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Christmas TV

Some dreadful programmes on TV this Christmas but last night I recorded 'An audience with Ken Dodd' Just watched it and it is one of the funniest things I've seen for a long time.  We certainly don't get comedy like that now. It was made in 1994 but still so fresh Smiley
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I  had  recorded ,, the  100th  royal variety show,,  and  saw  it  late on  christmas  day,,
  was  fantastic..
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I gave up on xmas TV ages ago. It just seems useless these days. When I was a kid there used to be loads of christmas films on the TV and no matter how bad times were, the chrimbo TV was always something to look forward to. These days its total and utter cr@p.
I also drew another conclusion recently too. The Supermarkets and TV stations don't get along. Why?..
The supermarkets are trying to promote christmas from late September / early October and you'll see the christmas stuff in store appearing then too. The TV stations on the other hand are doing their damndest to pretend christmas doesn't exist by giving us as much non-christmas tv as possible - right up to the final few days before Dec 25th. This cycle repeats every year with the retailers trying to rinse christmas and the TV stations trying to ignore it. I'm sure the two industries must be trying to wind each other up lol.
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Some dreadful programmes on TV this Christmas

Completely agree, wasted the cost of a TV listing mag and hardly bothered with it. Even the scattered Morcombe & Wise programmes seemed a bit jaded this year with long diatribes from "guests" filling the time (and their pockets presumably) To me there seem to be far too many regular shows with a celebrity (Z list) title around this year. Bomb of the season "Celebrity Family Fortunes" a show I cannot abide at the best of times...awful.
At least the generally awful "Christmas Night with the Stars" was mercifully dropped this year.
We spent a lot of the TV time tucked up with my shiny new boxed sets of "the Good Life" and "Minder"...lovely.
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Speaking of Christmas programmes; in my early teens I recall a black and white short film based on the traditional song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" where a young woman was presented at her house on each day of the song by her "true love" with the contents of each verse, every complete verse so by the twelfth day her house and gardens were filled with hundreds of characters marching up and down or dancing, with a multitude of swans on her pond etc, etc.
At the time I thought it was extremely well done and hugely hilarious, whether I would find it as funny now is open to question.
Over the intervening fifty odd years I've tried several times to locate the film without success.
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It's possibly not this one but it's funny anyway Grin
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No its not artmo. The one I'm thinking of, if I recall had a Victorian setting.
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Found it I think after a long search of Google into the tenth page, somewhere I hardly ever venture!!
This is in colour, I remember it in  B&W and may have been post-coloured. It is in two parts and a bit incomplete although the general idea can be seen.
You should play them in the order here. It may jog a memory to some of the older members. Do I find it as funny 50 years later, I have to admit not really. 



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Even the scattered Morcombe & Wise programmes seemed a bit jaded this year

Petlew,
You need to be more factual and politically correct. Someone might report you for being wrong or OldJim might delete your post  Crazy It was in fact last year you were referring to (assuming of course you didn't mean today - NYD) Wink
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Just watched another great comedian from the past  'Frankie Howard: The Lost Tapes'. It used a lot of previously unseen recordings of this very funny man Smiley Smiley
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The snowman and the snow dog is the only thing we've watched on TV this Christmas (aside from SWMBO's one soap addiction), rest have been a family tradition of set of movies
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The snowman and the snow dog

DAK the name of snow dog? Someone tried to tell me it was "Fenton"
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can't see how anyone would know that, unless the author had announced it?
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Just watched another great comedian from the past  'Frankie Howard: The Lost Tapes'. It used a lot of previously unseen recordings of this very funny man Smiley Smiley

He had a very expressionative face that chap. As a kid I used to get him muddled up with Bernard Mathews from the boooootiful TV adverts lol.
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Someone tried to tell me it was "Fenton"

Maybe the author is a Trekkie. Or the dog likes chasing herds of deer.