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    Re: Patsy Palmer

    It was on the Masked Singer, which has proved better than I thought it might be.
  2. Thread: Bowie

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    Re: Bowie

    Alvin Stardust had previously performed as Shane Fenton & the Fentones in the 1960s.
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    Re: Crackerjack is back!

    Same memories as me, also a boy puppet who would do a funny walk to The Entertainer was a common guest.
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    Re: Which celebs live near you

    Sorry I should have been more specific.

    In Marple where I lived Bruce Jones had a house but I think he had moved by the time he started playing Les Battersby.

    John Thaw's dad also had a house...
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    Re: Patsy Palmer

    Last time I saw her she was dressed as a butterfly!
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    Re: RIP Terry Jones of Monty Python fame

    Sad news, I remember getting into Monty Python in a big way 30 years ago when the Flying Circus was being repeated.
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    Re: Which celebs live near you

    My sister's friend's Mum lives in a house in Strines that used to be owned by John Squire of the Stone Roses, & not too far away from a house David Beckham lived in before moving to Wilmslow.
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    Re: Bowie

    David seemed know when the have a change of musical direction & dropped a look while it was still fresh.
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    Re: DFS adverts

    I remember Jasper Carrott jokng that the one day they didn't have a sale on was they day he went to one of their shops to buy something he needed.
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    Re: Pebble Mill at One

    I remember my Mum used to like watching it.

    Victoria Wood seemed to have it mind when coming up with the Margery & Joan sketches for As Seen On TV.
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    Re: Songs with boys names

    Daniel - Elton John he also did Song For Guy.
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    Re: Electric Light Orchestra

    I remember the edition of Rock Family Trees about the Birmingham Beat, tracing the links between The Moody Blues, The Move & ELO.
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    Re: Favourite songs with girls names

    Elvis Costello wrote the very good songs Alison & Veronica.
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    Re: Crown Court

    I did see an opening clip of an episode on you Tube recently, which started with a shot of Stockport Town Hall, I'm not sure if it was supposed to be standing in for the court building though.
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    Re: Worst programme you have seen

    You missed one of the best shows of the 1990s.
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    Re: The Good Old Days

    But people would probably complain it was too bland.
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    Re: Stars in their Eyes

    As mentioned above they tried a revival a few years ago with Harry Hill, who unfortunately wasn't the right sort of host for it.
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    Re: The Seekers and Judith Durham

    Carry On regular Jim Dale wrote the lyrics to Georgy Girl.
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    Re: The Days of Pearly Spencer

    The original wasn't a hit partially because the BBC refused to play it due to David McWilliams having connections to Radio Caroline.
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    Re: Words and Pictures

    I can remember a lot of the editions were built around the theme of a certain letter & the story featured.
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    Re: The Days of Pearly Spencer

    I remember wondering why it sounded like it was sung down a phone line.

    Queen created a similar effect for one of their album tracks by using a steel dust bin as an echo chamber, with a speaker in...
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    I remember there were a few flu outbreaks in the late 1980s - early 90s around Christmas.

    Coming back to school & even college after the holidays after Christmas holidays was very hard, often even...
  23. Re: Films given a different rating by the local town council than by the BBFC

    The 12 rating was brought in to fill the gap between PG & 15, just like in the USA PG13 was introduced after some 1980s films pushed the PG rating to the limit.
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    I've heard of the opposite happening in the USA, with some films being trimmed down to drop them down a rating. Some cinemas there won't show films with the highest rating.
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    I was surprised that Star Wars was given a U rating with a few gory deaths & burnt skeletons.
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