Classic Old Films On TV.


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19 hours ago, jonab said:

 

I watch very little TV as I consider most of it utter rubbish (if you think UK TV is bad, try the French stations or, even worse, Tele Monte Carlo) 

I watch very little TV and also find most of the programmes utter dross but I do enjoy Factual and News programmes.  

Regarding the TV service in France Jonab, when we had a property down there we had a separate satellite dish  installed, picking up UK channels and that worked just fine most of the time, reception got scrambled now and again but Monsieur Stevens (English name but very French) would get up on the roof and twiddle with the dish, then charge us 100 euros.   The only English speaking radio channel we found was Riviera Radio, based in Monte Carlo. Trouble was they only had about a dozen records to play! 

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Probably because of all the money that it is so bad.  I rarely watch it any more even the news is a bad joke revolving around celebrity presstitutes. . You rarely hear real news story anymore. Just pr

There are several old classic films on Talking Pictures Channel during the next 7 days.   Saturday Jan 13th - 10pm - A Taste of Honey. Tuesday Jan 16th - 11.30pm - Room At The Top

As with many cinemas, it became a Bingo place.

I can get most European channels, including the UK, via satellite. There is a dish for the whole village. Trouble is that most are bad - it's just the degree of badness. The channel I watch most is BBC.com online. That is approximately equivalent to the BBC News Channel in the UK (I think)

 

Regarding Tele Monte Carlo (and Riviera Radio) it is bad beyond description. You would think that with all the money there is around there they would be able to do something better than they do.

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Probably because of all the money that it is so bad.  I rarely watch it any more even the news is a bad joke revolving around celebrity presstitutes. :(. You rarely hear real news story anymore. Just propaganda to suit the big corporations.

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I think the best TV we ever had was when we had only BBC 1 and BBC2 then ITV came along and spoilt it all. NEXT SKY PAY FOR YOUR TV UHHHH!NEVER.

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Too many repeats, and banal reality progs, and the only 'dramas' are so called psychological things, with no meaty storyline.

The so called comedies are either childish pap, or schoolboy smut. I watch a lot of the documentaries and the History  channel, and also embark on more reading.

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The only repeats I do record for viewing are the unsurpassable Waking The Dead, The Coroner, Father Brown, Frasier, Last of the Summer Wine, and Ice Road Truckers. The rest...... Yawn...ZZZZZZZZZ

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Did anyone watch the Joe Brown (musical) film on TP last night?  I have recorded it for watching later.

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The Train was on one of the Freeview channels recently. I always record it. One of Burt's best, and a great supporting cast, especially Jean Moreau and Paul Schofield.

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It portrays great loyalty, even under the most trying of circumstances. A bit shown these days in some quarters including governing bodies wouldn't go amiss.

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Burt Lancaster was superb in The Professionals with Lee Marvin, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance, Robert Ryan, and Ralph Bellamy. I never tire of a good storyline.

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Bad Day is a brilliant atmospheric film, full of deceit, uncertainty, mistrust etc. Fantastic.

Fave westerns are The Long Riders (Brilliant Ry Cooder soundtrack) and Shenendoah with the superb James Stewart.

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I'm hooked on 'Westerns'      ever since 5 penny rush at the Vernon''  ''Hopalong Cassidy'' and the 'Cisco Kid''................ahh ''Do not forsake oh my Darling''   choir please !!!

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The Wild Bunch, Major  Dundee,  Hondo, Ride The High Country, Two Rode Together, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, The Comancheros, Alvarez Kelley, The Outlaw, Josie Wales !  Marvellous stuff. 

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The brilliant Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. 

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If anyone wants to see these old films go on the dreaded youtube , there are hundreds of complete old films on there for you to watch, me I am sad enough to go onto it regularly and watch them.

 

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  1. IAN you must have more self control than me , I am on it most days due to lack of mobility, I find life is more gentle and I can understand what is going on, maybe its changing times and age will not let me adapt so quickly .
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Hombre I reckon Ian. A fantastic film. Richard Boone was always superb as towering, overbearing, oppressive bullies. A grizzly giant of a man !

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No IAN I brought a Samsung  smart tv ,without the wifes approval, with all the apps on it, you can watch youtube, Netflix, the internet and a host of other sites, I have yet to watch normal tv on it. I t is as you say a lot easier on your eyes than using a laptop.  I have been deported to another room , so it mean I am unable to sit with my wife to watch quiz programmes , Coronation street and Emmerdale etc, the sufferings I go through.

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For me the TV dose not need an aerial  or digital connection , all I need is a wifi signal and I can watch what I want and when I want and see it on a 51 inch screen, a great picture and no eye strain. The wife is also happy with no uncalled for comments while she is watching her TV, peace and harmony at last.

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More of a feature length documentary on youtube but nonetheless very interesting , the story of Donald Crowhurst in a film called Deep Water .

 

During the single handed round the world yacht race in the late 60s he found his trimaran wasn't fit for the  treacherous Southern Ocean so hid somewhere in S.America and gave misleading locations , hoping to join in the race on the closing leg  .

This was before satellite navigation .....won't say how it ended for those that don't remember the story but very well made with interviews with his wife and children and fellow competitors .

 

https://youtu.be/d4Lv-yc8v6s

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Thanks this is the best about Nottstalgia, you have all reminded me about films that I like but forgot about, now to find the time to look for them and hide away and watch them.

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Watched a film called "Don't Panic Chaps" the other day on Talking Pictures.  Wartime comedy about a small troop of soldiers on an island who discover a similar group of German soldiers.  They get togather and attempt to sit out the war in peace.  Good film, I thought. Cast included Dennis Price, Harry Fowler, George Cole and Percy Herbert.

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