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Juicy Joe1,268 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today


Will there be a Mumsie??? Noone has asked that yet??? !

Err. Did you not watch the special last year, and spot the character played by Maureen Lipman, then?

Maybe the reason why no-one has asked about Mumsie, was the new incarnation was right in front of the viewers..


Yes, course I watched the special!!! Yes there was a new Mumsie - Stephen Merchant did state that she wasn't really his Mum - just some woman they'd found routing around the bins outside. In which case, she could play Mumsie in the new series with Richard Ayoyade, as there is no connection. I hope she does return, or whether they will bring in a new character for Ayoyade to jest with? She would be a perfect nod to the past!!
james-20011,646 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
And not in that stupid filmic effect, just a normal filmed programme as the one-off edition was!!!


I doubt they'll put a film effect on it... but then with the ridiculous TV producers' obsession with it at the moment, to the point where they're even sticking it on the Antiques Roadshow (probably one of the last shows it should be on), I admit I wouldn't put it past them.
Jon6,441 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today


Will there be a Mumsie??? Noone has asked that yet??? !

Err. Did you not watch the special last year, and spot the character played by Maureen Lipman, then?

Maybe the reason why no-one has asked about Mumsie, was the new incarnation was right in front of the viewers..


Yes, course I watched the special!!! Yes there was a new Mumsie - Stephen Merchant did state that she wasn't really his Mum - just some woman they'd found routing around the bins outside. In which case, she could play Mumsie in the new series with Richard Ayoyade, as there is no connection. I hope she does return, or whether they will bring in a new character for Ayoyade to jest with? She would be a perfect nod to the past!!

Perhaps a goth who's locked up in the medieval zone?

I'm not sure about a filmic effect but the sets and videography should be cinematic to bring it up to date the bits I've seen of Fort Boyard France recently seem to have achieved this quite well.
Jon6,441 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today


Will there be a Mumsie??? Noone has asked that yet??? !

Err. Did you not watch the special last year, and spot the character played by Maureen Lipman, then?

Maybe the reason why no-one has asked about Mumsie, was the new incarnation was right in front of the viewers..


Yes, course I watched the special!!! Yes there was a new Mumsie - Stephen Merchant did state that she wasn't really his Mum - just some woman they'd found routing around the bins outside.

It would matter if he hadn't made that quip. Lipman could return to the role and everyone will have forgotten the pilot by the end of the first episode and not give a toss if they hadn't. They may decide to cast a black actress given that Richard is mixed race. Or they may create a new character, I personally hope they'll play around with more than one different character maybe one in each zone. With only one or two appearing per episode.
Last edited by Jon on 18 January 2017 9:30pm
Juicy Joe1,268 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I hope they use the old original theme tune, I wasn't keen on the new remixed version, it was alright but I didn't think as an orchestra, futuristic enough for the new series!!!


As much as I agree with you, there seems little chance of them going back to the old theme. Change for change's sake. Some shiny-arse junior executive saying "this is better, because it's different." Plus they're using it on the social media application campaign, so...


On YouTube, there is a video or 2 of the new and old themes remixed together that I feel sound very good!! I hope they use something like that.
Bail3,455 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
I hope they use the old original theme tune, I wasn't keen on the new remixed version, it was alright but I didn't think as an orchestra, futuristic enough for the new series!!!


As much as I agree with you, there seems little chance of them going back to the old theme. Change for change's sake. Some shiny-arse junior executive saying "this is better, because it's different." Plus they're using it on the social media application campaign, so...


On YouTube, there is a video or 2 of the new and old themes remixed together that I feel sound very good!! I hope they use something like that.

Argh! Link to it, I spent age trying to find it, it is really good

Bail.
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