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Post: #213367 Milims
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:13 pm

Tomorrow night - Tuesday - at 9pm there's a program called Turn Back Time - or something like that - on BBC1 at pm. It's about how the hight street has changed. My lovely friends daughter is the producer - so please watch it and tell me what you think!
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Post: #213368 MKG
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:55 pm

I shall try to watch it. It'll be difficult because it features the "World Champion How Not To Eat With A Spoon" man Greg Wallace. History and him don't go together comfortably, I think. But I will try.

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Post: #213374 oldjerry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:47 am

Wouldn't you just love to whack him over his shiny head with 'a loverly playta food' ???

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Post: #213396 witchwoo
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:46 am

oh im looking forward to watching this :)

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Post: #213524 MuddyWitch
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:23 pm

We watched it & thought, on the whole, it was really good. I would have bought the Iron monger out! I'd love an old cranked mangle. A large tin bath would be ideal for bathing Orion (6 feet long, 7 1/2 stone greyhound) too. :lol: :lol: :lol:

One critism though: they chose a FEMALE master baker & then expected her hubby to be the baker 'for realism' Hummm...for 'good' telly, methinks! :banghead: (Why do telly people think causing problems or strife equals 'good' telly?) It spoilt the programme for us.

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Post: #213537 Silver Ether
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:07 pm

to be honest I though it was very poor ... but I did think the butcher did well ... what a pig ... :shock: :lol:
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Post: #213542 Milims
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:17 pm

I had a call from my friend about it this morning. She wasn't too happy about the way the program turned out :( I know her daughter worked really hard on it but there were a number of problems. I did wonder what the point of having wassisname on was - but apparently it was to have a celeb there to encourage people to watch it! I did tell her that it brought up some really good points and some surprising ones too - I didn't know that the victorians used so many "additives"! :pukeright: I also told her that perhaps an explanation as to why they had a female baker and then refused to use her, might have been useful. She agreed that the programe was somewhat disjointed. I feel quite sad about it :( I'm going to watch next week tho :iconbiggrin: It was rather interesting to see peoples reaction to the difference between modern shopping and shopping then
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Post: #214217 MKG
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:29 am

Inept is the word I'd use too. And the whole thing is so unreal. Marching the men off to war was a good idea, but then marching them ALL back again just made a joke of it all. Plus allowing baker-lady to cheat and buy butter. And I'm confused about the object of the exercise - is it really an attempt to make the people of Shepton Mallet love their old high street (in which case, how are they going to follow it up?) or is it just more Greg TV? I think I'll stick with the Edwardian Farm.

The one good thing to come out of it so far is the (surprising?) revelation that people like to be treated with respect when shopping. Well, knock me down with a feather!

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Post: #214227 Green Aura
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:16 pm

Sorry millims haven't seen any of it - can't bear Greg Thingy (I much preferred his partner on that veg thing they used to do but he seems to have disappeared :( ).

But I saw the first episode of Edwardian Farm last night and it promises to be every bit as good as the Victorian Farm. :cheers:
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