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Old 29th Dec 2018, 10:39
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Thank you Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV

For at least providing something watchable over Christmas. I made the mistake of watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Simpering succotash: hypnotic in its own prancing way. And the ABC Murders or whatever. Crap story made worse by BBC production values. Need to pay more attention to what's on the radio next time
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 11:14
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I was very disappointed with the choice of TV this Christmas. It seemed to consist largely of ancient repeats, repeated over and over, day after day. As good as Morecambe and Wise were, they've been gone for decades and one can only watch even their repeats so many times...

As for the ever increasing number of adverts - there are now so many that I forget which programme I was actually trying to watch! At other times I tend to record stuff I like the look of and "fast forward" past the advert breaks, but I thought something more entertaining might have been screened at Christmas...
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Still need to see the last episode of ABC Murders having seen 1 and 2 but was not impressed. Dreadful parody of a French accent just the start*... All TV is crap now...

*Owed more to Officer Crabtree than Inspector Clouseau...
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 14:34
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Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland on BBC2. Worth the licence fee on its own.
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Amazon has leased another 10 B767s to reduce dependencies on other carriers and are opening two package sorting hubs at Fort Worth/Alliance and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International.

All the better to get your good stuff and tat to you. It has been estimated that Amazon Air will further reduce revenue at Fed/Ex and UPS by 2%.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 15:40
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Amazon has leased another 10 B767s to reduce dependencies on other carriers and are opening two package sorting hubs at Fort Worth/Alliance and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International.

All the better to get your good stuff and tat to you. It has been estimated that Amazon Air will further reduce revenue at Fed/Ex and UPS by 2%.
?? Is it me, or is the above posted in the wrong forum?
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 16:31
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They're taking over TV as well. They're taking over everything I tell you ('cept the WH,....... too bad).

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It doesn't sound the most exciting of films if that's the plot.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 16:34
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What's the WH ?
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 17:56
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Record 6 at a time of what is possible then when going to the toilet through the night have a look and delete obvious crap
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If PPRuNe recommend get it on catch uo
TV ( and licence fee) is not worth the effort get it on free streams
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 18:35
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Still need to see the last episode of ABC Murders having seen 1 and 2 but was not impressed. Dreadful parody of a French accent just the start*... All TV is crap now...

*Owed more to Officer Crabtree than Inspector Clouseau...
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 18:48
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
I was very disappointed with the choice of TV this Christmas. It seemed to consist largely of ancient repeats, repeated over and over, day after day. As good as Morecambe and Wise were, they've been gone for decades and one can only watch even their repeats so many times...
As for the ever increasing number of adverts - there are now so many that I forget which programme I was actually trying to watch! At other times I tend to record stuff I like the look of and "fast forward" past the advert breaks, but I thought something more entertaining might have been screened at Christmas...
My TV has not been switched on for several years, there's always something more interesting to be done and BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 4 Extra provide whatever entertainment your require. I have watched a couple of TV programmes via my computer (I now qualify for a free TV licence) but that's about all
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Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland on BBC2. Worth the licence fee on its own.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 21:39
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TV station KTLA in Los Angeles broadcasts hours of a burning fire in a fireplace with Christmas music supplied by a simulcast with a local radio station.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 03:08
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I’m with the OP, but not only at Christmas time. The only free to air tv Mrs Bull and I watch now (apart from news programs) comes via a subscription to Netflix, Prime, or Stan. Thoroughly enjoying “Mrs Maisel” at the moment and just finished bingeing on all seasons of “Line of Duty”.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 09:12
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The only free to air tv Mrs Bull and I watch now (apart from news programs) comes via a subscription
Isn't that an Oxymoron? A free subscription?
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 11:16
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There’s some good stuff on You tube too !
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 11:53
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I was very disappointed with the choice of TV this Christmas.
Whilst I agree, I actually found it quite liberating. So much more time to chat with visitors, play silly games, go for long walks, visit our local pubs, or even just quietly read a good book and maybe catch up with correspondence to relatives abroad.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 15:11
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Still need to see the last episode of ABC Murders having seen 1 and 2 but was not impressed. Dreadful parody of a French accent just the start*... All TV is crap now...

*Owed more to Officer Crabtree than Inspector Clouseau...
I'm surprised Malkovich even attempted that role; he obviously didn't bother to watch any of David Suchet's efforts before filming began as he was so terrible; he must have been really desparate for work.
The only redeeming thing about TV over Christmas was repeats of 'Silent Witness' which we hadn't seen before; other series of detective stories such as Touch of Frost and Taggart were repeats of recently shown episodes which are shown over and over again when there are literally dozens of episodes of both which haven't been repeated either recently or ever.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 21:31
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Read ' Bad Blood' by John Carreyrou in one sitting having been recommended by daughter who read it in one sitting. Should be required reading for anyone interested in investment or human fallibility. Unbelievable but true.
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