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Old 04-12-2016, 08:33 AM   #1031
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Do you get "Call the Midwife"? It's a series about a group of Midwives centered round an Anglican convent in the east end of London in the 1950s. Despite myself I try to watch it when it doesn't clash with something else I want to watch.
I wouldn't miss it!

I see it on Sunday night and right after is a series called "Grantchester".
Nothing better than a British mystery with a nosy Vicar!

I miss some of the old shows like "A Touch of Frost", "Lovejoy", "Inspector Morse", "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates", etc...

I also have to get my fix of "EastEnders" every week, the episodes I see here are about six years old! I'm curious about a new program called "Redwater".
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:28 AM   #1032
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Last night and tonight Pirate and myself watch the two part series by Ken Burn on Jackie Robinson. I think that this series was right up there with his work for the Civil War. So tastefully done. And very riveting. It was on PBS. His widow was a major contributor for Jackie's thoughts and feeling. Each segment was 1 hr. 45 min. Worth watching a second time if they repeat it.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:23 PM   #1033
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Do you get "Call the Midwife"? It's a series about a group of Midwives centered round an Anglican convent in the east end of London in the 1950s. Despite myself I try to watch it when it doesn't clash with something else I want to watch.
The latest season of CTM just started here, and I've loved all of the past episodes.

I can't wait for "Doc Martin" to start again here.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:03 AM   #1034
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I wouldn't miss it!

I see it on Sunday night and right after is a series called "Grantchester".
Nothing better than a British mystery with a nosy Vicar!

I miss some of the old shows like "A Touch of Frost", "Lovejoy", "Inspector Morse", "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates", etc...

I also have to get my fix of "EastEnders" every week, the episodes I see here are about six years old! I'm curious about a new program called "Redwater".
All of the above are re-running on British TV at the moment.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:51 PM   #1035
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For those of us who enjoy Ken Burns' documentaries, PBS is re-airing "The National Parks: America's Greatest Idea" next week. It's a 6-part series that begins Monday April 25th. It's re-airing in celebration of the 100th year of America's National Park Service. Peter Coyote narrates (LOVE his voice!). Gorgeous scenery and very interesting history. I just cleared out some space and DVR'ed it.

"The narrative traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and a biography of the American landscape....."

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: | PBS

about the series, and interesting links: http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/about/
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:55 PM   #1036
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This interests me. Thanks for the heads-up, Cheryl!
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:19 PM   #1037
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Cheryl we saw the original airing of that series, and be prepared to be blown away!

It indeed was America's Greatest Idea. Spellbinding story telling as only Ken Burns can do. He's always an inspiration.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:22 AM   #1038
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You're welcome, Dawg.

Kay, I saw it the first time it aired too, gosh....must have been around 6 or 7 years ago. It will be good to see it again. I love KB's documentaries, they are amazing. I have slide pics of my mom and grandparents climbing Half Dome in Yosemite from back in the 40's.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:30 AM   #1039
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You're welcome, Dawg.

Kay, I saw it the first time it aired too, gosh....must have been around 6 or 7 years ago. It will be good to see it again. I love KB's documentaries, they are amazing. I have slide pics of my mom and grandparents climbing Half Dome in Yosemite from back in the 40's.
What a treasure those pictures must be Cheryl!!
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Himself and I decided to plunge into the House of Cards. We're about halfway through Season One, on loan from the local library system. We weren't really impressed after we watched episode one, but decided to continue on for another episode or two. Wow, did we get hooked! Himself said it's the evil version of West Wing.

My one fear is not that this is how it really works in politics. My fear is that this has been watered down compared to how it's really done.
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