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Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-09-2014, 10:02
Replies: 10,153
Views: 501,720
Posted By Servalan
S&B could easily have been dropped into the...

S&B could easily have been dropped into the wasteland that is Tuesday nights, starting last night, and have performed much more respectably than it did last night. It has to be said that the pace of...
Forum: Music 09-09-2014, 15:05
Replies: 476
Views: 23,662
Posted By Servalan
Elton and David yes. Kylie no. Also spotted:...

Elton and David yes. Kylie no.

Also spotted: Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey).
Forum: Music 08-09-2014, 16:03
Replies: 476
Views: 23,662
Posted By Servalan
Went on Friday and completely agree with this...

Went on Friday and completely agree with this post. It was spine-tingling, jaw-dropping and mind-blowing.

I was told by two fans who queued up very early to get in that a few tickets are returned to...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 22-08-2014, 18:10
Replies: 3,709
Views: 320,187
Posted By Servalan
I'd laugh if this were true as she and Sue...

I'd laugh if this were true as she and Sue Perkins have just signed a deal to front an ITV chat show, and while ITV might allow the odd breakfast person to compete (and some of them have been very...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-08-2014, 16:04
Replies: 281
Views: 26,605
Posted By Servalan
I would say the BBC's best bet now would be to go...

I would say the BBC's best bet now would be to go ahead with all Cliff performances and not try and edit him out of anything. Its apparent insider source has landed it in really hot water and it's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-08-2014, 15:24
Replies: 10,153
Views: 501,720
Posted By Servalan
Jay Hunt was apparently furious when she saw...

Jay Hunt was apparently furious when she saw Channel 5 had Suspects and was demanding to know why that show had ended up on a rival broadcaster

C4 isn't short of money - just imaginative...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-08-2014, 11:16
Replies: 10,153
Views: 501,720
Posted By Servalan
BIB - I rather doubt that, and for two reasons...

BIB - I rather doubt that, and for two reasons ...

First of all, like Strictly, Tumble was deliberately premiered at a dead time as far as TV viewing goes, to try it out with audiences. It would...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-08-2014, 11:04
Replies: 281
Views: 26,605
Posted By Servalan
At the risk of replying to my own post (:blush:),...

At the risk of replying to my own post (:blush:), it would appear the BBC has now shot itself in the foot (yet again) with its coverage of the raid on CR's house...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-08-2014, 16:04
Replies: 281
Views: 26,605
Posted By Servalan
I'd totally agree that the BBC's handling of...

I'd totally agree that the BBC's handling of pretty much all its PR seems to be dictated by the question 'What would the Daily Mail say?' A massive flaw, as far as I'm concerned, but the enemies of...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:11
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
'Are Friends Electric?' may well be one of 1979's...

'Are Friends Electric?' may well be one of 1979's turning points (and a great track), but it's pushing it to say Numan was an innovator: he trod ground that Bowie (especially), Ultravox, the Human...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:04
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
Great to see the positive response on here to...

Great to see the positive response on here to 'Gangsters' - a pivotal moment in 1979's music and the start of a major musical movement. :cool:

At the other end of the scale, why on earth did someone...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:01
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
All very true. Disco never died in the UK - the...

All very true.

Disco never died in the UK - the 'Disco sucks' campaign meant absolutely nothing over here - and the music just evolved, just as it had been evolving between 1974 and 1979 (as...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 13:47
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
It has to be said that WEA's, ahem, aggressive...

It has to be said that WEA's, ahem, aggressive marketing strategy did have some impressive results - did anyone else notice the chart countdown on the TOTP before last, where four of the Top 5 were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 13:44
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
BIB - Deacon certainly hung out with Edwards, but...

BIB - Deacon certainly hung out with Edwards, but both Edwards and Nile Rodgers were less amused by 'Another One Bites The Dust' than you suggest from everything I've read, both in Rodgers'...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-07-2014, 15:02
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
If there are no pending court cases by the end of...

If there are no pending court cases by the end of the DLT trial - whichever way it goes - I don't understand why there can't be a series of compilations of the performances that have been skipped, at...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-07-2014, 08:28
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
BIB1 - precisely my point and why I don't...

BIB1 - precisely my point and why I don't believe 'Death Disco' was subject to chart hyping. It's just too extreme to ever be a massive hit and the fact that it sustained the chart run it did is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-06-2014, 14:47
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
Given that Virgin were busy trying to recoup what...

Given that Virgin were busy trying to recoup what they lost from the Sex Pistols' split by setting up Sid Vicious as a comedy punk with a line in cover versions and milking The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-06-2014, 14:41
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
I think I'm right in saying that marks the first...

I think I'm right in saying that marks the first time the Banshees appeared in the TOTP studio, despite having landed two chart singles previously. It must also be one of the last television...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-06-2014, 14:35
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
'Another Girl, Another Planet' is indeed a...

'Another Girl, Another Planet' is indeed a classic - even now - and while many people know it, it's never landed a chart placing comparable with its quality and probably never will now.

Having...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-06-2014, 14:10
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
BIB1 - that was Tiswas, surely? The show The...

BIB1 - that was Tiswas, surely? The show The Clash appeared on, even though they refused to do TOTP

BIB2 - Janet Kay featured on Lindy Layton's pointless cover, because Layton herself couldn't hit...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 20:02
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
Thank you for that - I had totally forgotten ...

Thank you for that - I had totally forgotten :blush:

Popscene is right: 'Rock The Casbah' was never featured on TOTP.

Quite where the refusing to appear on TOTP came from is debatable, but I'd...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 13:44
Replies: 8,759
Views: 498,514
Posted By Servalan
This hits the nail of the head. P*ssing off...

This hits the nail of the head.

P*ssing off Sarah Phelps really isn't a smart move at all. Glad she has taken to Twitter ahead of an official statement as it means the BBC is now obliged to come up...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 13:37
Replies: 8,265
Views: 455,705
Posted By Servalan
I doubt The Clash could have actually refused...

I doubt The Clash could have actually refused permission - it wasn't in their contract, just a well-publicised stance the group took but if one of their singles had been used for either the chart...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-05-2014, 11:28
Replies: 7,127
Views: 397,153
Posted By Servalan
Not this year it wasn't

Not this year it wasn't
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-05-2014, 11:12
Replies: 7,127
Views: 397,153
Posted By Servalan
BIB - 'burned off'?! BBC One doesn't have...

BIB - 'burned off'?!

BBC One doesn't have sufficient drama to 'burn off' - plus if that's being burned off, does the same apply for Happy Valley, which is (rightly) attracting rave reviews and...
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