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Old 9th August 2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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Talking to the dead TV show-UK

On Channel 4 UK now so later on +1 and maybe 4 on demand.

"Unprecedented access to a London spiritualist church to discover how belief in the afterlife has transformed people's lives."
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Old 9th August 2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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I watched the programme, it was spoiled by the uncritical presenter who seemed to take everything he was told at face-value. A publican friend of one of the spiritualists was the only person who questioned their beliefs, he obviously thought it was complete twaddle and found it especially difficult to accept that his children had chosen him as their father.

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Old 9th August 2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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The doctor on this show made me upset when he described proscribing anti-depressants to a patient and then proceeding to tell her he had seen her father who had died, as a GP he should know better.
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Old 9th August 2009, 03:55 PM   #4
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Yes the presenter was impressed by the Doctor who merely said he saw sheet music this was enough to convince him that he was in contact with his deceased Father. Of course the doc supposedly gave more details but these weren't shown.
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Old 10th August 2009, 09:59 AM   #5
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The presenter was also wowed by the doctor's uncanny suggestion that his musical grandfather "was slightly disappointed that he hadn't quite achieved all he wanted to". Well, assuming the presenter's granddad didn't conduct the London Philharmonic, that's a fairly safe bet, surely?

It wasn't a completely dreadful programme, in that it didn't swallow the woo whole, but it was certainly leaning that way. The angle seemed to be "well, there might be something in it or there might not, but if it makes these people happy then who cares?" Makes you wonder why they bothered making the programme in the first place.

My favourite bit was the guy with the Polaroid picture of his aura. "It's taken with a special camera."
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I didn't see the programme but this (see below) promises to be a right ol cosy wankfest as more bald men get a prime time opportunity to fight reverentially about an imagined comb.



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Sunday 16 August
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The leading figures of the five principal faiths in the UK - Anglican, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu - discuss the continued relevance of religion in their lives in 21st century Britain. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, Muslim theologian Tariq Ramadan, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Swami Pramtattvadas talk about their beliefs and answer questions on their respective faiths.
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Were they talking to the Honorable Members of the House of Lords?

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