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Old 24-11-2012, 19:14
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Killing of Victor Meldrew was a horrendous thing to do. If the sotcom had a few years to "rest" the possibilities for a 2012 Christmas special would have been endless.

With Tories back in power, heating bills, kids with even less respect, customer service worse than ever, and new technology such as Nintendo Wii.

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Old 24-11-2012, 19:16
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the decision to broadcast garbage such as

cash in the attic
me and mrs jones
the lenny henry show
monroe

were appalling ones
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:24
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Killing of Victor Meldrew was a horrendous thing to do. If the sotcom had a few years to "rest" the possibilities for a 2012 Christmas special would have been endless.

With Tories back in power, heating bills, kids with even less respect, customer service worse than ever, and new technology such as Nintendo Wii.

I've rewatched the series a few times, I never watch the last episode, apart from it being sad and a shame, I think it's an awful episode.

Other big mistakes creating ITV and BBC channels when the very little decent content could fill the original channels. The decent stuff that used to be on BBC2 is on once in a blue moon on BBC4 and the few decent comedies on BBC3 should be on BBC1 or 2, the rest is surplus inane filler. ITV2 has no redeeming features. ITV3 and 4 are Gold channels and may as well be repeated on ITV1 in place of the endless repeats of Midsomer and Rosemary and Thyme.
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:29
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Killing of Victor Meldrew was a horrendous thing to do. If the sotcom had a few years to "rest" the possibilities for a 2012 Christmas special would have been endless.

With Tories back in power, heating bills, kids with even less respect, customer service worse than ever, and new technology such as Nintendo Wii.

the Wii came out in 2006!
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:33
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Showing episodes of Dollhouse in the wrong order, thus alienating confused fans
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:35
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Showing Auntie having sex on the kitchen table - Doc Martin.
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:36
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Stopping the first series of Dexter mid series on ITV Wales in favour Welsh arts crap.
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:43
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Scrapping Survivors without a satisfactory ending and over 4 million people were still enjoying the series.
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:44
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That Newsnight business
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:46
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Commissioning Bonekickers

casting McCoy as Dr Who

Taking no interest in cricket coverage &then crying foul when it moved to Sky after the Ashes triumph
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:51
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The BBC giving Jimmy Savile his own kids tv series.
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Old 24-11-2012, 19:54
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With hindsight, Jimmy Savile introducing numerous TOTPs from the seventies featuring Gary Glitter and Jonathan King.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:10
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Killing of Victor Meldrew was a horrendous thing to do. If the sotcom had a few years to "rest" the possibilities for a 2012 Christmas special would have been endless.

With Tories back in power, heating bills, kids with even less respect, customer service worse than ever, and new technology such as Nintendo Wii.

I'd say that's far from a mistake then - loved One Foot in the Grave but it's better left in the past as one of the biggest mistakes in TV history was reviving Only Fools and Horses after it's perfect ending in 1996. The Royal Family returns have been rather hit and miss too.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:13
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When Alan Partridge accidentally shot and killed Forbes McAllister live on air.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:19
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Axing Deadwood
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:21
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Kids TV altogether.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:30
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With hindsight, Jimmy Savile introducing numerous TOTPs from the seventies featuring Gary Glitter and Jonathan King.
Errrm.........so did Tony Blackburn, David Hamilton, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett, Ed Stewart, David Hamilton, Dave Lee Travis, Simon Dee, Mike Read, Noel Edmonds, John Peel.....with apologies to the many more I must have missed.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:31
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Louis Walsh.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:39
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Switching it on!
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:56
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When Alan Partridge accidentally shot and killed Forbes McAllister live on air.
On that bombshell...I'm off.
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:57
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John Logie Baird has a lot to answer for
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Old 24-11-2012, 21:08
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Killing of Victor Meldrew was a horrendous thing to do. If the sotcom had a few years to "rest" the possibilities for a 2012 Christmas special would have been endless.

With Tories back in power, heating bills, kids with even less respect, customer service worse than ever, and new technology such as Nintendo Wii.

One Foot in the Grave was, in my opinion, funny as hell! It's well known that some series creators make terrible mistakes. I've got this whole series and Christmas specials on DVD in a box set.
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Old 24-11-2012, 21:25
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I'd say that's far from a mistake then - loved One Foot in the Grave but it's better left in the past as one of the biggest mistakes in TV history was reviving Only Fools and Horses after it's perfect ending in 1996. The Royal Family returns have been rather hit and miss too.
I actually agree with you there. Sometimes it's just best to let things end.

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Old 24-11-2012, 21:26
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When 'Who Wants To Be A millionaire' was a hit, so ITV started carpet bombing their schedule with it, at the expense of other show,s which were shunted around.

Changing The Bill from an excellent, police procedural show, to a ridiculous overblown drama, where every week seemed to feature either a copper being attacked by a nutter, or a copper being a nutter.
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Old 24-11-2012, 21:29
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Not really a big mistake but channel five showing the last ever season of csi miami, knowing that there wont be any more but still not giving it a regular time slot. Each week the start time seems to change. It wouldnt have been impossible to keep it on at the same time to avoid people missing it.

It wasnt even minor changes, i think it varied from starting at 9pm to anywhere up to 10:35pm.
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