Still Open All Hours?

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Daycentredweller

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#21
I would really like it if Foggy went into the shop and talked about all the prices of things LOL
 
#23
I used to lilke open all hours but i dont like still open all hours still open all hours. as with most things on television these days it has been ruined by socalled political incorrectness and its not even a real portrayal of a corner shop anymore. where are the skinheads outside frighting off the locals? im afraid we will never see its like again. I used to
 

wstol

Well-Known Member
#24
Up to the fifth episode of this fourth series.

It doesn't get better. Same plot EVERY time.

Totally unbelievable, no realism.

The pilot of SOAH was a joy, and a few episodes of the first series were reasonable, but generally SOAH has been very poor and it shouldn't have been.
 
#25
I agree WSTOL it should never have been made, they should have left it with Arkwright . The script leaves a lot to be desired but of all the things that irritate me about the series the greatest is Sir David Jason as Granville . I am not sure if its deliberate or he is having issues but the laconic drawl when he is delivering one of his monologues to entice Eric and Cyril to buy whatever he happens to be flogging is just so annoying and laboured.
 

BruceC

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#26
Sorry if its been discussed before, but I caught the 'modern' 1 episode of Goodnight Sweetheart recently...

I thought it was fairly good! and was worth at least a season to see what happens, but much reading on the webs said no go - anybody know why it didnt get a green light?

As for Still open all hours, there isnt much they can really do different in the shop is there?
I've watched one or 5 episodes on Youtube and DailyM, i thought it was good, but I'll laugh at most British comedies, they are easily the best.
 

maltrab

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Staff member
#27
Sorry if its been discussed before, but I caught the 'modern' 1 episode of Goodnight Sweetheart recently...

I thought it was fairly good! and was worth at least a season to see what happens, but much reading on the webs said no go - anybody know why it didnt get a green light?

As for Still open all hours, there isnt much they can really do different in the shop is there?
I've watched one or 5 episodes on Youtube and DailyM, i thought it was good, but I'll laugh at most British comedies, they are easily the best.
Yes it was odd that Goodnight was acceptable and worth another series,yet they did not, yet the remake of Porridge was terrible and they made a series out of it, I have given up trying to understand the BBC these days
 
#28
Of all the offerings from the remakes I thought Hancock and Till Death do us Part were well made as was Steptoe and Son but they were presented as stage plays and I think that added to shows. However , I could not see them becoming series nor would I want them to be because the originals were iconic and deserve to remain untouched . As Terry says Porridge was just awful and did not deserve a series in any shape or form . I did not see Goodnight and cannot really comment .

I know I extolled the virtues of Inside Number 9 but it is an example of what is good about the BBC , although very dark the scripts are so wonderfully written . The final episode this week was very macabre but so cleverly thought out and constructed with some wonderful twists and comedic gems . As a viewer you have to "work" at watching it and give it some thought , which I prefer than watching some banal , trite dare I say it lazy remake .
 

BruceC

Well-Known Member
#29
Of all the offerings from the remakes I thought Hancock and Till Death do us Part were well made as was Steptoe and Son but they were presented as stage plays and I think that added to shows. However , I could not see them becoming series nor would I want them to be because the originals were iconic and deserve to remain untouched . As Terry says Porridge was just awful and did not deserve a series in any shape or form . I did not see Goodnight and cannot really comment
I agree with most remakes being hideous desperate efforts to cash in. I haven't seen the new Porridge and reading this I dont think I'll go looking for it either! - Sometimes its nice to have memories of how things were. Why do they have to go and ruin it!

Goodnight Sweetheart 2016... ->

Gee, the original Steptoe and Son... that brings back memories!!! That theme song and the real audience clapping instead of someone with a CD and play/pause button.. I despise canned laughter and fake clal
 
#30
The original Steptoe's crop up on TV still. UKTV Drama are running some of them at 6pm every evening plus the terrestrial ITV channels often have the two feature films on , which make me laugh out loud with the short sighted greyhound and the bit where the old man is getting bathed in the kitchen sink and using the dish mop to wash under his arms just priceless.
 

wstol

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#31
SOAH series 4 ended last night with episode 7.

This was an above-average episode - by the far the best in the last two series.

Mostly original ideas, not too predictable - by no means a masterpiece, but an improvement.

Nice to see Scarborough, reminded me of other Roy Clarke programmes - LOTSW 1976 two-parter, and Rosie (which no doubt would help inspire the Cooper and Walsh show that never happened).
 
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