Chas and Dave were always written off as a novelty act, but of course they were proper time-served musicians who had spent many years as session men for virtually everyone in rock, and their songs are great as well, not least Ain’t No Pleasing You which is a genuinely beautiful song. This new documentary will presumably mostly be about the music, though we hope for some mention of the ITV shows they did, including their special on Christmas Day 1982 most notable for the fact LWT built a Cockney boozer in their studios that was accurate in every way, including serving proper drinks, apart from the fact it didn’t have a toilet. As they realised after they’d served the first few pints.
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Why is radio advertising so dreadful, then? It’s remarkable how innovative it can be on television, online and even in print, yet the techniques of radio advertising don’t appear to have moved on one inch since the seventies, still relying on pedestrian humour, unconvincing dialogue and horrendous jingles, all topped and tailed of course by those high speed disclaimers delivered in a way nobody has ever spoken in any other context. That alone is enough to ensure Creamguide rarely strays from the Beeb, but of course ILR and its successors have been responsible outside the adverts for many innovations, though less so now they’ve been able to drop both the I and the L.
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Points of View
- In 'In One Ear', Richard Davies says: "She seemed to turn up in things well into the 1990s, not seen much since the mid 1990s revival of Going For a Song."
- In 'Yugo', Richard16378 says: "The quote is from Dragnet."
- In '‘Words’ by FR David', Morgan says: "Always known as the Constipation Song in our house “….turds don’t come easy to me.” I’m here all week..."
- In 'Yugo', Morgan says: "An easy ten points if you can name the film this reasonably priced automobile starred in? Here is a massive clue: Sgt. Joe Friday narrating: “After losing..."
- In 'Colin’s Sandwich', THX 1139 says: "Watching this again recently, I’d forgotten how frustrating it was with Colin his own worst enemy, procrastinating, losing faith in..."