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Old 10th Oct 2020, 11:28
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No, you're not invisible and I appreciate you trying to help.
You appear to have cracked it.

To not have to use VPN, you might also try changing your Youtube location by clicking on the three vertical dots on the top right of the Youtube page if you're not signed in, or your icon if you are, then just scroll down and change location.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 11:56
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Thanks for that. I'll try it at some point. Obviously, I want to use my location most of the time because I live there, but that's an option I knew nothing about. Thanks again for your help!
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 13:49
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I've just watched both. Hmmm. The puppets were very good, otherwise I thought the episodes were largely missable. There seemed to be too much slapstick and not enough real satire. And why are some of the accents (Gove, Prince Harry) at odds with the characters?
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:11
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I remember watching it back in the 80s and laughing at the portrayal of Reagan as a drivelling old fool, barely able to string a sentence together. Then one day I caught a speech by Reagan on TV and thought "this can't be Reagan - he is clear and articulate, and obviously in possession of all his marbles (at that time at least)".....!
He was an experienced actor before getting the President gig - able to convincingly deliver lines and look as if he knew what he was talking about.

Unlike Mr Trump, who is hilarious, because it always seems as if he is reading the speech for the very first time as he delivers it.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 10:15
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Agreed, stevef, the accents aren't good, although I've enjoyed the Boris Johnson one. As for Harry, I don't follow the royal family much but was surprised to hear a bit of a northern twang in his voice.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 12:56
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
He was an experienced actor before getting the President gig - able to convincingly deliver lines and look as if he knew what he was talking about.

Unlike Mr Trump, who is hilarious, because it always seems as if he is reading the speech for the very first time as he delivers it.
You are kindly invited to provide cinematic evidence to support this whimsical statement. for JB contributors ....if it helps at all, all I can say, is, that this search may become the equivalent of one for a certain Malaysian 777 for you so no need to hurry. .

Just as an aside, he also commended "Born in the USA ! " as being a great patriotic song.....alas, this confusion possibly arose due to only listening the chorus..... and not the lyrics.

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 00:29
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Here you are K & C - proving that Regan didn't always take his acting abilities seriously. Good interview.

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 06:24
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Originally Posted by vctenderness View Post
I haven’t seen the new Spitting Image however I believe, other than Captain Boring, there are no Labour puppets.

This seems incredible to me with Corbyn alone providing enough material for a whole series!

Throw in Dianne Abbott, David Lammy and Emily Thornberry et al there’s a goldmine.
I believe the programme has always aimed to satirise current events..

If those supposedly currently charge of the UK insist on trying to run the country out of Downing Street, sending out their own Cabinet members to face the press, and with minimal scrutiny/input from their own back benchers, let alone the opposition, it's not surprising the series makers have yet to feature any of those named above..

There is of course also the other minor issue that a couple of people you have named above aren't even in the shadow cabinet..
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 07:23
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I didn't laugh like when I watched it first time around... but I was in my 20s then and the world was full of hope and possibility.

Not so much to laugh at nowadays

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 10:05
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Spitting Image could only improve Dianne Abbott
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