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  • phAge 26 May 2013 16:34:34 24,386 posts
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    Armadillo. Danish documentary on the war in Afghanistan from the soldiers' perspective. Utterly brilliant.
  • danathjo 31 May 2013 21:53:36 7,428 posts
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    Almost finished but Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador on BBC 4 right now is fantastic, iPlayer it as soon as it goes up!
  • DUFFMAN5 31 May 2013 22:03:41 14,952 posts
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    Jeff Lynne on BBC iPlayer, excellent doc, comes across really well and likable.

    Don't bring me down is one of my favorite driving songs.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Razz 5 Jun 2013 11:25:51 61,387 posts
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    "The Iraq War"? Saw that, really eye opening stuff.

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  • Maturin 5 Jun 2013 12:24:12 3,089 posts
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    There was an excellent documentary on BBC4 about the two Voyager probes. Amazing how so many people working on the project were there on it for decades and also amazing how the probes have kept on working.

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  • thelzdking 5 Jun 2013 18:45:27 4,367 posts
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    I recommend that everyone watch the second part of the BBC's new Iraq War documentary on BBC 2 at 9:00 pm tonight. Last week's episode about the events running up to the war was excellent, and had some very good contributors. I've been looking forward to this all week. It's stuff like this that justifies the licence fee; no other channel makes documentaries like the BBC do.
  • Miss_Jade 7 Jun 2013 11:39:48 10 posts
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    I really quite enjoyed Buck: The Real Horse Whisperer on Storyville (BBC4) from Monday. The title makes it sound a bit crap but it was actually a very tender look at a horse rearer's life and the impact his work has had on himself, his family and the people who attend his workshops.

    To the edge of the universe and back, endure and survive...

  • glaeken 18 Jun 2013 12:18:41 11,219 posts
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    Just finished watching the BBC Dan Snow two part documentary D- Day: The Last Heroes and would highly recommend it. It actually has surprising high production values on the reconstructions. It's really not too far off some of the stuff you see in Saving Private Ryan so the BBC must have spent quite a bit on making this.

    The interviews/comments from the veterans really make it and it makes you realise in another 10 or so years these guys won't be around to tell their stories so the chance to get impressions from the horse’s mouth as it were are rapidly diminishing.
  • urban 18 Jun 2013 18:33:04 10,971 posts
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    Beware of Mr Baker

    My feet and fingers barely stopped drumming the entire way through.

    The Journalist/Documentary maker seems to get the best out of an infamously closed and angry man. 8/10 Solid but nothing absolutely mind blowing.

    It's got some really excellent graphic novel type animation stuff in it too.

    Highly worth a viewing though.

    Edited by urban at 18:45:40 18-06-2013
  • localnotail 25 Jun 2013 21:00:14 23,093 posts
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    Ken Loach's Spirit of '45 documentary about post-war Britain is about to start on Film 4 now

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • BinaryBob101 26 Jun 2013 16:57:21 23,499 posts
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    It be a book, be it?

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • Mr_Sleep 26 Jun 2013 17:09:22 17,164 posts
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    The latest Storyville about oil in Africa was fascinating, well worth checking out on Iplayer.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • wobbly_Bob 28 Jun 2013 17:56:44 1,820 posts
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    Lost Angels It's about life on LA's Skid Row. The film is very beautifully shot and focuses on the life's of a few of those that have either been or are on skid row. It's really eye opening and also despite showing the painful hard side of life it's also really life afirming and positive.

    EDIT: It's on U.S Netflix.

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  • Gruff 28 Jun 2013 18:29:00 2,907 posts
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    Knuckleball you don't really have to be baseball fan, but it helps. Very engaging doc about a rare type MLB baseball pitcher.

    On US Netflix as well

    “It's not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it's not possible to find it elsewhere.”
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  • thelzdking 28 Jun 2013 19:28:57 4,367 posts
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    I fucking hate baseball with a passion, but that sounds quite interesting.
  • Slint1000 28 Jun 2013 19:39:26 3,078 posts
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    'Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures' was an amazing documentary I saw on BBC iPlayer from Sunday night.

    It's all about a woman (a nanny obviously) who took many thousands of wonderful photographs that she printed barely any of and were discovered after her death and now sell for thousands of dollars!

    It's a fascinating story as well as a chance to see some pretty damned special pictures she took of odd people she found on her travels and I can thoroughly recommend it.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 09:24:10 03-08-2013
  • localnotail 12 Jul 2013 22:11:18 23,093 posts
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    Oh, that sounds cool Slint, ta.

    Just watching "When Albums Ruled The World" on BBC4 about the rise of the LP format. Really interesting, some great talking heads, as well as a welcome stumble down memory lane.

    Edited by localnotail at 22:13:19 12-07-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 12 Jul 2013 22:12:21 23,093 posts
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    P.S. Boston: Boston FUCKING RULES!

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Razz 12 Jul 2013 22:30:42 61,387 posts
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    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    All I can say is watch this. It's an awesome biodoc about the first Sushi Chef in Japan to get 3 michelin stars. It's amazing! This pic is half about sushi and half about passion, devotion and dedication to an art form. And it's beautifully shot.

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  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2013 23:52:51 7,281 posts
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    Watching a recording of last week's Imagine with Rod Stewart.

    His early solo stuff and the Faces still sound just fucking great IMO.
  • Deleted user 22 July 2013 16:54:39
    The Secret Life of Uri Geller

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037k0c5/The_Secret_Life_of_Uri_Geller/

    Would you Adam and Eve it, the man is a freaking super spy!

    Hilarious throughout, made me shake my head in disbelief at his preposterous claims.

    Well worth a viewing :)
  • DUFFMAN5 22 Jul 2013 17:11:18 14,952 posts
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    Freddie Mercury doc on iPlayer, concentrates on solo mainly. Never a massive queen fan, although I do own GH vol 1+2, innuendo, Show must go on and who wants to live forever being massive favs.

    Freddie always came off as a very decent albeit camp as Christmas chap. I was genuinely upset when he died all those years ago, this doc is obviously made with love and affection

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 17:12:51 22-07-2013

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • RobAnybody 22 Jul 2013 18:53:07 924 posts
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    A good recommendation that (the Freddie doc) - very enjoyable.
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