Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Beautiful Minds

Tomorrow, BBC4 TV will broadcast the first of their new Beautiful Minds series, and tomorrow's programme is about my Jenny, so we're very excited about that.

We have various friends and relatives spread around the world, and I emailed them all to say they could watch the programme on BBC iPlayer, but it turns out that's not the case.  There's some blocking device that prevents programmes being streamed outside the UK, which is a bit of a bugger.

We haven't actually seen the programme, so we don't know whether it's any good or not.  The ones we watched from the previous series were OK, we thought, so fingers crossed!

14 comments:

ArcticFox said...

iplayer is of course blocked to EVERY country outside UK - that's why we pay their stupid licence fee.... if you want me to obtain a copy of the programme through my USUAL internet channels and save it for you I could put it on disc or something.... and mail it to you.... just a thought - comes with no guarantee and relies on other people having the same idea :) share and share alike is what I say!!

ArcticFox said...

in fact and here is a REAL offer.... I've set a reminder for it on my freeview hard disc recorder and I COULD at a push burn a few cds for you if you wish!

Rob Clack said...

That's very kind of you, FoX, and I really appreciate it. However, in parallel with you, we've had the same idea. We've set our own DVD recorder to record it, and plan to burn the necessary DVD to distribute far and wide!

Hadn't quite got the thought processes up to speed at the time of posting!

ArcticFox said...

fair enough - not everyone has access to dvd recorder of course...... mostly for TV stuff I just download a video file from one of many "dodgy" sources after the event anyway. Happy to help though :)

Anonymous said...

And what a great programme it was. Never thought I could be hooked for an hour on palaeontology!

Stephen Thompson said...

It was absolutely superb. Loved every minute. Inspiring, funny and I loved seeing the Darwin badge on the motorbike. Also loved seeing my old Student Union bar shown on the TV. Seems odd that there was a single 'no smoking' bar - the window on the right.

Rob Clack said...

We really loved the programme and have had lots of very good feedback from all over the place.

I'm planning to have the doors widened here at home so we can get our heads through!

Cyn said...

Brilliant programme and so understandable for the dim. Was so impressed.

Zig said...

Rob, haven't been here for a while but watching Jenny (& you) on iplayer - thoroughly enjoying it!

Anonymous said...

Hi I thoroughly enjoyed to programme.
I worked across the road from the uni at the RVI & we spent our summer hols, on a Triumph T100, camping in Sutherland how big is Jenny's bike
Mag North

Rob Clack said...

Thank you all for lovely feedback and good luck with your op, Ziggy.

Mag North, I couldn't picture the RVI so used Google maps streetview to refresh my memory. Jenny was based in the Armstrong Building, so 'driving' around the streets of N'castle was very evocative!

Aint the interweb thingy wonderful?!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob thanks for reply. The RVI is just across the road from the Armstrong building.
My first son went to Greenland in 1982 with the British Schools Exploring Society then went on to do Geology BSc then, after a spell in a gold mine in South Africa an MSc at Newcastle in Engineering Geology.
My second son also did Geology after going to Alaska with BSES.
Even 1 of our dogs (a Boxer) had an interest in underwater geology bringing out rocks from rivers & steams!
Mag North

ArcticFox said...

finally got round to watching the programme.... very interesting indeed..... thoroughly educational without overloading my puny little brain!!

Rob Clack said...

Many people have said they liked the fact that it was easy to understand, which is great.

I found the Andre Geim episode fascinating, too, and of course, we've got Dawkins this week.