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Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-09-2014, 18:39
Replies: 71
Views: 5,773
Posted By StaxVolt
An enjoyable doc in my view,I imagine it's a...

An enjoyable doc in my view,I imagine it's a little unfair to compare it to the excellent 'Inside Claridges' (which to my mind made as much entertainment value from the staff as the eccentric guests)...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-08-2014, 17:01
Replies: 146
Views: 9,027
Posted By StaxVolt
Thanks Torch81,your post,especially the BIB is...

Thanks Torch81,your post,especially the BIB is the one that coincided most with my own view of that excellent BBC4 (again) show.

I don't know if being part of a targeted demographic makes me easily...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-08-2014, 13:37
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By StaxVolt
I suppose my OP rather invited the response from...

I suppose my OP rather invited the response from More Tears and he is quite right in one respect ... historical tomes that shed light on military action are innumerable but unfortunately few deal...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-08-2014, 00:57
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By StaxVolt
Ken Burns "The War" (2007) gets a run on PBS

Although it was made in 2007 I know I haven't seen it before and warmly welcome any documentary made by this extraordinary film maker.

This 14 hours long series that gives an American perspective...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-08-2014, 03:38
Replies: 1,446
Views: 185,180
Posted By StaxVolt
Did anyone else think they saw the actor who...

Did anyone else think they saw the actor who played the older Fazio in Young Montalbano (sorry too lazy to look up his name so I could be wrong ;-)) the current Fazio's father,turn up in last...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-08-2014, 03:22
Replies: 43
Views: 4,013
Posted By StaxVolt
A couple of RW re-runs I'd like to see again...

A couple of RW re-runs I'd like to see again would be Channel 4's (possibly from the mid-80's?) hour long stand-up gig,'Robin Williams Live At The Met' that showcased the great man's ad-libbing...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-08-2014, 02:27
Replies: 234
Views: 35,503
Posted By StaxVolt
:) Just watched the final now and that is a very...

:)

Just watched the final now and that is a very pertinent observation Centaurion. :cool:
Dreadful reactions from Tudor's mum at the podium(s) in particular.

It was "Judy" alright but with Mrs...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-07-2014, 16:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,211
Posted By StaxVolt
TAXI My introduction to Danny De Vito who was...

TAXI

My introduction to Danny De Vito who was just perfect as the odious manager Louie De Palma with stellar performances from Judd Hirsch,Tony Danza,Marilu Henner,Andy Kaufmann and Christopher...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-07-2014, 17:35
Replies: 48
Views: 3,887
Posted By StaxVolt
Thanks tennisman,that was indeed a haunting and...

Thanks tennisman,that was indeed a haunting and impressive soundtrack.I enjoyed your post about travelling throughout the US and have to admit to being more than slightly envious.:) as I would still...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-07-2014, 12:51
Replies: 47
Views: 1,593
Posted By StaxVolt
It's always good to see BBC4 show some proper...

It's always good to see BBC4 show some proper music and the documentary shown just before 'Pulse' The Making Of WYWH' is also well worth watching.

I really don't want to be the old curmudgeon who is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-07-2014, 11:53
Replies: 48
Views: 3,887
Posted By StaxVolt
It seems that RH has done six of these...

It seems that RH has done six of these documentaries which he both writes and presents. I've always found that 'tone' in a docu can be very difficult to pitch and I can be put off in 5 mins if the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-03-2014, 10:37
Replies: 59
Views: 5,795
Posted By StaxVolt
Another fan of the three consecutive night's...

Another fan of the three consecutive night's showing here and so far,an almost flawless representation of a time when Empire (although the British one was clearly creaking) was the accepted rationale...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-01-2014, 18:28
Replies: 43
Views: 4,534
Posted By StaxVolt
Strange that his predilection for the company of...

Strange that his predilection for the company of children was hardly mentioned in the programme nor for that matter,on here.I imagine his gargantuan debts must have been fuelled in part by the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-01-2014, 12:42
Replies: 830
Views: 93,995
Posted By StaxVolt
A very welcome renewal of an excellent series...

A very welcome renewal of an excellent series which promises to live up to all expectation.It is clear that in the characterisation of Martin his fragile mental state will be exploited to the full...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-11-2013, 07:23
Replies: 145
Views: 13,583
Posted By StaxVolt
I was seven when JFK was murdered and the shocked...

I was seven when JFK was murdered and the shocked reaction from almost all of the adults close to me then,is what I remember most clearly.Even in those politically naive times it was almost...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-11-2013, 07:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By StaxVolt
I'd forgotten what a compelling series this is...

I'd forgotten what a compelling series this is and that fact in itself makes it feel like I'm almost watching for the first time.:)I had expected it to be brutalised by ad breaks but it hasn't been...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-11-2013, 09:14
Replies: 751
Views: 75,101
Posted By StaxVolt
Thank you Verence ... that is welcome and precise...

Thank you Verence ... that is welcome and precise news.:)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-10-2013, 03:43
Replies: 30
Views: 3,573
Posted By StaxVolt
I'd like to see programmes of this...

I'd like to see programmes of this quality,despite their limitations brought about by time constraints during production,form part of an 'Ethical Syllabus' in schools.Full marks to Simon Schama for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-09-2013, 01:49
Replies: 528
Views: 38,360
Posted By StaxVolt
Whenever the situation requires a password/PIN/...

Whenever the situation requires a password/PIN/ or other code to be plucked from the ether,the 'nerdy' expert will almost certainly fail with the first two attempts and then ... BINGO! crack it on...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-09-2013, 14:57
Replies: 470
Views: 58,243
Posted By StaxVolt
I'm no expert Heiker but I would have thought...

I'm no expert Heiker but I would have thought that the Spanish arrivals to the West coast of Ireland,blown off course by freak storms,would have been welcomed by the Irish with open arms as enemies...
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