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Post by Graymalkin on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:43 am

...but it's still got Fearne #@*%ing Cotton in it! So will, of course, be #@*%ing $#&@! Gah!

How the #@*% do I get within slapping distance of that pop-ruining $!$#?

#?!*&$~£!

Or, alternatively, you may be looking forward to the show's return - why not let us know? Phone our TotP people's hotline on 268866 4722868, or alternatively text us on 24824 (standard network charges apply) and tell us what you think!
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:49 am

I thought they'd cancelled it and replaced it instead with a special two-part edition of TotP 2?

Which to be honest, would probably net them more viewers.
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Graymalkin on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:57 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:Which to be honest, would probably net them more viewers.

It would indeed. Since it was always better. And I hope to [insert deity of choice here] that wasn't just 'cause I was getting old. And imagine being someone who Steve Wright is preferable to (okay, that's it, I've got the Cotton picking-on out of my system. At least until the next time I think of it...)...
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:05 pm

Hmmm..it would appear that the Beeb and done something of a U-turn and reinstate this in reaction, at least in part, to Simon Cowell's offer to buy the rights from them and take the show to ITV.
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:16 pm

It'll be interesting to see what this does to the scheduling of the Doctor Who Prom.

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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:27 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:It'll be interesting to see what this does to the scheduling of the Doctor Who Prom.
Ah, I'd actually forgotten totally about the DW Prom. I'm surprised they haven't simply Red Buttoned it again.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:52 pm

A full 2 hour version of the Prom is being released with a vanilla "The Next Doctor" in January.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:54 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:A full 2 hour version of the Prom is being released with a vanilla "The Next Doctor" in January.
Thankee. That's Kate's "unexpectedly delayed due to unforeseen circumstances" late Christmas present in the bag!

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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by LeeRatbag on Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:18 pm

Graymalkin wrote:...but it's still got Fearne #@*%ing Cotton in it! So will, of course, be #@*%ing $#&@! Gah!

How the #@*% do I get within slapping distance of that pop-ruining $!$#?

#?!*&$~£!


To be totally honest, I don't have much of a problem with Fearne Cotton presenting it; TOTP presenters have been rubbish as long as I've been alive. The problem I have with TOTP these days is, modern music is pretty uniformly terrible.
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Graymalkin on Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:07 am

LeeRatbag wrote:The problem I have with TOTP these days is, modern music is pretty uniformly terrible.

The modern music that people buy in large enough quantities to get it on TotP is, true enough...
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by stanmore on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:41 am

Top of the Pops presenters for me go into three categories. Pointless, smugs, irritating smucks who are using up my planet's oxygen (Noel Edmonds, DLT, Fearne), creepy oddsters (Tony Blackburn, Jimmy Saville) and the nearest thing this planet has ever seen to God who doesn't wear a long multi-coloured scarf (John Peel).

Most of the music on the show in 1988 (say) would be pretty appalling, but it never seemed to do the show any harm. Please Release me was number one for seven weeks in the summer of love and nobody wrote into the Radio Times asking for the show to be taken off air.
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Graymalkin on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:54 pm

stanmore wrote:Most of the music on the show in 1988 (say) would be pretty appalling, but it never seemed to do the show any harm...

This is entirely true, and I am being T-Man a reactionary old idiot. Although one could, purely for argument's sake, make the point that merely most of the music being appalling would be a huge improvement on the last few years of the show. Perhaps they should experiment with turning it into a comedy programme again?*

Any-the-way, I'm dead right about C*tton...




*Or 'make everyone sing live', as I believe they termed it at the time...
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:59 pm

So, "goodwill to all" does not apply to the Cotton then?
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Graymalkin on Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:51 am

Lucy McGough wrote:So, "goodwill to all" does not apply to the Cotton then?

Never.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:49 am

Graymalkin wrote:Any-the-way, I'm dead right about C*tton...
but she is relatively nice to look at, as long as she does not open her mouth. If they Kept her in a short skirt in the corner, saying nothing during the show and I would be happy.
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Re: Top of the Pops is back...

Post by Graymalkin on Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:04 am

The Browncoat Cat wrote:But she is relatively nice to look at, as long as she does not open her mouth. If they kept her in a short skirt in the corner, saying nothing during the show and I would be happy.

Now I know how Sam Tyler felt... Razz
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:37 am

Graymalkin wrote:
The Browncoat Cat wrote:But she is relatively nice to look at, as long as she does not open her mouth. If they kept her in a short skirt in the corner, saying nothing during the show and I would be happy.

Now I know how Sam Tyler felt... Razz
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:38 am

<gene hunt> Shut it, you nonce! </gene hunt>
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