On TV Tonight

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Jockathan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:33 pm

Hard Eight on Film Four tonight lads. 23:50.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Eight_%28film%29

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by jim » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:26 am

Is that a porn film?

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Post by Jockathan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:15 am

No :)

The title is based on the crap roll 4&4 to win a bet called 'a hard eight'. An easy eight is any combo to total eight (5&3, 6&2). With a hard eight bet, it must be 4&4. You get other hard bets too (Hard 4 and Hard 6).

The director, Paul Thomas Anderson, did go on to make 'Boogie Nights' which was indeed based on the porn industry. :)

The film last night was made with the help of the well regarded Indie film 'Sundance Institute'.

'Filmfour' are doing another 'Great Directors' run. 'The Hurt Locker' is one of the films tonight. I only highlighted this film though due to it gambling connections (it was filmed in Reno).

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Jockathan » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:53 am

'Panorama' tonight - 'Britain's Hidden Alcoholics'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cmqdc

I can't stand Campbell from his 'New Labour' days, but I amire his honesty on his alcoholism. I'd be watching with a double dram of Oban.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by peanut » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:31 am

I don't think the words " Alastair Campbell " & " Honesty " go together Jockathan :). :lol

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Jockathan » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:54 am

In the context of 'New Labour' I agree 100% with you Peanut. I was watching him talk on this matter with the Beeb this morning though and I have read in the 'Guardian' and 'Observer' some though provoking articles from him about the boozing. The role of supermarkets is interesting - as I well know myself. :cheers :)

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Col » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:53 pm

Anyone watching John Bishop on Sport relief.

What a hero :)

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Wed May 23, 2012 6:11 pm

Top of the Pops 2 on BBC2 now (for some reason). A random trawl through the decades and a bit of a lucky dip.

Just seen Mott the Hoople back to back with the Stone Roses, music from my childhood versus music from my early twenties. Have to say "Roll away the stone" completely blew "Fools gold" out of the water. Going to see Ian Hunter later this year but not the Roses at Heaton Park.

Touch and go whether I'd open my curtains if you told me they were playing in my garden these days!

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Jockathan » Wed May 23, 2012 7:30 pm

No movie thread, so I'd just pop this in here...

Those of us that like Mob films can look forward to 'Killing them Softly' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764234/ It even has an ex-Soprano in James Gandolfini playing a role.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by charliepie » Thu May 24, 2012 12:58 pm

sounds like a good film! amazing what gems come up on totp2 - always good for a trip down memory lane...

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Post by yorkieacer » Thu May 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Eastenders ;x;

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Post by Jockathan » Mon May 28, 2012 6:20 am

Austrian Director Michael Haneke has taken the top gong at Cannes. Haneke, who gave us 'White Ribbon' some three years ago, won with 'Amour'. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1602620/

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by scottbhoy » Mon May 28, 2012 7:40 pm

Anyone watching BBC 1 Panorama about the polish football fans and there insight into racism looks a bumpy ride for the euro's.
Scottish Football is my bread and Butter.

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Post by scottbhoy » Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 pm

Ukraine fans learning how to fight with knives and guns and how to ambush fans.Sounds like the Euro's this year will be more about violence rather than football.
Scottish Football is my bread and Butter.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by nick » Mon May 28, 2012 8:06 pm

For the older ones amongst us ;) I highly recommend BBC 4's hour of Pink Floyd miscellany that starts with a couple of Sid Barratt tracks and runs through to their live reunion performance of "Comfortably Numb" in 2005 when Gilmour and Waters actually reconciled briefly. It was shown over the weekend but is still available on iplayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _19672005/

The video and music of "The Division Bell" (starts around 43 mins in) always makes me very nostalgic.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Col » Mon May 28, 2012 8:12 pm

Cheers nick :thumbs
My young lad seen that, and told me to look out for it on catch up.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by LFC1892 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:22 pm

I have some work to sort out now and can't watch it. However Pink Floyd are pure magic for me, their music is beyond the reality. This is the first rock band I have listened to :)

Pink Floyd + Glass of whiskey + Cigar + Beautiful woman = Priceless

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by Jockathan » Tue May 29, 2012 6:40 am

Cheers for that reminder Nick.

I forgot to mention yesterday Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share'. It's another for my Autumn 'Lovefilm' list. :)

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Wed May 30, 2012 9:52 pm

BBC's Punk Britannia season has started sooner than I thought. Good documentary on John Cooper Clarke on now which I'll record when it's on again later in the small hours.

I commend it to all. :)

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by millwallsean » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:10 pm

Cheers Harry and the doc about Poly Sterene last night.. great stuff :thumbs

Was into Punk , Oi! and Ska from the tender age of 10 and still am :) ran a few fanzines as well , mainly Oi! music , upto last year .. Skinheads not a fashion .... its a way of life :{}

And it was great to see Sham 69 and The Rejects on there as well , as well as The Skids , The Adverts , The Vibrators et al ... pure class


The thing about synth music werent too bad either .. Gary Numan , Yazoo , Tears For Fears etc .. took me back to my youth lol

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:14 am

Quite like most of the bands you mention Sean, though reckon I might be a few years older than you if you were only ten when you were into Oi! :)

Patti Smith's playlist on 6 music now is worth a listen. We've had Eddie Cochran, PJ Harvey and the Pixies so far (though Madonna has just thrown a bit of a curveball).

Not strictly TV (though listening to it on mine) and not tonight yet, but hey, this is Punk rock!

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by millwallsean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:10 am

Harry

Im only a 'young' pup mate lol im 45 later this year and Oi! really came in to being around 80/81 after that man Bushell coined the phrase .. though I think it was The Rejects who came up with it if i remember right .. fave bands were Sham 69 , Infa Riot , 4 Skins , Last Resort , Red Alert , Cock Sparrer , Cockney Rejects , Peter & Test Tube Babies , Blitz , The Violators , The Oppressed and so the list goes on lol ... Liked Punk and Hardcore as well :)

Always bugs me that people do documentaries on Punk and Punk bands but NEVER do any on Oi! bands or the music itself 8):

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by jim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:43 am

I'm 57 soon and was well in to the punk stuff.

Me and a couple of mates would go down the Roundhouse on a Sunday afternoon, one reason being it was one of the few places in London where the bar was open on a Sunday afternoon (Lords in the summer was another). Saw some amazing sights and sounds there, loved the Damned, Pistols, Clash, Saints, Adverts, Members, Jam, Fabulous Poodles, Ruts, so many I couldn't name them all.

Heard Pretty Vacant on the radio the other day, just had to turn it up full blast, still exciting music to me. Sham 69 were good but Pursey is barking, Hersham Boys is one of my all time favorites.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:11 am

Let's say I'm somewhere in between in age terms then (but closer to Sean)! ;)

The Stranglers were my way into Punk, via a mate at school whose brother had their records. From there I got into the Pistols, Jam, Adverts and Clash, the latter being my favourites.

Made some dubious choices in terms of indie music in the 80s but I prefer to leave most of that off my CV!

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by millwallsean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:28 am

you guys wanna check out some of the newer stuff :thumbs

Evil Conduct - The Sound Of Sirens (Dutch but sing in English)

Discipline - Everywhere We Go (Dutch but sing in English)

Loikaemie - Goodnight White Pride (German)

Perkele - Roots (Swedish but sing in English)

Combat 84 - Whatever Happened To My Country (UK)

Anti Heros - F**k Hollywood (US)

Patriot - And Here They Lie (US)

The Warriors - Big Brother Is Watching You ! (UK)

Plenty more .... but see what you think ... bet you'll be jumping round the room 8D lol

millwallsean

Re: On TV Tonight

Post by millwallsean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:12 am

oh and one of my faves of the moment

Skinful ... Smash Em To The Ground (UK) :)

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:03 pm

Sound of the 70s Punk special on BBC2 now, possibly a repeat of one I saw from halfway through the other week!

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by harry_rag » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:19 pm

:) The Rezillo's and Top of the Pops, hardly punk but a great pop record. "a stock market for your hi-fi" indeed.

Now it's a clip of Derek Nimmo meeting the Sex Pistols! {8

I'll shut up now and carry on revisiting my teenage years!

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by jim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:45 pm

Combat 84 were fronted by Chubby Henderson, one of the top boys in the Chelsea Headhunters. Not sure if he's still out in Phuket, he and Hickey bought a bar called the Dogs Bollocks with the compensation they got from the dodgy trial in the 80's.

There's a clip on youtube of a night they played Bennies in Harlow, half of South London turned up, the inevitable happened and it's all on film. People said it was a racist thing but it was about football.



I vaguely knew some of the Headhunters, Hickey was charismatic and a real laugh, Chubby and his cronies were a vicious bunch.

Heard some tales of the Rejects and the Oi! days, legendary stuff.

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Re: On TV Tonight

Post by millwallsean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:49 pm

I remember when we went to a pub to see some bands and Chubby and all that were there and him and me mate played pool for money .... long story short ... mate didnt have a clue who he was (wouldnt be bothered either to be honest lol) .. and he beat him , Chris was not gonna pay and me mate said "I want me money" (but in better phrased english lol) and Chris said "Do you know who I am ? I'm Chubby !" .... mate replied ...............


"I can see that you fat c**t now wheres my money?" .. ;x;

Ah those were the days lol

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