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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Take Off With Bradley and Holly

You have to admire Bradley Walsh. The guy manages to do several series including Doctor Who, the show with his son and 'The Chase' AND have time for something like this. Yet he oddly doesn't seem overexposed.

I know Bradley does Doctor Who, but Bradley and Holly as presenters are very much ITV talent. Would this cross-channel work have happened even a few years ago?
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Top Gear


The 2002 Top Gear is a completely different show to its predecessor which was a straight forward review show. So it’s somewhat correct.

Same name, same theme tune, same brand (the non Top Gear brand extensions continued), same production company... it's a continuation of the same programme just with a different format.


Oddly if you watch the first series of the rebooted Top Gear, other than the fact it had studio segments and the star in a reasonably priced car, it was closer to the original format compared to what it became. The first report they did was a long segment about how reasonably priced A converted Citroen van was. That's why i've always considered it the same show from 1978.
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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Live Inside No. 9 breakdown


And most famously, Jasper Carrott:
https://youtu.be/cReFpHPWYJ0


While the comments on that YouTube clip say that people actually remember watching this and it was real, i'm in awe of the fact that there's next to no delay between what we're seeing of Jasper and the picture of him on the TV. Think of what the delay would be these days! Wonder if that particular channel was tuned into the OB unit rather than being an actual TV channel? Then again, seeing as though they used to use clocks on analogue TV, i can imagine there being next to no delay back then..
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Blockbusters to be revived by Comedy Central



I don't know if you were being serious or not, but i think Ashens would be great for something like this, in the same way Richard Ayoade worked for Crystal Maze . When Simon Mayo was announced as the previous Blockbusters host, i half expected him to be the kind of personality he is on the Kermode and Mayo show on 5 Live. Sort of half-mocking, half-don't give a crap. Ashens speciality.
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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Doctor Who (2018 onwards)

I noticed this on the Netflix Marvel shows as well. Writer and Director credited after the titles. I presume it's to do with Netflix's skip intro function. Director and writer want their name remembered.


One of the more frustrating things about Netflix for me if i'm honest. The fact that even Netflix shows put money into their title sequences and then prompt their users to skip them.

I really do like the new titles, i have to say. The music is nice and eerie too, which is more faithful to the original radiophonic version than some of the previous ones have been. I have to say though i'm disappointed we didn't get something that was closer to that small teaser clip of the TARDIS flying through those orange shapes. That was very original. Lovely though these new titles are, they're not very groundbreaking.
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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Technical Question about faint “ghost” audio..

Funnily enough i actually first noticed that kind of pre-echo on 'Garth Marengi's Darkplace' where you actually heard a few beats of the theme tune on the Channel 4 logo before the theme actually started. it was actually most likely done deliberately digitally to recreate the effect for people like us to notice Very Happy It was only after hearing it that i looked up the effect to see why it happened.
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

SM:TV and CD:UK turn 20...

I'm not sure the reason SM:TV Live and other shows on air today is quite why The Independent is suggesting, due to changes in the music industry. I could see one of today's bands appearing in just the same way a late 90s one did.


Agreed. If anything, shows like Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' and James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' are the natural successors to shows like SM:TV. Now famous Hollywood actors play the kind of silly games you used to see on Saturday morning kids TV, just late at night instead.
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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

"Hardest-working" presenters

Ben Shephard at one point did GMB four or five days a week, Goals on Sundays, Ninja Warrior UK and Tipping Point and he mentioned in an interview it took a huge toll on him that he decided to cut back on GMB.

I guess because presenters are freelance, they have to take as much work as they can.


You can really tell in some episodes of Tipping Point that he's very tired.
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Late late show in London

Even when Craig Ferguson used to joke when he hosted the show that the budget was very small, it is huge compared to how much ITV would be willing to spend.


I'd love to see where that money went. It certainly didn't go on-screen Very Happy I went to see the show at CBS Television City once, and the place was horribly run down, with bits of the set borrowed from other big productions. I'm guessing it has had a refurbishment for James Corden though.
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Saturday Night Takeaway 2018

Quote:
"Granada and ITV fully support Matthew Kelly during this difficult time.

"He has emphatically denied the allegation made against him and no charge has been brought.

"The Stars in their Eyes Celebrity Specials due in the studio this coming week will go ahead, but in the circumstances Davina McCall will act as guest presenter on Matthew's behalf.

"Matthew is grateful to her for agreeing to appear at such short notice."

Mr Kelly said: "I've huge respect for Davina and know she will do a terrific job caretaking the show."


I must admit i don't remember the details of the case, but was it absolutely that obvious that he was innocent? I cannot imagine ITV or any company being that supportive publicly these days. Even if their client was innocent.
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Doctor Who (2018 onwards)

I'm surprised at the reaction to the logo and video to be honest. Surprised in that it's mostly positive! Not because i don't like the logo and teaser clip, I think they're great. It's just very unusual to get universal praise when shows like Doctor Who make big changes like this.

I hate to use the term, but it certainly looks 'fresh'. Considering this will be the first new theme tune since 2005 not done by Murray Gold, i'm really intrigued to see how different that will be too.
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Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Longest serving Regional Presenting Duo

The co-presenter on that Patrick Muirhead clip is actually a politician in the local government here in Jersey nowadays. It's actually a bit of a sore spot with some critics of local media that we actually have at least 4 high ranking politicians in the States of Jersey government that used to be presenters on local TV or radio. Russell Labey of Spotlight fame being one of them. So the relationship between Media and government in the Channel Islands is perhaps a bit too cosy.
Mr-Stabby2,748 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London

Charlie Brooker's *Insert Year Here* Wipe

To be honest, I think he would have an uphill struggle trying to make something funny this year, considering most of what has happened in the news has been horrific and hard to make light of. Terrorist attacks, sexual assault allegations, everything Trump has ever done. Even last year, his main shtick for the whole thing was that he was completely depressed at the whole year. It would seem somehow inappropriate to stick Barry S**tpeas straight after a clip of Terrorist attacks.