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    Downloading nostalgia.

    Recently I have been downloading a lot of TV programmes and movies which I am storing, unwatched. When I take my boat across the Pacific, I won't have access to TV generally, as Satellite systems for boats are unavailable to all but those with Smeglike finances.

    I'm dropping down loads of modern stuff, but at 750gb, its getting tougher to find anything decent. So, I went back in time. I've been getting the entire series of such things as The Wonder Years, Huckleberry Hound, Donald Duck, Bewitched and I Dream of Genie. Even The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Twilight Zone, Hancock's Half Hour, Citizen James, Life on Mars, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Three Stooges and Metal Mickey. I have also picked up on Old movies from ancient (All Quiet on The Western Front), to 40s and 50s classics with Monroe, Bogart, Ladd and Cooper. (Indeed just managed to hold a small screening of The King and I {Yul Brynner} for some inquisitive locals).

    During calms, and particularly on the longest leg between Mexico and the French Marquesas, I will have unparalleled high quality viewing tailored purely to my own tastes.

    It's bloody terrific!

    Any suggestions on obscure but good programmes up to the late 60s, will be welkcomed

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    Lost in Space
    Batman
    The Green Hornet
    The Monkees
    The Banana Splits
    Blake 7
    Space 1999
    The Goodies
    Dr Who
    Star Trek
    Rawhide
    Bonanza
    The Lone Ranger

    Though I must say, at 750 gb with a movie running at 700 mb you can't have that much.

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    The water margin (actually early 70s, I think)


    anyway - this site may give you a few ideas:

    http://the60sofficialsite.com/Televi...n_the_60s.html


    on thinking - more recent (much) but have you seen Boston Legal? Bloody funny.

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    ^^About 1600 hours on a rough calculation.

    ^Great site, thanks Nid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue water dreaming
    Any suggestions on obscure but good programmes up to the late 60s
    Mash
    Honeymooners
    Twilight Zone
    Hitchcock Presents
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (BBC Series)

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    Sgt bilko
    Highway patrol.... if only for the wonderful 50's american cars.
    Hogans heroes.

    And more recently,

    Frasier
    The wire

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    Adam 12
    The Professionals
    The Sweeny

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    Boys from the Blackstuff by Alan Bleasdale

    Boys from the Blackstuff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Minder

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    Pedantic bastard
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    later again: When the boat comes in

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    And obviously ...Gilligans Island and Swiss Family Robinson..

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    Newer stuff: The Wire (already mentioned); The Shield; Prison Break; Pacific; Band of Brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Pacific; Band of Brothers.
    Enjoyed both of those.

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    The Prisoner

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    ^So did I, but of the two, I thought BoB was far superior due to better character development.

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    Pardon my ignorance but where and how does one download this sruff.
    I have never successfully downloaded anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Pardon my ignorance but where and how does one download this sruff.
    I have never successfully downloaded anything.
    Try these threads for some basic info Koojo -

    http://teakdoor.com/computer-news/11...torrentor.html (I want to become a Torrentor)

    http://teakdoor.com/the-multimedia-f...ent-sites.html (Torrent Sites.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue water dreaming
    (Indeed just managed to hold a small screening of The King and I {Yul Brynner} for some inquisitive locals).
    The film is banned in Thailand, and could get you jail time if you show "inquisitive locals"

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue water dreaming
    (Indeed just managed to hold a small screening of The King and I {Yul Brynner} for some inquisitive locals).
    The film is banned in Thailand, and could get you jail time if you show "inquisitive locals"
    So nice of you to draw attention to the fact!

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    Just managed to get onto the complete series 'Oz' for those who remember the good folk of Emerald City.

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    50,Mutiny on theBounty,Gilligans Island

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    Is it all in glorious technicolor ?

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    Swiss Family Robinson.
    Robinson Crusoe
    Cast Away
    Lifeboat
    Titanic
    Poseidon Adventure
    The Triangle
    Doco about the USS Indianapolis

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    Old Series I have recently dowmnloaded.

    PRIVATE SCHULTZ
    DAD'S ARMY
    STEPTOE AND SON
    FAWLTY TOWERS
    TIME TUNNEL
    PLANET OF THE APES
    TOMORROW PEOPLE
    CRACKER
    BATMAN
    BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF
    COLDITZ (Though it stalled after one completed pisode, but still trying)
    HAWAII 5-0 (ORIGINAL)
    KUNG FU
    THE ROCKFORD FILES
    KOJAK
    THE UNTOUCHABLES (1950's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    The film is banned in Thailand, and could get you jail time if you show "inquisitive locals"
    It may be banned but I have seen fake copies of the DVD being sold many many times in Panthip and IT Mall. Same for Anna And The King as well, but not as often....

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    Just downloaded the first series of Laugh In. In the 60s I just thought it was a bit funny. Nowadays, I can see it really was very sophisticated in production and it remains very funny.

    "We award next week's Flying Fickle Finger of Fate to California Governor Ronald Reagan. We don't know what for yet, but plenty will come up in the next seven days".

    The comments about Hubert Humphry, George Wallace, the Vietnam war are especially damning in retrospect. Grab Laugh In if you can and if you want a true l;augh...and if you still think Goldie hawn and Chelsea Brown are porkable.

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