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    I've watched more TV in the last 7 weeks than ever before. Though I have to say that either the quality has improved or my brain has rotted through lack of intellectually stimulating conversation in the village local. My top ten time occupiers are:

    Abandoned Engineering
    Ancient Aliens
    World at War
    Judge Rinder
    English documentaries on PBS America that were never screened on BBC or ITV
    How I Met Your Mother
    Historical mini series presented by Bettany Hughes, Janina Ramerez or Lucy Worsely
    Inside the Factory
    The History of Jazz
    Secrets of the Solar System and similar low-brow, dumbed-down space documentaries provided they don't include Brian Cox.

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    Addicted to Hochanda a craft shopping channel
    Some good old stuff on talking pictures tv just discovered Smithsonian channel & PBS America
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    I'm a big fan of Talking Pictures and a lot of stuff on the Yesterday Channel, mostly trains or engineering. I also get stuck watching Brooklyn Nine Nine on E4 if I catch it. I've also discovered Smithsonian and PBS recently.

    For mindless pap "Find it, Fix it, Flog it" can be fun and there's sometimes good simple stuff on Forces TV, old sitcoms, Dukes of Hazzard, Quantum Leap.
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    Acceptable wallpaper:

    BBC Four’s music archive
    Come Dine With Me
    Generic American sitcoms
    Gordon Ramsay losing his mind in awful restaurants
    Heir Hunters (not seen it for ages)
    Homes Under The Hammer
    Jeremy Vine (was better with Matthew Wright though)
    Judge Judy/Rinder
    Michael Portillo’s railways
    The World At War
    Top Gear
    Weakest Link
    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire


    Zzz...:

    Countdown
    DIY/home refurb programmes
    Escape To The Country
    Masterchef
    Pointless
    The Chase
    Time Team
    Watchdog/Rogue Traders


    Get it off my screen at once!!!:

    Any David Dickinson vehicle
    Friends
    Jeremy Kyle
    Loose Women
    This Morning
    Tipping Point

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    Do you people not have at least 10 years worth of accumulated minor household tasks to complete that you've never got round to because of all the pubbing every weekend??

    Maybe that's just me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Do you people not have at least 10 years worth of accumulated minor household tasks to complete that you've never got round to because of all the pubbing every weekend??

    Maybe that's just me!
    No, it's not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    I've watched more TV in the last 7 weeks than ever before. Though I have to say that either the quality has improved or my brain has rotted through lack of intellectually stimulating conversation in the village local. My top ten time occupiers are:

    World at War
    Judge Rinder
    World at War suggests your intellect is holding up, but immediately Judge Rinder's show appears!
    If you want to get your score up, have a go at watching the seminal Civilisation. It's amazing what's available on iPlayer, but you have to find it by chance as there's no directory or listings, as far as I can make out. I can't boast as I've been watching previously missed episodes of Spooks, Silent Witness and...erm...Jonathan Creek.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Do you people not have at least 10 years worth of accumulated minor household tasks to complete that you've never got round to because of all the pubbing every weekend??

    Maybe that's just me!
    Yup. I've had a broken loo seat for around eight years and couldn't remove it because you need a special 'key' to undo the mounting nuts. The second mount failed, meaning I could undo the seat and get a smart new one - every COVID has a silver lining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Do you people not have at least 10 years worth of accumulated minor household tasks to complete that you've never got round to because of all the pubbing every weekend??

    Maybe that's just me!
    No, but my wife has taken the opportunity to bring me up to date on 26 years' worth of things I've done wrong.
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