A shared birthday

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A shared birthday

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:17 pm

'Twould seem that the saggy old cloth cat and I share a birthday:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... gpuss.html

I hope we both have plenty in us yet.


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Postby Voyager » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:23 pm

Culture indeed - they don't make Children's TV they used to!
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:27 pm

in some ways I hope they don't make another series. What made any of the programs Oliver Postgate made was Oliver Postgate and his background. If you have not read his biography I can recommend it. I suspect much of the actual feel of the original would be sanitized.
The trend to remake old TV series and films is bad for two or three reasons. One it shows they can't think up a new idea, secondly the political background has changed over past 50 years, and thirdly political correctness changes some things which are part of original, and important to some(possibly not others though).
Imagine what would be said if someone decided to rewrite some classic novels from 19th century just because they did not fit in with current thinking and political correctness. It has been done on some more recent classics though. As bad if not worse than rewriting history . :twisted:
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Postby fatmac » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:32 pm

Yes, I agree, re makes don't really hack it, just look at Dukes of Hazard, The Thirty Nine Steps, & The A Team. They just aren't the same with different actors.
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Postby RoGNer » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:09 pm

Many Happy Returns Mr Stockers Sir

All the best
Keep it on the Short and Gnarrow!

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