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What are we watching on TV?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Carole, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. BobClay

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    "Oh, the weather outside is frightful, "

    …. so I've stayed in (on Friday !!) to watch the Proms on BBC4. Film music from the great days of Hollywood, and next the Proms are doing music from SciFi films. :D
    Got a bottle of Rum to go with it.

    **** the weather. :rimshot:
     
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    Tonight will be catching up with WWE Summerslam 2019 which took place last night....

    Not to every ones tastes, but "WATCHA GONNA DOOOO BROTHER?, WHATCHA GONNA DO?"

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    Booked that - thanks @Lucy
     
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    Rather the concentrating on the show I may be spending the whole evening playing hunt the forumite now!
     
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    Eve Myles in Keeping Faith. WOW .. can this lady act !!! :eek:
     
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    Mortimer & Whitehouse, Gone Fishing - tonight (Fri) BBC2

    And...

    Monkman & Seagulls Guide to Britain, tonight (Fri) BBC2
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Currently watching Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie. More a reflection of the lack of anything decent here on a late Friday night than the quality of the actual program.
     
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    I'll be the one without the hat.
     
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    Had to stay in tonight (Friday night for f**** sake !!! :eek:) but BEEB4 had a Fleetwood Mac night. FLEETWOOD MAC !!

    What's interesting is that looking at the history of that band as presented during the programmes is that I clearly broke some of the rules: :eek:

    1. I didn't like Albatross. For me it was a bit wishy washy … and since I've had some dealings with albatrosses !! (not quite sure what the plural for that is but yes, I've had direct contact with those birds, not in any kind of bad way, but that's another story for another time.)

    2. I thought 'Oh Well' was brilliant …. BUT …. you shouldn't just listen to Part 1, You MUST follow it with part 2. (And F*** the blues purists. They're like Jon Snow, they 'know nothing.' :teef:)

    Of course bear in mind this is just me … others quite rightly can have different opinions … (I will of course shoot them should they cross my path.) :heyhey:

    Given these two misdemeanours on my part, who can argue that 'Rumours' wasn't one of the greatest albums of all time. A band that evolved … and evolved … and broke all the rules of their time but every time they did it, they just sat you back gobsmacked.

    Not a bad way to spend a Friday night in.
     
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    I hope this comes off. I seem to remember a few years ago they tried to revitalise it with what looked like CGI pseudo puppetry, but it didn't seem to work. Getting back to these rubber caricatures is a much better idea .. but have to hope the writing is as sharp as the original series. You wouldn't think that would be a problem with what's going on in the world these days. Black satire is something we need desperately because if you don't laugh, you'll end up picking up a gun.

    And that's never solved much according to history.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertai...0B32_nLvvaY2ey78f6lRx4YX3hYtv8ElNdLlMWsRDpEFA
     
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    The other day...

    I was working with someone who was reading a book about Brexit and the concept of the 'Anglosphere' aka Empire 2.0.

    Sneaking a peek the first thing i did was to check the index to see if there was a reference to one Cash, Bill (William).

    There wasn't.

    There is only one thing worse than being talked about.
     
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    Just finished watching Ken Burns documentary series The Vietnam War. As you would expect from Mr Burns it doesn't pull any punches, and shows very hard line graphic content, probably not family viewing, (this war was probably the most filmed in history.) Watching broadcasts by the politicians involved, and listening to recordings of their conversations is startling insomuch that we don't appear to have learned much about how these people behave once they attain power.

    I've got a lot of time for Ken Burns work ever since his documentary series on the American Civil War, which guided me to an interest such that when working in Fort Meade in the 90's I drove up to Gettysburg. Not that far away but I was very conscious of being on the wrong side of the road and even more so of being on the wrong side of the car. Fortunately despite what road movies might tell you drivers in America are not aggressive and seem to take their time. (Just as well for me. :heyhey:)

    It was well worth it although the abundance of cannon and monuments on that battlefield was quite startling.
     
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    Gettysburg is high on my priority list of places to visit, something I'll probably have to do alone as I can't see the missus being up to being dragged around ACW battlefield sites. But until it happens, I'll just have to content myself with watching the various Gettysburg tours on Youtube - something I've started doing when there's nowt on the telly. And yes, it does seem to have more than its fair share of monuments.
     
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    It's well worth a visit though. I wanted to see the place where Pickett's charge reached what was called 'the high watermark of the Confederacy.' In essence where the battle was lost. It was a much gentler slope than I had expected, in fact that whole ridge where the Union Army was deployed was only just a ridge in terms of elevation.
    All of American history turned at that point, in that hour. That's why it's so fascinating.
     
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    It is interesting to speculate when slavery in North America would have ended otherwise...
     
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    I'm more interested in the northern part of the battlefield - Day 1 - especially around McPherson's Ridge and where Iverson's Brigade was decimated.

    Re 'the high watermark of the Confederacy', it's interesting that one Confederate regiment* made it to Cemetery Ridge on Day 2 but had to pull back due to lack of support.

    *ETA - The 22nd Georgia
     
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    The events at the southern end of the ridge when the Confederates tried to outflank the Union Army on the 'Roundtops' also played a vital part. Even there I was surprised at the softness of those hills, I'd imagined something much steeper from accounts of the battle. Had those hills fallen, the Union Army could have been forced to withdraw. A very savage engagement which put an end to the myth of the unstoppable Confederate charge. The whole battle is a concoction of bloody engagements fought deep in Union Territory and although much savagery was to follow, this was where the South lost the war.
    Strangely although this was the decisive battle of that war, the problems that created the conflict in the first place are still there in situ in that country. They've never really gone away.
     
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    There are some rather strange results - a lot of Southerners still won't vote Republican, as that was the anti-slavery party of the North, although it is clearly much more in tune with them than the (originally pro-slavery) Democrats are now - weird.

    It might be how Jimmy Carter ended up as president...
     
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    @BobClay

    Bringing it back round to the thread title ("What are we watching on TV?"), I might find some time to watch the movie "Gettysburg", which I've got on DVD with "Gods and Generals", and thoroughly recommend.
     

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