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Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:52 pm
by Andy McDandy
Also, I noticed that cuts had been made to Auf Wiedersehen Pet when it was rerun on ITV4. Partly due to changes in advertising breaks meaning that a 55 minute episode has to be squeezed into 50, and partly to cut swearing and nudity in the middle of the afternoon.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 pm
by Boiler
One for Littlejohn.

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Yes, it really is the Sweeney Consul GT.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:42 pm
by Abernathy
It's in beautiful nick.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 pm
by MisterMuncher
How does one reconcile the notion that TV is too PC or whatever for shows from the good old days with the sure and certain knowledge of how a pitch for say, The Sopranos would go circa 1975?

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:02 pm
by Andy McDandy
As my dad used to say about Mary Whitehouse, it's not so much the content they object to, but the intelligence level. They want cheap, brainless casual misogyny and bigotry, that reinforces the notion that there's nothing wrong with it, because it's all a big laugh.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:29 pm
by Boiler
Abernathy wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:42 pm
It's in beautiful nick.
It's had - on and off - a thirty year restoration but the latter few years it has been in the hands of Mid-Beds Vehicle Restoration and as such, it's in better nick than when it left Dagenham. If all goes to plan, I may send my 1994 BMW to them for a full resto.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:27 am
by Andy McDandy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -race.html

Aaaaaaaah, says Littlejohn, how do you square off the contradictions within the politics of race and gender? How do you reconcile rights of self-expression against claims of cultural identity and dignity, and cultural appropriation? Aren't the rights of the group and of the individual going to inevitably collide?

Nah, he just does the usual sneer at anyone who isn't a white straight man.

Here's an idea, Dick. Try not taking the piss.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:22 am
by spoonman
Andy McDandy wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:27 am
Here's an idea, Dick. Try not taking the piss.
Here's an even better idea, Dick Tinydick. Do the rest of the world a favour and just fuck off from ever writing anything ever again.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:09 am
by Snowflake
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Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:46 pm
by Bones McCoy
Snowflake wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:09 am
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I pity that fool.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:20 pm
by MisterMuncher
I see Anna Chancellor had landed the role of Vetenari in the forthcoming BBC adaptation of the Discworld " City Watch" books.

I wonder if our Dickie will attempt to tackle that one. I'm sure his take will be incredibly nuanced.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 pm
by The Red Arrow
I'm tempted to buy the rights for a tv adaptation of 'To Hell In A Handcart' just so's I can dictate the plot changes and casting.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:21 pm
by Andy McDandy
I don't think that Pratchett is even on his radar. It's for saddoes and geeks as far as he's concerned.

The only times I remember the Mail mentioning him was (outside of book reviews) when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's (sympathy plus NHS-bash), when he criticised the papal visit (leftie mafia) and when he died (obligatory "who?" comments).

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:21 pm
by MisterMuncher
That would be marvellous. Adapted as a full-throated parody of itself, like Starship Troopers for the EDL.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:29 am
by Andy McDandy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... ertie.html

Dickie gets on the prince Andrew bandwagon 3 days late. Tries to do a pastiche, fails, throws in a bunch of modern references that don't really work. A bit shit, really.