TV Series - What Are You Watching?

BrianM

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Watched a cracking documentary earlier based on the Punisher course that existing Royal Navy submarine officer's have to pass to be passed fit for command of a Sub, if they fail there is no return return their boat and can no longer serve as a submariner of any form instead have to go to surface fleet as no longer fit for the silent service.
There’s a video on you tube showing how quick they are working out calculations in there head during training, very impressive, like you say, if they failed they were gone, it was a an ex Royal Navy captain who was doing our Major Emergency Management who used it as part of our training.
Do you know name of programme?
 

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Being, as usual, behind the curve... We've 'discovered' Homeland... Been enjoying it muchly... Might have to consider giving GoT or Sopranos another go... Only, previously, managed a handful of episodes before abandoning...
 

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There’s a video on you tube showing how quick they are working out calculations in there head during training, very impressive, like you say, if they failed they were gone, it was a an ex Royal Navy captain who was doing our Major Emergency Management who used it as part of our training.
Do you know name of programme?
It was called How to command a nuclear submarine. It shows how they had to use simultaneous equations to calculate in their heads speed & distance of incoming threats and how quickly they had to do it. Highlighted errors that simply weren't acceptable and at times showed some rwal dressing downs of the officers in front of their subordinates.

The guy in charge on the course "teacher" was Brutal but clearly experienced, he is still serving at a very high rank now ad head if submarine fleet. It was in prime that I watched and i is a 4 parter but well worth a watch.
 

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New program added to Netflix called The English Game - about the birth of football in the 1800s I think. Anyone given that a look? I've added it to my list.

Still loving Taskmaster at the minute, got through two series so far. I also got half way through series two of Sex Education yesterday, that's a very good program. Although Otis' decision-making is absolutely infuriating it must be said.
 

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watching very informative prog on Scottish Beeb called 'Pictures from Afghanistan' by war photographer David Pratt showing photos and relating stories and experiences covering his time in Afghanistan during the Russian invasion and both the horrors and the extraordinary people of that country!
Some cajones on him as also covered their internal civil war and then the arrival of the Taiban(both good and bad sides).
Very interesting.......then showing the Taliban blowing up old religious sites and icons as part of their creed of rejecting anything symbolic of the past.
Pratt himself is from Hamilton..........now showing scenes of 45 commando sniper(E.K.guy) taking out a few of them.
Now getting on to how ISIS grew out of Taliban and wanted to take over and destroy the western world--fearless and mad barstewards!
Jimbo
 

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See a few previous posts in this thread, it has its champions as IMHO it is the best TV series there has been for a very long time. If you haven't seen any from previous seasons then watch 'The 12 Days of Christine' as it is an utterly flawless 30 minutes of TV https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05pwfcf/inside-no-9-series-2-2-the-12-days-of-christine . And 'Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room' is not far behind. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09m61xl/inside-no-9-series-4-2-bernie-cliftons-dressing-room
I'm onto series 4 now and I can confirm, these two are absolutely classic episodes. They stand out head and shoulders above the rest, specially the Christine one.
 

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watching very informative prog on Scottish Beeb called 'Pictures from Afghanistan' by war photographer David Pratt showing photos and relating stories and experiences covering his time in Afghanistan during the Russian invasion and both the horrors and the extraordinary people of that country!
Some cajones on him as also covered their internal civil war and then the arrival of the Taiban(both good and bad sides).
Very interesting.......then showing the Taliban blowing up old religious sites and icons as part of their creed of rejecting anything symbolic of the past.
Pratt himself is from Hamilton..........now showing scenes of 45 commando sniper(E.K.guy) taking out a few of them.
Now getting on to how ISIS grew out of Taliban and wanted to take over and destroy the western world--fearless and mad barstewards!
Jimbo
Thanks for the tip, watched it tonight, thought it was excellent.(y)
 
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