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Other than the rather pretentious phrase "rock opera" I like the idea of telling a story in song, or in this case, collection of songs. There's a strong tradition of story telling in British music dating back hundreds of years.

a song tells a story. The whole knack of a good pop/rock/blues/soul/folk  song is that it tells a a story within a simple bullshi it free  format.

 

That the phrase 'rock opera' is pretentious in itself is entirely apt.

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I once read a quote (can't remeber who by) that  the trick of writing a great rock song is to write about a moment that only lasts as long as the track itself.

 

Obviously, folk music works off a different template.

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I once read a quote (can't remember who by) that  the trick of writing a great rock song is to write about a moment that only lasts as long as the track itself.

You should see how fast those Proclaimers brothers walk!

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Seeing those insurance adverts, one has to ask just how badly has Harvey Keitel's career gone?

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I caught up with Marvellous last night purely on the recommendations over the page, I enjoyed it too. I'd no idea who he was or why he had a programme made about him but it was good. A little confusing with the current day settings and background vehicles though!

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Has anyone ever watched New Tricks?

 

The "acting" is a sight to behold.  Rodney from Only Fools and Horses in particular should win some kind of an award; it makes his appearances in Goodnight Sweetheart look genuinely Oscar worthy.

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Has anyone ever watched New Tricks?

 

The "acting" is a sight to behold.  Rodney from Only Fools and Horses in particular should win some kind of an award; it makes his appearances in Goodnight Sweetheart look genuinely Oscar worthy.

the appalling Dennis Waterman in ghastly old school cockney geezer copper mode makes my tea come back.

Unendurable

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Has anyone ever watched New Tricks?

 

The "acting" is a sight to behold.  Rodney from Only Fools and Horses in particular should win some kind of an award; it makes his appearances in Goodnight Sweetheart look genuinely Oscar worthy.

 

Jumped the shark years ago, that's why all the original cast other than Dennis "Write the feem toon, sing the feem toon" Waterman have now left the series.

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Rodney (Dave) makes Waterman look like Olivier.

 

Nah, can't see it myself.

 

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He's leaving now.

 

 

I never knew he sang on Sergeant Pepper.

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24 Hours in Police Custody well worth catching up on. As dramatic and engaging a documentary as you are ever likely to see on TV, especially of the "people basically just doing their jobs" genre. Good insight into the whole legal process

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Has anyone ever watched New Tricks?

 

The "acting" is a sight to behold.  Rodney from Only Fools and Horses in particular should win some kind of an award; it makes his appearances in Goodnight Sweetheart look genuinely Oscar worthy.

It used to be a lot more entertaining with the original cast. I like Denis Lawson, but Lyndhurst's attempt at playing the erudite know-all is just irritating. When Alun Armstrong left was when the shark-jumpage happened.

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Gogglebox. It's not highbrow, but it is funny.

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Gogglebox. It's not highbrow, but it is funny.

 

 

I think it's also quite brave. C4 is laying itself open to potential legal action from m'learned friends representing some of the maligned people appearing in the shows that are being viewed by the households.

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I see that lad that never speaks has had his haircut. Must be an agent influencing him with promises of game shows etc.

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Catching up with a bit of TV -

 

Marvellous - Best programme of the year.  Should win countless awards. 

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dreading casualty

we might lose Ash

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The Peodophile Hunter.

Good lord.

Effective non violent **** control?

Scary.

I don't know what to think.

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Bloody hell

that gave me the body swerve.

expecting Ash to kark it, bleeding to death in the minibus. Geoff saves him after mutual expressions of love between him and fellow paramedic Tamsin, then,  Kaboom. I knew the mini bus was going to blow up because it was only a V reg, but not with Geoff in it.

 

It's about time Charlie buggered off. Anybody with a brain in their head would grab a decent retirement deal with both hands whilst the going was good.

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