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Old 14-10-2012, 18:02
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A rare outing for this show on the BBC although always repeated on Gold Episode 1 tonight so I assume it will be one a week.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:18
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They have shown Fawlty Towers a lot on Gold... still, it makes a change from OFAH. That is on every 3 minutes.
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Old 14-10-2012, 19:52
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It may have been 37 years old but tonight's episode still made me laugh out aloud!
Brilliant stuff!
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Old 14-10-2012, 19:54
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Fawlty Towers is a great example of life in the seventies and how great society has changed since then.
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Old 14-10-2012, 19:57
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Did they bleep out the word 'bastard' that Basil says in this episode?
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:02
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Did they bleep out the word 'bastard' that Basil says in this episode?
No.
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:27
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It hasn't dated at all. Still very funny.
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:44
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It hasn't dated at all. Still very funny.
Born on the same day as me and I haven't dated and am still funny too
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:53
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Great it's getting a repeat although I have the DVD's of both series.
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Old 14-10-2012, 21:44
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I think the whole lot are on Netflix UK as well. Good to see it getting a repeat run on BBC TV though.
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:03
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Felt like I was back at my nana's in the 90's, digging out the VHS volumes of Fawlty and spending my Sunday nights laughing my head off.
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:04
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Any reason why it's getting a repeat on terrestrial at this point in time?

I'm sure we could think of lots of series that deserve a terrestrial repeat, in fact any repeat at all!

By the way, a early 70's series 'Clochmerle' got a repeat back in the 90's.

I'd never heard of it before then.

Was there any reason that got repeated at that point?
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Old 15-10-2012, 00:11
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Very, very funny. Great to see it again.
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Old 15-10-2012, 00:19
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I've got the whole two series on DVD and think it's worth every penny.
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Old 15-10-2012, 10:46
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Any reason why it's getting a repeat on terrestrial at this point in time?

I'm sure we could think of lots of series that deserve a terrestrial repeat, in fact any repeat at all!

By the way, a early 70's series 'Clochmerle' got a repeat back in the 90's.

I'd never heard of it before then.

Was there any reason that got repeated at that point?
I thought I was the only one to remember Clochmerle! I'd love to see it again! I remember laughing a lot, but I think it was in the 80s rather than the 90s. It seems like an awfully long time ago, and I was pretty young at the time.
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Old 15-10-2012, 12:29
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It's brilliant comedy at it's very best.

The fact that even though we all know what's going to happen next doesnt stop us from creasing up laughing at some of the lines.

My particular favourite last night was "That's Brahms - Brahms' 3rd racket!"
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:31
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The Builders abotu to air NOW.
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:41
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already got them on dvd so i have no reason to watch it
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:46
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You can never beat Fawlty Towers. Genius.
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:47
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already got them on dvd so i have no reason to watch it
So have I, but I'm watching it on BBC2 now. Can't beat it.

Didn't Mr O'Reilly die not long ago?

'If the Good Lord...'
'..is mentioned once more I shall move you closer to him!'
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:03
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he did David Kelly, who was only in his mid 40s at the time but always seemed to be about 60something.
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:05
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Not forgetting his role in 'Robin's Nest'.
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:21
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and charlie and the chocolate factory
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:24
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Old 21-10-2012, 20:09
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Funny that just the other day, I thought of the "my fault" bit, when I had a row with my sister, to whom I was pointing out that various things she had done had made my life difficult - yes, it was apparently all my own doing!

I suspect the Thought Police would be round these days about portraying Irish as bad builders and Stubbs would probably be Polish.
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