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  1. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    I think Woodstock was of its time. Any attempt to recreate it would be just a very pale shadow of the original. I know there were several anniversary concerts. I particularly remember the 25th...
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    I don't watch that much live telly nowadays, so my exposure to modern ad-breaks is limited. However, my impression is that in the 70s and 80s there were many more ads for humdrum products like baked...
  3. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    On 15th August it will be the 50th anniversary of the start of Woodstock. Just looking at the acts that performed....what a line-up! Surely the most iconic festival of all time, and perhaps the...
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    Re: Ott Adult Tiswas

    Yeah, I remember watching OTT. The balloon dance was rather controversial at the time, though it would all seem tame nowadays. It wasn't a patch on Tiswas imo.
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    I don't remember that particular one, but I wonder if it was put out when there was genuine concern about rats attacking babies and toddlers in the 1970s. I think there were reports of babies in...
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    I don't recall being scared by any of the adverts on TV; rather, it was some of the PIFs that were sometimes shown during ad breaks that occasionally made me uncomfortable.
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    Re: Mrs Browns Boys

    I watched it once for about 15 minutes and that was more than enough for me. If that is considered the best then that says a lot about the current state of 'comedy' on our TV screens.
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    Re: Whistle down the wind

    It's a wonderful film. Some great acting and direction. Yes, the actor who plays the young lad steals every scene he is in. Some lovely camerawork, showing off the bleakness of the countryside. I...
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    Re: Burt Bacharach

    All I can do is agree that Burt Bacharach is one of the greatest composers of modern times. My very favourite of his is 'The Look of Love'. He wrote the music and another great, Hal David, added the...
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    Re: Earliest Football Season you can recall?

    The first season I have any memories of was the 1969-1970 one, particularly the FA Cup that year, and it was also World Cup year--Mexico 1970. I had the sticker album for that one, an A4-sized affair...
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    Re: 8 days to the moon

    Very brave men. It must take truly exceptional qualities to be launched into space in the full knowledge that if anything went wrong there would be a good chance that you wouldn't be coming back. It...
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    Re: R I P David hedison

    Very sad news. Yes, a good actor, best remembered as Lee Crane in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. His character was in the original film version, but Hedison didn't play him there. I seem to...
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    Re: RIP Rutger Hauer

    Really sad to hear that Rutger Hauer has passed away. I remember him well from the action films that he made in the 80s and 90s like Flesh and Blood, The Hitcher, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Blind Fury...
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    Re: Drama lessons

    Due to the vagaries of the timetable, I was forced to choose between Gardening, Drama, RE and something else as part of GCE....perm any 2 out of 4. I chose RE (the teacher was super hot) and Drama (I...
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    Re: RIP John McCririck

    Sad to learn that he has passed away. He was eccentric for sure, and spoke his mind, which in these PC times is fraught with danger for any public figure. I'm not particularly interested in racing...
  16. Thread: old jamaica

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    Re: old jamaica

    Yes, a favourite when I was growing up in the 70s.
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    I dislike shows looking back at earlier decades for similar reasons that have been mentioned earlier by others. The 70s seems to be a particular favourite for bashing. Mocking fashions and social...
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    Thanks very much. Another thing I remember is that there would be a party sketch with music. The music would suddenly stop and one of the partygoers would tell a joke.
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    Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was a US sketch comedy show that ran from 1968 to 1973 on NBC, with a pilot in 1967. The BBC showed some of the series in the early 70s, and that is where I first saw it....
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    Re: RIP actor Andrew Hall

    He didn't perhaps achieve quite the level of stardom that his Butterflies co-star, Nicholas Lyndhurst, did, but nonetheless had a successful career, doing quite a bit of theatre work, both acting and...
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    Re: R I P Nicki lauder

    That is so sad. A great F1 driver and a superstar of the sport. RIP Nicki Lauda.
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    Re: The Flashing Blade comedy version

    Thanks for the info regarding where it was shown. All I could remember is that it was on a Swap Shop type show. I can't say that I watched many of the comedy dubbed episodes, but it suddenly popped...
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    The Flashing Blade comedy version

    Many will recall fondly The Flashing Blade from screenings in the 70s. However, does anyone remember that there was a version shown on the BBC in the 80s or 90s where the audio was replaced with new...
  24. Re: 1970's British TV music film / music video contest show...

    This thread has been dormant for a long time, but I do recall the show, though the title eludes me. I am less certain that it was an ITV show, but it may have been. I agree that I don't think it...
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    Re: Music and news

    I do agree, though I fear that the reaction of too many would be just to laugh at the 'funny' fashions and hairstyles, not understanding that in 40 years time, the younger generation of 2059 will be...
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