Wednesday 27 November 2019

My Saturday Night Telly Thoughts.

Thanks for your comments on the last post.

Saturday Night Telly Thoughts. ( Anybody under forty five may not remember some of the programmes on UK television!)

What ever happened to Seaside Special and The Grumbleweeds  Radio Show on Saturday nights?  They were fun when I was growing up in the Seventies and eighties.  Then it would be Starsky and  Hutch or Kojak.  Followed my the News and Match of the Day. 

I often fell to sleep waiting for my mum to bring back something from the chip shop.  I never understand why they always gave me a pile of newspapers?

 Once I remember my mum and dad coming back with my dad’s rather posh female cousin and her even posher fiance.  Posh fiance attempted to wake me up to eat my chippy supper.  

My father thought that this would not be a good idea.  I would turn into a wasp if I was disturbed whilst dreaming of Wonder Woman. 

Said posh fiance

"I’ve had lots of experience in my time dealing with children”. 
He tried talking softly in my ear:
“Come on Davy boy wake up”. 
I thought:
“Why does he suddenly have an Irish accent?”     

I was not rousing from my slumber.    Posh fiance begins to shake my arm.  I suddenly wake up sounding like a leprechaun with a Poteen induced hangover:

“Piss off, piss off leave me alone!” 

Posh guests were not impressed, and  they never visited us again.  But what’s that got to do with the X Factor?  Absolutely nothing.  But it describes my Saturday nights when I was young. 

I quite like the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.  Well apart from Mickey Most or is it Simon Cowell?  Remember the New Faces?  The idea of finding some new talent from the great “unwashed” is a brilliant idea.  They do find some remarkable talent like Susan Boyle and Paul Potts.  But your not telling me that it’s a surprise when a odd looking person changes into the Next Elaine Paige or Pavarotti?   

They obviously have lots of auditions before they meet the panel? No doubt picking out the most eccentric 'Turns' to appear on the programme.  Any body average looking or acting normal with talent.  Need not bother.  It’s car crash television.  A modern day equivalent of watching somebody in the stocks!    

An old friend once told me he was stood outside the pub having a smoke and he saw two women fighting last night.  It was: 

“You bitch, you slag”.  

They were pulling hair and scratching.  One even started to punch. 
"It was bloody brilliant!.”  

Who needs the X Factor?  Wonder what's on RTE?  Perhaps I should start going to the pub again on a Saturday night?  Fancy a pint? 


  1. There was a strange Japanese contest shown on British TV a few years ago where ‘contestants’ were basically tortured. Not sure if somebody actually died.

    I watched Kojak too. Also Z Cars. And Hans and Lotte Haas on their underwater swimming series. I think I found the underwater scenes quite hypnotic. I liked the Saturday motor cycle scrambling, the wrestling, and rugby league with Eddie he’s going for an early bath Waring

  2. Hi Gwil. I forgot to mention The Comedians and The Russ Abbott Show on Saturday nights. Remember Waring with his "up and under" and Kojak and Z Cars. Think Watford and Everon still come out to the Z car theme tune, Terry and June drove me mad. Don't know Hanz and Lotte. Is it Austrian?

    1. Hans and Lotte, I think they were Austria, not sure though, they were pioneers of undersea documentaries featuring octopus, sting rays, coral reefs etc.

    2. A bit like Jacques Cousteau Gwil? Sounds good. Stingray was another of my telly favourites too. But not on a Saturday night.

    3. I’ve solved my pc problem Dave. Thanks for your input.

    4. Great stuff Gwil. Look forward to seeing some of your photos on your blog.

  3. I remember the Japanese television torture game with rats and worms. Perhaps they could use it on any Tory Party candidates that lose their deposits?

  4. Dave have you seen anyone who has taken Spice? When I had to go to Devon last month I saw it first hand. people collapsed and zombie like. it is nothing like drunk people, this is something more. They couldnt possibly fight. its cheaper than alcohol. Saturday nights arent the same out and about any more. I am very lucky where I live now, there is live music 3 days a week. Folk music to rock. Thursday night is the best after the WI go to the pub, buy the guys some drinks and they sing what ever song you want. I have learnt a few Scots ones and a bit of on in Scottish Gaelic. haunting. (I cant sing)

  5. Hi Sol. I saw some people who had taken Spice on television recently. Like you say: zombie like. It really disturbed me.

    Sounds like you live close to some great live music. We rarely go out because it means taxis there and back=20 Euros. Then what ever it costs to drink and eat. I would love Folk and Rock music nights. I have been to music festivals for the last 3 or 4 years in Germany, Ireland and England. Sounds like you live in a great place. Thanks Sol.

  6. Oh, Dave, I don't even have a television.

  7. Hi Joanne. I couldn't cope with no television or internet, radio or books or electricity. Even the well uses electricity.

  8. I do have a TV but there is nothing on to interest me these days. I find the radio more enjoyable. However, the memory still works (I think) so I enjoyed your references to the old stars.

  9. Thanks for your thoughts about television Valerie. I watch the television a lot during the dark nights of the winter. We don't live near a pub or community centre and don't have street lights. So it's the internet and the television for a few hours or Kindle or a book. The old stars made us laugh out loud. I miss the likes of the Grumbleweeds. I saw them live a few times in Scarborough and Blackpool.

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