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This show aired on BBC Channel 4 recently and for UK members with a TV Licence, it's well worth watching.

The Piano: A passion

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We in Australia are part of the UK family, right? We can't watch it due to 'rights'.

But that's ok heheh. I have something for you BBC.

That is also a passion for piano (and also a passion for DW). Brought to you by yamaha P-515.

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This where a VPN comes in handy???

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Originally Posted by bluebilly
This where a VPN comes in handy???

You need to have a TV licence as well.


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@Animisha - this can be circumvented by just saying yes when asked

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Sure it must be a crap show (and probably is) but My teacher appears in the first few seconds! Now a must watch!


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Oh, and he's a Waugh.


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Originally Posted by chopin_r_us
Sure it must be a crap show (and probably is)

Why so negative?


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It's normally some wide-eyed nincompoop. A Waugh is worth watching for its own sake.


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Originally Posted by chopin_r_us
It's normally some wide-eyed nincompoop.

How can anyone who is passionate about the piano be a nincompoop? cool


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Being that I reside in the UK and a TV license holder I saw it, if anything to justify the license fee on a broadcaster I rarely watch anything on their channels but I digress.

My synopsis, for anyone caring for it, is that it’s entertaining in a slight whimsical/comical sense; where the presenter’s passion on playing the piano provides him a refuge from everyday annoyances like council tax and his search for others who share the same passion.

Its running time of just under an hr is probably just right, anything longer and maybe the viewer would be inclined to move on but worth the watch to put a smile on your face knowing you’re probably not too far dissimilar from the presenter. smile

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Just watched it. Excellent - very enjoyable

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It's normally some wide-eyed nincompoop.

How can anyone who is passionate about the piano be a nincompoop? cool
In my experience passionate nincompoops are all to common on arts TV.


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Ah I remember watching this program when it first aired in 2006. Thank you for posting it here.

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Is this the program?


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Is this the program?
Yes

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Yes it is chaps/gals - I did not realise it was om YT

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Thanks for the heads up. It is indeed on youtube right now. I'm up to the part where he visits the musical genius - the king weaver part. It's nice that the host guy was able to meet up with the equivalent of Mount Everest (and higher) level piano exponents. He gets to see what piano miracles are capable of. The original title - I think - is 'The piano - a love affair' ..... not 'The piano: a passion'. But I think the latter name is just an update. It's the same documentary. Identical. It actually wasn't on youtube before.


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