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gordonrutter

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for non-UK peeps - once it is aired, can you check it out please and let us know if is DL'able material? thanks BP2!!!
That’s not how iplayer works I’m afraid. You can stream it or download on their app but not for permanent keeping. Best thing if you want to keep it is to stream it and record it with something like Audacity.
 

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That’s not how iplayer works I’m afraid. You can stream it or download on their app but not for permanent keeping. Best thing if you want to keep it is to stream it and record it with something like Audacity.
makes sense GR - I was just asking for some reviews before spending time chasing it, but I hear you - thanks!!!
 

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That’s not how iplayer works I’m afraid. You can stream it or download on their app but not for permanent keeping. Best thing if you want to keep it is to stream it and record it with something like Audacity.
But you didn't say that and would never condone it.
 

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I just watched 100 Ghosts caught on camera that was on Channel 5 (UK). It was pretty good, much better than I expected. I’m not sure if it’s on catch up but if it’s on again look out for it.

I think there’s a 100 UFOs one on tomorrow though.
 

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I just watched 100 Ghosts caught on camera that was on Channel 5 (UK). It was pretty good, much better than I expected. I’m not sure if it’s on catch up but if it’s on again look out for it.

I think there’s a 100 UFOs one on tomorrow though.
I fast forwarded through it I’m afraid. Definitely not the worst of this genre but I felt two hours of my life could be better utilised. I’ll check out the UFO one as well, but no high hopes personally.
 

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Did people catch the Robert Aickman adaptations on BBC Radio IPlayer? Still on catch up and well worth a listen, nicely done.
 

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I know Ian Hislop isn't everyone's favourite, but he's excellent in this documentary on Fake News:
iPlayer link

From the coining of the term back in the 1800s, to spiritualist photography, to Pizzagate, to deepfake videos, it's a handy (and worrying) guide to the subject.
 

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This Saturday, on Radio 4...



Black Aquarius

Matthew Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius - the rise (and sudden end) of the weirdly great wave of occultism in British popular culture in the 1960s-70s.

From underground journals like the Aquarian Arrow and specialist bookshops appearing in cities all over Britain to the bestselling novels of Dennis Wheatley, moral panics about upper-crust Satanic cults in the tabloid press and the glut of illustrated books, magazines and TV drama. It was a wildly exuberant seam of British pop culture, but where did it come from, and why did it all take off then?

Flowering from the more arcane parts of the hippy movement perhaps, but mutating into something quite different - why was there such a huge mainstream, crossover appeal for the British public? At one point, Dennis Wheatley had five books in the bestseller list simultaneously. Was this a continuation of the Sixties cultural battleground of restrictive morality being secretly titillated, or was it something darker?

This era matched the first, late Victorian craze for the occult in its intensity and popularity, and certainly drew from some of that era's obsessions - astral planes, dark dimensions, unearthly energies - but the second wave was filtered through 'the permissive society', through a hugely eclectic counterculture, swinging sexual liberation and (for this was all about Chelsea mansions, exotica and sports cars too) new kinds of consumption and lifestyle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qvr63
This is up on BBC archive now...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b05qvr63
 

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The mem and l are enjoying Zomboat, a British sitcom about the zombie apocalypse. Set in Birmingham. On a canal boat.

lt’s not thigh-slappingly hilarious, but there are some entertaining running jokes:

How will Jo end up slathered in blood this week?

Floor it! Put the pedal to the metal!” (Cue narrow boat creeping into frame at arthritic granny speed).

Recommended.

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A real blast from the past on Talking Pictures - Catweazle
Sat 02 Nov 19 15:30 CatweazleThe Sun in a Bottle. 1970. Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. Catweazle, an 11th century magician, is cast into the future by magic.
 

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Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills?

This is an interesting prog if you've got an hour & a half to spare. Freddie Mills was a British world champion boxer post ww2, retired & became a club owner in Soho. He was the one of the first sports celebs - the David Beckham of his day. Appeared regularly on tv. Was found dead in his car, shot through the eye in 1965. Suicide was the verdict but no-one who knew him believed it & police - hugely corrupt at the time - didn't examine things too closely.

Soho in those days was a hotbed of crime, gangsters, protection rackets - Richardsons, Krays. There's a reveal at the end.

On iplayer for a month.
 

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Tonight at 9 on BBC 4, The British Guide to the End of the World, all the nuclear Armageddon paranoia you could want. You're guaranteed great clips on these docs, it won't just be over an hour of "Ooh, remember Threads?!"
 

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Tonight at 9 on BBC 4, The British Guide to the End of the World, all the nuclear Armageddon paranoia you could want. You're guaranteed great clips on these docs, it won't just be over an hour of "Ooh, remember Threads?!"
I regret sounding so flippant in my above post, that was an excellent documentary, but extremely disturbing and tragic. Half of it was about the Christmas Island scandal, the other half about continuous preparations from the 1950s to the end of the Soviet Union here in the UK for what seemed like inevitable war. A couple of bleak laughs (the Italian pub owner's method of raising the alarm, Ian McCulloch pre-Survivors and Zombie Flesh Eaters in an Army training film about nuclear bunkers), but mostly very worrying. Highly recommended if you think you can take it.
 

maximus otter

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Coming to the Beeb on 17th November
BBC 1 at 21:00 The War of the Worlds
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bj0z
"The BBC One drama may still raise a few eyebrows as its writer revealed it has been "updated" to include a leading female character who is having an affair with the book's narrator - originally unnamed, now called George.

Writer Peter Harness said: “Whatever I write I try and focus on having a strong female lead in it because I think it should be the natural way of doing things."

It is alluded to that Ogilvy may even be a homosexual.

The drama has also been brought forward in time by five years, shifting the action from the late Victorian to early Edwardian period. Harness said this allows parallels to be drawn with the modern day.

“By doing this we can explore what crossovers there are regarding politics, invasion, colonialism and empire building.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...-given-name-loveless-marriage-backstory-woke/



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"The BBC One drama may still raise a few eyebrows as its writer revealed it has been "updated" to include a leading female character who is having an affair with the book's narrator - originally unnamed, now called George.

Writer Peter Harness said: “Whatever I write I try and focus on having a strong female lead in it because I think it should be the natural way of doing things."

It is alluded to that Ogilvy may even be a homosexual.

The drama has also been brought forward in time by five years, shifting the action from the late Victorian to early Edwardian period. Harness said this allows parallels to be drawn with the modern day.

“By doing this we can explore what crossovers there are regarding politics, invasion, colonialism and empire building.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...-given-name-loveless-marriage-backstory-woke/



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