Category Archives: TV

Radio Times

Every Tuesday, apart from national holiday times, the Radio Times thunders onto our doormat in its plastic bag – the latter also containing a great number of unsolicited and unwanted leaflets all of which have to go in the recycling … Continue reading

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The Idiot’s Lantern . . .

We are coming to the end of a wonderful weekly series of programmes about China in which the narrator is Michael Wood. His knowledge of China and its history is encyclopaedic, his presentational manner is that of a man fascinated … Continue reading

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Snookered . . .

The snooker players bend them selves into all sorts of attitudes, squint along their cues, and pop the balls into the pockets around the table edge. And then that man in the dinner jacket promptly inserts his hand, retrieves the … Continue reading

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Remote remotes . . .

Never mind trying to programme a universal remote ! – being able to work the one that comes as standard with the TV set wouldn’t be bad.  Was digital TV invented in the hope that we would stop watching ?  … Continue reading

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Did you notice . . . ?

No, I don’t expect that you did, because you wouldn’t think about it.  But last evening something quite notable and unusual happened on TV.  After the BBC National News at 10.00 pm we went as usual to BBC Look North … Continue reading

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The Great TV Licence Debate . . .

The argument for doing away with the TV Licence

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Trains . . .

The Series by Michael Portillo on TV continues – a pleasant 30 minute jog around England by train with the briefest of brief stops here and there.  He overnights in sundry hotels and B& Bs but never a word do … Continue reading

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