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(July 2004)

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TE
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I'm surprised no-one started a Sport Relief topic (or have I just missed a current one?)

It was very interesting to see teams from the 4 main tv channels competing in events - BBC team inc. Andrew Marr, ITV team inc. Mark Austin and Katie Derham, C4 team including Richard Whitely and C5 team inc. Lara Lewington. It was all very interesting, with the BBC winning.
WI
Wicko
SPORTRELIEF.
Yes, wonderful cause and I contributed £25.00, but totally wrong slot. Saturday night TV is not the place for such shows. It belongs on a Friday night and not Saturday. The programme "Who Killed Saturday Night TV?" on channel four had some excellent past programmes that dominated TV schedules on Saturday nights. Viewers rarely stick to long formats on Saturdays (hence Bruce Forsyths Big Night) so to shove a six hour telethon down our throats was a terrible decision. I like varied and entertaining programmes on Saturdays, not over exposed and over rated sports TV presenters who frankly have been on all day due to Grandstand and the ITV sports shows then having to watch them again do sport themed things in the evening was too much.

Wednesday night on BBC1 is in dire need of reform. This would have worked well on Wednesday. There, ramble over. Fair play to Steve Redgrave for starting this thing though! As I've said, bloody good cause!
OH
ohwhatanight Founding member
What is the cause of Sport Relief?

Usually there is a clue in the title of such an event to suggest what the money is going towards but I cannot understand the purpose of this event?

Will someone please enlighten me!

I did catch some of the programme last night and it was VERY entertaining because usually these telethon-type programmes feature too many 'charity films' where you usually turn over to see what else was on but overall I think it was a success and it didnt sink later on as the night progressed. Also how much overrun occurred on the programme?

PS Should Eamonn Holmes take note of all the activities that were happenning around him? Wink
TE
TELEVISION
ohwhatanight posted:
What is the cause of Sport Relief?

Usually there is a clue in the title of such an event to suggest what the money is going towards but I cannot understand the purpose of this event?

Will someone please enlighten me!

I did catch some of the programme last night and it was VERY entertaining because usually these telethon-type programmes feature too many 'charity films' where you usually turn over to see what else was on but overall I think it was a success and it didnt sink later on as the night progressed. Also how much overrun occurred on the programme?

PS Should Eamonn Holmes take note of all the activities that were happenning around him? Wink


It's a spin off of Comic Relief, it pretty much does the same thing as Comic Relief does, except the majority of the money is raised through sporting events such as the 1 mile marathon, the 4 main tv channels celebrities competing in sporting events (PS I think Cilla Black fancied Mark Austin !). It's all for a good cause though.
OH
ohwhatanight Founding member
OO!

I assumed it was some sort of Government sponsored exercise program to get the youth of today active again with the money raised going towards local skate parks and buying equipment for under-priviledged schools!
TE
TELEVISION
ohwhatanight posted:
OO!

I assumed it was some sort of Government sponsored exercise program to get the youth of today active again with the money raised going towards local skate parks and buying equipment for under-priviledged schools!


Well no actually. 50% of the profits went abroad to help the railway children of India and children as young as 3 having to work 12 hours a day in Peru for 10p a week. And the other 50% was to help children AND adults in Britain. One of the short films was about pensioners who have no-one and nothing to look forward to, but Sport Relief was helping to set up clubs for elderly people to go to. It was very upsetting seeing what some people have to do, and I admit it did bring a tear to my eye.
JV
James Vertigan Founding member
Was a very good knight, and I put £10 towards it using my Switch card.

I'm wondering if they booked Cilla Black on purpose because they knew Clair Balding was going to be on... just so she could say "Are you 'thur Clur'?" lol! It was very good to see the main 5 channels working together for charity, even though they were IMO fairly minor celebrities from a couple of the channels.

Poor old Ray Stubbs getting a face full of cow s**t! The impact sounded rather disgusting! Wonder what he'll be doing in 2006?

And how did Dick n Dom get away with saying "cack" twice on prime time TV? I know some people think its a slightly vulgar word...
DV
dvboy
James Vertigan posted:
And how did Dick n Dom get away with saying "cack" twice on prime time TV? I know some people think its a slightly vulgar word...


To be fair, there are worse words they could have used!
DA
DAS Founding member
For me, the whole show was spolit a bit by the audience who sounded like they were watching a film about death. Even Jamie Theakston broke the golden rule by saying in the second link, "Are you there, audience?". They weren't whipped to a frenzy, that's for sure.
PE
Pete Founding member
dvboy posted:
James Vertigan posted:
And how did Dick n Dom get away with saying "cack" twice on prime time TV? I know some people think its a slightly vulgar word...


To be fair, there are worse words they could have used!


Anyone watcing BBC2 Scotland around then will have known all about language....
KA
Katherine Founding member
ohwhatanight posted:
OO!

I assumed it was some sort of Government sponsored exercise program..........

And BOY, do the Government need exercise - did you see how slow Tony Blair was doing the Mile? I could have done the Mile three times in the space of time Tony needed to do it once......
CJ
Chris J
James Vertigan posted:
Was a very good knight, and I put £10 towards it using my Switch card.

I'm wondering if they booked Cilla Black on purpose because they knew Clair Balding was going to be on... just so she could say "Are you 'thur Clur'?" lol! It was very good to see the main 5 channels working together for charity, even though they were IMO fairly minor celebrities from a couple of the channels.

Poor old Ray Stubbs getting a face full of cow s**t! The impact sounded rather disgusting! Wonder what he'll be doing in 2006?

And how did Dick n Dom get away with saying "cack" twice on prime time TV? I know some people think its a slightly vulgar word...

It was said by Boyd Hoyland in Neighbours a couple of months ago as well - but hardly anyone seemed to pick up on it. That's in a much earlier time slot.

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