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Re: Dave Allen - one of my all-time favourite comedians - again I've got a couple of DVDs of his stuff. I remember his series in the early 90s (only monologues, no sketches) where at one point in every show I'd be crying with laughter. His sketches were a bit hit and miss, but my favourite two were the one with the rival Catholic funeral processions, and the one where the drunk driver runs over the grim reaper.
Agree with the hit and miss quality of the sketches.
This is still one of my favourites
 

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28th September 1985.

After 20 years the last World of Sport is broadcast on ITV.

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My memories of the Wrestling on World of Sport in the early 1970s, it was on late afternoon with what appeared to be a lot of baying grannies in the front row..If a unpopular Wrestler was thrown out of the ring he would invariably be battered by a load of handbags 🤣🤣
 

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27th September 1977.

Dave Allen at Large ran for 5 series(33 episodes) between 1971-79 the first couple of series were on BBC2.
A great relaxed comedy style sat in a leather chair smoking a fag, with what appeared to be whiskey in a glass beside him.
Some funny satirical sketches featuring the Catholic Church and some of the hypocrisy surrounding religion, which was rarely aired in those days.

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Ripping Yarns with Michael Plain. Really enjoyed those.
 

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Ripping Yarns with Michael Plain.
Freudian slip? lolz

I still remember them like they were yesterday. Being a nipper, I can't say I understood them. I was reminded of an episode this weekend past as I watched my son's footy team get battered 10 bloody nil.
 

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TV Times this week in 1985.

Amanda Burton on the cover(nice hair)
Burtons first main role in TV was playing Heather Haversham in Brookside from its start on Nov 2nd 1982 until 1986.

Lead roles in Peak Practice, then perhaps her best known role as Sam Ryan in Silent witness.1996-2004.

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28th September 1978.

Breakfast TV was still 5 years away, Open University filled the gap in the schedule..UHF transmission(625 line) only by the look of it.

When The Boat Comes In getting a rerun on BBC2, Originally shown(Series 1 to 3) in 1976-77.
Series 4 was not commissioned by the BBC until 1980, being shown in early 1981.

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28th September 1986.

One of the best of the half hour Fools & Horses imo, Video Nasty..Micky Pearce borrows a video camera that Rodney has been loaned to make a community film 🤣
Patrick Murray’s only appearance in the 5th series. His next appearance was in the Dates Christmas episode broadcast in 1988.

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My memories of the Wrestling on World of Sport in the early 1970s, it was on late afternoon with what appeared to be a lot of baying grannies in the front row..If a unpopular Wrestler was thrown out of the ring he would invariably be battered by a load of handbags 🤣🤣
A load of stage managed fixed rubbish really.

I recall one "match" where a participant went off script and won 2-0. There was always an equaliser. Kent Walton was perplexed.
 
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