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apparently on "on the buses" on itv 4 next week stan and artfur are fitting a new loo in the house, cant wait to see what happens

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apparently on "on the buses" on itv 4 next week stan and artfur are fitting a new loo in the house, cant wait to see what happens

Got it on video mate. Some crumpet turns up, Stan connects the wrong socket and Olive takes a dump in the wrong place. Arthur says 'You great lump' and it all ends happily as Blakey breaks his foot staring at some cleavage. (Actually, that was me)

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well played Chesney

I think Eileen will be the catalyst for reconciliation between her ghastly boyfriend and lloyd

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I just saw a prog about Stradivarius. It may have been about violins, I'm not sure. I spent the whole half hour gawping at Clemency Burton-Hill. Even if she does sound like the heroime of John Betjeman poem.

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There's a short piece in the Times today about the new head of the BBC sying that something must be done to stop actors mumblig their lines in TV dramas. I'm with him on this; it's very obvious on imported American shows and films but British series aren't immune.

 

I watch most things on playback but, where an actor's line is a single word of dialogue, I sometimes, even after several rewinds,  struggle to decipher what he/she said.

 

My hearing is not brilliant, but several of my friends experience the same problem.

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I always put the subtitles on, unless they are live ones, which are useless, if hilarious.

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I got the winner of The Apprentice wrong again.

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I got the winner of The Apprentice wrong again.

Never mind; so did Alan Sugar.

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I'm very impressed with that new show Ray Donovan.

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8 out of 10 cats does countdown.  Better than the 2 shows it's mixed from by far!

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There's a short piece in the Times today about the new head of the BBC sying that something must be done to stop actors mumblig their lines in TV dramas. I'm with him on this; it's very obvious on imported American shows and films but British series aren't immune.

I watch most things on playback but, where an actor's line is a single word of dialogue, I sometimes, even after several rewinds, struggle to decipher what he/she said.

My hearing is not brilliant, but several of my friends experience the same problem.

My hearing is fine, and I suffer from this seemingly more and more. It's not volume related, it's mumble related. Many a time I've rewound and bunged the sub titles on and I still can't link the mumbles to the words even when I know why they're supposed to be saying.

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My hearing is fine, and I suffer from this seemingly more and more. It's not volume related, it's mumble related. Many a time I've rewound and bunged the sub titles on and I still can't link the mumbles to the words even when I know why they're supposed to be saying.

I have problems with my hearing

And I keep thinking its me

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Caught up with the last couple of episodes of Luther last night. Really good stuff.

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The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

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The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.

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Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.

 

Yes it is still on, im really enjoying it ;)

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The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

 

 

Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.

 

I think it could have been good if it were some sort of fantasy show in a Game of Thrones. But being supposedly a historically accurate drama it just looks silly.

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Breaking Bad is back tonight for the final 9 episodes :)

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The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

 I'm still watching but quite bored, there are some factual details in there but the rest is simply fiction. I also watched the "real white queen" on BBC 2 and that was worse, factual programme with Phillipa Gregory making up stuff to make her books look better.

 

Margaret Beaufort killed the princes in the tower  according to her, no evidence at all to support her theory but hey!

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 I'm still watching but quite bored, there are some factual details in there but the rest is simply fiction. I also watched the "real white queen" on BBC 2 and that was worse, factual programme with Phillipa Gregory making up stuff to make her books look better.

 

Margaret Beaufort killed the princes in the tower  according to her, no evidence at all to support her theory but hey!

 

I notice the script-writers of the drama fudged that a bit, so you didn't really know if it was Margaret Stanley or Queen Anne wot did it. It is very funny, unintentionally: the overacting is wild, and the dialogue very much of the 'As you know, your father, the King ...' variety. 

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8 out of 10 cats does countdown.  Better than the 2 shows it's mixed from by far!

 

Been to see a couple of these specials being recorded - Sean Lock is fantastic value during them - as is Jimmy Carr who comes across as quite a nice bloke in real life.

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I notice the script-writers of the drama fudged that a bit, so you didn't really know if it was Margaret Stanley or Queen Anne wot did it. It is very funny, unintentionally: the overacting is wild, and the dialogue very much of the 'As you know, your father, the King ...' variety.

I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone

And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky

I love the white queens nails immaculately manicured and varnished

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I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone

And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky

I love the white queens nails immaculately manicured and varnished

"Yondah lies da Castle of my Fadder!" :D 

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I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone

And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky

I love the white queens nails immaculately manicured and varnished

 

What really gets me is how cheap the whole thing is. The scene where Richard III had an investiture, handing out offices to Rory Pond various nobles, had precisely six people in it. There would have been dozens attending in reality. (And everybody gets to be on their own with another character all the time ... not a thing that happened much in 1484, especially at court). Oh, and the witchcraft ... don't get me started on the witchcraft ...

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The witchcraft I can take as the Pendle witches demonstrate people did believe in it.

 

The very clean beautiful people walking in mud without getting the hems dirty etc are much harder.

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