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  • Keith Richards on BBC4. I don't know Keith that well- never met him socially, or spoken to him on the phone- but he does have good taste. 'The 39 Steps', 'The Girl Can't Help It', and 'The Sorcerers' last night, 'Bicycle Thieves' and 'I Walked With A Zombie' tonight. It's a bit like TV films used to be before they all vanished from the screen. Seemed like there was a Fassbinder season every month back then and if you missed that showing of 'Weekend' it wasn't a disaster because it would be on again soon.
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    • Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
      It's a bit like TV films used to be before they all vanished from the screen. Seemed like there was a Fassbinder season every month back then and if you missed that showing of 'Weekend' it wasn't a disaster because it would be on again soon.
      Indeed.

      When Channel 4 first started up the likes of "Stalker" and "Mon Oncle" were shown in those first few weeks on air, BBC 2 would show in depth Bunuel seasons...

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      • Trying to avoid Poldark, if I see that same shot of him on a horse riding across some random cliff edge again I'll scream. Over a tenner a month to be cajoled into watching various shots reused again and again of a hairy bloke on a horse.

        I made a deal with the wife that I'd watch 'Victoria' with her if I did not have to endure anymore Poldark. Its a no-win situation.
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        • Originally posted by amidar View Post
          I made a deal with the wife that I'd watch 'Victoria' with her if I did not have to endure anymore Poldark. Its a no-win situation.
          What is happening to British TV? If you'd told me in 1979 that they'd still be showing shit like Poldark, Are You Being Served, Come Dancing and Dr Who in 40 years time I'd have probably hung myself.

          Bet you can´t wait for the remake of the Duchess of Duke Street and the relaunched Saturday Night at the Mill, eh Amidar? The evenings will just fly by.
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          • 'Upstairs Downstairs' sprung to mind then I realised they've already done that albeit on ITV. I used to be a big BBC supporter but I struggle to see the point of it anymore, people just don't consume TV in the same way and everything on the Beeb just seems so cheap. American TV is so far ahead in terms of quality and realism.

            I struggle to think of anything on the BBC that I've either watched or enjoyed 'Still Open All Hours' I'd rather bang my head against a brick wall for half an hour a week.
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            • The Bob Parks film on BBC4. The trailer for the short conceptual art season on BBC4 was getting on my nerves to say the very least- I was using stronger words than that sometimes. But eventually the programmes arrived. They were good but the Bob Parks one... I reckon it's the best thing I've seen all year. I found it quite-ahem- life-affirming. It begins in an unexpected place and goes to an unexpected place. People from Bob's church commenting on Bob's flute playing say, "we just assumed he'd get better at it but...' Catch it on iplayer.

              http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w6gkw
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              • Originally posted by babycart View Post
                What is happening to British TV? If you'd told me in 1979 that they'd still be showing shit like Poldark, Are You Being Served, Come Dancing and Dr Who in 40 years time I'd have probably hung myself.

                Bet you can´t wait for the remake of the Duchess of Duke Street and the relaunched Saturday Night at the Mill, eh Amidar? The evenings will just fly by.
                You don't have to watch the rubbish on the BBC. You can turn over and watch a TATTOO FIXERS-a-thon in which people with shit tattoos allow themselves to be mocked by shit tattooists, who then proceed to hide the shit tattoo by covering it with a bloody enormous even-shitter tattoo of someone in a gas mask watching an atomic bomb explode.

                Although I quite liked that recent Brian Cox one with the goats climbing up a dam to lick minerals.

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                • And the Dangermouse reboot is quite good.

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                  • Originally posted by Sonovox View Post
                    You can turn over and watch a TATTOO FIXERS-a-thon in which people with shit tattoos allow themselves to be mocked by shit tattooists, who then proceed to hide the shit tattoo by covering it with a bloody enormous even-shitter tattoo of someone in a gas mask watching an atomic bomb explode.
                    .
                    I haven´t seen that, but I'm guessing it's an inferior British remake of the excellent Tattoo Nightmares.

                    I also rarely miss 1000 Ways To Die and How It's Made (which admittedly owes a lot to the "through the window" sections on Play School) , and firmly believe that the best British TV programme of all time is You've Been Framed.

                    This is the future I'm living to the full, not Poldark and Still Open All Hours.
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                    • Wow. Can´t wait to find out what Gary gets up to this time. Easily my favourite time travel/adultery show.

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                      • Gary seems to be regretting his decision to live permanently in the past with the second Phoebe. He should have gone back further and stayed with the Irish one out of Ballykissangel, although I'm not sure if his time portal permitted him to do that.
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                        • Meanwhile, over on Dave, Red Dwarf series MCMLXXXXII smegs on.
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                          • Suburra. The worst film since Taken 3. Don't watch it.
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                            • Discovered "Man Vs Snake" on netflix the other day. It's a different director, but anyone who enjoyed "King of Kong" should check it out. Billy Mitchell is much nicer in this, probably because he's not in competition. Also "Nibbler" looks like a really annoying game to play once, let alone for 37 hours straight.

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                              • Polished off the first (and only) season of Vinyl - the Scorcese/Jagger homage to seventies music industry.

                                I really enjoyed it but not entirely surprised it didn't get a second season. The cost of staging a ridiculous amount of rock star cameos and licensing lots of high profile rock anthems must have been prohibitive.

                                While it so badly wants to be Mad Men for the seventies (Mean Streets Men?) (similar setting, some similar sub-plots, scenes and characters) it lacks the depth of writing that Mad Men had.
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