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Old 16th Nov 2006, 03:06
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Aufweidersehen Pet
He had a nice Bonneville I thunk it were.
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Old 16th Nov 2006, 04:46
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Ahh, but Auf Widersehen Pet wasn't crap 80s telly. Well, not the first two series anyway.

What about Morse? "Come on Lewis..."

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Old 16th Nov 2006, 05:32
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'ere Tiswas were good fun

Anyone reading this board know who the crew of the BAC 111 were that had the fantom flan flinger waving madly out the cockpit window?
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Old 16th Nov 2006, 08:32
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Anyway were it not for telly progs made in the 70s and 80s these freeview channels would have nowt to transmit.


When the Boat Comes in,that was good, and that one about the Plague that killed every body.
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None of us could understand a bloody word them When the Boat Comes In people said. Seem to remember one episode when the norwegian blokey dug around under his floorboards and struck coal. The scandy word for coal is coe-wel, apparantly.

The plague one was called Survivors, I reckon. The opening credits told the whole sorry tale, from someone or other sneezing, through to some bloke climbing off an airliner and pegging it on the airport apron. The next half hour was about people trying to survive without modern comforts such as soap and tin-openers. Hmm, definitely one worth a remake, with modern techniques and effects.

"Survivors! Starring Ric Capucho, as the last man alive... after a plague wiped out everyone except his mum and all the good looking birds. A race against time to repopulate Planet Earth and save the Human Race".

Sigh.

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Old 16th Nov 2006, 14:24
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The plague one was called Survivors, I reckon. The opening credits told the whole sorry tale, from someone or other sneezing, through to some bloke climbing off an airliner and pegging it on the airport apron. The next half hour was about people trying to survive without modern comforts such as soap and tin-openers.
Yeah, that was it, Survivors. Strange old plague, though. Not only did it kill 90% of the human race, it also caused all the soap and tin-openers to disappear completely.

Like virtually all drama series, when the original idea had run its course, it turned into another soap opera. It just happened to be set in a post-apocolyptic world. London's Burning was the same - once they had run out of different types of fires to fight the members of Blue Watch just started arguing amongst themselves and having persoanl problems.
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Old 16th Nov 2006, 15:12
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Preferred the 70's myself,

Crossroads, (the proper one), On the Buses (I'll have you Butler....), Emmerdale with real characters (Mr Wils and Amos), and the brilliant Googie Withers, (Within these Walls). They just don't make telly like that anymore.
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Where does Rising Damp fall? 70s or 80s?

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Old 16th Nov 2006, 16:37
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All I can say is, where is spitting image when you need it. Can you imagine Tone and freinds being ridiculed today. A lot of that stuff although relevent then still has some basis today. Very very funny

In case you are wondering, not everything shiny is gold, what about that record they released about sticking a chicken in the air. Crap doesn't do that justice!
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Old 16th Nov 2006, 18:01
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Some good stuff even earlier,The Power Game, Callan,Steptoe, The Likely Lads, ect ect.
Don't think the Black n White Minstels would go down very well these days though.or Till Death Do Us Part.
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Old 16th Nov 2006, 18:07
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I share your reservations about the Minstrels, FSL, but 'Til Death Us do Part was just TOO intellectual for the majority of viewers. Like pantomime the REAL message was hidden below the superficial surface that the masses failed to penetrate. Alf Garnett was a development from Hobo Haynes:-
This tramp character - Hobo Haynes - was invented by Johnny Speight and the dialogue would crackle with belligerence and either implied or explicit physical threats. While this did not always make for comfortable viewing, such excellent writing in the hands of such a skilled comedy actor - Haynes was never less than utterly natural and convincing - was a real eye-opener. Haynes Hobo displayed more than a nod towards Speight's other great creation Alf Garnett (first seen in 1965), and, as Speight himself has since observed, Hobo was so hard-left and Garnett so hard-right that there was very little difference between them.
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Old 17th Nov 2006, 01:38
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