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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Car Share Reply with quote

Has anybody else been watching this new comedy with Peter Kay and Sian Gibson?

Must admit I had my doubts when I first heard what it was going to be about...two people going to and from work together,in a car. My doubts melted away very quickly...I loved it ...and hope very much that John and Kayleigh return to our screens in the not too distant future.

"BBC's Car Share is highest-rated sitcom to premiere on any channel since 2011."

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/may/22/car-share-becomes-highest-rated-sitcom-to-premiere-on-any-channel
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was filmed two years ago, and at Christmas 2014 the BBC comedy boss admitted he hadn't seen any footage - so the signs were not good, but I've really enjoyed it. Think it's a bit of a grower, and is good-hearted.

Always great to hear They Might Be Giants on TV too!

The main thing is, as a local, the route they've been driving has been doing my head in - they've gone all over the place! In episode 5 they were a few streets from my house and I definitely don't live between Bolton and Trafford!
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I haven't seen the series I'm not surprised at the comments already made here as Peter Kay is IMHO one of the very few comedy geniuses of the last 20 years - well that is I suppose apart from the truly unique Johnny Vegas - or plain old Michael Pennington as I used to know him when he used to live in Thatto Heath in St Helens Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:



Always great to hear They Might Be Giants on TV too!

The main thing is, as a local, the route they've been driving has been doing my head in - they've gone all over the place! In episode 5 they were a few streets from my house and I definitely don't live between Bolton and Trafford!

Not being from that area the route question had gone right over my head but can see that it might jar with locals...hopefully not enough to spoil the enjoyment of this gem of a programme.
The dirty back window of the car has been causing a few waves on the BBC POV board. Very Happy

There have been some decent records on "Forever FM" Very Happy I love Birdhouse In Your Soul.

Here's the playlist..

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ruddlescat wrote:

Whilst I haven't seen the series I'm not surprised at the comments already made here as Peter Kay is IMHO one of the very few comedy geniuses of the last 20 years - well that is I suppose apart from the truly unique Johnny Vegas - or plain old Michael Pennington as I used to know him when he used to live in Thatto Heath in St Helens Smile

One of my favourite performances by Johnny Vegas was in a Radio 4 drama called Norman.

Norman By Mike Scott

Johnny Vegas plays Norman, a man who has learnt how to live on the margins of society without bitterness, pride or a single direct debit. Norman tells his story of heroic dysfunction as he crosses the park one lunchtime.


It was a wonderful listen
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Johnny Vegas (even when I did a book signing with him until 3am!) but I think two of Britain's finest comic actors are Peter Kay and Reece Shearsmith so I was delighted both were in this.


becky sharp wrote:
Not being from that area the route question had gone right over my head but can see that it might jar with locals...hopefully not enough to spoil the enjoyment of this gem of a programme.

No, adds to the fun really! There was an episode of Max And Paddy supposedly set in Norfolk that was clearly (to us locals) done literally outside Kay's then house.

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The dirty back window of the car has been causing a few waves on the BBC POV board. Very Happy

Has it? I assume the reason is so you don't keep seeing different cars behind them if the scene has to be shot several times, or cut for time.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I like Johnny Vegas (even when I did a book signing with him until 3am!) but I think two of Britain's finest comic actors are Peter Kay and Reece Shearsmith so I was delighted both were in this.
His or yours? Very Happy
I'm a fan of Reece Shearsmith,too.

Ian Robinson wrote:
Has it? I assume the reason is so you don't keep seeing different cars behind them if the scene has to be shot several times, or cut for time.

Indeed...it's getting quite heated. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
I like Johnny Vegas (even when I did a book signing with him until 3am!) but I think two of Britain's finest comic actors are Peter Kay and Reece Shearsmith so I was delighted both were in this.
His or yours? Very Happy

His book, my theatre. Hosted a book signing and because he's a very generous and friendly man he insisted on taking his time with everyone getting their book. Which is great, except it was a 200+ full house!
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:

His book, my theatre. Hosted a book signing and because he's a very generous and friendly man he insisted on taking his time with everyone getting their book. Which is great, except it was a 200+ full house!

Always good to hear that someone you like on TV etc is a nice person in real life. Smile
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