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 Post subject: Jonathan Meades!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 19:45 
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Yay! A new Jonathan Meades show! And it's on France!

If you've never seen any of his stylish, erudite, and charming documentaries, you've missed out.

21:00, Wednesday, BBC 4.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 20:01 
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Wahay...Meades action, thanks for the heads up.

I wonder if he'll put the boot in as he did in Jerrybuilt?

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 21:18 
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A couple of Christmases ago I got my parents the Jonathan Meades boxset. They'd never seen his stuff before, and absolutely loved it. Especially the one about Belgium.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 21:56 
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The Belgium one is classic, especially the shared French and Dutch joke about how a Belgian ties his shoelaces. I also love the Severn Heaven one, about the custom built little prefabs - though I am terrified by the almost David Lynch disquieting woman who goes on and on about the horrible tragedies she's witnessed - immolations in garden sheds, a woman smashed off the embankment at the top of her garden by a train, etc. The 'In Search of Bohemia' one is ace too. In fact, they're all great - except the one about vertigo, that's merely okay.

I am tremendously excited about new Meades. Thanks for the heads up Kern. He's my favest TV makey-shows guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Second part tonight, folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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From Wikipedia:

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A 9-DVD box set collecting his various Abroad... series was due for release in April 2008 but was then reduced to a 3-Disc "Best of..." due to licensing problems/expense of the music used in the programmes.

That would have been a fantastic boxset. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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I only know him from the cookery program. Last week he was talking about using things in the kitchen that looked past their best. Made some great looking Crispy herb mushrooms.

MrsZ can't stand him.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Really enjoyed his look at utopians in Essex tonight. Worth watching, as ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Hmmm...I wonder if there are any 'online retailers' that might have this available, or would it be a touch, too esoteric for most places?

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Morte wrote:
Hmmm...I wonder if there are any 'online retailers' that might have this available, or would it be a touch, too esoteric for most places?


forums.mvgroup.org

They specialise in documentaries and non-fiction stuff. They've always got plenty of BBC things as well so not just US sourced.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:03 
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Thanks Bamba

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I don't know if registration is open at the moment or not but the trackers are public so if you get one of their torrents anyone can download it; so if there's something in particular you're looking for and you can't get into their site let me know and I can check for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Signed up no problemo.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Ta for the heads up Kern, still love Meades. Bit concerned there seems to be nobody out there to replace him. I will be definitely be looking this one up on iPlayer.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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New Jonathan Meades on Wednesday! Yay!

Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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Kern wrote:
New Jonathan Meades on Wednesday! Yay!

Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism


Hurrah! Thanks Kern!

I'm going to get a nice beer or two in from the Bottle Shop and curl up with this.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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BBC 4: Jonathan Meades on Jargon

Yay! The highlight of his latest on is 'Meades on Football'.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonathan Meades!
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This one slipped me by:

Jonathan Meades on Franco, completing his classic dictator series.

Will have to watch it tonight!


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