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Initial post: 21 Apr 2013 16:19:41 BDT
DB says:
Songs of Praise choir of the year on now.

Beats 'the voice', X Factor etc.

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 17:02:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2013 17:03:01 BDT
Heretic says:
"Songs of Praise choir of the year on now."

They make people compete for everything now

"Beats 'the voice', X Factor etc."

What the (put your own expletive in here as I keep getting posts deleted) are they?

Anybody remember Jess Yates (The creator of Stars On Sunday) and furor he caused?.

My memory is not perfect so here is what it says about him on Wiki "His TV career ended in 1974 when it was revealed that he had been having an affair with young actress Anita Kay, although he was separated from his wife at the time. Despite this, amid the ensuing furore Yates had to be smuggled from Yorkshire Television's studio complex in Leeds in the boot of a motor car. His contract with the company was terminated. "

SWH

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 20:37:09 BDT
Bellatori says:
Even as a child I used to avoid the sententious Songs of Praise. I would volunteer to do the Sunday dinner washing up rather than be forced to listen to it. By now I would have thought they could have found a better wayto waste viewing time. At least the morning service is restricted to long wave. I can go to FM to avoid it.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 21:34:29 BDT
Spin says:
Bellatori: one does not have to be "religious" to appreciate the beauty of the human voice. Music, of all genres, is the ultimate and most passionate expression of human being.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 21:43:38 BDT
Bellatori says:
No, that is true but then we are talking about 'Songs of Praise' are we not?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 23:06:39 BDT
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Posted on 22 Apr 2013 00:10:17 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 09:39:57 BDT
Bellatori says:
Whatever.... yawn...

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 15:47:58 BDT
G. Heron says:
Is anyone else here old enough to remember "Stars on Sunday", I think it pushed people to Christianity by providing a glimpse of hell on Earth.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 15:51:19 BDT
C. A. Small says:
You have just brought back some horrible memories. I might have PTSD.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 15:57:21 BDT
Bellatori says:
Oh yes... another excruciating program to avoid... I just cannot stand that sort of untuating, oleaginous presentation. It leaves me feeling I need a wash!

I also remember Jess Yates of the great affair scandal (though in retrospect he may have been somewhat hard done by) whose obit. is here
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-jess-yates-1454899.html

...and the delightfully ironic bit from his Wiki entry...
"After his death, a DNA test revealed that Paula, claimed to be his daughter by his wife, Elaine, was actually fathered by television presenter Hughie Green"

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 15:59:13 BDT
Dan Fante says:
Does Thora Hird still do it?
I loved her novel 'Frozen Cattle'.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 18:22:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2013 18:27:36 BDT
"Anybody remember Jess Yates (The creator of Stars On Sunday) and furor he caused?...His TV career ended in 1974"

That's back when dinosaurs walked the earth right ? lol

Crikey - looks like I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up at the old folks home !! *eep*

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 18:41:11 BDT
K. Hoyles says:
As depicted hilariously on 'The Vicar of Dibley', Mrs Cropley on the organ and Mr Horton wearing make-up for the telly. Are we the only country that televises a service every Sunday, giving the impression that all our churches are packed with tuneful congregations in their Sunday best?

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 18:46:26 BDT
I prefer 'Father Ted'

'Father Ted: What was that sermon about?

Father Dougal: Sorry Ted, I was concentrating too hard on looking holy.'

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 18:49:21 BDT
Father Ted: It's not as if everyone's going to go off and join some mad religious cult just because we go off for a picnic for a couple of hours.

Father Dougal: God, Ted, I heard about those cults. Everyone dressing in black and saying our Lord's gonna come back and judge us all!

Father Ted: No... No, Dougal, that's us. That's Catholicism.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 18:58:33 BDT
K. Hoyles says:
Love it, great stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 20:03:37 BDT
DB says:
Me too

My favourite episode is the priests in the lingerie department

Will I make a cup of tea. Ah go on!

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 20:11:17 BDT
AJ Murray says:
This could easily turn into a Fathed Ted appreciation thread.

Bishop Brennan: Don't call me Len, you little prick. I'm a bishop!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 20:39:26 BDT
Well it's a damn sight better than a Songs of Praise appreciation society.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 20:53:40 BDT
Bellatori says:
Deary me Dan, she died almost 10 years ago. I remember her very fondly doing Alan Bennett talking heads though. She had a great voice.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 21:01:40 BDT
DB says:
She played Wesley's wife in lastof the summer wine.

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 21:13:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2013 21:41:10 BDT
She was also in A Kind of Loving.

I still remember half the class blubbing at the end of her first Talking Heads monologue.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 21:24:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2013 21:25:29 BDT
richard says:
i thought bringing in the TV cameras was the only way to fill a church these days!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2013 08:45:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2013 08:49:19 BDT
Dan Fante says:
Yeah, I was joking. Frozen Cattle by Thora Hird? Dad joke!
And yes, I remember that Talking Heads. A Cream Cracker Under the Sofa or something like that.
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