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Life without the Beeb?

Must say we are very happy here in CH- but for us, BBC TV is a must. The News, Panorama, Question Time, Sunday morning debates, Spring Watch and other wildlife programmes, gardening, rugby and tennis, great houses, history... even Antiques Road show and, dare I say it, East Enders.
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Old 16.06.2011, 21:38
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

Life without the Beeb: peace at last!

... and don't get me started on the commercial channels...
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Old 16.06.2011, 21:39
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You can't get it? I am sure that we had a package with Swisscom that allowed us to view all the mainstream UK channels ... or is it a geographical problem?
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or is it a geographical problem?
Odile lives in the Welschland, so it's very likely that the ox is refusing to push the wheel which powers the local cable service.

You know how things are over in the west...
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You know how things are over in the west...
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We can - we have cable (yes even up here int'sticks). Just saying I'd really miss it if we didn't. French is my MT, but Swiss and French TV are so bad.
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Ahhh, understood. Yes, I would miss it too!
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

iPlayer is your friend (Just finished watching last night's "Apprentice") :-)
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Not in CH it isn't.
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Old 16.06.2011, 21:53
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I just love the Beeb. And not only for Doctor Who or Torchwood, but for all the shows about food and all the documentaries about the UK.



When I had to leave my genevan flat, where I had swisscom tv and come where I live now (parents' house in France) I stayed a few months without a good internet connection, so no Beeb for me....

Such an horrible time....
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You'd get used to it. Really, you would.

I used to love the telly - I grew up watching hours and hours of it, in between getting muddy in the brook and learning how to program a computer (fat lot of good the last one ever did me), and continued to enjoy it well into adulthood.

Then I just got bored of it. First of all, news and current affairs programmes started to irritate me (they're all so bloody biased), then documentaries got on my nerves (ooh, tramping Roman feet! Oooh, let's ask a dumb question then spend half an hour watching scientists trying to find the answer when I can read it on Wikipedia in thirty seconds!), then the persistent assault of crappy celebrity 'reality' shows ground me down, and, by the end, even Top Gear and Come Dine With Me didn't do it any more.

After failing to turn the telly on for a whole six months, I finally cancelled the contract last year, and haven't missed it once.

Now, when I'm visiting family who have the telly on, I find myself reaching for a book to read.

It's weird. If you'd told me all of this when I still lived in England, I'd have laughed in your face. But then I didn't have mountains to look at, and youtube wasn't half as good as it is now.

Funny how you adapt, isn't it?
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You'd get used to it. Really, you would.

I used to love the telly - I grew up watching hours and hours of it, in between getting muddy in the brook and learning how to program a computer (fat lot of good the last one ever did me), and continued to enjoy it well into adulthood.

Then I just got bored of it. First of all, news and current affairs programmes started to irritate me (they're all so bloody biased), then documentaries got on my nerves (ooh, tramping Roman feet! Oooh, let's ask a dumb question then spend half an hour watching scientists trying to find the answer when I can read it on Wikipedia in thirty seconds!), then the persistent assault of crappy celebrity 'reality' shows ground me down, and, by the end, even Top Gear and Come Dine With Me didn't do it any more.

After failing to turn the telly on for a whole six months, I finally cancelled the contract last year, and haven't missed it once.

Now, when I'm visiting family who have the telly on, I find myself reaching for a book to read.

It's weird. If you'd told me all of this when I still lived in England, I'd have laughed in your face. But then I didn't have mountains to look at, and youtube wasn't half as good as it is now.

Funny how you adapt, isn't it?
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Old 17.06.2011, 00:25
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You'd get used to it. Really, you would.

I used to love the telly - I grew up watching hours and hours of it, in between getting muddy in the brook and learning how to program a computer (fat lot of good the last one ever did me), and continued to enjoy it well into adulthood.

Then I just got bored of it. First of all, news and current affairs programmes started to irritate me (they're all so bloody biased), then documentaries got on my nerves (ooh, tramping Roman feet! Oooh, let's ask a dumb question then spend half an hour watching scientists trying to find the answer when I can read it on Wikipedia in thirty seconds!), then the persistent assault of crappy celebrity 'reality' shows ground me down, and, by the end, even Top Gear and Come Dine With Me didn't do it any more.

After failing to turn the telly on for a whole six months, I finally cancelled the contract last year, and haven't missed it once.

Now, when I'm visiting family who have the telly on, I find myself reaching for a book to read.

It's weird. If you'd told me all of this when I still lived in England, I'd have laughed in your face. But then I didn't have mountains to look at, and youtube wasn't half as good as it is now.

Funny how you adapt, isn't it?
Well, if you get muddy in the brook and then program your computer I can see why it wouldn't be very helpful. Computers can be very techy about water and muddy stuff.

I now have to use the BBCAmerica channel for my Beeb fix, although occasionally I wonder if PBS isn't better for that as BBCA has commercials and I haven't gotten used to Dr Who with commercial interruptions. Not to mention the desperately and insipid attempts to try and explain how it works to the stupids over here. I mean seriously, if one is watching Dr. Who then I think it is safe to assume that one gets it. No?
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Must say we are very happy here in CH- but for us, BBC TV is a must. The News, Panorama, Question Time, Sunday morning debates, Spring Watch and other wildlife programmes, gardening, rugby and tennis, great houses, history... even Antiques Road show and, dare I say it, East Enders.

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Swiss.com provide BBC channels ITV channels Channel 4 & 5 E4 I could not live with out it ,-)
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Old 17.06.2011, 12:07
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...We had to make our own amusement - BUT we were happy...
Hence the large family.
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