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    The Diary of Norman Clegg

    Definitely the subject of a new novel, should one ever happen. But how many times in the show did we see Clegg writing bits in his diary? From time to time we would see him jotting things down. Can anyone name the episodes this occurred, and if possible, what was happening at the time?
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    The Café and Grime

    Partly inspired by the Café and Cigarettes topic. I like the early episodes where the café was a bit shabby - all this changed during Series Six. In Series Three the café is at it's shabbiest - it's really black with dirt and grime. Do we think the designer for Series Three over-did things...
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    Pick two episodes s4

    You know the drill. Pick your two most favourite episodes from Series Four, and explain what makes them so great. A Merry Heatwave can clearly be considered as an episode from Series Four. The 1978 Special Small Tune on a Penny Wassail is in no man's land, between Series 4 and Series 5, so I...
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    Pick two episodes s3

    Series Three was when Foggy joined the show. Some great episodes here, most are clearly written with Blamire in mind. You have the difficult task to pick just two episodes from this series, and tell us what makes them great.
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    Carry On Last of the Summer Wine

    Just for fun, how many Carry On actors and actresses can be find that have appeared in Last of the Summer Wine? This includes all the bit players and less known people. Here's two to start the ball rolling: Frank Thornton (Truly and Carry On Screaming) John Bluthal (Brushes at Dawn and Carry...
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    Pick two episodes s2

    Series Two was the last to feature Michael Bates, though he did carry on working on a few more series of It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Pick two of your favourite episodes from Series Two, and explain what makes them so great. If anyone would like a list of Series Two episodes, help is not far away.
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    Pick two episodes s1

    TEN WHOLE DAYS AND NO NEW ACTIVITY ON THE GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUM. This will not do, we have to do something. If everyone could pick TWO of their favourite episodes from SERIES ONE, and explain what makes them special. The pilot episode can be included as one of the choices. Go.
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    Sid's Cafe

    After reading another topic, it's just occurred to me that the café doesn't actually have a signboard displaying a proper name. Usually we can see 'Cafe' across the front window, yet no proper name. Was it officially called Sid's Cafe? And if so would it have still been officially called Sid's...
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    If there were missing episodes of Last of the Summer Wine...

    … would you like to see them re-recorded with new actors? As most of you know, that is what is happening with three episodes of Dad's Army. There is little on the internet, but the current Radio Times has revealed some photographs of the new shows, and the accuracy is breathtaking. Whether...
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    Royal Variety Performance 1984

    Anyone got a recording of the ultra-rare LOTSW sketch from The Royal Variety Performance 25th November 1984? There is a picture of Compo Clegg and Foggy from this sketch somewhere on this site. I also have a picture of Bill Owen, Brian Wilde, Charlie Drake, Leslie Crowther, Les Dennis and...
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    Pete Postlethwaite in A Merry Heatwave

    Some time ago I think we discussed this, so now might be a good time to see if any new evidence has come light. Pete postlethwaite is credited for A Merry Heatwave - but he's not in it as far as I can tell. Any ideas folk?
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    If Clegg Died Before Compo...

    It's coming up soon for 20 years since the death of Bill Owen. Three very special 'funeral' episodes were made explaining the death of Compo and how Clegg (and Truly) coped. But had Peter Sallis died at this time rather than Bill Owen, how would the show have carried on? Would it have carried...
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    Set the People Free Episode

    Inspired by Maggie Jones' recent thread, I'd like to discuss one of the locations in Set the People Free. When the trio attempt the rescue Howard, we see what is supposed to be the back of Clegg and Howard's houses. They initially stop at the back of Clegg's house, which in those days was on...
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    Still Open All Hours Series 5

    I think Series 5 of Still Open All Hours has gone relatively unnoticed by most. I don't think this latest series has had anything too great to offer, it's hard to distinguish these episodes from the ones before it. Disappointing really, but there you go. I understand there will be a Christmas...
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    Understanding classic comedy

    It seems (younger?) people today just don't get some of the classic comedies, such as LOTSW. One of my favourite comedies of all time is By the Sea, starring The Two Ronnies. Filmed around the golden age of comedy (1981, shown the following year I think), cobbled together by Alan JW Bell...
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    The Fred Dibnah Connection

    No doubt many of you will remember Bolton's Fred Dibnah, steeplejack. I've recently bought a secondhand Fred Dibnah book, only to discover a photograph of Fred outside Nora Batty's house, pictured with Kathy Staff and Bill Owen in character. I would estimate the picture to be from the 1990s...
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    Still Open All Hours Series 5

    Three days ago, David Jason confirmed there will be a fifth series of Still Open All Hours. Personally four series is enough for me, yet nonetheless I'll still watch it and for me it will still be one of the better programmes on modern TV. So there you go!
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    Missing our favourite programme

    After seven or so years without any new LOTSW, how are we all coping? Since the ending, we have been fortunate to receive a few books and the completion of the DVDs, and even a follow up to Open All Hours. But TV does seem a quieter place without the latest goings-on in Holmfirth. Are we...
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    New series of Porridge

    Following last year's successful one-off Porridge revival, we are now on Episode 2 of a new series. This is another example of 'do not mess about with the classics'. The one-off episode last year was a very brave attempt to continue the original series this time following Fletcher's grandson...
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    Still open all hours series 4

    It appears a new series of Still Open All Hours begins filming in September, according to the internet. Don't know if Lynda Baron will appear. Though it's not as good as the original series, I hope this series will be better. The original Open All Hours consisted of four series, so perhaps...