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The Queen and Us – 1970s – BBC Documentary

27/09/2022

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Mehdi Hasan: Voting Systems Only Serve The GOP Minority. It’s Time to Fix That

27/09/2022

September 22,2022

There’s a common thread weaving America’s outdated voting systems together: They tend to protect the Republican minority. A new method, ranked-choice voting, may be a better way to reflect what a majority of voters want — but is it the right course of action? Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas and Cannon Center senior fellow Damon Linker debate with Mehdi.

Al Jazeera – Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Charcoal slaves

27/09/2022

As we have seen so much ill informed comment re slavery in recent days, I thought this series of posts from the archives might be useful

Nov 09, 2011

It is a form of slavery that is passed down from one generation to the next, enslaving millions.

Al Jazeera – Investigations: The Labour Files #1/3 – The Purge

27/09/2022

September 23,2022

An investigation based on the largest leak of documents in British political history. The Labour Files examines thousands of internal documents, emails and social media messages to reveal how senior officials in one of the two parties of government in the UK ran a coup by stealth against the elected leader of the party.

The program will show how officials set about silencing, excluding and expelling its own members in a ruthless campaign to destroy the chances of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Britain’s prime minister.

Candidates for key political roles were blocked and constituency groups suspended as the party’s central office sought to control the elected leadership

The Ardern Experiment: Oliver Hartwich in conversation with Nick Cater of Menzies Research Centre

27/09/2022

Very dispiriting analysis and not one you will see in NZ Media given their slavish adoration of Ardern

Recorded July 06,2022

Australia has benefitted greatly from the two-way trans-Tasman trade in policy ideas in the last 40 years. In the early 1980s, a New Zealand Labour government led by David Lange and his remarkable treasurer Roger Douglas introduced deregulatory economic reforms later adopted by the Hawke government.

Thirty years later, the incremental reforms and philosophical clarity of the National Party governments of John Key and Bill English inspired some of the successful policy initiatives of the Abbott government, notably in welfare policy.

Does the evident warmth between Anthony Albanese and NZ PM Jacinda Ardern signal a meeting of minds on domestic policy? And if so, how scared should we be? NZ is after all the most woke jurisdiction in the Southern Hemisphere and its economy is officially going backwards.

Oliver Hartwich is executive director of the New Zealand Initiative Nick Cater is executive director of the Menzies Research Centre

Italy votes as far-right candidate Giorgia Meloni looks for victory – BBC News

27/09/2022

September 26,2022

Italians are deciding whether to choose their most right-wing government since World War Two, in an election being followed closely across Europe. Giorgia Meloni leads the far-right Brothers of Italy party and is aiming to become the country’s first female prime minister allied with two other parties on the right. She has softened her image and resents being linked to Italy’s fascist past. Almost 51 million Italians have the right to vote until 23:00 (21:00 GMT).

C4 News: Labour party vows to reverse Tory tax cuts

27/09/2022

September 26,2022

Labour has kicked off its annual party conference in Liverpool weighing in on the government’s mini-budget and calling plans to cut taxes as ‘immoral’ saying it would only benefit the wealthy. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would reinstate the 45 per cent tax rate for higher earners but keep the cut to the basic rate. While the Chancellor has also hinted more tax cuts could be on the way

Laurence Fox & David Starkey: All bad ideas are French

27/09/2022

September 25,2022

This week Laurence Fox is joined by historian and royal expert David Starkey All our professions have been captured, every single institution has been infected by the woke virus, even the monarchy is not immune. Let’s hope someone wakes up and smells the coffee soon.

Humour in the Morning – Bird and Fortune – George Parr, Army General

27/09/2022

Humour in the Morning – The Rev – Alex Surprises Adam

27/09/2022

Revolting People – Andy Hamilton, Jay Tarses, James Fleet, Hugh Dennis- #23 S04E05 – Reunion

27/09/2022

Political satire, comedy drama, humour. Good cast, set just before the American Revolution in Baltimore

Jazz in the Night: Duke Ellington: – Live At “The New Zanzibar “, NYC, September 21,1945

27/09/2022

Agatha Raisin – #26 – Dishing The Dirt by M.C.Beaton – Audiobook – Read by Penelope Keith

27/09/2022

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The Late, Late Movie: The Cater Street Hangman (1998) – Peter Egan, Keeley Hawes, John Castle, Richard Lintern, Eoin McCarthy

27/09/2022

Upload August 06,2022

John le Carre: Call for the Dead – George Smiley – Simon Russell Beale – Audiodrama

27/09/2022

The Late Movie: Scandal Sheet (1952) – Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek

27/09/2022

The Bill #350 – S07 E59 – Your Shout

27/09/2022

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This Episode

Ch. Supt. Brownlow speaks to W.P.C. Marshall about a promotion board.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

The Bill #349 – S07 E58 – Joey

27/09/2022

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This Episode

W.P.C. Ackland is watching a P.E. class at a school before talking to them about theft and robbery. P.C. Loxton chases a boy who has stolen a lady’s chain. The boy appears too frightened to tell his name.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

The Bill #348 – S07 E57 – The Juggler and the Fortune Teller

27/09/2022

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This Episode

A court case is adjourned. D.I. Burnside and the defence counsel have an argument in the corridor. D.C. Martella goes back to the station to warn witnesses.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

Midnight Murder: Midsomer Murders #88 – S14 E07 – A Sacred Trust – Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Jason Hughes

26/09/2022

Barnaby and Jones enter the cloistered world of Midsomer Priory to investigate the death of Mother Thomas Aquinas. Earlier, an ancient stained glass window at the priory had been vandalised, leading the nuns to discuss selling their valuable collection of antique silver to finance its repair. After the murder, it is discovered that the silver has disappeared. The detectives unearth some surprises when the ownership of the priory is investigated; but the real trail leads back to a chilling event that occurred 30 years previously. Barnaby and Jones realise the killer’s identity, but finding hard evidence proves difficult until one of the nuns puts her safety at risk.














The Series

Midsomer Murders is a British crime drama television series, adapted by Anthony Horowitz and Douglas Watkinson from the novels in the Chief Inspector Barnaby book series (created by Caroline Graham), and broadcast on two channels of ITV since its premiere on 23 March 1997. The series focuses on various murder cases that take place within small country villages across the fictional English county of Midsomer, and the efforts of the senior police detective and his partner within the fictional Midsomer Constabulary to solve the crime by determining who the culprit is and the motive for their actions. It identifies itself differently from other detective dramas often by featuring a mixture of lighthearted whimsy and dark humour, as well as a notable soundtrack that includes the use of the theremin instrument for the show’s theme tune.

The programme has featured two lead stars—from its premiere in 1997, John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Tom Barnaby, until his retirement from the drama in February 2011; then Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, Tom’s younger cousin, since March 2011. Both main stars have featured a list of supporting actors who worked alongside them, including Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Daniel Casey, John Hopkins, Jason Hughes, and Gwilym Lee, with Nick Hendrix as the current co-star working with Dudgeon. Midsomer Murders remains a popular feature in British television schedules and has been broadcast internationally in over 200 countries and territories. MORE AT LINK

The Bill #347 – S07 E56 – Reputations

26/09/2022

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This Episode

Carver talks to his snout about a security job and gets a name for a burglary instead.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

The Bill #346 – S07 E55 – The Negotiator

26/09/2022

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This Episode

P.C. Hollis chases a man with a shotgun into a shop. Hollis tries talking the gunman, who has just held up a building society, into letting the assistant go.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

Classic TV Comedy: Newhart – S07 E06 – Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy, Peter Scolari – I Came, I Saw, I Sat

26/09/2022

Wikipedia

Newhart is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from October 25, 1982 to May 21, 1990 with a total of 184 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons. The series stars Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as an author and his wife who own and operate an inn in a small, rural Vermont town that is home to many eccentric characters. TV Guide, TV Land, and A&E named the Newhart series finale as one of the most memorable in television history. Newhart was recorded on videotape for Season 1, with the remaining seasons shot on film. The theme music for Newhart was composed by Henry Mancini.

Bob Newhart plays Dick Loudon, an author of do-it-yourself and travel books. He and his wife Joanna move from New York City to a small town in rural Vermont to operate the 200-year-old Stratford Inn. Although the town’s name was never specified in the show, some media sources identified it as Norwich The outside shot of the house is the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury.

Dick is a sane, mild-mannered everyman surrounded by a community of oddballs in a town that exists in an illogical world governed by rules that elude him. Near the end of the second season, Dick began hosting a low-rated talk show on the town’s local television station. As the series progressed, episodes focused increasingly on Dick’s TV career and the quirky townsfolk.

The Bill #345 – S07 E54 – Targets

26/09/2022

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This Episode

D.A.C. Hicks talks about reclaiming the streets. D.C.I. Reid talks about her pilot project on street robberies. P.C. Stamp is at a traffic depot by a cemetery and talks to a youth he suspects of criminal damage.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

The Bill #344 – S07 E53 – Skeletons

26/09/2022

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This Episode

W.P.C. Ackland finds a man stabbed in his car, and D.C. Lines’ investigation into the incident is impeded by the victim’s unhelpful wife. P.C. Hollis and P.C. Stamp discover a number of human skeletons in a supposedly vacant flat.


The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast

in August 1983.

The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.
The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation. The title originates from “Old Bill”, a slang term for the police.

Although highly acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis. The series has also faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award, and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series’ fourth consecutive win.

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