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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 17:12:57 BDT
No offence taken, mj, but I don't know about redundant. I'm 61 and I do that GFKMedia feedback survey most days and after seeing the first Brian Cox programme about the solar system I had a bit of a rant about the incidental music drowning out his commentary. Obviously I wasn't alone because they remixed the audio for the rest of the series and Cox himself wasn't happy about the criticism. It's supposed to be a cinematic experience, he said. But see, when enough people complain, even old farts, something gets done.

Posted on 9 May 2012 17:54:18 BDT
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T. Franklin says:
It's far too late now, but Brian Cox should bear in mind for his next outing that most people don't live in a cinema.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 18:58:12 BDT
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TheFoe says:
The Apprentice
Family Guy
American Dad

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 19:26:34 BDT
I,ve never watched Silk, but did enjoy Whitechapel (recorded of course). Now I feel like a hypocrite after rubbishing ITV on a constant, daily basis. Oh what the hell......
I enjoy Countryfile too. Makes a lot of sense to me. Ok, that's enough nicities. Back to slagging ITV OFF.
Happy viewing telly fans.

Posted on 9 May 2012 19:37:22 BDT
The thorazine works! I'm watching Britain's got talent.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2012 10:43:53 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Whitechapel's excellent. All of the series and by far the best Brit tec prog there's been for decades.
And far from UK terrestrial TV being bad I say it's in rude health. Many of the US imports on C4 and C5 are pretty good and I've no problem in saying Desperate Housewives is a major fave of mine. The title's the only baddish thing about it.
Homegrown sitcoms over the last few years have generally been at their best. Then there is the excellent Live at The Apollo , several good comedy panel shows and the brilliant Russell Howard's Good News. It is seriously bust a gut stuff.

Posted on 10 May 2012 11:20:34 BDT
TheFoe says:
"and the brilliant Russell Howard's Good News", you taking the mick Nudge? He is about as funny as getting a boil lanced!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2012 12:02:17 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Well that's open to debate Foe but the real funny stuff is the way the You Tube clips are juxtaposed with news stories, esp the ones with the small dog that screams like a man and the no no no cat. When I use the word 'brilliant' I'm referring to the show rather than RH himself. BTW, who tickles your laughter buds then?

Posted on 10 May 2012 19:18:09 BDT
Life on Mars : I rest my case...oh and Shadowline. Life on Mars - Complete BBC Series 1-2 (New Packaging) [DVD]
The Shadow Line [DVD]

Posted on 11 May 2012 14:51:12 BDT
Yee Gods!!! Just when you think the bottom of the barrel has been scraped through to the ground beneath,. Just channel hopping while eating lunch and the Yanks actually made a show about auctioning contents (unseen for the most part) of abandoned storage units,
Higlight is the cutting off of padlocks with bolt cutters. This is followed by a bunch of tramps who don't want to do any work for a living have a quick peek from the outside and then bidding in the vague hope they will make a profit,
I don't know what is worse, that someone thought this would make worthwhile watching or that someone over here actually paid for the programme right to infect our screens.

Kudo to the genius at the storage company for finding a way for other folk to do the hard work and go to the expense of clearing the stuff out while they get paid for it. Presume they make a good few bucks foe allowing it to be filmed for TV as well

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 15:02:32 BDT
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Brass Neck says:
The Walking Dead series 2 @ 10 on Channel 5 Monday (for those of us without the exclusive satellite/cable channels).

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 16:20:17 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
mj - as far as reality TV goes, i enjoy apprentice and ramsey's kitchen nightmares USA although they are getting repetitive. never watch the jungle and BB stuff .
enjoyed Whitechapel and looking forward to the new series of Lewis (i mainly for laurence fox's character)
always some good nature stuff to be seen but often just depressing watching programmes about natural habitat being destroyed and extinction looming

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 16:27:43 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
i believe you need a special valve installed in your cathode ray telephonoscope although it does sound a bit unnatural looking at polychromatic images of charlie chaplin

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 17:27:40 BDT
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CHEEZE says:
I watched that 'show' the other week Peter.What a set up!
The padlocks are all brand new,& there's always something really valuable hidden in the garages.

"What's under that tarpualin?" "Wow! two Harley Davidsons"

"What's in that cupboard?" "Holy Moly! Priceless antiques"

"Look in that draw?" " Well i'll be a son of a...! It's full of gold"

Yeah right!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 18:14:40 BDT
Some semi valuable stuff, enough to turn a decent profit I suppose in what I saw. By the first set of ads I'd had more than my fill as it wan't giving the impression it was likely to improve any

Posted on 11 May 2012 18:33:13 BDT
I must be getting old or lost my sense of humour in the Blackadder madness. That was funny and not a swear word to be heard.
Jimmy Carr and Russell Howard. They're about as funny as total nuclear destruction. What's more I find Mr. Carr deeply unpleasant and slightly sinister. Funny you ain't mister.

WHEN ALL ELSE fails, which it seems to on a regular basis, the good old F word always gets a laugh.
Again it all boils down to taste.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 23:30:12 BDT
I find after a few tins of Stryker most things look colourful ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 23:31:07 BDT
...........................and that was an antique 3 barrel hand built padlock made by the famous London Locksmith Jeriziah Hoebuckle................

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 23:33:55 BDT
.........................................and over here, the cat we lost 7 years ago. Wow! It's lost weight.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 23:35:01 BDT
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.............and this one is full of...................I don't believe it.............................Japanese SHM remastered cds of Lick My Decals Off, Baby by Captain Beefheart!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 11 May 2012 23:38:55 BDT
.......................oh wow! The original Tunnocks foil wrapped Teacakes with the original recipe that used sugar from beet......

Posted on 12 May 2012 02:52:57 BDT
When T.V. was good!!

Bill Grundy...What a f king rotter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p25SdQEnhHI

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 16:44:14 BDT
HELL FREEZES OVER!!!...we agree on something!!!.

Have to admit, i find Russell Howard really Anal, " Me me me" and as funny as a terminal disease!!!.

Posted on 15 May 2012 19:28:09 BDT
Sparky says:
If you think terrestrial is dire don't get Sky, it's much more expensive.

Posted on 15 May 2012 21:10:33 BDT
Re: BBC documentaries such as Wonders of the Universe, I don't mind the music, but I do get bugged by the attempts to use music to add false drama to a close-up of a microscope slide or some other dull footage.
Has anyone else noticed the current trend of visiting exotic locations to make very tenuous observations about the topic in hand? "Im here in Hawaii to observe the moons influence on the oceans"
"I'm here in the Grand Canyon to illustrate the fact that water erodes rock over time"
"I'm here in Australia in the outback, because if you squint slightly whilst wearing a welders mask, it looks a bit like Mars"
I'm here in my sitting room wondering why my licence fee is paying for business class flights across the globe, when they could just as easily make their point by taking a cheap day return to Skegness.
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