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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 14:22 
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His age, or a symptom of his Parkinson’s, which can sometimes manifest in a slowing of cognition. I’ve noticed him stumble a few words in recent series, and almost ‘give up’ the end of a sentence a few times. If I’m honest I’ve never been a huge fan of Paxman, I find him a bit brusque, but I still find it incredibly sad that he’s lost some of that vigour when he presents.


I didn't realise he had Parkinson's.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been rushing to judgement about his on-screen attitude.


Yeah, there were a few articles with him talking about his experience with the onset of Parkinson’s, maybe last year? (Who knows, time is a ridiculous concept now). He had quite mild symptoms and was managing them well when the articles came out, but we’d sort of noticed something was amiss in his delivery in the previous season, so I wondered if there was a link.

But honestly, Paxman has always had an on-screen ‘attitude’ and that’s been part of his UC persona, so I don’t think you rushed to judge at all, as it seems (and could very much be) a continuation/evolving of that and how he feels still presenting it.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 14:26 
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Who would be your pick for University Challenge, Kern?


Krishnan Guru-Murphy would be good, providing the requisite balance of authority and compassion. Also perhaps Radio 3's Ian Skelly.

There's nothing wrong with a stand-offish or stern host. William G Stewart's handling of 15 to 1 is a masterclass in how to play that role, but it is in part a performance. You need to be engaged to pull it off, and I just don't think Paxo wants to be there.

Incidentally, Sue Perkins has really revitalised my love of Just a Minute. Very different to Parsons but just as enthusiastic. Sometimes long-runners need refreshing.


My presenter pick would be Sandi Toksvig. But I’d just do away with everyone else and let her take over presenting the entirety of the BBC, so…

If she weren’t already tied up with QI, I think she’d be perfect.

If that was impossible I’d get Moira Stewart.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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I'm enjoying Toksvig's QI far more than Fry version. His aloofness got waring quickly. Shame the sirens are no longer the threat they once were.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 14:50 
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I'd have Malc. Seriously, the guy is an encyclopaedia, especially about music.


I think you're bulling me up a bit too much, there and certainly not on a buzzer as I often "know" the answer, but take time to recall their name. I really struggle with the UC questions too, so stick with Craster imo

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I had an opportunity to go and attempt to qualify for Oxford Brookes uni challenge team, which I never did. I really wish I had, now.

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I'd change my name so the mystery voice would yell "Sexy Kern" every time I buzzed.


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I'd change my name so the mystery voice would yell "Sexy Kern" every time I buzzed.

I think I saw this show. Was it a dream?

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 16:12 
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I'm enjoying Toksvig's QI far more than Fry version. His aloofness got waring quickly. Shame the sirens are no longer the threat they once were.

Oh, same. I live him, and he’s rightly a national treasure, but it all got very one-note, and there was nothing drawing me to new series. Scandi Sandi can come and live with me any day. She’s perfect.

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I’d have Russell, Kern and Craster in my UC team, I think.

Unfortunately, they couldn't make it, and you ended up with MaliA and myp.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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I hope everyone's been watching Hollington Drive on ITV. If so, you couldn't have failed to notice Mrs Squirt's first small screen appearance in the standout role of "Woman in Cafe"!


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Ooooh! Missed it sorry.

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Recommended by Markg (and now by me) The North Water - Grim as fuck in every way, brilliant. Fantastic Empire Strikes Back homage scene for all you sci-fi fans too.

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Zardoz wrote:
Ooooh! Missed it sorry.

*Googles Mrs Squirt in Cafe*


Honestly, I don't think the show is that great. They've gone a bit Broadchurchy but it's all too slow and some of the story is pretty daft.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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Zardoz wrote:
Ooooh! Missed it sorry.

*Googles Mrs Squirt in Cafe*


Honestly, I don't think the show is that great. They've gone a bit Broadchurchy but it's all too slow and some of the story is pretty daft.


I’ve been on the cusp of watching that for a week or three now, but I wondered if it was maybe very similar to The Terror? If so, is it still worth watching anyway?

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Haha, sorry, I quoted the Wrong Post. That was supposed to be in reply to Zardoz’s post about the North Water.

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Wondering if @kern or anyone else got the penultimate question right in round 2 on Only Connect tonight?

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The one about the number of monarchs in the given year.


My son and I worked it out on clue 1, but got the year wrong (out by 2), he was kicking himself as he loves his Royal histories,

I thought it was a tough round this week on the whole, although I did get the one that Victoria was ranting over no one getting it (but only after the 3rd clue)

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Only on the third clue! Did pretty poorly last night.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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BBC 2: Four Hours at the Capitol

Very harrowing documentary on the January 6th insurrection. Heavy use of footage from a variety of sources, all carefully cut together so at times you see the same incident from several different angles. The scene really did look like a war of attrition at times with two large masses pushing against each other.

It leaves the question open of how much was planned and how much was opportunism.

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A standout moment for me was when a congressman said he was urging others to stay in the building's safe room rather than flee to buses that had started arriving, on the grounds that if it were a coup, a deserted Capitol would provide cover for any declaration of martial law. Scary to think he was even thinking it was a possible outcome.


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BBC 2: Four Hours at the Capitol

Very harrowing documentary on the January 6th insurrection. Heavy use of footage from a variety of sources, all carefully cut together so at times you see the same incident from several different angles. The scene really did look like a war of attrition at times with two large masses pushing against each other.

It leaves the question open of how much was planned and how much was opportunism.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
A standout moment for me was when a congressman said he was urging others to stay in the building's safe room rather than flee to buses that had started arriving, on the grounds that if it were a coup, a deserted Capitol would provide cover for any declaration of martial law. Scary to think he was even thinking it was a possible outcome.


And how much was mob behaviour? Law abiding people can behave very differently when attending peaceful protests that descend into rioting, kicked off by one violent incident, or just the rumour of heavy handed responses by the authorities. It only takes a couple of hot headed protesters to start it off and then it’s impossible to control.

When some of those protesters got into the Capitol, you could see that they didn’t know what to do next. They were waiting for a lead from someone that never came, and some of them just wandered around aimlessly, or tagged on behind others like the Proud Boys who just wanted to keep going until they’d taken control of the building.

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Frankie Boyle's New World Order

I find it had to believe that this is still being commissioned. I know that no subjects are off-limits and that his humour is often offensive or in poor taste, but nothing on tonight's show gave me a smile, never mind a laugh. The format, including some guests celebs for the whole show and wheeling on others to comment on particular subjects just seems messy. The laughter of his guests sounded forced and their contributions were of a similar quality to his.

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Is that Stuart Ashens there today? I saw him say it was coming up soon. Fantastic for him. He’s one of the good guys.

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You missed my finest quiz yet, loser.

:this: (The finest bit. Not qualified to comment elsewhere.)


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The "wait, what" was more querying the fact that Mimi is under the impression that I'm around 146 years old

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:DD

I know you’re not really. I think you may be born the same year as me. Or Grim is. Or you both are? Can’t remember.

Anyway, I know you’re a vampire and so age at a different rate. You look a mere 19 years of age, you trickster.

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