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Photon
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What's good TV at the moment?

The second episode of  Blood + Thunder: The Sound Of Alberts, tonight at 8:30pm on ABC.

It looks at one of Australia's most durable rock bands AC/DC and their legendary front man Bon Scott.  8)


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/blood-thunder-the-sound-of-alberts/

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July 2, 2015 at 5:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ms Faery
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Watching it now 8)

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July 2, 2015 at 6:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon at July 2, 2015 at 5:41 AM

What's good TV at the moment?

The second episode of  Blood + Thunder: The Sound Of Alberts, tonight at 8:30pm on ABC.

It looks at one of Australia's most durable rock bands AC/DC and their legendary front man Bon Scott.  8)


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/blood-thunder-the-sound-of-alberts/

The motto of this story ?

To your own self be true.  8)

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July 2, 2015 at 7:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Worth a look tonight is Arthur & George on ABC at 8:30pm.

It's a 3 part story loosely based on fact about Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes.


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/arthur-and-george/

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July 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Patch
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Yes, it's based on a book, which was loosely based on the criminal case of George Edalji. Looking forward to it.

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July 2, 2015 at 7:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Indy 33
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Photon at July 2, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Photon at July 2, 2015 at 5:41 AM

What's good TV at the moment?

The second episode of  Blood + Thunder: The Sound Of Alberts, tonight at 8:30pm on ABC.

It looks at one of Australia's most durable rock bands AC/DC and their legendary front man Bon Scott.  8)


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/blood-thunder-the-sound-of-alberts/

The motto of this story ?

To your own self be true.  8)

Was excellent.

Wish there were more of these type Aus music docos on the ABC - they do them so well.

Especially  enjoyed the footage of Bon and the boys wandering the streets of London in high spirits and the snippets of interviews with Bon that I haven't seen before.


Wild as he was, Bon seemed to be a lovely, friendly, down to earth soul - touching that he used to ask for everyone's address and write to them for years afterwards.

July 3, 2015 at 2:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon at July 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Worth a look tonight is Arthur & George on ABC at 8:30pm.

It's a 3 part story loosely based on fact about Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes.


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/arthur-and-george/

I enjoyed that, best thing that Martin Clunes has done in ages.

Looking foward to the second episode.  :)

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July 3, 2015 at 7:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Patch
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I enjoyed it too. I love Martin Clunes in anything. :)

PS- Since I've been doing my family tree, I realised that one line of my family was living in the Great Wyrley area of Staffordshire at that time. I guess they would have known all about it.

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July 3, 2015 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Patch at July 3, 2015 at 9:15 AM

I enjoyed it too. I love Martin Clunes in anything. :)

PS- Since I've been doing my family tree, I realised that one line of my family was living in the Great Wyrley area of Staffordshire at that time. I guess they would have known all about it.

I always enjoy Martin in anything he does too.  Someone once expressed dislike because he was so churlish and grumpy.  He/she obviously didn't realise he was playing the part of the grumpy Doc Martin.  As himself he is a joy to watch.  Did you watch him in "Man and Beast" recently?

He was in his element witht four dogs a number of horses which he rides, and a couple of gorgeous Clydesdales with which he works on his farm in Dorset. He was also seen in other countries, thrilled at being able to stroke a tiger, feed and ride an elephant and help the mahout to scrub it in the water, and feed and pat a rhino, etc.

 In all of this he just couldn't stop smiling, he was enjoying himself so much.

I missed part 1 so I hope it is repeated so I can see it all again.

July 3, 2015 at 8:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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You forgot to mention Men Behaving Badly.   :)

Perhaps its time for a sequel, Old Men Behaving Badly?

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July 3, 2015 at 8:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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On Insiders this morning they showed this one:

"Our video editor Huw Parkinson has sent former PMs Rudd and Gillard to detention to work out their differences."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-05/the-breakfast-clubbing-season/6595760

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July 4, 2015 at 8:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Why is the ABC so obsessed with Rudd & Gillard ? They are both history and should be forgotten ASAP.


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July 4, 2015 at 8:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at July 4, 2015 at 8:13 PM

On Insiders this morning they showed this one:

"Our video editor Huw Parkinson has sent former PMs Rudd and Gillard to detention to work out their differences."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-05/the-breakfast-clubbing-season/6595760

Absolutely brilliant.  Definitely trumps any Australian political parody I've seen so far.

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July 4, 2015 at 8:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at July 4, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Why is the ABC so obsessed with Rudd & Gillard ? They are both history and should be forgotten ASAP.


Because they dream of what could have been.

Considering what we have today, who can blame them?  :/

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July 4, 2015 at 8:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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Any love for 'Glitch' on tonight ? Back from the dead zombies.

Could be another job creation scheme for left wing basket weavers at the ABC?

Back from the dead zombies has been done two or three times already.

I'm a sucker for anything new, have set the betamax to stun.

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July 9, 2015 at 5:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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I must admit that I was sceptical but Glitch was better than I expected.

Looking forward to the next episode.  :)

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July 9, 2015 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Indy 33
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Photon at July 9, 2015 at 7:34 AM

I must admit that I was sceptical but Glitch was better than I expected.

Looking forward to the next episode.  :)

Yes, actually very well done.

Not  quite as good as The Returned but still well worth watching.

July 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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back from the dead has been done. it gets lame real fast.

It looks like they have a copy of 'Real Humans' coming as well.
Is this the best we can do in this wide brown land of vast horizons, girt by sea, that we can come up with? Just copy someone else.

    Ok i know we are a nation of convicts and thus from the shallow end of the gene pool,

But seriously does anyone in the yarts in australia have an original idea???

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July 9, 2015 at 11:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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MaxHR at July 9, 2015 at 11:52 PM

back from the dead has been done. it gets lame real fast.

It looks like they have a copy of 'Real Humans' coming as well.
Is this the best we can do in this wide brown land of vast horizons, girt by sea, that we can come up with? Just copy someone else.

    Ok i know we are a nation of convicts and thus from the shallow end of the gene pool,

But seriously does anyone in the yarts in australia have an original idea???

 Max I think the problem is not with the writers, but with the bean counters at the ABC.

The production companies are pitching proven ideas that are easier to sell to Auntie’s programmers.

Thanks to Abbott’s budget cuts, they are less willing to take risks on new ideas,

that’s why they are dishing up mediocre crap like Dirty Laundry Live. :(


Despite that I think Glitch is OK. :)



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July 10, 2015 at 1:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Patch
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I really enjoyed Glitch, so much that I'm tempted to watch the whole lot on Iview.

The woman who plays the doctor looked so familiar to me, and then I remembered she was on Midsomer Murders.

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July 10, 2015 at 8:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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