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by cosmo1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister

Yes, I think that's how I remember it. It's got to be a 70s joke, surely. After Rupert Murdoch bought The Times , could it still be described as "read by the people who run the country"? Well the Macshane book was published in the late 70s and as I said above the routine is in it, so that's surely ...
by cosmo1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister

According to Graham McCann's 'A Very Courageous Decision,' it is as you say a contentious topic, and certainly it was used by Dave Allen on TV and his stage show in the mid-1970s, but McCnn wrote that 'authorship has also been attributed (without any specific date or place) to the former TUC Preside...
by cosmo1
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]
Replies: 12
Views: 2313

Re: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]

Thanks for replying, Charles. Great stuff.
by cosmo1
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]
Replies: 12
Views: 2313

Re: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]

What a great-sounding package! I can't wait to get it. Any possibility of further Paul Temple recordings, or re-recordings, in the foreseeable future?
by cosmo1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: ELO concert on red button
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: ELO concert on red button

Yes, very enjoyable.
by cosmo1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 12036

Re: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"

Yes, and it seems particularly perverse when he's involved in the remake that the book was designed to help publicise. The only one involved not to support it.
by cosmo1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Angus Lennie ( 1930 – 2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Angus Lennie ( 1930 – 2014)

We'll never know now what Shughie went off into the pantry to collect in Crossroads.
by cosmo1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The (London) Palladium
Replies: 22
Views: 4023

Re: Sunday Night At The (London) Palladium

ITV are currently relying a remarkable amount on Stephen Mulhern - a weirdly childish man who seems to have emerged via a timeslip from Junior Showtime - and Keith Lemon - a fictional character - to host their prime time shows. It's depressing. I think there's potential there for a variety-style sho...
by cosmo1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 12036

Re: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"

In fact it was the subject of David Jason blocking his old shows that drew my attention to this thread. Quite a few years ago now I can recall attempting to clear the rights on some clips of David Jason in A Touch of Frost to use in a feature about his brother, Arthur White. If I remember correctly...