What are you watching?

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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dot » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:31 pm

The figure of 170 seems to be on a few sites and may have come from a report done a few years back by the
Centre for Social Justice.
It is also possible I misheard this and expect your figure may well be correct.

You will have to forgive my ignorance but I had to Google John Carnochan.
Not too well informed about Scottish affairs.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Even in Glasgow, John is a bit 'below the radar' but he's done some extraordinary work.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:55 pm

Jimmy versus The Giant.

Jimmy is trying to sell sausages made from tongue and heart into a major supermarket chain. He's using the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'eat everything but the honk' argument and whilst I can just about see myself eating heart and tongue (I love haggis after all) I doubt I'd be as well disposed towards a product including eg testicles in the ingredients.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:05 pm

Anyone watching Justified.

I originally tuned in because of the Elmore Leonard connection but it stands on its own merits as a top class crime series. http://www.channel5.com/shows/justified

I'm sure I've seen Dicky Bennet on the #9. Image
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Josef » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:35 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Anyone watching Justified.

I originally tuned in because of the Elmore Leonard connection but it stands on its own merits as a top class crime series. http://www.channel5.com/shows/justified

I'm sure I've seen Dicky Bennet on the #9. Image


1) I like Elmore Leonard. I've got an almost shamefully low number of his books, just the two or three, but I'll probably get round to reading my way through the lot when I've exhausted the back-catalogue of these obscure European blokes I'm currently fascinated by.

2) Depends what time of day you get the number 9, and what leg of the journey. That snap is a Monday-Friday 9-4 City Centre-bound, or Fri-Sat 11 PM - 3 AM out of City Centre-bound type. I've seldom had the slightest degree of hassle from them, even the Paisley bloke who (true story) had to keep breaking off the patter to discuss his upcoming attempted murder trial with his lawyer on the mobile.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:05 am

Crime fiction is very popular in Glasgow and some libraries stock an excellent selection. I've certainly read most of Elmore Leonard, Ian Rankin, James Lee Burke, George Pelecanos amongst others. I need to borrow some more Denise Mina and check out Caro Ramsay.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Josef » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:17 am

I was never a crime novel fan, but got vaguely into it via this lot (quote from wikipedia)

The Payback Press was a specialist imprint of Canongate Books devoted to (initially) reprints of classic black crime novels, which later branched out into contemporary black fiction. Notable authors included Chester Himes and Clarence Cooper Jr and Iceberg Slim. As with Rebel Inc., after its successful foundation in the late 1990s, it was discontinued due to a financial crisis in its parent company.


They had a couple of ok-ish novels by Gil "hey, your dad played for Celtic!" Scott -Heron in that later period too.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dot » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:42 pm

'The Hotel Inspector' who is trying to advise a man with a naturist hotel. :oops: ::):
Channel 5.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby banjo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:11 pm

no sausage for me ta very much.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Anyone watching Justified.

Me, Dex, it's excellent. Series 2 just finished, series 3 on the way?
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby ilookedup » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:52 pm

Last night watched Zack & Miri make a Porno. - Really funny.

A couple of weeks ago I saw Snow White & the Huntsman. - enjoyable.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby banjo » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:12 pm

the secret history of our streets.last one tonight.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:53 pm

banjo wrote:the secret history of our streets.last one tonight.


That's been an excellent series. Unmissable.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby ilookedup » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:30 pm

watched a new(ish) version of day of the triffids last week. good cast, worth a look if you get a chance.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby RDR » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Anything that doesn't involve the bloody Olympics :evil:
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