Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 18 Apr 2014 10:00:51 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml Lady_Sue http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=97#comment34 (23) UtT: this one does too. (29) annasee: great idea! Thanks! I just got back from the 21st century (local village six miles away) and had to hastily rekindle the ancient rayburn with sticks and coal so it would be hot enough to cook dinner on and it occurred to me: why don't they have celebrity chefs on that jungle programme? They'd be really useful foraging in the jungle for food when all you get to eat is beans and it would be a real test of their inventiveness. (32) David: it's a fair cop. Mon 17 Nov 2008 17:05:41 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=94#comment33 SSC @ 31, since nicotine is meant to be a specific against alzheimer's, the smokers may end up having to be full-time nurses on The Archers.Incidentally, has Lilian given up smoking? She never seems to be making everyone gasp for breath with her chain-stogies any more. Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:51:38 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=91#comment32 L_S 18, Cries-ache! Google image Janet Ellis!! Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:49:28 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=88#comment31 L_S 8, Just switching channels, eh? That's what they all say. Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:44:05 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=85#comment30 Chris (26):I'd rather they were all inside; then when I take a walk I wouldn't be doing much more passive smoking than I did before the ban. (Just getting into the main railway station at night is like walking through a Victorian pea-souper.)Still, it's enforced Darwinism - only those who are strong enough to withstand the elements *and* the carcinogens will survive to breed. In a few generations the descendants of these fit survivors, these super-smokers, will wreak revenge on the puny non-smokers. Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:25:15 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=82#comment29 26 etc - If we could bring back smoking, then this would reduce the problem of global warming being exacerbated by the 'patio heaters', and prevent cafe-bars being taken over by hordes of spoilt middle-class brats. Although I understand that we are not allowed to be horrible to kids now, even when they are horrible to us.. Perhaps if we replaced the old smoking and non-smoking zones with swearing and non-swearing zones we could alternately avoid people who swear like Jamie Oliver, or badly behaved kids, who are of course in no way feral or behaving like animals... Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:22:26 GMT+1 annasee http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=80#comment28 Lady Sue - obviously you have just hit on the next reality tv show! Quick, get on over to the folks who make this rubbish (BBC? ITV? ) and offer them the chance to use your house for a celebrity survival course. Go for it girl! Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:16:01 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=77#comment27 Stewart (25) - I thought the lighting in no. 3 was extraordinary. Made my eyes water ;o) Mon 17 Nov 2008 16:14:45 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=74#comment26 Stewart (24) That's a persistent rumour, but both Janet Ellis and Biddy Baxter have flatly denied it... Mon 17 Nov 2008 15:54:14 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=71#comment25 SSC @ 9, "I don't even understand why - in British weather - cafes and bars have tables on the pavement and space-heaters etc"That would be for the benefit of the 25% of the adult population who smoke, and are not allowed by law to sit under cover (or within walls, anyhow) and do so. They have to be given somewhere outside in the rain, in an attempt to convince them they should go to the pub/cafe rather than taking drink home with them. Mon 17 Nov 2008 15:53:09 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=68#comment24 Its just an excuse for voyerism (?)See what other "News" folk are showinghttp://www.virginmedia.com/tvradio/realitytv/imaceleb2008/celebs-get-them-out-in-the-jungle-2.php?ssid=1I looked purely in the interests of research of course ;-) Mon 17 Nov 2008 15:41:57 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=65#comment23 I thought Janet Ellis had to leave Blue Peter 'cos she was an unmarried lady when pregnant. Do I need to add allegedly to this? Mon 17 Nov 2008 15:33:26 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=62#comment22 I thought the 'real' Brigadoon disappeared into the mist..... Mon 17 Nov 2008 15:17:08 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=60#comment21 (21) TSSCat: many thanks. (20) mittfh: are there big sheets? They looked like they were getting convincingly rained on to me. (19) Big Sis: you're right, the real Brigadoon is in Scotland. I have to admit to living in a faux one. It is lovely but exhausting, eg. no central heating means I have to lug firewood and coal along endless corridors. I wonder how the erstwhile 'celebrities' would cope here. It also rains on the inside... Mon 17 Nov 2008 14:36:46 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=57#comment20 Lady Sue and Big Sister,Janet Ellis is the ex-Blue Peter presenter with the sexy voice* who guests on Broadcasting House a fair bit. She's also the mum of singer Sophie Ellis Bextor.Like Valerie Singleton, she seems to have a portrait hidden somewhere among those Blue Peter Competition poster boards; neither of them seem to have aged since they left the programme.* I typo'd that without the "o" first. Freudian slip or wishful thinking? Mon 17 Nov 2008 14:19:30 GMT+1 mittfh http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=54#comment19 The show in question is: I'm a (former) celebrity (missing my large paychecks) - get me out of here (but not before I've revived my flagging career).Or alternatively: I'm a nonentity - make me a celebrity (again!)Based on sketchy recall of mainstream media reporting of the antics of contestants, it's a daft reality show where they are placed in a chunk of Australian rainforest on a private estate, and camp out without the luxuries of the nearby 5* hotel where their SO's are based... (except there are huge sheets above the tree canopy to protect the fragile contestants from the worst of the rain, and the celebs are paid compensation for loss of earnings while out there...)And I expect a fair chunk of the population would like some of the contestants to be abandoned down there... Mon 17 Nov 2008 14:16:24 GMT+1 Big Sister http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=51#comment18 Lady Sue: In fact, I think I've led you up a gumtree with Janet Ellis - It was Janet Webb that I was thinking about.Brigadoon sounds lovely, though I thought it was in Scotland ;o) Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:58:43 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=48#comment17 (17) Big Sis: thankyou for trying to help but I'm none the wiser. In my defence, I do live in Brigadoon. Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:55:24 GMT+1 Big Sister http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=45#comment16 Lady Sue: If I recall, Janet Ellis was the lovely lady who appeared at the end of some series of Morecambe and Wise to 'thank you'.John Sergeant is short, witty, and popular. ;o) Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:31:29 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=42#comment15 As the Starship Enterprise came back to the past several times; won't Mr Sulu know whether he's won or not, which makes me think he probably will win because there wouldn't be much point in him taking part if he knows he won't win.Unless of course he thinks it's the taking part that's important and the winning doesn't matter! Maybe they ought to beam Captain Kirk in. Now that would up set Sulu. Apologies for all non Star Trek fans who haven't a clue what I'm talking about and who couldn't care less. It would be funny though. Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:17:04 GMT+1 vainly_here http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=40#comment14 Well, Lord Gelert's Bed, we are likely to ditch TV when analogue is turned off, purely because most of the speech sound is drowned-out by muzak. How will the Beeb get any income if we all take that route? Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:06:25 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=37#comment13 (9) TSSCat: which one is Janet Ellis? Your comments on not wanting to be outdoors did make me laugh!(12) Which one is John Sergeant? Perhaps I should race out and buy a 'Hello' Magazine as I really don't have a clue who many of these celebrities are, or why they are "famous". Oh dear... I'm starting to wonder whether I'll have to watch it tonight to achieve enlightenment. Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:03:51 GMT+1 jonnie http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=34#comment12 Does Robert Kilroy-Silk have some job that would no doubt be served better in the East Midlands than in the jungle? Mon 17 Nov 2008 13:02:00 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=31#comment11 I don't have a telly - again it is not a 'snob' thing, quite the reverse - I could quite happily devour an hour of news, an hour of 'Attenborough' [see above] and an hour of Celebrity Come Dancing in the Jungle on Love Island tosh... But for what it is worth, I think the winner of I'm a Celebrity will be John Sergeant - get your bets on now. If he is dumped off the Dancing thing, ITV will make this huge box-office star an 'Offer He Can't Refuse..' to be one of those Big Brother style 'surprise contestants.. Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:54:55 GMT+1 Anne P. http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=28#comment10 Fifi, no need to apologise - you, me and a large proportion of those here I suspect. As for that man who is supposed to be an MEP for the region I live in - yuk! If he's only an MEP so he that can bring down the institution why is he still drawing his salary? Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:46:29 GMT+1 Fifi http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=25#comment9 On The Politics Show yesterday, Jon Sopel interviewed Christine Hamilton and Ann Widdecombe about whether it's wise for celebrities to participate in Reality TV.I recommend a Look Again, if you can. Most enlightening.Couldn't give a rat's wotsit about the jungle thing though, sorry! Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:31:41 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=22#comment8 annasee (5):I prefer Janet Ellis... Yum.Lady Sue (8):I don't even understand why - in British weather - cafes and bars have tables on the pavement and space-heaters etc. Surely the whole thrust of civilisation for the last five thousand years has been to get away from the outdoors, not to purposefully sit outside the hard-won shelter on wet seats with a cold draught whistling up your trouser leg...If the inhabitants of the first cities in ancient Sumeria could see us now, they'd give up in disgust. Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:20:28 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=20#comment7 I confess, I was switching channels and did watch a few minutes. What I can't understand, being an Ozzie, is why ANYONE would want to subject themselves to being outdoors in the Oz rainforest. It is incredibly hot, humid, rains constantly and is crawling with bugs, spiders and snakes - even without the contestants being inside suspended telephone booths, opening containers full of same to pour on themselves.I haven't a clue who most of them are - apart from Ester and Martina (one of the camps seems to be a "camp" camp). They must all be desperate to get back into the public eye, or make some money from the book they would write if they win. I can not fathom why they are sitting there, in the lashing tropical rain and not one of them has thought to rig up some kind of shelter. Are they all so used to having other people do things for them that it just doesn't occur to them to try to protect themselves from the elements? Ok ok, I watched for more than a couple of minutes. Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:02:01 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=17#comment6 Jungle, you say?My favourite is either "Gloria" or Lofty. Mr. La-de-dah Gunner Graham is in with an outside chance. Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:43:58 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=14#comment5 Reg Varney was in the jungle. Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:08:55 GMT+1 annasee http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=11#comment4 Sorry - what is this "jungle" of which you speak? Is it something currently appearing on the televisual apparatus? If so, I fear I won't be watching.Lovely brother in law bought me 4 dvd's of the "Poldark" series recently, so I'm absolutely engrossed in those when I've got time to watch anything. Goodness but Robin Ellis was gorgeous in those days! Mon 17 Nov 2008 10:42:32 GMT+1 CarolineOfBrunswick http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=8#comment3 O good, is there a new David Attenborough series? Mon 17 Nov 2008 10:23:39 GMT+1 Big Sister http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=5#comment2 Rupert:If you fancy Esther, I'm in with a chance ;o) Mon 17 Nov 2008 10:18:02 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=2#comment1 Sorry, you've all lost me with that one.... Mon 17 Nov 2008 10:01:47 GMT+1 rupertthebear http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/and_so_monday_morning_arrives.shtml?page=0#comment0 I fancy Esther. Mon 17 Nov 2008 09:50:21 GMT+1