• thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I was born in 1967 which makes me 51 and one thing I know, @bluesqueakpip m’dear, and understand, is just how much work the arts ‘creates’ -and that was back in the late 90s and into the 00’s.

    TV is even harder. I’d say next to politics working in television certainly ages a person considerably -not necessarily in looks but as noticed in the…[Read more]

  • seeoswald replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can’t keep up then it’s time to change jobs!!

  • seeoswald replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    It doesn’t matter how much work it is, it’s 12 episodes a year, well it’s supposed to be 12, for those who give a sh*t about the show. IF he wants to produce he should stick to that because as a writer he is less than ordinary which DW does not deserve, not that any of the others (writers) are much better. So pinhead with a “C” if…[Read more]

  • IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan replied to the topic Rosa


    it’s, if I can coin a term, inciteful

    And describing a scene where a British Asian woman and a British black man discuss there experience of racism as “makes me want to eat gravel” isn’t?


    As @bluesqueakpip alluded a couple of weeks back, the only question is in which Reddit sub they are discussing tactics.

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @bluesqueakpip brilliant idea. For me, some distance from the show can cause me to realise that the reasons could be because of other things affecting programming

    @kevinwho  I just did this looong philosophy thing on logic, rationality and god: can you use rational thinking to prove the existence of God.

    Sometimes we need to be emotional in the…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise


    Sorry, don’t agree. There’s a world of difference between there being ‘enough for the actor to work with’ and actually being decent writing and while in terms of character work for Graham you […]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @thane16 (puro)

    It be a slow tortoise but I be getting there in the end

    And I have the very T shirt.  On the front is a head-on view of a cheerful-looking tortoise advancing and the legend I may be slow …

    On the back is the rear view of the tortoise retreating and  … but I get there

    Mind you, that was acquired in another context; I don’t g…[Read more]

  • Arbutus commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @kevinwho  @bluesqueakpip      Great discussion. My take is that the story isn’t being told from the POV of the white population of 1950’s Montgomery. I think I can fairly assume that all these people had fam […]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)


    Aw shucks! I’ve been bloomin’ difficult! I have to thank everyone telling me, ooh,  5 times “no DON’T feed them” and I used to know what a troll was ! Or so I thought….

    I have a clue what a sock-puppet is now –I thought it could be a good-person (I know, right?) like Cumquat who shows up once or twice and vanishes. Also @bluesqueakpip[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Bluesqueakpip @idiotsavon @craig @jimthefish

    Right. I’m a taaad slow. I wasn’t aware that that person had actually been on other threads -most of my thread boxes aren’t ticked. And I get it: if we respond that’s their win, not ours.

    I always thought talking, nicely, would help. Would change …..something. Thing is, a troll’s a troll. L…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Craig I don’t know if it concerns me, personally, it certainly doesn’t surprise me. The episodes by other writers were in my opinion much better. (Though I will say that his episodes for this series are among his best work).

    Rosa – it’s tempting to assume the time traveler elements were Chibnall, most of the setting the other writer, but both…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    I think @margaret-blaine above had some excellent points.

    One of the things I found useful when joining was reading as many posts as possible -to get a sense of the site, its posters, academic or not, those who are published writers or not, involved with music as a career, or with experience in acting and script-writing.  Over…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip Cool. I hope she’ll be voting for Plaid Cymru. 🙂

  • Craig replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip Untangling Scotland from the UK basically means parting from one country (no offence meant towards Wales or Northern Ireland – but you know what I mean). Untangling from the EU means splitting from 27 countries (or is it 26, I lose count?)

    Anyway, one seems much easier than the other.

  • Craig replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip That was the point. Upstream @idiotsavon wondered, if Scotland left the UK, would that condemn England to a lifetime of Tories. To which I said no – Scotland has little impact on the UK Government. So don’t worry if we go independent, it won’t effect you much!

  • @bluesqueakpip  . . . series 12 is on its way and will be returning to BBC One in early 2020

    Good!  Thanks.

  • @craig @pedant @kevinwho @nerys

    I think we know exactly who we’re with, right?

    Craig’s correct. Let’s not bother with the nasties who do an occasional fly-by. Talk of a character being a coward etc isn’t nice. If I were in charge of the sandpit, I’d be turning away. I think that’s a good plan. Otherwise he might need to delete whole…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip  . . . the BBC has said ‘early 2020,’ so it’s not two years at all.

    Are you sure?  I’ve only seen “2020”.  If it ends up as September 2020, that will be a pretty long wait.  I hope you’re right, and I hope BBC is being realistic, not just optimistic.


  • I think I’m with @bluesqueakpip ; “the threat isn’t to people’s lives as such. It’s to their very selves, their souls.” Good insights into how Tim Shaw affects everyone we see.

    also @thane16 good insights! and this: “Mum just added this:Like ‘red- shirts’ but different and worth a closer inspection”

    I’ve been loving this entire season, this…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

    @thane16 @bluesqueakpip @pedant

    Guys – would you try not to let the conversation get derailed? It’s what they want. It’s like you’re shouting at Fox News.

    I’d hate to delete a whole load of posts again.

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