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Going to give this one a shot! Thanks for the heads up.
We tried that. Beautiful scenery but couldn't get on with the narrators' voices droning on like motorboats.
 

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I rather enjoyed 'Afeared'. It had the inquisitorial nature that I really want from my ghost stories. And I learned a LOT about the Ulster Scots. Perhaps more, and slightly more repetitively than I would have liked, but that's my fault for watching all three episodes back to back. I'd love to see more like this, about different regions of the UK.
 

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Behind Her Eyes on Netflix. HIGHLY recommended. Gets more weird/supernatural as it goes on.

There are twists so don't read about it first! ;)
 

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Just finished It's a Sin, bit early to call the drama of the year, but it has to be a contender. Keeley Hawes was formidable in that last episode. Bold statement at the end. BAFTAs all round, please.
 

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The sheriff had a great line the other week - "I want it so quiet I can hear a mouse piss on cotton." I'm now desperate for a situation where I can use it
That's a Sopranos quote. Well, silent as a mouse pissing on cotton. :chuckle:
 

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Zen: BBC series from 2011. Rufus Sewell stars as Italian DI Aurelio Zen, based on novels by Michael Dibdin. Corruption, P2 style conspiracies, kidnappings. Showing on Drama Channel. 8/10.
 

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The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin is on BBC4 tonight.
 

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Mrs Cycleboy and I have been watching the TV adaptations of Robert B Parker's Jesse Stone novels starring Tom Selleck. They've been on C5 over the last few months, though they've been showing them out of order, so characters come back from the dead occasionally! Aside from that, I've been very impressed; Tom Selleck is very good – surprisingly so – as the, yep, grizzled alcoholic big-city cop who's working in a small Maine town.

I think they capture the spirit of the novels pretty well – I'm a big fan of the late, great RBP – the cinematography is great, the music excellent. The pace can be pedestrian but that never worries me. Most recommended.
 

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Mrs Cycleboy and I have been watching the TV adaptations of Robert B Parker's Jesse Stone novels starring Tom Selleck. They've been on C5 over the last few months, though they've been showing them out of order, so characters come back from the dead occasionally! Aside from that, I've been very impressed; Tom Selleck is very good – surprisingly so – as the, yep, grizzled alcoholic big-city cop who's working in a small Maine town.

I think they capture the spirit of the novels pretty well – I'm a big fan of the late, great RBP – the cinematography is great, the music excellent. The pace can be pedestrian but that never worries me. Most recommended.
They've been showing them on a loop for years :p
 

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I tried watching the Expanse again after failing to engage with it when it first came out. I realised why I dropped out as the audio mix was terrible and I couldn’t make out the dialogue at all over the music and clunking industrial noises drowning it out. I just can’t watch this show.
 

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I tried watching the Expanse again after failing to engage with it when it first came out. I realised why I dropped out as the audio mix was terrible and I couldn’t make out the dialogue at all over the music and clunking industrial noises drowning it out. I just can’t watch this show.
Techy likes the 'Star Trek universe' shows, the sort Galaxy Quest parodied, but I can't bear them because of the 'realistic' mechanical background hum.
 

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Tony Robinson - Walking Through History. It's lovely and peaceful and I'm learning bits of history at the same time. Plus my lovely, lovely Sir Tone.
He is great isn't he? His conclusion of what was The Worst Job In History is spot-on and he even tried an appropriate punishment.

Also, when he tried to narrate his enactment of treading fabric in urine to condition it, over constant spontaneous retching - PERFECT television. :chuckle:
 

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I've been watching Haven recently. A series which finished in 2015 so a bit slow to the boat!

Based on a Stephen King story The Colorado Kid. It takes place in Maine (of course) featuring a town which has "troubles", these are abilities which can be hazardous to life.

First four series are excellent. The fifth, and final, series is still good but predictable at times, a bit soap operaish at times as well. Not quite at the end yet...

Available on Amazon Prime.
 

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Tony Robinson - Walking Through History. It's lovely and peaceful and I'm learning bits of history at the same time. Plus my lovely, lovely Sir Tone.
I could do with something chilled like that at the moment, thanks .. I'll look it up.
 

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Waking The Dead is showing on the Drama Channel. I know there are some episodes I haven't seen, managed to cross one off my list. Magdalene 26. Series 8 29009, Magdalene Laundry, kidnapping, Turkish gangsters, a link to a double murder in 1967. Great episode.
 
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