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Postby bjones » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Have you noticed when you look at the listings that when a new TV prog/series is shown the prefix "NEW" is given. I'm sure it used show R when the prog was a REPEAT.... says it all really.......
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Re: The Telly

Postby Glenys » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:07 pm

Bee,
One week I counted the amount of repeats in the tv paper.....................sad I know...........................so many :roll:
New series starting this evening, and another tomorrow evening.
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Re: The Telly

Postby Bernie R » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:37 pm

Looking forward to both of those Glenys (The Loch, and Fearless tomorrow?)

Don't forget Poldark is back tonight ladies! :wink:
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Re: The Telly

Postby filsgreen » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:42 pm

The telly is so poor that my wife and I are watching the entire series of The West Wing. We're a bit late to the party, but it's a great series. It's even made me buy a book on American Politics, to help me understand it better.
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Re: The Telly

Postby Elaine Goulding » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:24 am

Bernie, just love Poldark, so looking forward to the new season!
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Re: The Telly

Postby Bernie R » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:27 am

That George Warleggan character is an absolute beaut of a pantomime villain!

Booooo, Hissss, Booooooo! :lol:
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Re: The Telly

Postby Patricia » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Same here, t.v. is dreadful during the summer, However, going
through the many channels, I came across one that was about
Marilyn Monroe's trip to England while making a movie with
Laurence Olivier (strange combination) called " My week with
Marilyn." It was quite interesting about an employee,
(Colin Clark) of Sir Laurence Olivier who fell hard for Marilyn
and the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the
making of the movie (he disliked her intensely) She on the
other hand felt totally inadequate starring with such a fantastic world
renowned classic actor.
Really enjoyed the English scenery and the private boarding school
that Colin Clark showed her around that he had attended from the
age of eight.

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Re: The Telly

Postby Bernie R » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:28 pm

We watched the opener of "The Loch" earlier - a wee bit grisly but we'll be there again next week!
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Re: The Telly

Postby Bonesy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:26 am

The classic tv series A Family At War from the early 70s has a re run starting Wednesday 14th June at 6 pm on the freeview channel Talking Pictures channel number 81.
How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.


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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:26 am

Ta guys.
Keith; I vaguely remember that prog though I didn't watch it regularly first time around; perhaps I will this time.
Watched The Loch - brain extracted through the nostril.... grisly indeed Bern but like you, we'll be there next week!
Fearless last night looks to be an interesting one but am I recognising shades of Line of Duty in the storyline?
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Re: The Telly

Postby filsgreen » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks for that heads up, Keith. I love the series, but it's still quite expensive to buy. I thought they got the theme music spot on.
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Re: The Telly

Postby Mack » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:18 am

Great to see this NEW discussion 'The Telly' about what you are currently watching... and the old TV Shows... Past and Present Telly. Always love reading this type of stuff and comments. :D

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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:47 am

Put Family at War on to record and watched the first episode the other night. Some good acting but wish Davey would give over with the phoney scouse accent. Looking forward to further episodes...
I'm an avid Corrie fan but getting really fed up with the time the storylines are taking to unravel...... WHEN is Feelan going to get his!!!
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Re: The Telly

Postby Invicta » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:15 am

We're watching Greys Anatomy series 5 , our friends from Netherton , staying with us say they are watching series 14 and they are laughing at how people have changed and how the plot changed. When Katherine Heigl goes out of it I'll stop watching. :D Ken
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Re: The Telly

Postby Bonesy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:34 pm

Bee, this is a cracking thread well done you.

Very good programme the other night Tuesday 13th June BBC 1 Mike and Jules, While We Still Have Time.

Its about Mike Peters frontman of the band The Alarm. Mike was diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago and while filming the documentary his wife Jules was also diagnosed. Its not as depressing as it sounds, in fact although it was sad it was very uplifting watching it.
If you didnt see it find it on catch up.


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Re: The Telly

Postby Glenys » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:44 pm

We watched a programme Thursday evening, ITV 8.30 to 10.00, about a group of male celebrities recreating the famous striptease from The full Monty ; very watchable!!!!

Serious side though, it was to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer..................
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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Caught the last 20 mins of that Glen - hilarious!

Thank goodness Bethany's finally seen sense about the creep Nathan, I was getting a bit frightened for her - of course we all know that Corrie is real life :D

Tried to watch Fearless last night but gave up half way through ..... it was "too hard" on a hot night, will catch up when my brains less addled with the heat.
Finding the Loch's a bit slow.
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Re: The Telly

Postby Glenys » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Bee, "Fearless" is a series to be watched without a glass in hand :roll: :evil:
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Re: The Telly

Postby Invicta » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Janette is watching The Loch but I was happy to see Ripper Street return last night. :D Ken
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Re: The Telly

Postby BossHogg » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:30 pm

I watched Ripper Street, I just couldn't get into it, it was very slow.
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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 am

Glenys wrote:Bee, "Fearless" is a series to be watched without a glass in hand :roll: :evil:


Took your good advice Glen :D and also put down my laptop when I caught up with the second half of last week's and last night's latest episode.
Deffo a prog you need to watch as well as listen to, finding it a bit far fetched and still seeing shades of Line of Duty. Wondering if it's just a coincidence that John Bishop's character and the main "baddy" witness are both photographers 8) .......
Also finding it distracting that the murdered girl's parents are always accompanied by the pervie police sergeant from Corrie.......


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someone was telling me about Mike and Julie last week but couldn't remember what it was called - thanks for that, I'll be sure to watch it on catch up.
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Re: The Telly

Postby Glenys » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:58 am

Hi Bee,
Re the photography coincidence; I hadn't caught onto that :roll: Yes, the "Corrie" character throws me from time to time, makes me wonder if I am watching that soap...!!1
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Re: The Telly

Postby Bernie R » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:21 am

Just watched last week's (i.e. the 20th June) Broken - the one about Roz.

Dear me this is turning into an endurance test as, other than the Cop episode, they've all been very, very long hours! Only 2 to go so will probably stick with it but Jeez it needs a bit of something. I know the subject matter is gloomy (at best) but it drains the viewer!

Up to date on The Loch and really enjoying that one though. Haven't seen this week's Fearless yet.

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Re: The Telly

Postby dorothy834 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:27 am

Bee..just can't get rid of Feelan. ..best villain ...
watching his face you can almost see the cogs
going round his brain...what's he up to in Liverpool eh?

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Re: The Telly

Postby filsgreen » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:30 pm

Just watching Broken, another episode that explores the worse in society. Just took this screenshot, does anyone recognise it? Probably won't look the same in a month's time.

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Re: The Telly

Postby Glenys » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Just watched lastnight's "Broken"... powerful dialogue.........moving.........moved me to tears.........words of truth......
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Re: The Telly

Postby BossHogg » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:20 pm

filsgreen wrote:Just watching Broken, another episode that explores the worse in society. Just took this screenshot, does anyone recognise it? Probably won't look the same in a month's time.

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It looks like the high rise blocks on Marsh Lane to me, however it has been 22 years since I was last there so they may have been demolished. ;)
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Re: The Telly

Postby filsgreen » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:25 pm

They're the ones, Tom. I don't know whether the director wanted serenity or desperation in that shot. Given the subject matter; I rather think the latter. :(
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Re: The Telly

Postby BossHogg » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Definitely desperation! the small housing estate next to the blocks were built just after I left the army in 1993, I was on night shift site security. I needed my wits about me for that job!!! :shock:
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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:38 am

Bernie R » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:21 am
Just watched last week's (i.e. the 20th June) Broken - the one about Roz. -Dear me this is turning into an endurance test


Bern, do you think that your feelings could be the result of our being battered by the "real" news over the past month or two? The likes of Grenfall Tower and the Manchester bombing puts little people and their problems into perspective. None the less, sadly the problems of the individual still go on and are as tragic to them as is the big stuff. I guess we can't help wishing there was a bit more joy on the telly. I'm probably stating the obvious here but perhaps that's why soaps are so popular.

Glenys » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:10 pm
Just watched lastnight's "Broken"... powerful dialogue.........moving.........moved me to tears.........words of truth.;

and none more so than Carl's last words to Father Bunloaf.... go and tell your bishop that and the congregation etc etc (paraphrasing here) and aren't we all guilty of that same sin, too few of us brave enough to speak out in support of the underdog.

DOROTHY :shock: DO NOT get me started on Phelan... and why is he always just in the right place when he's in danger of being caught out? More coincidences than Charles Dickens novels!! My best bet on his latest story line is that the social worker/probation officer woman is his love child from when he lived in Liverpool. She did say her dad was a builder..... Too obvious for him to be about to do the dirty on Eileen, who too soon has her suspicions about what he's up to.......
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Re: The Telly

Postby Shelagh » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:19 pm

Well sussed, Bee..re my favourite Villain, Phelan, don't want him to get caught :( best actor on the street :wink: shall miss him if he goes :(
The Bethany plot..interesting but strange nobody noticed what was going on, accept for the very wise Mary of course (another favourite character) she's brilliant!
Shame that the storyline has dragged on for so long, looks like it's going to continue for some time..which means that some viewers will have lost interest by then..self included!

Broken; missed a couple of episodes, caught the first, wasn't impressed, bad scouse accents, far fetched storyline, thought the whole poverty idea was very outdated.
Last two episodes much better, had a lot of sympathy, not for Roz but for Father Bunloaf with
his many flashbacks and dealings with perpetrators from the past.
This week, very sad, also had tears flooding down my face..scene of mother with the body of dead son, heartbreaking!

Just one problem - the casting..Father Bunloaf (Sean Bean) seems to be a bit long in the tooth to be having so many identity, moral and spiritual problems..should have cast the lovely James Norton (Grantchester) for part of Father Bunloaf :D
wouldn't have missed an episode then :wink:

Never got around to watching The Loch..will catch up later!
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Re: The Telly

Postby dorothy834 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:24 pm

Hi Bee..I did read something can't remember where that what you are thinking regarding Phelan (correct spelling this time)is on the agenda but you never know he could be renovating Liver Buildings into flats :wink: :wink:
unless it's the "birds he's after..make what you will about that

Shelagh quite right the street would be dull without him...
did you see him when he won the award for best villain last year?
he looked a proper dandy in his snazzy suit and fedora hat scrubbed
up very well...
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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 pm

Dorothy you're only right! Just had a Google and it was mentioned as long ago as 8 June - guess we were all wrapped up in the election and missed it;
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-06- ... r-mcintyre

Still giggling at your suggestion that he was going to turn the Liver Bldg into flats :lol:
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Re: The Telly

Postby Invicta » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Best thing I'm watching is Great British menu finals.
Our Scouse born, self taught, chef Ellis not doing to well but his quips in the kitchen are brilliant. :D Ken
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Re: The Telly

Postby bjones » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Yep, my fave at the mo too Ken. I missed the first few weeks including first 2 nights of NW region and the introduction to the contestants. Would have liked to have seen the intro on Paul Askew (of the Art School Liverpool) who must have been the favourite to win but I was delighted when Ellis got through. He seems to be the only one in the comp with a sense of humour. Surprised you can't hear me cheering him on all the way down in Kent
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