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 Offwidth 10 Nov 2020

There is some interesting stuff on BBC 4 at the moment.

Berlin 1945 is a collage of diary entries, and contemporary film footage charting the last months of the capital of the 3rd Reich.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p9t9/berlin-1945-series-1-episode-1

The next is a 'marmite' view on modern mythologies from an art historian. I wasn't always convinced but it certainly raised a reaction.

https://thebmc.co.uk/modules/article.aspx?id=9067

Plus a new Scandinavian noir series starts soon:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pqtq

Finally is anyone else watching Brave New World on Sky? It's has had a lot of production effort but even as a Sci Fi fan I find it really disappointing and shallow, and at times a bit creepy. Is it just me seeing a subtext of English links to the controlled society versus the hero barbarian Americans trying to hold onto freedoms. So many opportunities missed  in modernising a fabulous novel.

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 Tom V 10 Nov 2020
In reply to Offwidth:

There is a current Scandi drama ln the Saturday slot called DNA which is proving to be quite good.

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In reply to Offwidth:

Is the BMC Sandstone link correct for modern mythologies?

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 Darron 10 Nov 2020
In reply to Offwidth:

One of the GBBO contestants is a climber ( on C4 now!). 😊

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 Offwidth 11 Nov 2020
In reply to Tom V:

Just catching up on that. Episode 1 felt like it had been edited in a rather clumsy way but it improved from episode 2. Charlotte Rampling as a french cop is a big bonus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p9t9/berlin-1945-series-1-episode-1

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 Offwidth 11 Nov 2020
In reply to oldie:

Maybe that's a Freudian link, given the mythologies of that delicate venue. The correct link is here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p9t7/21stcentury-mythologies-with-richard-clay

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 waitout 11 Nov 2020
In reply to Offwidth:

Rewatched After Hitler, which may fit with your Berlin 1945.

Pretty full on stuff, not for kids but I watched it with my mine and tried to answer the inevitable questions. The footage of children lost amongst entire countries in ruin are as harrowing as the stuff of the camps and retribution. Some stuff you don't hear much about, that only complicates things further.

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 Tom V 11 Nov 2020
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About to start on S2 of Undercover on Netflix, a superb Belgian cop drama.

The bad guy in S1 was called Ferry, a trailer park gangster who entirely made the show. In S2 he's behind bars but I get the impression he will be able steal the screen for a bit yet.

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 Offwidth 16 Nov 2020
In reply to Tom V:

Finished DNA and sadly due to faults in the first episode I had pretty much guessed the ending. It was interesting but I'd seriously recommend anyone watching it now on I Player to skip episode one and watch it after the end.

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 Sean Kelly 16 Nov 2020
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Agreed the Berlin program is very watchable if strong viewing at times. Now off to re-watch the final series of The Bridge.

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