New TV Viewing For July/August 2006!

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

I know I said I wasn’t going to be doing another update until the end of August, but there’s just some stuff that needs to be mentioned, and I couldn’t let you all down! Enjoy!


TV News – NYPD Blue
At the moment, it seems “NYPD Blue” Season 12, is not likely to air on More4, until mid-October 2006! :thumbsdow


TV Update
URGENT – Party Of Five
ABC1 has snuck this excellent 1990’s drama series into their schedules, at late notice, and it’s sneaked under my radar! :mad: Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert star as a set of kids who are orphaned after their parents are killed in a car crash. Forced to survive on their own, they have to try and get by as best they can – something which is less than easy, when the person in charge is only 19 years old. Amazing drama, and one that is definitely worth a look if you enjoy moving, character-driven shows or “My So-Called Life”. Today – Wednesday 26th July – is Season 1, Episode 3! Episodes air every weekday, at 9:10-10:00am only! Hopefully, they will air all 6 seasons! Highly Recommended, for both adults and teenagers! (ABC1)


Saturday 29th July
The West Wing Day – 12:10-10:30pm
Spend the day with Josiah Bartlett and the gang, as More4 spends the entire day, with selected episodes from Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 (mainly Season openers, finales, and two-parters). (More4)

FILM: Tron (PG) – 2:05-3:35pm
The first film to really use computer graphics. A mediocre sci-fi film, but the famous “Light Cycle Chase” scene, still manages to hold the viewer’s attention, despite the film being 25 years old! Showing in Widescreen. (BBC2)

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Miami Vice
If you’ve started to watch this classic 1980’s show, you should note that Season 1 episode 2, airs tonight at 7:00pm! The series then continues each Sunday evening at 6:00pm, starting tomorrow with Season 1, episode 3. (ITV4)

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Martial Law
Additional episode airing tonight at 8:00pm, with a late-night repeat at 3:40am approx. (ITV4)

FILM: The Italian Job (12) – 9:00-11:00pm
Stupendous reinvention of the classic Michael Caine movie, with Donnie Wahlberg, Ed Norton, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland and many others. About the only real connection between this version and the original, is the title, and the Mini cars. Other than that, this is a highly enjoyable action adventure movie, and stands up well. Contains some violence, and one use of strong language. Showing uncut and in Widescreen. Also repeated on Friday 4th, at the same time. Highly Recommended! (Film4)

FILM: Wolf Creek (18) – 11:00pm-12:55am
Australian horror movie about an outback tourist trip that turns very nasty, very quickly. Truly terrifying film, that more than lives up to its hype. Contains very strong language, and very strong gory violence throughout. Showing uncut and in Widescreen. (Film4)

FILM: The Fly (18) – 11:25pm-1:15am
David Cronenberg re-imagined this classic Vincent Price horror film, and turned it into one of the most incredible horror films of the 1980’s. Geena Davis plays the journalist who meets scientist Jeff Goldblum, as he tries to perfect his teleportation device. But when he manages to teleport himself, this is the point at which things go hideously wrong. Extremely gory, with some really nasty sequences that are likely to make some viewers want to throw-up, but there’s a hell of a lot of “humanity” running through the film. Superb shocker! Contains adult material, strong language, and very gory violence. Showing uncut and in Widescreen. (Five)


Sunday 30th
Top Of The Pops – 7:00-8:00pm
The final ever show, covering 40 years of British pop music, with highlights and videos from numerous artists old and new. (BBC2)

Dark Skies – 7:00-8:50pm
Another chance to watch this short-lived, but enjoyable sci-fi series, set in the 1960’s, with the feature-length Pilot Episode “The Awakening” (Parts 1 and 2). When new FBI agent John Loengard (Eric Close) gets caught up in something he never meant too, he is forced to put his life and his fiancée Kimberley Sayers, (Megan Ward), on the line, in order to try and put an end to a secret government project that could prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life. Repeated later on at 1:55am. (ITV4)

Top Of The Pops: The True Story – 10:00-11:10pm
Late-night documentary about the long-running music show, including outtakes, goofs and interviews about what really went on, behind-the-scenes. (BBC2)

24: Day 4 – 10:00-11:00pm
First showing of Season 4 on non-subscription digital TV. As good as always, if not my own personal favourite “day” of all 5 Seasons so far, but also the most controversial, as it dealt with Islamic terrorism. Here’s your chance to see all 24 episodes, right from the very beginning. (Sky 3)


Monday 31st
Lovejoy – Various Times
Replacing “Due South”, this is the first chance in a long time, to see all the episodes of the long-running BBC comedy/drama show, starring Ian McShane – more commonly known nowadays as vile town sheriff Al Swearengen in “Deadwood”! The show airs daily, at around 12:45pm, and repeated again at around 7:00pm. Fun, if rather dated. (ITV3)

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Big Love
Five is airing two episodes tonight, back-to-back, between 10:00pm and 12:20am. Please set your recordings appropriately. The series concludes next Monday evening, with the final two episodes. (Five)


Wednesday 2nd August
NEW: Are We Being Served? – 7:30-8:0pm
Episode 3 of the new consumer affairs show, and this deals with National Rail! Expect a lot of complaints, criticism and controversy with this one! :D (BBC1)

NEW: A Town Called Eureka – 9:00-10:30pm
First episode of a new 12-part US sci-fi drama, as US Marshal Jack Carter comes across a strange and unusual new town, which is only inhabited by the world’s most intelligent people: some famous, and some not-so-famous! Quirky and offbeat, but hopefully it will be worth sticking with. (Sky 1)

Desperate Housewives – 9:00-10:00pm
Repeat run, throughout the Summer, of all of Season 2 of this hit US comedy drama. (E4)

NEW: The Broadband Boom, And You – 10:00-10:30pm
One-off documentary, showing as part of “The Money Programme” series. Are broadband internet deals all they’re cracked up to be? Does free really mean “free”? And just what should customers expect from there ISP providers? (BBC2)

FILM: The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie (15) – 10:45pm-12:30am
Rare showing of the full and uncut version of this strange 1972 Australian comedy starring comic Barry Humpries, (more famous for Dame Edna Everage), as “Barry MacKenzie”, and Australian Prime Minister who’s less than respectable. Contains strong language, sexual material and some very twisted toilet humour. Showing uncut and in Widescreen. (BBC4)

NEW: How Nudity Conquered The World – 11:30pm-12:30am
First of three documentaries exploring how nudity and pornography began its assault on human history. Tonight looks at porn’s early days: from the early-1900’s in France, to the Second World War, when Allied soldiers discovered erotica en masse! Contains adult material and adult language. (Five)


Thursday 3rd
NEW: The Norm Show – 7:00-8:00pm
All-new US comedy series, about Norm, a former hockey player who’s become a social worker. No other details, I’m afraid. (ITV4)

NEW: Dragons’ Den – 8:00-9:00pm
The start of a brand-new series of this excellent reality TV show, that is designed not for Chavs, muppets and morons, but for genuinely intelligent people, who actually have an IQ bigger than their shoe-size! :rotfl: At the start of the first of eight new episodes, we have two new Dragons’ to contend with, as both Rachel Elnore and Doug Richards have both left to pursue other areas of business interest. If you’ve never seen the show, this is what the BBC needs to make more of: The idea’s simple: you create a new gadget, gizmo or other idea that could potentially be a new business opportunity, and you ask for X amount of money from the Dragons’. If you succeed in getting all of the amount you asked for, then you can proceed with your idea, but if you only get some or none, then it’s bye-bye for you! It’s simple, but incredibly addictive TV, especially when you try and see which ideas will get financial backing, and which ones are destined to die on their arse! Episodes are repeated the following Wendesday night, on BBC2, probably around 11:20pm. Please check your usual TV listings guide, nearer the time, for exact details. Highly Recommended! (BBC2)

My Penis And I - 9:00-10:00pm
Following on from last-week’s “My Breasts And I”, here’s a documentary about the male member. Does size really make a difference? What about the various myths that exist, that suggest a man’s penis is related to his foot-size, the distance between thumb and index finger, and other so-called “truths”? What do women want from a man, when it comes to sex? Do we men have it easy, or can being male be problematic? And can having a small penis be a good thing, or a bad thing? Contains sexual material, and strong language. (BBC3)

NEW: Mark Williams’ Big Bangs - 9:00-10:00pm
All-new documentary series about explosives, explosions and everything that’s potentially very, very dangerous in the world of destruction, all courtesy of “Fast Show’s” Mark Williams. (Sky 1)

NEW: Haunted – 9:00-10:00pm
This has previously been shown on Sky 1, back in 2003, but they made a complete mess of it. “Lost” and “Party Of Five” actor Matthew Fox stars as a private eye, who is helped to solve his cases by the ghosts and spirits of the dead! It’s a strange set-up, but it’s also very moving at times, and certainly far better than US critics gave it a chance with. This is the first of 13 episodes. Contains occasional dark or distressing imagery, that may be unsuitable for younger teenagers. Repeated tonight around 3:55am. (ITV4)


Friday 4th
FILM: Castle Of Cagliostro (PG) – 4:55-7:00pm
Superb Japanese anime action adventure movie, starring Lupin, the world’s greatest thief/con-artist. Based on the classic French detective novels by author Maurice LeBlanc, and on the anime TV series by Japanese anime writer/director Monkey Punch, this film follows Lupin as he escapes from a heist he’s just committed, with a car-full of forged money. As he begins to slowly work out what went wrong, he is led to the mysterious Cagliostro Castle, where he believes he will find the answers to the botched crime. One the way, his car receives a flat tyre. In the midst of repairing it, he sees a car chase start between a young lady and a bunch of bandits. Joining the chase, he rescues her, only to discover that a) she’s a princess, and b) he’s bitten-off far more than he can ever chew, and is about to be tried for crimes he had nothing to do with! From the talented director Hayao Miyazaki, and the staff of Studio Ghibli, this is one of the best anime movies ever made. The animation is simple, but it’s got character, heart and wit, to die for! If Steven Spielberg had made “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” in animated form, or if James Bond had been given a European twist, this would be the result. Probably showing in an English dubbed version, but it’s quite good. Contains one of the greatest car-chases scenes ever committed to film – starring a Citroen 2CV – that simply has to be seen, to be believed. A gem in animation history, from 1979, that adults and children can enjoy, as the film works on multiple levels! Highly Recommended! Showing in Widescreen. (Film4)

V: The Mini-Series – 8:00-10:00pm
Another chance to see each of the five movies, that make-up the original sci-fi saga, from 1984. Originally aired as five separate two-hour movies, Sci-Fi are airing them as ten one-hour-episodes instead. It’s slightly annoying, but doesn’t affect the quality of the show itself. Episodes 1 and 2 (which form Movie 1, or the first half of the “V: The Mini-Series Movie”) air tonight, with 3 and 4 (forming Movie 2, or the second half of the “V: The Mini-Series Movie”) airing next Friday. On Friday 11th, 18th and 25th August, “V: The Final Battle” (Parts 1, 2 and 3) will air, again as individual hour-long episodes, rather than the standard two-hour long movies, that make-up each “part”. Confused? I know I am trying to explain it! ;) Highly Recommended, with some incredible effects that are still just as innovative now, as they were 20 years ago! The sequence in which one of the Visitors are first unmasked by a human being, during a fight on-board one of their vessels, still makes me squirm! (Sci-Fi Channel)

Zero Hour: Massacre At Columbine High – 12:00-1:00am
Moving documentary about the shocking events that led up to the notorious high-school slaughter, in 1999, when two students decided to go on a killing spree. Contains violence, and distressing scenes, as well as some strong language. (Five)

FILM: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (15) – 12:05-1:30am
This was the movie that led to the famous horror TV series. Donald Sutherland and Kristy Swanson star as Giles The Watcher and Buffy respectively. When he tells her that she is the chosen one, to watch-over the Hellmouth that exists buried, deep beneath the local Los Angeles high-school, she is forced to accept that her life may not be what she had hoped for. An average film, with the occasional intelligent quip, but going from this to the high-rating TV show, shows you just how much of an achievement Joss Whedon (the TV show’s creator) had made! Contains some bad language, and some violence. Showing uncut and in Widescreen. Worth a watch, to see just how big a difference the film and TV show were. (BBC1)


Well, that’s all for now. I’ll see you all back here, in another month or so. :)


Pooch
 
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Cynthia 7

Guest
Hi Pooch,

I never knew summer schedules could be this good. Too good in fact, with so many "watchables" available on Sky.

There is some excuse that it's too hot outside so draw the blinds (to stop reflections on the screen), open back and front doors, a cold drink and enjoy tv without too much of a guilty conscience. Sorry to those of you, who have to work.

What's happening to your summer break Pooch? You are driven to show us programmes we shouldn't miss. I have noted "Wolf Creek", "Italian Job", "Adventures of Barry Mackenzie", and others for definites, and a lot of others if I can manage them. Many thanks for all this.
 
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pags payback

Guest
Saturday 29th July
The West Wing Day – 12:10-10:30pm
Spend the day with Josiah Bartlett and the gang, as More4 spends the entire day, with selected episodes from Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 (mainly Season openers, finales, and two-parters). (More4)

any chance we'll see from where C4 stopped showing the West Wing on more4?


Dark Skies – 7:00-8:50pm
Another chance to watch this short-lived, but enjoyable sci-fi series, set in the 1960’s, with the feature-length Pilot Episode “The Awakening” (Parts 1 and 2). When new FBI agent John Loengard (Eric Close) gets caught up in something he never meant too, he is forced to put his life and his fiancée Kimberley Sayers, (Megan Ward), on the line, in order to try and put an end to a secret government project that could prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life. Repeated later on at 1:55am. (ITV4)

you beauty Pooch:smashin: I missed this last time round:(


pooch I don't suppose you know when First Wave's returning I'm really missing my weekly wednesday dosage? :(

I have to agree with Cynthia it's a bloody good summer on TV & then Film4 came free:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi Pags,

pags payback said:
any chance we'll see from where C4 stopped showing the West Wing on more4?
Nope - I'm afraid not. It's purely random episodes, mainly the Season 1, 2, 4 and 7 openers, and then some of the various two-parters. It's being done purely to fill-in time in More4's schedules, and not for viewers who haven't been able to see any of Seasons 5 onwards, who originally followed the show on C4. Sorry. :(

pags payback said:
pooch I don't suppose you know when First Wave's returning I'm really missing my weekly wednesday dosage?
Yep, it's due back in September 2006, on ITV4. It was dropped due to the fact that there were too many weeks when episodes were being scheduled and then pulled at the last minute, due to sports coverage, et al. So, instead, ITV4 decided to stop the current run, which was part-way through Season 2 of "First Wave", and will continue from where they left off in September. As soon as I get specific details, I'll post about it. :)

And yes, it is great news about the summer TV schedules being decent! Nice to see Film4 is NOT currently being DOG'd, and that advert breaks are only appearing every 45 minutes or so, into a film, and not like they do on C4, E4 and More4! Let's hope Film4 stays as good as this, but makes the schedules a little better, especially in terms of the lack of quality foreign language titles and horror/extreme cinema!


Pooch
 
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pags payback

Guest
Yep, it's due back in September 2006, on ITV4. It was dropped due to the fact that there were too many weeks when episodes were being scheduled and then pulled at the last minute, due to sports coverage, et al. So, instead, ITV4 decided to stop the current run, which was part-way through Season 2 of "First Wave", and will continue from where they left off in September. As soon as I get specific details, I'll post about it.:)

THanks Pooch I'll be eagerly checking your updates for news:)

is there any news on Third Watch returning with new eps yet?
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi again, Pags,

Nope, no news on Third Watch returning to C4 or FX. But, as usual, I will do my best to find something out, and as soon as I do, I will post it for everyone to enjoy! :)


Pooch
 
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pags payback

Guest
PoochJD said:
Hi again, Pags,

Nope, no news on Third Watch returning to C4 or FX. But, as usual, I will do my best to find something out, and as soon as I do, I will post it for everyone to enjoy! :)


Pooch

Thanks Pooch.

Btw what season did C4 last show, new eps I mean?
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Pags,

Channel 4 last showed Season 5, albeit cut, and have to show Season 6 (if they intend actually airing it at all) before the end of 2006.

From January 2007, FX have the right to air Seasons 4, 5 and 6 in full! :clap: Fans of the show are hoping that FX will also repeat all three of Seasons 1, 2 and 3, (again, uncut and without any censorship, in a suitable late-night time-slot), before the end of this year! :clap:


Pooch
 

GaryB

Distinguished Member
Thought it might be worth mentioning that BBC4 are showing "Up Pompeii" nightly from Saturday 5th August.
 

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member
thanks for the 'haunted' heads-up pooch. Just watched it and quite enjoyed it. Nothing new really, having been an X-files and Millennium fan, but still well done, and nice to hear the soundtrack prowess of Mark Snow again.

One thing that i cant believe though, is that they showed it in 4:3 aspect :thumbsdow :thumbsdow
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Joe,

"Haunted" was originally made in 4:3 by Universal. (The show was made back in 2001-2002.) ITV4 showed it in the correct format. Also, the show appeared on SKy 1 about 3-4 years ago, and they too, aired it in 4:3.

Lastly, "NYPD Blue" Season 12, is not now back on our screens until October 2006! :(


Pooch
 

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member
ah right :)

To be honest, i dont mind the wait for the last nypd blue series - it would have been over all too quickly otherwise, and gives me/us something to look forward to :smashin:
 

Barbara2001

Active Member
Haven't seen VDO for a while and was just about over my withdrawal symptoms, when up popped season 4 starting on Wednesday 9th August, on Hallmark. It seems to be on every day, including weekends, but some episodes are missing. Anyone know anything about this?

DRAMA: Law and Order: Criminal Intent
On: Hallmark (153)
Date: Wednesday 9th August 2006 (starting in 5 days)
Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

An anytime alert is set for 15 minutes before the programme starts
Semi-Detached. Series 4, episode 1.
An investigation into the deaths of a shock jock and the housekeeper who supplied him with drugs leads the team to a detox clinician whose mental illness hits Goren close to home. Detective drama, guest starring Tatum O'Neal.
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Marked By: 'Video: Law and Order: Criminal Intent', 'Watch: Law and Order: Criminal Intent', 'Reminder: Law and Order: Criminal Intent' and 'Favourite: Law and Order: Criminal Intent' markers
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Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
 

Barbara2001

Active Member
pags payback said:
when is Millenium starting on ITV4 ?:confused:

DRAMA: Millennium
On: ITV4 (30 / 120)
Date: Saturday 12th August 2006 (starting in 5 days)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)

Pilot. Series 1, episode 1.
Drama series about the struggle between the forces of good and evil. Frank Black, a retired FBI agent with a special gift for seeing into the minds of serial killers, hunts for a murderer linked to an apocalyptic prophecy.
(New Series)

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Bill Smitrovich, Terry O'Quinn, Paul Dillon, Brittany Tiplady

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Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
 

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