Socrates Doco

This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  kiwi 1 year, 10 months ago.

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  • #212627

    sjs – GiH Admin
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    Aristotelic

    This is a link to the BBC documentary on Socrates. The presenter is a bit annoying but there’s some interesting stuff there as she wanders around Athens making soundbites.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b065gv2m/genius-of-the-ancient-world-2-socrates

    GiH Admin

  • #212628

    kolofarthos
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    Homeric

    Bettany? annoying? Can’t say I noticed….. or remember what she says……too busy drooling :-) or is that my old age causing dribbles down the chin :unsure: and she is not just a “presenter” but a very well qualified historian, tutor and author! I find the way the programmes are put together the biggest failings with a lot of walkabouts but really good stuff otherwise! Each to his own eh? :good:

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  kolofarthos.
  • #212632

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    U.S. Mortals out of the UK can’t see it. We are banned.

    Kolly you now qualify for DOM status one step up from GOM. reb_bravo

  • #212652

    jodevizes
    Participant
    Oracle

    Personally I prefer the Monty Python take on philosophers.

    Kiwi, if you get a VPN you should be able to watch it.

  • #212655

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Bettany, what an annoying presentation style. Says a sentence and then walks out of shot. Another sentence, walks out of shot. Stop moving woman and give us some information!

    Definitely worth a VPN – I use HMA which was bought by Avast recently and I think they package it now in their anti-virus. Worth a look.

     

    GiH Admin

  • #212690

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    I see my iPad has spelt us as U.S. Gotta keep watching everything I write like a hawk.

    Any ideas on what VPN one should use? I still have the app for ITV on my iPad but that also knows I’m not in UK.

  • #212692

    kolofarthos
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    Homeric

    Bettany, what an annoying presentation style. Says a sentence and then walks out of shot. Another sentence, walks out of shot. Stop moving woman and give us some information! 

    Yes that is what I find annoying too but that is not her fault it is the director’s and the way the info is presented. It is a style that has become more prevalent of late and just really shows a lack of good artistic interpretation. Still it is not easy to present historical stuff when a lot of it is a presenter talking to camera and there is little original film of the subject! :negative:

  • #212694

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Kiwi, one I know of (no recommendation as not a user ) is Tunnelbear

  • #212696

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Thanks kolly.  A lot cheaper than some of the others.

    Only 500 mb free a month so wouldn’t be able to watch anything much unless paying.

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