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Martin W on 11 Jul 2017
I would nominate Killer Women with Piers Morgan (after the news on ITV). I've never watched it but it seems to have been running for some weeks so I can only assume that none of the guests have so far been successful...
climber34neil - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

I didn't realise it was a game show, much better than Britain's got talent!
coinneach - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Why don't you switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
Crewey-Rob on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Youth-Hostelling with Chris Eubank
Tobes on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to coinneach:

> Why don't you switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?

I think only those of a certain generation will get the reference!

I always thought it a little ironic when that bit of the intro was mentioned coz what if we all just did that?!
climber34neil - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Tobes:

I always thought that it wasn't the best advertising strategy for the program
felt - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Blue Peter. He wasn't. Beige Mr Purves.
The Goodies. Neither good nor evil.
Fawlty Towers. Not exactly the Big Apple.
The Old Grey Whistle Test. So where's Clive Thomas?
Not the Nine O'Clock News. Rugwise, Kenneth Kendall pwns Mel Smith.
abseil on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to coinneach:

> Why don't you switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?

Could you please lighten up a bit - anyway how do you know he even watches TV?? - and his thread is just light-hearted... To the OP, my nominations are:

Rude Tube
Big Brother's Bit On The Side
Love Island
Room 101
Pursued by a bear - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Tobes:

> I think only those of a certain generation will get the reference!

I'd forgotten about it completely until now. How long ago was that? And that might have been where I first heard about using brown sauce to clean old coins, a point I was musing about yesterday whilst looking at an old penny from the late 1800s which was lurking at the back of a drawer.

T.
Tobes on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to abseil:
> Could you please lighten up a bit - anyway how do you know he even watches TV?? - and his thread is just light-hearted... To the OP, my nominations are:

Allow me to enlighten some of you.

Coinneach is quoting the words in the theme tune to a children's tv program from the 80's.

Obviously only some of us watched it!

Programme was called 'why don't you' btw.
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Pursued by a bear - on 11 Jul 2017
Nevis-the-cat - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Off tangent

but

When i was a nipper me and my mates saved up to buy a copy of Tit Bits, thinking it was a porn mag.

We were very disappointed to find, upon retiring to the back of the bus shed, in the bushes, that it was the 1970's version of Grazia.
Ridge - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Nevis-the-cat:

Buy???

In them days every hedge had a free, (if soggy), porn stash underneath it.
pasbury on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Cash in the Attic - there never bloody is!
Nevis-the-cat - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Ridge:

wet and low res. We had standards.
Spartacus on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:
'Jail break', it sort of tells you what's going to happen. It's like calling Titanic 'ship sinks' or The Sooty show 'puppet gets fisted'.
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to abseil:
> Could you please lighten up a bit - anyway how do you know he even watches TV?? - and his thread is just light-hearted...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uvev7hY5MU

I always did....
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iknowfear on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

watched seconds from disaster.

did not die.
dissapointed
abseil on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:


> I always did....

Thanks for posting the link! That's my first time to see or hear of that....
captain paranoia - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

I made the same observation a few weeks ago...

The one that gets me every time is 'Dance Moms'. On my TV guide, and with dodgy eyesight, it reads like 'Dance Morris', and each time I think 'someone has made a programme about Morris Dancing...?'
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Tom V - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

I will nominate

The Leftovers.

It sounds like something that Jamie or Nigella would have rustled up in these times of austerity to help us eke out our weekly food ration but is , in fact the quirkiest and most addictive TV show I've seen since Deadwood.

But what a crap name.
Big Ger - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

"Real Housewives"

Nothing like as good as the online versions.
DubyaJamesDubya - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to abseil:

> Could you please lighten up a bit...

I thought that he was actually doing exactly that.
DerwentDiluted - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Imagine my disappointment, I settle down with a beer and crisps to enjoy a climbing programme devoted to spicy runouts from the final piece of protection.

Well I won't be watching Top Gear again.
DubyaJamesDubya - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Tom V:

> I will nominate

> The Leftovers.

> It sounds like something that Jamie or Nigella would have rustled up in these times of austerity to help us eke out our weekly food ration but is , in fact the quirkiest and most addictive TV show I've seen since Deadwood.

> But what a crap name.

Another recommendation. Someone on a Radio Four review programme, the other night, was nominating it as the most under-rated show on TV at the moment. Maybe I need to see it (although there is so little time)
sensibleken - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

Van Outen's Van Outings: Denise Van Outen goes out in a van and meets other people with 'Van' in their name and outs them as homosexual. Whether they are or not.


Fox watch with Dr Fox: Dr Fox hides a secret camera in the toilet of small American actor Michael J. Fox and watches him go about his daily ablutions.

From the underrated This morning with Richard, not Judy
krikoman - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Martin W:

The Island with Bear Grylls.


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