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 As Seen on TV - Volume 19 - R.P.

A place to discuss what's on TV that might be of interest to others. (exc. Top Gear, F1, for example - which have threads of their own)


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Last edited by: VxFan on Wed 18 Dec 19 at 02:19
 The End of the F***ing World - John Boy
There are 2 seasons of this, both of which were broadcast in one week early last month on CH4. I don't go in for binge-watching and the title put me off anyway. It was recommended later by someone who has never raved about anything on TV to me before, so I felt I had to watch.

It's currently on Netflix, but unfortunately only Season 1 at the moment. Expressed simply, it's about two teenage runaways on a road trip. At the beginning they come over as thoroughly appalling individuals, but, by the last episode, I was overwhelmed by their regard for each other.

So, I recommend it too.
 The End of the F***ing World - R.P.
Some great cars as well ! Watched Series 1...may catch up Series 2 this week
 Inspector Morse - zippy
£1.98 for two pints and Lewis is taken aback by the cost!

It was 1987 but it did make me laugh!
 Inspector Morse - legacylad
£3 in my local. £3.20 for special guest beers. Proper beer with a nice head on it.
Sunday nights there are always mountains of free nosh....home made canapés, sausage rolls, pies, homemade chutneys. Good for business, but not served until 18:30...if you’ve been in since finishing a walk at 16:00 and on your fifth pint it takes staying power.
But free food, hey!
 Inspector Morse - zippy
>> £3 in my local. £3.20 for special guest beers. Proper beer with a nice head
>> on it.
>> Sunday nights there are always mountains of free nosh....home made canapés, sausage rolls, pies, homemade
>> chutneys. Good for business, but not served until 18:30...if you’ve been in since finishing a
>> walk at 16:00 and on your fifth pint it takes staying power.
>> But free food, hey!
>>
>>

Grrrr. :-)

£4.50 here. Never see any free food!

Worst was in Paris around 10 years ago. 20Euro for a pint of larger - work had booked me in to a nice city centre hotel and I had arrived late on a TGV from St Etienne so I went to the bar down stairs to get a pint and a bite to eat. The steak et frites was 45Euro or there abouts.

Last edited by: zippy on Tue 17 Dec 19 at 21:11
 Inspector Morse - tyrednemotional
>>
>> Worst was in Paris around 10 years ago. 20Euro for a pint of larger -
>>

....should have had the smaller glass......



(My first, well remembered pint, over 50 years ago, was 1/11d - Theakstons Best)
 Inspector Morse - Zero
How does 39 quid for three glasses of sparkling english wine at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel grab you?
 Inspector Morse - R.P.
Not averse to a few beers. Varies between £3.20 and £3.80 here - up the road in Rhyl, rumour has it that there is a sub £3.00 pint to be had...but you have to go to Rhyl to drink it...
 Inspector Morse - zippy
>>(My first, well remembered pint, over 50 years ago, was 1/11d - Theakstons Best)

Someone's going to be along in a while to claim their first cost 1d when Benjamin Disraeli was their Prime Minister ;-)


Cheapest I ever paid was about 80p but recall it quickly rose to £1 when I was still underage.
 Inspector Morse - Bromptonaut
>> Cheapest I ever paid was about 80p but recall it quickly rose to £1 when
>> I was still underage.

Cheapest was 29p for keg bitter in public bar of a pub called the Queensway in Scunthorpe c1978. Usual lounge prices at time were around 35p.
 Inspector Morse - Zero
>> >>(My first, well remembered pint, over 50 years ago, was 1/11d - Theakstons Best)
>>
>> Someone's going to be along in a while to claim their first cost 1d when
>> Benjamin Disraeli was their Prime Minister ;-)

When I first started to get served in pubs, its was about half a crown a pint in the public bar, 2 'n seven pence in the lounge
 Inspector Morse - bathtub tom
>> Worst was in Paris around 10 years ago. 20Euro for a pint of larger -
>> work had booked me in to a nice city centre hotel and I had arrived
>> late on a TGV from St Etienne so I went to the bar down stairs
>> to get a pint and a bite to eat. The steak et frites was 45Euro
>> or there abouts.

I like a larger pint. Was that steak, or biftek?
 Inspector Morse - zippy
>>Was that steak, or biftek?

Biftek, though you do need to be careful in Paris. I got a kangaroo steak once at a hotel near La Opera! It was very nice, but my stomach wouldn't settle all night! :-)
 Inspector Morse - smokie
When I was in Egypt recently someone suggested camel steak was nice. I found a place that did it but on the last night, which was too late. Next time...
 Inspector Morse - tyrednemotional
>>
>> I found a place that did it but on the last night, which was too late....
>>

...did you get the hump.....?
 Inspector Morse - zippy
>>which was too late. Next time...
>>

I'd have got the right hump with that!









I'll get my coat!
 Inspector Morse - sooty123
Dearest pint i remember was in doha and norway £11/12 a pint. No shortage of people buying. Cheapest middle east weirdly, 45p a can a couple of years ago.
 Inspector Morse - tyrednemotional
>>
>> I'll get my coat!
>>

....the camel hair one...?
 Inspector Morse - R.P.
There's a joke there somewhere...Zero
 Aston Martin Podcast - Zero
Found this, Designing the new Aston SUV

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz1zl


Excelent
 The Dirty War on the NHS - God
"John Pilger's new documentary, The Dirty War on the NHS, is a powerful and timely investigation into the National Health Service.

Is time running out to save this institution?"

www.itv.com/hub/the-dirty-war-on-the-nhs/2a5959a0001
 The Snow Wolf: A winters tale - Fullchat
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bwqdbg

Absolutely fabulous story and stunning photography covering the journey of a She Wolf along the European Alps for a safe place to give birth and to raise her young.
 The Snow Wolf: A winters tale - legacylad
Sounds like my kinda programme. Thanks for posting.
Not put the tv on since I returned home late on the 23rd but will make an exception for that
 The Snow Wolf: A winters tale - Fullchat
Sorry LL. It appears I may have misled you. A little research shows that this infact was a dramatisation. I thought some of the camera work was a bit too efficient. It was the showing of a bear in the Dolomites that raised a hint of suspicion.

Still good if only for the scenery and storyline.
Last edited by: Fullchat on Sat 28 Dec 19 at 19:10
 The Snow Wolf: A winters tale - tyrednemotional
Trentino/Alto Adige is one of my favourite areas, not only for the Dolomites, but also for the wider scenery and 'ambience'.

AFAIK, there is a small but relatively stable bear population.
 The Snow Wolf: A winters tale - legacylad
Ok. I’ve had a cracking walk today with list ticking long distance walking friends and told them to watch it....another big walk New Year’s Day so will put them in the picture.
Not to worry..I love the Dolomites scenery. Must return there ASAP
 Dracula - CGNorwich
Looks a good bet for tonight's viewing . Written by the writers of Sherlock, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
 Dracula - CGNorwich
Brilliant first episode. Perhaps the nuns at the gate went on a bit too long but overall scary and very funny.

“I may be undead but I’m not unreasonable”
 Dracula - R.P.
Scared the living crap out of me. Even the Springer took to its bed.
 Dracula - CGNorwich
Well episode two was brilliant too but it jumped the shark in the third. Shame really I had great expectations.
 The Chase bloopers - smokie
Won't be everyones cup of tea, and I don't watch the show ever, but the bloopers shows which were on over Christmas gave us a good laugh. I've previously seen some on Youtube.
 Neil Young - Manatee
OK so I'm nostalgic - After the Goldrush was probably my favourite record of 1971/2.

For those with Amazon Prime - the film Neil Young: Heart of Gold is on prime currently. A 2005 concert in Nashville. Not bad at all.
Last edited by: VxFan on Fri 31 Jan 20 at 12:37
 Neil Young - tyrednemotional
...drove me mad at the time. The guy in the room opposite in University hall of residence played it almost unendingly, and to the early hours of the morning, until we "procured" a master key and removed the fuse for his room.

Ironically, I am (now) a great Neil Young fan, and he is without doubt, and with no concession to his age, the best live (rock) performer I've seen in the last 15 years.
Last edited by: VxFan on Fri 31 Jan 20 at 12:50
 Neil Young - smokie
He performed at Desert Trip a couple of years back, which I attended. I was inclined to give him a miss based on my recollection of his dreary stuff but I didn't ,and he was very very good. (Except some of the druggie stuff which was just a bit of hype as far as I was concerned)
 Two popes - sooty123
Can't remember if I've put this on here but watched it on Netflix, excellent. Jonathan pryce is very good and Anthony hopkins isn't far behind. A good way to spend a couple of hours.
 Two popes - BiggerBadderDave
"Jonathan pryce is very good"

Odd really, I'm not a fan of Jonathan Pryce but one of my favourite films and favourite tunes is tied together with him. He plays Ken, the sax player.

A gritty film about a singer and her manager (Phil Daniels) trying to make ends, stolen by a record company who manipulate her from rise to self-destruction. Very Quadrophenia.

I love this video cos it plays the whole film in 5 minutes. And the sax solo... oh, man... Course it's not Jonathan Pryce, but pretend it is. He's only in it for a few seconds. And it always reminds me of him. Terrible really, he's just an actor. No idea who the sax player was. Don't wanna know.

tinyurl.com/wvy8oug

Play it loud.

And I do intend to watch the Popes when I have a bit of time.
 Two popes - smokie
There's a decent bit of blues sax after some amusing to'ing and fro'ing between Buddy Guy on guitar and Jay Moynihan on sax on a live version of Five Long years. See approx 10:42 www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7u23KuAmc

EDIT Catch the guy on keyboards at about 5:50 too, if you like that mind of music.
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 Two popes - R.P.
Buddy Guy eh....that's a blast from the past.
 Two popes - tyrednemotional
...still playing, and recording. The latest album "The Blues is Alive and Well", just over a year old, is a cracker!
 Two popes - Lemma
Saw him on stage at his club in Chicago a few years ago. He was downing shorts like they going out of fashion. He introduced a young protege who was about twelve then, an amazing blues guitarist. Look out for Quinn Sullivan, terrific.
 Two popes - R.P.
He has played very small venues in north Wales - someone I'd happily go to see...
 Two popes - smokie
I wasn't that lucky when I went to his Chicago place. But Nick Moss and the Fliptops were there and they were pretty good... Spoke to them afterwards and they had just flown in from playing at... Bury...
 The Crash Detectives - BBC Wales - Duncan
Caught a couple of good episodes on BBC iPlayer. Very good TV.

I have had a rummage in my EPG, but can't find it, so had to resort to iPlayer. BBC Wales, do you see?

No more padding or repetition than is necessary.
 The Crash Detectives - BBC Wales - R.P.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0b056g3/the-crash-detectives
 Silent Witness - Zero
Silent Witness. Gosh that was a bit of a dramatic shock at the end of this series, never saw that coming.
Last edited by: VxFan on Thu 6 Feb 20 at 10:31
 Silent Witness - zippy
>> Silent Witness. Gosh that was a bit of a dramatic shock at the end of
>> this series, never saw that coming.
>>

I was forced by Mrs Z to watch the first 20 years of Silent Witness back to back last year.

I was traumatised - one double episode a night!

It was a superb episode and for a while I thought they were going to kill off Jack as well.

Not happy about Clarissa going!
 Silent Witness - Manatee
Not watched it yet. Boss likes it, I find it laughably improbable that a bunch of forensic investigators would be leaping about like James Bond. It did improve a bit when Amanda wotsit went. Her acting method seemed mainly to be gurning in an attempt to convey emotion.

Amanda Burton, I meant.
 Silent Witness - smokie
I used to enjoy it but now just sit through it. Also because of the improbability of the plot, though there are much worse on the telly.
 How to Argue with a Racist - BBC Radio / Sounds - Manatee
Wireless, not TV. I listen to lots on headphones instead of reading in bed.

Some interesting observations from a geneticist. About an hour in total. Still available in 15 minute episodes but this is the omnibus.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fg0s

I wonder who would broadcast stuff like this if they kill the BBC.

 As Seen on YouTube - an expensive mk2 Ford Escort - VxFan
Not quite TV, but in my defence, I did watch it on a TV with an Amazon Firestick running the YouTube App ;)

Anyway, it interested me. Car nut Jonny Smith (aka 5th Gear and a few other tv progs) meets a jeweller with an amazing attention to detail.

youtu.be/JSS7uBzDOio

He also has a couple of real Escorts too.
 As Seen on YouTube - an expensive mk2 Ford Escort - Fullchat
I'd copied the link myself yesterday to post and got distracted.

Comes across as a very down to earth geezer. Followed the MK2 Escort build and his craftsmanship is just something else.
 Five bedrooms - bathtub tom
BBC1 mid afternoon. I know, but am having to self isolate.
It's a quirky, Aussie serial about five people buying a house so they get on the property market. Whimsical, although there are a few laugh out loud moments and also a little near the knuckle for pre-watershed I reckon.
Last of eight episodes today.
 War Of The Worlds - French Version - zippy
www.imdb.com/title/tt9686194/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Now showing on Fox with catch up available.

Not true to the HG Wells story at the moment but its far superior to the disaster that the BBC made late last year.

Based in France and the UK so some subtitles. More of a horror than Sci-Fi, quite good.
 War Of The Worlds - French Version - BiggerBadderDave
I've been watching this series and enjoyed it. But then the bad guys showed up with an extra leg and not quite as threatening as I'd expected.

Two of the actors:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXxrmussq4E
 Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys - Fullchat
Fort William to Mallaig. 120mins of minute by minute recording of the journey. Steam engine meandering through beautiful Scottish countryside in awesome weather.
The cameras are attached to the train interspersed with drone footage. The sound of the train moving over the tracks and the steam driven components has a very hypnotic effect.
 Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys - Zero
>> Fort William to Mallaig. 120mins of minute by minute recording of the journey. Steam engine
>> meandering through beautiful Scottish countryside in awesome weather.
>> The cameras are attached to the train interspersed with drone footage. The sound of the
>> train moving over the tracks and the steam driven components has a very hypnotic effect.

The loco is a West Coast Railway LMS Black 5. Dont think about doing it now tho, yesterday WCR announced the season, due to start for easter, is postponed.
Last edited by: Zero on Thu 26 Mar 20 at 12:58
 Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys - Crankcase
Three a similar thing on Netflix, camera on front of train, very hypnotic. It's seven hours, real-time journey in Norway.

There's a boat one as well.
 Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys - henry k
If it is repeated or else where, New Zealand.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dl2m
I recorded it and then the recorder failed so lost it :-((
 Free Kindle book (yes I realise that's not TV!) - smokie
Might be useful as a gift to some online friends (none on this forum of course!)

www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Feeling-Building-Empathy-Tech-Obsessed-ebook/dp/B07PSGFN34/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+future+of+feelings&qid=1585743722&sr=8-1

"The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World"

"An insightful exploration of what social media, AI, robot technology, and the digital world are doing to our relationships with each other and with ourselves.

"There’s no doubt that technology has made it easier to communicate. It’s also easier to shut someone out when we are confronted with online discourse. Why bother to understand strangers—or even acquaintances—when you can troll them, block them, or just click “Unfriend” and never look back? However briefly satisfying that might be, it’s also potentially eroding one of our most human traits: empathy."
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