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Sweet and Sour

HISTORIANS OF punk rock remain blissfully unaware of the hapless BILL GRUNDY’s twilight career on regional TV, here playing the “sour” in this pre-Grade space-filler in the 10.15pm spot on Friday nights. The ultimate cheapo conceit, it consisted of a weekly face-off in the studio wherein “sweet” STUART HALL would spout bollocks on any subject that came into his head in his usual fashion before the baton was passed to lugubrious GRUNDY for a sober (not a word normally associated with him) putdown. Occasionally it worked the other way – Grundy liked dogs while Hall complained about crap on his lawn. Limited, perhaps wisely, to viewers only in the North West.

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  1. Coopster

    July 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Beautifully and accurately described although I have to say I enjoyed watching the ‘crap’ and like Grundy, I also like dogs. This show was almost a prototype for ‘Grumpy Old Men’ (of which I am one) and it had a following. Now, when it comes to disassociated adjectives, did you mean ‘lugubrious’ or ‘sober’ or both in reference to Bill Grundy? I don’t think he would mind either way but Stuart is a twat and always was.

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