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Old Jun 13th 2016, 5:23 am
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Escape to the chateau is a bit of a predictable beast. It follows the usual townies upping sticks to the country buying a place which they sometimes need to do up. The moated French chateau in question though I have to say is superficially beautiful and in 12 acres looks a steal for £290k
The problem is, it is falling apart, the participants are a bit irritating in their eccentricities, they cannot speak French and they " have no money" although I wonder how much Channel 4 is subsidising them.
I gather, a four parter, weirdly compelling
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Escape to the chateau is a bit of a predictable beast. It follows the usual townies upping sticks to the country buying a place which they sometimes need to do up. The moated French chateau in question though I have to say is superficially beautiful and in 12 acres looks a steal for £290k
The problem is, it is falling apart, the participants are a bit irritating in their eccentricities, they cannot speak French and they " have no money" although I wonder how much Channel 4 is subsidising them.
I gather, a four parter, weirdly compelling
Sorry, couldn't watch anyone called Angel who is tree hugging hippy designer for more than 3 minutes lol
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Sorry, couldn't watch anyone called Angel who is tree hugging hippy designer for more than 3 minutes lol
I actually think that he is actually more irritating, agreed, not much in it... I'm trying to ignore the pair of them and just try and imagine what I would do with the place.
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Oh the place is phenominal, the people, not so much.

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Escape to the chateau is a bit of a predictable beast. It follows the usual townies upping sticks to the country buying a place which they sometimes need to do up. The moated French chateau in question though I have to say is superficially beautiful and in 12 acres looks a steal for £290k
The problem is, it is falling apart, the participants are a bit irritating in their eccentricities, they cannot speak French and they " have no money" although I wonder how much Channel 4 is subsidising them.
I gather, a four parter, weirdly compelling
You're so posh.
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You're so posh.
Aye-up lad, I was on the Canals in Rochdale in the middle of my last programme binge, flat cap on th'ead and the bloody whippet felt into the water
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Mum on BBC is quietly hilarious, give it a few episodes
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OITNB is back
I believe the NB part refers to New Brunswick but I'm not sure about OIT.

Orange is the New Brunswick? Doesn't really make sense.
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Escape to the chateau is a bit of a predictable beast. It follows the usual townies upping sticks to the country buying a place which they sometimes need to do up. The moated French chateau in question though I have to say is superficially beautiful and in 12 acres looks a steal for £290k
The problem is, it is falling apart, the participants are a bit irritating in their eccentricities, they cannot speak French and they " have no money" although I wonder how much Channel 4 is subsidising them.
I gather, a four parter, weirdly compelling
we watch is cos Batsman likes the crazy colonel and I enjoy being irritated by the floozy Angel. I note that Colonel Dick calls her Angela. I suppose he won't have much money from all those TV shows he's done and his army pension. Hopefully his wife will be getting a fair share of it all
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The Five...shown recently on Sky. 10 x 1 hr episodes. It is excellent.
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No such thing as the news on BBC player is hilarious.

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Just saw episode one. Very good. Cringeworthy and classy at the same time.

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we watch is cos Batsman likes the crazy colonel and I enjoy being irritated by the floozy Angel. I note that Colonel Dick calls her Angela. I suppose he won't have much money from all those TV shows he's done and his army pension. Hopefully his wife will be getting a fair share of it all
It shows how out of touch I am with UK TV, never seen him before. Scapheap challange used to be quite entertaining with Robert Llewelyn . It amused me that the Guardian critic suggested that they were using her red hair dye to work out where the poo was pumped into the moat. I would have thought just watching for floating logs would be easier
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Originally Posted by Tangram
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I have all the eps so far but haven't watched them yet.
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