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2 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

oh the days when tv programmes would run late or early or over run and the broadcaster would fill out the time with a loony tunes cartoon or 2 - imagine that in the digital age

yep,have always said they should run some zoro for half an hour at picture house before film starts,better than the naff adverts with wannabe celebs.better still steptoe n son..

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12 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

All 26 episodes available on YouTube 

 

OMG, soon as it started, I sang along to the theme tune.  What was it about the theme songs to the 1950/60's tv shows that are so memorable ?

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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5 hours ago, Futtocks said:

 

If anyone missed it, it will be on again at 8:05am tomorrow morning.

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Right now on Sky Arts (FreeView channel 11), AC/DC's Brian Johnson interviews Dolly Parton. An interesting combination. Good fun, too.

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On 06/11/2020 at 16:10, Bleep1673 said:

Quiz shows? I'm glad Victoria Coren-Mitchells cleavage is back on our screens. Only Connect me with that please. I have even stopped paying attention to the questions.

there were some huge bingo wings on display too tonight

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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that advert where the girl rings the insurance to say " i just crashed in to a pet shop"  do pet shops now sell hares instead of rabbits?

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Currently watching 'The Great' on Sky. It's a comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great ( the gorgeous Elle Fanning ) from court outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history. The series is fictionalized and portrays Catherine in her youth and her marriage to Tzar Peter, played as a depraved, dangerous and total loony by the excellent Nicholas Hoult. 

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEdwcXWmg4

 

 

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2 hours ago, Exiled Townie said:

Currently watching 'The Great' on Sky. It's a comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great ( the gorgeous Elle Fanning ) from court outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history. The series is fictionalized and portrays Catherine in her youth and her marriage to Tzar Peter, played as a depraved, dangerous and total loony by the excellent Nicholas Hoult. 

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEdwcXWmg4

 

 

Necrophilia featured in last sundays episode , along with the '' fitting '' of the lemon top birth control. 🙂

Bonkers , but IMO the funniest historical comedy drama ever made.

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On 04/02/2021 at 23:07, Exiled Townie said:

OMG, soon as it started, I sang along to the theme tune.  What was it about the theme songs to the 1950/60's tv shows that are so memorable ?

So, so many memorable tunes that I can remember and also remember most of the words.

Used to love watching the BBC during the morning when on school holidays, especially the programs before the Test Match started - what a great intro that had - when you could sing or hum along to The Flashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe, White Horses and The Aeronauts.

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Have you ever been suspicious that the questions asked on celebrity episodes of quiz shows are easier than normal.

A question on today’s Celebrity Tipping Point

Which large animal can suffer from ‘floppy trunk syndrome’ 🤔

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58 minutes ago, Moose said:

Have you ever been suspicious that the questions asked on celebrity episodes of quiz shows are easier than normal.

A question on today’s Celebrity Tipping Point

Which large animal can suffer from ‘floppy trunk syndrome’ 🤔

I certainly do have these suspicions quite often. I also notice how the chasers seem to be a bit off their game on celebrity editions but slaughter ordinary contestants. Also I can't help noticing how the jackpot is won almost everytime on celebrity quiz shows. 

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5 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I certainly do have these suspicions quite often. I also notice how the chasers seem to be a bit off their game on celebrity editions but slaughter ordinary contestants. Also I can't help noticing how the jackpot is won almost everytime on celebrity quiz shows. 

Maybe but with the money going to charities who cares?

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57 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I certainly do have these suspicions quite often. I also notice how the chasers seem to be a bit off their game on celebrity editions but slaughter ordinary contestants. Also I can't help noticing how the jackpot is won almost everytime on celebrity quiz shows. 

Don't think its like that on Pointless.

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4 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Don't think its like that on Pointless.

That's the way the show is structured - nobody can predict what the panel of 100 people will know or not.

But when a celeb version doesn't finish with a pointless answer, they still give a standard amount to the players' charities. I think it is £1,000.

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2 hours ago, Moose said:

Have you ever been suspicious that the questions asked on celebrity episodes of quiz shows are easier than normal.

A question on today’s Celebrity Tipping Point

Which large animal can suffer from ‘floppy trunk syndrome’ 🤔

A question from the 'ordinary' version of Tipping Point last week, "Which European city is surrounded by an orbital motorway called the Berliner Ring," Answer "Germany".

Now I haven't been on a televised quiz show, so don't know if your brain melts when it's your turn to answer, but there seems to be a lot of contestants that have little or no general knowledge and 'chance it' on these shows.  Don't know if they are brave or just greedy bu99ers.

 

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12 hours ago, Exiled Townie said:

A question from the 'ordinary' version of Tipping Point last week, "Which European city is surrounded by an orbital motorway called the Berliner Ring," Answer "Germany".

Now I haven't been on a televised quiz show, so don't know if your brain melts when it's your turn to answer, but there seems to be a lot of contestants that have little or no general knowledge and 'chance it' on these shows.  Don't know if they are brave or just greedy bu99ers.

 

Or even how they qualify. Surely there has to be some contestant selection criteria. There's quite a process behind University Challenge, you can see from Mastermind what happens when a contestant's concentration is broken, and from Only Connect what a twisted brain is needed to get even one question right. 

 

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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

Or even how they qualify. Surely there has to be some contestant selection criteria. There's quite a process behind University Challenge, you can see from Mastermind what happens when a contestant's concentration is broken, and from Only Connect what a twisted brain is needed to get even one question right. 

 

to qualify for tipping point i think you have to sit on a farm gate with a length of straw in your mouth and wait for a car to come through the village  and the driver to ask you if you want to be on tv.

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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