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Matt7924

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1980 film Rubbish Tips with The Two Ronnies

I can imagine The Two Ronnies and Eric and Ernie appearing separately as I would never have expected both duos to appear together


Why not? People didn't expect Bugs Bunny to appear in the same cartoon/film as Mickey Mouse. But it happened. Once.

Here's a picture of Morecambe & Wise with Ronnie Barker:
https://www.windsorexpress.co.uk/gallery/maidenhead/103472/remember-when-ronnie-barker-and-morecambe-and-wise-bring-sunshine-to-maidenhead.html labelled as "for a BBC programme press conference [in 1976] in Maidenhead". I don't know what the programme was, unless it was one of those "announcing the new seasons of programmes on the BBC" sort of things.


Thanks for the link. I had read Ronnie Barker and Eric Morecambe were good friends. I watched The Two Ronnies in the late 80s, although it's the 22 years of The Two Ronnies compilations I remember better. Morecambe and Wise were before my time, I personally don't think they were as funny.

Whenever the BBC show Morecambe and Wise it's always the same old sketches like those with famous actors, Eric and Ernie in bed and Eric making fun of Des O'Connor. I looked on YouTube out of curiosity to see if there were any different Morecambe and Wise sketches and there was one where they were taking off Starsky and Hutch. It seems these compilation programmes don't represent all the types of sketches they did.

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Grange Hill in the 1990s

I’m binge watching this at the moment - on series 13.

This was common throughout the entire series. There were very few characters who had a proper ending - Tucker and Tommy were the only ones from the original gang, and we never found out what happened to other main characters like Duane Orpington, Roland Browning, Paul ‘Hollo’ Holloway and Luke ‘Gonch’ Gardener.


Roland did make it to the sixth form, though and when he was in the series there was only one year of sixth form. Gonch also made it to the end of the 5th year, but you are right about Hollo, he was the first main character to disappear without any explanation and he left after the 1987 series. 1988 was when Grange Hill started to change to some extent, a rearranged theme and new titles, but I think it was a mistake to scrap the famous theme completely like they did from the 1990 series. Also, it was from 1988 onwards when more characters left with no explanation.

I just think it was bad continuity not to mention Anna or Chris as they were main characters