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Forum: TV Shows: Reality 05-12-2014, 15:33
Replies: 3,597
Views: 211,072
Posted By Coriakin
They seem to be getting longer, and more...

They seem to be getting longer, and more tiresome, in almost every competition and Masterchef is certainly not the worst. Sometimes I wonder if they put those pregnant pauses in during editing.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-07-2014, 13:18
Replies: 142
Views: 11,355
Posted By Coriakin
I suspect we might also get a fuller explanation...

I suspect we might also get a fuller explanation of the rules for those shows which were to be transmitted at the start of the week or were the first recording of the day.

The most obvious example...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-04-2014, 08:24
Replies: 113
Views: 9,244
Posted By Coriakin
"The Singing Ringing Tree" was one of those...

"The Singing Ringing Tree" was one of those imports from Eastern Europe which were, for lack of a better description semi-dubbed by which I mean it had a narrator in English describing, directly or...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-04-2014, 20:39
Replies: 690
Views: 43,192
Posted By Coriakin
David Stainer is the second member if the all...

David Stainer is the second member if the all conquerring Crossworders team to a appear in 15 to 1 as Mark Grant cropped up last week. Both of them have appeared in Mastermind and both have been...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-04-2014, 14:43
Replies: 488
Views: 55,151
Posted By Coriakin
John Shrapnel has played the role in some radio...

John Shrapnel has played the role in some radio adaptations but it tends to be only the screen adaptations that count.

I have been told by someone who has read the books that on the page Morse...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-04-2014, 23:47
Replies: 1,042
Views: 30,657
Posted By Coriakin
It is in the interests of the players in the...

It is in the interests of the players in the waiting area for a contestant to get a red zone question right.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-04-2014, 15:59
Replies: 690
Views: 43,192
Posted By Coriakin
Of the changes to the show from its original...

Of the changes to the show from its original format lengthening it to fit an hour slot it is the most detrimental. Part of the essence of the original series was that it was a fast paced quiz which...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 20-01-2014, 14:20
Replies: 372
Views: 39,777
Posted By Coriakin
So this is the reason why The Tomorrow People...

So this is the reason why The Tomorrow People disappeared from Big Finish's portfolio.

I've just watched the first two episodes of the new series on E4. I can also remember the original 70s series...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 22-12-2013, 14:06
Replies: 97
Views: 6,552
Posted By Coriakin
There were two points I would like to see change...

There were two points I would like to see change after seeing last nights final.

Firstly, do not open the 'phone lines for the public vote in the final until after the show dance.

Secondly, and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-11-2013, 17:06
Replies: 51
Views: 4,656
Posted By Coriakin
I saw 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' first time...

I saw 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' first time round when I was about 11. At the time I didn't properly understand but then neither did most adults. I've seen it several times since, most recently I...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-09-2013, 22:55
Replies: 81
Views: 7,581
Posted By Coriakin
I compared it to the few previous Celebrity...

I compared it to the few previous Celebrity editions of 15 to 1 rather than the regular programme. As a Celebrity edition it worked well withe celebrities fitting into the 15 to 1 format - more or...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-09-2013, 20:05
Replies: 384
Views: 21,655
Posted By Coriakin
This may be true but it is better than anything...

This may be true but it is better than anything on any other channel (i.e. nothing, as far as I know). For many years Channel 4 had the much more robust 'Right to Reply' but that was axed about 10...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-09-2013, 23:25
Replies: 81
Views: 7,581
Posted By Coriakin
I knew from the start that it wasn't going to be...

I knew from the start that it wasn't going to be quite the quickfire, no-nonsense, no frills, "general knowledge assault course" of a quiz that we used to know and love. After all it was Celebrity...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-05-2013, 01:12
Replies: 73
Views: 3,871
Posted By Coriakin
Get Some In, Back to the Land, The Goodies (BBC...

Get Some In, Back to the Land, The Goodies (BBC episodes), Dave Allen at Large, The Morecambe & Wise Show (regular editions, unedited and uninterupted by talking heads waffling about them rather than...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-05-2013, 14:43
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Coriakin
First time I saw Winner Takes All was when it was...

First time I saw Winner Takes All was when it was one of those programmes in that on Friday evening just after Thames Television had handed over to London Weekend. Originally Jimmy Tarbuck hosted it...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-04-2013, 12:43
Replies: 164
Views: 16,527
Posted By Coriakin
I totally agree! The fake leader numbers...

I totally agree! The fake leader numbers irritated my mother right from the start and rapid intercutting, especially early on in the programme, made it seemed rushed. Likewise times when the picture...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2013, 14:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Coriakin
The supposedly amusing banter between Armstrong...

The supposedly amusing banter between Armstrong and Osman sometimes goes on for far too long, isn't that funny, and can to be in a completely different world from the rest of the show. I've got into...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-04-2013, 15:22
Replies: 6,321
Views: 494,691
Posted By Coriakin
"Elemental forces causes the egg to hatch. From...

"Elemental forces causes the egg to hatch. From it came a stone monkey. The nature of monkey was irrepressible!"
That was came into my mind when when I saw that egg.

Actually it looked quite a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-04-2013, 13:38
Replies: 2,242
Views: 74,341
Posted By Coriakin
I got it almost right away, and thought it...

I got it almost right away, and thought it completely obvious at the end when you saw the numbered hens pecking in order. I suspect it is one of those catchphrases that you either guess straight away...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-04-2013, 13:10
Replies: 6,321
Views: 494,691
Posted By Coriakin
I was surprised that they put three of them into...

I was surprised that they put three of them into the semi-final. I thought the first and last quarter-finalists, that is Natalie and Saira, both deserved to go to the semi-finals while the middle...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2013, 16:47
Replies: 5,932
Views: 208,075
Posted By Coriakin
I'm finding that routine rather tired and...

I'm finding that routine rather tired and predictable now as Richard uses it everytime Ben Miller. Then we had the whole thing with Chris Addison (I'd already forgotten about those insurance adverts).
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2013, 16:18
Replies: 68
Views: 5,031
Posted By Coriakin
Philip Elsmore, the face of Thames Television for...

Philip Elsmore, the face of Thames Television for me although probably not seen outside of the Thames region.

Jack Hargreaves, is a name and face I always associate with Southern...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-03-2013, 11:28
Replies: 258
Views: 26,558
Posted By Coriakin
The new Blockbusters was unusual in having...

The new Blockbusters was unusual in having prizes. They seem to have disappeared from almost all quizzes around at the moment which are either for kudos and a trophy or money. The latter frequently...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-03-2013, 11:25
Replies: 258
Views: 26,558
Posted By Coriakin
Even so, a losing contestant going away with just...

Even so, a losing contestant going away with just 5 does better than the winner in other quiz shows who get nothing.


I'm not sure about that. Blockbusters is a perfect quiz to fill up the day...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-03-2013, 11:02
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By Coriakin
I never noticed it myself but my mother insisted...

I never noticed it myself but my mother insisted that the themes for 'Miss Marple' and 'By the Sword Divided' were practically identical.
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