post by Big Kev » 21 Apr 2019, 21:16

Gloria wrote:
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Line of Duty......well didn't expect that. Certainly keeps the attention.
Not watched it yet, I'm planning on a binge watch very soon...
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 22 Apr 2019, 02:25

I started catching up on a BBC4 series, follow the money.... Saved Line of Duty for tonight.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Gloria » 22 Apr 2019, 08:05

The Widow tonight and tomorrow night.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tizer » 22 Apr 2019, 08:23

We watched the first episode of `Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath' (BBC2). A few interesting bits such as the pink flint which we'd read about but never seen a photo of it. But more naff voice-overs and the usual gratuitous violence - especially now they've realised that women took part in the fighting too.

Why do they insist on the voice-overs in a droning, intonation and with several pauses in each sentence. It's condescending, they seem to think viewers can't take in more than six words at a time. And the same with the filming, they edit it into scraps all stuck into one long, bitty collage - again they think it's the only way to keep the attention of the viewers. Yes, I'm grumpy about TV there are some brilliant productions but a lot of dross.

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 23 Apr 2019, 03:43

Add the superfluous use of background music and shots of clouds speeding across the sky Tiz. I fear you are right, they have a very low opinion of our intelligence or attention span. Based no doubt on their own!
Gloria, watched LOD and I share your surprise, never saw that one coming! (The female of the species is more deadly than the male?)
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tripps » 23 Apr 2019, 17:48

Tripps wrote:
03 Dec 2014, 00:49
It's very late but I've just watched the best two frames of snooker I've ever seen. A lad called James Cahill (No 100 in the world), from Blackpool has just beaten Ding Junhui No 3 in the world in the last frame. He is only 19 years old.

He plucked defeat from the jaws of victory in the last but one, then amazingly won the last, having been well behind. He made some crucial shots left handed!

I thought I was getting bored with snooker recently, but this was seriously good. A star is born. :smile:

Fast forward . . . .

What a judge - and what a memory for rubbish - it only took him a bit over four years to come good. I thought the name rang a bell. He's back as an amateur now (can you do that?), and he has beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan 10 - 8 at the Crucible today. :smile:
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 24 Apr 2019, 02:55

You're right David. He is the first amateur to play in the Championship at the Crucible and is frightening! I watched him hammer Ronnie and am now laid in a darkened room for a while....
I also watched a programme on mega yachts..... Obscene levels of wealth and spending....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tizer » 24 Apr 2019, 09:24

Iolo Williams fronts some very pleasant and interesting TV programmes about Wales. `The Brecon Beacons with Iolo Williams' is one series and he's done others, for example on Snowdonia. LINK

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Post by Gloria » 24 Apr 2019, 15:17

Final episode of The Bay tonight.
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Post by Stanley » 25 Apr 2019, 03:06

I've saved it for tonight Gloria.
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Post by Gloria » 25 Apr 2019, 07:23

Bangers and Cash tonight 8pm On Yesterday from Mathewsons classic car auctions near Pickering.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 26 Apr 2019, 03:03

Watched two final episodes last night. The Bay was quite tidy but Mother Father son was the classic failure to achieve closure for the viewer. It was as though the plot line ran out and they simply tucked the loose ends in. Glad it's over!
Earth from space was interesting......
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Post by Gloria » 28 Apr 2019, 21:12

It was the penultimate Line of Duty tonight, still not sure how this is going to end. Certainly keeps the interest.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 29 Apr 2019, 02:50

Saved it for tonight Gloria but also forgot the Baku GP so I have that as well!
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Gloria » 29 Apr 2019, 08:02

The Widow tonight, last one tomorrow night.
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Tizer » 29 Apr 2019, 08:41

Stanley wrote:
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..forgot the Baku GP so I have that as well!
Forget the GP, this is more like it. You'll enjoy the workmanship and the magnificent cars....
`Jaguar XKSS - A Supercar Is Reborn' LINK
`A look behind the scenes at Jaguar's state-of-the-art Classic Works, as one of the brand's legendary lost supercars, the XKSS, is resurrected from scratch.'

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 30 Apr 2019, 02:51

I meant to look at that Tiz. Thanks for reminding me.
GP was boring, Line of Duty had me riveted to my seat and troubled. I hope there is one more big plot twist to come. I favour the woman lawyer who reckons to be the Superintendent's friend as 'H'.......
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by PanBiker » 30 Apr 2019, 08:18

We watched the last two episodes of four of "The Victim" last night. A twist in that one and overall a tale of many incumbents of the title.
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Post by Stanley » 01 May 2019, 01:40

I went back to Line of Duty series 1 and started to watch them. I missed the early ones.....
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Wendyf » 01 May 2019, 05:42

This series of A House Through Time has been exceptional. If they could just cut out the annoying beginning where they tell you the whole story in 2 second snippets it would be brilliant.

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