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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Hebburn Reply with quote

Has anyone been watching this new comedy series on BBC2, starring Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) and Gina McKee, set in the North East, about a recently wedded couple living with their parents.

Am I the only one with a keen sense of deja vue, or is this just an updated, slightly less MCP version of I Didn't Know You Cared, from the 1970s?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not seen it Ron.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved the first episode but not managed to watch the remaining yet. I know Chris Ramsey a little and I'm delighted for his success.

Too young to remember I Didn't Know You Cared, I'm afraid!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have been watching it. I haven't seen last night's yet and thought the first episode was the best so far. (Never watched 'I Didn't Know You Cared'!)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm showing my age!

I Didn't Know You Cared, was based on books by Peter Tinniswood, set in South Yorkshire, about a working class family (who didn't work) - a gormless son (played by Stephen Rea) and his aspirational girlfriend (Anita Carey) who he married half way through, living with parents - a lazy husband (John Comer) and all-welcoming, long-suffering wife (Liz Smith).

Sound familiar?

The men spent most of the time in the allotment shed or in the pub, and shunned the females for company. A definite air of MCP-ism.
This being the slightly enlightened 21st century they still spend a lot of time in the pub but are happy to see the girls, and their girl friends. And to further balance things, the acerbic Uncle Mort of the original (given all the best lines and played superbly by the late Robin Bailey) is replaced by dotty Granny Dot (Pat Dunn).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget 'Stavely' (spelling?) who always had his box of a wartime colleague's ashes (at least that's what we were led to believe it contained, if I remember correctly) around his neck. He was hard of hearing, with a catchphrase 'I 'eard that, pardon'? Now that's a comedy series I wouldn't mind seing repeated. It's funnier than some of the, so called 'comedies' we get these days, in my opinion.
The Tinniswood stories were also on cassette. I think it is Uncle Mort's South Country that we have somewhere. When Uncle Mort & the son, travel south to London.
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