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Peas In Non Bling-Bling Shockah
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Peas In Non Bling-Bling Shockah: Juley on Eastenders last night: I don’t want vegetables on my face, bro!! The scriptwriters on last night’s ‘Stenders obv had been on a nightbus with some “street children”* recently, as […]

Tom’s post below
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Tom’s post below made me think that mayeb an issue here the vanity of the writer; after a time, being a top-class gag crafter just isn’t enough. They wish to be seen as dramatists, commentating on the human-condition through the eyes of n[…]

Only Fools And Horses / Best Sitcoms
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Only Fools And Horses / Best Sitcoms: my views on OFAH are pretty conventional I suspect – very good early on and then getting steadily worse as first Rodney and then Del Boy get hitched. The character of Cassandra at least had comic potential […]

June 8th. JUNE 8TH!!
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June 8th. JUNE 8TH!!
That’s the release date for the first home-video release in any format of SCTV, the classic Canadian comedy series that originally ran from 1976 to 1984. The show never got a VHS release because the producers, not anticipat[…]

“There’s a voice, keeps on calling me, down the road – that’s where I’ll always be….”
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“There’s a voice, keeps on calling me, down the road – that’s where I’ll always be….” Zatoichi is The Littlest Hobo. With a sword. And lots and lots of bloodshed. The kind of blodshed that would not have been[…]

One of the most enjoyable English lessons of my youth was watching
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One of the most enjoyable English lessons of my youth was watching Joe Macbeth, over two legs. Perhaps the teacher thought that the updating to a gangster milieu would make the complexities of the Scottish play more relevant to his rabble of fourteen[…]

wive$watch
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wive$watch:
kyle takes up bareknuckle boxing and noah is doing rent boys YAY – except not: i so wish this was actually not like swimming through nearly dry fishbone glue, cz it cd be fast and funny
i know it fits the hyperwealthy milieu&#8217[…]

If television has taught us anything
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If television has taught us anything, it is not surely this: “Spiders revolt and terrify us”
Shape up Channel 5, I hope you are not going dumb on me all of a sudden![…]

Bunk Bed Boys:
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Bunk Bed Boys: you get the feeling the BBC don’t care for it too much. For the winner of their BBC talent sitcom writing contest you would think they would be trumping their new discovery. Instead they punt it out at 11:30pm on a Monday night, […]

Best TV acting ever
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Best TV acting ever
I’ve been saying for years that my favourite ever performance in a continuing series on TV is Andre Braugher as Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life On The Streets. I hadn’t seen it in ages, then I recently learnt that th[…]

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