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Re: Documentaries

Post by moja » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:25 am

Try deleting the programmes that will not download and just start again this usually works; if necessary pause all other down/uploads until the one you wants starts to download then slowly reintroduce the others again.

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Post by Terry » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:50 am

buksida wrote:WTF? Also using uTorrent, what ISP are you on? When did you download it? Trying to work out what the problem here is, BBC Prehistoric America is coming in just fine so it can't be the ISP.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by buksida » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:02 pm

Tried all that - no joy, its getting on my tats now ... :cuss:

Others work, just got MiB III in under an hour.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by moja » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:27 pm

OK so just leave it there and one day you will look and it will be 50% downloaded without you having a clue as to why it has started! Have you left your computer on over night? Sometimes that works.

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Post by migrant » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:12 pm

I've had trouble if I download more than 5 at a time. I limit it to five and haven't had a problem yet, all on Utorrent
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Re: Documentaries

Post by buksida » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:18 am

Upgraded uTorrent and they started downloading, albeit painfully slowly.

Back to documentaries:
Charley Boorman - By Any Means
Charley travels from Ireland to Sydney using all modes of transport except planes: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291484/

BBC Wild Series
Excellent wildlife documentaries from the BBC Natural History Unit.
Wild China
Wild Africa
Wild South America
Wild Indonesia
Wild Caribbean
Wild Australia
Wild Europe

Torrent sites are patchy, most are on The Box but you cant download unless you upload, some can be found on VeeHD. Still trying to download these so if anyone has any good resources (that are not torrents) please post them.
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Post by Terry » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:37 am

Charley Boorman - By Any Means

Thanks for the reminder Buksi

No footy on TV in Hanoi this weekend - so downloading the 'couch entertainment' as I write.

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Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:10 pm

I've just watched a very interesting documentary called STORYVILLE: GOOGLE & THE WORLD BRAIN (BBC 4)

It's mostly about the Google project to digitise the world's books, which isn't quite dead yet, but is definitely not well.

I'm not really a technophobe, but I suppose I could fairly be described as a slowly evolving technodinosaur, and a lot of the ideas and opinions were quite new to me. They even touched on the idea that in the not-too-distant future, we will all in effect be walking CCTV cameras for Google.

The arguments on either side are for another thread, but the upshot of this (probably) failed project seems to be that libraries in Europe and the US have been inspired to begin creating their own digital libraries whose contents will be freely available to the public. That's what they say, anyway.

Anyway, very interesting, and a very global look at the issue.
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Post by dtaai-maai » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:36 pm

I've just watched a fantastic documentary called THE BEATLES, PLEASE PLEASE ME, REMAKING A CLASSIC (BBC 4). It celebrates the recording of the Beatles' 1st album (in one day) by having assorted singers/bands/musicians do the same, under similar time constraints, live on Radio 50 years later.

Some great artists, great performances, interesting interviews - an absolute gem that I will definitely keep on my hard drive.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Homer » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:32 pm

Searching for Sugar Man

Almost passed on this one because of the title. Really glad I didn't. From IMDB with my editiing in braces:

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations [and, most importantly, the message in the songs fit perfectly with the beliefs and motivations of the white anit-apartheid movement. Rodriguez's music was the soundtrack of a revolution]. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

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Post by caller » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:48 pm

dtaai-maai wrote:I've just watched a fantastic documentary called THE BEATLES, PLEASE PLEASE ME, REMAKING A CLASSIC (BBC 4). It celebrates the recording of the Beatles' 1st album (in one day)
Agree with that. I recorded it when it was shown a week or so ago and watched it at the weekend. I was wondering whether the new versions, some very different to the originals, would end up as a released album?
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Homer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Homer wrote:Searching for Sugar Man
Forgot to mention it won an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Documentary.

I wonder how many 'best' film winners had their funding cut off when the film was 90% done? The fiilmmaker finished shooting with an iPhone app, then used his laptop apps to edit the film and create the score. After it was accepted as the opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival, his former money source asked if they could give the filmmaker some more money. Story at http://www.moviescopemag.com/features/s ... to-screen/

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Re: Documentaries

Post by buksida » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:30 pm

BBC Wild Arabia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013y0dy

Some absolutely stunning HD wildlife videography and a lot of things I never knew about the region. Well worth watching.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by buksida » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:57 pm

BBC Two Rise of the Continents

This is a gem for natural history and geology buffs, learned a few new things myself ...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01993gc

Currently running on Expat TV.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:33 am

I've just watched the first of 2 episodes of Whicker's War, a documentary account of his experiences as a very young officer in Italy in the AFPU (Film/photography Unit). Made in 2004. Classic Whicker.
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