All Thing PBS

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by A.H.Black, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    :watch:
     
  2. skatesindreams

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    The documentary was wonderful!
     
  3. Latte

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    I really enjoyed the DC5 documentary. They were a great band. I had a crush on Mike Smith, the lead singer. LOL
     
  4. A.H.Black

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    Thank heavens for Bletchley Circle. It premiered tonight on my local station. Sunday has become such a wasteland for me, it is nice to have something to look forward to.
     
  5. dardar1126

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    Prepare to be bummed out...via Twitter:

    This news sucks! :wuzrobbed

    EDIT:

    http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/bletchley-circle-axed-email/

    The Bletchley Circle AXED – By EMAIL!!!!!!

    April 16th, 2014 by Anna Howell.
     
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  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    ^^^
    Awful news; and handled terribly!
     
  7. dardar1126

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    Agreed. British fans of the show have mounted a petition campaign to try to save the show; we can only hope that they are successful.
     
  8. Artemis@BC

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    You had me at David Tennant ... :swoon:
     
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    For parents and kids at heart, two new episodes from Season 17 of Arthur will air Monday and Tuesday next week.
     
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  11. Artemis@BC

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    ^ :cheer: for new Lewis, I knew they couldn't stay away.

    :cheer: for the Bill Nighy drama. I remember really liking Page Eight but don't remember a lot of details -- I hope they repeat it before they show the new ones.

    Not quite so sure about Death Comes to Pemberley. The book was somewhat of a disappointment to me, but it might make good fodder for TV. And I really like Anna Maxwell Martin, she'll make a great Elizabeth. Matthew Rhys could be great as Darcy too, he's definitely got the right look about him.

    Miss Marple -- meh. Julia McKenzie is ok, but if it isn't Joan Hickson, it isn't Marple imo.
     
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  13. Johnny_Fever

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    Any folks have fond memories of Brideshead Revisited and Jewel in the Crown?
     
  14. skatesindreams

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    I do!
     
  15. Artemis@BC

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    Yes x2! And my memories are not even that distant as I re-watched both last summer.
     
  16. Wyliefan

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    Yes to the former. I never saw the latter.
     
  17. Artemis@BC

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    Both excellent examples of TV adaptations that were better than their source novels, btw. (IMO at least.)
     
  18. Johnny_Fever

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    Cool. :)
     
  19. kedrin

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    I love Jewel In The Crown. I have the DVDs- and still re-watch it from time to time. I haven't ever seen Brideshead, but I also have that. It's on my list.
     
  20. A.H.Black

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    Loved both. Discovered Charles Dance in Jewel in the Crown One of the reasons I watched Brideshead was because of Anthony Andrews.
     
  21. Corianna

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    The older version of Brideshead is terrific. The newer shorter version doesn't quite measure up.
     
  22. Artemis@BC

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    I prefer to ignore the existence of the newer, shorter version. The Anthony Andrews / Jeremy Irons version is the alpha and the omega.
     
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  23. skatesindreams

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    I couldn't agree more!
     
  24. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Amen!
     
  25. Johnny_Fever

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    I was not aware of a newer, shorter version. I don't intend to watch it. Yup, nothing like Andrews & Irons in their prime.
     
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    Did anyone watch Van Gogh: Painted with Words last night? Two of my favourite things together, Van Gogh and Benedict Cumberbatch. :swoon:

    It repeats on Saturday on the Seattle affiliate.
     
  27. dardar1126

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    I saw it on YouTube...an excellent bio pic/documentary...loved it!
     
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    ^ If you're watching on the Seattle affiliate, it's on Thursday instead. (They're repeating Endeavour on Sunday.) So ... check your local listings.
     
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  30. dardar1126

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    My Austin PBS affiliate is showing it tomorrow, SUN, 06/15; scheduling may vary by local affiliates.