Florence Foster Jenkins on BBC iPlayer for 29 days
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Florence Foster Jenkins on BBC iPlayer for 29 days

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Found 6th Aug
Not a deal as such, just a reminder that in case you missed this excellent movie on tele last night. It is on BBC iPlayer for next 29 days. Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant were both nominated for a Bafta and Golden Globe and Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress in Oscar last year.

Please don't remind me that everything on iPlayer is free and I could have posted any movie/show on iPlayer. I just warn to draw attention to people who might otherwise have missed this excellent movie.

Blurb:
Based on a true heartwarming story. In the autumn of 1944, as war rages in the Pacific, New York heiress and founder of the Verdi Club Florence Foster Jenkins devotes her life to music with the unswerving support of her eminent actor and monologist husband St Clair Bayfield. Delighted to provide support for other musicians, she is finally inspired by a Lili Pons recital to revive her own singing career, despite having very little talent in that regard.
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ylssignal21 m ago

It's not free when you have to pay the tv license which isn't overly worth …It's not free when you have to pay the tv license which isn't overly worth it these days


The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package
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Watched it last night, was surprised at how enjoyable it was. May be voted cold but it's a good deal!
LINK - IMDB 6.9 rating is a sign its very good, will give it a go
I missed this last night so it will be good to get another chance to see it today. Thank you ChowYunFat.
Edited by: "n15hu" 6th Aug
After seeing Hugh Grant play Jeremy Thorpe recently, I'll definitely give this a go
Saw a free screening at the cinema.Good film.
Edited by: "AW0079" 6th Aug
Thoroughly enjoyed it last night
A great film, Meryl Streep screeching got on my nerves a bit but thats was paramount to the part she played. I loved it and had a wee tear in my eye at the end.
Betabet15 m ago

A great film, Meryl Streep screeching got on my nerves a bit but thats was …A great film, Meryl Streep screeching got on my nerves a bit but thats was paramount to the part she played. I loved it and had a wee tear in my eye at the end.


Me too!
Last night was the second time I've watched it. Hugh Grant is also very good (and "Howard" from Big Bang Theory!).

First time I saw it I commented that in some of the street scenes the buildings were similar to those in Liverpool's old business district - turns out I was right! They were in fact shot in Liverpool with some CGI enhancements to resemble N.Y.
Edited by: "sjs31" 6th Aug
It's not free when you have to pay the tv license which isn't overly worth it these days
I must be in the minority here, both the wife and I watched the film last night and thought it was awful. The wife a Merel Streep fan actually gave up half way through and was surprised that I watched it to the end (so was I).
davewave1 h, 35 m ago

LINK - IMDB 6.9 rating is a sign its very good, will give it a go

Since when can you call a 6.9 rating 'very good'?
ylssignal21 m ago

It's not free when you have to pay the tv license which isn't overly worth …It's not free when you have to pay the tv license which isn't overly worth it these days


The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package
bseal194711 m ago

The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. …The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package



you honestly dont want to start that sort of debate off
wingatewood1 h, 23 m ago

I must be in the minority here, both the wife and I watched the film last …I must be in the minority here, both the wife and I watched the film last night and thought it was awful. The wife a Merel Streep fan actually gave up half way through and was surprised that I watched it to the end (so was I).



Turned it off after 30 mins, total pish and over acted pish at that.
Excellent film. Great performances from both Meryl and Hugh. Recommended.
Free forever if you get_iPlayer
robertybob56 m ago

Free forever if you get_iPlayer


Where?
The news is on BBC later perhaps I should post that as a freebie. I also enjoy watching The Chase, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and various films that come on TV from time to time. Anyone else care to post their choice of what's on tv? Please don't.
bseal19475 h, 44 m ago

The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. …The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package

But surely in these modern times you shouldn’t need a licence to own a television? Guns, drive a car etc etc but a tv?
I agree in principal. But the license fee funds BBC in lieu of advertising which pays for other services. If we had to pay a monthly subscription but still got bombarded with adverts would that be better?
bseal19471 h, 5 m ago

I agree in principal. But the license fee funds BBC in lieu of advertising …I agree in principal. But the license fee funds BBC in lieu of advertising which pays for other services. If we had to pay a monthly subscription but still got bombarded with adverts would that be better?


It's about choice - I don't like the choice between Prison or a compulsory TV tax of £146 with no choice over the type, nature of the service provided by self appointed experts.

Also, I have lived in the US for a while - and fully expected their TV to be rubbish, as the BBC continually told us how dam lucky we were vs the US. Well - Iin fact it was excellent - loads of quality channels - HBO, National Geo (science/nature), History, Biographies - yes that's a channel, True Crime, Animals (take your pick of interest subjects) - amazing comedy, current affairs, news, movies and quality drama - yes all for roughly the same cable subscription($20 pm) fee as the license fee per year!
Edited by: "trampjuice" 6th Aug
bseal194710 h, 44 m ago

The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. …The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package


Not to mention the licence also goes toward the maintaining the infrastructure of transmitters and all that goes along with that (which covers all terrestrial channels, not just BBC)
trampjuice4 h, 16 m ago

It's about choice - I don't like the choice between Prison or a compulsory …It's about choice - I don't like the choice between Prison or a compulsory TV tax of £146 with no choice over the type, nature of the service provided by self appointed experts. Also, I have lived in the US for a while - and fully expected their TV to be rubbish, as the BBC continually told us how dam lucky we were vs the US. Well - Iin fact it was excellent - loads of quality channels - HBO, National Geo (science/nature), History, Biographies - yes that's a channel, True Crime, Animals (take your pick of interest subjects) - amazing comedy, current affairs, news, movies and quality drama - yes all for roughly the same cable subscription($20 pm) fee as the license fee per year!


Silly question. Can you have a TV set in US and receive any channels without a minimal monthly subscription? Because obviously here if you purchase a tv you are signing up to a £140+ a year service to be allowed to use said TV
trampjuice7 h, 18 m ago

It's about choice - I don't like the choice between Prison or a compulsory …It's about choice - I don't like the choice between Prison or a compulsory TV tax of £146 with no choice over the type, nature of the service provided by self appointed experts. Also, I have lived in the US for a while - and fully expected their TV to be rubbish, as the BBC continually told us how dam lucky we were vs the US. Well - Iin fact it was excellent - loads of quality channels - HBO, National Geo (science/nature), History, Biographies - yes that's a channel, True Crime, Animals (take your pick of interest subjects) - amazing comedy, current affairs, news, movies and quality drama - yes all for roughly the same cable subscription($20 pm) fee as the license fee per year!


But then the cost of broadband/mobile is typically more expensive in the US to counter this.
bseal19476th Aug

The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. …The license fee that pays for all bbc tv channels and Radio channels. There have been some superb dramas on bbc recently. Also excellent radio coverage. Bbc 4 which has some great documentaries and music. I still think the fee is good value a less than a pint a week. We watch bbc far more than we do any of the other channels on our cable package


License fee is worth it for Red Rock alone (about the only thing I watch on the BBC apart from the news and People Just Do Nothing which is going to be in its final season )!

To all the Red Rock fans:

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Thebobwil14 h, 13 m ago

Since when can you call a 6.9 rating 'very good'?


6.9 is always very good approximately, if you understands how IMDB ratings work. The 1000th all time top film as voted by viewers has a rating of 7.3. If you call these arbitrarily best or outstandibg for 1000 best films ever as voted on IMDB. This is 6.9, which seems to be very good.

There are nearly half a million movies on the IMDB database, in case you didn't know what 1000th means with 7.3 rating.

Or, simply, ask yourself in a 180 degree flip of your question:-

Since when can you call a 6.9 rating not a 'very good'?

davewave15 h, 48 m ago

LINK - IMDB 6.9 rating is a sign its very good, will give it a go

bseal194718 h, 59 m ago

Silly question. Can you have a TV set in US and receive any channels …Silly question. Can you have a TV set in US and receive any channels without a minimal monthly subscription? Because obviously here if you purchase a tv you are signing up to a £140+ a year service to be allowed to use said TV


There is free digital HD freeview in the US since 2009 but you can also get a satellite dish and get even more free US channels and cheaper than cable subscriptions. Obviously funded by adverts.
Edited by: "trampjuice" 7th Aug
American free TV programs are not great. All the quality programs that come over here are usually on the pay channels over there.
Very funny film.
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