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Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 16:36
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Posted By Servalan
I pity that poor sod, too, as you can bet your...

I pity that poor sod, too, as you can bet your bottom dollar that their neck will be put on the block rather than any of the executive producers, department heads or channel controllers who should be...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 15:47
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
You can rest assured there will be a full-scale...

You can rest assured there will be a full-scale panic across BBC Drama right now, with edicts issued to check that actors' voices are comprehensible in all shows awaiting transmission or in...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 15:24
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Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
I don't think it's the same as Sachsgate at all....

I don't think it's the same as Sachsgate at all. That was driven by the Daily Heil and had all the ingredients perfect for a tabloid 'outrage' story - sex, swearing and two broadcasters that were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 11:55
Replies: 1,199
Views: 58,174
Posted By Servalan
No, it was a genuine problem, and less of a...

No, it was a genuine problem, and less of a technical problem than has been suggested. One actor in particular was unintelligible throughout and not a soul on the production team at Origin Pictures...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 09:52
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Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
Quite - and I can't believe the BBC's head of...

Quite - and I can't believe the BBC's head of drama is so disingenuous (and that's putting it politely) that he's pointing the finger at actors whom he knows won't answer back because, if they do,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 17:39
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Posted By Servalan
I've just seen Ben Stephenson on the news - he...

I've just seen Ben Stephenson on the news - he looks about 12 but was less coherent than most 12-year-olds I know. He tried to pretend it wasn't just about the actors but then effectively blamed...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 15:07
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
:o So they wheeled out Ben Stephenson and he...

:o

So they wheeled out Ben Stephenson and he blamed the actors?

That's not a sideswipe at Origin Pictures - it's protecting them. And all the people who are actually responsible at the end of the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 14:24
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
Even if the actors mis-pitched their voices (and...

Even if the actors mis-pitched their voices (and Sean Harris obviously did), it's the job of the director, producer, multiple executive producers and drama heads to pick up on this rectify the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 12:46
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Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
There are indeed people at the BBC who should...

There are indeed people at the BBC who should take the blame - but it lies equally with Origin Pictures, who produced it for the BBC and should have been aware of all the problems from the off.

What...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 12:43
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
Muffle-gate rumbles on...

Muffle-gate rumbles on

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/apr/23/jamaica-inn-complaints-bbc-mumbling-sound-levels

and shows no sign of abating.

Great work, Origin and BBC Drama you've...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 12:08
Replies: 1,199
Views: 58,174
Posted By Servalan
And ITV see BBC2 dent Holby repeatedly yet they...

And ITV see BBC2 dent Holby repeatedly yet they fail to act on it. Astonishing lack of initiative on their part.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 10:07
Replies: 1,199
Views: 58,174
Posted By Servalan
LOL! I actually think The Crimson Field is good...

LOL!

I actually think The Crimson Field is good - so that blows a rather large hole in your theory! :p

Who do I blame? The producer, the director, Origin Pictures, the BBC executive producer(s),...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 09:46
Replies: 1,199
Views: 58,174
Posted By Servalan
Shame it's not down more. The alleged 'technical...

Shame it's not down more. The alleged 'technical issues' were very much in still in evidence in last night's episode and it's very clear it's about the actors having been given poor direction and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 09:26
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
This has to be a pretty gobsmacking instance,...

This has to be a pretty gobsmacking instance, even by the BBC's standards.

NOBODY at Origin Pictures or BBC Drama spotted the performance issues when they watched rushes or edits.

Then those...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-04-2014, 16:56
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
That rather confirms my suspicions that Sean...

That rather confirms my suspicions that Sean Harris should either have been directed to speak more clearly during filming, or should have been called back in post-production to re-voice every line of...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-04-2014, 12:14
Replies: 847
Views: 58,517
Posted By Servalan
This is what the writer has Tweeted...

This is what the writer has Tweeted



https://twitter.com/EmmaFrostLondon/status/458375967128711168

If this is the case, who is responsible? And why was nothing done for the entire episode to...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-04-2014, 10:31
Replies: 1,199
Views: 58,174
Posted By Servalan
I don't think it's true at all that 'viewers will...

I don't think it's true at all that 'viewers will only watch dark and depressing if its BBC1' - there have been plenty of BBC One dramas that have bombed precisely because they are too dark and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-04-2014, 13:17
Replies: 5,002
Views: 252,027
Posted By Servalan
Interesting case study - and truth be told, pop...

Interesting case study - and truth be told, pop music is littered with groups who wanted to break free from the writing/production teams who made them successful (the Rubettes would be another case...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-04-2014, 09:51
Replies: 5,002
Views: 252,027
Posted By Servalan
The plot thickens ;-) That wouldn't be that...

The plot thickens ;-)

That wouldn't be that much of a surprise: WEA led the way in the UK with picture discs and they were the company's preferred marketing tool in 1979 (as discussed previously...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 17:20
Replies: 8,422
Views: 483,808
Posted By Servalan
It would take a lower rating than that for a...

It would take a lower rating than that for a story about Emmerdale to even stand a chance of grabbing a headline of its own. It's either overlooked or deliberately excluded and would need to have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 13:27
Replies: 8,422
Views: 483,808
Posted By Servalan
Indeed. ITV should be worried. I know it's...

Indeed. ITV should be worried. I know it's Easter, but even so, after the Killer Cameron bounce of last year, that's not a good place to be. Emmerdale's only saving grace is that its ratings don't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 12:23
Replies: 5,002
Views: 252,027
Posted By Servalan
Slade succeeded where Sweet didn't partly because...

Slade succeeded where Sweet didn't partly because of the good fortune of being adopted by the heavy metal crowd post-Reading in 1980, partly because they never had credibility issues with songs being...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 12:08
Replies: 5,002
Views: 252,027
Posted By Servalan
BIB - I meant 'clearly' the joys of...

BIB - I meant 'clearly' the joys of auto-spellcheck! :blush:
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 10:05
Replies: 5,002
Views: 252,027
Posted By Servalan
As you quite rightly say, nostalgia is on the...

As you quite rightly say, nostalgia is on the wane by 1979, with the fortunes of those groups you mention all in decline.

As I recall, all those re-releases Rich has singled out came from the same...
Forum: Music 15-04-2014, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Servalan
Did you avoid Britpop for a reason?! Pulp |...

Did you avoid Britpop for a reason?!

Pulp | Disco 2000/Common People
Suede | Trash/The Beautiful Ones
The Charlatans | The Only One I Know
EMF | Unbelievable
Blur | Girls And Boys
The Shamen | Move...
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