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  • Message 8351

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    Posted by captainMouse (U14652804) on Friday, 21st November 2014

    Has dave ja vue returned full time?

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  • Message 8352

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Friday, 21st November 2014

    Glad you enjoyed it, Panda - it's always a bit nervewracking when you recommend something. But if you haven't seen Firefly, you really should. If you like Joss Whedon stuff and steampunky Scifi, that is....

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  • Message 8353

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    Posted by Fiona-T (U15901665) on Friday, 21st November 2014

    Now you depress me as I started watching BBT months ago, the early series daily from 1-3pm and was looking forward to catching up as i dont watch on thursday evenings. On these daily showings i do see a lot of repeats but dont mind as i still enjoy even that

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  • Message 8354

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    Posted by anglepoison2 (U14475655) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    Have to agree about the latest BBT series on E4 etc very dissappointing so far: consistently poor with few smiles let alone laughs for me. Others here have said the series improves; well it can't do anything else.

    Penny sidelined and the writers even revisiting old material eg. Sheldon joking about the movie 'The Lake House' again.

    Yet when I watch the numerous repeats of earlier series, some of which I must have seen at least a dozen times, there are episodes that so crackle with wit and humour they still entertain greatly despite their familiarity.

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  • Message 8355

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    Posted by pandaeyes (U15971470) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    Woolly Mammoth : The Autopsy Tomorrow, CH4 at 8 p.m. (repeated on Tuesday, on 4Seven Freeview 47 at 8 p.m.)

    A well preserved female is discovered buried in Siberia. Scientists perform an autopsy to see if she can be cloned.

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  • Message 8356

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    Posted by AmosBurke (U8229185) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    It's great to see Ice Road Truckers back on C5 Friday nights, with Lisa Kelly back behind the wheel. No Rick Yemm though. By my count this is series 7 and I think there is a series 8.

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  • Message 8357

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    Why would anyone want to controversially clone a, long ago, decint large mammal and try and bring it back to the present day?

    In my opinion both the time and the significant money involved would be far better spent on attempting to protect the existing 16,306 endangered species that are, currently, now under serious threat from total extinction.

    www.channel4.com/inf...

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  • Message 8358

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    Posted by anglepoison2 (U14475655) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    I wouldn't mind seeing a herd of recreated mammoths, far more interesting, impressive and potentially viable than, say, the useless Giant Panda.

    Think of all that barely used tundra and sub-arctic areas they were design to live in now virtually devoid of animals. The young would be big meaty snacks for Snow Leopards, Siberian Tigers and other endangered predators. The scavenger species would have a field day with a carcase that size.

    Resurrecting mammoths could do the natural world a great service. I'll certainly be watching the programme.

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  • Message 8359

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    I wouldn't mind seeing a herd of recreated mammoths, far more interesting, impressive and potentially viable than, say, the useless Giant Panda.

    Think of all that barely used tundra and sub-arctic areas they were design to live in now virtually devoid of animals. The young would be big meaty snacks for Snow Leopards, Siberian Tigers and other endangered predators. The scavenger species would have a field day with a carcase that size.

    Resurrecting mammoths could do the natural world a great service. I'll certainly be watching the programme. 
    Certainly there's not a lot of point in cloning a single animal, to lead a solitary life and eventually die (then what? - clone it again?). - so they need to find another, of the opposite sex, to try and establish a breeding population.

    Even then though I think your vision of herds of them roaming the tundra will not come to pass. Probably they could only ever exist in captivity with a lot of attention - these things went extinct in the wild for a reason.

    It might be more appropriate to try and resurrect some species that we humans are known to have been directly responsible for exterminating, but I'm inclined to agree with Polemicist - better to put effort into preserving what we've got than attempting to bring back what's gone.

    I will be watching the programme though.

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  • Message 8360

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    Posted by FowPah (U1746998) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    From a purely scientific point of view it would be worth doing.But from an ethical point of view I am not so sure.

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  • Message 8361

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Saturday, 22nd November 2014

    According to the information that I have posted below the realistic possibility of being successfully able to clone a giant wooly mammoth is incredibly remote.

    More importantly, such a biotechnological experimental process would, most definitely, raise some significantly serious ethical and moral questions as well.

    www.theguardian.com/...

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/s...

    www.worldmag.com/201...

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  • Message 8362

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    Posted by Dame Bouncy Castle (U1358361) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Jurassic Park, people. Remember Jurassic Park. smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 8363

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    Posted by pandaeyes (U15971470) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Jurassic Park, people. Remember Jurassic Park. smiley - winkeye  Yes Dame, I do remember Jurassic Park, and also Primeval, but thankfully, they were 'cloned' best on CGI.

    But seriously, let's study this animal by all means, but please I hope the scientists leave it at that.

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  • Message 8364

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    IT'S ALRIGHT IN THE 1970'S

    Last night we had part 2 of this hatchet job about 1970's TV. I can't understand why a lot of young people/comedians, most of whom I had no idea who they were, felt the need to appear on a TV show in order to be "shocked" at old TV shows. As someone who was a teenager in the mid 70's I watched most of these shows and some were better than others. The Black & White Minstrel Show was the sort of thing my parents would watch and I suppose in the early 70's was a bit of an anachronism and certainly had no appeal to the young. The clip featuring Kenny Lynch, whose colour supposedly rubbed off on the young girl was deemed horrifying by the "talking heads", yet Kenny himself, who was the butt of the joke said he thought it was ok. It was also strange that Mind Your Language was thought to be alright, yet I remember it being a right load of old rubbish and not something I found funny. As Roy Hudd wisely said "You can't airbrush history". Am I expected to apologise because I loved Benny Hill?

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  • Message 8365

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    Posted by degger (U15476668) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    CH5 SOUND PROBLEMS.

    Does anyone else have any sound problems on any CH5 related programmes ? I find I am constantly turning the sound up and down with certain CH5 programmes & most of them seem to be American dramas. Dallas, Falling Skies, Gotham, both Law & Orders, Chicago PD & Body of Proof are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

    Is it just coincidence these are all american dramas ? I don't know, it could just be my telly.

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  • Message 8366

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    Posted by mjr999 (U15498313) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

    this modern version was originally on daytime BBC but is getting a repeat tonight on Drama, channel 20.

    I thought it was great but believe it got mixed reviews. I shall tape it for a rainy day.

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  • Message 8367

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    Posted by mjr999 (U15498313) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    CH5 SOUND PROBLEMS.

    Does anyone else have any sound problems on any CH5 related programmes ? I find I am constantly turning the sound up and down with certain CH5 programmes & most of them seem to be American dramas. Dallas, Falling Skies, Gotham, both Law & Orders, Chicago PD & Body of Proof are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

    Is it just coincidence these are all american dramas ? I don't know, it could just be my telly. 
    I don't get this problem during the programmes, but sometimes have to leap for the remote when the adverts start blaring out. That is a channel 5 issue for me, not on 3 or 4.

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  • Message 8368

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    CH5 SOUND PROBLEMS.

    Does anyone else have any sound problems on any CH5 related programmes ? I find I am constantly turning the sound up and down with certain CH5 programmes & most of them seem to be American dramas. Dallas, Falling Skies, Gotham, both Law & Orders, Chicago PD & Body of Proof are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

    Is it just coincidence these are all american dramas ? I don't know, it could just be my telly. 
    I've noticed a huge difference in sound levels of Homeland on C4, especially when using an external sound system. The remote has to be at hand to turn it down when the ads come on. Not aware of anything on C5 though.

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  • Message 8369

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    Posted by degger (U15476668) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    CH5 SOUND PROBLEMS.

    Does anyone else have any sound problems on any CH5 related programmes ? I find I am constantly turning the sound up and down with certain CH5 programmes & most of them seem to be American dramas. Dallas, Falling Skies, Gotham, both Law & Orders, Chicago PD & Body of Proof are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

    Is it just coincidence these are all american dramas ? I don't know, it could just be my telly. 
    I've noticed a huge difference in sound levels of Homeland on C4, especially when using an external sound system. The remote has to be at hand to turn it down when the ads come on. Not aware of anything on C5 though. 
    Yes, I've noticed problems with Homeland as well, I forgot about that one.

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  • Message 8370

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    Posted by anglepoison2 (U14475655) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    I've noticed this sort of issue quite a bit and it does seem to be specific to particular channels and, I think, more often individual programmes. I have found it most noticeable on Freeview Pick but only for the repeats of Stargate SG1/Atlantis. Farscape which proceeds them both in the schedules - no problem.

    The volume setting on my TV rarely has to be touched but on these particularly programmes I have to, quite literally, double the volume. Then, of course, when the advert breaks come on it has to be turned back down.

    I've tried with the different TVs I have and the same thing applies across all of them. BTW I don't have the volume equalizing facility some more modern TVs feature.

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  • Message 8371

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Have to agree about the latest BBT series on E4 etc very dissappointing so far: consistently poor with few smiles let alone laughs for me. Others here have said the series improves; well it can't do anything else.

    Penny sidelined and the writers even revisiting old material eg. Sheldon joking about the movie 'The Lake House' again.

    Yet when I watch the numerous repeats of earlier series, some of which I must have seen at least a dozen times, there are episodes that so crackle with wit and humour they still entertain greatly despite their familiarity. 
    I liked Howard saying that his mum asked 'which one's Thrones?' during Game Of Thrones!

    There's too much of Penny and Bernadette now.

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  • Message 8372

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Have to agree about the latest BBT series on E4 etc very dissappointing so far: consistently poor with few smiles let alone laughs for me. Others here have said the series improves; well it can't do anything else.

    Penny sidelined and the writers even revisiting old material eg. Sheldon joking about the movie 'The Lake House' again.

    Yet when I watch the numerous repeats of earlier series, some of which I must have seen at least a dozen times, there are episodes that so crackle with wit and humour they still entertain greatly despite their familiarity. 
    I liked Howard saying that his mum asked 'which one's Thrones?' during Game Of Thrones!

    There's too much of Amy and Bernadette now.

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  • Message 8373

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    THE INDIAN DOCTOR

    Today 7pm on Drama (Ch20 Freeview)

    Since this has a 1 hour slot and the original was 45 minutes there should be no need for editing.

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  • Message 8374

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    Posted by nosmokewithoutfire (U15472392) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    IT'S ALRIGHT IN THE 1970'S

    Last night we had part 2 of this hatchet job about 1970's TV. I can't understand why a lot of young people/comedians, most of whom I had no idea who they were, felt the need to appear on a TV show in order to be "shocked" at old TV shows. As someone who was a teenager in the mid 70's I watched most of these shows and some were better than others. The Black & White Minstrel Show was the sort of thing my parents would watch and I suppose in the early 70's was a bit of an anachronism and certainly had no appeal to the young. The clip featuring Kenny Lynch, whose colour supposedly rubbed off on the young girl was deemed horrifying by the "talking heads", yet Kenny himself, who was the butt of the joke said he thought it was ok. It was also strange that Mind Your Language was thought to be alright, yet I remember it being a right load of old rubbish and not something I found funny. As Roy Hudd wisely said "You can't airbrush history". Am I expected to apologise because I loved Benny Hill? 
    ,smiley - ok. smiley - ok smiley - ok smiley - ok smiley - ok smiley - ok

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  • Message 8375

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Doctor Who - Pyramids of Mars on Drama today. Better story than anything these days. Plot holes yes, but it absorbs you and the acting excellent.

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  • Message 8376

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    Posted by Anglo-Norman (U1965016) on Sunday, 23rd November 2014

    Gabriel Woolf's (Sutekh) voice acting is superb, so different from the usual ranting villain. Sutekh's 'bum hand' is a classic goof, though!

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  • Message 8377

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    Posted by anglepoison2 (U14475655) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    I agree, I like Amy a great deal and the way they've developed her character over the years. Only last night I was watching the repeat when she was ill and tricked Sheldon into looking after her long after she had recovered. The 'punishment' spanking scene at the end is still pricelessly funny.

    Bernadette I've always found annoying in almost every respect, OK as a peripheral character but a little of her shrill voice goes a long, long way.

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  • Message 8378

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    THE INDIAN DOCTOR

    Today 7pm on Drama (Ch20 Freeview)

    Since this has a 1 hour slot and the original was 45 minutes there should be no need for editing. 
    My mum still had the sodding Celebrity Chase on though!

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  • Message 8379

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    WOOLLY MAMMOTH - THE AUTOPSY - Channel 4

    I watched this rather fascinating television programme that featured a significant number of scientists all performing some kind of scrum autopsy on a 40,000 year-old woolly mammoth, that had been preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

    What disturbed me most, however, was the, apparent, race between the Koreans and the Americans on who could best clone the long-ago, deceased species and bring it back to life. This process may, officially, be called bio-technology by some, but, to me, it looked more like something out of Dr Frankenstein rather than anything else.

    www.channel4.com/pro...

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  • Message 8380

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    Posted by Anglo-Norman (U1965016) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    Agreed, Polemicist. Much of interest there. However, those who wanted to clone mammoths didn't really give a cinvincing reason why they should. It didn't really give me confidence that the chap from South Korea worked for a company that cloned pet dogs for rich clients ($100,000 a go, IIRC) - one wonders whether it was science or his bank balance he was more interested in advancing. As for the American scientist, his mammoth wouldn't even be a real one - just some strange elephant/mammoth hybrid.

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  • Message 8381

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    Agreed, Polemicist. Much of interest there. However, those who wanted to clone mammoths didn't really give a cinvincing reason why they should. It didn't really give me confidence that the chap from South Korea worked for a company that cloned pet dogs for rich clients ($100,000 a go, IIRC) - one wonders whether it was science or his bank balance he was more interested in advancing. As for the American scientist, his mammoth wouldn't even be a real one - just some strange elephant/mammoth hybrid.  I failed to see either the commercial gain or the actual purpose in wanting to clone a woolly mammoth or some kind of freakish hybrid between this ice-aged mammal and an asian elephant.

    Is the hidden intention to stick the cloned woolly mammoth in some kind of zoo and charge people a significant amount of money just to come and see it?

    www.theguardian.com/...

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  • Message 8382

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    Posted by AmosBurke (U8229185) on Monday, 24th November 2014

    That's what they do with Giant Pandas. I haven't seen the ones in Edinburgh, but when I saw them in Adelaide, the queue was very long. Worth the wait though. smiley - panda so cute!

    The mammoth smiley doesn't work smiley - sadface

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  • Message 8383

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    Posted by pandaeyes (U15971470) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    Toast of London

    This gets funnier and more surreal each week. Last night they had a dig at the Freemasons. Nice to see Daniel Peacock guesting. Anyone know if he's the brother of Harry Peacock who plays Ray Purchase? I think Daniel's dad is Trevor Peacock of Vicar of Dibley fame. Hope they make another series.

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  • Message 8384

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    Posted by nick maroney (U14917587) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    Toast of London

    This gets funnier and more surreal each week. Last night they had a dig at the Freemasons. Nice to see Daniel Peacock guesting. Anyone know if he's the brother of Harry Peacock who plays Ray Purchase? I think Daniel's dad is Trevor Peacock of Vicar of Dibley fame. Hope they make another series. 
    So that's what the East End of London looks like , I always wondered . My Favourite Comedy of the year.

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  • Message 8385

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    Posted by Dame Bouncy Castle (U1358361) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    CSI - CASTING SPOILER.

    Somebody leaving.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201...

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  • Message 8386

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    IT'S ALRIGHT IN THE 1970'S

    Last night we had part 2 of this hatchet job about 1970's TV. I can't understand why a lot of young people/comedians, most of whom I had no idea who they were, felt the need to appear on a TV show in order to be "shocked" at old TV shows. As someone who was a teenager in the mid 70's I watched most of these shows and some were better than others. The Black & White Minstrel Show was the sort of thing my parents would watch and I suppose in the early 70's was a bit of an anachronism and certainly had no appeal to the young. The clip featuring Kenny Lynch, whose colour supposedly rubbed off on the young girl was deemed horrifying by the "talking heads", yet Kenny himself, who was the butt of the joke said he thought it was ok. It was also strange that Mind Your Language was thought to be alright, yet I remember it being a right load of old rubbish and not something I found funny. As Roy Hudd wisely said "You can't airbrush history". Am I expected to apologise because I loved Benny Hill? 
    I didn't understand why they made such a big hoo-hah of 'he's gotta be straight/we don't want a bent one' in Randy Newman's song Love Story (sung on a variety show by Jack Jones).

    The reaction to Derek Griffiths and friend performing Melting Pot on 'Hi Summer' just made me feel they hadn't seen Alan Partridge's take on the same song in 'I'm Alan Partridge' where he asks Michael if it's okay to sing 'mixed with yellow' you know whats!

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  • Message 8387

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    Toast of London

    This gets funnier and more surreal each week. Last night they had a dig at the Freemasons. Nice to see Daniel Peacock guesting. Anyone know if he's the brother of Harry Peacock who plays Ray Purchase? I think Daniel's dad is Trevor Peacock of Vicar of Dibley fame. Hope they make another series. 
    I can see the resemblance!

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  • Message 8388

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    Posted by FowPah (U1746998) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (18 Hours Ago)

    Love Toast.

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  • Message 8389

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    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (18 Hours Ago)

    I can see the resemblance! 

    Resemblence ? Oddly his name came up in a conversation I had with a friend on Saturday in a 'I wonder what happened to Danny Peacock ? He used to be in everything' sort of way. And there he was large as life and the absolute spit of his dad.

    Harry is his brother - and is married to Katherine Parkinson the lucky git.

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  • Message 8390

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    Posted by Dame Bouncy Castle (U1358361) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (16 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201...

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  • Message 8391

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    Posted by donttellimpike (U16115560) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (15 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ...

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  • Message 8392

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (15 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ... 
    smiley - ok Great!

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  • Message 8393

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (14 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ... 
    smiley - ok Great! 
    Indeed!!

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  • Message 8394

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    Posted by pandaeyes (U15971470) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (13 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ... 
    smiley - ok Great! 
    Indeed!! 
    Wonderful news.

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  • Message 8395

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    Posted by CannotResistThisOne (U15930232) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (10 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ... 
    smiley - ok Great! 
    Indeed!! 
    Wonderful news. 
    Terrific! smiley - bubbly

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  • Message 8396

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    Posted by Fiona-T (U15901665) on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (8 Hours Ago)

    GRANTCHESTER.

    Second series commissioned.

    www.tvwise.co.uk/201... 
    Excellent ... 
    smiley - ok Great! 
    Indeed!! 
    Wonderful news. 
    Terrific! smiley - bubbly 
    I'll continue with a "super" as I'm just starting with it on my series link, also super as i see no adverts using FF

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