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TV Review - European Nightmares

 
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jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 12:18 pm    Post subject: TV Review - European Nightmares  Reply with quote    

Ostensibly this program looks a the downside of buying abroad, the way assorted problems can occur, from being conned by the estate agent through to dodgy builders etc.

You might think it would make useful viewing for those of us, looking to downsize to a sunny location

But the program is the worst example I have ever seen of padded, dumbed down tripe, and it has been deleted from my recording schedule.

I can live at least a little, with hearing the history of the people involved, brings thing to life a bit, knowing that things are happening to real people.

What I can't cope with, is the sheer excess of dross but the final straw is the fact that every 10minute into the program, they feel the need to do a complete recap of what you have heard so far as if you have no short term memory at all. A lot of programmes seem to do this these days the European nightmares has to be the worst culprit I have ever watched.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When and which channel?

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was BBC as there were no adverts, but I am not sure of time or channel and trust me you don't want to waste your time.

I scan the sky+ program guide a couple of times a week and set things up to record, as such when a programme was actually on, tends to pass me by.

jema

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What was it about - can you remind me - it's a few mins since I read your first post....

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anyone seen "Homes under the Hammer" it is in almost exactly the same mould, endlessly recapping what has gone on before

jema

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