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On 06/05/2021 at 19:32, DavidM said:

My dad met Juliet Bravo ( the actress ) on a train and talked to her ... not that he mentioned it very often .

As a jobbing young musician, my dad was backstage at some outdoor event in Scotland and it was bitterly cold, so when someone next to him offered a swig of whisky from a hip flask, he happily accepted it. The kindly supplier of that sweet, sweet slug of booze was Bing Crosby.

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Straight outta compote 

Watched the final episode of Years and Years tonight. Then straight away watched the news. I wasn't 100% sure that it wasn't the same programme. 

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14 hours ago, Johnoco said:

This Coronation Street storyline about goth girl and her fella getting beat up seems to be based on the Sophie Lancaster case where a bunch of scumbags killed a goth lass a few years ago. 

It was. I only know about it (don’t watch corrie) as there was on the news ahead of the show. Sophie’s family were interviewed about it

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2 hours ago, Spidey said:

It was. I only know about it (don’t watch corrie) as there was on the news ahead of the show. Sophie’s family were interviewed about it

I suspected it was but thanks for the confirmation. I've been to a few gigs in aid of her foundation. 

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what did anyone think to inside no9?  was i missing something? or was it very poor for the standards of previous episodes?

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

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11 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

what did anyone think to inside no9?  was i missing something? or was it very poor for the standards of previous episodes?

I think a lot of the jokes were from the broader end of their range, playing on the commedia dell'arte references. That probably means next week's will be completely different.

Still enjoyable, but not one of their finest episodes.

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19 minutes ago, unapologetic pedant said:

I saw an item on regional TV of The Damned doing one of those gigs.

Yes they have done a few but the ones I’ve been to were smaller affairs. 
 

I never had anything quite as bad as poor Sophie but I wouldn’t mind a pound for every time I was hit/attacked simply for being a punk in the early 80’s. And practically all my mates from that era too. It wasn’t good but we got used to it and became decent runners. 

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53 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I think a lot of the jokes were from the broader end of their range, playing on the commedia dell'arte references. That probably means next week's will be completely different.

Still enjoyable, but not one of their finest episodes.

Never a classic

one for the purists

where have I heard that before 😂

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30 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

I never had anything quite as bad as poor Sophie but I wouldn’t mind a pound for every time I was hit/attacked simply for being a punk in the early 80’s. And practically all my mates from that era too. It wasn’t good but we got used to it and became decent runners. 

It was probably worse for the isolated proto-punks in 76/77.  Being different in a provincial town was a world away from the throng battling the Teds up and down the King`s Road.

As a impartial juvenile observer, the cat-calling and intimidation the early punks faced, put me in mind of the gauntlet Quentin Crisp ran when he ventured out dressed up, as portrayed by John Hurt in the TV adaptation of The Naked Civil Servant.

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4 hours ago, Futtocks said:

I think a lot of the jokes were from the broader end of their range, playing on the commedia dell'arte references. That probably means next week's will be completely different.

Still enjoyable, but not one of their finest episodes.

I think it helped if you knew what commedia dell’arte was.  I didn’t, so it didn’t grab me like others.  

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

I think it helped if you knew what commedia dell’arte was.  I didn’t, so it didn’t grab me like others.  

They'll have a go at anything, just because they can - in series 4, they did an entire episode in iambic pentameters.

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6 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

They'll have a go at anything, just because they can - in series 4, they did an entire episode in iambic pentameters.

This episode reminded me a lot of that one. And seems to have gone down similarly, a bit of a love it or hate it. Though as you said earlier, you can pretty much guarantee next week's will be completely different.

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14 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

I think it helped if you knew what commedia dell’arte was.  I didn’t, so it didn’t grab me like others.  

what is it?

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

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3 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

what is it?

 

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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45 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

As my daughter started secondary school last September I find Motherland even more hilarious. 

I've just started watching Motherland in the last week, thought I'd give it a go cos I was looking for a new sitcom to watch and iplayer recommended it. I have to say, I've really enjoyed what I've seen so far, very funny, made even better because I've always had a thing for gingers. Diane Morgan. 😍

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On 13/05/2021 at 21:54, unapologetic pedant said:

It was probably worse for the isolated proto-punks in 76/77.  Being different in a provincial town was a world away from the throng battling the Teds up and down the King`s Road.

As a impartial juvenile observer, the cat-calling and intimidation the early punks faced, put me in mind of the gauntlet Quentin Crisp ran when he ventured out dressed up, as portrayed by John Hurt in the TV adaptation of The Naked Civil Servant.

Not a bad analogy as it happens. Quentin Crisp had proper bottle. 

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But anyway Re: Inside #9. The first episode just didn’t work for me. I’m sure they will be ok though, nothing is consistently brilliant. (Beatles excepted)

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49 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I've just started watching Motherland in the last week, thought I'd give it a go cos I was looking for a new sitcom to watch and iplayer recommended it. I have to say, I've really enjoyed what I've seen so far, very funny, made even better because I've always had a thing for gingers. Diane Morgan. 😍

Chalk and cheese with Anna Maxwell Martin , bloody funny in Motherland and ice cold in Line of Duty.

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I watched Motherland from Series 1 Episode 1, and I still find Kevin embarrassing as a Father. My daughter reckons it's because I see too much of myself in him, blooming cheek!

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The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest is on BBC4 tonight at 8pm. Hurry, hurry, hurry, or you won't be in that special first 100 posts about Israel not being in Europe, block voting, where's Terry Wogan and claiming you never watch that rubbish when you secretly do (and love it). :kolobok_wink:

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Eurovision:

Loved Slovenia, Romainia,Azerbaijan 

Misunderstood Russia Cyprus

Disliked Ukraine Israel Malta

Malta was so awful she couldn't raise her bingo wings as high as her dancers

Where were you last Thursday?

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Malta's a hot favourite, apparently. But it's just a Britain's got Talent reject, singing a song that rips off large chunks of Israel's 2018 winner, a song which was rotten to the core to start with.

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