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TV programmes and films - what are your favourites?

Just wondering what we all watch when there's not much on the television? Quadrophenia is the obvious one of course, but I confess I've never seen it all the way through.
On the series front, on my shelf there are box sets of the Mrs Peel & Tara King Avengers, of Gerry Anderson’s UFO, some original Star Trek.
Films wise, I’ve the 1967 Casino Royale (plotless and confused, but I love every weird minute), The Italian Job, Roman Holiday, all the Beatles films (sorry…), Breakfast at Tiffany's, etc. There’s Metropolis, some lesser known French films, a Small Faces documentary, and Cracked Actor.  
On the more general side of things there are also two of my favourite films, 2001 and Lawrence of Arabia, but my favourite film of all must be How to Steal a Million, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.

What're your favourites? 

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  • While I'm at it, I cannot get over the election of Trump. He has always reminded me of a villain from Gotham City. One that Batman couldn't stop this time.

    We live in interesting times.

    • hell, were doing a great job destroying ourselves. I came in from Standing rock North Dakota and its BAD. the cops are even arresting and assaulting men of the cloth (Pastors, priests, rabbis etc.)

    • No D.A.P.L. ( NO Dakota Access Pipe Line)

    • Don't laugh. I just might hightail it out of here before too long. The USA is now a scary country. Especially in North Dakota.

    • Sorry to hear that Duane......you shouldn't have to leave your native homeland out of fear. (This coming from a Jew in Indiana !?!)

    • My heartfelt compassion, Duane.

    • Thank you :) I  would look out at the roads hoping to see an army of scooters and parkas coming to help out at Standing Rock.

    • Funny you say that Duane; I was looking out for a delegation of Tribal Rlders to come and help us scrub off the swastikas and KKK symbols that have been sprayed on walls in our local community over the past few days.

    • That is appalling Graham. These baboons are always in the shadows waiting to exploit any situation they can twist to their own advantage. If they had two brain cells they could work out that those symbols represent those who are responsible for the situation that inflames their feeling of oppression.

      This bandwagon will not get into gear. Now Trump has gained the position he sought, he will renege on all those brutish promises he made to sucker the extremist to vote for him.

      In the meantime I am sure you can count  on the support of the vast majority of decent people, who would want no part of this madness. 

    • Well John, I know I am talking to an old hand when I say we have seen it all before.....Enoch Powell in the 60's created quite a stir, and many people aligned themselves with his alarmist rhetoric because they felt marginalised and disempowered. Then there was the Thatcher years with the Brixton and Toxteth Riots, the Scarman report etc. (I actually lived in Brixton at the tim; a couple of hundred yards from the notorious "Front Line"  and Electric Avenue that Eddie Grant immortalised in song). The "troubles" that spilled over from the streets of Belfast to the pubs and public places of London and the southeast. Then we had the whole Rock Against Racism counter-movement. In  hindsight I take a more balanced view, and am able to appreciate more of the points of view of the factions involved, even though I may not agree. I try not to get too ruffled or excited about things like a few impotent displays of racist or antisemitic sentiment...... but I won't live in fear of the bellicose posturing of a few disaffected people. 

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