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Old 18-01-2012, 13:02
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Series 2 of Shane has still never been shown afaik. It was shot but ITV dumped it when Frank refused to sign a new deal with them. I didn't mind series 1 but maybe this was a blessing...
I went to a recording of Shane series 2, so I must be one of a very few who actually saw an episode.

Actually, it think Paramount Comedy did broadcast series 2, but I may be wrong. It was definitely never on ITV.
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Old 18-01-2012, 13:04
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I love listening to the podcasts from his Absolute radio show. He is x100 funnier adlibbing than following a script on a tv show.
This is spot on, and why ‘Unplanned’ was probably the best thing he’s ever done on TV.
His Absolute Radio show/podcasts are excellent, but that’s because, as you say, he’s at his best when he’s just adlibbing, the more he’s required to stick to a format or script the less funny he is.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:39
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Not mad on the new format so far. Seems to be turning into just another comedy panel show and we have plenty of them already.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:39
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They have pissed about with the format, what was wrong with one guest and one presenter ?
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:40
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Tell you what winds me up about TV ... Fren Britton - stick her in there
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:42
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Frank Skinner has changed. It's as if his quirkiness has died! He seems very bland on TV these days.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:42
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Leave Sci-Fi alone!

Go Frank & Rob!
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:43
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I'm enjoying this but don't get why there needs to be more than one guest, is it a rights issue with the original format or something?
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:45
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There is,alas, a penchant for panels these days.
Hence, the alteration to the successful formula.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:47
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Yeah, I'm not sure about this. The point of Room 101 (which was orginally on radio) was to actually find out more about the person in a more humourous way, like an interview with a spin

I'm with Danny on the 'panal show' with D-list comedians though...
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:47
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Nice to see Danny Baker dress up for the show....
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:49
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Nice to see Danny Baker dress up for the show....
...on his way back from emptying the bins!

Robert Webb really has a bee in his bonnet about Jeremy Kyle. I thought the ranting made him look a bit foolish, even though JK did go into Room 101.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:51
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Guests used to only appear once on Room 101 (I believe).

Will this new format mean that we have another panel show that Sarah Millican can appear on every other week?
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:52
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Films & Television Section: I was hoping someone was going to put 'Changing a format that doesnt need changing' into room 101...

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Old 20-01-2012, 20:52
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...on his way back from emptying the bins.

Robert Webb really has a bee in his bonnet about Jeremy Kyle. I thought the ranting made him look a bit foolish, even though JK did go into Room 101.
I agree.
Robert Webb's faux outraged, high-pitched voice is more than a little irritating.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:53
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Nice to see Danny Baker dress up for the show....
lol

He's scruffier than me.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:53
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Guests used to only appear once on Room 101 (I believe).

Will this new format mean that we have another panel show that Sarah Millican can appear on every other week?

yeah John Bishop as well lol

I do like this new format as well it will depend of the three that are chosen for cross chat
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:55
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:55
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I think it's a very bad revamp of a programme and turned over after a few minutes.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:58
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I think it's a very bad revamp of a programme and turned over after a few minutes.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Is it because your fave comic wasn't on GP
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:58
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I liked the old format, but this new version is fine.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:58
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Tell you what winds me up about TV ... Fren Britton - stick her in there
Hear hear..she's irritating at best of times and just awful tonight! I actually don't mind the change of format but as with all these shows it depends on quality and rapport of the panel. Tonight's isn't exactly setting the heather alight

About a 4 out of 10.
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:59
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Who ever told Baddiel & Skinner they were funny?
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Old 20-01-2012, 21:01
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I might shoot Paul Merton a Tweet to console him...
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Old 20-01-2012, 21:01
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Who ever told Baddiel & Skinner they were funny?
Each other
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