Just watched the first 2 episodes of Vigil from the producers of Line of Duty.This is about a Nuclear Submarine where one of the sailors dies/killed and the Police have to investigate the death quite good with a good story line and a few twists and turns along the way its on BBC i player episode 3 next Sunday.Anyone else watching it?
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Don't you think these are getting very boring, same old story lines and now lots of youngsters in them?  What surprises me is Hollyoaks show men kissing each other and this programme is shown at 6.30pm when youngsters can watch it.
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Did you know there are 93 episodes of Midsomer Murders? So why do we see the same 10 or so, over and over again? Same goes with Lewis, 33 episodes and Morse, 33 episodes, yet we see the same half dozen repeated.
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Whoever cast Bill Owen, Brian Wild and Peter Sallis as 'Foggy, compo and Clegg' was a genius, they were a magical combination that was impossible to recreate when, one by one, they died, or became too ill to continue working. I believe that Peter Sallis is still with us, though very frail. The Top Gear trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond were also gifted with that rare ability to 'bounce off' one another in such a way that either, enthralled, or, infuriated the viewer. A bit like Marmite, you either loved them, or hated them. But, you couldn't ignore them, they were controversial, sexist, mildly 'racist' self opinionated and reckless. Compo was reckless, Foggy was self opinionated, and Clegg was,...well, Clegg was just Clegg. I live not so very far from where Summer Wine was filmed and I walk regularly over the hills, I sometimes as I daydream as I walk I half expect to see the indefatigable trio coming towards me on a go cart cobbled together from pram wheels and a wheelie bin! I'm now 68 and I think that I always expected to be part of a small group of eccentric pensioners when I retired who would always be looking to take on silly challenges like jumping from bridges into rivers, camping on hill tops, cycling the Trans pennine Trail, and generally having fun. Sadly, for me, it hasn't happened, I just haven't met any similarly minded fellow OAP's who are willing to have a go. I can't find anyone to go cave exploring with me (I was a registered cave leader, so they would be in safe hands) and no-one wants to take on a cycle challenge. I won't even suggest jumping into rivers, they would probably call the local mental health team! I can't say that I was ever a Top Gear fan, but they did do some awesome stuff, albeit backed up by production teams and a small army of 'security' people. However, if I had to choose between walking/riding/carting the hills with the mad pensioners, or burning tarmac with Clarkson and co, I would absolutely choose the former.
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I'm a fan of Alastair Campbell and I think he could be an inspired choice to replace Piers Morgan. However, today he alternated between looking like a scared undertaker to a bored undertaker. I guess the 'always on screen' format is not something he us used to. I do hope he relaxes his manner and his dress code and grows into this role. What did you think?
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Hey fellow kids from the sixties. I grew up watching Doctor Who, Thunderbirds, Lost in Space, and Batman on a 19 inch b&w TV. I understand that the UK premiere of Lost in Space was 2 Oct 1965, and Batman was 21 May 1966. But I watched these in the Glasgow area, not England. Does anyone have the actual dates that Lost in Space and Batman were first transmitted on STV in the sixties? If not, any ideas for the name of a Glasgow daily from 1965 / 1966 that shows TV listings that I could look up online? Thank you. Les, New Zealand.
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If you have Netflix, you might like these:Ozark - Had quite a few recommendations to watch this and I loved it.White Lines - I didn't think I would like this but I did.Dead To Me - This really grows on you - I hope there is another series.Better Call Saul - if you watched Breaking Bad (and if you didn't you really should) then you will remember Saul. I love this.What are you watching? Any recommendations?
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During the lockdown I first discovered “William and Mary”. Then I had the amazing good fortune of discovering ”Doc Martin.”Thank you Martin Clunes and cast!
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Just having a brew and a nutty before finishing work for the day.Put TV on and the two best (my humble opinion) snooker players of my generation Jimmy White vs Ronnie O'Sullivan are playing each other...who's your favourite?? (Jimmy winning two frames to nil.Live on ITV 4..👍
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Fascinating programme today...did anyone else see it? Looks beautiful for a start...and the visit to Isle de Sein was so interesting and moving...the heroes who answered De Gaulle's call to go to London - to where he had fled as the Germans took over France - and join up with the Free French Army, Navy or Airmen.. 128 men...a quarter of all those who were able to answer the call - sailed across overnight to Penzance...and survivors still there to talk about it. Living on the tiny island had saved them from being over-run! Then the visit to the Le Jument Lighthouse - the photograph of which is recognised World Wide - as the Keeper stepped out onto the balcony to see the helicopter - on which there was a photographer who was recording the end of manned lighthouses - massive waves broke against it and he had to jump back inside quickly. The very Photographer was in the programme and he went with the Coast presenter to visit the Lighthouse man...taking him a massive signed photograph of himself! From there the programme continued down to Carnac...and the stones...another story in itself...Excellent episode...Catch it if you can!
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