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Forum: Music 21-10-2014, 09:37
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Urban Bassman
Which in turn was a cover of a Tamla song...

Which in turn was a cover of a Tamla song originally recorded by Barrett Strong in 1960.

It can be quite funny when people think of a cover version as the original. Tainted Love by Soft Cell was a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-10-2014, 16:30
Replies: 199
Views: 20,365
Posted By Urban Bassman
She wasn't training UK Military personnel, she...

She wasn't training UK Military personnel, she was training Afghan medics. And it wasn't a conference but a training session where she was speaking. She had volunteered for the training tour (she...
Forum: The X Factor 20-10-2014, 16:22
Replies: 40
Views: 1,775
Posted By Urban Bassman
Some form of recording device. Just get Louis to...

Some form of recording device. Just get Louis to record his half a dozen cliche's that he rolls out every show and set it to play on random.
Forum: Politics 20-10-2014, 09:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,080
Posted By Urban Bassman
Yes, he's made a big political mistake by putting...

Yes, he's made a big political mistake by putting Freedom Of Movement as the main change. It won't happen and even if he can get his way, not in the 2017 timescale for the referendum.

But the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-10-2014, 04:33
Replies: 676
Views: 31,516
Posted By Urban Bassman
Nearly two years ago now. She did it for Comic...

Nearly two years ago now. She did it for Comic Relief 2013.
Forum: Doctor Who 19-10-2014, 04:35
Replies: 485
Views: 44,461
Posted By Urban Bassman
Nope - a lot earlier than that - about 45 years...

Nope - a lot earlier than that - about 45 years ago. The War Games in 1969, which introduced The Time Lords, saw the actual "raw state", uncamaflaged Tardis for the first time.
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2014, 04:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,759
Posted By Urban Bassman
The radio comedy show Band Waggon, broadcast in...

The radio comedy show Band Waggon, broadcast in the 1930's had a series of sketches where Arther Askey and Richard Mudoch shared a Flat on the top floor of Broadcasting House (which they also shared...
Forum: Politics 30-09-2014, 17:13
Replies: 65
Views: 1,495
Posted By Urban Bassman
I suppose the Police will now be on duty at...

I suppose the Police will now be on duty at Speakers Corner every weekend and arrest anybody who says anything.

30th September, 2014 - The day freedom of speech finally died in the UK.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-09-2014, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By Urban Bassman
Actually this was covered in depth on the recent...

Actually this was covered in depth on the recent Len Goodman series about dancing and dance bands.

In the 1920's the BBC did go through a period where they would not allow thte tiles of songs to be...
Forum: Music 20-08-2014, 05:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By Urban Bassman
Feed The Birds is a gorgeous song. The Sherman...

Feed The Birds is a gorgeous song.

The Sherman Brothers had the ability to write great comic songs and at then have you blubbing with a fantastic heart string puller. (Not Disney but they did the...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-08-2014, 21:02
Replies: 48
Views: 2,735
Posted By Urban Bassman
My fault Yes - obviously where they have shared...

My fault Yes - obviously where they have shared rights they need to discuss. I was just so gob smacked to think somebody believed they weren't rivals for viewers. Even more so now in the days of...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-08-2014, 13:07
Replies: 48
Views: 2,735
Posted By Urban Bassman
Crazy planning, are you serious. It's a fight for...

Crazy planning, are you serious. It's a fight for viewers, always has and always will be. On the night ITV launched in 1955 the BBC killed off one of it's main characters in the radio soap The...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-08-2014, 06:55
Replies: 51
Views: 4,727
Posted By Urban Bassman
And as they have been running all the Star Wars...

And as they have been running all the Star Wars films in their fictional chronological sequence for the past three weeks, It would be extremely silly to show parts 1,2 and 3 and then say we're not...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-08-2014, 20:19
Replies: 484
Views: 46,989
Posted By Urban Bassman
I love Pointless but there are a couple of things...

I love Pointless but there are a couple of things that annoy. When they do the questions, especially things like Anagrams, they never stay on the board long enough and keep flicking on and off. That...
Forum: Movies 07-08-2014, 19:43
Replies: 156
Views: 43,016
Posted By Urban Bassman
I went with a girlfriend to see the film Iris...

I went with a girlfriend to see the film Iris when it came out. Before it started I said to her "I give it 20 minutes before Kate Winslet in fully nude"

20 Minutes - more like 20 seconds - during...
Forum: Music 03-08-2014, 19:56
Replies: 75
Views: 6,271
Posted By Urban Bassman
Also - You're So Vain by Carly Simon has Mick...

Also - You're So Vain by Carly Simon has Mick Jagger on the chorus.

Peter Tosh - (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back (minor hit in 1978) has Mick Jagger on vocals.
Forum: Music 18-07-2014, 08:25
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Urban Bassman
My introduction to Linda was when a friend of...

My introduction to Linda was when a friend of mine had a copy of Heart Like A Wheel back in the 1970's which I loved. I bought the two greatest hits albums on vinyl but when CD's came about I went...
Forum: Music 14-07-2014, 11:51
Replies: 58
Views: 2,143
Posted By Urban Bassman
Also I always thought that Johnny's lyrics for...

Also I always thought that Johnny's lyrics for the Pistols were never given the credit they deserved. They are generally very clever and do, in a lot of cases, hit a raw nerve. Dismissed (by me) at...
Forum: Music 14-07-2014, 11:46
Replies: 58
Views: 2,143
Posted By Urban Bassman
These type of lists are always subjective. For...

These type of lists are always subjective.

For me Queen II, Quadrophenia and Led Zep II are better albums. Also Meddle (Pink Floyd) is a much more coherent and together album than DSOTM.

But as I...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-07-2014, 03:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By Urban Bassman
Bagpuss had 13 episodes which ran for 13...

Bagpuss had 13 episodes which ran for 13 years

Andy Pandy ran the same 13 filmed episodes from 1952 until 1970 - 18 years. It actually started in 1950 but was originally live.

(In 1970 they...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality 06-07-2014, 06:15
Replies: 2,287
Views: 150,029
Posted By Urban Bassman
Sophie Thompson - Emma's sister. Works more in TV...

Sophie Thompson - Emma's sister. Works more in TV than her elder sibling but has appeared in a few films such as Four Weddings and Gosford Park.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-07-2014, 13:53
Replies: 1,596
Views: 154,768
Posted By Urban Bassman
And had to finish because the Boat for England...

And had to finish because the Boat for England was leaving. Rather bizzare as it was never going to be truely timeless.
Forum: Broadcasting 23-06-2014, 00:34
Replies: 55
Views: 4,358
Posted By Urban Bassman
But all of Glitter's hits were co written with...

But all of Glitter's hits were co written with Mike Leander. So Leander's estate (he died in 1996) would be entitled to a share of the money? He was survived by his wife and two children.

These...
Forum: Doctor Who 15-06-2014, 01:34
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Urban Bassman
1969 - the Time Lords who exile the 2nd Doctor...

1969 - the Time Lords who exile the 2nd Doctor and change his appearance into the third Doctor at the end of The War Games.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 11:30
Replies: 837
Views: 94,130
Posted By Urban Bassman
Actually that is a slight exageration. In the...

Actually that is a slight exageration. In the last six shows out of 20 sofa guests (excluding music) there have been six Americans. Less than one third is hardly overloaded.
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