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redscorpio
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I also really liked Glitch. I have seen the French version ""Les Revenants" (hope I spelt that correctly!) and thought although similar the Aussie one had enough of a local flavour to differentiate it. I'll be back for episode 2 :)

I'm also enjoying "Dig" on SBS even though it is pretty far fetched.

July 10, 2015 at 9:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Worth a look is Paul McDermott's new show Room 101 on SBS tonight at 8:30pm tonight.


" Each week a celebrity guest lists their pet peeves. If McDermott deems their grievance a worthy one, that particular gripe is banished to an imaginary Room 101 (named after the room in George Orwell’s 1984), using a lever. First cab off the rank is Julia Zemiro, taking umbrage with high-fiving, packaging and life coaches "

 

 

 

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July 11, 2015 at 4:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon at July 11, 2015 at 4:35 AM

Worth a look is Paul McDermott's new show Room 101 on SBS tonight at 8:30pm tonight.


" Each week a celebrity guest lists their pet peeves. If McDermott deems their grievance a worthy one, that particular gripe is banished to an imaginary Room 101 (named after the room in George Orwell’s 1984), using a lever. First cab off the rank is Julia Zemiro, taking umbrage with high-fiving, packaging and life coaches "

 

 

 

To be frank, Room 101 was a bit of a yawn.

Can't see it coming back for a second series.   :/

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July 11, 2015 at 7:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at July 11, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Photon at July 11, 2015 at 4:35 AM

Worth a look is Paul McDermott's new show Room 101 on SBS tonight at 8:30pm tonight.


" Each week a celebrity guest lists their pet peeves. If McDermott deems their grievance a worthy one, that particular gripe is banished to an imaginary Room 101 (named after the room in George Orwell’s 1984), using a lever. First cab off the rank is Julia Zemiro, taking umbrage with high-fiving, packaging and life coaches "

 

 

 

To be frank, Room 101 was a bit of a yawn.

Can't see it coming back for a second series.   :/

From what I saw, I agree.  We turned it off after the first 10 minutes.

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July 11, 2015 at 9:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Indy 33
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redscorpio at July 10, 2015 at 9:31 PM

I also really liked Glitch. I have seen the French version ""Les Revenants" (hope I spelt that correctly!) and thought although similar the Aussie one had enough of a local flavour to differentiate it. I'll be back for episode 2 :)

I'm also enjoying "Dig" on SBS even though it is pretty far fetched.

Les Revenants was outstanding - decidedly eerie and so atmospheric ,(the sublime backdrop of the rugged French Alps definitely added to this).

A shame we have to wait so long, (2016), for the second series.... a long time between drinks.

July 12, 2015 at 9:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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OK 'Humans' has been showing on channel 4 uk, 6 eps already shown.

its a copy of 'real humnas' shown on SBS here. which left dr who in the dust in terms of sci fi

Not sure when its being shown here.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/humans

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July 22, 2015 at 7:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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MaxHR at July 22, 2015 at 7:16 AM

OK 'Humans' has been showing on channel 4 uk, 6 eps already shown.

its a copy of 'real humnas' shown on SBS here. which left dr who in the dust in terms of sci fi

Not sure when its being shown here.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/humans

August 3rd on ABC2.  8)

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July 22, 2015 at 8:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

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July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

Oh good, I've been waiting for this. Thanks Photon.

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July 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Patch at July 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Photon at July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

Oh good, I've been waiting for this. Thanks Photon.

Looking forward to when they make a drama series about Lord Sewel.

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July 27, 2015 at 8:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Tardis001 at July 27, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Patch at July 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Photon at July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

Oh good, I've been waiting for this. Thanks Photon.

Looking forward to when they make a drama series about Lord Sewel.

The Adventures of Lord Coke !   :)

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July 28, 2015 at 2:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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As drugged as a Lord


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July 28, 2015 at 2:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at July 28, 2015 at 2:32 AM

As drugged as a Lord


To Bra or Not to Bra ... That is the Question.

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July 28, 2015 at 2:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Good vs Evil at the Press Club ?

Today's encounter between Penny Wong and Cory Bernardi is now on iView.


http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/national-press-club-address/NC1506C026S00 

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July 29, 2015 at 3:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon at July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

Well David Tennant has proved to me that he's far from a one trick pony.

Politician Aiden Hoynes is so different from The Doctor or DI Alec Hardy its not funny.

I'm looking forward to the next episode.   :|

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August 2, 2015 at 7:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Photon at August 2, 2015 at 7:49 AM

Photon at July 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

David Tennant returns to our screen in The Politician's Husband on Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.

I must say that David looks much tidier in this role.

He was a bit scruffy in Broadchurch.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/politicians-husband/#/episode/ZW0374A001S00

Well David Tennant has proved to me that he's far from a one trick pony.

Politician Aiden Hoynes is so different from The Doctor or DI Alec Hardy its not funny.

I'm looking forward to the next episode.   :|

Yes, it was very entertaining.  I thought the first half was a bit boring and unconvincing, but once Freya had her 1st glimpse of the Cabinet Office at No. 10 it got really interesting.  A sterling performance by DT - from the final look on his face when Freya arrived home late at night, it looks like he'll be quite a menacing character. 

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August 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

redscorpio
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Just a heads up that "Humans" starts tonight on ABC2. It's a remake of the Swedish "Real Humans" which was on SBS last year. That was good so here's hoping the people behind "Spooks" do this justice.

Also the 3rd season of "Masters of Sex" begins on Thursday on SBS. It's worth watching, great sets, costumes and acting from Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

And I agree about David Tennant in "The Politician's Husband", he could well prove to be seriously unhinged! I remember seeing him play a psycho boyfriend in a movie called "Secret Smile" (based on a Nicci French book) some years ago, so it's in his repertoire!

August 3, 2015 at 3:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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So how will the UK version of “Humans” compare to the original Swedish “Real Humans” ?

Ask me after 2 or 3 episodes.

Humans starts on ABC2 tonight at 8:30pm.


http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/humans/

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August 3, 2015 at 3:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Did you see John Cleese on Adam Hills: The Last Leg tonight ?

If you didn't check it out on iView.  8)

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August 5, 2015 at 8:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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The plot thickens in episode two of The Politician's Husband.

Aiden Hoynes is a rather nasty character isn't he.  :/

Of course I couldn't help but notice two very tenuous Whovian links:

(1) The crack in the bedroom ceiling.

(2) The fake name used by Aiden to set up the Twitter account; John Smith.

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August 9, 2015 at 7:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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