For UK viewers, two autism related TV shows coming up

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Rockymtnchris
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22 Jul 2015, 2:42 am

I also needed lots of time alone during my school years, thus I feel fortunate to have lived in a close proximity where I could walk home and eat my lunch versus the busy school cafeteria scene.
As I previously mentioned, I had to leave the house pryor to this programme airing in my time zone, so if itv repeats it, I would appreciate a "heads-up".
FWIW, for anyone wanting to see the next episode of the gardining show, the channel 4 source I posted on page 1 of this thread is still looking good today.


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22 Jul 2015, 7:47 am

Rockymtnchris -- I just found the ITV "catch up player" page, where you can watch things that have aired on the channel.

However it's probably "blocked" for non-UK viewers, and you also have to register to view the shows.

Is there anything you can recommend to unblock it for those outside the UK?

Here is the page:
ITV Catchup: Girls With Autism

And yes, episode 3, of 4, of The Autistic Gardener, is on tonight, 8pm BST on channel 4, same streams probably apply.


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22 Jul 2015, 3:11 pm

Yep, both itv and Beeb catchup services are geo-blocked ouside of the UK and perhaps a few other British commonwealth countries around the globe. I would need to purchase a VPN rerouting subscription through a third party in order to watch them. I've been reluctant to pay for one out unless I can be guaranteed it's Roku compatible, as I enjoy my big screen tv.
However I bet the show gets posted on YouTube by the end of summer.
Until then I'll just settle for watching UK shows live via free third party streaming sites when I'm home to do so.
I found today's episode of A.G. more interesting this week perhaps due to the fact they had a larger area to work with. It did take me a while to figure out their exact plans for the Gramophone horn. My favourite gardiner so far would have to be Thomas as I've always been a fan of long-haired males and I also share his strong dislike for asymmetry.
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Thomas reminds me of what I believe ESPN's John Clayton (NFL analyst) would have looked like in his younger daze...
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23 Jul 2015, 4:47 pm

Thomas is such a sweetie! Have you noticed, his speech is getting stronger too. In the first episode he stuttered badly; now he's managing to talk to even the clients quite smoothly. It's really great that this series of projects seems to have done good things for the team of participants as well as their lucky clients.

I say lucky because I have really loved the resulting gardens. I loved that gramophone horn -- it looked like a giant morning glory flower!


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23 Jul 2015, 5:28 pm

Yeah, I definitely did notice the improvements in Thomas's speech - it is a lot more fluent. Also I can't remember the guy's name but he managed to look Alan in the eye for the first time that episode as well. Guess they're all having such a good time and their confidence is increasing which is really good. :D



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23 Jul 2015, 5:32 pm

Oh yes -- the guy who is now making eye contact! I forgot, that's another of them who seems to be experiencing a massive leap of confidence from taking part in this series. It's amazing to see, and a show with real heart. I can't remember his name but that was terrific, this week, when Alan noticed that.


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24 Jul 2015, 2:08 am

iliketrees wrote:
Yeah, I definitely did notice the improvements in Thomas's speech - it is a lot more fluent. Also I can't remember the guy's name but he managed to look Alan in the eye for the first time that episode as well. Guess they're all having such a good time and their confidence is increasing which is really good. :D

Would that be James? His behaviour reminded me in some ways of how I was before I started college.
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(Only I was much shorter with much longer hair.)

In college I became a mass media and telecommucications major. Yes television is very much a personality changer, especially when you end up appearing in commercials like I did. I can only imagine what being in a series might do.

As for Thomas, I would love his voice to get to the pointe where he could indeed become ESPN UK's answer to our John Clayton, despite the differences in our ideas of what "football" is. :wink:
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24 Jul 2015, 2:54 am

Yes, James. :P Do you know the names of all of them? I can't remember the name of the guy that loves cacti or the girl. :?



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24 Jul 2015, 3:23 am

Looks like Allan, Thomas, James, Charles, Phillip, and the girl would be Victoria. I find it interesting they all use their formal names and not shortened nicknames like Al, Tom, Jim, Chuck, Phil, or Vicki.
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Obviously the easiest one to remember would be Allan, as he looks like what I picture Mr. Slocombe might have looked like had Betty's husband been living and appeared on A.Y.B.S.
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24 Jul 2015, 10:35 am

So I am correct in thinking that these are all their names? Sorry for the crappy text, black outline on white text is most visible on all colors except paint.net doesn't seem to have an easy way of doing that - I tried. :)

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24 Jul 2015, 12:41 pm

Yes, I think those are their correct names. Thanks for this -- I'm really, really bad at retaining a recollection of people's names, in real life as well as on TV, so this is a good aid.


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29 Jul 2015, 2:58 pm

Did I hear Alex say this was their final show today??? Bummer. :(


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29 Jul 2015, 3:16 pm

Rockymtnchris wrote:
Did I hear Alex say this was their final show today??? Bummer. :(

Really? I didn't hear that. :(



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29 Jul 2015, 3:58 pm

My bad. I meant Allan. I was too shocked by what I heard that I couldn't even get the name right! :oops:
(Alex was the name of the young couple living amongst a row of retirees.)


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29 Jul 2015, 4:11 pm

Alex and Alex :P

Have you found if it really is the last of them? :(