Donna's INTERESTING THINGS ON BBC4 topic

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  1. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Well it saves on server space rather than me starting lots of topics that no one replies to

    And anyway I like talking to myself, it's one of the benefits of SENILE DEMENTIA

    ANY ROAD tonight we bring you

    Word Up! - Black American Pop at the BBC
    A compilation of BBC performances by African-American artists of the 1980s :black:

    LARRY BLACKMON'S CODPIECE had better be PRESENT AND CORRECT :disco:

    followed by

    Janet Jackson - Taking Control :gross:
    The life and career of the pop star, from her first taste of fame on US sitcom Diff'rent Strokes to a recording career that has seen her sell more than 65 million albums worldwide. Janet discusses the difficulties she has faced in controlling her creative and personal life, including her troubled relationship with father Joe and her collaborations with influential R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Featuring contributions by Jackie Jackson, Deborah Meaden and Don Estelle

    I may watch that just to ANNOY MYSELF
     
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  2. funky

    funky FIRE AND BLOOD

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    I am going to LIVE for this thread even though I NEVER watch BBC4 :disco:

    could this serve as a reminder for the Prince special next week? As fellow OLD PERSON I'm known to get QUITE FORGETFUL
     
  3. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    I do LOVE BBC4, but there is some RIGHT SHIT on it. Such as THIS.

    I'm more "Secret Life of the Electricity Grid" kind of BBC4 GEEK.
     
  4. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    I LOVE BBC4. The recent news that it's due to bear the brunt of BBC budget cutbacks fills me with sadness and rage.
     
  5. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Oh I've not indulged in The Electricity Grid Show, to me that's on a par with THE STORY OF POTTERY which always seems to be on :sleep:
     
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  6. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    There is NOTHING CONFIRMED on that front though is there?
     
  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    There is a fair bit of SHITE on BBC4, but it's all quite NICHE. I can imagine lots of their programmes get low viewing figures, but that the audiences who watch them LIVE for it. Rather that than the SHITE peddled by ITV most of the time which arouses semi interest in a few million.

    I find it very comforting that BBC4 exists.
     
  8. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    Oh DOESN'T IT?

    Some of the stuff, I'd rather pretend to be PIG IGNORANT ABOUT than have to PRETEND to give a SHIT about the BLUES or OPERA.
     
  9. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    I don't suppose anyone saw the dark Icelandic sitcom "The Night Shift" a few months ago

    It was great :(
     
  10. funky

    funky FIRE AND BLOOD

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    But isn't this supposed to be what the BBC is all about? Quality over a desperate reach for viewing figures?

    Yet it seems that whenever you read about who/what they're scheduling or axing or renewing or cutting, it's all in the name of ratings.

    Surely BBC4 is relatively CHEAP to maintain.
     
  11. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It's absolutely what the BBC SHOULD be doing. And it's what BBC2 always USED to do rather well, I think. Up until the early 90s or so, anyway.
     
  12. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    I very much enjoyed "Andy Hamilton's Search For Satan" a few weeks back. He basically traced the popular image of Satan back through history and explained Satan's role in the Bible, etc. It was really interesting.
     
  13. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    I've been against BBC4 since they got my hopes up by showing the first episode of Adrian Mole (The Cappuccino Years), only to forget to follow up on it.
     
  14. Win_the_game

    Win_the_game Heroine

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    This is true. I love the foreign crime dramas BBC4 broadcast. The Scandinavian ones tend to be so much better than our own.
     
  15. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    What is the PURPOSE of BBC2 these days, with BBC4 in existence?
     
  16. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    I love BBC4 SO MUCH.

    The BBC cuts are going to make me sad. I think i'd rather lose 20% of my own family (as long as my mother and Aunty Cher are RINGFENCED and SAFE).
     
  17. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    PETER POWELL introduces ODYSSEY

    Oh I'm ZIPPING UP MY BOOTS and GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS here
     
  18. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    OMG GRACE JONES NOW

    It's an ART HAPPENING, she's wearing a NICE WOOLY RIGHT OVER HER HEAD :D
     
  19. PercyPig

    PercyPig The Last of Us

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    Viewing figures aren't that bad at all. Top 10 w/e 6th November

    000's
    1 ONLY CONNECT (MON 2031) 695
    2 THE SLAP (THU 2201) 550
    3 BLACKPOOL ON FILM (TUE 2030) 505
    4 SYMPHONY (THU 2101) 401
    5 ANDY HAMILTON'S SEARCH FOR SATAN (MON 2101) 389
    6 SEVEN AGES OF ROCK (FRI 2156) 383
    7 TALES FROM THE NATIONAL PARKS (SUN 2102) 369
    8 TIMESHIFT: ANTARCTICA: OF MICE AND MEN (THU 2001) 358
    9 BRITAIN'S BEST DRIVES (TUE 2000) 353
    10 THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET (TUE 2101) 345
     
  20. PercyPig

    PercyPig The Last of Us

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    I do love the transport shows on BBC4. Especially the ones about motorways, airports and trains :disco:
     
  21. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Only Connect justifies the licence fees alone for me.
     
  22. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    CODPIECE ALERT! :D
     
  23. Johnkm

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    Oh it's pleasing to see Only Connect gets such good figures, Victoria Coren is marvellous :disco:
     
  24. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    This guy on now defines the term CHUBBY FUNSTER
     
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  25. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    It's hard to imagine now how exciting HOUSE MUSIC was in 1987

    Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-HOUSE NATION
     
  26. Halli

    Halli FEAR the RETURN

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    Did anyone catch the Janice documentary?

    It was interesting as it did explore at the end how everything basically went TITS UP after 'All For You'

    I think Jam OR Lewis even said that things started to go wrong when she came into the studio and basically said 'You write for me, I don't want to write'

    They only mentioned Damita Jo flopping..hasn't she had another two studio albums since then?
     
  27. Spuggie

    Spuggie Ripped to shreds

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    One of my very best, oldest friends is partly responsible for 'Tales From the National Parks'. Her and her producer are currently observing some kind of mental health institution for under-16s who self harm. It sounds FASCINATING. Genuinely. No sarcasm intended.
     
  28. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    I did watch it, didn't they blame NIPPLEGATE for her IMPLOSION mostly? I wasn't watching that carefully as by God she bores me
     
  29. Halli

    Halli FEAR the RETURN

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    Yes they said her career has never quite recovered since that

    Nothing to do with the decline in her music, then.
     
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  30. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Well let's face it 'All For You' really wasn't ANY GOOD apart from the CHANGE sample and they said that was #1 for 24 weeks in America or something

    I was vexed when they kept going on about how successful RHYTHM NATION was singles-wise...7 top 5s, 5 No. 1s

    Not here it wasn't, none of them even got anywhere near the TOP TEN and RIGHTLY SO
     
  31. Halli

    Halli FEAR the RETURN

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    Yes they only mentioned American success - apart from talking about 'Together Again' being her 'Biggest international hit'

    'All for You' was her just trying to get the biggest hit possible wasn't it, at it worked. She was everywhere at the time.
     
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  32. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Rhythm Nation singles :disco:
     
  33. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    What all 94 of them?
     
  34. lolly

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    Don't be SILLY

    I mean she only just scraped into double figures, didn't she?
     
  35. Tal

    Tal Morrissssssssssey

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    Anyone else watching the World Cinema Awards that is on now? This is worth the license fee alone!

    Well, not really, but better this than another series of Don't Tell The Bride.
     
  36. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Tonight I'm SLUMMING IT and watching CHANNEL 4

    This thing about NOTORIOUS HOMOSEXUAL and GENIUS Alan Turing has ED STOPPARD playing him, about whom I was AGOG to discover:

    Stoppard was born in London, United Kingdom, the son of playwright Tom Stoppard and physician/author Miriam Stoppard (née Stern), through whom he is related to former MP Oona King. :disco:
     
  37. Alex

    Alex Is this a triangle?

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    Oh that Turing thing was rather good!
    I must say I really didn't know much about his life apart from the enigma stuff and the end :(
     
  38. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Mutual masturbation, oral sex, soixante-neuf and intergenital friction
     
  39. Alex

    Alex Is this a triangle?

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    :D
    Oh he needs to be a Moopy QOL for November
     
  40. Shirley

    Shirley DEATH METAL KARAOKE

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    Tonight it's IAN HISLOP INVESTIGATES VICTORIAN PHILANTHROPY on BBC2 vs THE JOHN STEINBECK STORY on BBC4

    Oh CULTURAL DECISIONS
     

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