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Old 8th Feb 2019, 22:42
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I used to share a flat with Catherine Zeta Jones, look, here's the evidence...

...although that isn't me with her in the picture (or is it?)
The conventional wisdom states it's all in the eyes, and they say a lot there, whoever it is with that romancer of the elderly. I've always liked showbiz people but in my experience they turn very sour and spiteful when A. they are not centre of attention and B. they are running short of cash.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 04:58
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Re Kenny Everett, think it was the only comedy show were I actually cried with laughter. Loved"Sid Snot"
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 08:45
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Barry Cryer once said they were originally going to call Cupid Stunt "Mary Hinge" and had to explain it to Kenny.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 10:41
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Recently bought the box set of all 53 episodes of the Sweeney ever made. I'm on about ep 42 now, and it is still as great as when I watched it back in the 70's.

Classic quotes:
"We're the Sweeney and we haven't had our dinner"
"All right twinkletoes you're nicked"

And the cars, a trip down memory lane spotting all the 70's motors in the background. Strange to see a lot of actors getting their start who became well known later on, Ray Winstone for one.
The Sweeney - brilliant!

My retired police inspector uncle said it was the first cop show that portrayed the business as it truly was and was loved by him and his colleagues. Funny that it used to be broadcast later at night because of its rough and gritty content. Now it’s regulary repeated on afternoon tv.

I remember a particular episode with Reagan raiding a suspect’s flat and catching him in bed with his naked girlfriend.
”Put ‘em away love, I haven’t had my breakfast.”

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 10:48
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hiflymk3; Thanks for that, and half yer flaming luck, Mate!

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 15:51
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I reckon that’s a young Colin Firth with Catherine Zeta Jones?
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 21:45
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Correct Yellowtriumph - not that I knew of course...
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 07:53
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Always loved the original series of The Bill, with DI Burnside and his snouts.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 10:13
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The Sweeney. Series 4 and twenty minutes into, 'The Bigger They Are'. My wife enters the room and says, 'We need to go'.

'Are you sure?', says I.

'Yes, absolutely!', is the response.

It's the first and only episode I missed over the course of the show....but worth it as my son was born in Northwick Park Hospital about an hour later.

It wasn't until the early 2000's that I managed to complete that episode thanks to Youtube

How time passes, my son is now 40 years old.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 17:20
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No votes for Dangermouse then ? A travesty !
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 17:32
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Ahh old TV shows. With all todays technology why do they waste it with mumbling actors and low light scenes all the time , the Sweeney was great and immensely popular largely because of the antics of Regan and Carter and selection of 'birds ranging from posh to villians wives . Great line in the song cool for cats with the second verse starting 'the Sweeneys doing 90 'cos they got the word to go to catch a gang of villains in the sheds up at heefrow'. The Sweeneywas almost always shot in West London and outerwest London which is my home patch anyway.

Favourite line has to be -in a mexican standoff with drawn pistols with some villains in a warehouse and Reagan says-We 're the Sweeney-we kill you, nothing, you kill us -30 years'
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 17:56
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Thing about these classic box sets is they fill in all the episodes we recorded and never had time to watch or missed because of night flying and other distractions.
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