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Postby Pauline » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:04 pm

BBC4 tonight at 22:00 - 22:45 - "All In A Day - The City" - Documentary looking at events in Sheffield on 5th September 1973.


Just incase anyone is interested !
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Postby Jet Packs 2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:24 am

Pauline wrote:BBC4 tonight at 22:00 - 22:45 - "All In A Day - The City" - Documentary looking at events in Sheffield on 5th September 1973.


Just incase anyone is interested !

Watched this with mi folks!!

We didnt reconise anyone....dad said "Wot a load of bollocks!!!" lol
But was nice to see 70's Sheffield...shame we didnt get to see Crazy Daisy
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Postby cs15 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:29 pm

Starting next Monday at 10pm on Living TV is 'Pop Goes The Band'. Basically a band from the past are taken and given make overs/plastic surgery etc and then perform one last time for their 'fans'. Sounds absolutely disgraceful but I'll probably tune in anyway.

First week it's Dollar. :lol:

This is from the website:

Pop Goes the Band
New and exclusive series which sees the rebirth of popstars from the past three decades as a team of experts revamps the look of a different band each week. The groups must improve their style, diet and fitness before performing their biggest hits in front of their fans. Thereza Bazar and David Van Day from 80s pop duo Dollar are back on the screens 20 years after the band split.
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:17 pm

Apparently, Visage are on that show, too... :/

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Postby cs15 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:59 pm

It's really bottom of the barrel stuff isn't it? I thought that 'Reborn In The USA' was bad but this is :o
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:05 pm

I read somewhere that they couldn't persuade the original Bucks Fizz line-up to do it... Bobby Gee wasn't interested, so they used... er... Jay Aston's replacement instead... :rolleyes:

I also heard David Van Day won't let his kids watch it, because he doesn't want them to see him having plastic surgery... :D
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Postby Pauline » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:16 am

OMG GUTTED i dont have this channel :(
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Postby sarah t » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:16 pm

Personally haven't been overly tempted to watch the new 'Red Dwarf' but the complist in my is certainly tempted by the DVD release... http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/9230274/Red-Dwarf-Back-To-Earth/Product.html

Anyone been watching the three part new episodes on Dave???
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Postby sarah t » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:55 pm

I watched a fascinating documenty last night on National Geographic channel last night. Under the title of "Churchill's German Army" it featured real story recollection from Germans whom fled Germany just prior to WW2 and then enlisted in the British Army to fight against their fellow countryman. Amongst the men talking astonishingly was one Ken Adams later to become an Oscar winning Set Designer whom is best remembered for his wonderous stunning work on the James Bond film series (remember the below volcano base for Blofeld in 'You Only Live Twice'?).
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Postby sarah t » Wed May 06, 2009 10:20 am

I have a real passion for the LWT television series 'Wish Me Luck' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0135738/ and have spoken at great length about each of the episodes http://www.tvgold.co.uk/you-like-secret-army-why-not-try-wish-luck-t550.html, followed by questions I wish I knew the answers to http://www.tvgold.co.uk/wish-luck-wish-knew-the-answers-t576.html

I've recently returned to watching this series on Thursday evenings and the next step I've taken in honouring this marvellous series is a series of 'episodic image capture' memories, the album can be viewed (with the correctly loaded software) here http://gs103.photobucket.com/groups/m131/HBFSL16CJD/?albumview=slideshow

oh and for those of you whom can't access them through this link I'll be putting the individual jpg links on my TVGold thread http://www.tvgold.co.uk/wish-luck-episodic-image-capture-memories-t638.html

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Postby sarah t » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:38 pm

So according to last Sunday's first of a new series, Michael Schumacher is the 'Top Gear' Stig. Seems like a good choice but I remain unconvinced that he has always been the unnamed 'tame racing driver'. I reckon they just grab whoever they can with motor racing experience when they come to filming... after all you can't expect to run his life around this BBC show?
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Postby sarah t » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:46 pm

In the UK there is a satellite channel called 'Zone Horror' and I've become (once more) on the 2000/2001 series "Witchblade", apparently based on a comic book.

Engrosing dramatic comic fantasy series with a great ensemble case but the thing that really hangs it all together is the intense performance of series lead Yancy Butler. I am lead to believe that at the time of filming she was having alcohol problems which is sad to hear because IMO she gives a great believable performance as a NY cop dealing with the mystical 'Joan of Arc' aspect to the Withcblade bracelet.

I thought it interesting to hear from the 'Zone Horror' channel announcer that a brand new feature film of 'The Witchblade' is currently in pre-production at present and possibly in cinemas at some point during 2010. I wonder whom they should choose for Sara Pezzini, could Yancy come back???

Anyway I hope this will lead to a full (extras loaded) DVD box set of all 23 episodes here in the UK. I understand over in the US they got a Region 1 release during July 2009... however for us in the UK whom don't have multi-region we just have got to go on waiting and hoping!
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Postby sarah t » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:24 am

It has been mentioned to me that when I talk about television series on DVD my paragraphs are rather long and difficult to follow.

Between December and February I've been taking a weekly dip into the Season One and Season Two DVD box sets of late 1970s WW1 flying aces series "Wings" and, when talking about it I've attempted to break up what I've wanted to say into more managable chunks.

For Season One... http://www.tvgold.co.uk/wings-season-one-thoughts-observations-t663.html
For Season Two... http://www.tvgold.co.uk/wings-season-two-thoughts-observations-t665.html

Hopefully I have been able to more effectively convey IMO the nature and key strengths/faults with this series finished off with an attempt to write a concise product review.

Personally I feel rather proud of what I've done and just wanted to mention it!

I'm now moving onto my next project, likely to take the next three months, a WW2 series from 1970.
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Postby sarah t » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:57 am

I'm currently all fired up about my current 'new stuff Tuesday'/'second chance Sunday' double episode DVD title series that I'm watching at the moment (please forgive my shameless plug http://www.tvgold.co.uk/manhunt-episode-thoughts-observations-t670.html).

The series is called 'Manhunt' and I am full of praise about the fifth episode that I watched last night and am keen to pass on a 'general feel' for the series that I have in what I am currently writing.
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Postby sarah t » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:17 pm

From one Police cop role to another for Keeley Hawkes whom moves from DI Alex Drake ('Ashes To Ashes') to Det Supt Martha Lawson ('Identity')

http://www.radiotimes.com/ListingsServlet?event=10&channelId=26&programmeId=118001080&jspLocation=/jsp/prog_details_fullpage.jsp

Might be worth watching???
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Postby sarah t » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:40 pm

From one Police cop role to another for Keeley Hawkes whom moves from DI Alex Drake ('Ashes To Ashes') to Det Supt Martha Lawson ('Identity')

http://www.radiotimes.com/ListingsServlet?event=10&channelId=26&programmeId=118001080&jspLocation=/jsp/prog_details_fullpage.jsp

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Postby sarah t » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:31 pm

Enjoyed the "Top Gear" lads attempt at making motorhomes on Sunday... Hammond surprised me, Clarkson was laughably absurd although the Citroen suspension was perfect for petrol station fill up, May was totally pathetic.

Yes indeed enjoying the ITV "Identity" series, well scripted, paced, directed, acted and has pleasing incidental music and satisfying enough titles. Definitely going to stay with it over the entire series.
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Postby SubHuman » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:04 am

For those of you interested in all things from the 80s the television series Connie starring Stephanie Beacham will be released by Network DVD in October.
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Postby sarah t » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:17 pm

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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:36 pm

This looks like an unmissable TV movie - "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid", starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany... *cough*

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv.tvguide.com/tv.tvguide.com-debbie-gibson-and-tiffany-brawl-syfy-movie
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Postby SubHuman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:57 pm

Watched the new Sherlock tonight, I thought that is was one of the best things that the beeb have done lately. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the series pans out.
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Postby sarah t » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:32 pm

Been taking a leisurely three month stroll through the first season DVD box set of "Crossing Jordan" and enjoyed it so much that apart from a TVGold thread (http://www.tvgold.co.uk/crossing-jordan-exploring-the-dvd-box-set-t682.html) talking about it's contents I've also penned a review for Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medical-Examiners-Crossing-Jordan-Complete/dp/B001L2DOYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287487615&sr=1-1)

Really hope that subsequent seasons will be released!
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Postby sarah t » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:00 am

Personally I feel quite proud of all that I have typed regarding the DVD title release of short lived 1974 series 'Zodiac' which should give people a good idea of what you can expect should you decide to add this to your collection... http://www.tvgold.co.uk/zodiac-1974-cid-police-detection-meets-astrology-t690.html

Yeah I guess I'll have a look at the Doctor Who special on BBC1 on Xmas Day at 6.00pm followed by the 'Confidential' over on BBC3 straight after however I suspect I'll find it rather disappointing. Usually I find that these specials are not that good although last year's two part 'End of Time' was a great end for Tennant.

No I think, on that day, I'll find 'The One Ronnie' (50 mins from 5.10pm), a celeb filled comedy special celebrating the 80th birthday of Ronnie Corbett (I do hope he has one of his rambling chair stories in it) will be the more enjoyable.
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