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Old 09-01-2013, 21:58
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After watching Neil Oliver of the lovely locks (archaeologist, presenter and journalist) for quite some time have suddenly taken more notice of HIM than his hunters and gatherers, neolithic farmers etc I think he's sexy - and also a bit comical: the way he projects his wild Scots persona and manliness trudging over the hills - I could imagine Dawn French taking him off....

Not sure if this should be under General Discussion
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:59
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After watching Neil Oliver of the lovely locks (archaeologist, presenter and journalist) for quite some time have suddenly taken more notice of HIM than his hunters and gatherers, neolithic farmers etc I think he's sexy - and also a bit comical: the way he projects his wild Scots persona and manliness trudging over the hills - I could imagine Dawn French taking him off....
My theory is, he is really from Croydon and went to RADA to learn that accent...
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:15
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My theory is, he is really from Croydon and went to RADA to learn that accent...
Ha! But no - that would mean he would be.......sshhh English Horror of horrors a Sassanack!!
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:17
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He is a bit of a poseur IMO.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:20
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He is a bit of a poseur IMO.
I wonder if he has his hair insured?
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:23
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I wonder if he has his hair insured?
LOL
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:26
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I wonder if he has his hair insured?
Probably, he checks it often enough
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:27
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My theory is, he is really from Croydon and went to RADA to learn that accent...
I heard he went to the same drama academy as Gine DiCampo did when he wanted to ditch his Sheffield accent and start with the Italian.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:41
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Can't stand him.

Does remind me of Desmond from Lost though.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:48
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Burnistoun have done a few sketches that might just be based on Neil.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAr8F...e_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCEva...e_gdata_player
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:58
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I heard he went to the same drama academy as Gine DiCampo did when he wanted to ditch his Sheffield accent and start with the Italian.
Ah that's the place where Liam Gallagher lost his Old Etonian vowel sounds.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:59
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I like the ramblers in the background - am one
It's a bit Monty Pythonish too
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:03
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Aye, funny show...quite surreal in places. Series 1, 2 and 3 are on youtube.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:46
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I must admit I find him quite annoying. The hair is not necessary.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:51
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He is a bit of a poseur IMO.
Absolutely!
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:45
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http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...psb9f3fc67.png

Well there's a fine Scotsman then

I suppose he IS a bit of a poseur little sweety - wonder what shampoo he uses? Still if it gets people interested in ancient history.......

Sorry - has been a bit of a boring afternoon.

I think the article below is a mickey take or perhaps not

:http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2010/01/1...illion-pounds/
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:56
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He's annoying, and part of me always suspects he hates anyone English but he is still easier on the eye than the otherwise ubiquitous Tony Robinson. And also better qualified to pontificate on things historical, I suspect.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:28
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I like the ramblers in the background - am one
It's a bit Monty Pythonish too
Ah I've been living down south too long; I'd never even heard of Burnistoun till now!

I like Neil Oliver (though not in a fanciable way) and was delighted to see him captaining the team of my alma mater, Glasgow University, on celebrity University Challenge. I never knew he was a fellow graduate.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:53
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I often sit behind him on the train, I like to sniff him. He smells like the Molton Brown shop.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:58
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I often sit behind him on the train, I like to sniff him. He smells like the Molton Brown shop.
Lucky you!

I love Moulton Brown stuff and would love to smell Neil's hair!
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:20
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[quote=Aarghawasp!;63470704]Burnistoun have done a few sketches that might just be based on Neil.


Lol first person I thought of when I saw it! I like Neil Oliver programmes he makes history interesting Sexy no!
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:39
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I often sit behind him on the train, I like to sniff him. He smells like the Molton Brown shop.
Oh, which train.?..where?, when.?..I think he's gorgeous. Yes, a bit hair obsessed, but with that hair..who can blame him
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Old 11-01-2013, 00:31
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I think he is great - and sexy for sure. He is a very contented man, loves his wife, children and the lifestyle he has - researching, writing, presenting.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:04
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He comes up here a lot to record for tv. He point blank refuses to tie his hair back though! He is his hair apparently I can't say I pure hate the bloke, I just don't like him that much One show did bring a lot of tourism here though, so I have to give him points for that. I went to the same primary school as him (what a vague claim to fame that is )
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:19
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My mum says he's sexy. I'm more of an Alice Roberts fan myself though lol.
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