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I've been watching Quiz this week, which includes some very good actors. Thoroughly enjoying it. All available on stvPlayer, third and final episode tonight.

 

Thought it wasn't too shabby Rocket.

Have to say if it is entirely accurate (no doubt some poetic licence applied) I'm more than a little surprised that he was found guilty based on what I saw last night.

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Meeow.  I hardly think their sycophantic news makes up 99% of their output. The BBC are genius at arts and documentaries, world-beating in fact. 

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Thought it wasn't too shabby Rocket.

Have to say if it is entirely accurate (no doubt some poetic licence applied) I'm more than a little surprised that he was found guilty based on what I saw last night.

 

It was certainly a very sympathetic portrayal of the Ingrams. But surely the pair of them colluded, but the wife didn’t tell her husband that Tecwin was also involved in the coughing. That was my take.

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It was certainly a very sympathetic portrayal of the Ingrams. But surely the pair of them colluded, but the wife didn’t tell her husband that Tecwin was also involved in the coughing. That was my take.

 

If the wife didn't tell the major that Tecwin was involved in coughing, why did Tecwin cough at the correct answers?

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If the wife didn't tell the major that Tecwin was involved in coughing, why did Tecwin cough at the correct answers?

 

Perhaps she did. But if he was primed to listen for a cough then it might not have mattered.

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Why I watched it I have no idea, but just watched the 91 title decider on the BBC.  :o  :'(

 

Was as gutted now as I was back then, but as a 17 year old I thought we would have many more chances to win the league, didn't really work out that way though.  :(

 

Even when 2-0 down I was still willing us on to get the equalizer.  :D

 

What a team we had though and to think we could have changed the game up here if only we had got a point that day.

 

I wasn't at the game, but fuck it must have been a horrible place to be after that.

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12 episodes (of 30) in of Ozark on Netflix. Done it in three sittings so far and will have it finished in the next week. Some preposterous plot lines but very gripping.

 

Finished it on Thursday. That's 30 hours of my life I won't get back. Regretted it. Gripping was all it was but suspense without nuance, credibility or substance isn't worth the effort.

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I'm going to raise the intellectual bar here ( but the iplayer is full of classics lately)

 

The Belles of St. Trinians

 

An absolute masterclass from Alastair Sim as Miss Fritton.

Joyce Grenfell at her best.

George Cole ( the invisible man)

Sid James gets a mention just for having his face.

Lots of girls in school uniforms and stockings ( I even recognised Andre Melly)

 

What's not to like?

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Sportscene rewind was a decent watch this evening.

 

Only seen highlights of the featured games on 'Team of the Decade' etc but tonight got to see extended versions which showed the matches weren't as one sided as they seemed in the old videos.

 

Also didn't know Roy Aitken was sent off in the 1984 cup final.

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Sportscene rewind was a decent watch this evening.

 

Only seen highlights of the featured games on 'Team of the Decade' etc but tonight got to see extended versions which showed the matches weren't as one sided as they seemed in the old videos.

 

Also didn't know Roy Aitken was sent off in the 1984 cup final.

 

I was at every one of those games. Great memories.

 

Looking back now, I think it was belief and self confidence that defined that era. I couldn't remember Hearts having as much of the ball as tonight's highlights suggested during the Yonny Hewitt show. In fact I thought that was the most dominant final of the four. You just knew AFC would win those 4 Scottish Cups, even 83 which was a shit game.

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I was at all except the league wins in Edinburgh.

 

The cup games against the gruesome twosome were, as you would expect, difficult to win.

Scottish football doesn’t allow trophies to leave Glasgow easily.

 

Roy Aitken was a thug.

The things I saw him getting away with at Parkhead in particular still make me shudder.

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I watched the Sportscene programme about Aberdeen and found it excellent, but you have to realise I was only 6 when we first won the league in 1980, so my memories are vague at best of this period.

 

You guys were lucky to have witnessed first hand how great that team were and a team which we will never see the likes of again. I doubt I will ever see us win the league in the flesh in my lifetime

 

I remember the 82 cup final being one of the first games of football I ever watched in full and can still feel the anxiety when Rangers took the lead in the game and I have to comment that Rangers looked more dirty back then than they do now, something I never thought possible.

 

In the 83 cup final I though Sandy Clarke was a dirty bastard for going through Leighton in the first half and also think Aitken deserved to go in the 84 final and would have been great if Doug Bell had got the winner from that cracking shot that came of the post and led to the McGhee winner.

 

Was as good a 90 minutes of TV as any and my loons couldn't believe how good we were and that we weren't intimidated by the weegies.

 

Hard to believe after watching that and seeing a young Tattie Cooper involved in them all and is no longer with us.  :(

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The Scotland Brazil game from 1974 on BBC Scotland just now is a great watch. Fuck we had some great footballers. Martin Buchan was a class act. Most of my age (including me) describe Willie Miller as the best-ever Don. I saw Buchan often but mostly when I was primary school age. Wonder if I was 5/10 years older if I'd say that Martin was the better footballer? He was silky, intelligent and fast in both foot and mind.

 

Edit: Kenny Dalglish reminding me in this game of my thoughts about his international career. He never cut the mustard in a Scotland shirt, a major disappointment.

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Watched the Brazil Scotland game too and first time I had seen a lot of these players in action.

 

Decent enough game but neither team took any prisoners but no fannying about by them after the crunching tackles and they could play a bit too.

 

Bremner got a head on him and it didn't seem to bother him much. A different breed if player back then.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

Once Upon a Time in Iraq. Caught the third episode (of five) tonight. Now going to watch the others. Staggering production. A must-see for all human beings. 

What channel is that on? Sounds intriguing 

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4 hours ago, manc_don said:

What channel is that on? Sounds intriguing 

BBC iPlayer has all five episodes. I've just watched them all. It's the most powerful television I've ever seen. It's such an incredible documentary that I swear it will be syndicated in most countries in the globe.

Without wanting to give any spoilers, the worst aspect for me, the biggest blood-boiling is reserved for Bush and Blair. The best aspect however is that the Iraqi people are beautiful human beings too and the women interviewees, who have suffered more than we can imagine, are stunningly beautiful inside and out. 

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7 hours ago, rocket_scientist said:

BBC iPlayer has all five episodes. I've just watched them all. It's the most powerful television I've ever seen. It's such an incredible documentary that I swear it will be syndicated in most countries in the globe.

Without wanting to give any spoilers, the worst aspect for me, the biggest blood-boiling is reserved for Bush and Blair. The best aspect however is that the Iraqi people are beautiful human beings too and the women interviewees, who have suffered more than we can imagine, are stunningly beautiful inside and out. 

Cool, will have to hope that it comes out on TV NZ then, they're usually pretty good with getting UK TV.

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On 27/07/2020 at 22:12, rocket_scientist said:

Once Upon a Time in Iraq. Caught the third episode (of five) tonight. Now going to watch the others. Staggering production. A must-see for all human beings. 

Kept missing it when it was on normal telly, so just started it last night. That's what the BBC is capable of. They just need to cut out the other 99% and they'd be onto a winner.

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2 hours ago, hercule poirot said:

Simon Reeves as he travels round Europe is good. 

So many celebrities are paid to fanny about on trains and cruise boats. Good work if you can get it.

His book is quite good too. Quite a likeable guy, who on first listen I thought I was going to hate, because of some deep seated prejudice of mine, probably.

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