I had absolutely no idea that this was indeed the case — and, moreover, has been since July 2001. 18-years ago. WOW.
Another casualty of the Internet.
Yes, it is also true that once I could get cricket score on the Interweb (via. say ‘cricinfo‘) I lost interest in fiddling around with SW.
I just go myself a small radio from Amazon today so that I can EASILY listen to NPR during my walks. [I am off-crutches after 6-weeks and intend to do a fair amount of walking.] It had SW has a bonus. So, I was looking forward to listening to BBC on SW. Well, I guess that is not going to happen.
P.S., It was cheaper to get this $24 radio than messing around trying to get FM on my Google Pixel 2.
I happened, serendipitously, catch a trailer, on PBS, and knew, at once, that I had to watch this. Everything I like — all-things-British, period drama, innovation, aviation — in one movie. I have set the DVR to record.
Up here in the Northeast it is on Boston WGBH Channel 44 — their auxiliary channel to the main Channel 2. You will have to check the PBS listing in your area. It is at 8pm on Thanksgiving — Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Given that it is BBC produced it is bound to be superlative. The BBC, as YOU know, rarely lets the side down.
Somewhere around Friday, each week, I check PBS ‘primetime’ to make sure that I have the DVR set to record all shows of interest. This series, “The Woman in White” was being shown at 10pm on Sunday — which is usually NOT a slot reserved for promising masterpieces. But, the title alone was captivating. I hit the ‘Record Series’ button. I am sure glad I did.
We watched it today. It is GOOD. Echoes of Jane Eyre — and that is praise indeed. Teischan (12) actually said out loud that she liked it! She is hard to please and coming from her, this was also praise indeed.
You should still be able to catch Episode 1 on TV (if nothing else on Saturday night) or online. Definitely worth seeing. Looks very promising.
It is from the BBC. They don’t make too many duds.
This was GOOD. Thank YOU BBC. Thank YOU PBS.
Though the series is 9-years old I do not think I have seen it before. So, I am looking forward to it. I have been by the house in Amsterdam but never did the tour.
I have had Acorn for at least 2-years. Maybe more. We do watch it a fair bit, so it is worth it for us. You should check it out. There is a LOT of content and some good shows.
Search on “Acorn TV“.
The Diary Of Anne Frank
It is blinking, bloody brilliant. Dry, quirky, understated British humor at its sparkling best. The characters are a riot and the dialogue, pithy, but priceless.
Then to boot, you have this gorgeously melodic music from Johnny Flynn. Here, try out the opening soundtrack …
We watched Episode 1 of Series 3 on Saturday and it was beyond good.
If you can get it, do NOT miss it. It is a CLASSIC.
Oh, you also get to see a yellow TR7 — albeit, a hardtop.
Search on ‘Acorn TV’.
Wow. The Grand Ol’ Lady of Broadcasting — THE British Broadcasting Company (BBC). What a wonderful institution.
And we still watch the BBC — even if it is their superb, incomparable programs on PBS, ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ Seasons 1 -7 but an example.
81-years ago. 17-years before I was born. I first got to see BBC TV in August 1967. It was 31-years old by then!
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