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Old 11-12-2012, 16:44
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I remember watching this ages ago and can remember it is pretty good and it is Film Choice of the day in my paper but why the hell do the BBC have to start it at twenty to one on a Wednesday morning?. Why??, it is SO FLAMING ANNOYING. I know i can record it but that's not the point. Grrr.
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Old 11-12-2012, 17:33
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says its on at 11:50 according to my tv guide
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:09
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Pushed to 12.20 here (which isn't 'twenty to one', btw)

Reason? A half-hour look back at the very wonderful Patrick Moore, it seems. Who could begrudge that?

I hope you're feeling silly now.

btw - A Simple Plan. Good film, but the book is a stormer.
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:21
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Pushed to 12.20 here (which isn't 'twenty to one', btw)

Reason? A half-hour look back at the very wonderful Patrick Moore, it seems. Who could begrudge that?

I hope you're feeling silly now.

btw - A Simple Plan. Good film, but the book is a stormer.
It was a classy post until that bit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:25
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Anything that can be identified as outside the mainstream usually gets pushed to late night or BBC4

To say it's Patrick Moores tribute-ette is clearly wrong, the film would have still been on at 11:50pm and ending at 1:40am
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:39
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On a similar tip, C4 are showing the Lisbeth Salander Millennium Trilogy (2 or all of which are premieres) past midnight over Xmas. You’d think they’d capitalise on the buzz from BBC4’s Danish successes and the critical acclaim the films themselves received by scheduling them earlier but apparently C4 need to save their primetime for more reality shite, cooking programmes and Kirstie Allsop titting about decorating her home.
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:48
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I hope you're feeling silly now.
Nope.
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:41
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It was a classy post until that bit.
Err...was only meant to be light-hearted. Sorry if that didn't come across.
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:56
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Great film, have set the sky plus, will watch again over Christmas.
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Old 11-12-2012, 23:24
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On a similar tip, C4 are showing the Lisbeth Salander Millennium Trilogy (2 or all of which are premieres) past midnight over Xmas. You’d think they’d capitalise on the buzz from BBC4’s Danish successes and the critical acclaim the films themselves received by scheduling them earlier but apparently C4 need to save their primetime for more reality shite, cooking programmes and Kirstie Allsop titting about decorating her home.
Do you have dates?
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Old 12-12-2012, 00:26
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Far better film than Fargo imo. I saw this two years ago on bbc at 11:30ish too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:12
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Not seen this in years. And thanks to this thread, it's in my Planner to record tonight
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Old 14-12-2012, 00:58
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Just watched this on iPlayer. Billy Bob Thornton was robbed at the Oscars that year!
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Old 14-12-2012, 14:29
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On a similar tip, C4 are showing the Lisbeth Salander Millennium Trilogy (2 or all of which are premieres) past midnight over Xmas. You’d think they’d capitalise on the buzz from BBC4’s Danish successes and the critical acclaim the films themselves received by scheduling them earlier but apparently C4 need to save their primetime for more reality shite, cooking programmes and Kirstie Allsop titting about decorating her home.
Those films are quite dark and involve violence to women. I imagine they are shown late so they can be shown uncut.

(In the UK, we have a "watershed" at 9pm but it's not a simple hard line. The more adult some material is, the later it has to be shown. In practice, extreme stuff has to be after midnight or not at all.)

(I've only see the first of the Lisbeth films, but I've read all three books.)
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