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Utter Shit

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Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:19:36 PM »
Tonight at 9pm on Channel 4. Great show of course, but will be particularly poignant due to the death of Paul Ritter.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 04:28:24 PM »
Apparently Tamsin Grieg tried to convince Ritter not to do the show, as he was so ill. Hope this isn't too rough to watch.

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 04:53:54 PM »
Apparently Tamsin Grieg tried to convince Ritter not to do the show, as he was so ill. Hope this isn't too rough to watch.

Oh gawd. Dunno if I want to watch now.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 09:18:09 PM »
Fucking hell Lipman on Corrie now Oberman and Barber on this.

Can't watch anything.

Why is this a thing anyway?

Cuellar

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2021, 09:18:40 PM »
Tracy Ann Oberman was in it to be fair.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 09:21:16 PM »
Yeah I forgot that. Didn't really watch it much but did like Paul Ritter.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2021, 09:41:06 PM by jobotic »

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 09:35:25 PM »
Tracy Ann Oberman was in it to be fair.

And Barber, too - she's Sheila Bloom in season one ("MY MERCEDES!")

Cuellar

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 09:36:08 PM »
Oh that's true

neveragain

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2021, 10:22:16 PM »
Really hit me seeing Paul Ritter interviewed. Poor man.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2021, 10:29:48 PM »
Yeah was churlish of me to mention the cunts on it. Everyone else is lovely.

What has Popper appeared in other than Look Around You? I really like him. I know he's a writer, I mean as a performer.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2021, 10:47:11 PM »
Yeah was churlish of me to mention the cunts on it. Everyone else is lovely.

What has Popper appeared in other than Look Around You? I really like him. I know he's a writer, I mean as a performer.

Down the Line, as Baal, in later series and the TV version. It's... not my favourite performance of his.

The Timewaster Letters is a fun book, I think he's doing an audio version.

Utter Shit

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2021, 11:06:26 PM »
Really hit me seeing Paul Ritter interviewed. Poor man.

Me too, very sad. By all accounts he was a really nice bloke.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2021, 11:18:04 PM »
Fucking hell Lipman on Corrie now Oberman and Barber on this.

Can't watch anything.

Why is this a thing anyway?

have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn

Captain Z

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2021, 12:04:57 AM »
Very glad “The Fox” was voted the favourite episode.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2021, 12:06:13 AM »
have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn

No. That's it.

"Critics"?

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2021, 12:43:30 AM »
No. That's it.

"Critics"?
Cheers .

TwinPeaks

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2021, 03:43:46 AM »
have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn
Barber is a vocal JK Rowling supporter and Oberman's had a few Twitter dogpiling incidents on anyone she decides is an antisemite, plus this https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/29/rachel-riley-and-tracy-ann-oberman-drop-libel-claim-over-retweet

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2021, 09:31:40 AM »
Barber does late night drunken abusive tweets, always aimed at the left/Corbyn.


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/11/frances-barbers-london-bridge-meltdown.html?m=1

And Oberman's slurs are pretty well known. Surprised that someone who knows she is a Corbyn critic isn't aware of that.

But I do regret bringing them up.

Bad Ambassador

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2021, 11:05:21 AM »
Funny that Oberman is an actual slanderer.

Cuellar

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2021, 01:58:18 PM »
Caught a glimpse of Paul Ritter when flicking through the channels post-Partridge, poor bloody guy. Couldn't really bring myself to watch. Best just to watch the good episodes again I suppose.

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2021, 02:08:01 PM »
What were the other two voted and shown, as well as 'The Fox'?

BritishHobo

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2021, 04:48:30 PM »
Down the Line, as Baal, in later series and the TV version. It's... not my favourite performance of his.

The Timewaster Letters is a fun book, I think he's doing an audio version.

He used to do some podcasts as the Robin Cooper 'Timewaster' character. Can't remember a lot about them, but I always remember really laughing at the character's obnoxious habit of prematurely finishing other people's sentences as if he was the one who came up with it.

timebug

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2021, 09:00:39 AM »
I thought it was a decent forty minute documentary, dragged out to twice the length by surplus padding and reshowing the same few clips. Sad to see Paul Ritter looking so ill, and Tamsin Greig did say she had advised him not to appear. Random peeve; is Fucking Cludia Fucking WinkleFuckingman on fucking EVERYTHING????? So far as I know, she has no connection to the show at all, but is obviously just sitting around waiting for 'talking heads' spots like this to appear.

Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2021, 09:48:49 AM »
Poor guy was not a fan of the show but he looks so bloated RIP.

tookish

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2021, 11:44:17 AM »
I found Paul Ritter's interviews heartening to watch; I lost my grandfather to brain cancer and was afraid that Ritter would be struggling to articulate himself in his interview, but it was poignant and lovely to see him talk about a role that had clearly meant so much to him. Devastating to see him looking so unwell but I'm glad he got to speak a little on his legacy. I loved FND and we tirelessly spout lines from it at home.

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2021, 01:05:47 PM »
I don't think I can watch this as I'm too sad about Paul Ritter.

Do they explain how the downstairs loo has a window to the outside when really the garage should be on that wall?

Magnum Valentino

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2021, 01:54:51 PM »
Yes

Bad Ambassador

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2021, 02:18:57 PM »
1. It's the dining room wall.
2. It's a mirror.

neveragain

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »
They filmed in a real house so you'd expect the dimensions/location of rooms to be correct.

Utter Shit

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Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2021, 03:09:10 PM »
They filmed in a real house so you'd expect the dimensions/location of rooms to be correct.

Not with these new builds, am I right!

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