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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:13 am    Post subject: National Television Awards Reply with quote

First (and last) time I've watched this. What a depressing evening. I can't believe Top Gear could be classed as a 'factual programme', let alone win it!
Can't believe 'I'm a Celebrity' could win out over QI and 'Mock the Week'. What!!! These programmes shouldn't even be in the same category.

'X Factor's' victory was no surprise but none the less equally depressing.

An no sport's programme category???

An appalling evening's viewing that left me despairing of society today.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caught five minutes of Bruce getting the Still alive award, not for me, the film ones and music awards yes but not the TV it just reminds me how bad it all is, and I don't watch ITV much unless forced to by OH
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with both comments - who on earth was voting if Waterloo Road beat Dr Who AND Sherlock? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes As for Top Gear, well... Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I didn't bother to watch.

Instead I watched part of the Figure skating championships on Eurosport. It's never on British TV while we have to suffer Dancing on Ice.......... (I used to watch but can't be bothered now).

I know which I'd prefer even if it's not to everyone's taste!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Agree with both comments - who on earth was voting if Waterloo Road beat Dr Who AND Sherlock? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes As for Top Gear, well... Evil or Very Mad


I would guess Sherlock and Doctor Who cancelled each other out. I'm a lifelong Doctor Who fan and loved it this year, but even I was torn between the two when I voted.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
who on earth was voting if Waterloo Road beat Dr Who AND Sherlock? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes As for Top Gear, well... Evil or Very Mad


Viewers of Waterloo Road, presumably.

I lost patience with award shows long ago, and, now there's a time-delay mechanism in operation there's not even the rare chance of a faux-pas or wardrobe malfunction to relieve the boredom.

The major television channels quickly lose interest in any sport where there's little chance of British success, so no ice skating since Torvill & Dean, and no showjumping since Harvey Smith and his two fingers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant & Dec 10 years running just about sums it up. Two canny local lads,(Dec even went to the same school as me), but hardly mega-talented are they. It's all part of the general "dumbing down" of television.
Fill a Saturday evening with faded "celebrities" and wannabe karaoke singers and pass it off as entertainment, seems to keep the masses happy anyway Rolling Eyes Exclamation Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's a coincidence Foggy, Ant went to the same school as me!

I think they are talented, they certainly make me and the boys laugh.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dec's a fair bit younger than me quicksandra, so I didn't get to see him. Sad Same thing happend with Sting and Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) - I missed both of them by a couple of years.

I'm not saying A&D aren't funny, it's just they're hardly comic geniuses, and it says a lot when they win the same award 10 years on the trot for basically being a pair of canny Geordie lads.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be St Cuthberts foggy! My husband went there as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
The major television channels quickly lose interest in any sport where there's little chance of British success, so no ice skating since Torvill & Dean, and no showjumping since Harvey Smith and his two fingers.


They still show the (Association) Football world cup!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's right Helen, I was there in the 70's Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would have been the mid - late 60s when he was there! I didn't live that far from there either.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It would have been the mid - late 60s when he was there! I didn't live that far from there either.

H


I still feel a chill when I recall the run from the school to Fenham Baths Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to swim there too!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: National Television Awards Reply with quote

I avoided most of this due to a committee meeting, but came how to see Bruce Forsyth being buttered up.

The Wright Stuff and Mock The Week are more factual programmes than Top Gear will ever be. And I've endured the begging of the Loose Women team to be nominated - you wonder why none of them hired a hitman to off a relative for a sympathy vote!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
The major television channels quickly lose interest in any sport where there's little chance of British success, so no ice skating since Torvill & Dean, and no showjumping since Harvey Smith and his two fingers.


Will that still be the case when the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships are held in Sheffield I wonder?

Also we picked up a bronze medal in the ice dancing last night! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Glad I didn't bother to watch.

Instead I watched part of the Figure skating championships on Eurosport. It's never on British TV while we have to suffer Dancing on Ice.......... (I used to watch but can't be bothered now).

I know which I'd prefer even if it's not to everyone's taste!

H

I used to love the ice skating when it was covered by the BBC and the horse jumping too...the puissance was great fun .....was that really stopped because of Harvey's gesture,Ron?... Very Happy

I watch Dancing on Ice... Smile the lad off Eastenders, I think it is, is lovely to watch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The highlights of the ice skating were on BBC2 this afternoon - much to my husband's dismay as he was hoping to watch a rugby match on Sky. He couldn't really object though as ice skating is hardly ever on and he's always watching rugby. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

preraphaeliteangel wrote:
The highlights of the ice skating were on BBC2 this afternoon - much to my husband's dismay as he was hoping to watch a rugby match on Sky. He couldn't really object though as ice skating is hardly ever on and he's always watching rugby. Smile
Yes,preraphaeliteangel,after Helen mentioned it on here I had a look at the BBC schedules and saw that it was on this afternoon so I recorded it and have just caught up with it....so thanks H.. Smile
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