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    Nice little remembered comedy series from.the 90's.
    Set in a solicitors office, this works due to the excellent cast headed by Imelda Staunton and some very plausibly daft characters. This opening ten minutes of episode 7 series 1 gives a good indicator of the show.
     
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    Alexei Sayle and Peter Capaldi are Drunk In Time, in this p**s take of The Time Tunnel, from The All New Alexei Sayle Show.
     
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    And again,
     
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    An easy to follow episode of The Omega Factor, if you have an interest in seeing what the show is all about, is episode 5.
    Students with an Ouija board summon up a 16th century witch which takes one of the girls over. Psychic research Government Department 7 investigate . With Louise Jameson ' Leela' from Dr Who.
     
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    Diana Rigg , the first crush of many of my age. Television's first all action female character.
     
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    The New Avengers was of course not as eccentric as the original, much more down to earth stories, but it did give us Joanna Lumley and Purdey.

     
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    The New Avengers was my first introduction to the Avengers at all. This may be why I actually preferred it to the original show.

    I was sorry to read that Patrick Macnee later expressed regret that he had done it and was dissatisfied with the show. I thought it was great.

    John Nathan Turner had seen Purdey and decided that Doctor Who also needed a girl with a marketable haircut. Thus he sent Janet Fielding off to the hairdressers to get a Regency style trim that he hoped would set the world on fire, and that women everywhere would be getting a "TEGAN" cut.


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    They didn't.

    Janet Fielding has since said on dvd commentaries about the "rat nailed to my head!"
     
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    I think Macnee was hoping for more 60's style mayhem but The New Avengers was a 70's style show very much of the era, which is fine, I like it too.
    As for Avengers girls, Linda Thorson is often overlooked but I think she was excellent.
     
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    Yes, Thorsen was just fine in the role. A bit unfair that, even now, retrospectives tend to focus on Diana Rigg more than anyone.
     
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    Alexei Sayle does the Neville Chamberlain Munich agreement. After watching this sketch I can never see Chamberlain holding that piece of paper without giggling.
     
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    Dinner parties yuk! This sort of thing sooooo often happens to me.
     
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    This fan video not only has great Avon clips from Blakes7 but also highlights Gary Numan, post 2000 Numan a different artiste than pre 2000
     
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    Not wishing to be a philistine but is Jane Eyre just a load of ballsy ballsy balls double balls and bo******
     
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    One of my favorite sketches ever. And yes, she is just ballsy ballsy balls.
     
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    OMG! He actually said 359 Bloody hell man!395
     
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    Perhaps I'll change my name to michaellevenso-n or perhaps I won't.
     
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    Today the centre prepares to re-open.....




     
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    I finished watching Dark and 3%.
    Both very good shows.
     
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    I watched a few shows on Netflix.
    The Sinner, it started out very good, but became a bit weaker and predictable near the end.
    Everything Sucks, at the beginning I was wondering what it’s target audience was. It sorta had a Nickelodeon show feel to it, but eventually it became more of a blend between Freaks & Geeks and My So Called Life.
    Seven Seconds, starts out strong, but ends as a weak courtroom drama. A lot of people are criticising its slow pace, but I actually like that.
     
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