What TV Are You Watching?

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They need a warrant to gain entry but in order to get one, they have to prove that the occupier is watching television broadcasts. I think the fact they were invited in to check was probably enough to convince them there wasn't a telly in the house.
Also, if the address has no TV licence and the inspectors arrive, whoever is watching TV can be summonsed.

When I worked at the Magistrates' Courts I saw a girl of 16 brought to court for not having a TV licence. She'd been babysitting when the householders were out and admitted to the inspectors that she was watching TV, with no knowledge of whether there was a licence or not.

I saw her waiting to go into court and as she looked so young I popped over to Youth Justice to get her some advice.

Turned out that she was liable for the fine and costs. Dunno how much it all came to but she didn't look like she had a bean!
 

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Also, if the address has no TV licence and the inspectors arrive, whoever is watching TV can be summonsed.

When I worked at the Magistrates' Courts I saw a girl of 16 brought to court for not having a TV licence. She'd been babysitting when the householders were out and admitted to the inspectors that she was watching TV, with no knowledge of whether there was a licence or not.

I saw her waiting to go into court and as she looked so young I popped over to Youth Justice to get her some advice.

Turned out that she was liable for the fine and costs. Dunno how much it all came to but she didn't look like she had a bean!
Hold on there... that doesn't sound fair at all. The owners or tenants are the ones who should be prosecuted, surely?
 

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Hold on there... that doesn't sound fair at all. The owners or tenants are the ones who should be prosecuted, surely?
So you'd think. Especially if the accused is under age. But no, it's whoever is caught watching TV in the dwelling with no licence.
 

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huh. i've had Dirk Gently on My Watch List for ages and i never realised elijah woods was in it!

i love netflix, i think its well worth the money. the algorithm does offer me up some strange crud at times, so its well worth having a rummage.

please no spoilers of stranger things s3! its only just launched and some of us haven't watched it yet!

depending on what type of thing you like, obviously, i'd recommend The Umbrella Academy, Ozark, The OA.

they also do end up with quite a lot of former uk broadcast tv- lots of cop drama type thing- so if you did end up with doing away with tv, you can still often get the mainstream stuff eventually.

i've also enjoyed quite a few light, girly, netflix made films, that wouldn't be out of place on daytime afternoon telly, but thats just me! i can make suggestions!
No spoilers on Stranger Things but I have to say I’m loving Dirk Gently a lot more.
 

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Also, if the address has no TV licence and the inspectors arrive, whoever is watching TV can be summonsed.

When I worked at the Magistrates' Courts I saw a girl of 16 brought to court for not having a TV licence. She'd been babysitting when the householders were out and admitted to the inspectors that she was watching TV, with no knowledge of whether there was a licence or not.

I saw her waiting to go into court and as she looked so young I popped over to Youth Justice to get her some advice.

Turned out that she was liable for the fine and costs. Dunno how much it all came to but she didn't look like she had a bean!
Clearly, she should have eaten the TV.
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I'm binge-watching The Good Place and it's a pretty good series in tuning my moral compass and I've been enjoying the show.
I've been onto the outdoor set of this show, where many of the frozen yoghurt shops are. Also the little grassy town square that appears now & again. It's used in lots of t.v shows and movies. Unfortunately, I did not see Kristen Bell the day I was there.
 

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I've been onto the outdoor set of this show, where many of the frozen yoghurt shops are. Also the little grassy town square that appears now & again. It's used in lots of t.v shows and movies. Unfortunately, I did not see Kristen Bell the day I was there.
it does look very much like a 'disneyland-esque' set i've seen on numerous USA tv shows from ncis to star trek. where is it?
 

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is anyone watching Killing Eve (bbc broadcast speed)? am I the only one finding it really boring? theres only a couple of episodes left so i might as well stick it out, but i'm very disappointed.

i should love it; spy/crime hijinks, female led, euro-location hopping, completely bonkers...but its so 'meh',
 

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Still have last week's to catch up on, but I'm loving Killing Eve so far. Maybe it was the Scottish accent?
 

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it does look very much like a 'disneyland-esque' set i've seen on numerous USA tv shows from ncis to star trek. where is it?
It's on the Universal Studios backlot in Los Angeles. It's situated right next to the town square from the 'Back to the Future' films and at the top of the street and just around a slight corner is the original Psycho house (moved from it's original location) which is across the road from the Munster's house.
 

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Perusing youtube on our freesat box this morning, a new programme was being suggested on the front page:

The Prisoner. Heard of it but had never watched it before so we decided to give it a whirl...

... we've now watched two episodes. Wonderfully 60s and brilliant :)

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Perusing youtube on our freesat box this morning, a new programme was being suggested on the front page:

The Prisoner. Heard of it but had never watched it before so we decided to give it a whirl...

... we've now watched two episodes. Wonderfully 60s and brilliant :)

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You are a free… Zebs!
 

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Perusing youtube on our freesat box this morning, a new programme was being suggested on the front page:

The Prisoner. Heard of it but had never watched it before so we decided to give it a whirl...

... we've now watched two episodes. Wonderfully 60s and brilliant :)

I am not a number.

What the actual fuck? You’ve never seen The Prisoner?
 
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Perusing youtube on our freesat box this morning, a new programme was being suggested on the front page:

The Prisoner. Heard of it but had never watched it before so we decided to give it a whirl...

... we've now watched two episodes. Wonderfully 60s and brilliant :)

I am not a number.
You can visit the location in Wales. Took my family there years ago.
 

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What the actual fuck? You’ve never seen The Prisoner?
Nope :) You'd probably be surprised at the programmes/films I've never seen. Other people usually are!


You can visit the location in Wales. Took my family there years ago.
Wow that village location is in Wales? I'd love to visit it! I imaged, it was somewhere... Mediterranean, y'know.
 
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Nope :) You'd probably be surprised at the programmes/films I've never seen. Other people usually are!




Wow that village location is in Wales? I'd love to visit it! I imaged, it was somewhere... Mediterranean, y'know.
The style is famously 'Italianate' so you're spot-on!

You should visit, you'd love it. The whole area is beautiful.

(On a nearby beach my four kids and I were very nearly cut off by the speeding tide. We were OK, just wet feet, but a week later a man from the next town to ours was drowned while saving a couple of children who'd been swept away. Treacherous.)
 

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The style is famously 'Italianate' so you're spot-on!

You should visit, you'd love it. The whole area is beautiful.

(On a nearby beach my four kids and I were very nearly cut off by the speeding tide. We were OK, just wet feet, but a week later a man from the next town to ours was drowned while saving a couple of children who'd been swept away. Treacherous.)
We've discussed North Wales as somewhere we really ought to get around to visiting so we could hopefully incorporate Portmeirion into such a trip. It would be quite something to walk around the same place that the programme was filmed.

Crikey you had a lucky escape there, shame for the other man though. :(
 
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We've discussed North Wales as somewhere we really ought to get around to visiting so we could hopefully incorporate Portmeirion into such a trip. It would be quite something to walk around the same place that the programme was filmed.

Crikey you had a lucky escape there, shame for the other man though. :(
North Wales is on our doorstep and we often go cycling along the coast there. Can recommend it. Conwy is fabulous, we love it there.
 
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