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by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 178
Views: 5912

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Also, I recently watched Carnage, a spoof documentary presented by Simon Amstell set in the year 2067 when everyone is vegan and looking back at the time we ate meat (also on the iPlayer).
is it any good ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:01 pm
http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5257 <-- OC thread.
It looks like this is the thread to be
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Or BAFTA winning sit coms
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Question 11. I thought it was easy, but no one's cracked it yet.

Or attempted it, for that matter.
Most popular sit coms of the sixties , seventies, eighties and nineties
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Only Connect, best episode ever.
Well done.
Also a good episode for me, surprisingly got more right
than usual.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

We are nearly a quarter way through the year nearly and still not got one right yet
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Just got the Henry one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

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by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
Richard
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
The theatre?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Anyone pick the scumbag IRA terrorist.
RIH Martin McGuiness
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Ttbomk, no
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25064

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Euan Slatter wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Pretty much anyone on EastEnders
Especially the fictional ones
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Did anyone pick David Rockefeller ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

The legendary Chuck Berry has died aged 90
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Well done Graham and his team......Good luck in the semis.
Although a little disappointed at your lack of Prince knowledge :D
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 78
Views: 4326

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Get Out.
A very well made modern horror story with Stepford Wives and Rosemarys Baby as its influences.
The director is black which made it less uncomfortable viewing, considering its themes.
Not as good but the best horror I've seen since Don't Breathe
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4541

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

For the sake of pedantry only, it is however tenuous, countdown related.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4541

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I've just watched a very good horror/ psychological thriller called Get Out.
Very good although I am not ao sure it would have been so well received if it was made by a white director though, given the premise.
Btw this is probably in the wrong thread aswell
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4541

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Yes you are right.
I think you should post it in the Countdown section though.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Well done son of Cropper, a real tour de force there.
Rudd had a bit of an off day by her (?) standards
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: Confectionery

I think it may need its own sub thread, but how about mints.
My favourite chewy mints were pacers, sadly no longer available.
Favourite sucky mints are sugar free polos , though if you have more than five at a time you will get the shits
. Favourite chocolate covered mints are Bendicks
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

One was credibly easy consider the devilishly difficult others
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25064

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:59 pm
People who think it's acceptable to go around without socks on (with or without shoes/slippers).
People who don't have an obvious hand towel in the bog room of their house/flat so that when visitors use it, they're left wondering which person's bath towel to use.
Presumably you mean men
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Phoenix nights ?
Closest anyone's got so far. here's question 4 for when you're ready for it.
Dave Spikey maybe ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 384
Views: 24142

Re: Politics in General

With HS2 on the horizon, Birmingham would be a good shout.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 96
Views: 8122

Re: Countdowners in the news

Thanks for doing that.
I think it's a non story really, with no substantiation.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 96
Views: 8122

Re: Countdowners in the news

I am on my phone not good with links.
However there is a website called Google which is quite useful.
Type Richard Whitely in the news section and it is the first story
I also pointed you in the direction of the BBC news website.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 96
Views: 8122

Re: Countdowners in the news

According to Ricky Tomlinson, Richard Whitely was a 'spook '.
It's on the BBC website
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 78
Views: 4326

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Hacksaw Ridge very good but very graphic. Watched Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea, both well after but very sad and depressing. Also I can recommend a film called Remember, an acting tour Dr force by Christopher Plummer, think Memento with geriatrics and Nazi war criminals. First film to...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

I know where you live :D :) ;) :( .
Couldn't resist.....How long ago was Sanctum gate ???.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Bill Paxton of Aliens and Frailty fame
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Phoenix nights ?
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: A Cry for Help (puzzles wanted!)
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: A Cry for Help (puzzles wanted!)

You could have some conundrums based on series champs names although I am not sure how many have 9 letters in their names
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Can you tell us if you want a connection to the tunes or the programmes
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:41 pm
Is a text version of this puzzle possible?
theme tune to coronation street, theme tune to jim'll fix it, theme tune to bullseye and theme tune to rainbow
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Re: Music connection question

Not operation Yew Tree.
Maybe all written by same musician ?
Maybe Jim
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 178
Views: 5912

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

For those of you with Amazon. I can recommend Sneaky Pete with Bryan Cranston in a small but epic role and I can also recommend Goliath, like a fine wine Billy Bob Thornton gets better with age
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

I've never heard a more energetic answer than the " Fritz Lang " the transgender girl gave at the denouement "The transgender girl" isn't really necessary, she has this handy thing that you can use to more easily identify her - it's called a name. Yes sorry it's Sophie Rudd. I have trouble remember...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 62
Views: 4397

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

I've never heard a more energetic answer than the " Fritz Lang " the transgender girl gave at the denouement
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3635

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That Dario B's Sunchyme samples Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy.
Also REM never covered Tears for Fears Mad World
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 178
Views: 5912

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Yes, Inside no 9 is very good . The Christmas special was good though my favourite episode ever was the 12 Days of Christine with Sheridan Smith
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 118
Views: 14997

Re: Only Connect

Spoiler alert








Well done Graham and teammates, in spite of a poor , by your standards, missing vowels round
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I see Tara Palmer-Tompkinson has just died.
that would have been a good pick, she was only 45 bless her
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Top 5, I doubt even Ed Sheerin would fail to do that.
bottom 5 almost certainly .
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 2805

Re: Breakfast

The only questionable things on a full English is fried bread and also chips, I can't understand having chips for brekkie although I don't mind d a hash brown.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 2805

Re: Breakfast

Got to be scrambled eggs on pugliese bread with sliced smoked salmon
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list. Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand). Standings @ 25/01/17: 1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another o...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25064

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:30 am
People who use backtick instead of apostrophe. "I`m fine, how`re you?" whaaaaat.
Didn't even know there was a backtick, let alone what it's function is.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25064

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:56 pm
People who make stupid squelching noises when they talk - normally when they're about to start talking.
Do you mean squelching as in John Merrick , or a different kind of squelching.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3635

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am
Al Murray's character is a satire.
In the same way Alf Garnet was
by Marc Meakin
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 947

Re: Crisps

They remind me of Bovril flavour from back in the seventies
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 947

Re: Crisps

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:53 pm
As Jim pointed out at COLIN, there was a crisps thread after all.
As my Cockness is not in doubt, that is definitely Mandela effect in action or a collective Alzheimer's incident
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25064

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who order food and then later have no clue what they've ordered and either try to claim someone else's food or when their own food arrives sit there for half an hour while the waiter/waitress is shouting out to find out ordered it. That sounds alcohol related. I can tolerate inebriated peopl...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Very sad to hear that John Hurt has passed away
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Any chance of putting Donald Trump on my wish list. Oops I mean death list.
Actually scrub that, let's have a sweepstake on how long he will be in office.
My vote is for 5 months
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 3965

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
He is another of my ' I thought he was dead already ' people.
As is Mary Tyler Moore who has just died
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4541

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Can't say I ever dreamt of pissing.
Had a fair few where I was a fireman though dousing the flames.
Woke up to the inevitable, my bed was alight, that's what you get for having an arsonist as a brother 😂
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4541

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Can't say I ever dreamt of pissing.
Had a fair few where I was a fireman though dousing the flames.
Woke up to the inevitable, my bed was alight, that's what you get for having an arsonist as a brother 😂
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 118
Views: 14997

Re: Only Connect

If I didn't know better I would say they were deliberately hard to prevent a repeat of previous comebacks