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  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Everything in these programs is 'massive', 'disasterous', 'catastrophic' or just plain childish. They depict the industry and those who work in it as incompetent amateurs and fools. Why cannot they simply stick to simple informative and intelligent facts?

Having seen a couple ages ago, which sickened me, I now refuse to watch them.

Largely, just plain drivel.

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  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Anybody see the Foxtel (?) 'Australian Repair Shop' and compared it with the BBC version.

I found it disappointing. Too much drama and too little 'repair' detail.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
"The episode the whole of Australia is waiting for!"

I very much doubt it.
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
The most unforgettable moment in Big Brother history...
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just started watching a new documentary on Netflix called Meltdown 3 mile Island.

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/three-mile-island-netflix-docuseries-a-nuclear-engineer-responds/

Very interesting.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Like all ‘nuclear drama’ especially Chernobyl, Meltdown carries little basis in fact.

It might be ‘well made’ but the reinforcement of false fear is not to be applauded.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Like all ‘nuclear drama’ especially Chernobyl, Meltdown carries little basis in fact.

It might be ‘well made’ but the reinforcement of false fear is not to be applauded.
Aaron

It is not a dramatisation rather (only watched the first ep1) a documentary.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
The best documentary in recent time was "Yes, Minister."Rolling Eyes
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

The best documentary in recent time was "Yes, Minister."Rolling Eyes
Valvegear
Reckon it was more a reality programme. Not a doco.Laughing
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The best documentary in recent time was "Yes, Minister."Rolling Eyes
Valvegear
Must admit when it first came out it all went over my head as too young, but I started watching Youtube shorts of its a few months ago and find it extremely funny. It obviously ages well.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
The best documentary in recent time was "Yes, Minister."Rolling Eyes
Must admit when it first came out it all went over my head as too young, but I started watching Youtube shorts of its a few months ago and find it extremely funny. It obviously ages well.
RTT_Rules

Working in government as I do and close to the Premier & Treasurer the only thing that's changed with Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister is the introduction of technology in the 21st Century. Everything else about the show is absolutely accurate.

Mike.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
The best documentary in recent time was "Yes, Minister."Rolling Eyes
Must admit when it first came out it all went over my head as too young, but I started watching Youtube shorts of its a few months ago and find it extremely funny. It obviously ages well.

Working in government as I do and close to the Premier & Treasurer the only thing that's changed with Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister is the introduction of technology in the 21st Century. Everything else about the show is absolutely accurate.

Mike.
The Vinelander
For the same reasons I loved Utopia (aka Dreamland). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(Australian_TV_series)
  GoldenGirl Junior Train Controller

Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Just watched a Tony Robinson History Channel doco on VE day in London.
YM-Mundrabilla
I've been watching Tony's series on the Thames on SBS on Demand. I discovered last week that he and I lived in the same suburb of London (South Woodford) and attended the same High School, although the latter was not at the same time as I'm younger than he is.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
"GoldenGirl"
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
Valvegear
The Hornby show is on tonight but I'm visiting family and I'm not sure if I'll be allowed to watch it (despite it being a gunzel household)...
  SAR520SMBH Train Controller

Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
Valvegear
Would they even know what a rice pudding is?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
Valvegear
The irony being that the garbage TV programming which is the subject of complaint about is mostly being watched by middle and older age groups, with young adults largely turning away from TV.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
The irony being that the garbage TV programming which is the subject of complaint about is mostly being watched by middle and older age groups, with young adults largely turning away from TV.
justapassenger
Perhaps those who are in this group are those who are not used to having to pay for what can be loosely termed entertainment and possibly can't afford to pay for what would seem (at least at a casual glance) to be more of the same. Then again many older folk (and some of the younger ones) don't have the technological skills to utilise streaming services.
  GoldenGirl Junior Train Controller

Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
Valvegear
Hmm, I am probably older than you, AND I worked in Broadcast Television for 50 years.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
Hmm, I am probably older than you, AND I worked in Broadcast Television for 50 years.
"GoldenGirl"
Well, I can lay claim to nearly 82 years of age.
You, having worked in TV for 50 years, would be in the ideal position to notice the decline in quality of free to air TV shows over that time. Televised sport has improved out of sight, whilst latter years have seen the rise of so-called "reality" TV shows. Anything less like reality would be hard to imagine, and my comment about taste ( or, more accurately, lack of) remains pertinent.
Contrary to your belief, I am not a miserable old fart. I watch what I want, and note that a great deal else is of no interest, so I do something different.
TV is simply not important enough to become miserable about.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
Hmm, I am probably older than you, AND I worked in Broadcast Television for 50 years.
GoldenGirl
Can we therefore blame you for the continual decline in TV quality?
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Can we therefore blame you for the continual decline in TV quality?
YM-Mundrabilla
There are some very good quality TVs out there, but I guess we could blame @GoldenGirl for the decline in quality of what is broadcast FTA to these high quality TVs!

Contrary to your belief, I am not a miserable old fart. I watch what I want, and note that a great deal else is of no interest, so I do something different.

TV is simply not important enough to become miserable about.
Valvegear
Neither am I and like you I watch what I want to and have great disdain for the plethora of "reality" shows on offer. These days I stream quite a bit on SBS on Demand, and some shows on ABC iView, but the ABC's offerings seem to be in rapid decline of late.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Reading through this thread so far, it appears to be the vague recollections of a bunch of miserable old farts.
Which is completely different from the young who seem to have all the taste of a month-old rice pudding.
The irony being that the garbage TV programming which is the subject of complaint about is mostly being watched by middle and older age groups, with young adults largely turning away from TV.
Perhaps those who are in this group are those who are not used to having to pay for what can be loosely termed entertainment and possibly can't afford to pay for what would seem (at least at a casual glance) to be more of the same. Then again many older folk (and some of the younger ones) don't have the technological skills to utilise streaming services.
Graham4405
Good old boomers. Refuse to pay, then complain when they get their money’s worth.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
I'll add to the above that I've just started streaming on Tubi. It has a lot of very old TV shows like "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Carol Burnett Show", "Bonanza", lots of movies and is free (there are ads of course). Might suit some of the other old farts here! Wink

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