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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by tomvek » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:51 pm

Great having Stewart Lee back on TV! Will have to watch the first episode tonight :D

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by KK » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:48 pm

Currently watching Maigret. Looks really nice, but the accents are really killing the suspension of belief. They're all over the strawberry floating show. They're all London-centric accents mixed with inexplicable occasional French twang (such as from his wife) but everyone in the background is speaking French, and the newspapers are in French too (but subtitled). It's supposed to be set in Paris but feels more like the UK. It's just all very inconsistent really.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by qupe » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:55 pm

Been watching Line of Duty and Marcella and think i am bored of cop shows.

Marcella i have hated and Line of Duty I have not enjoyed for a long time. Hated the end of season 2 and this one I have found the cops so bleeding stupid, plus they work in a unit investigating bent coppers and they alway leave their pc's open when they walk away from their desks. On episode 5 of this 3rd season now and want it over :(

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by satriales » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:10 am

I completely disagree about Line of Duty. I thought the first 2 series were excellent, and the current series is better than ever.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by qupe » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:24 pm

satriales wrote:I completely disagree about Line of Duty. I thought the first 2 series were excellent, and the current series is better than ever.


Most wil agree with you. I am just struggling with it. Probably due to cop show overkill. Little annoyances are getting to me.

How shite and obvious i find DC Flemings undercover probing questioning this season, and last season too with Denton. How it feels like they convict no one really. Computers always left open. How evidence is not checked off by 2 people to avoid tampering....Dot suddenly being trusted after the first season.


Will finish it though. Just 6/10 this season for me so far. 7 last year. 8 first.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff! - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Back on March 3rd
by satriales » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:18 pm

qupe wrote:
satriales wrote:I completely disagree about Line of Duty. I thought the first 2 series were excellent, and the current series is better than ever.


Most wil agree with you. I am just struggling with it. Probably due to cop show overkill. Little annoyances are getting to me.


That's possibly why I'm enjoying it so much, as it's been a very long time since I watched a decent British cop show (I guess Luther is the only other current one I've seen). The last few years my favs have been The Killing and The Bridge, but they both have a certain formula that you soon get used to. Line of Duty feel refreshing to me, and I find it quite unpredictable.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff!
by Saint of Killers » Sun May 08, 2016 10:51 pm

Ran just started on BBC 4. (I say 'just', it started at 10.30 PM.)



http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/ma ... -king-lear

Akira Kurosawa's epic masterpiece is a reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear set in medieval Japan.

After a lifetime of battles, 70-year-old Lord Hidetora announces that he is passing his authority to his eldest son Taro. The youngest son Saburo protests and is banished from the kingdom. But instead of fulfilling their father's wishes, eldest brother Taro, now in charge, and his middle brother Jiro are disloyal to the former lord and attack his castle. Hidetora survives, but, following his sons' betrayal, is now losing his mind. When Jiro has his brother murdered, the banished Saburo and his allies return to fight a battle against the remaining brother.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff!
by Xeno » Sun May 08, 2016 11:33 pm

I missed out on watching Ran in Bradford film museum, I would have loved to have seen it on the big screen. I have however bought the bluray.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff!
by satriales » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:22 pm

A new Jonathan Creek special is currently being filmed! :mrgreen:

Alan Davies will return as amateur sleuth Jonathan Creek for a one-off special on BBC One later this year.

The 90-minute episode, the first since 2014, will again star Sarah Alexander as Jonathan Creek's wife Polly, as well as a host of big names, including Warwick Davis, Emun Elliott and Rosalind March.

Written by David Renwick and titled Daemons' Roost, the episode is about a veteran horror film director called Nathan Clore, who is paralysed after a stroke, and who lives in the same house as a 19th century sorcerer who would summon the powers of Hell to torment his victims.

Filming of the latest episode has only just got underway and there is, as yet, no confirmed date for broadcast.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/08/02/jonathan-creek-returns-to-bbc-one/

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Memento Mori » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:36 pm

Is the plot twist that he's not paralysed?

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Drumstick » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:03 am

Not all that excited given how inexcusably poor the last 5 or so episodes have been. If they can get back to the level of Satan's Chimney I'll be impressed.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by satriales » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:11 am

Yeah it's never got close to the quality of the first three series, but I thought the last few episodes were an improvement over the previous three specials.

It's been a couple of years and they're only making one episode this time so I am hopeful that it will be alright.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Drumstick » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:22 am

satriales wrote:Yeah it's never got close to the quality of the first three series, but I thought the last few episodes were an improvement over the previous specials.

It's been a couple of years and they're only making one episode this time so I am hopeful that it will be alright.

I must say I felt totally the opposite. Of the specials I really liked The Grinning Man and the one about the thumb. The Judas Tree was tosh. But when watching the last three eps I began to feel like the quality had dipped to S4 Seer of the Sands level.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by satriales » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:37 am

I haven't re-watched the last three since they aired but I remember liking Rik Mayall's return and felt the directing was improved with David Renwick stepping down from the director's chair.

On the other hand there was no Adam, and Creek was married and no longer working as a magician's assistant. I think i'll need to re-watch the recent eps at some point.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Peter Crisp » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:04 am

The new series of Red Dwarf starts on Thursday 22nd September at 9 on Dave.

http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/red-dwarf-xi/

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Memento Mori » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:29 pm

The best sitcoms of the century as voted by Radio Times readers:

1.Mrs Brown's Boys
2. The Office
3. Peter Kay's Car Share
4. Count Arthur Strong
5.The IT Crowd
6. The Thick of It
7. Gavin & Stacey
8. Miranda
9. Raised by Wolves
10. Outnumbered
11. Peep Show
12. Black Books
13. Green Wing
14. The Inbetweeners
15. Bad Education
16. Peter Kay's Phoenix Knights
17. Yonderland
18. Twenty Twelve/W1A
19. Benidorm
20. Detectorists


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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by chalkitdown » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:52 pm

Did anyone watch the first episode of Planet Earth II? strawberry float me, it was outstanding.

The snake & baby iguana section was the easy highlight. This is the stuff of strawberry floating nightmares. :dread:

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Incredible visuals and soundtrack all 'round. Wish I could watch it in 4K somehow.


David Attenborough. :wub:

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Preezy » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:50 am

Will have to watch that on iPlayer, love me some Attenborough.

Planet Earth II, though? What a weak title :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Mini E » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:00 am

That snakes scene was one of the most incredible documentary scenes I've ever seen. Terrifying.

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PostRe: UKTV and stuff - New Jonathan Creek coming soon!
by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:10 am

chalkitdown wrote:Did anyone watch the first episode of Planet Earth II? strawberry float me, it was outstanding.

The snake & baby iguana section was the easy highlight. This is the stuff of strawberry floating nightmares. :dread:

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Incredible visuals and soundtrack all 'round. Wish I could watch it in 4K somehow.


David Attenborough. :wub:


It was... *amazing*. At first I was just observing neutrally, but when the number of snakes grew :shock: :cry: :toot: COYweeMI!!!

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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