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The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive [Sep. 26th, 2006|10:30 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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Well, this documentary, broadcast in two parts on September 19th and 26th, was excellent. I've recognised behaviours from my grandfather, from my father, from two of my brothers... and from me as well.

Yesterday I was talking to watervole about the recent series of Doctor Who, wherein Sarah Jane Smith says "yes, some things are worth getting your heart broken for", and Reinette says "one may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel. [...] The Doctor is worth the monsters".

And today Stephen Fry -- who has been positing a button which, when pressed, would remove all the symptoms of manic depression -- says "no, I wouldn't press the button."

Neither would I.
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[User Picture]From: hddod
2006-09-26 09:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen any of this. I don't suppose you taped it?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-09-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
I didn't. I tend not to, since I have a long history of failing to watch things I've put on tape for later, so I gave up taping things.

I wasn't paying very close attention last week, because I was nursing an Exchange server while the programme was on, but I was able to watch tonight's half properly.

I know alexmc was interested in recording it (or finding someone else who had) -- see his comments here -- so I'll ask him when I see him, and he may have got a recording.
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[User Picture]From: makyo
2006-09-26 10:33 pm (UTC)
I have an avi copy of the first episode and should soon have a copy of the second. I could probably chuck them on a dvd for you if you like.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-09-27 06:22 am (UTC)
A copy of that to either poppy or myself would be welcome, yes please. Either on disk or as a link for download.
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[User Picture]From: julesjones
2006-09-27 06:27 am (UTC)
If there is a DVD floating about I would appreciate a copy at some point -- possibly to watervole to watch with her the next time I pass through sunny England.
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2006-09-27 09:12 am (UTC)
Seconded. It's very much something I'd like to watch too.
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