General Open Thread – TV Shows (2)
5 August 2017 at 09:46 #61631Conchobarre @conchobarre
@missy I thought I might get stuck into The Thick of It soon too. I need to get my Peter Capaldi fix somehow and I keep falling asleep during The Musketeers.5 August 2017 at 11:46 #616326 August 2017 at 18:50 #61645Laurence Wilson @laurencewilson
Can anyone help me, please? I’m looking for a decent image of the logo or emblem that the Daleks put on the Robomen in the Dalek Invasion of the Earth. They look like letters, spread across the chest and I think in other places in the story.
Much appreciate any help.18 August 2017 at 13:50 #61760Conchobarre @conchobarre
Is there a place around here for spinoff shows (other than Class)? I thought I saw Sarah Jane and Torchwood forums here, but I could be wrong. I ask because I’ve finally started watching Torchwood Season 3 and I’m getting excited about how much better it seems than the first two seasons.24 August 2017 at 11:41 #61796
Has anyone been watching Ripper Street?
Missy16 September 2017 at 11:02 #61921
We decided to re-watch Prime Suspect (Helen Mirren) the ther evening. Imagine our surprise when Peter Capaldi
took part as a Transvestite! He looked wonderful, very attractive, but his nose was wrong. No bump.
This actor is able to be completely different in every role he plays
Missy18 September 2017 at 11:20 #61954
I gather that no one has seen this?
Missy21 September 2017 at 02:41 #61964
@missy I did see this a few years back before I knew Peter Capaldi but I do remember the episode. I will most definately have a rewatch when I can get it at our library.Thanks for the heads up.21 September 2017 at 02:45 #61965
@missy Sorry , I forgot to say that I watched all 5 seasons of Ripper Street and enjoyed all of them all. Every dark ,dreary alley way and all the colorful characters kept me entertained for the whole 5 seasons. I only wish they were making more.23 September 2017 at 11:11 #6196612 October 2017 at 18:32 #62138
Watched new comedy TimeWasters on ITV2 last night. The first episode is about a time-travelling lift and contains a Time Lord joke. The 2nd episode has a sly ‘Doomsday’ reference which made me smile.
Tonight it’s new Red Dwarf on Dave…27 November 2017 at 10:43 #62504
I thought this would be the right place to post.
Just now I watched clips of Peter Capaldi playing Leonardo da Vinci. And Machiavelli in “Who’s afraid of Machiavelli.”
Impressive and enjoylable.
Missy13 March 2018 at 17:22 #6328414 April 2018 at 14:54 #63451Dam83 @damdam83
Hi i have a copy of the doctor who bluray season 1, but i nootice that the sides have been cut and it is not full 16:9 aspect ratio, it has small black bars at the side about 1cm from each side. But on the original air of the show, it was broadcast in 16:9 with not black bars, can anybody else confirm their bluray is also not 1080p 16:9.
Also yes i tested it and it is cut off you can see parts missing form the sides.
Thank You.22 April 2018 at 10:47 #63455
In case Australians didn’t know. Peter Capaldi is on channel 10 tonight at 6.30pm. The Sunday Project
Missy22 April 2018 at 22:10 #6345623 April 2018 at 14:32 #63457janetteB @janetteb
Urgh those accents!! (Eastern Staters..) thanks for the link @wolfweed. We don’t watch free to air, with good reason so would not have caught this otherwise. I would love to let Capaldi/tucker loose on our incompetents in Canberra though I suspect even his invective would be inadequate.
Janette26 April 2018 at 21:38 #63461
Bill Potts has been located…1 May 2018 at 06:53 #63468Adrain Smith @adrainsmith
The CW released the official synopsis, promotional photos and videos for Season 2 Episode 20 of Riverdale – Shadow of a Doubt, airing May 2nd.6 June 2018 at 00:24 #63528
For the non-UK viewers (and for that matter the UK viewers yet to see it) take the earliest opportunity you can to watch A Very English Scandal, a three-parter by RTD.
It tells the story of how the 1960s/ 70s leader of the British Liberal Party, Jeremy Thorpe, tried to cover up a homosexual affair (which at the time would have been illegal) by hiring a someone to kill his lover. Despite being acquitted (following a horrifically partial judge’s summing up, famously lampooned by Peter Cook – check youtube) he was politically ruined. The story can only be told in this way now that he is dead.
There are, of course, some very RTD flourishes and a lead performance by Hugh Grant that may be his finest ever.
It will win loads of awards, and rightly so.
Still not convinced about the mid-1970s police driving Morris Minors, though….13 June 2018 at 04:12 #63539
@janetteb: Urgh those accents!! (Eastern Staters..) thanks for the link @wolfweed. We don’t watch free to air, with good reason so would not have caught this otherwise. I would love to let Capaldi/tucker loose on our incompetents in Canberra though I suspect even his invective would be inadequate.
Wouldn’t that be hilarious, the would wonder what had hit them!
Missy13 June 2018 at 04:16 #63540
@pedant: A Very English Scandal,
Yes, I want to see this, I remember the affair quite well. Not keen on Hugh Grant, but he seems to have made a good effort. Ben Whishaw is always extraordinary, no matter what he does. Did anyone see The Hour?
Missy13 June 2018 at 05:54 #63543janetteB @janetteb
@missy yes indeed. Am still grumpy that it was cancelled while shows like Poldark just go on and on. (I enjoyed the first series for what it was, lightweight sunny entertainment but by series 2 the plot was getting a bit frayed. Season three it started snapping.)
Hugh Grant, is capable of acting. He just got badly type cast after Four Weddings and fell into a rut. He was a fine Doctor, for the two or so minutes he had in the role. (Curse of Fatal Death) Good to see him demonstrating what he is capable of again. Agree Ben is an amazing actor.
Janette13 June 2018 at 06:36 #63551
I was furious! what happened to Freddie? Did he survive? GRRRRRRrrrr!
They did the same to Home Fires, did you watch that series?
As for Poldark………enough said! *grins*
Missy14 June 2018 at 20:25 #63560
@pedant @missy @janetteb
Finally got around to watching A Very English Scandal. Must see TV with lots of laugh out loud moments.
(Murray Gold did the music & Eve Myles plays someone called Gwen. Jason Watkins and Adrian Scarborough also appear.)
This documentary followed and might also be interesting to viewers.16 June 2018 at 02:18 #6356316 June 2018 at 16:07 #6356621 July 2018 at 19:03 #63681
In other news, Joss Whedon and Monica Owusu-Breen are working up a Buffy reboot for HBO: Clicky5 August 2018 at 02:35 #63720blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
Have just been reading that Patrick Stewart is reprising Jean Luc Picard in a new TV Star Trek show.
He talks about the need for an inspirational figure “in these dark times”. Couldn’t agree more. And who can do inspirational better than Jean Luc Picard?
My idea for the show is that the Federation has been taken over by a race called “the deplorables” ruled by “the Orange One”, whose sole purpose is to undo all the achievements of the Federation. And Picard will be the rational voice of the resistance.
Looking forward to it!5 August 2018 at 03:08 #63722
@blenkinsopthebrave That would be excellent! I will admit that rash .rule-breaking Kirk is my favourite captain but I wouldn’t want to be on his ship. Picard was a very calm and reasonable captain, not so prone to risking the lives of his crew. Much better to serve under him.
Maybe the Incredibles could take on the deplorables and the tangerine tot.20 September 2018 at 02:31 #64100
What is there to understand about small-minded racism?
This seemed the more appropriate place to bore the pants off members who knew what I was getting at. It seems I must make myself even clearer for some.
If an English born Indian actor is cast in the title role of David Copperfield, surely one of his parents must also be Indian? It’s one thing to tweak away at a classic novel, but surely it must make sense?
One supposes that it’s David’s father, as he is dead when the story opens.
Does this make me a ‘small minded racist?’ If so, my understanding of ‘racism’ is badly at fault.
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