Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by rynner2, Jan 11, 2003.
Will be watching that soon.
I don't know about everyone else but I've really been enjoying Taboo, I think it's really the best BBC produced drama in years.
It leans more on Tom Hardy going 'hrn' in a menacing way and Oonagh Chaplin desporting herself in a manner that would curl Grandfather's cane, than, say plot and continuity, but it's brilliant stuff.
Let's have it on download please...
It sounds a tad Ayn Rand.
I recently found the rare 1997 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Beetle by Richard Marsh on one of my external HDD and I've just uploaded it to my soundcloud account for you guys to listen to. It's a very Typhonian occult themed drama.
Gravity & Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives
Another excellent Jim Al-Khalili BBC prog. Goes from Galileo & Newton to the detection of the previously theoretical gravity waves. As we know, time runs at different rates even on Earth, depending on speed & altitude. Gravity & time are intimately related & the prog ends with the poser - is the speed of time determined by gravity or is it the speed time runs that determines gravity? This is a new concept even to Jim but it's an interesting concept..
BBC Radio 4, Mythos
New documentary of interest to those who live here, and the millions of holiday visitors we get:
Cornish police to appear on ITV national television in Devon and Cornwall Cops
The public is being given a rare behind-the-scenes look at summer policing in Devon and Cornwall thanks to a major new primetime TV series.
The work of the force has been captured for a four-part documentary called ‘Devon and Cornwall Cops’ which starts at 8pm on Monday on national ITV.
The series, narrated by Neil Morrissey, follows officers and staff as they work across the biggest geographical force area in England through the summer months of 2016.
From the Isles of Scilly to the crowds of Plymouth, the show gives the public an insight into how Devon and Cornwall Police tackles the unique challenge of policing more than 700 miles of coastland plus urban and rural communities.
The show shines a light on how frontline officers and staff keep the exploding population safe as 11 million tourists join the 1.7 million locals over the summer.
In the first episode, A Very Scilly Royal Visit, the cameras accompany officers on patrol as they deal with traffic on the counties’ roads, meets officers on the Isles of Scilly as they prepare for the one of the highest profile royal visits in the island’s history, and joins the hunt for big cats on the moor.
BBC AFTERNOON DRAMA : Ghosts of Heathrow
"Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport with 190,000 visitors each day. It is also the setting of a conspicuously large number of ghost stories. On Runway 1 there have been recurring sightings of a wandering man..."
Martin is a senior marketing consultant based in San Diego attending a conference in Heathrow. The night before his presentation he receives an unwelcome visitor in his hotel room. Forced out into the wilds of Hounslow Heath he finds himself chasing down some ghosts of his own.
The ITV hub currently has a John Sargeant series on offer, Barging around Britain.
The first episode was about the Leeds and Liverpool canal, of which I knew nothing or very little. It's not just about the canals, or the barges or narrow boats, but a look at the industries they enabled, and the lives of the people involved. Some fascinating tit-bits too - how do Alpacas fit into this picture?
Lovely summer scenery, and John's such a likable old duffer, what's not to enjoy?
BBC Radio 4 Extra, Bryony Lavery - 272 Attempts
This looks up our street. Talking about the Mandela effect. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pdy0f
You should post that here--
Berenstain - Berenstein and the Mandela effect
BBC Radio 4 Extra, Simon Bovey - Cold Blood,
I don't know if it's Fortean (probably not, though it involves a mystery...) but BBC Four are showing that Oscar-winning, epic documentary on OJ Simpson in five parts. The first part was on last night and was absolutely captivating, and we're not out of the 1970s yet. Second part tonight, 10pm.
Well, Spike Lee's not going to like it. This OJ film is a superbly constructed doc, two parts to go and you can completely understand why he would have killed Nicole and Ron, but also why he wasn't convicted. I didn't watch the trial coverage at the time, not much anyway, but I remember my friend who was glued to it saying that Johnnie Cochran said he wasn't going to play the "race card", then proceeded to do exactly that, losing sight of the victims. Watching this I can see why my friend said that.
BBC Horizon had "Strange signals from Outer Space" episode on last night. I haven't watched it but it's still on BBC Iplayer for the next month.
Definitely worth watching.
The Prisoner is on Ch 61 tonight @ 10pm. Be seeing you.
What channel is that?
It's the True Entertainment channel. They seem to show other dodgy old stuff like The Persuaders & The Avengers but The Prisoner is one of their better ones. It's on again tonight @ 10pm.
Thanks! I've just found that channel on my TV's Freeview options. Not available on my cable TV listings.
Edit: Dodgy? That stuff was/is gold!
The Persuaders is definitely well dodgy. I dare you to watch an episode. The only Avengers I can stand to watch are the Emma Peel ones & even they don't stand up all that well. The Tara King ones are terrible. Prisoner's great though!
When I started this thread, way back in 2003, I said:
"This thread is for reminders only, and out-dated posts will be removed from time to time.
To comment on Programmes, please find a thread elsewhere, or start a new one. Thanks - rynner
This is just a suggestion, but perhaps this thread would be more useful if reminders were posted no more than say 48 hours before the progs are aired. Too many reminders at a time tend to swamp the most pressing ones! (This is why I try to keep this thread pruned regularly.)"
The pruning has been neglected by subsequent Mods, and the thread is now 17 pages long! Do we really need 'reminders' about programmes ten or more years in the past?! Answers on a postcard, etc...
Why not post that in the admin section?
I'm gonna say the Horizon episode "Strange Signals From Outer Space" was the best Horizon episode I've seen in years.
Cosmonauts: How Russia won the Space Race.
When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon in 1969, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But that history is bunk. The real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts.
This remarkable feature-length documentary combines rare and unseen archive footage with interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age. A particular highlight is Alexei Leonov, the man who performed the first spacewalk, explaining how he found himself trapped outside his spacecraft 500 miles above the Earth. Scary stuff.
This was first shown in 2014, But it's now available on iPlayer:
I was a shoolboy when Sputnik was launched, and later I kept a journal (in an old School exercise book) recording the first manned Flights, Russian and American.
Those of you within the British diaspora that have access to the BBC4 tv series "Parkinson: the interviews" have just missed the last in his current series (as have I, all apart from the last 10mins).
The main focus was Kenneth Williams. God, he was good. Amazing to think he's been dead for nearly three decades, I wish he was still alive...
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