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Anonymous


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 11:39am Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Ok there isn't really a lack of good culture in Poland, it's just that I don't speak the language yet and I stupidly moved here in exactly the year that the BBC decided to bring back Doctor Who. Subsequently I have to wait for the DVDs before I can see it because I'm a stickler for watching pure, unpirated material. Also I am completely ignorant of Kingdom, have seen very little of QI except for the occasional nibble on YouTube and have been completely denied Mr Fry's documentary on bipolar disorder, which I would love to have seen because I particularly admire his non-fiction oeuvres such as "Paperweight".
All this preamble leads me to a question - does anybody know a legal method by which I can receive terrestrial or digital BBC channels on computer or television (preferably television) in Poland? I am aware of a BBC satellite channel, but this is merely a selective offering of their output on other channels. I would also be interested in finding out how to receive ITV and Channel 4, as I would very much like to encourage my grandparents to move here for the rest of their lives and being able to see "Coronation Street" would be an added encouragement.

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ClareBear


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 11:52am Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Last I heard, the BBC were looking at some sort of On Demand service like Channel 4's. ( http://www.channel4.com/4od/ )

QI series 1 is available on dvd after a mass petition, as is the new Doctor Who (series 1 and 2 so far)

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Anonymous


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 12:07pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Bless you. Where did you hear this? I would love to know more. By the way, I have the first 2 seasons of the new Doctor Who. An old friend of mine (and Dorothy, as it happens) bought me the first season as a wedding present and I bought the second on my last return visit to England in September. I must say I am enjoying it immensely.

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ClareBear


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 1:29pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
I found out about it here, as a matter of fact.

http://stephenfry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712

Mildly miffed, as the Digital Rights stuff stops Mac users from being able to use it. Same for 4OD.

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Anonymous


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 2:02pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Also annoying - living abroad means I cannot access anything about Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures on the BBC Website, let alone watch the programmes!

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meekychuppet


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 3:36pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Bez roznicy.

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Anonymous


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 3:47pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Had to ask my wife what that meant! What do you mean by saying it, meekychuppet?

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Aoibheann


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 4:35pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Had to ask my wife what that meant! What do you mean by saying it, meekychuppet?

I think it might be easier to ask what doesnt he mean by it........

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meekychuppet


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 6:33pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
"Bai-ze rouge-neet-syay"

Literally "No difference" - basically what the Poles say to mean "Whatever" and it was nothing really.

Czy niebo i ziemia sie zatrząsły gdy sie urodziłem? Bóg wie, że wątpię. Nigdy nie rozumiałem dlaczego muszę pisać- ta obsesja głupców

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Aoibheann


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 7:05pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Sinne Firnna Fáil, A tá fé gheall ag Éirinn; buion dár slua thar toinn do ráinig chugainn. Fé mhóid bheith saor, sean tír ár sinsir feasta, ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fé'n tráil. Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil, le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil, le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar, seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.

Am i right or am i right....?

Can i get an Amen................!!

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ysabella


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 7:11pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Ik kan er geen soep van koken.

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Aoibheann


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 7:12pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
And might i add.... Tiocfaidh ár lá.


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Aoibheann


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 9:26pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
My girl Sarah knows what im sayin................ Amen sister....!

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ysabella


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 9:35pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Well, what I said was "I can't boil any soup from it." That's a Dutch saying meaning I can't make much out of it.

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Crazy_in_a_box


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Posted Wed Apr 11th, 2007 10:09pm Post subject: Cultural starvation in Poland
Amen to that lol! Up the Irish!!!!






might I just add: Woop!

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