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    staffslad replied to a thread My Dads Cars in Transport
    Regarding Top Gear, I largely gave up on it when it stopped being a show about "real" cars and driving issues and just became a show for JC and mates...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Police TETRA in Technology
    Twocky, I am a bit confused. I could have sworn I listened to them on my old standard transistor radio, but FM on that would have only gone up to 108...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Police TETRA in Technology
    I remember doing that a bit in the 70s. Some friends of my parents used to listen quite often and when I heard them discussing it, thought I would...
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    marc replied to a thread Why Don't You...........? in Television
    I had forgotten about that programme.....I absolutely loathed it. I will agree, it was worse. At least with 'Why Don't You?' there was a couple of...
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    3 Days Ago
    Marc, the girl presenters were a major reason why I would tune in during school holidays. Also, I seem to remember that in the summer hols the show...
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    marc replied to a thread Why Don't You...........? in Television
    How old were kids? From memory, there were one or two attractive girls presenting the programme.
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    marc replied to a thread Why Don't You...........? in Television
    Most people seemed to hate this programme. It became an embarrassment to admit you watched it. One thing that always puzzled me, if they wanted you...
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    marc replied to a thread school uniforms in School days
    There are a couple of posts where it states there was a uniform in primary school. Except certain schools, Catholic, Private Etc., I don't think...
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    staffslad replied to a thread school uniforms in School days
    At secondary school, for me 1973-1978, there was a space on our annual report where the form teacher would grade your appearance i.e. your adherence...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Favorite Movie Quotes in Movies
    I remember the Christine quote when I first saw the film on TV. Definitely an embarrassing one if your parents are also watching.
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    My mum had lots of ornaments on our mantlepieces, mainly figures, with various brass pieces that needed cleaning with Brasso. She also had ornaments...
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    marc replied to a thread Mr Ben in Television
    Seemed a lot when you were younger, especially if you only watched one per week.
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    marc replied to a thread My Dads Cars in Transport
    Wasn't it the mk1 Allegro that had the problems? These were resolved by the mk2. My friend's stepfather says his Marina was quite reliable. Certainly...
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    1 Week Ago
    There seemed to be a variation on these ornaments. Every other house seemed to have one. I wonder where they went?
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    1 Week Ago
    R.I.P. to another great. Music is a less richer place now.
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    marc replied to a thread Rodney Bewes in Actors and actresses
    Apparently, James Bolam has objected to the repeats being shown. Possibly due to royalties being paid to Rodney Bewes. After all this time, it seems...
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    1 Week Ago
    That's so sad. I really liked his songs and singing style. Rhinestone Cowboy was one of his best, but I also like Wichita Lineman, Galvaston and...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Bonfire night in Holidays
    Anyone remember those fireworks that would rise vertically then shoot across horizontally? We called them helicopters but not sure if that was their...
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    1 Week Ago
    Yes, he was. Also starred her dad, Sir John Mills. It used to turn up fairly often on BBC1 in their late night film slots, but I haven't seen it in a...
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    I had not heard about Debbie Watling's sad passing. I can just about remember her as Victoria in Doctor Who, and she also starred in a series from...
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    I'm sad to hear about Robert Hardy's passing. Agree that he will be best remembered for playing Churchill and in All Creatures Great and Small, but...
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    I thought he was excellent in things like The Virgin Soldiers, The Family Way, Malice Aforethought, Shelley and the controversial Twisted Nerve.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Very sad news. He was a very good actor who starred in many iconic films and TV programmes. RIP.
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    staffslad replied to a thread school days in School days
    We had 'credits' which were given for particularly good school work or service to the teachers. At the end of each month the person with most credits...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Martin Stephens, who played Miles in The Innocents, was also one of the children in Village of the Damned.
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    The Innocents is an excellent film, full of atmosphere and genuinely scary. I would rate it as one of the best haunted house films ever made, and it...
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    marc replied to a thread When Channel 4 started. in Television
    IIRC when Channel 4 started, there was a lot of shows being repeated from the 1970s.The Six Million Dollar Man being one. Somehow, it didn't seem to...
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    The Comic Strip Presents... was very good, particularly the Famous Five parodies. I also enjoyed the feature-length dramas they screened, my...
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    I had forgotten all about the triangle. Yeah, if I was flipping channels and that triangle appeared, there was a temptation to keep watching to see...
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    Beach-goers being sucked into the sand in Blood Beach reminded me so much of how the aliens in Invaders from Mars (1953) kidnapped people.
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