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Blyton on "The One Show"

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Re: Blyton on "The One Show"

Postby Moonraker » 12 Oct 2017, 09:57

I was quite happy with the whole clip. I didn't see a problem with the interviewer at all. I'm not a fan of Giles Brandreth in any case.
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Re: Blyton on "The One Show"

Postby Rob Houghton » 12 Oct 2017, 12:11

I just find it ridiculous when presenters are forced to dress as school boys just because that's the kind of 'jolly japes' Enid Blyton provokes. I find it mildly insulting to her readers and fans.
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I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Blyton on "The One Show"

Postby Domino » 12 Oct 2017, 12:15

Moonraker wrote: I'm not a fan of Giles Brandreth in any case.

I'm with you there, Nigel. Back in 1968 and during the 1970s, I used to take a magazine called 'Games and Puzzles'. It was aimed at adults and was not for children. For the first two or three years, Gyles Brandreth used to write a regular column each month that was so incongruous and plumbed the depths of inanity. For example, he had this (what he thought was screamingly funny) running joke about travelling around Britain on his pogo stick. Need I say more?

And he was elected an MP??? Bleeeaaar!!!

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Re: Blyton on "The One Show"

Postby Jack400 » 12 Oct 2017, 16:11

Gary Russell wrote:
Courtenay wrote:I thought it was quite fair that they simply said "Sadly, actress Michele Gallagher, who played George, passed away in 2000" and left it at that. If there was no mention of her at all, viewers might be left wondering why she wasn't included — whereas the way they did it gives her a respectful acknowledgment while preserving her family's privacy.

It was discussed at great length, but it was agreed by everyone that a) we didn't want to get bogged down with questions about how she died B) it would be a bit of a downer in what was essentially a light-hearted look at Blyton's legacy, and not ours c) The One Show is a frothy light entertainment show going out early evening and no one thought dwelling on death would look anything other than cheap, dismissive and casual on a show like that

I think the right conclusions were reached. I'm rarely impressed by the presenters on The One Show so I guess it could have been worse- though a longer time slot would, naturally, have been better.
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Re: Blyton on "The One Show"

Postby Poppy » 13 Oct 2017, 16:45

I saw this on the 'The One Show' the other night. The reference to the "trademark" 'lashings' phrase made me smile, imagining all the eye rolling done by all you forumites in response to that! :lol: Anyway, I really enjoyed the clip, it made me really want to get out my Famous Five books and reread them again! If only I had the time. Those were the days when all I had to worry about was what Enid Blyton book to read next!
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