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Rubbish television
Sun 17-Nov-13
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We've not had a television for 13 years - don't miss it at all - it may not all be rubbish  but we can pick and choose what we want to see on iplayer. e.

I am assuming you only watch catch up or from their library catalogue on I player and the others, if you watch live tv on i player even if it is on your computer you need a license

 

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Mon 18-Nov-13
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That's my type of programme, I watch anything to do with History, it fascinates me. At present on one of the Channels, there is American History, all about Prohibition, The Gold Rush, and early settlers in America.

Mon 18-Nov-13
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Did anyone see David Dimbleby's new series last night?

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I did, rather enjoyed it too.  Not sure about the tattoo though, that made me squirm.

I managed to miss Mr Portillo and his Continental journey because OH watched the Grand Prix.  That gets more and more tedious to my mind.

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Mon 18-Nov-13
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I don't mind the motorbike racing, but I've always found F1 boring.

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Mon 18-Nov-13
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I've not watched F1 for years - I used to watch it in the old days of Murray Walker on BBC but got fed up when Schumacher kept winning constantly. I haven't watched it since. I used to like watching motor racing in person though, both cars and bikes, and used to go to Oulton Park regularly.

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I used to follow motorcycle racing from the 60s to the 80s and helped my then husband to run a racing club.  That was interesting but I preferred to go to the big races - the Hutchinson Hundred on Boxing Day at Brands Hatch - riding the wrong way around the circuit, it was a lot of fun.  We got to know quite a few of the riders who became famous, Barry Sheene was one.  It used to be 10 shillings to go to a circuit then...

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Tue 19-Nov-13
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I used to love watching F1 in the days when Eddie Jordan had his team because of the Irish connection and because F1 generally was a far more interesting spectacle. Nowadays I never watch it.

And American Football back in the days when Dan Marino played for the Miami Dolphins and Channel 5 had it on TV every Sunday afternoon. That must have been early 80's.

Like reading, watching TV seems to come and go in phases with me but now I get bored with it very easily. I love Michael Portillo's railway journeys and enjoy lapping up the evocative WW2 period atmosphere of Foyle's War although Honeysuckle Weeks grates. And rugby. I watch as many internationals as I can.

It always stuns me when anybody says they enjoy Come Dine With Me or Jeremy Kyle (people watching, basically). They should take a walk down my local High St here in Armley, or take a gentle stroll (not) through the council estates in Harehills big_laugh

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I consider that Gutter Television, never watch Soaps, how could you, I must admit did watch Corrie, many years ago, before all the sex and violence, and enjoyed it.  I can usually find something to watch, love Coast, Countryfile, all nature and History.

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Love American football, Danny, I am a big fan of the New England Patriots, and as OH is very keen on rugby he is a harliquins fan we tend to have these on when they are on the freeview channels

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Growing up in Wales its hard not to be into rugby, I played for 15 years.

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Ah, the Patriots, Eileen. I switched my allegiance to the 49ers because I lived in San Fran for a little while and have friends there. Tried to watch the Super Bowl in Jan but fell asleep!

I lived in Limerick for a while, Steve, and while rugby is not held quite in the same esteem as it is in Wales, it is Ireland's hotbed for sure. Garryowen, Shannon, Young Munster  . . So I am a big fan of Munster rugby.

Anyway, I digress and may feel a gentle stroke of the spork if I do not pull this thread back on track.

Some game shows do appeal, like the Chase. Clever format and challenging questions. I also quite liked the Cube for a while. Is it still showing?

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my son is a 49'ers fan Danny , it is great fun in our house when the patriots are playing the 49'ers

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I do love the Chase, but then I am a fan of Bradley, do like Quiz Shows, but really bored with Eggheads , now, used to like 15 to 1, still love Countdown,  don't mind University Challenge, although don't understand some of the questions, never mind the answers!doh

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