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Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-09-2014, 00:15
Replies: 525
Views: 55,149
Posted By bargepole
He's got no justification for his arrogance, or...

He's got no justification for his arrogance, or to describe himself as 'The Cleverest Judge in the country'.

He was called to the bar in 2001, but after 13 years in practice, hasn't yet made Silk...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-09-2014, 16:39
Replies: 525
Views: 55,149
Posted By bargepole
I understand perfectly that it's a TV...

I understand perfectly that it's a TV entertainment show. Another poster asked what a real judge would make of it, and I was simply pointing out ways in which it differs from a real court.

No such...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-09-2014, 12:44
Replies: 525
Views: 55,149
Posted By bargepole
I've represented defendants in loads of small...

I've represented defendants in loads of small claims hearings in County Courts, and there are quite a few differences in a real court:

1. The Judge is addressed as Sir or Madam, never 'Judge'.
2....
Forum: The X Factor 30-10-2010, 10:01
Replies: 45
Views: 1,373
Posted By bargepole
The only way I would consider voting in this...

The only way I would consider voting in this money-making charade would be if there was an option of "none of the above".
Forum: Over the Rainbow 12-04-2010, 10:32
Replies: 65
Views: 6,671
Posted By bargepole
Thanks for that info, kates89, which was also...

Thanks for that info, kates89, which was also confirmed on the Betfair forum.

Unbelievably, I found a betting site which was still open for bets on "second elimination" right up to 8:15pm on Sunday,...
Forum: The X Factor 21-10-2009, 20:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By bargepole
Over Hyped, Talentless, and Instantly Forgettable

... which act am I talking about? All of them, judges included.

Let me explain: Every Saturday for the past few years, the present Mrs Bargepole has insisted that we watch SCD. But this year, due to...
Forum: Soaps 24-09-2009, 18:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By bargepole
EE: Researchers got it wrong again!

So, Peggy came up with some of the bail money, and borrowed the rest from Ronnie so she could get Sam out of the clink.

Only problem is, this is a breach of the Bail Act 1976, Section 9, subsections...
Forum: Soaps 08-09-2009, 01:08
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By bargepole
So, does this mean Ryan will come into some...

So, does this mean Ryan will come into some money? ;)
Forum: Big Brother 26-08-2009, 11:47
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By bargepole
The only surprising thing about this is that it...

The only surprising thing about this is that it has managed to stagger on for ten series.

The only people who watch this complete load of tosh are brain dead chavs with no lives of their own.

I saw...
Forum: The Apprentice 30-04-2009, 09:30
Replies: 29
Views: 3,922
Posted By bargepole
"There's a taxi driver outside, typing your...

"There's a taxi driver outside, typing your address into his satnav" was a great one, and even managed to shut Ben up for a few seconds.
Forum: Soaps 11-04-2009, 11:57
Replies: 124
Views: 7,511
Posted By bargepole
No change there, then.

No change there, then.
Forum: Soaps 08-04-2009, 01:06
Replies: 30
Views: 2,047
Posted By bargepole
EE: Court scenes were a joke

I've posted before about lazy scriptwriting and lack of research in EE, but Tuesday's so-called courtroom scenes really took the biscuit.

The events depicted on screen bore no relation whatsoever to...
Forum: Soaps 18-03-2009, 00:56
Replies: 22
Views: 3,201
Posted By bargepole
What??? You mean I've been looking at the screen...

What??? You mean I've been looking at the screen in the corner of my living room since 1985, thinking I had a private window into the lives of some East End people, and now you tell me its not...
Forum: Soaps 17-03-2009, 00:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,201
Posted By bargepole
No, it's a council election, but it makes no...

No, it's a council election, but it makes no difference, they're always on Thursdays, including by-elections.
Forum: Soaps 17-03-2009, 00:11
Replies: 22
Views: 3,201
Posted By bargepole
EE: more poorly researched scriptwriting

In tonight's episode, Peggy confirmed the wedding date as April 2nd, which is "4 days before the election", according to the Sikh candidate.

This would make election day Monday April 6th, which is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-01-2009, 10:58
Replies: 3,073
Views: 152,157
Posted By bargepole
Depends how many pints of John Smith's I'd had -...

Depends how many pints of John Smith's I'd had - I once woke up in the morning with a karaoke trophy by the side of the bed, and couldn't even remember singing in the pub the night...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-01-2009, 19:06
Replies: 3,073
Views: 152,157
Posted By bargepole
When TW announced he wasn't doing Eurovision any...

When TW announced he wasn't doing Eurovision any more, and the BBC promised to take it seriously in 2009, it might have raised some people's hopes that the UK would make a good showing.

But then...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 11-10-2008, 23:04
Replies: 394
Views: 88,596
Posted By bargepole
Last prices matched on Betfair before they closed...

Last prices matched on Betfair before they closed the market on 4th Elimination:

Rachel Stevens 95.0
Christine Bleakley 50.0
Lisa Snowdon 48.0
Cherie Lunghi 15.5
Heather Small 8.0
Jodie Kidd...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 04-10-2008, 23:31
Replies: 1,251
Views: 226,796
Posted By bargepole
Just rechecked, and there was a late surge for...

Just rechecked, and there was a late surge for Andrew, and Don's price drifted longer, so change that to Andrew and Gary bottom two.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 04-10-2008, 23:14
Replies: 1,251
Views: 226,796
Posted By bargepole
I don't think you understood the significance of...

I don't think you understood the significance of my previous post - once they go to 1.01, it's because somebody knows they're in the bottom two. Definitely Don or Gary to go, can't tell you which one...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 04-10-2008, 22:58
Replies: 1,251
Views: 226,796
Posted By bargepole
The trading activity on Betfair would definitely...

The trading activity on Betfair would definitely suggest it was Don and Gary in the bottom two.
Forum: Soaps 04-10-2008, 00:35
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By bargepole
EE Scriptwriters On Another Planet (again)

So, tonight's episode, someone who's never been seen in a bookmakers before, goes in and wants to put a 10,000 bet on some outsider in the next race.

The chances of that sort of bet being accepted...
Forum: Soaps 15-09-2008, 21:11
Replies: 141
Views: 11,302
Posted By bargepole
Anyone with something to celebrate: No, let's not...

Anyone with something to celebrate: No, let's not have our party at the Vic, Peggy's sausage rolls and sticks of cheese and pineapple are so 1970s, let's go somewhere decent up the West End.

Max's...
Forum: Soaps 25-07-2008, 13:10
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By bargepole
There's been a lot of nonsense in EE recently, as...

There's been a lot of nonsense in EE recently, as I've pointed out in other threads on here. Just a few glaring examples:

* The whole betting-shop scenario: getting staff to write out bets, issuing...
Forum: Soaps 24-07-2008, 21:43
Replies: 85
Views: 4,644
Posted By bargepole
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the...

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the Masoods didn't have all the ingredients, and hadn't even peeled an onion in the morning, yet managed to get a multi-dish banquet prepared and...
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