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Post by Homer » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:06 pm

Hitting the Apex - 2015

Nothing new here for fans of Moto GP. Plenty of drama, some off track, for others.

Core of the story is the 5 fastest young guys challenging the reigning master, Valentino Rossi, in the seasons after Yamaha made him an offer he could refuse for the 2011 season. Rossi was old for Moto GP, the 5 had won everything in sight on their climb to Moto GP. The stories of each of the 5 are presented in flashback with period film and video. The stories cover their personalities and how that is incorporated into their racing which makes their behavior at the Moto GP level easier to understand. Narration is low key and understated, e.g. 'Crashing hurts, and it breaks the bike'. Written by Mike Neale. It's his sixth documentary in the world Moto GP

Great HD copies around.

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Post by buksida » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks for that, very enjoyable and good run up to the start of this year's MotoGP season.

One I've just watched is BBC's Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough - it was great to see where I used to work in full HD. Some stunning camera work and always a pleasure watching Sir D.A. at work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vbz1l
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Post by Bamboo Grove » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:10 pm

More disturbing news from the Mekong river.
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Post by Homer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:34 pm

Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation

2008 BBC documentary about the personal and professional life of Marty Feldman. It was a little weird at first seeing Gene Wilder so soon after his passing.


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Post by buksida » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:00 pm

Attenborough back at his best in BBC's Planet Earth II, currently airing.

Some camera work to behold: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02544td
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Post by pharvey » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:21 am

buksida wrote:Attenborough back at his best in BBC's Planet Earth II, currently airing.

Some camera work to behold: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02544td
Wonderful documentary and absolutely incredible photography.... :bow: :bow:
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Post by Henry 14th » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:23 pm

pharvey wrote:
buksida wrote:Attenborough back at his best in BBC's Planet Earth II, currently airing.

Some camera work to behold: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02544td
Wonderful documentary and absolutely incredible photography....
Simply breathtaking.

That's all I can say about the 2 I have watched so far.

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Post by buksida » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Just watched the first episode of Nat Geo's Mars which is running at the moment. It is half doco, half sci-fi, and very good if you're into this sort of stuff as I am.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/
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Post by buksida » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:18 pm

Nat Geo's Before The Flood with Leo DiCaprio reporting on a two year research trip into climate change.

Powerful stuff, a must watch for the non-believers. http://www.beforetheflood.com/
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Thailand Docu

Post by Midsman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:21 am

There was a good Docu on Sunday night on BBC2 for any of you with Expat TV, Catch up etc.

First one was in the South about the wildlife and how humans and animals are learning to live together.

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Post by Pagey » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Also on BBC was one about Wildlife & Nature in South Thailand. Called Thailand: Earths Tropical Paradise. Covered Monkeys, Elephants, Water Buffalo, Soft Shell Crabs, birds making nests for the soup and a fair bit underwater with fish & coral. Part of a series about Thailand, next episode is Bkk so I doubt it will be about nature.
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Post by Vital Spark » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:47 pm

Pagey wrote:Also on BBC was one about Wildlife & Nature in South Thailand. Called Thailand: Earths Tropical Paradise.
This is a great programme. Just watched Ep.2 and it's just as interesting as the first one. Definitely worth viewing.

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Post by Homer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:08 am

The Defiant Ones - HBO 2017

The careers and ultimate collaboration between hip hop mogul Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine. As a kid, Dre was DJing at his his mom's parties. The rest of his story is well known. In his mid-teens, Jimmy got a menial job at one of the best recording studios in NYC. Was taught how to engineer a record. At age 19 his boss decides he's ready to engineer the session of a music legend (name withheld to tease you). Jimmy and Dre meet in the early 90s. They become friends and collaborators, ultimately co-founding Beats - which just sold for 3.5 billion USD.

Four 60 minute episodes. High quality torrents on piratebay now.

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Post by buksida » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:25 am

Sir Attenborough is back with Blue Planet II, the first one aired on BBC on Sunday, seven in the series.

Absolutely stunning videography and always a pleasure to learn something new. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tjbtx

Can be downloaded from the usual torrent sites.
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