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The wife and I are absolutely hooked on PERSON OF INTEREST now.  Essentially, a billionaire invented a machine to do surveillance on the entire USA and trained it to filter out/disregard people who may be in trouble BUT are not terrorist related.  For reasons unknown so far, he feels pretty guilty about these people who have been disregarded so he has the machine (via a backdoor that he created) send him the social security numbers of the people that the machine has disregarded BUT are supposedly at risk (may get killed, may get people...he doesn't know).  He recruits a former military guy to help him track down these people.  From there, they ascertain if the people are going to get killed OR kill others.

It's really well acted and intense.  I'd give it a shot if you're looking for a new show to watch.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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Lady Rose wrote:

I just like watching Jurgen  ajb007/embarrassed

Who doesn’t?  ajb007/biggrin

He walks into a room and just commands the space without even trying...his press briefings are a joy  ajb007/lol

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Just discovered over the past few days, that there's loads of The Saint episodes
on YouTube.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Plundertushie, the Saint episodes are (almost) all available in high resolution quality on the Shout! Factory dvd website.
Same with Danger Man and the Prisoner. ( no Avengers however).

According to wikipedia, Shout! Factory has the current dvd rights to both series.
Does their website maybe not work outside North America?

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caractacus potts wrote:


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Thunderpussy wrote:

Just discovered over the past few days, that there's loads of The Saint episodes
on YouTube.

I bought the boxset of the Persuaders!
I only have one episode left, and I have been loving it to bits. It's so comfy, and Sir Rog is on peak form here. It is a shame it only lasted one season, however I am glad he went on to do Bond of course

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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ajb007/cheers  I too have the  persuaders, a great
Humour filled adventure  show.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Number24 wrote:

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thanks for trying the link No24. That''s a shame it doesn't work everywhere.

I just started watching season 3 of The Saint thanks to the Shout! factory site.
I'm increasingly convinced our Roger was better as Simon Templar than as James Bond, certainly way more brutal in his fight scenes.

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caractacus potts wrote:

Plundertushie

I like that one  ajb007/lol

It does sound painful though.  ajb007/amazed

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Tonight watching The Saint Season 3 episode 2 The Revolution Racket.
After Roger has successfully  scuppered the villains and made off with
a considerable sum of cash. He tells the local Police Chief that after his
expenses, He'd be donating it all to UNICEF .  An odd coincidence as years
later he'd become an ambassador for that very organisation.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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For those who subscribe to BritBox, there is a whole host of series just added to stream, including, The Prisoner, UFO, Space 1999, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased and Sapphire and Steele. Just brilliant!

Watched the first episode of UFO, wow, how gorgeous was Gabrielle Drake? The Bond producers missed a trick by not casting her!

Mrs CHB and Son of CHB are really enjoying Randall and Hopkirk  ajb007/smile

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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CoolHandBond wrote:

For those who subscribe to BritBox, there is a whole host of series just added to stream, including, The Prisoner, UFO, Space 1999, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased and Sapphire and Steele. Just brilliant!

Watched the first episode of UFO, wow, how gorgeous was Gabrielle Drake? The Bond producers missed a trick by not casting her!

Mrs CHB and Son of CHB are really enjoying Randall and Hopkirk  ajb007/smile

Christ now I feel really old- watched them all first time around   ajb007/lol

That said my son is now massively into Only Fools which it timesless even today

Cheers  ajb007/bond

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!

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One of the things I love about
Old Sci-Fi shows. Is how they
Thought we'd be living in the
1980s and 90s  ajb007/smile

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I started watching 'The Last Narc' on Amazon Prime last night but had to give up. There are huge amounts of it in Spanish but there are no subtitles!! I have no idea what is going on. No subtitles in the show and non on the TV.

I had a similar thing with James May in Japan (also Amazon prime) where they were interviewing Japanese people but no subtitles. I sat watching some guy explaining why he had had to move back to Fukishima but couldn't understand a word. At the time I just thought it was really insulting that the guy was talking about something so serious but the majority of people would have no idea what he was saying.

Is this some sort of arty director/producer thing or something that's not right with UK Prime?


N.B ... I've since looked and found a version on line of The Last Narc that has subtitles-what is going on??  ajb007/mad  ajb007/mad


N.N.B ... think it may be my TV. I can get the subtitles if I look on another device.

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LUCIFER Season 5 (the first half of the season, anyways) hit Netflix yesterday.  For fans of the show, it's off to a rollicking start.

Also, Tom Ellis has gotten ripped.  He started bulking up in between seasons 3 and 4 and he's now pretty huge.  I think he'd make for a pretty solid Bond at this point (and he's only 41).

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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My wife has only recently discovered LUCIFER  she's really enjoying it...... Although I
hope this doesn't lead to any Devil worship or Satanism.  As I don't look good Naked
and meeting at Midnight is way past my bedtime, and the only kind of chicken I want
late at night is KFC.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I finally watched Season 1 of Doom Patrol.
The story of a group of misfit freaks who reluctantly band together as a team of superheroes, to battle menaces even weirder than they are.

So much better than boring old ordinary DC Comics shows like Arrow and the Flash.
Like the X-Men on mescaline, or What If... Thomas Pynchon wrote a superhero story...
With a dose of the Addams Family and two doses of David Lynch...
Non-linear, hallucinatory, fourth-wall demolishing, very funny, a bit disturbing and often very moving.

Diane Guerrero puts in an exceptionally good performance as Crazy Jane, a superhero with 64 personalities each with its own superpower. Episode 9: Jane Patrol, in which RobotMan enters Jane's subconscious and meets all the personalities "in the flesh", is the highlight of the season, one of the strangest hours of teevee ever.


But what about Timothy Dalton,you ask?
Dalton plays the Chief, wheelchair bound leader of the Doom Patrol. A scientific genius who has brought the misfits together, and taught them to control their unwanted superpowers. But we only see Dalton sparingly, giving the other characters the chance to define themselves. Dalton is mostly in Episodes 1, 5, 10, and 15, appearing only briefly in flashbacks in the other episodes.
I have always thought of Dalton as looking, and talking, almost exactly like Patrick Stewart except with hair. So it is appropriate he plays the Chief, as the character is a variation on Professor X.
(note that the Doom Patrol comic began before the X-Men  (June 1963 vs September 1963), so Marvel's Professor X was in fact a copy of DC's the Chief).
And the fact he has more hair than Patrick Stewart is important to the plot. Make sure you watch Episode 10: Hair Patrol if you really want to get hip to the Hirsute Scene.

Dalton over-acts just like we want him to do, but does he weep?
Yes he does, Dalton weeps plenty in Episode 10 and he weeps again for the grand finale in Episode 15, so all Dalton-fans shall be satisfied.
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S5 of LUCIFER (first half) was great.  8 very fun episodes and the the finale sets up the second half of the season nicely.

Of note: the 4th episode is essentially a black and white riff on a film noir, and the b/w cinematography is much, much better than it needs to be with some truly amazing shots in there.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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Episode 20 series 1 of Mission Impossible and we finally get a ......
" This tape will self-destruct in ten seconds " ... I know the time was
reduced so they could pack more action in to 50 minutes  ajb007/wink

Also re-watching "Year of the Rabbit ", it's even funnier second time
round.  ajb007/biggrin

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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A double feature, both starring John Candy as Yosh Shmenge playing clarinet.

First a short clip to warm up the audience:
1. John Candy on Sesame Street 1985

...and now, our feature presentation:
2. The Last Polka, costarring Eugene Levy as brother Stan Shmenge.
An hour long documentary that tells the history of the Shmenge Brothers' act, starting from their childhood days in vaudeville, framed by footage from their retirement concert complete with special guests.
Good musical arrangements!
Also stars Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Robin Duke and sister Mary Margaret O'Hara, narrated by Dave Thomas.
This was broadcast March 1985, a year after SCTV finally went off the air for good. Of all the SCTV gang involved in this unofficial reunion, Levy was the only one still involved in the shows final season.

Check out the epic tuba solo that begins at exactly 31:00 minutes!
Then keep your eyes peeled for the kid at the record store at 35:35.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Also re-watching "Year of the Rabbit ", it's even funnier second time
round.  ajb007/biggrin

A brilliant series that seemed to go ‘under the radar’  ajb007/crap

For more Matt Berry go and find Snuff Box…amazingly weird...

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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I'm a fan of Matt Berry, I think he's a great talent, I love his delivery of the lines.
He always finds the odd word to emphasise    I have read that there is to be
a second series of Year of the Rabbit.   ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I've noticed many of the episodes of The Professionals were directed by future
Bond director Martin Campbell.  ajb007/martini

Britbox uk has just started showing some of the early episodes of the Avengers with
Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee  ajb007/martini

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“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Not TV but Radio, for fans of radio comedy and espionage adventures.
Angela Barnes' cold war stories  starts with an Homage to John le Carre
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m000mdbq
It's very, very funny and poor old Bond is a target for the jokes at times. ajb007/biggrin

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I've noticed many of the episodes of The Professionals were directed by future
Bond director Martin Campbell.  ajb007/martini

Britbox uk has just started showing some of the early episodes of the Avengers with
Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee  ajb007/martini

I’ve been watching The Avengers as well  ajb007/smile

I find BritBox the best streaming site by far, I’m watching a whole host of series and movies. It’s especially good for an ex-pat like myself as they will stream the new Spitting Image series  ajb007/smile

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.