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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,632MI6 Agent
    SVZ advice when they started the series was "make it as local as possible to give it as much international appeal as possible."
    A lot of it is accurate: the bureaucracy, the "pappaperm" (mandatory paternal leave), the weather and the landscape, the small town atmosphere and mentality etc. Some aspects are just silly or exagurated, but there is definatley a large element of recognition for us. :))
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,632MI6 Agent
    I'll give you an example of how unlikely Norway can be :D

    A short stretch of the coast is named Stadt. At Stadt there are no islands to protect against the open sea, so that stretch is an old ship's graveyard. As it happens Stadt is a tongue of land that's quite narrow at the base.

    Observe:

    Stad_tunnel_kart.jpg


    So what can we do to make the sea lane along the coast safer and quicker?

    You build a tunnel for ships! :o

    The building of the tunnel hasn't started yet, but much of the funding is in place. It will look like this:

    stad-skipstunnel0712101443.jpg

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    To quote Monty Python: "Don't go there, it's a silly place!"
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 3,000MI6 Agent
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Lexi wrote:
    Lady Rose wrote:
    My favourite show is 'The Good Wife'.

    Consistently good writing and excellent turns from all involved.

    I love this series too...really clever writing and great story line that just keeps delivering.

    Do you know when it starts again?

    No I dont. I usually watch on Netflix or Internet ... For a series in its sixth season it's kept remarkably on top form. don't think there has been a mediocre series.





    I never drooled over Chris Noth in Sex and The City but I love his stints in TGW.

    David Hyde Pierce pops up in this series and Matthew Goode pops up in Downton.

    I've just added it to my sky never miss...so I'll give you a heads up...

    Love David Hyde Pierce...and I can see him fitting in nicely!
    She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    edited November 2014
    I hope the Tunnel is quicker to build then us and France's Channel Tunnel was :))
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  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,514MI6 Agent
    Lexi wrote:

    I've just added it to my sky never miss...so I'll give you a heads up...

    Love David Hyde Pierce...and I can see him fitting in nicely!

    I was very late to the party with TGW. Only started watching it about a year ago but watched all 5 series very quickly.

    I don't think David Hyde Pierce will ever escape 'Niles' but the humour in TGW will fit his style very well.
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,514MI6 Agent
    Talking of David Hyde Pierce ...

    My favourite comedy show of all time is 'Frasier' but hot on its heels is 'Modern Family'.

    What a tour de force that is! Every episode is a gem and constantly makes me belly laugh.
    Every actor delivers in this programme whether it's the kids or the old pros like Ed O'Neill.

    Superb.
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    The only American Comedies that I have every really liked, were ELR and KOQ. Friends is also a favorite but it is very overrated and there are some unfunny Moments in there.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    I've read a few members praising " Modern Family" so I must give it
    A look. :))
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Back in my early Teens 'Malcolm in the Middle' was always part of my Friday Evenings with BBC2 :))
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    :x I loved Malcolm in the middle, fantastic show :)) along with
    ( Can't remember the name of it ) the show about a kid growing up
    In the 60s, and scrubs.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    I've watched many episodes of a series called " Supernatural " about two
    Brothers fighting demons ( my daughters are big fans of the show) but from
    The shows I've seen it looks a fun show. -{
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  • scaramanga1scaramanga1 The English RivieraPosts: 845Chief of Staff
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Recorded the whole series of 'Anarchy In Manchester'...just halfway through it but it's a great series...narrated by John Cooper Clarke and based on the Tony Wilson show called So It Goes from the 1970's....it showcases all the musical talent of the time (many recorded for their first TV appearances)...so far it's had the Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, The Jam, Magazine, Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello (both with and without The Attractions), Siouxie And The Banshees, Ian Dury, The Clash...plus a few others...great stuff -{

    Cheers Paul -I will check it out. :)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/sean-bean-cast-in-new-itv-series-the-frankenstein-chronicles-9865784.html
    For any Sean Bean fans ,
    Sean Bean cast in new ITV series The Frankenstein Chronicles
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,632MI6 Agent
    All the episodes of season 3 of 'Lilyhammer' is available on the homepage of NRK (Our version of BBC)

    http://tv.nrk.no/programmer/filmer-og-serier
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,578Chief of Staff
    I'm enjoying Micky Flanagan's Detour de France...it's 'powder puff' tv...but very enjoyable...
    YNWA 97
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,612MI6 Agent
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Talking of David Hyde Pierce ...

    My favourite comedy show of all time is 'Frasier' but hot on its heels is 'Modern Family'.

    What a tour de force that is! Every episode is a gem and constantly makes me belly laugh.
    Every actor delivers in this programme whether it's the kids or the old pros like Ed O'Neill.

    Superb.

    I agree that Modern Family is tops in television comedy. -{ Right up there with The Big Bang Theory for me.
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    Good news for fans of " Luther" as it returning for two specials. -{
    http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/1120/660910-luther/
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  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    A new BBC production commencing next year that may be of interest.. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will write the script for SS-GB, which is based on Len Deighton's alternate history novel of the same name. The five part series is set in Nazi-occupied London and imagines that Germany won the Battle of Britain.

    Skyfall writers to pen new BBC One spy thriller SS-GB
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a611294/skyfall-writers-to-pen-new-bbc-one-spy-thriller-ss-gb.html#~oW9H7glghpgPaq
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,578Chief of Staff
    Moore Than wrote:
    A new BBC production commencing next year that may be of interest.. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will write the script for SS-GB, which is based on Len Deighton's alternate history novel of the same name. The five part series is set in Nazi-occupied London and imagines that Germany won the Battle of Britain.

    Skyfall writers to pen new BBC One spy thriller SS-GB
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a611294/skyfall-writers-to-pen-new-bbc-one-spy-thriller-ss-gb.html#~oW9H7glghpgPaq

    I will certainly look forward to that ! Always loved the book and with it being in five parts, it shouldn't be a 'rush job' -{
    YNWA 97
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,060Chief of Staff
    +1. Great book.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    :)) I remember reading that years ago. -{
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,060Chief of Staff
    A few years later, an author called Robert Harris wrote a.very similar book.called "Fatherland". The literary critics gave it a lot more coverage and praise than Deighton's.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    Yep, read that one too :)) , love those type of " What if" stories. -{
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,578Chief of Staff
    I really enjoyed 'Fatherland' as well...but I am looking forward to 'SS:GB'...hope I'm not disappointed!
    YNWA 97
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,612MI6 Agent
    Good news for fans of " Luther" as it returning for two specials. -{
    http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/1120/660910-luther/

    Good news? That's great news! -{
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,932Quartermasters
    My girlfriend and I have been binge-watching 'Sons of Anarchy' on Netflix, ran out of those episodes and have been keeping up with the current season...the series is going to end in two episodes---it is dark, violent...and exceedingly entertaining.
    Check out my Amazon author page! Mark Loeffelholz
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  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    any thing good on the TV tonight, in a nut shell NO X-(
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,632MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    A few years later, an author called Robert Harris wrote a.very similar book.called "Fatherland". The literary critics gave it a lot more coverage and praise than Deighton's.

    Good book. A TV movie was made of it:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109779/fullcredits/
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 3,000MI6 Agent
    any thing good on the TV tonight, in a nut shell NO X-(

    ...what, Dame Judy or Jennifer Aniston doesn't appeal? :#

    ...It's Australian Masterchef final tonight, followed by Blue Bloods and Millionaire Listing NY, which is my latest guilty pleasure ;%
    She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,729MI6 Agent
    Marvel's Agents Of Shield does'nt disappoint! Inspector Montalbano should be on tomorrow night.

    I was surprised to see the BBC are continuing Atlantis. Its crap! - As far as I am concerned, Atlantis is on an ocean planet in the Pegasus Galaxy.
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
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