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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Tell you something else about Littlejohn, he cherry picks bits of 70s TV that he likes, and doesn't always get the overall picture.

He is a Sweeney fan, isn't he? Well so am I (bollock me for it if you want) anyway, in two episodes, "our boys" who he no doubt fetishizes, are portrayed in a negative light. The first one is "Taste of Fear" in series 3 and an army deserter, called Tim Cook is on the run, he is portrayed as a dangerous, out of control, psychopath. The second is an episode from series 4, I've forgotten the name of it, and it concerned a businessman, who had been an army officer during the Malayan emergency in the 50s and had shot some Malaysian civilians in a massacre. He was now being blackmailed, anyhow, the officer class were being portrayed as reactionary, right wing loons.

If you put either of these charachterisations in a TV drama now, Littlejohn would probably go spare.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:45 pm 
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All his favourite TV shows (Sweeney, Minder, Porridge, OFAH) have a few things in common.

Street-smart (but not book-smart) blokes skirting the line between legal and criminal (but never doing outright villainy, just 'understandable' naughtiness).
Dynamic of older cynical bloke and younger, more idealistic bloke who older bloke has to put right every now and again.
Women as either peripheral characters or absent altogether. If present, either young idealistic types (dopey birds), sassy older women who are a bit brassy but give as good lip as they get (it's all part of the game), or slags.
Officialdom and authority figures portrayed as either useless sensitive types or authoritarian/corrupt hard cases.
BME/LGBTQ characters portrayed either as tokens or pure comic relief.

I'm sure there's more, but I look at that list and just think "projection, much?".

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Littlejohn reminds me of the old teddy boys I'd see in the seventies, who dressed like it was still 1955, drove any car as long as it had tailfins and only listened to rockabilly. I have a vision of him still watching a three-channel 26 inch TV, eating Vesta curry and Angel Delight for his tea then drinking six pints of Double Diamond before driving his Cortina home because he knows how much he can drink.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:40 pm 
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davidjay wrote:
I have a vision of him still watching a three-channel 26 inch TV, eating Vesta curry and Angel Delight for his tea then drinking six pints of Double Diamond before driving his Cortina home because he knows how much he can drink.

I always envisioned a Mailite's TV looking like this, because it's British, don'tcha know? Not a state-provided monster flat screen telly for dolescum:

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:06 am 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... Heath.html

Someone's not happy. Someone's also trying to convince us he's been in London recently.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:28 am 
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We DIDN'T vote Leave so that Mother Theresa can turn us into a EU-style workers' paradise. Yet as this interminable campaign drags on, and on, and on, she's stealing Labour's clothes simply to win over voters in the North.


Don't worry its all wind and piss. But I take the point; that's is not why Leavers voted for Brexit. Apart from Corbyn.


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Why did we vote leave then? The reason seems to change from day to day depending on whether or not the pound is up or down or an unassuming Polish guy has just got his head smashed in by a bunch of thugs.

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He's just a tit who talks shit. Your average pub bore given a platform by the media.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:44 am 
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The distance from Littlejohn Towers in deepest Daily Mail Land to central London is about 12 miles, not counting diversions for roadworks and one-way systems.
My journey by car passes through several parliamentary constituencies, both Labour and Tory.

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Looks like Dicky Arsepiece is on leave today. His Teresa = Heath routine probably jarred a bit with today's love letter to la May.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:18 pm 
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The distance from Littlejohn Towers in deepest Daily Mail Land to central London is about 12 miles, not counting diversions for roadworks and one-way systems.
My journey by car passes through several parliamentary constituencies, both Labour and Tory.

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I wish he would drive from his home to central London.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Deepest Daily Mail land? Hmm.

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