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True, but people should have a look at RT HD  for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the western media.

 

Assad was presented as the evil monster (which he is) but the Syrian rebel organisations have proven to be just as nasty. Today, they've been outmonstered in Homs, leaving poor civilians to count the cost, carry the scars and pick up the pieces of their broken families.

 

Was it worth taking Assad on? No.

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True, but people should have a look at RT HD  for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the western media.

 

Assad was presented as the evil monster (which he is) but the Syrian rebel organisations have proven to be just as nasty. Today, they've been outmonstered in Homs, leaving poor civilians to count the cost, carry the scars and pick up the pieces of their broken families.

 

Was it worth taking Assad on? No.

 

There were many voices about Assad's opponents presented in the western media.  It's one of the reason why the government couldn't just march us into war this time.

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.. people should have a look ... for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the ... media.

Yeah, because when they don't they end up voting for xenophobic chancer nationalists who pretend to have the interests of the people at heart whlist fleecing 'the system' to the tune of £2 million a year. Who'd be daft enough to vote for that?

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Meanwhile, on the telly, I've been enjoying the glossy US remake of The Tomorrow People. Ok, so it's a bit of a Heroes rip-off, but wasn't Heroes just a rip-off of the original Tomorrow People anyway, with a bigger budget and better effects? The new Tomorrow People series pays several homages to the original tuppence ha'penny early 1970s ITV kids sci-fi show, including a brief cameo from one of its original cast members, which only adds to its charm IMO.

 

I'm also watching the second series of 'Derek' on Channel 4. It's only occasionally funny, but if I should end my days in a residential care home, I hope it's like the one portrayed in this show rather than the one featured on a recent edition of Panorama where staff misinterpreted the term 'care' as meaning 'brutalising defenceless old people'.

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The music from the original Tomorrow People was really freaky and quite scary at the time. I bet the effects were really terrible too in retrospect.

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The music from the original Tomorrow People was really freaky and quite scary at the time. I bet the effects were really terrible too in retrospect.

 

Ah yes, a still brilliant theme toon. I loved that show as a kid, but it doesn't bear up too well if you rewatch it.

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Ah yes, a still brilliant theme toon. I loved that show as a kid, but it doesn't bear up too well if you rewatch it.

Was there a guy in it called Michael Rodd? Or was that Tomorrow's World?

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Ah yes, a still brilliant theme toon. I loved that show as a kid, but it doesn't bear up too well if you rewatch it.

Just looked at the IMDB page and don't seem to recognise any of the cast from anything else.

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Chris Chittell has served a life sentence in Emmerdale Farm.

 

Geoffrey Bayldon was Catweazle.

 

I have known a few different people nicknamed Catweazle

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Chris Chittell has served a life sentence in Emmerdale Farm.

 

Geoffrey Bayldon was Catweazle.

 

I have known a few different people nicknamed Catweazle

Oops, missed Bayldon's name!

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Just looked at the IMDB page and don't seem to recognise any of the cast from anything else.

 

I doubt many of them ever worked again. It's a show full of great ideas, but made for peanuts and really badly acted by its child/young adult stars. Not that I noticed that when I first watched it aged 7. I thought it was ace! :)

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Was there a guy in it called Michael Rodd? Or was that Tomorrow's World?

 

Tomorrow's World. And Screen Test! ( "And now, here's a clip from the latest release by the Children's Film Foundation..." )

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John, I thought you lived in Bradford. This premise of this show is not unrealistic.

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John, I thought you lived in Bradford. This premise of this show is not unrealistic.

 

I can see where you're wanting this to go, and I'm not following, other than to lift this quote from the above story on the website:

 

Harry Benson, from the Marriage Foundation, said the principle of arranged marriage was proven to be successful, but warned it required the strong social support of families and plenty of time to adapt.

Saying the programme’s opt-out clause risked “trivialising” the commitment required for marriage, he added: “Instead of getting married with clarity and intent about their future, these couples will still be in a relationship that is riddled with ambiguity. Nobody gets married with an easy opt-out clause a few weeks later. It simply undermines commitment from the very beginning.”

 

I've no idea what the Marriage Foundation is, but I think their Mr Benson has a fair point here.

 

And it is a risible idea for a TV show.

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I can see where you're wanting this to go, and I'm not following, other than to lift this quote from the above story on the website:

 

Harry Benson, from the Marriage Foundation, said the principle of arranged marriage was proven to be successful, but warned it required the strong social support of families and plenty of time to adapt.

Saying the programme’s opt-out clause risked “trivialising” the commitment required for marriage, he added: “Instead of getting married with clarity and intent about their future, these couples will still be in a relationship that is riddled with ambiguity. Nobody gets married with an easy opt-out clause a few weeks later. It simply undermines commitment from the very beginning.”

 

I've no idea what the Marriage Foundation is, but I think their Mr Benson has a fair point here.

 

And it is a risible idea for a TV show.

 

The things you find out looking for memory confirmation:

 

Birmingham radio station BRMB has married two sets of couples, and both of these contests have sparked a national interest. In 1999, the first couple were matched by a panel of relationship counsellors and astrologers, including astrologer Russell Grant. The groom was 28 year-old Greg Cordell, a sales manager, and his chosen bride was Carla Germaine, a 23 year-old former model. Also to make it to the last 4 girls was her long term school friend Joanna Scragg.

The couple married, on air nationally and online, however they soon split after the wedding. Carla later met and married Jeremy Kyle,[1] who at the time was one of the radio station's DJs. They now have their own family together.

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I watched George Galloway's new half-hour weekly show Sputnik ... on RT HD every Saturday.

 

I'd recommend that it's worth a watch if it's repeated and worth recording/watching next week.

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BBC2 'Comedy Vault' programme just started - should be some good stuff.

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BBC2 'Comedy Vault' programme just started - should be some good stuff.

Blimey! No wonder Madness never got that sitcom past pilot!

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BBC2 'Comedy Vault' programme just started - should be some good stuff.

Just finished - see it on the iPlayer, as there's lots of stuff you may never have seen before, and some odd stuff you may only dimly remember.

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Alan Bennett's wonderful "Dinner at Noon" now on BBC4.

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Just finished - see it on the iPlayer, as there's lots of stuff you may never have seen before, and some odd stuff you may only dimly remember.

I watched it. I thought it was an hour well spent.

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On Masterchef tonight, the contestants have to cook for Ferran Adria.

 

That'd be like X-Factor hopefuls having to submit their songwriting efforts to McCartney & Zappa.

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I'm a big fan of Steve Coogan going back many years now and I quite like Rob Brydon. But I find The Trip just a little self indulgent.

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