Re Legs & Co., I had a look at their wikipedia page & it says this-
"For their first appearances, they were introduced as the "Top of the Pops" dancers, while their name was listed as "??????" on the end credits of three editions. The BBC decided to allow viewers to select a name for the new dance troupe via a competition promoted on Top of the Pops by Ed Stewart, after the girls made their dancing debut, and on the BBC children's programme Blue Peter.
Now we know what the production company used as the basis for their research
I'm going to say this once, and once only Gene. Stay out of Camberwick Green!
Thanks for the tip Arthur. I missed the weekend's show but have set the box to record the repeat tomorrow. I watched the original series last year and whilst I enjoyed it, it really p***ed me off that you are made to feel that you should be ashamed to have watched or heaven forbid enjoyed those programmes. It's totally unjust to apply todays supposed moral standards to programmes made in a different era.
Agree with Steve. Didn't watch this because it would just have annoyed me. Too much lazy media stereotyping about past eras for my liking, theres probably stuff on TV and happening in the world now that they will be gasping with astonishment at in 25 to 30 years time.
I personally enjoyed the 70s, I was a teenager then (born in 1960) and have lots of good memories of the period, don't want chattering class talking heads telling me off for liking life then.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Sept 7, 2015 14:37:11 GMT
I can understand people not appreciating the talking heads. Gary Bushell was one of them, I expect channel 4 included him as a response to criticism of the shows last year as he's famously not PC in his views. To be honest it's not that different from 'Clive James On TV' or 'In Bed With Medinner' in its approach so I wouldn't be put off watching it. My favourite clip involved Colin Welland in 'How To Stay Alive' a show that was previously sent up on 'In Bed With Medinner'.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
Post by Arthur Pringle on Dec 30, 2016 19:09:13 GMT
Noticed this was on in the last few days & presumed it was a repeat of previous programmes but in fact it was one of two new episodes. If you can tolerate the somewhat irritating talking heads & their overly sensitive observations there are some good clips.
In the second episode of two I saw there was a section on the sexualisation of schoolgirls which included the moment in 'Taste Of Fear' where Carter lusts after the schoolgirl on the bike.