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    Posted by lynne (U15586195) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    Please can you tell me why on earth "local hero" was the background music whilst they were showing you around a house in Sunderland, that song is Newcastle and Newcastle alone! Whoever chose that wants to get their facts about the North East correct, please do not associate our song with Sunderland anymore, thank you.

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    Posted by lynne (U15586195) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    It is the first time I have seen this programme as I am normally at work so I cannot comment on what you have said but it is annoying when you can't hear what is being said for the background music, I just had to mention it because it was just weird to us hearing that when they're in Sunderland!

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    Posted by stirling (U13732738) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    that song is Newcastle and Newcastle alone 

    If it belongs to anyone it belongs to the people of Ferness. smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    It is the first time I have seen this programme as I am normally at work so I cannot comment on what you have said but it is annoying when you can't hear what is being said for the background music, I just had to mention it because it was just weird to us hearing that when they're in Sunderland!   The music on Homes Under The Hammer programmes is formulaic. When there is a shot of an old building you will hear something from a 17th century Mozart piece, the so-called *estate agents* are always accompanied by some sort of Doobie Brothers re-mix and when there are problems with the home being discussed somebody will have scanned the BBC music database to find a few bars of *suitable* music.

    This isn't confined to HUTH but every long running programme series you care to watch on daytime TV. And I'm not talking about just the BBC but all of the channels. When I'm off sick I watch CBBC or CBEEBIES as the programmes there tend to be more intelligent, smiley - laugh and more interesting!!

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    Meeeow! You know what you like then! Hope you are not ill too many times a year.

    Yes, I know the music on HUTH is formulaic. We expect that now. But, why do we have to have the stupid non-music noise over dialogue when you want to actually take in what is being said? All the time Martin or Lucy talk off-camera we get this noise, which is not music. A noise undescribable in musical terms.
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    Posted by halifaxtownfan (U1871698) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    that song is Newcastle and Newcastle alone 

    If it belongs to anyone it belongs to the people of Ferness. smiley - biggrin 

    "You want to buy my church? "

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    Bethgem I never take a day off sick smiley - ok

    Regarding background noise and music I'm not going into TomCatRed territory smiley - yikes

    Too many threads for my liking.

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    Bethgem I never take a day off sick smiley - ok

    Regarding background noise and music I'm not going into TomCatRed territory smiley - yikes

    Too many threads for my liking.

    smiley - blackcat

     
    Yes. You are quite right. TomCatRed territory is off-bounds to me too. That thread has been closed now, hasn't it?

    If never off sick then I misunderstood your previous post about watching Cbeebies. Only me! smiley - doh

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    Posted by zen cat cherintherye (U14877400) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    I didn't see this particular episode, but I know that HUTH you have to allow the producers a certain amount of leeway with the musical puns.

    Watch the programme with a light heart is my advice.

    Ferness rules OK.

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    Posted by DizzyLizzy (U1312492) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

    I did see this and would suggest the music was chosen as the 2 buyers/developers were buying up and improving many properties in their hometown in an effort to improve the area.........hence 'Local Heroes'. Don't it would have mattered where in the country it was. (The song choices are always literal and cheesy!)

    And I can't say I've noticed a problem with intrusive BGM on this programme.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

    I did see this and would suggest the music was chosen as the 2 buyers/developers were buying up and improving many properties in their hometown in an effort to improve the area.........hence 'Local Heroes'. Don't it would have mattered where in the country it was. (The song choices are always literal and cheesy!)

    And I can't say I've noticed a problem with intrusive BGM on this programme. 
    I quite agree that the choice of music is appropriate, sometimes, to the subject being shown, but, it's just drums many of the times. I have to mute it out. It is only over dialogue that I am bothered with. I do not mind the rest of the music choices to enhance the mood of the particular story being told.

    I think that HUTH should get a special mention for showing how developers are cleaning up the messes left by previous owners. I am not surprised that these premises go to auction when they cannot be sold privately. And who better to sell to than a developer, or an enterprising builder and his mates. At least you get to see the good guys in the trades. It is a very positive programme.
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    Posted by Drsdaughter (U12521046) on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

    I caught a piece about Blackpool on "Homes Under The hammer" .The wedding venue featured on the Prom is up and running and I cannot imagine that there are more windswept venues.

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