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Postby Ronnie » Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:28 pm

Not *that* story, Foss. This one involved a plastic, bullet shaped device.
I'll leave the rest to your imagination.
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Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:57 pm

whit!
2 storys 8O
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:04 pm

I bet you'll wish you *didn't* have a camera and a time machine ...
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Re: 50 years of crap TV from Scotland

Postby james73 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:55 pm

stunev wrote:Yes it's frightening - STV is 50 years old next year, when you'll see lots of fancy birthday graphics and newspaper ads and their cringe-making record of producing some of the worst television in Britain will be carefully whitewashed.


::): - True. They're still producing shit today - cheap holiday and
'lifestyle' programmes, and the obligitory Gaelic pish. As for Scotsport
- Jim Delahunt kidding on he gives a fck about Rugby and First Division
fitba... ::):




stunev wrote:By the way the music from High Living is called The Gonk and when he was presenting Thingumyjig Jack McLaughlan used to write his lines on the cuff of his shirt.


Thimgumyjig - that was atrocious. Wasn't there a 'sequel' show to it??



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Re: 50 years of crap TV from Scotland

Postby JayKay » Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:00 pm

stunev wrote:
Of course now that all of ITV is equally bad STV's output blends in, but those of us who are almost as old as this awful broadcaster remember that when the rest of the network was producing stuff like Callan, Brideshead, The World at War and World in Action, STV were churning out daytime magazine shows with Isobel Begg and Glen Michael's Bloody Cavalcade and who can forget Garnock Way which came between High Living and Take the High Road.


To be fair,almost all the ITV regions produced their cheap pish broadcasts, most of which were only broadcast to that regions and not picked up by the ITV network. STV certainly did their share of "regional programming" which is never going to have money thrown at it by those upstairs.

They have done Taggart, McCallum and er...some other bigger budget stuff too I'm sure.

The real tragedy is that their video archive only really goes back to the mid 80's. There is, for example, only one Scotland Today hosted by John Toye still in existance. He presented almost every edition of the show from the early 70s to the mid 80s. Actually, perhaps that's a good thing...
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:10 pm

And who could forget Bill Tennent, florid-faced presenter of the teatime news. The best story about him is the time they had Fanny Craddock, the *original* TV cook, on the programme showing the good people of central Scotland how to make doughnuts. They were tasted by the presenters and judged mighty fine. At the end of the show, Bill T. signed off with ... Good night, and may all your doughnuts turn out like Fanny's.
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Postby AMcD » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:12 pm

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Postby james » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:50 pm

Thanks Kirsty Dave Anderson... i shoulda knowed that , tsk , at least i can sleep nights now ..if that neon light bolted to the building would only quit flashing , if the sirens would cease ... i'd hear the pitter patter of rain on me'window... oh and does anybody know where i can get a Tom Weir T shirt ?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:29 am

james wrote:does anybody know where i can get a Tom Weir T shirt ?


His washing line would be a good start. :P
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Postby james » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:39 am

I suppose , on reflection ... i really should have seen that coming. I don't mind ...it's cool , i try and show a little bit of respect where it's bally well due ...and this is what i get.... look at it ...damn yor eyes look , a blinkin disgrace , (best mel gibson voice) let no man henceforth be known to have nicked a Tom Weir t shirt from his line ... under penelty of ...er.. having to actually wear it.
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Crime Desk - Bill Knox

Postby skintobalinto » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:46 am

Classic parody by Craig Ferguson aka Bing Hitler

Bill - Good evening chief inspector, your a chief inspector arn't you
CI - That's right Bill, I'm a chief inspector
Bill - What have you got for us this week
CI - A cheeky one this week Bill, 2 neds broke into the Police recreation hall and stole the ping pong table, luckily the officers were playing ping pong at the time and managed to get a description of the men.


Did anyone ever catch any of Bings shows - Early Eighties Pavillion. Harry Enfield was his warmup doing Stavros- okay dokey peeps.Some of his oservations were brilliant if not a little bizzare.
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Re: Crime Desk - Bill Knox

Postby DMcNay » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:48 am

skintobalinto wrote:Classic parody by Craig Ferguson aka Bing Hitler

Did anyone ever catch any of Bings shows - Early Eighties Pavillion. Harry Enfield was his warmup doing Stavros- okay dokey peeps.Some of his oservations were brilliant if not a little bizzare.


I had two of them on vinyl LP. I may have one of them converted to mp3. Let me have a look and I'll see if it's kicking around somewhere....
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Re: Crime Desk - Bill Knox

Postby DMcNay » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:50 am

dr_lightning wrote:
I had two of them on vinyl LP.


As opposed to LPs made out of cheese or anything like that......
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Bing Hitler

Postby skintobalinto » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:58 am

I had Bing Hitler - Live at the Tron on tape, I loaned it to a friend and the bugger got it twisted round his Tape machine and snapped it, Much missed. I did not have the forsight to copy it - Damn :cry:
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Re: Bing Hitler

Postby DMcNay » Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:02 pm

skintobalinto wrote:I had Bing Hitler - Live at the Tron on tape, I loaned it to a friend and the bugger got it twisted round his Tape machine and snapped it, Much missed. I did not have the forsight to copy it - Damn :cry:


That might actually be the one I have....
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