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  1. Thread: Posh Spice

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    Re: Posh Spice

    I'm surprised she didn't release Midnight Fantasy as a single as it's better than a few songs that were.
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    Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    Certainly the Chinese were slow to respond to the reports from the doctor in China who first reported it.

    Supposedly the virus can only survive out of a body for 24 hours, & I'm sure everything is...
  3. Thread: Snooker

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    Re: Snooker

    I remember Denis Taylor being in an advert for the Today newspaper, putting on a massive pair of his trifocals & playing at a snooker table with far more reds in the triangle as usual.
  4. Re: Ads That Stick in Your Mind But You Can't Find

    Over the years I've seen plenty of early adverts used on programmes over the years.

    As they are mostly made on film they seem to have been put into storage by the ad agencies when their campaigns...
  5. Thread: Roof Racks

    by Richard1978
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    Roof Racks

    I remember at one time almost every other car owner seemed to have one of these.

    My parents had one which ended up in the garden shed for years because it wouldn't fit on any other cars they had...
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    Re: Dog fouling

    I remember my parents had trouble like this when their neighbours got a new cat & it hadn't learnt where to do it's business.
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    Re: TV Presenters

    My thoughts too.
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    Re: Dog fouling

    It might have been That's Life! but in those days I normally saw Watchdog more often.
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    Re: Dog fouling

    I remember there was a worry about 30 years ago that dog dirt was spreading something that would make you go blind if you got it in your eye.

    Watchdog had a feature on it, & there were some...
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    Re: Grange hill

    Naomi Campbell was an extra in some episodes in the mid 1980s, not sure if she got any lines.
  11. Thread: Winter

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    Re: Winter

    I remember in 1987 there was bad snow & high winds, which meant some people lost both their power supply & phone lines.
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    Re: What did you buy today

    Recently I've been buying old car brochures & magazines off eBay that look interesting, & often for just a few pounds each.
  13. Thread: Benny Hill

    by Richard1978
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    Re: Benny Hill

    Yes that's very true.

    Fry & Laurie were another semi-official duo, as were Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse.
  14. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    James Corden & Mathew Horne tried being a double act on the back of Gavin & Stacey but it didn't work out so well.
  15. Thread: Supasnaps

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    Re: Supasnaps

    I think there is a Max Spielman still open in Manchester.

    Quite a few photo shops installed machines for printing your digital photos, I used in Boots when I wanted a wedding photo for my desk at...
  16. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    At one didn't Cannon or Ball become a born again Christian & give up performing for a few years?

    I remember Hale & Pace being around until the mid 1990s before slowly fading away by the end of the...
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    Re: Fly tipping

    It's not just here, I remember being in Turkey a few years ago before the holiday season had fully started & some empty holiday homes had loads of rubbish dumped in the gardens.
  18. Re: Soooo .. Brexit looms ..anyone stockpiling ?

    It shows he's smart enough to know when he's been offered a pup.
  19. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    Cannon & Ball and Little & Large were both pushed as the "New Morcombe & Wise" but didn't have the level of talent to do it. Les Dennis & Dustin Gee were a little better but Dustin died too soon. ...
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    Re: Macdonald Educational

    I remember the publisher, but not the books that well.
  21. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    It's just a case of things moving on, & younger people being more interested in comedians they could related to better, being 2 generations behind by the end of the 1980s.
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    Re: Celeb Big Brother

    I thought even Channel 5 had given up on Big Brother.
  23. Re: Soooo .. Brexit looms ..anyone stockpiling ?

    But we'll miss much much more.
  24. Re: Petrol station adverts featuring the Smurfs

    The Munch Bunch were also a series of books, me & my brother had quite a few of them.
  25. Thread: Angels

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    Re: Angels

    In some way you are right, it also led to Eastenders, sharing some of the same creative staff.
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