More info about GB News shows.

Started by Sebastian Cobb, March 10, 2021, 06:59:34 PM

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jobotic

...on GB News


New page doesn't make sense.

Let me guess, he's run out of money after flouncing from EastEnders six years ago because they were planning to make Nick Cotton gay, and they killed him off properly so he has no route back?

Sad. So hilariously sad.

olliebean

His story is, he just suggested to them, don't make Nick Cotton gay, it doesn't fit the character, and they immediately decided to write him out. I suspect the conversation in which he suggested this was somewhat more heated than he describes it.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Looks exactly as you would expect at this stage of life. A total gimp swanning between resorts on the med and shit bars at golf clubs at home living off autographs, selfies and free drinks.

mothman

^ Toujours, Épaules?-Ventre! avec le mot juste.

Slightly off-topic, but John Altman's last film acting job was playing a talking football in Sphere of Fear 2, sequel to Sphere of Fear in which "A ball possessed by a demon causes murderous havoc around Plymouth." Before that he had a supporting role in British crime film Lucas and Albert, which has the tag line "Double act with gonads". So it would not be inaccurate to say his career is a load of balls.

Kankurette

I have to admit, the idea of a cursed football does sound pretty funny.

daimoniac

Sphere of fear was part of a group watch I contributed to not so long ago. its bloody hilarious. absolute crap but totally bonkers. not seen the sequel yet.

Autopsy Turvey

Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on September 29, 2021, 09:34:44 PM
Let me guess, he's run out of money after flouncing from EastEnders six years ago because they were planning to make Nick Cotton gay, and they killed him off properly so he has no route back?

No, he said they were planning for Nick to go gay with Lofty, who left the show in 1988. He wasn't 'written out' because of this, Nick was never going to be a permanent resident, the nature of his character meant he would come and go, as he did many times over 30 years. And he's right, if this was a seriously mooted plotline it would have been the most mystifyingly preposterous hook-up in EastEnders history, which is saying something. I've often wondered if EE writers employ a Sex Hat, out of which they pick two character names at random and contrive to make them fornicate.

Famous Mortimer

Quote from: dissolute ocelot on September 30, 2021, 11:07:23 AM
Slightly off-topic, but John Altman's last film acting job was playing a talking football in Sphere of Fear 2
2 hours 14 minutes! That's got to be a challenging watch.

steveh

Andrew Neil's been talking again:

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I ask him if there is a big enough mainstream rightwing audience to support a channel such as GB News, or whether it must inevitably drift towards conspiracy theory and Ukip territory.

"It's clearly a problem because broadcasting lends itself to loud voices," he says. "And, you know, voices from the centre left or the centre right are not that loud. And there's more drama and viewer satisfaction in louder voices. One of the reasons it was always uncomfortable for me was that I have said publicly there would be no fake news. There would be no conspiracy theories.

"Two things happen. You do get a core audience of true believers. But that stops you reaching a wider audience because you're just preaching to the believers. And I do think it gives you problems with advertisers . . . particularly in this sort of woke age when corporate executives are very keen not to be on the wrong end of Twitter or social media, I think, the more outlandish you are, the more difficult it is getting advertising."

Neil walked out after eight shows. He was supposed to return in September but never did, apart from briefly as a guest on Nigel Farage's show, now in his slot. He says he had drawn up a way to make the autumn relaunch work with Farage, but his demands for a meaningful editorial role, his red line for a return, were rejected, so he didn't.

He's fairly confident that the channel will not go down in the near term. "The investors, with the exception of Discovery [Inc, which has a significant stake], they all love Nigel Farage, they regard him as huge, a big, big character. They believe it will succeed and they're ideologically driven." The problem is editorial. "Its big challenge will be relevance, and just to stay on the radar."


More worryingly...

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Neil reveals his love of the crime series Gomorrah, which he claims has opened his eyes to Italian rap music. "The best rap music there is." Are you an expert on Italian rap music? "I am an expert in Italian rap music."

https://www.ft.com/content/c1f01097-924c-4132-a31d-466448e02256

Ferris

Quote from: steveh on October 08, 2021, 02:21:50 PM
"I am an expert in Italian rap music" says Andrew Neil

The intro headlines from Brass Eye have let themselves go.

Bigfella

Spotted last night: Tony Parsons.  Remember him?  Bit of a comedown in status for him, he used to always do the late night BBC2 culture debate thingies.  Recently the remarkably vile David Starkey popped up, all messianic about capitalism, colonialism and 'modernity'.  He approved of slavery and mocked Greta Thunberg into the bargain.  Not out to make friends, is he!

Fambo Number Mive

Tony Parsehole as Viz calls him.