Non-motoring > As Seen on TV - Volume 20
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 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - 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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 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
This was a film I'd thought of going to see before CV19. It was released on Sky a few days ago. It was a beautifully made, not quite Space Odyssey, but it was well crafted and effects in space were so nicely done that they were seamless. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
>> This was a film I'd thought of going to see before CV19. It was released
>> on Sky a few days ago. It was a beautifully made, not quite Space Odyssey,
>> but it was well crafted and effects in space were so nicely done that they
>> were seamless. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
>>

I saw it at the cinema and didn't enjoy it at all.

I am a huge fan of 2001 and most things sci-fi but felt it to be cold and a bit unrealistic in places (with regards the characters). Left the cinema totally underwhelmed and from the comments from some others there, several others felt the same.

But, hey, if its on Sky, give it a go. It won't cost you any extra!
 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
May watch 2001 now. ;-)....
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
>> May watch 2001 now. ;-)....
>>

I would love a few other of Clarke's books to be filmed.

I can think of Rendezvous with RAMA, The Light of Other Days, and of course 2069 which would be quite an adventure film.

I didn't realise that "Deep Impact" was very loosely based on "The Hammer of God" but was changed so much that Clarke didn't get credit.
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
Sorry 2061 not 2069
 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
I had the very same thought about Rama. That was an awesome book. Still got my copy. May go hide in the garage and read it ! :-)
 Breaking Bad - zippy
My son has got in to this.

Made an astute observation:

The whole thing is an advert for socialised healthcare: If they had a National Health Service in the USA none of Walter's actions would have been necessary and the body count would have been much lower!

:-)
Last edited by: zippy on Fri 24 Jul 20 at 23:39
 Breaking Bad - R.P.
Exactly.
 Gone Girl - zippy
Hide behind the sofa stuff.

Nice thriller!
 Marco Polo - sooty123
Just finished watching this on Netflix, I enjoyed it, obviously set up and sold as a GoT type mega hit, doesn't quite hit the mark in that sense but still a good way to some time watching the tv.

The locations are very well chosen, give a good impression that they on the plains of Mongolia/N China, lots of big sweeping camera shots, quite obviously a very big budget.

Unfortunatley, the show didn't get the viewing figures so there's a bit of a cliff hanger, it remains just that. The expected 3rd series was cut due to the poor viewing figures and very high costs, second only to GoT, so I read anyway.
 A Matter of Life and Death - zippy
1946. David Niven and Kim Hunter

Amazing film for its time and one of the top 100 best British films.

On BBC Iplayer until 7th October (on Sky but should be on the web based one as well).

 A Matter of Life and Death - R.P.
Special film. One of my top ten.
 A Matter of Life and Death - zippy
>> Special film. One of my top ten.
>>

Certainly one of my favourites.

The cinematography alone is excellent.
 The 747 story - devonite
Was on T.V the other night - very interesting, about the birth and development of the 747 - who knew the very first one couldn't fly when it was unveiled to the world!

followed by "how to build a Trent Engine" - The engineering that goes into just a single turbine blade is mind-boggling!
 The 747 story - henry k
Interview with John Hutchinson on the Boeing 747

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhgDe-robhM

also re Concorde crash
Several programmes on TV.
The offical French report says it was the piece of metal on the runway caused it.

Now a summary of a British Airways Concorde captain.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOcYhzWUZY

I prefer the British analysis. Rules and regulations have been developed for safety and survival.

Captain Brian Owen Walpole OBE, FRAeS is a pilot who was the General Manager with responsibility for Concorde with British Airways.
He was grounded ( untill retirement) by British Airways for landing a transatlantic Concorde at Heathrow with 25 minutes of reserve fuel remaining, instead of 30 minutes of reserve fuel. Walpole had the option to divert to Shannon airport to refuel, but had not done so.

Barrel roll
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYQS3qAIjAo
 Des - Duncan
Des - the story of Dennis Nilsen, the mass murderer, who would meet men in bars and cafes, take them back to his flat, kill them, have sex with them, both before and after death, cut their bodies up, then either burn them or flush them down the toilet.

Des is played by David Tennant. Three parter, first part tonight on ITV, then tomorrow and Wednesday.
 Des - R.P.
So far, so very well done.
 The Singapore Grip. - R.P.
I'm sure that Lud recommended this book to me some years ago. Now a TV drama - looks good.
 The Singapore Grip. - R.P.
Excellent cast -David Morrissey is superb as is Charles Dance.
 The Singapore Grip. - Duncan
>> Excellent cast -David Morrissey is superb as is Charles Dance.
>>

Daily Telegraph and Lady Duncan gave it three out of five.
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - devonite
Not really a "As seen on TV" topic -yet! - but not worth a "stand-alone" thread of it's own, I think.

Filmed in my hometown, last December, featuring our Town and surrounding area's! the pub scenes are filmed in my local! " The Devon" - hence where my C4P handle originated from!

Link to the youtube trailer!


New Britflick film called Righteous Villians coming out this year, made at Duddon Villa in Millom last December.
Lots of local locations used and local people hired too.
Savvas D Michael is known as the british tarantino, funded by SonyFilms.
#DuddonVilla
#TheDevonPub
#Settlestreet
#PellyMounters
#LapstoneRoad
#MillomPier
#morefilmstocomeinMillomsoon


Trailer? www.youtube.com/watch?v=paxa_Wa6a-A&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=BritFlicks.Com

 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - God
>>#TheDevonPub

Dat 'your. pub, ike?
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - devonite
Yep! - the guy in the white shirt in the trailor is actually sat in my bloomin seat!! ;-)
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - God
>>Yep! - the guy in the white shirt in the trailor is actually sat in my bloomin seat!! ;-)

Duh! .. I shoul'd have read the original post properly ... I see they're as mad as the Cornish up there!

Celtic see, unlike the Saxons/Angles/Danes/Normans etc. etc.
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - R.P.
Walked into the village store this morning, to be greeted by a TV film crew complete with a "celebrity".....
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - Runfer D'Hills
That sounds like the start of a joke, "and the celebrity said..."

;-)
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - devonite
>>"and the celebrity said..."

Pound of Bananas please!

shopkeeper: We only sell Kilo's

Well I'll have a pound of Kilo's please!

;-(
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - Runfer D'Hills
Was that shortly after a meat pie went into your local pub and asked for a pint of bitter? And the barman said "sorry, we don't serve food here"...

Yeah, I'll, well, y'know...
;-)
 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - zippy
I never want my jokes moaned about again!

You can’t even post them in the right place!

:-)
 Van der Valk. - No FM2R
The new Van der Valk series is very good. Worth a look if police-type shows are your thing.

Not a lot like the original, Marc Warren is considerably more convincing then Barry Foster, and this Van der Valk is somewhat more gritty and tortured than the last. I enjoyed it a lot.

Funnily enough I found it on Masterpiece Theatre in Tampa Bay last night when I was dicking around with watching foreign TV, but I have now located the entire season. I say "entire", it's three 'feature length' episodes. They are making a second season when the apocalypse passes.

I miss 'Eye Level', purely from a nostalgic point of view.
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 Van der Valk. - Zero
you need to relook at the original, makes the new one look badly cast.
 Van der Valk. - No FM2R
>> you need to relook at the original, makes the new one look badly cast.


I did, albeit only 5 minutes or so. I didn't feel that it had aged very well. Almost as badly as me.
 Van der Valk. - R.P.
Our Dutch friend was over this summer (he was born in Amsterdam) - he was laughing out loud at the original series, he recognised the streets (and canals) of the city but the accents of the actors had him very confused ! Loved the programme in the 70s - including of course, Eye Level. I have the single !
 Van der Valk. - No FM2R
I used to work in Breda and at that time I had a Dutch girlfriend. I made the mistake of watching the old Van der Valk with her.

Not appreciated, would about sum it up.
 Machair - Bromptonaut
Mrs B spotted this gem on I Player for BBC Alba. Repeats of soap set on the Isle of Lewis done in Gaelic with English subtitles.

All the standard soap ingredients; a pub, shop/garage with a sharp tongued woman as proprietor, a n'er do well character always up to no good, faked illness and implausible accidents/disasters and in the most recently shown episode a two timing copper caught with one woman on his bed, doe-eyed in a dressing gown, when the other turns up at the door.

I'd normally run a mile from soaps but......

Filmed on location so Mrs B and I enjoy the 'spot the place thing' and as it originally aired in the nineties there's quite a bit of nostalgia for cars, brands the old ferry etc.

Part written by Peter May who has subsequently made the Hebridean murder/mystery genre his own.
 Machair - Duncan
>> Mrs B spotted this gem on I Player for BBC Alba. Repeats of soap set
>> on the Isle of Lewis done in Gaelic with English subtitles.

BBC Alba

BBC Cymru

BBC Ulster

Hang on! Where's BBC Anglo? They've all got their own channel except us, the English.

What's going on? I think it's a conspiracy.
 Machair - No FM2R
What? You mean a station aimed at English speaking people based largely within England?

It's called the BBC.

The others are not substitutes or alternatives, to the main service, they're additional to cover gaps missed by the main service.
 Machair - R.P.
They were all talking about you Duncan
 Machair - Zero

>> Hang on! Where's BBC Anglo? They've all got their own channel except us, the English.
>>
>>
>> What's going on? I think it's a conspiracy.

WTF do you think East Enders is based?
 Machair - Duncan
Such a refreshing change when posters agree with me.
 Sky Arts Channel - Robin O'Reliant
Sky Arts now available without subscription on Freeview channel 11 and Freesat 147.

Some gems on there.
 Escape to the country - legacylad
Got a phone call from my old mum this afternoon to say that ETTC was on telly, featuring Giggleswick. A couple who wanted to move to t’ Dales. So I downed tools, popped inside, and lo and behold this couple were looking around my next door neighbours house...Immediately behind me up the hillside. Shots were over their fence into my garden and views of my house.
Filmed in June 2019 apparently. First I knew of it.
They didn’t buy the house, a bungalow with extensions at both ends ( the roof looks odd because of new tiles at each end instead of stripping the tiles, having old on one elevation and new on the other) but it did sell later. Then was taken off the market as the owners couldn’t find anywhere to move to.
 Escape to the country - God
>>ETTC was on telly, featuring Giggleswick

Aisle hafta watch that on the iplayer - I usually record 'em but haven't wired up a sat dish for my Humax yet (only bin 'ere 6 weeks!)

I might even dust orf my Panasonic VCR. I haven't actually used it yet, bought it on eBay for 50 notes 2 years ago :)
 Escape to the country - martin aston
LL, I have just caught it on iPlayer.

Looks a fabulous location you’ve got there!
 Escape to the country - legacylad
It was exactly what I wanted. Whilst in rented after a spot of unpleasantness I spent 15 months looking for somewhere within an hours driving commute of work. That’s an extensive area.
I must have looked at 20 properties...criteria was a modern stone built box after 15 years with a large Edwardian money pit in a rubbish, area despite outstanding views and a half acre of land.Every house I’ve owned has had long range views of hills so that was number 2 criteria after commuting time. Other criteria were walking distance to shops, good local pubs ( darts, doms, pool teams) and good transport links ( a rail station, or two, within walking distance)

I knew I was going to buy the place as soon as I pulled up outside it 20 years ago. Full asking price. No offers. Even though it was still a building site at the time...only 12 properties on the cul de sac. Never regretted it for a split second, nor do I ever take that view for granted.
 Escape to the country - sooty123
Just caught up with the this, lovely part of the world. Used to go there on holiday with family years ago, not been back in a long time. I should one day.

Nice house BTW LL.
 Escape to the country - God
>>taken off the market as the owners couldn't find anywhere to move to.

Sold STC: www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-73444401.html
 Escape to the country - legacylad
Interesting. Yes, that’s my neighbour behind me. Previously SSTC with a different agent, then taken off the market as they couldn’t find anywhere to move to.
I’d no idea it was for sale again...I walk past regularly on an evening stroll and no ‘For Sale’ sign in evidence.
Well spotted
 Escape to the country - Clk Sec
>> Interesting. Yes, that’s my neighbour behind me

There's some excellent value for money in your neck of the woods, LL. Nice pubs, too...
 Escape to the country - Duncan
>> There's some excellent value for money in your neck of the woods, LL. Nice pubs,
>> too...


Yes, but the neighbours...
 Escape to the country - God
>>Previously SSTC with a different agent, then taken off the market as they couldn't find anywhere to move to.

I looked at many properties once we had a buyer, 'it came to pass' that quite a few owners wouldn't even start looking at properties until they had a buyer for theirs.

Some are still on the market now 6 months down the line. Some were/are shielding of course.
The 80+ year-old woman who we bought this ice house (LPG!) from was shielding too ... but she went out on the day we had the viewing.

The owse market is still strong here in Cornwall, as it is up where you are. I'm almost tempted to 'bung' it back on the market with the top estate agent (Lillicrap Chilcott) down 'ere and see what I could get forrit :)
 Escape to the country - sooty123
I looked at many properties once we had a buyer, 'it came to pass' that
>> quite a few owners wouldn't even start looking at properties until they had a buyer
>> for theirs.
>>

We found that, many didn't want to disappointed after finding a house they wanted and then it be sold before they could make an offer.

The owse market is still strong here in Cornwall, as it is up where you
>> are. I'm almost tempted to 'bung' it back on the market with the top estate
>> agent (Lillicrap Chilcott) down 'ere and see what I could get forrit :)
>>

I think it's slowing down from what I've seen, mind you it was never going to continue on at that rate. No doubt varies on which region you're in though.
 Escape to the country - God
>>many didn't want to disappointed after finding a house they wanted and then it be sold before they could make an offer.

Buying property is a PITA really, anyone can make an offer on a property, and pull out right at the last moment. One olde cottage I looked at in St Neot (Bodmin Moor) had a 'sitting' tenant and I wasn't told until we went to see it, that she had an 18 month contract with the owner!

I was prepared to rent the property 'til we exchanged contracts, but it turns out she was shielding too. We wore our face muzzles, but when it came to removing our shoes before entering the property, we gave it the elbow.

The property, called Jericho :) remained on the market for months, gawd knows how many people traveled miles (like us) and wasting their time to view it.

It obviously never sold, and was taken orf the market eventually.

>>I think it's slowing down from what I've seen, mind you it was never going to continue on at that rate. No doubt varies on which region you're in though.

Still quite crazy down here, although many (and I know the market well) properties remain sold STC but not completed after many, many months.
 Escape to the country - sooty123
Still quite crazy down here, although many (and I know the market well) properties remain
>> sold STC but not completed after many, many months.
>>

We're in the same boat, put an offer in and accepted but every step in the process is taking far longer than normal.
 Escape to the country - God
>>the process is taking far longer than normal.

My wife works for a solicitors in St Austell (still furloughed!!) she says what with the period of lockdown, Covid, and Rishi's stamp duty holiday (saved us £7250) her conveyancer is rushed orf her feet.
 Long Way Up. - R.P.
They're at it again, this time on electric Harley Davidsons and riding the 13,000 miles from the tip of South America to LA. - Watched the first few episodes last night. Great evening's entertainment - new episodes this coming Friday. Apple TV.
 Greyhound (Apple TV) - R.P.
Tom Hanks, usually infallible as a producer, writer or actor. Not so with Greyhound. Based on the book "The Good Shepherd" by CS Forester, it was, no doubt, a technical wonder. Not a patch on The Cruel Sea Mr Hanks.
 Greyhound (Apple TV) - Zero
Disappointing film, mostly cgi, and pretty poor cgi at that.
 Greyhound (Apple TV) - sooty123
Pity, looked quite good in the trailers.
 Greyhound (Apple TV) - Crankcase
I saw a great episode of Scooby Doo the other day (the 2010 episodes, which turn out to be quite clever and have jokes only adults will get), where after they'd unmasked the baddie they said "but how did you make yourself appear to fly?".

And he said "CGI kids, it's all CGI these days."

I liked that.

 Inside the Spitfire Factory - No FM2R


www.channel4.com/programmes/inside-the-spitfire-factory/episode-guide/
 Pole to Pole - Crankcase
Just in case one member here is interested, and is able to get the iPlayer (?), then Palin's Pole to Pole has just been repeated, so all the episodes are there. The last, just shown, is partly Chile, so if memories/views of Santiago from the early nineties are at all interesting, there you go.
 Pole to Pole - No FM2R
Thank you, I'll give it a go.
 Pole to Pole - sooty123
Just finished watching it the other day. Really good, always enjoyed Palin's travel shows.
 For All Mankind - Apple TV - R.P.
Watched it when bored. An alternative history of the race to the Moon. Strangely compelling with some good effects and assumptions. Great Sound track.

 The Trump Show - sooty123
Finished watching it yesterday on iplayer, a really good insight. Plenty of people who were in and around his first term in office giving some interesting tales of what it's like in the white house. John Bolton being the highest name they got who agreed to be interviewed, had some interesting views on Trump's foreign policy ideas.

Worth watching.
 The Trump Show - Bobby
First term??
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