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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2021, 05:10:01 pm »
For telephobes I recommend BBCRadio4's version of CJ Sansom's Lamentation - a historical thriller. It's broadcast in 15 minute segments at the end of Woman's Hour but you can listen online to all brodcast so far :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m000rc4c
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2021, 06:34:34 pm »
There's always this - a slight update would include social media, but other than that, bang up to date  :halo:


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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2021, 07:15:19 pm »
For telephobes I recommend BBCRadio4's version of CJ Sansom's Lamentation - a historical thriller. It's broadcast in 15 minute segments at the end of Woman's Hour but you can listen online to all brodcast so far :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m000rc4c
The Shardlake series of books, of which Lamentation is one, are superb, I can't recommend them enough.
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2021, 09:34:26 pm »
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2021, 10:05:20 pm »
There's always this - a slight update would include social media, but other than that, bang up to date  :halo:


There's a blast from the past (remembering seeing them live in the lower refectory at Sheffield Uni nearly thirty years ago!) but yes, still all too relevant.
Thanks also to Mrs Trellis for the Shardlake recommendation, I'll have to look them out while I'm waiting for Patricia Finney to write the next of her Robert Carey series... https://www.patriciafinney.com/series/sir-robert-carey-series-by-p-f-chisholm/
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2021, 10:27:38 pm »
Hahah - I was at that Uni gig too - and saw them in their hometown San Francisco a year or two later - that was a long gig. Fabulous band.

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2021, 11:11:01 pm »
I've been rewatching a lot of peep show and the American office (the British one is too much Ricky Gervais). The new star trek is a bit meh, not a prize winner but enjoyable. Been watching documentaries too, really recommend tales from Iraq on iplayer. I also watch a lot of gogglebox and stuff like 24hrs in A&E.
Podcasts have been keeping up with Americast (light American politics) and You're dead to me (light history/comedy, highly recommend! )


Unfortunately I've totally lost my desire to read for pleasure but been struggling through "Warrior: a life of war in Anglo saxon Britain" which is pretty self explanatory but is about a dead bloke buried near Bamburgh

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 10:44:17 am »
For a lighter - in both senses -  historical detective/murder mystery/thriller story try Paul C Doherty's medieval mysteries and other thrillers:-

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsnWTcCW4AEwcFE?format=png&name=small

The Brother Athelstan and the Corbett novels are full of accurate historical detail and colourful language even if the plots are slightly repetetive.

As you can see Doherty has many pen names.
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 11:46:30 am »
Oops - careless copying and pasting. Here's the P C Doherty Wiki page:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_C._Doherty

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2021, 06:35:04 pm »
This is Us - a superb, five season family drama on Amazon Prime.

The White Tiger - brilliant new film on Netflix. The dark side of India's boom.

If you haven't seen them, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul (to be watched in that order) are just about the greatest TV ever made, and on Netflix. Intense, existentialist crime drama.

Mad Men (Netflix) is pretty damn good.

Fauda - Netflix - gripping Middle East drama.

Seven Seconds - Netflix - racist US cops and BLM before BLM was a thing. 

Like others who have posted, I like The Queen's Gambit, too.




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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2021, 08:19:31 pm »
After a short deliberation since they were released (!) and having not got round to the books either, lockdown has provided so much dead time I am watching the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies.
I was warned not to watch them in a single sitting, but having started in December and only just half way through now there was no chance of that - what an epic.

If this pandemic drags on though I am worried I may start considering the Star Wars films, but god I hope things don't get that bad.

My question to others and maybe it should be a separate thread is - What is Covid really guilty of -What have you done during lockdown that you would ever have imagined yourself stooping to in "Normal" times?

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2021, 11:11:49 pm »
Babestation  :halo:

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2021, 11:52:01 pm »
Babestation  :halo:

Ah yes I hear they haven't got the Internet in meersbrook yet

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2021, 01:12:47 am »
I have a wood-burning wi-fi router arriving tomorrow.

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2021, 11:02:36 am »
I have a wood-burning wi-fi router arriving tomorrow.

Can I have your wind-powered one?
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2021, 11:05:52 am »
It only runs on hot air!

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2021, 11:24:06 am »
It only runs on hot air!

I'll run a pipe from his mask.
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2021, 12:31:40 pm »
You don't want to breathe my fumes in, believe me.

It's funny though, I've realised over the last couple of years that I've now lost all sense of taste when it comes to TV. I can't take drama at all - if it has acting, or even the hint of a plot, I turn it off. It really pissed off a mate of mine, who is an actor, when I told him I wouldn't be able to catch his last (13-part!) series. Good grief. How much time have I got to waste? Another mate of mine works (or did!) as a set-builder/tech on Violent Shitness, everybody's favourite murder drama, which I think was on Series 47 or something by lockdown, but he's made a damn good living out of it.

It's weird, as I have racks of movies and classic comedy/music on tape and DVD, but I just can't be bothered anymore. I tried watching Raging Bull the other night, which I loved when it came out, but after ten minutes this time I thought: 'This guy's just a wanker, as are all of his mates', and turned it off - even though I knew it was a fantasy, I just didn't want that kind of guy in my flat, or my head these days.

So it's basically the news or documentaries only at the moment. Until midnight...

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2021, 01:14:30 pm »
After a short deliberation since they were released (!) and having not got round to the books either, lockdown has provided so much dead time I am watching the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies.
I was warned not to watch them in a single sitting, but having started in December and only just half way through now there was no chance of that - what an epic.
I hope you're watching the extended versions! for the lockdown (OK, I didn't really need the excuse) I bought the extended editions of all six films on 4K Bluray discs. Wow! both picture and sound are gobsmackingly good.
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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2021, 01:23:54 pm »
Just got a book passed on to me.  Body in the Dales by JR Ellis. A murder mystery. Each chapter has a couplet.  First one says.
Unless tha’s careful on thi ways
Providence pot will end thi days.
  Someone’s found a body in jingling Pot.  Not sure if it’s any good yet

I can’t seem to read anything remotely heavy. 
I’ve binge watched as many caving you tube clips as possible like Derek Bristol.  Anyone watched any goodies?   The couple of Derbyshire ones posted on ukcaving was up with the best.
I have also watched backpacking trips by Norwegian explorer and myownfrontier.  Slow tv.

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2021, 02:18:29 pm »
Our very own Ian Adams has some good utube stuff

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2021, 03:53:39 pm »
What Does Ian adams file his caving clips under? Can’t find anything caving related under Ian adams.

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2021, 04:41:31 pm »
Adding mining brought up:

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2021, 06:00:57 pm »
Armchair digging


Daniel Valade has quite a few interesting youtube clips

The link is to a fairly primitive dig in the Igue Puech Youle. Unfortunately I think I read that they had a rather serious accident there a year or so back.

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Re: Lockdown Binge Watching
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2021, 08:14:21 pm »
What Does Ian adams file his caving clips under? Can’t find anything caving related under Ian adams.
Oh sorry.
Try Henllan

 

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