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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...
  3. 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...
  11. 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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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    It's sad and somewhat disturbing that so many people seem not to be able to switch off their phones for even the duration of a visit to the cinema. The phone is supposed to be the servant of the...
  14. Thread: Crisps

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    Sticky: Re: Crisps

    Re: Putting salt and vinegar on plain crisps. Yes, I have done that before, though putting vinegar on was equally as unsuccessful as a previous poster's wife's attempts. Putting salt on was far...
  15. Thread: Crisps

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    Sticky: Re: Crisps

    Growing up in the 70s, my favourite flavour was Smith's salt and vinegar. It's funny how eating something can be associated with something else, but I always associate eating that particular brand...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    As I've said before, I haven't been to the cinema in 20+ years. Back then, few people had mobile phones, but I wondered if cinemas today had a phones off policy, as I can imagine endless bleeps and...
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    Re: Eurovision song contest

    I didn't realise it was on until last night when my wife mentioned it. As per usual I didn't bother watching it. I popped my head into the lounge to see that my wife had switched to another channel....
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    Re: R I P Doris day

    Very sad news that Doris Day has passed away. She had that girl next door look about her, extremely appealing, and was just the kind of girl your mother would want you to bring home. I thought she...
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    Re: R.I.P Freddie starr

    Sad to hear that Freddie has passed away. TBH his anarchic style of comedy wasn't entirely to my taste, but he was certainly a one-off, and had a high profile on TV in the 70s. Doubtless some of his...
  20. Thread: Royal Births

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    Re: Royal Births

    After Harry was born, there was at least one Spitting Image sketch that portrayed William as a Damien-style figure plotting to get rid of baby Harry. I think I remember either puppet Charles or Diana...
  21. Thread: Royal Births

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    Re: Royal Births

    He's 7th in line, behind Prince Charles, William, his 3 children and Harry, so exceedingly unlikely to ascend the throne, the line almost certain to move down William's children.
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    Re: Brit General Cinema Quiz.

    The answer is A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, a film well worth seeing. It used to turn up occasionally on late night BBC in the 70s and 80s.
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    Re: Brit movie/tv quiz.

    That was definitely my favourite of the Ripping Yarns series.

    Name the BBC series that featured an Edwardian adventurer, who was frozen and emerged in the London of the swinging sixties. Also, can...
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    Re: Brit Sitcom Game.

    Yes, well done. She also starred in an earlier sitcom for the BBC called Not in Front of the Children.
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    I do agree that films of yesteryear were overall of a higher quality than they are today, and with TVs now getting bigger and bigger, and more affordable to boot, it puzzles me why so many people...
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