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psyduck wrote:I recently went to a football match, and it was comparing tv shows amongst other things, back then and now.
psyduck wrote:The inevitable came up, Dick and Dom and Tiswas which was better and it said a draw.
psyduck wrote:I had to watch Dick and Dom. As a loyal fan of Tiswas, I have to say, Tiswas is still the best. Dick and Dom is good, but they are trying to follow Tiswas.
psyduck wrote:When Tiswas hit its prime, political correctness and various other things were not so important, things like pulling kids by the ears, i dont think you would get away with,
psyduck wrote:I saw an episode recently involving a gollywog. Silly things like that would be frowned upon today. Yes, I agree there is some anarchy to Dick and Dom but not the same as Tiswas. I showed a friend an episode from 1979, a long time ago and she loved it, but could not believe what they got away with.
psyduck wrote:I think this shows that Dick and Dom or anyone for that matter has a long way to go to match Tiswas.
psyduck wrote:One thing about Tiswas, it was not politically correct, it did not have to be. Can that be said about children's shows today ?
psyduck wrote:Simple answer, I have had some broadcasting experience.
psyduck wrote:If it was allowed and if you got permission from former stars, would Tiswas be able to be done exactly as it was back then. Obviously they would need more up to date jokes and Cartoons, apart from that, if you broadcast Tiswas exactly the same as when Chris was around, would you get away with it today.
Answer : I doubt it, someone would complain
psyduck wrote:Never underestimate the power of political correctness. Although I am a big OTT fan and morally opposed to political correctness, I admit calling Lenny a six foot nig nog, was probably wrong.
psyduck wrote:I say probably, as in another episode it showed a clip of Lenny pretending to be David Bellamy kneelling in the ice and saying its cold enough to freeze the goolies off a six foot nig nog.
psyduck wrote:In my opinion, political correctness exists to spoil peoples fun, I cannot prove it, but I am sure with some of the things that get complained about, there is someone sitting in front of tv, watching programmes they dont particularly like just to find things to complain about.
psyduck wrote:Children running around, virtually uncontrolled, thinking back to an episode of Tiswas where they had some children on singing and a small child kept interupting Chris as he tried to announce. Children encouraged to behave as they want.
psyduck wrote:I think some people would get a surprise at just how many complaints would surface from that little thing. I mean anyone remember Mary Whitehouse, she complained for the sake of complaining, although I must admit Lenny did a good impersonation of Mr Mary Whitehouse
psyduck wrote:Two Times I heard lenny referred to as a six foot nig nog.
One was at the start of episode 4 (tennis 82) when Lenny got grenades from his bag, you can just hear Chris referring to his character as a six foot nig nog.
psyduck wrote:Second one, was i think about episode 12 when they said about Lenny always getting things right first time, and they did an outtake of him as David Bellamy and he was kneeling in the snow and he himself said "its cold enough to freeze the goolies off a six foot nig nog.
psyduck wrote:I had no idea Mary Whitehouses daughter was a right goer, watching Tiswas as a child, my brother (older than me) referred to Sally as a right Goer.
psyduck wrote:Maybe if i had been old enough to understand the term, I would have agreed, actually looking back, he may have been right.
I wonder why Sally never followed Chris to OTT, if she had taken her top off, that would have sent the ratings through the roof.
psyduck wrote:She appeared in Stayback, which surprised me that there was no nudity, if anything THEME wise it was more adult that OTT
psyduck wrote:I wonder why Sally never followed Chris to OTT
Spike Nesmith wrote:psyduck wrote:I wonder why Sally never followed Chris to OTT
As I understand it, and those more in the know can correct me on this one if I'm incorrect, she was under contract to do one more series of Tiswas. Didn't I read on this here forum that she turned up somewhere in an episode of Stayback?
staplingmachine wrote:I went to see The Four Bucketeers at Wimbledon Theatre in the summer of 1981, well after Chris Tarrant's final Tiswas. Nice to see Sally and the rest of the gang together on stage, even while they were both working on different versions of Tiswas. They even announced OTT from the stage, but not by name - I think Chris just announced it as the adult version of Tiswas.
Lee Bannister wrote:It would indeed be interesting to see what Chris and 'his' team thought of Gordon/Den/Foggy's team...
Lee Bannister wrote:They would obviously have known each other throughout the whole of that 81/82 period. They probably used the same studio ... (if not, the other studios are only 5-10 feet away from each other across a small corridor),
Lee Bannister wrote:they prepared in the same building... knowing CT's & Gordon's penchant for a nice relaxing drink - they may possibly have socialised together as well.
Lee Bannister wrote:John Gorman was credited with writing/additional material on the last series of Tiswas... so perhaps they may all have exchanged ideas on occasion, or perhaps there may have been more crossover than we think. Remember ATV and then Central, by all accounts, was quite a small close knit community at this time. Less so after this crossver period.
Lee Bannister wrote:My guess is that the Tiswas team watched OTT, possibly enviously - and the OTT team knew of, but didn't really watch, what was happening on Tiswas.