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Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    This sounds just the sort of thing to unwind to - What could be nicer than Victoria Wood, a cup of tea (and a nice digestive) on a Wednesday night - A perfect blend smiley - smiley

    Wed 10th April BBC1 at 9.00pm

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    Posted by catherineM (U15017478) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    hello Johnnymol,,
    I'm looking forward to this programme
    too. Congrats on your comments being read
    out on TV's POV!!

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    With part 2 on Thursday at 9pm on BBC1.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    hello Johnnymol,,
    I'm looking forward to this programme
    too. Congrats on your comments being read
    out on TV's POV!! 
    POV moi............Missed it smiley - doh

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    I've already seen the promotional trailer for this nauseatingly twee show, and it looks incredibly saccharine in my considered opinion.

    It was also reviewed on Radio 4's Front Row programme, presented by Mark Lawson, and was actually given the thumbs down.

    In other words "it's just not my cup of tea", but no doubt it should appeal to some other television viewers out there. smiley - tea

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea programme was actually critically reviewed on Radio 4's Saturday Review show, presented by Tom Sutcliff, and not Front Row as I stated earlier.

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    Posted by moaningminnie54 (U14285226) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    Well I love tea and I'm quite fond of Victoria Wood so .......


    Ginger nuts are the bisk wit of the moment though next week it could be jammy dodgers. Just sayin'

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    I've already seen the promotional trailer for this nauseatingly twee show, and it looks incredibly saccharine in my considered opinion.

    It was also reviewed on Radio 4's Front Row programme, presented by Mark Lawson, and was actually given the thumbs down.

    In other words "it's just not my cup of tea", but no doubt it should appeal to some other television viewers out there. smiley - tea 
    But as was pointed out Victoria Wood is not going to present a Rwanda type documentary, and the radio 4 reviewers seemed more interested to have a programme that was more concerned with pointing out how nasty Britain was as a colonial power.

    But is that what people want Victoria Wood to do? - If you have VW in a 2 part doc you're going to want a whimsical take on things not shroud waving.

    Sometimes a little bit of light hearted "Tweeness" is perfectly acceptable

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    I've already seen the promotional trailer for this nauseatingly twee show, and it looks incredibly saccharine in my considered opinion.

    It was also reviewed on Radio 4's Front Row programme, presented by Mark Lawson, and was actually given the thumbs down.

    In other words "it's just not my cup of tea", but no doubt it should appeal to some other television viewers out there. smiley - tea 


    are you saying it's a 'nice cup of twee'?

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    Posted by FleetingEileenM (U14106338) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    I'm looking forward to it. I like Victoria Wood and anything she does is OK by me.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

     
    Are you saying the BBC should do a programme about tea based just in Mrs Browns kitchen.

    Perhaps the next David Attenborough programme can be filmed in his back garden or Michael Palin will present "Around the Adjoining Streets in 80 Days" smiley - doh

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    This looks like just another celebfest two-part series show, in which Victoria Wood gets to chat to the likes of Graham Norton, Matt Smith and Morrissey about the actual benefits of consuming a cuppa.

    Well I never ever realised that apparently to be a great connoisseur of tea you need to be either an actor or celebrity as well.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    Perhaps you could provide suggestions on what the programme should cover and who should cover it (and where they should cover it if they're not allowed outside the UK)

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    Ginger nuts are the bisk wit of the moment though next week it could be jammy dodgers. Just sayin'  Club Milk has been biscuit of the week at ANiceCupofTeaandaSitDown for the past five years!
    I sometimes wonder if an update isn't overdue. smiley - erm

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    Posted by moaningminnie54 (U14285226) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    Perhaps you could provide suggestions on what the programme should cover and who should cover it (and where they should cover it if they're not allowed outside the UK)
     
    Mrs Overall? She could share the secret of her homemade macaroons from that "womens Institute Kitchen" set used in Victorias' sketch

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    Posted by PhilWalk (U14153912) on Sunday, 7th April 2013

    According to preview bit in the Mail on Sunday Live magazine it won't be all tweeness at all. The trailer looks great to me but then I'm quite a Vic Wood fan. You don't get Morrissey on many shows like this. I'm looking forward to it very much.

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    Rumour has it the second series is called Victoria Wood's Nice Slice Of Cake To Go With It .....smiley - laugh

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    Rumour has it the second series is called Victoria Wood's Nice Slice Of Cake To Go With It .....smiley - laugh  It could be a Victoria Sponge smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by swillott (U13835085) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    This looks like just another celebfest two-part series show, in which Victoria Wood gets to chat to the likes of Graham Norton, Matt Smith and Morrissey about the actual benefits of consuming a cuppa.

    Well I never ever realised that apparently to be a great connoisseur of tea you need to be either an actor or celebrity as well.  
    I'm not an actor or a sleb, so perhaps that's why I can't stand the taste of tea. Horrible stuff, give me coffee anyday!

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    This looks like just another celebfest two-part series show, in which Victoria Wood gets to chat to the likes of Graham Norton, Matt Smith and Morrissey about the actual benefits of consuming a cuppa.

    Well I never ever realised that apparently to be a great connoisseur of tea you need to be either an actor or celebrity as well.  
    I'm not an actor or a sleb, so perhaps that's why I can't stand the taste of tea. Horrible stuff, give me coffee anyday! 
    Agree...tea is yukky...unless it's peppermint and then it's yummy smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    I'm not an actor or a sleb, so perhaps that's why I can't stand the taste of tea. Horrible stuff, give me coffee anyday!  I have a cup of coffee first thing; but then it's lapsang souchong for the rest of the day.
    A tea that's "better even than whisky" as James Michener wrote.

    Hopefully Ms. Wood will do it justice when she's in the Far East.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Monday, 8th April 2013

    I quite liked "Victoria's Empire" a few years back and this looks like it could be similar. I'll be giving it a whirl.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Wednesday, 10th April 2013

    Got this one marked down for the 9pm spot tonight. Although given the hour not with tea in hand.

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    Posted by Ria_H (U14999558) on Wednesday, 10th April 2013

    I thought the 'whimsical' used earlier was a good way to describe it. In between the sillyness I picked up some nice bits of history. But the programme managed to walz lightly over the grimmer sides of that history, how much of that tea was seeped in the blood of the labourers. Though I appreciate the attention they gave to the opium wars. I think I'll watch part 2

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Wednesday, 10th April 2013

    I enjoyed the first part - informative and highly entertaining. Victoria is great at this type of light-hearted investigation.

    Looking forward to the conclusion tomorrow.

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    Posted by Buttey (U14563284) on Wednesday, 10th April 2013

    A tea that's "better even than whisky" as James Michener wrote.  

    Crazy talk!


    Builders' tea, though. Majestic. Still not better than whisky though.

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    Posted by Alsdouble (U524298) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Taped it and watched it after Scott & Bailey, a disappointing series which is more like Clocking Off than Clocking Off.

    (Leslie Sharp playing a bit part? NEVER!)

    Tea, drink of the gods. This was a nice celebration of it and the history the way only Victoria Wood can do it.

    It was a real joy...(you don't say that much about tv, these days.)

    Look forward to tonight.

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    Posted by Radioactiveoldduffer (U4768882) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Very enjoyable and surprisingly informative as I always thought that Indias national drink had nothing to do with us.

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    Posted by bingomaster (U3912534) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Whimsical and entertaining with some social history thrown in. Marvellous.
    Looking forward to the Morrissey interview tonight smiley - smiley

    Quite a coup. Or should I say coup(pa)

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I enjoyed the first part - informative and highly entertaining. Victoria is great at this type of light-hearted investigation.

    Looking forward to the conclusion tomorrow. 
    Totally agree, this was one of enjoyable, whimsical programmes which was fun to watch and yet at the same time imformative

    Glad VW wasn't hurt when she fell down the irrigation channel - But it was funny.

    I don't suppose we could see that again on points of view.

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    Posted by maestaf (U14145694) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Her falling was very funny since you could hear her laughing but couldn't see her. She obviously doesn't take herself too seriously. I wonder how many other "celebrities" would allow something like that to be included.

    She made quite a lot of barbed comments about British Imperialism, yet in a very mild manner which made them as digestible as a nice cup of tea. She really was on form in this: witty, warm and whimsical. It made me think how enjoyable it would be to have afternoon tea with her.

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    Posted by lucy (U14792533) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    "Tea, drink of the gods. This was a nice celebration of it and the history the way only Victoria Wood can do it. It was a real joy"

    I wasn't sure 2 x 1hr programmes about tea could be interesting but how wrong I was.
    Victoria gave us a wonderfully wry, tongue-in-cheek look at the subject - I have learned a great deal and laughed out loud at several points. She really is a 'national treasure' and I look forward to the second part tonight which I'm sure won't disappoint.

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    Posted by Suki (U4915486) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

     
    Are you saying the BBC should do a programme about tea based just in Mrs Browns kitchen.

    Perhaps the next David Attenborough programme can be filmed in his back garden or Michael Palin will present "Around the Adjoining Streets in 80 Days" smiley - doh 
    As a payer of the licence fee, it is a fair point smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

     
    Are you saying the BBC should do a programme about tea based just in Mrs Browns kitchen.

    Perhaps the next David Attenborough programme can be filmed in his back garden or Michael Palin will present "Around the Adjoining Streets in 80 Days" smiley - doh 
    As a payer of the licence fee, it is a fair point smiley - smiley 

    I expect to be entertained in return for my licence fee, and this programme fits the bill nicely.

    Had it been made on a shoestring budget in a Salford warehouse, its entertainment value would have been virtually zero.

    I also suggest that foreign location work is much less of a holiday than some people think.

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    Posted by priestland (U2856904) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Having read some of Morisseys most recent statements not sure he is the right person to be on a programme about tea !

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    Posted by Stokey Sue (U14258170) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I expect to be entertained in return for my licence fee, and this programme fits the bill nicely.

    Had it been made on a shoestring budget in a Salford warehouse, its entertainment value would have been virtually zero.

    I also suggest that foreign location work is much less of a holiday than some people think. 



    I agree

    The point of going to a foreign location is to get some good visuals for use to look at - less relevant for some radio but an hour's TV without any decent pictures? i don't think so

    I'm not a TV presenter but when I work abroad I work long hard days to get best value from the air fare - any holiday is in my own time, tacked in to the end, and paying my own hotel costs. and I'd expect the same rules to apply to BBC presenters/crew working overseas

    I don't even like tea - but I enjoyed this

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    Posted by Suki (U4915486) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

     
    Are you saying the BBC should do a programme about tea based just in Mrs Browns kitchen.

    Perhaps the next David Attenborough programme can be filmed in his back garden or Michael Palin will present "Around the Adjoining Streets in 80 Days" smiley - doh 
    As a payer of the licence fee, it is a fair point smiley - smiley 

    I expect to be entertained in return for my licence fee, and this programme fits the bill nicely.

    Had it been made on a shoestring budget in a Salford warehouse, its entertainment value would have been virtually zero.

    I also suggest that foreign location work is much less of a holiday than some people think. 
    Good for you but it is obviously not everyone's cup of tea. Just because you were "entertained" does not mean we all were. I expect better.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It looks like Victoria Wood gets to travel all the way to the exotic Shanghai in China for this two part television series.

    Very nice work if you can actually get it, courtesy of the BBC licence fee payers. smiley - winkeye

     
    Are you saying the BBC should do a programme about tea based just in Mrs Browns kitchen.

    Perhaps the next David Attenborough programme can be filmed in his back garden or Michael Palin will present "Around the Adjoining Streets in 80 Days" smiley - doh 
    As a payer of the licence fee, it is a fair point smiley - smiley 

    I expect to be entertained in return for my licence fee, and this programme fits the bill nicely.

    Had it been made on a shoestring budget in a Salford warehouse, its entertainment value would have been virtually zero.

    I also suggest that foreign location work is much less of a holiday than some people think. 
    Good for you but it is obviously not everyone's cup of tea. Just because you were "entertained" does not mean we all were. I expect better. 
    What was not entertaining about it smiley - erm

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Moreover, there was hardly any mention whatsoever of Britain's embarrassing colonial past of actually flogging opium to the Chinese in return for tea leaves. 
    I think you must have nodded off. There was a lot of mention and a whole section about it.

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    The program was informative and entertaining at the same time. I loved it. smiley - ok

    They did mention the flogging of opium to the Chinese.

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I thought Victoria Wood was not a good choice to lead us through the history of tea. She seemed almost apologetic for her presence in this programme and her constant whimsies seemed to be her way of paying her way. Fine if you want someone endlessly 'wisecracking' but like background music, it can become distracting.

    I thought that mocking "Flog it!" was professionally a serious faux pas. For that reason alone I'm happy to give her an enormous thumbs down as a presenter, who would do better to stick to her day job.

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    Posted by maestaf (U14145694) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I thought Victoria Wood was not a good choice to lead us through the history of tea. She seemed almost apologetic for her presence in this programme and her constant whimsies seemed to be her way of paying her way. Fine if you want someone endlessly 'wisecracking' but like background music, it can become distracting.

    I thought that mocking "Flog it!" was professionally a serious faux pas. For that reason alone I'm happy to give her an enormous thumbs down as a presenter, who would do better to stick to her day job. 
    What a dull world, where comedians are unable to mock programmes where people sell bits of old tat and the BBC calls it entertainment. Should the BBC cancel Have I Got News for You too, because that has been known to take swings at the BBC?

    I think it's refreshing to have a celebrity who is self-effacing, particularly when she has more talent than a dozen of the BBC's run of the mill presenters put together.

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    Posted by GraceT (U14820315) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I'm really enjoying the programme so far!

    I know this may be a random comment, but when Victoria Wood was at Claridges, where afternoon tea is £40 per person (this was about 25 minutes into the programme) did anyone notice the sandwiches stacked up against the tiled walls? I can't believe they would do this so I'm just after some confirmation that they were really sandwiches?

    Yes, sad, I know that I noticed this and apologies it's not particularly related to the content and quality of the programme!

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It's the sort of programme that warms the cockles of your heart smiley - smiley

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    It's the sort of programme that warms the cockles of your heart smiley - smiley  Just like a nice cup of tea!

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    Posted by Chezzie (U1159267) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I absolutely loved all the information and seeing China and India but I'm with Pancho on the presenting, I got fed up with her quips over the shoulder all the way through.

    I didn't bother with tonight's programme

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    Posted by Buttey (U14563284) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    I thought Victoria Wood was not a good choice to lead us through the history of tea. She seemed almost apologetic for her presence in this programme and her constant whimsies seemed to be her way of paying her way. Fine if you want someone endlessly 'wisecracking' but like background music, it can become distracting.

    I thought that mocking "Flog it!" was professionally a serious faux pas. For that reason alone I'm happy to give her an enormous thumbs down as a presenter, who would do better to stick to her day job. 

    Oh heaven forfend that anyone should mock that fine example of quality intellectual entertainment "flog it".

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Thursday, 11th April 2013

    Part 2 was quite different from part 1 I thought - moving breathlessly on from one topic to another, it seemed to gather speed as it went along, as though they realised they didn't have much time left to pack everything in.

    I still enjoyed it, but not as much as yesterday's.

    Maybe would have been better if they'd alternated historical China/India bits with more modern sections.

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