NWR TV Thread

I'd like to see it, but not sure we could handle it. Lauren's pretty panicky about Joanna living in London now. Seems a bit irrational to me - there are always risks in life, and I'm not convinced that Dalston is quite the sexual assault capital she thinks it is (but I may be wrong).
Alex,
This second series of Manhunt is about a burglar who abused older people in their homes.
 
Just watched a 2 episode documentary (BBC4) about Kim Philby. Utterly fascinating, if it is accurate, which we probably don't know as its about the world of espionage, counter espionage and the old boys network that trusted him so much for so long.
A couple of really interesting photos shown in the second episode and, without spoiling it, one wine related and the other music related ;)
 
Has anyone mentioned The Investigation? I think on iPlayer a while ago, captivating recreation of the police investigation into the real death of a journalist in Sweden a few years ago. Avoiding spoilers, but no coverage of the death, all the focus is on the police process, feels very true.
 
Has anyone mentioned The Investigation? I think on iPlayer a while ago, captivating recreation of the police investigation into the real death of a journalist in Sweden a few years ago. Avoiding spoilers, but no coverage of the death, all the focus is on the police process, feels very true.
It started automatically playing on iPlayer (on an “if you liked that you’ll like this” basis I suppose) and I got sucked in. Watched it over the course of 3 or 4 nights. Quite novel I thought in that the suspect didn’t appear at all. He was just in the background, spoken about, but never seen (no drawn out interview scenes which are the bread and butter of a lot of procedurals), whereas all attention was on the victim and the process.
 
Just watched Channel 4's Help tonight - a film about the impact of Covid on a care home. Possibly one of the most harrowing films I have watched in a long time and it brought me to tears. Knowing people who work in care homes and how they were impacted, especially in the early days of Covid, made it all the more real. Really quite shocking and hard to say any more without it becoming political.
 
This was a really interesting and thoughtful film. Many thanks for the recommendation. I particularly liked how it felt less bombastic than some of the other climbing films I’ve seen and enjoyed.
I watched the first film about Alison Hargreaves on K2 which was very interesting- then rewatched The Last Mountain with my wife. Second viewing I thought even better. Katie Ballard a star. (She now lives in Chamonix so I’m sure I’ll come across her before too long - and try not to be too star struck!!).
It’s a filmmaker’s dream in a sense to have the two stories both well documented and much film taken of Tom Ballard as he rose to stardom between the two tragedies. Then the back story of his Italian girlfriend, the contentious reputation of his climbing partner when he died, the slight weirdness of the dad. Just a great mountaineering film.
 

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I’m not as bought into the hype.
Reasonably decent and some dark moments that make you think that the human survival instinct can take you to a dark place. I thought it finished a little weak.
I predicted the “twists” too. #smug :cool:

Might give it a go this evening. Most people seem to love it or hate it...
 
If you have Amazon Prime, it is well worth searching out Gordon Ramsay's Passion for Flavour.

Andy Lynes on twitter recommended it to me a week or two ago, but I've only just got round to starting to watch it.

It's a curious thing, as it's dated 2021, but all the footage seems to date to the late 1990s/early 2000s. Presumably it's footage from something else that was never used, or footage shot for a series to accompany his Passion for Flavour book, which was never taken up by a TV company.

This is Ramsay bfore he had a TV persona, and when he was a respected chef, before he took the how to be an idiot classes and switched to making formulaic mockumentaries. (Obviously, he'll have far more money in TV than if he'd carried on at the stoves, so I can't really blame him, just regret his choices.)

Most of the time, it's just Ramsay, alsone at a stove in Royal Hospital Road, talking to a carmera about his food and cooking. There's even a short segment of him in the kitchen at Aubergine talking about his favourite spoon.
 
If you have Amazon Prime, it is well worth searching out Gordon Ramsay's Passion for Flavour.

Andy Lynes on twitter recommended it to me a week or two ago, but I've only just got round to starting to watch it.

It's a curious thing, as it's dated 2021, but all the footage seems to date to the late 1990s/early 2000s. Presumably it's footage from something else that was never used, or footage shot for a series to accompany his Passion for Flavour book, which was never taken up by a TV company.

This is Ramsay bfore he had a TV persona, and when he was a respected chef, before he took the how to be an idiot classes and switched to making formulaic mockumentaries. (Obviously, he'll have far more money in TV than if he'd carried on at the stoves, so I can't really blame him, just regret his choices.)

Most of the time, it's just Ramsay, alsone at a stove in Royal Hospital Road, talking to a carmera about his food and cooking. There's even a short segment of him in the kitchen at Aubergine talking about his favourite spoon.
I have two of those cookbooks right here in Bangkok, Andrew. They are great too and all the better from the pre-sweary era.
 
Guilt, series 2, on BBC2 last night (all episodes available now on iPlayer), with the brilliant Mark Bonnar. Probably worth watching series 1 first, if you haven't seen it, just to get some context. Its probably akin to a Scottish Fargo with the dark comedy and violence. It can also be accused of being a bit parochial ("you still live in Pilton") so not everyone will get all the humour. This near the start song from the soundtrack got me hooked straight away.
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