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Old 30-10-2012, 08:02
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I've been waiting 30 years for this!

Blah blah missing scientist, blah blah leave it out blah blah ...

Three decades after the renowned Five Go Mad in Dorset, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Peter Richardson and Ade Edmondson return to celebrate 30 years of the series, with The Comic Strip Presents ‘Five Go To Rehab’, which premieres on 7th November on GOLD at 9pm.

The famous children’s characters have been brought back from the past to confront today’s modern world, but this time they must account for their outmoded racist and sexist views. But the quintet seem blissfully unrepentant as they gather for a reunion on Dick’s birthday in leafy Dorset – still a magical land of rolling hills, woods, ruined castles and dodgy villains in big black cars.

New trailer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GitIzA7mkwY

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Old 30-10-2012, 08:13
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Mainstream TV has become so safe and PC that even mockery of sexism/racism is seen as dangerous territory for them.

So off to GOLD it goes, or DAVE. Golly!
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Old 30-10-2012, 08:43
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Mainstream TV has become so safe and PC that even mockery of sexism/racism is seen as dangerous territory for them.

So off to GOLD it goes, or DAVE. Golly!
So true. I See what you did there

"I say Ju that man looks foreign".
"Yes, I expect his name's Gollywog yes or Tarzan ha ha ha ha ha".

"I think we'd better call the police just as soon as we get back to Kirrin cottage".
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Old 30-10-2012, 09:51
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I am looking forward to this. I hope it lives up to my expectations.
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Old 30-10-2012, 16:00
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Richardson has aged badly. The others look pretty good for their age.
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Old 30-10-2012, 16:55
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I don't have Gold Pee'd off !
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Old 30-10-2012, 18:24
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I don't have Gold Pee'd off !
I say, old bean, that's jolly bad luck! Do they have one of those online catch-up channel thingeys?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14
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It'll be on youtube before too long.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:23
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I say, old bean, that's jolly bad luck! Do they have one of those online catch-up channel thingeys?
By jingo's never thought of that I will take a peek when the time comes .. I think TJ-67 hit the nail on the head .. The spiffing inventing called Youtube will have it

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Old 03-11-2012, 16:44
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When I saw the first trailer I only spotted Edmonson, Richardson, Frech & Saunders.

I saw another trailer yesterday and was happy to see Mayall, Coltrane and Planer.
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:59
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'Lashings of ginger beer'

I love The Comic Strip, especially A Fistful of Traveller's Cheques,Gino and Mr Jolly

'Elephant and Castle, shove it up your arsehole!'
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:50
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Can't wait, there is also a documentary about it tonight
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:30
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The last few attempts at a new Comic Strip have been dire imo, so I hope they can get it right this time around.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:54
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I've been waiting 30 years for this!

The famous children’s characters have been brought back from the past to confront today’s modern world, but this time they must account for their outmoded racist and sexist views. But the quintet seem blissfully unrepentant as they gather for a reunion on Dick’s birthday in leafy Dorset – still a magical land of rolling hills, woods, ruined castles and dodgy villains in big black cars.

FAB
Apologies for being OT but..it's sad that the two isms above have entered our vocabulary and seem to have been spoon fed to the present youngish generation - yet are quite meaningless terms, usually meaning whatever any particular malcontent wished them to
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:02
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This was kind of funny 20 years ago. Not now.
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:52
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I liked the one with Rik Mayall.About the wild west.
Fistful Of Dollars?.He was sitting in a train snarling at a nun 'old woman!'.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:13
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I liked the one with Rik Mayall.About the wild west.
Fistful Of Dollars?.He was sitting in a train snarling at a nun 'old woman!'.
It's a Euro Rover, old man!
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:53
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Apologies for being OT but..it's sad that the two isms above have entered our vocabulary and seem to have been spoon fed to the present youngish generation - yet are quite meaningless terms, usually meaning whatever any particular malcontent wished them to
The vast majority of foreign characters in the Famous Five books were criminals, which at the very least is xenophobic
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Old 04-11-2012, 17:47
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The last few attempts at a new Comic Strip have been dire imo, so I hope they can get it right this time around.
I don't know. I thought Four Men in a Car was very good and funny.

The "gold" scene is a classic
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Old 04-11-2012, 20:38
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The vast majority of foreign characters in the Famous Five books were criminals, which at the very least is xenophobic
There were plenty of indigenous criminals / low life represented in the books - as well as members of the 'non-lawabiding community' who were also members of 'the travelling community'. Those in the 'surly cigarette smoking youth community' weren't ignored, as neither were members of the 'unwashed Gypsy with the surname Smith' community.

I recall nothing in the books to suggest that Ms Blyton was in any way biased or discriminatory against the depiction of the home grown criminal and under classes.

Some might see her as a bit of a visionary, given the propensity for the less than consistently legal propensities shown by those who prefer stealing from our ATM's to those at home in Romania, or those hard working mobile civil engineering entrepeneurs keen to offer to tamac your drive with 'leftovers from a nearby completed job for a bargain price.
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:06
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Is it on in HD at all? GOLD seems to be the only uktv hannel without a HD channel (i appreciate most of the content is not HD but some of the newer stuff is)
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:35
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Mainstream TV has become so safe and PC that even mockery of sexism/racism is seen as dangerous territory for them.

So off to GOLD it goes, or DAVE. Golly!
Nonsense. Have you seen Harry and Paul on BBC2?

GOLD is a pay channel. It needs original content to stimulate revenue.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:26
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The vast majority of foreign characters in the Famous Five books were criminals, which at the very least is xenophobic
They were different times with different values....Virginia Woolf (of the Bloomsbury Group) was racist but then so were many people in those days. Remember the B & B with the signs saying "no Irish, no blacks"?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:57
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:36
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I watch GOLD everyday and didn't know there was a new Comic Strip. You would they would have advertised it at some point on the channel!
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