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Just spotted at TV Centre.

Eddie Mair | 12:30 UK time, Tuesday, 5 August 2008



  • 1. At 12:54pm on 05 Aug 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    Is that dalek dissembling, or is it disassembling?


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  • 2. At 12:57pm on 05 Aug 2008, thenicecatlady wrote:

    Where once there was one - now there are three.

    Be afraid - be very afraid

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  • 3. At 1:06pm on 05 Aug 2008, Stewart_M wrote:

    Not been put on e bay has it?

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  • 4. At 1:10pm on 05 Aug 2008, Thunderbird wrote:

    I think that looks rather sad.... A once proud race reduced to being left out with the bins

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  • 5. At 1:16pm on 05 Aug 2008, Stewart_M wrote:

    Just got the newslater.
    They want our diary entries for 9th Aug! I don't write one!! I did find my Dairy from 1978 at my parents this weekend. Riveting stuff! "Played on the beach, watched Dr who, went to bed."
    Needless to say I won't be publishing it on a blog in real time 30 years later!

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  • 6. At 1:22pm on 05 Aug 2008, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    See, this is what happens when you don't read through the instructions before starting to glue the bits together.

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  • 7. At 1:26pm on 05 Aug 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    Looking at the photo again, I see that the board appears to be for a tour (departing at 0900), so I'm wondering if this isn't a clever ruse by the dalek to escape payment by pretending to be three 'under 5s' ......

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  • 8. At 1:30pm on 05 Aug 2008, D-Man2010 wrote:

    Looks Like The Entrails Of A 'Hilarious' (?) Matt Allwright Sketch.

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  • 9. At 1:31pm on 05 Aug 2008, peej wrote:

    I reckon its been having a check up with the *doctor* because somebody said it was obese

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  • 10. At 1:35pm on 05 Aug 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    Eddie's item about the Radiophonic Workshop could, perhaps, be followed up by one about the unsung heroes who built the original props for Doctor Who, including the daleks. I suspect there was a lot of aluminium foil involved ...

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  • 11. At 1:39pm on 05 Aug 2008, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Peej (9):

    I think you mean "OVER-WEIGHT! OVER-WEIGHT!"

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  • 12. At 1:51pm on 05 Aug 2008, Deepthought wrote:

    Come to think of it, a Dalek's construction is just the same as modern compost bins, or wormeries, or if you follow Bob Flowerdew on GQT, for getting massive crops of potatos. Alternatively, a Beehive.

    Quick, dash off to the Patent office to patent the idea of a Dalek outer shell for all the above (and anything else), that'll stop the local foxes/2 legged rats from pilfering...

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  • 13. At 2:05pm on 05 Aug 2008, mittfh wrote:

    Evidently the Dalek has decided that its armour shell is a little too conspicuous for its latest plan at world domination, and has gone under cover...
    As its no longer in its shell, its voice (if it has one) won't be metallic any more.

    So if Ed die starts spea king in sta ca tto be af raid be ve ry af raid!

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  • 14. At 2:19pm on 05 Aug 2008, mygloriousleader wrote:

    Cue David;
    Well here we are outside what used to be main reception but is now euphemistically called the stage door. Funny that, because there are no stages at tvc only studios, and we see the lesser spotted brown dalek in complete disarray. Having made it up the ramp to the glass doors it is completely thwarted by the outward opening action of the door. Having thrown itself repeatedly at the door, it finally exploded into disarray...much like the liarbor govvy meant.

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  • 15. At 2:31pm on 05 Aug 2008, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Deepthought (12):

    "Well Bob, oi feel the answer lies in the soil... plus a good compost. You should mutate your Kaleds in a laboratory for a few weeks, bubble lots of green liquid through them, then mulch 'em down in a compost bin for the winter. Be careful not to let any of those pesky Thals into the garden though - beertraps and tin foil are good for dealing with them - else they'll upset yer Kaled compost, causing it to turn your compost bins into mobile armoured killing machines and try to wipe out all life in the Universe. Which can be a roight b****r to deal in an organic way..."

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  • 16. At 2:50pm on 05 Aug 2008, Humph wrote:

    Re BigSis (7) A few too few (by two) naughts to be a time, I believe. When I first saw the picture, I thought that the blackboard was displaying a cricket score: 9 runs for no wicket. As I am sure you remember, that was the second innings total by which the South Africans beat England in the recent second test match. Maybe the darlek, on seeing that England had been beaten on home soil, decided that life was no longer worth living. I know that it had that effect on me! :o(


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  • 17. At 3:04pm on 05 Aug 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    You may be right Humph, or it may be latte score.

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  • 18. At 3:06pm on 05 Aug 2008, PepperyOldGent wrote:

    With all that junk about - BBC Television Centre is beginning to look like a drained canal.

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  • 19. At 3:11pm on 05 Aug 2008, David_McNickle wrote:

    Tbird 4, Those are the bins.

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  • 20. At 3:17pm on 05 Aug 2008, DI_Wyman wrote:

    has Airfix got the franchise?

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  • 21. At 3:46pm on 05 Aug 2008, PepperyOldGent wrote:

    (20) DI Wyman.
    Did you know the late Dick Emery of BBC fame, was once the President of the 'Airfix Modellers Club'?

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  • 22. At 3:56pm on 05 Aug 2008, Thunderbird wrote:

    Not at lot of people know that.......

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  • 23. At 4:56pm on 05 Aug 2008, mygloriousleader wrote:

    Just a thought...
    Is the little fellah in the middle just very short?

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  • 24. At 4:58pm on 05 Aug 2008, David_McNickle wrote:

    Tbird 22, And Michael Caine didn't really say that.

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  • 25. At 5:06pm on 05 Aug 2008, DI_Wyman wrote:

    PepperyOldGent, thanks for that, no I didn't.

    Do you rmember when Airfix aeroplane kits ( 1:72 scale) were 2/6?

    Every Saturday I would blow my my pocket money on 'yet another' Spitfire or 109!

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  • 26. At 5:27pm on 05 Aug 2008, Thunderbird wrote:

    DM(24) Did I attempt to attribute the quote to anyone?

    No, so stop throwing those metaphorical spears at me.

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  • 27. At 5:32pm on 05 Aug 2008, David_McNickle wrote:

    Tbird 26 But not a lot of people know that....
    Stop casting nastertiums at me!

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  • 28. At 5:34pm on 05 Aug 2008, mygloriousleader wrote:

    I only told you to blow the blurry doors off!

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  • 29. At 5:35pm on 05 Aug 2008, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    DMcN @ 24, wot, *never*?

    And you and TB could quit with the asparagus-propulsion...

    Take it to the beach and put on a bard-flinging display instead, do!

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  • 30. At 9:33pm on 05 Aug 2008, Thunderbird wrote:

    Chris, it's very difficult to stop when you are as funny as me and David, oops sorry David and I

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  • 31. At 10:56pm on 05 Aug 2008, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    TB, agreed you're funny; I wanted to watch you bard-flinging on the Beach...

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  • 32. At 11:23am on 06 Aug 2008, David_McNickle wrote:

    C_G 29, It is one thing to toss shoes (bonvig) on the beach, but another to fling fake asparagus around.

    What Caine actually said was, "Few people have the ability to recognise that fact.", but his PR peope knew that wouldn't sell and chanced it to the accepted version.

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  • 33. At 11:33am on 06 Aug 2008, Thunderbird wrote:

    DM (32) Thank you David, I was not in possession of that particular historical fact and therefore now feel suitably enlightened

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