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Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-02-2015, 19:48
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Views: 710,909
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On the subject of ITV's new Spitting Image type...

On the subject of ITV's new Spitting Image type show

I really hope this pays off for them because I love a bit of topical satire

I love the fact that they,re making it a mix of Puppets and CGI...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2015, 21:35
Replies: 10,101
Views: 710,909
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1000 Heartbeats will be starting when Mel And...

1000 Heartbeats will be starting when Mel And Sue ends it,s run in three weeks time in the 4pm slot the format sounds a lot to me like BBC1s 2002 flop The Chair

Great to see that Rinder is holding...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2015, 21:25
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Views: 710,909
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I have always loved Silent Witness since it...

I have always loved Silent Witness since it started in 1996

I,m absolutely shocked and amazed that in a world where many dramas of this type don't have staying power except maybe Dixon Of Dock...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-01-2015, 18:48
Replies: 10,101
Views: 710,909
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this might be a bit of a long shot but does...

this might be a bit of a long shot but does anyone know the closest EVER margin by which any show has won its slot what year it was and how much it beat the rival shows by
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-01-2015, 16:43
Replies: 59
Views: 3,978
Posted By retroguy
which shows should NEVER be revived

Been watching 3-2-1 with Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin on Challenge and I must say as a 26/27 year old gameshow fan who's watched them most of his life I think 321 is a classic example of a show being...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-01-2015, 13:37
Replies: 10,101
Views: 710,909
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Big ouch for Stars In Their Eyes losing over a...

Big ouch for Stars In Their Eyes losing over a million I can hardly say I,m surprised

However when an old show Is revived with a modern twist wouldn't broadcasters come under fire if they'd left...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-01-2015, 18:45
Replies: 10,101
Views: 710,909
Posted By retroguy
So Wonder Of Britain binned from ITV prime time...

So Wonder Of Britain binned from ITV prime time that must be the first time they have binned a show like that in at least five years

When exactly was the last time ITV did that to one of their...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-12-2014, 19:14
Replies: 19,783
Views: 1,074,453
Posted By retroguy
Any predictions as to how Stars In Their Eyes...

Any predictions as to how Stars In Their Eyes will rate when it returns to ITV next month after a nine year absence

Will be interesting to see how Harry Hill does as its new presenter

But given how...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-10-2014, 15:59
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By retroguy
Best new programmes of 2014

So as we approach the finish line of another year what do uou think have been the best new British programmes of 2014

For me it's

Brds Of A Feather well I say new but Marks And Gran have updated...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-10-2014, 14:58
Replies: 13,399
Views: 685,219
Posted By retroguy
Turning to the subject of the U.S. late night...

Turning to the subject of the U.S. late night talk show shake up

It,s of no great surprise to me that Jimmy Fallon is absolutely storming it ratings wise eight months into his Tonight Show run he,s...
Forum: Showbiz 22-08-2014, 20:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By retroguy
I found mr Proops exactly as you describe him no...

I found mr Proops exactly as you describe him no egos airs or graces from any of them
Forum: Showbiz 22-08-2014, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
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Have you ever met any of your heroes

A few weeks ago I was up at the Edinburgh Fringe watching the live stage version of Whose Line Is it Anyway a show of which I was a massive fan in my youth

Although for legal reasons it had to be...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 13:50
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By retroguy
Why do they never bring back the original hosts when old shows are revived

At least those who are not suffering from ill health are dead or awaiting trial

Is it a sign of how time has changed

Do they really want younger people watching

Or is telly simply ageist...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-06-2014, 19:17
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By retroguy
Theme tunes that appear to be inspired by other music

I,ve been watching the first series of 15 To 1 on Challenge

Is it just me or does the 15 to 1 theme tune sound like it,s been inspired by either Jean Michelle Jarre or Paul Hardcasttle

The theme...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-06-2014, 14:35
Replies: 57
Views: 7,626
Posted By retroguy
What are your studio audience experiences

Good bad or indifferent
I went off to see Perfection at BBC Scotland on Wednesday fulfilling a life long dream to see a quiz show

And it exceeded all my expectations this being my first time ever...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2014, 17:11
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By retroguy
What do you think are The most unique and innovative programmes on TV

What shows past or present were or are unique or innovative in one way or another like doing something that no one ever did before
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2014, 16:44
Replies: 8,653
Views: 516,701
Posted By retroguy
Just out of curiosity what would the UK channels...

Just out of curiosity what would the UK channels consider to be good ratings at the various points of the day

In the old days if you rated 8 million or below in prime time you were a goner but now...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2014, 16:26
Replies: 43
Views: 1,991
Posted By retroguy
Which shows would it actually be worth bringing back

Some comebacks work some don,t

But which shows do you think it would actually be worth bringing back providing they do it right

I think Whose Line is It Anyway might be worth a shot at bringing...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2014, 15:55
Replies: 8,653
Views: 516,701
Posted By retroguy
Any word on when Channel 4's 15 to 1 reboot will...

Any word on when Channel 4's 15 to 1 reboot will air

Any guesses as to how it will rate

I reckon if they keep the 20 part Daily run well away from the likes of Tipping Point The Chase and Pointless...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-01-2014, 13:12
Replies: 8,653
Views: 516,701
Posted By retroguy
Just a few weeks to go until Jay Leno leaves The...

Just a few weeks to go until Jay Leno leaves The Tonight Show for the second and most likely final time

Who do you think will regularly win the American late night chat show ratings racer once...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-10-2013, 13:12
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By retroguy
Types of show that seem to go in and out of fashion

Game shows seem to go out of fashion with telly execs only to enjoy a revival every few years

Can you think of any other genres that fall in and out of favour with the powers that be
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-10-2013, 13:30
Replies: 6,953
Views: 430,802
Posted By retroguy
Would there be anything stopping ITV asking...

Would there be anything stopping ITV asking independent production companies to pitch ideas for the breakfast slot

Surely Daybreak can,t carry on in it,s present form after taking an absolute...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-09-2013, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By retroguy
Traditional linear television -is the end near

Do you think the next few decades may see the end of TV as we know it

What big changes may we see in programme styles

What does the future hold for traditional linear TV
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-09-2013, 17:36
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By retroguy
What are the best new shows of 2013 in your opinion

For me there is one clear choice and that is Wentworth Prison

They've brilliantly brought Prisoner Cell Block H bang up to date

Wentworth in my opinion is even better than and in some ways...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-09-2013, 17:19
Replies: 5,846
Views: 421,310
Posted By retroguy
I Thoroughly enjoyed the revamped Catchphrase and...

I Thoroughly enjoyed the revamped Catchphrase and Off Their Rockers earlier this year

Series 2 of Catchphrase begins filming this month so should we assume that Both shows will be back in April...
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