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Forum: Music 22-02-2015, 18:19
Replies: 87
Views: 1,741
Posted By Englishspinner
South Pacific, King and I, Oklahoma and Carousel...

South Pacific, King and I, Oklahoma and Carousel pretty much do it for me. Also most early Sondheim musicals and just about anything from 60s Broadway, Sweet Charity and Fiddler on the Roof...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-02-2015, 17:20
Replies: 13,484
Views: 380,703
Posted By Englishspinner
Kalifornium if you want a correct answer.

Kalifornium if you want a correct answer.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2015, 18:52
Replies: 13,484
Views: 380,703
Posted By Englishspinner
Sadly, Pointless has lost a bit of its charm, no...

Sadly, Pointless has lost a bit of its charm, no longer a frisson of pleasure at answers like Central African Republic and Vanuatu, either.

Still it was worth it to hear Bearskin haircut guy's sole...
Forum: Showbiz 01-02-2015, 16:25
Replies: 43
Views: 3,292
Posted By Englishspinner
That series turns up on Sky Arts from time to...

That series turns up on Sky Arts from time to time, and seems very true to the novel and Geraldine McEwan playing a much more sympathetic Miss Jean Brodie than the film's cartoonish characterisation,...
Forum: General Discussion 24-01-2015, 04:15
Replies: 5,490
Views: 253,039
Posted By Englishspinner
I'm convinced that the cathedral just puts these...

I'm convinced that the cathedral just puts these press releases out (remember the towards stillness artwork, the tomb design etc?) just to yank the Yorkies' chain and then step back and have a good...
Forum: TV Shows: US 22-01-2015, 19:34
Replies: 122
Views: 10,827
Posted By Englishspinner
Either way, it looks like yet another plot idea...

Either way, it looks like yet another plot idea Ryan Murphy's pulled out of his ass and which should be promptly reinserted, sideways if possible. For this to have any credibility, we need to acquire...
Forum: General Discussion 19-01-2015, 22:19
Replies: 126
Views: 5,386
Posted By Englishspinner
This is true, and I suspect it's his familiar...

This is true, and I suspect it's his familiar wry, self-deprecating delivery which tickles the British funny bone.

Never had any problems with American humour since watching the Phil Silvers Show...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2015, 21:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By Englishspinner
If they brought out a part works series that...

If they brought out a part works series that built a machine that destroys "stuff" rather than creates even more of it, I'd be a subscriber for sure.
Forum: Broadcasting 09-01-2015, 16:20
Replies: 102
Views: 7,343
Posted By Englishspinner
Come on, France24 is reporting 4 explosions at...

Come on, France24 is reporting 4 explosions at the hypermarket, BBC 5 and Kay 6. Quality.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 09-01-2015, 09:21
Replies: 114
Views: 13,546
Posted By Englishspinner
You mean with the singing? :D Smashing news for...

You mean with the singing? :D

Smashing news for the family Bridge.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 08-01-2015, 12:30
Replies: 38
Views: 2,918
Posted By Englishspinner
Here, ITT is the problem for me. They have...

Here, ITT is the problem for me. They have something like 30 hours of broadcast time to fill over a series (with a right load of old guff on the whole), yet somehow failed to mention the three year...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 06-01-2015, 20:14
Replies: 141
Views: 10,313
Posted By Englishspinner
Maybe we all missed the interview Caroline gave...

Maybe we all missed the interview Caroline gave to Zoe on ITT when, in answer to Zoe's question "How excited were you that your three year full-time dance course helped you nail that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 17:53
Replies: 64
Views: 1,155
Posted By Englishspinner
When I passed in 1970 I earned 550/year as an...

When I passed in 1970 I earned 550/year as an office junior, and petrol was bobbing up and down between 6/6 and 7/-, a gallon (about 7p/litre), and for that it would propel my old Ford Popular about...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 03-01-2015, 09:57
Replies: 141
Views: 10,313
Posted By Englishspinner
A waltzathon with Cav barging through would be...

A waltzathon with Cav barging through would be worth the price of a ticket! :D
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 02-01-2015, 09:45
Replies: 141
Views: 10,313
Posted By Englishspinner
Quite. Evicting this year's most accomplished...

Quite. Evicting this year's most accomplished dancer followed by the most entertaining just confirmed for me that 2014's vintage was a fairly nondescript one with an undistinguished winning...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 22-12-2014, 09:19
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By Englishspinner
Seems that way to me too, though I don't disagree...

Seems that way to me too, though I don't disagree with the final leaderboard order.

The problem on Saturday was that, even as a [hopefully] "improver" standard dancer, I could spot fairly obvious...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 21-12-2014, 15:47
Replies: 64
Views: 6,707
Posted By Englishspinner
Iveta, though if male ringers continue to be...

Iveta, though if male ringers continue to be rarer than hen's teeth, I'll be happy with another Markish comedy turn.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 21-12-2014, 06:22
Replies: 116
Views: 6,053
Posted By Englishspinner
I hope it is a rare year. I don't want to watch...

I hope it is a rare year. I don't want to watch another series where the most talented and then the most explosive dancer get the bum's rush from Len for totally specious reasons.
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 18:34
Replies: 55
Views: 2,389
Posted By Englishspinner
The current Viscount was 11 years old at the time...

The current Viscount was 11 years old at the time of the Profumo scandal. :o
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 11:33
Replies: 55
Views: 2,389
Posted By Englishspinner
Very good. Channelling Mandy's immortal quote ...

Very good. Channelling Mandy's immortal quote about the denial of an affair (an immoral quote?) with her by Sam Cam's step-grandfather,
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 18-12-2014, 17:17
Replies: 63
Views: 2,705
Posted By Englishspinner
Mark, bless him, is the purest manifestation of...

Mark, bless him, is the purest manifestation of the onward march of the professional reality show contestant - he has no other talent, so his insistent promotion of himself as a novice and an...
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2014, 22:04
Replies: 46
Views: 1,866
Posted By Englishspinner
The very hungry caterpillar.

The very hungry caterpillar.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 17-12-2014, 19:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Englishspinner
One of too, too few standout dances from this...

One of too, too few standout dances from this year's SCD. For once, the much maligned SCD director and cameramen did Simon and Krisitna, proud, showing those gorgeous steps.
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2014, 11:36
Replies: 5,490
Views: 253,039
Posted By Englishspinner
Makes me chuckle to think of Richard Buckley...

Makes me chuckle to think of Richard Buckley digging holes around Leicester for 30 years and more - all those bits of iron age pottery and Viking midden heaps. Then there's the University of...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 15-12-2014, 10:19
Replies: 105
Views: 5,956
Posted By Englishspinner
I was spitting feathers when Simon was voted to...

I was spitting feathers when Simon was voted to stay over Thom, but since then, his natural easy grace and increasingly confident footwork to Kristina's magical routines have really caught the eye. I...
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