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BillyBones wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:49 pm Best thing we've watched this year has been the excellent Sherwood on BBC1. A 6 part series all available on BBC iPlayer with a veritable who's who of British acting talent on show. Anything with the great Lesley Manville and Robert Glenister in must be good in my eyes. Set in a small Notts mining village, the devastation of the miners strike is still ripping the community apart, a superb drama.
It was very good. I am aware of a lot of what went on in the 1980s and the Government's pit closing agenda as I had a lot of dealings with Tower Colliery and Tyrone O'Sullivan at work. In 2002 I even went down to the coal face which was quite an experience.
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Sherwood was, indeed, brilliant. Although I live "Darn Sarf," I was an active trade unionist during the miners' strike, and it brought back a lot of memories. The good (I hope) news, is that it's coming back for a second series.
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We also watched Sherwood, brought back memories for me also since I was working in Doncaster and living in Armthorpe, a mining village at the time of the strike. Thoroughly enjoyed the series although there were a couple of unanswered questions at the end.

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Finished Sherwood during the rain breaks in the cricket. Is Brexit the new miners strike?
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savvypaul wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:31 am Finished Sherwood during the rain breaks in the cricket. Is Brexit the new miners strike?
Many similarities. We are reaping the consequences of the dash for gas and doing away with coal.
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savvypaul wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:31 am Finished Sherwood during the rain breaks in the cricket. Is Brexit the new miners strike?
No, there's not enough government-sponsored violence.
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"The Terminal List" is turning out to be a good bit of ultra-violent fun, with much swearing and the odd bit of (quite graphic) torture and disembowelling. I'm 7 episodes in and definitely sticking with it to the end.
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You don't exactly have to binge watch this, it's only 3 episodes but I watched the Trainwreck documentary on Netflix last night.

It's about the ill fated 1999 Woodstock festival and how it steadily deteriorated into a disaster zone. Some of the stuff is unbelievable, I had no idea. So many factors contributed to what unfolded. As for the organisers, what a reprehensible bunch they are. Well worth a watch.
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We've just finished watching The Offer, it's about the making of the film The Godfather, I think 10 episodes and if you have the chance to see this, it comes very highly recommended, don't ask where we got it from ;)
Also just started the final series of Better Call Saul.
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antonio66 wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:39 am
Also just started the final series of Better Call Saul.
I keep meaning to start watching this but never get round to it, having loved Breaking Bad so much. Maybe I will but there are so many episodes I'm not sure I can muster that much enthusiasm now. Having said that I watched the entire Sopranos series about 20 years after it first came out and was kicking myself that I'd left it so long.

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