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2017-07-21 16:13:33 UTC
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2017-07-21 16:33:52 UTC
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2017-07-22 06:18:56 UTC
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2017-07-22 07:23:38 UTC
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[1] I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have
developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious impressions-based sketch show
into a programme with some genuinely funny satirical bite.
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2017-07-22 07:29:48 UTC
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-22 08:36:19 UTC
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I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious impressions-based sketch show into a
programme with some genuinely funny satirical bite.
It has (and is) _changing_. I originally enjoyed the impressions, then
got very fed up with that bit where they 'phoned some unsuspecting bod
pretending to be someone else [if it was genuine, it was cruel; if it
was fake, I didn't see the point of it - at least not more than once or
twice], and their over-use of the Tom Baker voice (good though it was).

Of late, it's started to become, as you say, satirical, and topical -
melding into, really, the Now Show with added imitations. Losing some of
its identity in the process, though that doesn't really matter IMO.

(I'd still rather have the News Quiz all the time. And with Sandi back.)
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Vicky
2017-07-22 09:06:52 UTC
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On Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:36:19 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
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I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious impressions-based sketch show into a
programme with some genuinely funny satirical bite.
It has (and is) _changing_. I originally enjoyed the impressions, then
got very fed up with that bit where they 'phoned some unsuspecting bod
pretending to be someone else [if it was genuine, it was cruel; if it
was fake, I didn't see the point of it - at least not more than once or
twice], and their over-use of the Tom Baker voice (good though it was).
Of late, it's started to become, as you say, satirical, and topical -
melding into, really, the Now Show with added imitations. Losing some of
its identity in the process, though that doesn't really matter IMO.
(I'd still rather have the News Quiz all the time. And with Sandi back.)
I think she's too busy. She does QI, is about to do Gread British Bake
Off and is one of those who started the Women's Equality party.
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Fenny
2017-07-22 16:07:16 UTC
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I think she's too busy. She does QI, is about to do Gread British Bake
Off and is one of those who started the Women's Equality party.
Clearly not paid by the BBC, or she'd have been up there near the top
of the list with Chris and Gary.

I'm actually liking Miles Jupp on TNQ after not really being that
bothered for quite a while.
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2017-07-22 17:38:21 UTC
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I'm actually liking Miles Jupp on TNQ after not really being that
bothered for quite a while.
I'm very fond of Miles Jupp but find those random adverbs in his script
cringe-worthy, I wish they'd drop them.
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steveski
2017-07-23 01:34:38 UTC
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I'm actually liking Miles Jupp on TNQ after not really being that
bothered for quite a while.
I'm very fond of Miles Jupp but find those random adverbs in his script
cringe-worthy, I wish they'd drop them.
They make Oi larf - the more random, the better.
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2017-07-22 15:43:41 UTC
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I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have
developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious impressions-based sketch
show into a programme with some genuinely funny satirical bite.
It has (and is) _changing_. I originally enjoyed the impressions, then
got very fed up with that bit where they 'phoned some unsuspecting bod
pretending to be someone else [if it was genuine, it was cruel; if it
was fake, I didn't see the point of it - at least not more than once or
twice], and their over-use of the Tom Baker voice (good though it was).
I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it. I'm delighted they've given it up.
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2017-07-22 15:54:27 UTC
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I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it. I'm delighted they've given it up.
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2017-07-22 18:50:06 UTC
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I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it. I'm delighted they've given it up.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-22 15:58:13 UTC
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I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have
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It has (and is) _changing_. I originally enjoyed the impressions, then
got very fed up with that bit where they 'phoned some unsuspecting bod
pretending to be someone else [if it was genuine, it was cruel; if it
was fake, I didn't see the point of it - at least not more than once or
twice], and their over-use of the Tom Baker voice (good though it was).
I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it. I'm delighted they've given it up.
I'm glad I am not alone in hating that (and interesting to have it
confirmed that they were real). Asking _afterwards_ for permission just
doesn't cut it: there's always the pressure, even if only implied not
stated, that the person has no sense of humour if they don't agree -
which is a form of pressure I hate.
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Serena Blanchflower
2017-07-22 18:56:19 UTC
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I have actually begun to enjoy Dead Ringers. It seems to have
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
It has (and is) _changing_. I originally enjoyed the impressions, then
got very fed up with that bit where they 'phoned some unsuspecting bod
pretending to be someone else [if it was genuine, it was cruel; if it
was fake, I didn't see the point of it - at least not more than once or
twice], and their over-use of the Tom Baker voice (good though it was).
I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it. I'm delighted they've given it up.
I'm glad I am not alone in hating that (and interesting to have it
confirmed that they were real). Asking _afterwards_ for permission just
doesn't cut it: there's always the pressure, even if only implied not
stated, that the person has no sense of humour if they don't agree -
which is a form of pressure I hate.
<languid wave> You just saved me from having to write that.
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2017-07-22 19:23:21 UTC
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I cannot stand the comedy of cruelty and used to cringe when they did
those real-life joke phone calls. I understand that the unknowing
participants were called back by producers and given the choice as to
whether they would be used on air, but it was never funny and I hated
it.
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I'm delighted they've given it up.
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2017-07-22 13:20:58 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely funny
satirical bite.
I miss week ending. Should I listen?
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BrritSki
2017-07-22 14:17:12 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely
funny satirical bite.
I miss week ending. Should I listen?
It was pretty funny, esp. all the BBC salary stuff....

TA was a superb episode I thought. Oliver quite brilliant.
Chris McMillan
2017-07-23 13:06:40 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely
funny satirical bite.
I miss week ending. Should I listen?
It was pretty funny, esp. all the BBC salary stuff....
TA was a superb episode I thought. Oliver quite brilliant.
Agreed on Oliver - and he needs to carry through getting rid of the
Grundies because Eddie is incapable of mending his ways. Caroline was
right, pity she couldn't do it herself. And Willierm had told Eddie what
the right thing to do was. Pity Clarrielurve has to suffer.

Sincerely Chris

the Omrud
2017-07-22 15:44:45 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely
funny satirical bite.
I miss week ending.
Yes, yes, and 1000 times yes. I still miss it.
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Should I listen?
Yes, but not because it's Week Ending II. It's now quite funny and biting.
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Mike
2017-07-22 16:17:09 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely
funny satirical bite.
I miss week ending.
Yes, yes, and 1000 times yes. I still miss it.
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Should I listen?
Yes, but not because it's Week Ending II. It's now quite funny and biting.
This is it, isn't it?
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Sid Nuncius
2017-07-22 18:55:58 UTC
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It seems to have developed from a (to me) somewhat tedious
impressions-based sketch show into a programme with some genuinely
funny satirical bite.
I miss week ending.
Yes, yes, and 1000 times yes. I still miss it.
<languid wave>

Makes you think, doesn't it?

Well...this is it.
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Peter Percival
2017-07-21 16:49:01 UTC
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