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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be interesting to see whether squeezing someone's boob requires that you are expunged from history.

Knowing the BBC, crap judgement will prevail.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't hold your breath, but we'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't always catch these programmes but I watched the one from last Saturday night and thought it was a cracking edition!

Sad Cafe were on and I thought I'd look them up to see how they were going on only to find their singer, Paul Young, had died in 2003 from heart problems....he was just 53 years of age....Crying or Very sad

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04jy45x/top-of-the-pops-20091979
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
It will be interesting to see whether squeezing someone's boob requires that you are expunged from history.

Knowing the BBC, crap judgement will prevail.


Yes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29533353

(although that article also says Gary Glitter has been removed from the repeats, which we know is not true)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best tracks to be featured on Top Of The Pops. In the edition of 11/10/79, The Headboys 'Shape Of Things To Come': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZlH5IQMTsE
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We appear to be at the end of May now. Anyone know what is happening. Is it that we are missing out the shows with problem DJs or is BBC4 going to take over from BBC3 when we have the summer of sport.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

graham b wrote:
We appear to be at the end of May now. Anyone know what is happening. Is it that we are missing out the shows with problem DJs or is BBC4 going to take over from BBC3 when we have the summer of sport.

I know the plan is to run 2 per week for the foreseeable future, but it's not been clear why - either it's cheap filler or, as you say, Summer will be full of sport, sitcoms and Proms.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very odd, isn't it?
We were commenting on exactly the same thing earlier this week..... at this rate we'll be doing the Christmas records some time in mid Summer!

We stack up recordings on our Tivo box, so we can choose to watch them pretty much in time with the natural passage of the year.


Dear BBC,
Thought you might like to know: Your arse is something you will find at the bottom of your back, whereas your elbow is something you will find half-way up your arm.
I hope you find this information useful.
Kind regards, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
It's very odd, isn't it?
We were commenting on exactly the same thing earlier this week..... at this rate we'll be doing the Christmas records some time in mid Summer!

It wouldn't be the first time they have shown a 'Christmas special' edition of a show (not thinking specifically of Top Of The Pops here) in the middle of summer!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More inconsistency this week. While they miss out DLT episodes they still include Bill Wyman's solo record (which should be banned for crimes against music, never mind the sex with a 13-year-old girl!)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's no good, I just have to ask. Why did they not show the 4/11/82 edition? It wasn't presented by any of the 'persona-non-gratas'. Here is the running order according to: http://z6.invisionfree.com/popscene/ar/t1185.htm

4-11-82: Presenter: Mike Smith

(42) WHAM! � Young Guns (Go For It)
(28 DIANA ROSS � Muscles (video)
(37) BLANCMANGE � Living On The Ceiling
(30) JOHN COUGAR � Jack And Diane (video)
(10) SHAKIN� STEVENS � I�ll Be Satisfied (video)
(20) DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES � Maneater WATCH
(22) THE PIRANHAS feat. BORING BOB GROVER � Zambezi
(11) KOOL & THE GANG � Ooh La La La (Let�s Go Dancin�) (danced to by Zoo)
(1) CULTURE CLUB � Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? �
(24) SHARON REDD � Never Give You Up (video) (crowd dancing)

I would be really interested to know why the above show was deemed to be unbroadcastable. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was Radio 1 Anniversary episode - which meant all the old presenters came on and said hello. One of the songs features them all dancing together, so you've got Bates, Wright, Jensen, Peel alongside Savile, DLT, Jonathan King, and others. It's actually quite extraordinary. I'll see if I can dig it out on YouTube later.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I'm wrong - turns out Mike Smith didn't want his episodes repeated and wouldn't sign an agreement. The BBC are respecting his wishes even though he's dead. Seems a shame.

Anyway, the Radio 1 episode was actually late September and here's the clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWqowWRdiic
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
No, I'm wrong - turns out Mike Smith didn't want his episodes repeated and wouldn't sign an agreement. The BBC are respecting his wishes even though he's dead. Seems a shame.


If that's true then it's more than a shame - I would say it's just plain wrong...... If you present a show that becomes part of our social history, then you should not have a right (on some whim, presumably) to prevent it being shown in future.
This is like some news presenter saying that we are not allowed to see an old (but significant) news item from the past - it's too silly for words.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the presenters have too much power if that is the reason it wasn't shown.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - but it's true, sadly!

I think all these 'bans' are unfair on performers (especially the one-hit-wonders), and on viewers who usually only get to see the 'credible' clips.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes wonder if they couldn't somehow edit the banned shows to find some way of showing JUST the performances without the links from presenters - TOTP2 executes this approach pretty well, with voiceovers from Mark Radcliffe (and Steve Wright on older ones).
It would mean we got much better continuity in the re-runs, and would be less harsh on those one-hit wonders who find their 15 minutes of fame banned!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to agree Uncle but my natural instinct is to want to see all of these shows 'warts and all'

Ok there might have been some presenters along the way who have had problems of various kinds but the fact remains that they were part of musical history and you can't expunge that from human minds and memories even if you do try to do so from the actual repeated shows

I think that perhaps Mr Savile might be in a category of his own - and incidentally one of his own making - but as for the rest of them - is it really worth ruining the public enjoyment of what was and still is an iconic piece of history for the sake of an unfortunate dose of liberal political correctness Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Ruddles. I don't want some sanctimonious employee of Auntie Beeb telling me what I shouldn't watch. In fact I have no qualms about seeing Savile introducing a TOTP or Jim'll Fix It. The BBC did after all employ him for 50 years.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason they don't show the Savile/DLT episodes and just cut out the presenters is in case any of the audience were abused that night, or if someone watching remembers being there and something happened. Which is ridiculous, as later episodes often feature clips from previous weeks and they don't cut those. It's a policy that's not been thought through.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're dead right Ian

As far as I am aware DLT was never accused of and certainly never convicted of molesting anyone at TOTP

His only conviction was for groping some woman who was over the age of 30 for about ten seconds more than 40 years ago and not anywhere near the set of TOTP so it would be an absolute miracle if anyone watching the show recalled anything untoward

There may of course be ways of accessing these missing episodes through modern on line methods - something which I am currently looking into Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
His only conviction was for groping some woman who was over the age of 30 for about ten seconds more than 40 years ago and not anywhere near the set of TOTP so it would be an absolute miracle if anyone watching the show recalled anything untoward

He groped 23-year-old comedian Lucy Porter's breasts while she was a researcher on The Mrs Merton Show in 1995 at BBC Manchester. Yeah, he shouldn't have done it but it shouldn't be lumped in with Savile's crimes.
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