I’ve more or less given up on taping things on the telly for one or all of three reasons:
- Being able to find a blank/re-usable tape.
- Remembering to record the programme.
- Finding time to watch the programme recorded.
Actually, it’s usually the latter that gets in the way. I tape something, put it on a shelf and realise two months later that I didn’t really want to watch it after all.
The exception is Time Commanders on BBC2 on Sunday night. Can’t believe it hasn’t got its own BBC webpage. The format is dead simple — get a group of four people, two generals, two captains — to re-fight an ancient battle.
The last episode (watched last night) had four martial arts instructors re-living the Battle of Dara fought between the Byzantine Romans and the Persians in 530AD and a complete hash they made of it too.
I’ve been tempted to put the Parrots forward as a team, although the prospect of Miss P as a ‘general’ does fill me with dread, no doubt pulling back the cavalry because the horses are getting hurt. So how about a foursome of bloggers? Now that would be different.