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“Marvellous” (2014), True-Life Movie On “Acorn” Really Is Marvellous & Very Uplifting.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the ‘Acorn.TV’ homepage for the movie.

Click to access ‘IMDb.com’ listing.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Baldwin_(Keele_University)

We watch a fair bit of ‘Acorn TV‘ — of late, the rather addictive detective series ‘Vera‘. Happen to see ‘Marvellous’ in the ‘New Releases’ section. Recognised Toby Jones, from the ‘Detectorists‘ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘, and knew that it would be worth watching. It sure was. It was a TREAT. Really was marvellous in all respects. A TRUE STORY and the real person makes cameo appearances in the movie.

Very well done. Really warms the cockles of your heart. You really should watch it. It is available, full-length, on YouTube.

I really liked. I might try and read the book. That is how much I liked and enjoyed this movie.

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by Anura Guruge


The Laconically Hilarious “Detectorists”, Series 3, From The BBC, Is Now On “Acorn TV”.

by Anura Guruge

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I RAVED about this show when it first aired on Acorn in 2015.

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.

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by Anura Guruge

BBC TV Came To Be This Day, 81-Years Ago; November 2, 1936. World’s First Regular TV Service.

by Anura Guruge

The original BBC TV logo.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Television

Alexandra Palace — the home of the first BBC TV studios. My U.K. ‘guardians’ lived directly beneath it, in Muswell Hill, 1969 – 1970, while I was attending Hill Hill. Know it well.

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.

We get Acorn TV (on our Roku). As such we have access to more BBC programming than most, e.g., the ‘Detectorists‘.

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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by Anura Guruge