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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2120 on: January 18, 2021, 01:32:48 AM »
     I finished The Trial Of Christine Keeler. The series is very well done, and just as in the 1989 film Scandal the central character is Dr. Stephen Ward. James Norton plays Ward superbly. Norton looks like a film star, which might cause people to underrate him as an actor (the "Pitt effect").

I felt very sorry for Ward a good man destroyed by the establishment. In a similar vein A Very English Scandal is also excellent. Like Norton, Hugh Grant plays the lead superbly proving himself a fine actor.
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« Reply #2121 on: January 27, 2021, 09:02:03 PM »


Finished a third viewing of this brilliant series.


Also rewatched season one of ER, which holds up really well. Might keep watching up to the previous point I jumped off: when they had replaced all the adult characters and actors with overgrown kids.

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« Reply #2122 on: February 03, 2021, 05:30:33 PM »
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« Reply #2123 on: February 03, 2021, 07:06:22 PM »
Valley of Tears on HBO Max - Israeli drama about Yom Kippur War.  Well done, but would prefer subtitles to the overdubs (although they are done well)

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« Reply #2125 on: February 04, 2021, 09:15:29 AM »


Loved that series when on TV in the early 70s - much later I bought the DVD box set, watched and then sent to my son who was just a babe when the show first appeared.  Dave :)

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« Reply #2126 on: February 04, 2021, 09:42:09 AM »
Well, on the Acorn TV service, we are still watching the two series below and really enjoying (Season 4 for Murdoch & Season 6 for Doc Martin; wife seems to like the quirky characters in the village of Portween!).  Dave :)

 

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« Reply #2127 on: February 05, 2021, 01:59:15 AM »
Well, on the Acorn TV service, we are still watching the two series below and really enjoying (Season 4 for Murdoch & Season 6 for Doc Martin; wife seems to like the quirky characters in the village of Portween!).  Dave :)

 

Doc Martin was recorded at Port Isaac, a favourite holiday destination for many years. Since the fame of the programme it turned into a tourist hot-spot.
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« Reply #2128 on: February 05, 2021, 09:24:59 AM »
I noticed a broadcast of Star Trek Enterprise starting from Series 1 and have been watching that. Up to Episode 20 at the moment. I saw some of it years ago but don’t remember the detailed stories.
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« Reply #2129 on: February 05, 2021, 10:21:25 AM »
Doc Martin was recorded at Port Isaac, a favourite holiday destination for many years. Since the fame of the programme it turned into a tourist hot-spot.

The scenery is beautiful in the series - Port Issac is on the north Cornish coast - for those interested, more HERE (including the pic below - CLICK to enlarge) - Dave :)


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« Reply #2130 on: February 05, 2021, 11:39:50 AM »
I noticed a broadcast of Star Trek Enterprise starting from Series 1 and have been watching that. Up to Episode 20 at the moment. I saw some of it years ago but don’t remember the detailed stories.

I watched that a few years ago.  And while there are plenty of weak episodes in the first two seasons, I think that the third season is some of the finest Star Trek out there.
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« Reply #2131 on: February 07, 2021, 11:32:01 AM »
I'm finding the BBC's A Perfect Planet documentary series spectacularly good! Breathtaking photography, informative and peerlesly narrated by David Attenborough (as always!). I'm currently working my way through it on the iPlayer.

Attenborough has bequeathed so many televisual jewels over the years in partnership with the BBC, he seems almost worth the licence fee on its own. My admiration for wildlife cameramen and women has grown immensely too, their dedication, skill and bravery is extraordinary.
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« Reply #2132 on: February 07, 2021, 11:37:55 AM »
The scenery is beautiful in the series - Port Issac is on the north Cornish coast - for those interested, more HERE (including the pic below - CLICK to enlarge) - Dave :)


I really enjoyed that show!  And, yes, beautiful setting!  I hope that it hasn't been overrun by tourists?

I'm finding the BBC's A Perfect Planet documentary series spectacularly good! Breathtaking photography, informative and peerlesly narrated by David Attenborough (as always!). I'm currently working my way through it on the iPlayer.

Attenborough has bequeathed so many televisual jewels over the years in partnership with the BBC, he seems almost worth the licence fee on its own. My admiration for wildlife cameramen and women has grown immensely too, their dedication, skill and bravery is extraordinary.
  That sounds right up my alley!  I wonder whether or not I could watch it in the States?

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« Reply #2133 on: February 07, 2021, 02:08:24 PM »
I watched that a few years ago.  And while there are plenty of weak episodes in the first two seasons, I think that the third season is some of the finest Star Trek out there.

Did you see Lower Decks? I enjoyed that immensely - so much fan service 😁

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« Reply #2135 on: February 07, 2021, 02:44:09 PM »
Loved that series when on TV in the early 70s - much later I bought the DVD box set, watched and then sent to my son who was just a babe when the show first appeared.  Dave :)

Sweet!  I'm having the odd problem with a DVD here and there.
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« Reply #2136 on: February 07, 2021, 03:07:48 PM »


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« Reply #2137 on: February 14, 2021, 12:31:37 PM »



Outback Truckers.  The dearth of interesting new entertainments during the prolonged Covid pandemic has resulted in me gorging on some older white trash TV.  On the plethora of digital broadcast stations I receive, Ice Road Truckers and IRT Deadliest Roads have offered more than occasional time-killing entertainment, and this Australian entry into the genre offers some more profanity laden enjoyment.  (Really, Aussies seem to curse uncontrollably with cameras rolling.)  It offers more chances to see far off scenery and some work I'm glad I do not have to do.  And while Australia is obviously a vast land mass with very few residents, and the production crew no doubt picked what to film based on which awful roads the drivers would use, the abysmal state of some of the roads are bad enough to make even NDOT officials blush.
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« Reply #2138 on: February 15, 2021, 07:06:22 AM »
That sounds right up my alley!  I wonder whether or not I could watch it in the States?

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I think to watch anything on the BBC iPlayer you may need a licence (not sure about the radio). You can only try.

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« Reply #2139 on: February 15, 2021, 07:38:52 AM »
Doc Martin was recorded at Port Isaac, a favourite holiday destination for many years. Since the fame of the programme it turned into a tourist hot-spot.
I was amused, a few years ago, whilst on holiday with my wife in Florence,when an American visitor came up to me and told me that I sounded 'like Doc Martin' - at the time I'd never heard of the show. I watched a few episodes out of curiosity and enjoyed them.
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