TV Thread....

A couple of days ago, one of my work colleagues took the Mickey because he saw me using a paper copy of the Radio Times instead of looking up programme details online. Now there are some practical advantages in a physical TV guide, but the following recent discovery made me think he may have a point...

 

For those who don't already know: the 4-part dramatization of the Hatton Garden safe deposit robbery that was planned to run on ITV over 4 nights this week (and which I was looking forward to after reading about it in the current RT   ) has been postponed until next year. As yet, no reason has been given for the delay... 

ITV's Hatton Garden heist drama starring Timothy Spall is postponed

 

It's being replaced from Monday to Thursday (9-10pm) by another new drama; "Bancroft" (which apparently was originally only going to be broadcast on ITV Encore). From the *ahem* online ITV guide:

Sarah Parish ('W1A') and Faye Marsay ('Game of Thrones') star in this brand new four-part thriller about a female detective with a dark past. Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft (Parish) is leading the charge against the violent Kamara gang, while DS Katherine Stevens (Marsay) is given the Laura Fraser cold murder case to investigate. Elizabeth and Katherine's paths soon cross as Katherine finds there is more to the Fraser case than it seems, while Elizabeth finds her past catching up with her and increasingly difficult to hide.
Eugene's Lair posted:

A couple of days ago, one of my work colleagues took the Mickey because he saw me using a paper copy of the Radio Times instead of looking up programme details online. Now there are some practical advantages in a physical TV guide, but the following recent discovery made me think he may have a point...

 

For those who don't already know: the 4-part dramatization of the Hatton Garden safe deposit robbery that was planned to run on ITV over 4 nights this week (and which I was looking forward to after reading about it in the current RT   ) has been postponed until next year. As yet, no reason has been given for the delay... 

ITV's Hatton Garden heist drama starring Timothy Spall is postponed

 

It's being replaced from Monday to Thursday (9-10pm) by another new drama; "Bancroft" (which apparently was originally only going to be broadcast on ITV Encore). From the *ahem* online ITV guide:

Sarah Parish ('W1A') and Faye Marsay ('Game of Thrones') star in this brand new four-part thriller about a female detective with a dark past. Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft (Parish) is leading the charge against the violent Kamara gang, while DS Katherine Stevens (Marsay) is given the Laura Fraser cold murder case to investigate. Elizabeth and Katherine's paths soon cross as Katherine finds there is more to the Fraser case than it seems, while Elizabeth finds her past catching up with her and increasingly difficult to hide.

You are not alone, Eugene, I always buy a physical copy of the Christmas TV guide.

I am going to record Bancroft but I wonder why the Hatton Garden drama has been postponed until 2018?

OK: I know I've been banging on about it for over three years now, but I promise this will be the very last time.

I've just watched the very last episode of "Detectorists", and it was nigh-on perfect. 

 

Beautiful countryside, great acting, and so many lovely moments that they could afford to just scatter them like confetti - including an important moment for a couple of minor characters shown out of focus, and a spot-on homage to "Witness". Wonderful stuff. 

 

So, goodbye Detectorists.

Except, except... The 2015 Christmas special is being repeated on Sunday, 10pm BBC2. 

 

 

Syd posted:

"Sniff"..........just watched ' A Town Without Christmas'.........have shed tears, and now feel Christmassy...............might even watch another another True Christmas film....I love a good cry.............

Syd posted:

"Sniff"..........just watched ' A Town Without Christmas'.........have shed tears, and now feel Christmassy...............might even watch another another True Christmas film....I love a good cry.............

You big softie Syd 

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

Eugene's Lair posted:

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

I remember having to analyse that painting at uni 

Baz posted:
Amythist posted:

I do like Antiques Road Trip but I'm finding Paul Laidlaw increasingly offputting...he is so smug and full of himself...time for the scrapheap please

 I love it too Amythist ....and Paul is a bit OTT these days 

 he talks about himself in the third person which is a sign that it's all gone to his head...cmon Margie

Amythist posted:
Baz posted:
Amythist posted:

I do like Antiques Road Trip but I'm finding Paul Laidlaw increasingly offputting...he is so smug and full of himself...time for the scrapheap please

 I love it too Amythist ....and Paul is a bit OTT these days 

 he talks about himself in the third person which is a sign that it's all gone to his head...cmon Margie

I’m recording it to watch later ....mind you I’m not keen on Margie either  I like Charles Hansen and Christine Trevanion 

Baz posted:
Amythist posted:
Baz posted:
Amythist posted:

I do like Antiques Road Trip but I'm finding Paul Laidlaw increasingly offputting...he is so smug and full of himself...time for the scrapheap please

 I love it too Amythist ....and Paul is a bit OTT these days 

 he talks about himself in the third person which is a sign that it's all gone to his head...cmon Margie

I’m recording it to watch later ....mind you I’m not keen on Margie either  I like Charles Hansen and Christine Trevanion 

I want anyone who is up against him to win  I like Christine too and going off Hansen lately because he cant seem to stop talking  I like a few of them and certain combos work really well...I find Anita quite cheerey

Amythist posted:
Baz posted:
Amythist posted:
Baz posted:
Amythist posted:

I do like Antiques Road Trip but I'm finding Paul Laidlaw increasingly offputting...he is so smug and full of himself...time for the scrapheap please

 I love it too Amythist ....and Paul is a bit OTT these days 

 he talks about himself in the third person which is a sign that it's all gone to his head...cmon Margie

I’m recording it to watch later ....mind you I’m not keen on Margie either  I like Charles Hansen and Christine Trevanion 

I want anyone who is up against him to win  I like Christine too and going off Hansen lately because he cant seem to stop talking  I like a few of them and certain combos work really well...I find Anita quite cheerey

Yes

Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

I remember having to analyse that painting at uni 

In what ways, Baz? From an artistic perspective, or other aspects of it? 

 

I know from my own experience that it's a famously complicated painting, and gets discussed in a lot of very different ways...

Was out this evening, so only just got round to seeing tonight's EastEnders episode. 

Blimey: I know Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi) had been with the show for eleven and a half years (since she was 10!) so they had to give her a big send-off, but even by "Dread-Ender" standards that was one of the most miserable episodes in a long time! 

 

Eugene's Lair posted:
Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

I remember having to analyse that painting at uni 

In what ways, Baz? From an artistic perspective, or other aspects of it? 

 

I know from my own experience that it's a famously complicated painting, and gets discussed in a lot of very different ways...

I can’t remember the exact ins and outs Eugene ....but it was part of an art history module , so symbolism in the painting , in the context of the times 

Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:
Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

I remember having to analyse that painting at uni 

In what ways, Baz? From an artistic perspective, or other aspects of it? 

 

I know from my own experience that it's a famously complicated painting, and gets discussed in a lot of very different ways...

I can’t remember the exact ins and outs Eugene ....but it was part of an art history module , so symbolism in the painting , in the context of the times 

Ah; right, Baz. The reason I was asking was because - as I mentioned - that painting has a habit of cropping up in unexpected places.

 

I studied fibre-optics as part of my Electronics Engineering degree, and the first chapter of my Optics textbook - by way of a *ahem* "light" introduction - looked at a number of famous paintings and how they illustrated the behaviour of lenses and mirrors.

The Arnolfini portrait was used because of that convex mirror in the background.

The other famous one was Manet's "A Bar at the Follies-Bergère" - a painting which is often assumed to get the reflections wrong, however recent studies have shown Manet to have been a lot cleverer than he's often given credit for...

Eugene's Lair posted:
Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:
Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Anyone-else watching "A Stitch in Time"? The third episode is on BBC4 tonight (Wed) at 8.30pm.

Each week, Amber Butchart supervises over the reconstruction of a historical set of clothing as portrayed in a famous painting. Not perhaps the most entertaining-sounding brief for a TV show (and tonight's subject matter, "The Hedge Cutter", isn't perhaps the most exciting introduction to the programme for those who haven't seen it before), but I found last week's reconstruction of the dress from the Arnolfini portrait absolutely fascinating...

I remember having to analyse that painting at uni 

In what ways, Baz? From an artistic perspective, or other aspects of it? 

 

I know from my own experience that it's a famously complicated painting, and gets discussed in a lot of very different ways...

I can’t remember the exact ins and outs Eugene ....but it was part of an art history module , so symbolism in the painting , in the context of the times 

Ah; right, Baz. The reason I was asking was because - as I mentioned - that painting has a habit of cropping up in unexpected places.

 

I studied fibre-optics as part of my Electronics Engineering degree, and the first chapter of my Optics textbook - by way of a *ahem* "light" introduction - looked at a number of famous paintings and how they illustrated the behaviour of lenses and mirrors.

The Arnolfini portrait was used because of that convex mirror in the background.

The other famous one was Manet's "A Bar at the Follies-Bergère" - a painting which is often assumed to get the reflections wrong, however recent studies have shown Manet to have been a lot cleverer than he's often given credit for...

Yes, I remember the mirror being important Eugene 

dunno if ive mentioned this show before?

 

anyway

The OA

on netflix

i watched 1 episode & said to lisa watch it with me

she hates what i like

 

anyway..she did..we watched the 8 episodes together

we're now watching it all again to see if we can pick up any clues or we missed something

its brilliant & weird (like me)

i really recommend this

if you ever learn the 'movements'

i want videos lol

 

 

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