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    Re: Band of Gold

    Well explained, and as someone who once burst out laughing at a funeral, I get your point ...

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    Re: JAWS 3 - The WORST Sequel Ever

    I'm struggling to disagree, but then Grease 2 keeps popping into my head and even the sight of Michelle Pfeiffer in skin tight pants can't take the pain away.....

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    Re: Top of the pops vinyl

    I had a couple of these when younger and didn't realise at the time they were not original artists.
    I remember one had Paul McCartney's "C-moon" and Neil Diamonds " Forever in blue jeans" on. Think...
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    Re: Band of Gold

    I think you have grossly underestimated this series George.
    At a time when Sunday evenings were normally the preserve of safe family viewing, Band of Gold was a hard hitting, gritty series with a...
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    Re: Dear John

    Loved the series when it was originally aired.
    Unlike some other series, when I re watched it recently, it had lost none of it's charm or humour with the passing of time.

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  6. Re: What Is Your Favourite Songs Or Soundtracks Featured In A Film That You Like ?

    G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii by Elvis. 2 great early soundtrack albums by Elvis. The rest you were lucky if there were a couple of decent songs on but these 2 were...
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    Re: The Monkees

    On an interesting side note, Scott McKenzie, Who had a massive hit in the 1967 "summer of love" , with "San Francisco" , had an audition when the Monkees's were being formed. He didn't make the...
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    Re: The Monkees

    That's pretty much how they started. They eventually split from their management and recording deals because they wanted to play their own instruments and record their own music. They got their...
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    Re: Young Talent Time (1971-88 original)

    Did not know about Johnny Young... I grew up in Australia in the 70s before moving back to the UK in 76. Used to be my favourite show along with Skippy. I've still got one of their albums somewhere....
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    Re: Videoplus+ handsets and codes

    I used to have a Panasonic with videoplus+ , It also came with a plastic booklet with barcodes on so you could program it manually. This was obviously not quite as quick or convenient as scanning the...
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    Re: Whistle down the wind

    The book the film was based on was used as inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webbers Musical version from the 90s.
    That's where the song was from. The musical was set in America's deep South so out went...
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    Re: Supermarkets

    I remember Fine Fayre being the first supermarket in my local area closely followed by Asda. Plenty have come and gone since.. Presto's, Lipton's, Kwik Save.

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  13. Re: S and H or The Pros

    I also loved both. I've got to say though that Starskey and hutch actually started out quite gritty but after a couple of series it became much lighter. Loved my professionals toy set I had as a kid....
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    Re: Don Amott - King of Caravans

    In the Granada area on the late 70s, early 80s a very simple car sales advert but the jingle has stuck with me ever since. It was basically " B.O.C. better people to buy from"

    Couldn't get much...
  15. Re: Your Favourite Only Fools and Horses sayings

    Bonet de douche..... Del Boy's French was legendary... As everyone knows, this is actually french for shower cap as seen in most hotels... Del Boy used it many times but obviously never in the...
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    Re: The Britpop Bandwagon

    great era of music... Other bands that spring to mind that I don't think have been mentioned are The Seahorses with Johnny Marr on guitar. And The Eels..
    Britpop for me was more about the sound......
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    Re: What was your first mobile phone?

    Sony cm333 I think was it's model number although it was commonly called the Sony Mars Bar... Think it was about 1993/1994 and I was the first of my circle of friends to have a mobile phone. I got...
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    Re: The champions

    I remember William Gaunt being in plenty of television shows. I vaguely recall a sitcom with a young Martin Clunes as his son... In pretty sure he was in one of the soaps for a while.

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  19. Re: Sinclair Radios, TV & other pre-computer products

    I was a tv engineer in the late 80s and bought a couple of these as non runners. Got one working but it was a pain trying to get a decent signal.and by the time you did the batteries had run...
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    Re: quatro fizzy drink

    I loved Quatro. Would have been early to mid 80s...
    Mountain Dew was a few years later... Tab clear also knocked about a bit in the 80s. Top deck... Was that the lager and lime one????

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    Re: What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    Summer holiday viewing for me in 1977would not have been complete without Elvis and Cliff films in the mornings. I came back from Australia in October 76, and remember being hooked on Elvis after...
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    Re: The Monkees

    I grew up on Monkees repeats in the 70s and 80s...
    My mum and dad had a 60s boxed set of vinyls(mail order) that came with a Monkees LP as a free gift. It lived in my room for years. Think I...
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    Grunhalle Lager

    Would love to find the advert from the late 70s for Grunhalle... Watched loads of advert compilations but this never comes up..
    Had a catchy tune to it. Something like...
    Do be do be Grunhalle,...
  24. Re: "Sore throat! Sooore throat!" Please tell me I didn't imagine this!

    Definitely rings a bell... Tunes springs to mind. Will have to do a search...

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    Re: Electric Light Orchestra

    Excellent band.
    One of my favourite songs of all artists is their "Telephone Line"
    Guilty pleasure is " Diary of Horace Wimp"

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