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Tayler, what was that RUBBISH all about tonight?

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by MsMumbo-Jumbo (U3613133) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    That is my only question. Stop it. Just bluddy well stop it. It isn't funny and it isnt clever either. We get enough carp at 6.30.
    MJ

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by jennet_device (U8197637) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Tayler, that is one opinion. I have another - it was good fun and well acted.

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    Posted by Mieteka (U14938651) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    I have the same opinion as Ms MJ - it was awful.

    I have been informed by other posters that in order to enjoy the episode and find it humourous, one needs to have watched a black and white film made in 1945. I have not done so, and consequently found the episode made for extremely embarrassing listening as it was so bad. The acting was wholly unconvincing, although I am led to believe the acting in the film embodied the phrase "stiff upper lip"

    Perhaps you could suggest to the editor that if she decides to reference another film she could chose something slightly more recent and announce it to listeners in advance so that we might *all* be in on the joke? It surely is not inclusive to do this sort of thing, because it leaves listeners scratching their heads and wondering what sort of madness has infected the BBC water supply. Above all, when doing "contemporary" drama, why not reference a contemporary film, rather than one that was made before most listeners were born?

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    Posted by Reggie Trentham (U2746099) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    I have never seen Brief Encounter and don't intend to. But I suspect its reputation from clips and other sources will be familiar to the majority of people in the age group that listens to TA. I certainly recognised the episode as a spoof of the film.

    I don't object to the SWs trying that sort of thing either but I'm not sure whether they did it very well in this instance. But then my view is coloured by a distaste for the whole plot line. People not far off my age behaving like teenagers is toe curlingly embarrassing as far as I'm concerned.

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    Posted by Bruxanna Grips With Her Heels In A Galloping Trot (U13759521) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Tayler will have seen the whole thing as a rip roarong success. After all, one of her objectives is to generate as much internet traffic as possible for TA and make sure we're all talking about it. To that end, mission accomplished, with the uproar on ML about last nights serving of offal.
    Come to think about it, the one strategy that just might have made them sit up and take notice, is if not a single word was uttered from us about the farce. Pity we just didn't carry on talking about hens and babies and just ignored the whole episode.
    THAT would have made them sit up and take note, especially when everyone from the writer on up can't contain just how very clever they all feel about it.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Tayler Cresswell - Host (U14232848) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Hi all

    Thanks for all your feedback - I've been reading comments here, on Twitter, Facebook and on the blog about it.

    I'll certainly be feeding back to the team the reaction - positive and critical.

    And whilst it is my job to encourage discussion about the programme Bruxanna, the team are interested in what is being said rather than just the volume of posts.

    Tayler

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    Posted by Alyson6 (U14274714) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    "the team are interested in what is being said rather than just the volume of posts."


    Are we to infer from that they'll take more notice of one positive post over 100 negative ones ?

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Mustafa Grumble (U8596785) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    That would seem to be the usual reading of it, Alyson, given the PR puffery and medja statements/interviews from senior TA figures over the last six years and more.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Bruxanna Grips With Her Heels In A Galloping Trot (U13759521) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    the team are interested in what is being said rather than just the volume of posts. 

    Excellent news. So they will be ''hearing'' the general ML response to last nights abysmal offering, and taking note. I remain a little puzzled though, how it is, if they're interested in what's being said, how they manage to totally misread the listeners desire for a well researched, well written, current, intelligent, engaging and entertaining drama time and time again. Funny that.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by bob larkin (U2297537) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    I have seen Brief Encounter - many times.

    It is a good film - obviously of its time.

    The parody/travesty of it that took place this week is neither clever nor funny. I do feel sorry for the poor actors who have to go through with this.

    Televised for Red Nose Day (which is unfortunately imminent) it may have been suitably amusing.

    As an episode of TA, no.

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    I have seen Brief Encounter - many times.

    It is a good film - obviously of its time.

    The parody/travesty of it that took place this week is neither clever nor funny. I do feel sorry for the poor actors who have to go through with this. 


    I thought it was an excellent spoof.

    I think it may illustrate TA learning from the success of AmEx.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    Perhaps you could suggest to the editor that if she decides to reference another film she could chose something slightly more recent and announce it to listeners in advance so that we might *all* be in on the joke? 

    I look forward to "Reservoir Dogs" with shotguns in the new MegaDairy.

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Nemo399 (U14258777) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    I thought it was great fun, Tayler, as I've said elsewhere.

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    In reply to Mieteka:

    I have the same opinion as Ms MJ - it was awful.

    I have been informed by other posters that in order to enjoy the episode and find it humourous, one needs to have watched a black and white film made in 1945. I have not done so, and consequently found the episode made for extremely embarrassing listening as it was so bad. The acting was wholly unconvincing, although I am led to believe the acting in the film embodied the phrase "stiff upper lip" 


    Mieteka I'm not sure they want the sort of listeners who do not recognise Brief Encounters.

    << Their final meeting is in the railway station refreshment room, which we see for the second time, now with the poignant perspective of their story. As they await a sad and final parting, Dolly Messiter, a talkative acquaintance of Laura, invites herself to join them and is soon chattering away, oblivious to the couple's inner misery.

    As they realise that they have been robbed of the chance for a final goodbye, Alec's train arrives. With Dolly still chattering, Alec departs with a last look at Laura but without the passionate farewell for which they both long. After shaking Messiter's hand, he lightly squeezes Laura on the shoulder and leaves. Laura waits for a moment, anxiously hoping that Alec will walk back into the refreshment room, but he does not. As the train is heard pulling away, Laura is traumatised, and, hearing an approaching express train, suddenly dashes out on to the platform. The lights of the train flash across her face as she conquers her impulse to commit suicide. She then returns home to her family. >>

    Wiki

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    Posted by barwick_green (U2668006) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    That is my only question. Stop it. Just bluddy well stop it. It isn't funny and it isnt clever either. We get enough carp at 6.30.
    MJ 
    This 'homage' was rubbish. The cackling old lush and the needy whimpering sad Paul have no chemistry whatsoever.

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by Dinah Shore (U14984316) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    The programe often 'references' what are to me, obscure musical echoes of a scene.

    I just ignore it, and don't need to be told what they the submuzzack means.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Pahnda (U14681704) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    In reply to Mieteka:

    I have the same opinion as Ms MJ - it was awful.

    I have been informed by other posters that in order to enjoy the episode and find it humourous, one needs to have watched a black and white film made in 1945. I have not done so, and consequently found the episode made for extremely embarrassing listening as it was so bad. The acting was wholly unconvincing, although I am led to believe the acting in the film embodied the phrase "stiff upper lip" 


    Mieteka I'm not sure they want the sort of listeners who do not recognise Brief Encounters.

    << Their final meeting is in the railway station refreshment room, which we see for the second time, now with the poignant perspective of their story. As they await a sad and final parting, Dolly Messiter, a talkative acquaintance of Laura, invites herself to join them and is soon chattering away, oblivious to the couple's inner misery.

    As they realise that they have been robbed of the chance for a final goodbye, Alec's train arrives. With Dolly still chattering, Alec departs with a last look at Laura but without the passionate farewell for which they both long. After shaking Messiter's hand, he lightly squeezes Laura on the shoulder and leaves. Laura waits for a moment, anxiously hoping that Alec will walk back into the refreshment room, but he does not. As the train is heard pulling away, Laura is traumatised, and, hearing an approaching express train, suddenly dashes out on to the platform. The lights of the train flash across her face as she conquers her impulse to commit suicide. She then returns home to her family. >>

    Wiki  



    I'm not sure what the point was of regurgitating all that wikipedia stuff, which we could all look up for ourselves if we wanted to, if ONLY it could be Lil and Paul's 'final goodbye' but no chance of that.

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 10th February 2013

    I'm not sure what the point was of regurgitating all that wikipedia stuff, which we could all look up for ourselves if we wanted to 

    Why to save you all the trouble.

    Not interested - don't read it. Seemples.

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by San Fairy Anne (U14257911) on Sunday, 10th February 2013

    the team are interested in what is being said rather than just the volume of posts. 

    Now, there's a novelty! Not what VW said two years ago. She said she was measuring reactions in centimetres, (or may be by the inch, that being a four letter word). She did not refer to content. SFAnne™

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  • Message 20

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    Posted by Bruxanna Grips With Her Heels In A Galloping Trot (U13759521) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Bawwwhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahha.

    Priceless - days after telling us how much they listen, they're closing the ML board ...

    You couldn't make it up...

    Bawwhahhahahahahahhahahahhaha.

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