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Royal mail seems to be a lucky dip at the moment. i had a magazine arrive within 5 days of its UK issue date last week, but the 4 issues prior to that (published fortnightly) are still in transit somewhere, i hope.
 

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Received my latest order from Andover Norton today. Six days from date of order. Excellent.

To my delight, rather than the sealed plastic bags for individual parts all of the parts were packaged in waxed-paper bags with self adhesive flaps. Definitely "green". Along with light weight cardboard box and dimpled cardboard packing its nice to see socially responsible shipping practices. Kudos to A-N.

As a bonus, DCI Fred Thursday can re-use the wax paper pouches to wrap his sandwiches.
 

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To my delight, rather than the sealed plastic bags for individual parts all of the parts were packaged in waxed-paper bags with self adhesive flaps. Definitely "green". Along with light weight cardboard box and dimpled cardboard packing its nice to see socially responsible shipping practices. Kudos to A-N.
At first glance, I hated the new packaging since I couldn't see what was inside and I mostly I order several of the the same thing. But, once I realized that I could open and reclose the bags I became very happy with the change. No more cutting the bag and having the extra parts fall out in my bins. I also like the new packing since I can more easily reuse it to ship things.
 

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Received my latest order from Andover Norton today. Six days from date of order. Excellent.

To my delight, rather than the sealed plastic bags for individual parts all of the parts were packaged in waxed-paper bags with self adhesive flaps. Definitely "green". Along with light weight cardboard box and dimpled cardboard packing its nice to see socially responsible shipping practices. Kudos to A-N.

As a bonus, DCI Fred Thursday can re-use the wax paper pouches to wrap his sandwiches.

You guys get Endeavour over there ?!
 

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Fast Eddie -

Endeavour is presented on Public Broadcasting Stations - Masterpiece Mysteries.
I often use it as an example of superior Television compared to some of the garbage produced in the states. Brilliant.
This Sunday is Season 7, Episode 3.

Cheers!
 
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Endeavour, Lewis, Heartbeat, George Gently, Foyle's War and others keep me going!

Glen
 

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Endeavour, Lewis, Heartbeat, George Gently, Foyle's War and others keep me going!

Glen

All good.

But you forgot Inspector Morse !!

And, you should add to the list, the ITV version of Sherlock Holmes, the one where Jeremy Brett plays Holmes. Classic.

And, of course, Agatha Christie’s Poirot with David Suchet playing Hercule ...
 

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Fast Eddie -

Endeavour is presented on Public Broadcasting Stations - Masterpiece Mysteries.
I often use it as an example of superior Television compared to some of the garbage produced in the states. Brilliant.
This Sunday is Season 7, Episode 3.

Cheers!

You guys know that Endeavour is set in the ‘60s right?

We don’t dress like that, or drive cars like that now.

Just wanted to clear that up, cos you might be disappointed if you came here on vacation otherwise ;)
 
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You guys know that Endeavour is set in the ‘60s right?

We don’t dress like that, or drive cars like that now.

Just wanted to clear that up, cos you might be disappointed if you came here on vacation otherwise ;)
Some of the British TV series I've seen in their entirety: Keeping up appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, Are you being served, Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, and my favorite Ballykissangel. Question: why are leading characters killed off - especially true in Ballykissangel?

You mean Last of the Summer Wine isn't today's way of life there :D
 

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I think that most of the time characters are killed off simply because the actors move on. Well, either that or we have a subdued sadistic streak !

Last of the Summer Wine is a true life documentary. In fact, those characters are tame, sane and normal compared to some real life ones!

One for your list: One foot in the Grave. The main character (Victor Meldrew) is a grumpy old man a role model to us all!

If we’re talking comedy, you have to add ‘Dads Army‘ to the list. And, from the same writers, and IMHO even better is ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’.

Dads Army is like Shakespeare in that witty one liners have entered the English language on their own right !
 
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Not sure if you guys on distant shores can get BBC I player.. if you can try these
Line of Duty
Spooks
Life on Mars
Ashes to Ashes
 
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Not sure if you guys on distant shores can get BBC I player.. if you can try these
Line of Duty
Spooks
Life on Mars
Ashes to Ashes
Having lived quite happily without television for nigh on twenty years, I came to Life On Mars quite late.. But what a soundtrack :) Follow up with Ashes To Ashes for some clever story telling too.....
 
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Having lived quite happily without television for nigh on twenty years, I came to Life On Mars quite late.. But what a soundtrack :) Follow up with Ashes To Ashes for some clever story telling too.....
It's the one liners in it for me and some would say how policing should be today... and not to mention the innuendo. Brilliant TV.....Fire up the Quattro!!!!!
 

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Have subscription to "Brit Box". Streaming service - "Broadchurch", "Grantchester", more.
David Tenant as the Devil in "Good Omens" was a trip.
Yes - I know that Endeavour was late '60s and early '70s. Sideburns are a giveaway. Love the Jag. Love the BSA in Grantchester (a B31?)

As this is a motorcycle site - attached is picture from my first trip to England. Summer of 1969. Visited Dave Degans at Dresda Motors.
Bought a fuel tank for my BSA. Still have their catalogue.

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and The Sweeney is always being repeated on ITV4 (have it on series record). Funny how John Thaw didnt look much different from Jack Regan to Morse... There are now as many Endeavour episodes as Morse episodes.
 
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All good.

But you forgot Inspector Morse !!

And, you should add to the list, the ITV version of Sherlock Holmes, the one where Jeremy Brett plays Holmes. Classic.

And, of course, Agatha Christie’s Poirot with David Suchet playing Hercule ...
I've watched every Morse episode at least twice now, might do a third run through.

My favourite line from Endeavour
Bright to Thursday
Bright" He orders an Indian takeaway then butchers the man who delivers it. What kind of person does this?"
Thursday , " He's a Food Critic sir"
Bright pauses then " Even so..."
 

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Have subscription to "Brit Box". Streaming service - "Broadchurch", "Grantchester", more.
David Tenant as the Devil in "Good Omens" was a trip.
Yes - I know that Endeavour was late '60s and early '70s. Sideburns are a giveaway. Love the Jag. Love the BSA in Grantchester (a B31?)

As this is a motorcycle site - attached is picture from my first trip to England. Summer of 1969. Visited Dave Degans at Dresda Motors.
Bought a fuel tank for my BSA. Still have their catalogue.

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Well that part probably hasn’t changed much !
 
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Have subscription to "Brit Box". Streaming service - "Broadchurch", "Grantchester", more.
David Tenant as the Devil in "Good Omens" was a trip.
Yes - I know that Endeavour was late '60s and early '70s. Sideburns are a giveaway. Love the Jag. Love the BSA in Grantchester (a B31?)

As this is a motorcycle site - attached is picture from my first trip to England. Summer of 1969. Visited Dave Degans at Dresda Motors.
Bought a fuel tank for my BSA. Still have their catalogue.

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Funnily enough we're away. Next week in our motorhome staying just outside West bay.....where Broadchurch was filmed
Really looking forward to climbing the spectacular Jurassic East cliff and consuming some summer lightning
 
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