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British Sci-Fi TV Online

November 5th, 2009 (11:20 am)
current location: DD2 1EG

MSN are putting classic British sci-fi/fantasy TV online to watch free in the UK (edit, sorry if your hopes were falsely raised). Currently there’s Day of the Triffids, Neverwhere, The Quatermass Experiment (the 2005 live remake) and Doctor Who’s The Web Planet (1st Doctor).

On the Doctor Who page, it says “come back to see new episodes every Tuesday and Friday from November 10th”, so The Web Planet isn’t all you’ll get.

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Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)

Except for those of us on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic. :(

To be fair, I suspect that people elsewhere on this continental plate (I'm west of the mid-Atlantic rift) may also have viewing problems.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
MoonFrown

Oh bah. I did notice that first thing this morning when I found out about The Web Planet, but I forgot about it in my excitement later on when I discovered it wasn't just Doctor Who. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)

Such is life. Don't worry. :)

Posted by: Tomm (hobbitomm)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)

Of course, it _may_ be possible to tell your computer to pretend it's somewhere other than it is, surely?

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Robot Maria

The most likely way it's blocked is using your IP address, since the country is well-known for large blocks of IP addresses.

You can't fake your IP address; you might be able to hide it by browsing through a proxy, but well-known proxies might also be blocked (I don't know about that - maybe, maybe not).

Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)

I've played about with various proxies for, ahem, various reasons and the problem is generally that they get blocked pretty quickly. Very frustrating.

Posted by: Tomm (hobbitomm)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)

I wonder if you could set up your dad's computer to act as a relay?

Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: November 5th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)

And of course it's a ridge, not a rift. It just looks like a rift in many places when you're standing on top of it. :)

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