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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:18
Replies: 41
Views: 1,648
Posted By realwales
Snobbery takes a lot of different forms. For...

Snobbery takes a lot of different forms.

For instance, I've heard a number of Labour MPs refer to many Conservative MPs, especially the front bench, as 'posh boys'. I don't understand what they're...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-12-2014, 20:44
Replies: 104
Views: 4,195
Posted By realwales
The BBC has two major problems as I see it: 1....

The BBC has two major problems as I see it:

1. The licence fee is spread too thinly nowadays. Roughly the same amount of money, in real terms, which used to fund BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 1-4, and...
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2014, 17:28
Replies: 39
Views: 1,001
Posted By realwales
I really can't work out my personality when it...

I really can't work out my personality when it comes to addictions. I'm full of contradictions. I'm a 31-year-old male, if it matters:

- I've been biting my nails since I was a very young child and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 17:53
Replies: 281
Views: 6,585
Posted By realwales
There are some very arrogant, aggressive atheists...

There are some very arrogant, aggressive atheists on this forum, that's for sure. Not only do they not believe in God, they don't WANT God to exist, and they don't want anyone else to believe in Him...
Forum: Broadcasting 12-12-2014, 15:47
Replies: 67
Views: 3,706
Posted By realwales
I wasn't being flippant when I said Eddie Butler...

I wasn't being flippant when I said Eddie Butler could commentate on the Queen's funeral when the time comes. He has already done the Normandy event and the Westminster Abbey candlelit service so far...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 04:19
Replies: 270
Views: 5,627
Posted By realwales
Well said. It's absurd to pretend we know all the...

Well said. It's absurd to pretend we know all the answers. If we could come back in 100 years' time we'd be embarrassed by some of the things apparently enlightened know-it-alls believed at the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 02:13
Replies: 270
Views: 5,627
Posted By realwales
Actually, evolution is only a theory and it's a...

Actually, evolution is only a theory and it's a pretty wobbly one at that. You don't have to believe that the world was created in seven days to have doubts about it.
Science changes its mind as...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-12-2014, 21:40
Replies: 67
Views: 3,706
Posted By realwales
The BBC replayed Churchill's funeral on BBC...

The BBC replayed Churchill's funeral on BBC Parliament on or close to the 40th anniversary 10 years ago. I missed it sadly, but will definitely be watching this time.

They also replayed Diana's...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 20:08
Replies: 287
Views: 10,697
Posted By realwales
I'm a 31-year-old male and have no intention of...

I'm a 31-year-old male and have no intention of having children. I've never really been able to put my finger on exactly why, but here are a few possibilities:

- From the age of about 12 until I was...
Forum: Broadcasting 08-12-2014, 17:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By realwales
In general, I have no problem with independent...

In general, I have no problem with independent production companies making a proportion of BBC programmes. There has, however, always been an issue of ex-BBC staff with a BBC mindset getting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 20:54
Replies: 114
Views: 5,948
Posted By realwales
I'm self-employed nowadays and work 90% from...

I'm self-employed nowadays and work 90% from home. It takes a lot of self-discipline because you have to use your time wisely when it's always tempting to watch TV etc...

I know people for whom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 21:07
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By realwales
It's not just Scotland where this is an issue I...

It's not just Scotland where this is an issue I can assure you.

Only a tiny minority of priests abuse children. A far more sizeable problem is the enforced loneliness that priesthood brings. People...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 17:11
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By realwales
I can relate to this, and I think I'm from the...

I can relate to this, and I think I'm from the same generation as you.

My primary school years were largely happy - it consisted of mostly older teachers who had old-fashioned standards - sit down,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:52
Replies: 171
Views: 4,774
Posted By realwales
Having lived and worked in various places, I'd...

Having lived and worked in various places, I'd say that London, as it is today, feels in many ways like a separate country to the rest of England.

I find the genuine cockneys to be as friendly and...
Forum: General Discussion 28-11-2014, 20:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By realwales
We ultimately get the politicians we deserve. How...

We ultimately get the politicians we deserve. How many people would be willing to give up one evening a week to attend a local branch meeting for a political party, or spend a few hours delivering...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 21:44
Replies: 63
Views: 2,063
Posted By realwales
That's correct. My mother is a Catholic and my...

That's correct. My mother is a Catholic and my father, now deceased, was not. My mother had to write to the Pope to get his permission to marry a non-Catholic, even though the wedding was in a...
Forum: Radio 27-11-2014, 21:30
Replies: 35
Views: 3,765
Posted By realwales
Ray Moore was the king of early morning Radio 2....

Ray Moore was the king of early morning Radio 2. He'd only be 72 if he was still alive now. His philosophy:

"My theory, if I ever had one, was that this show, broadcast at such a crazy time, could...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 03:35
Replies: 63
Views: 2,063
Posted By realwales
Marriage is a solemn, serious, life-long...

Marriage is a solemn, serious, life-long commitment. It's not something that changes because you get fed up with it, or because you have had an argument over whose turn it is to do the washing up....
Forum: Broadcasting 26-11-2014, 16:36
Replies: 71
Views: 5,113
Posted By realwales
Thames and LWT would acknowledge each other in...

Thames and LWT would acknowledge each other in later years though. I'm too young to have seen it but I've seen footage from the early 1980s of Thames in-vision announcers saying, "It's now time for...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-11-2014, 21:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By realwales
Well there are numerous reporters who don't share...

Well there are numerous reporters who don't share the political inclinations of their papers, and moving from right wing to left wing papers isn't all that unusual.

Adam Boulton is a Blairite - he...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-11-2014, 16:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By realwales
It's not at all unusual for people in...

It's not at all unusual for people in broadcasting to have come from print journalism, both on air and behind the scenes. In fact, many of the very best presenters, interviewers and producers have....
Forum: Advice 24-11-2014, 22:44
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By realwales
Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it. My instinct is...

Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it. My instinct is that the storage heater itself has broken rather than anything else.
Forum: Advice 24-11-2014, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By realwales
Yeah the Economy 7 period is due to begin at...

Yeah the Economy 7 period is due to begin at midnight, so unless it starts charging then, I'll know it's broken.

I have a Consumer Unit, an Ashley & Rock Supasafe from the 1990s.

When I say...
Forum: Advice 24-11-2014, 22:08
Replies: 143
Views: 7,716
Posted By realwales
I wish you luck with this - a lack of classroom...

I wish you luck with this - a lack of classroom discipline and bullying are major issues in schools nowadays, and the teachers are relatively powerless to do anything about it. I also worry about...
Forum: Advice 24-11-2014, 21:51
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By realwales
Thanks for all the responses. I've put a 13 amp...

Thanks for all the responses.

I've put a 13 amp fuse in and it's made no difference whatsoever. It's totally dead.

I took the cover off but couldn't see an internal fuse there so it doesn't appear...
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