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Marcol
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Posted - 02 Jan 2015 :  6:03:46 PM Show Profile Visit Marcol's HomepageSend Marcol a Private Message Reply with Quote
We watched the Hogmanay show and there was a I think one Scottish song and the only good thing was Ali Bain and Phil Cunningham. Do you remember the shows of the 60s when Andy Stewart, Will Starr, Robert Wilson, Jimmy Logan, Johnny Beattie, Ducan MacRae and Callum Kennedy starred. When folk watched one channel on Hogmanay and the other side the next afternoon and discussed which was best all the next week
Derek
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Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 03 Jan 2015 :  03:07:01 AM Show ProfileSend Derek a Private Message Reply with Quote
aye, way more channels to view, assuming you're a telly watcher. Don;t think i've watched hogmanaytv show since i was too young to drink! Either been out partying or working.

Derek.
flintstone
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Posted - 03 Jan 2015 :  8:36:08 PM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
The Hogmanay shows we are talking about stopped in the early 70s, only to be replaced by a succession of different formats, none of which ever came close to These earlier broadcasts. Itv even showed something which was supposedly set in an old folks' home with Eileen McCallum as the presenter! Bill Torrance and Chic Murray had a go one year from Dunblane Hydro, which again was a bit of a disaster, as it was live, and encountered several hiccups. I think we should hold a Shoppie members Hogmanay party next year, when we can all fo a party piece, MC'd by the Dicko Kid himself, Brian Dickson. Maybe Ive had one too many cuddle ma deeries........but then again, anything is possible!
Derek
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Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  04:22:12 AM Show ProfileSend Derek a Private Message Reply with Quote
a big ol' skype party chat? ha ha
Marcol
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Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  4:45:42 PM Show Profile Visit Marcol's HomepageSend Marcol a Private Message Reply with Quote
That would be a night to remember.
flintstone
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Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  10:25:43 PM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
I have heard on good authority that Brian is a great Scots entertainer, he put on a Burns Nicht for ex Braemar. Perhaps we could talk him into setting the ball rolling........"come in, come in, it's nice tae see ye, how's yersel' yer lookin' grand........oh I do get carried away at times, but it would be great if it happened!
S1dlaw
Wee Haggis


Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 05 Jan 2015 :  08:30:58 AM Show ProfileSend S1dlaw a Private Message Reply with Quote
I am by no means a kilt and haggis devotee, however the Hogmanay fare ( for fare, read drivel), they now offer us is nothing short of disgraceful, I would love to see the Reverend I.M.Jolly strutting his stuff, or Rikki Fultons speed cop routines, the Rangers scout signing a catholic youngster was and continues to be one of. The funniest things I have ever seen, what about some Only an Excuse back episodes when it was actually funny?

Andy Stewart welcoming us in, massed fiddles, jings even some highland dancers, Alistair McDonald,

I would LOVE to see a couple of hours of that around the bells, Chick Murray, Duncan MacRae, the list is endless


S1d
BlastInAude
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Posted - 05 Jan 2015 :  1:06:30 PM Show Profile Visit BlastInAude's HomepageSend BlastInAude a Private Message Reply with Quote
Sadly S1dlaw, they're a' Deid, and great tho' they were, you probably wouldn't want to see MORE repeats on the prime midnight slot.
flintstone
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Posted - 08 Jul 2018 :  11:40:04 AM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
Vandalism, assaults, theft, - papers are full of it. When is it going to end? Wh n will punishments fit the crimes? Just back from a short break up north,a and paid a visit to Peterhead prison, which is now a museum. First class attraction, and showing how prisoners were dealt with not so long ago. But, like everything else, the premises were deemed not fit for purpose, and a plush new prison has been built nearby. No more hammocks, concrete beds and tiny cells. Human rights must be observed...........in other words, mollycoddling.
flintstone
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Posted - 09 Aug 2018 :  09:26:43 AM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
The Courier today is the source of the latest story about the law being an ass! Woman gets a phone call to pick up a young family member from Dundee city centre eatery, where;the latter is being bullied by a gang of “children”. WHen the woman challenges their behaviour, she too is abused, followed to her car, where she and the car are spat on, and a milkshake thrown into the passenger seat. At this point, the woman loses her temper, and drives her car at the poor innocent little souls who are continuing to mock and abuse her. Result? She is up in court charged with injuring one if the “children”. How would YOU react? I’d say she was very brave to retaliate, as I would have been terrified in the same situation, but she really acted the same as any normal person would have done. I believe she had wanted to scare them, or perhaps they were blocking her exit. Whatever the reason, she’s had a raw deal, and the real offenders are smiling smugly at her. Rant over!
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Posted - 20 Aug 2018 :  4:42:34 PM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
Again I refer to the Courier today, in which I read what has been voted The funniest Joke at the Festival. What????? It isn’t funny in the slightest. Here it is:Working at the Job.Centre has to be a tense job, knowing that if you’re fired, you still have to come in next day. If this is what passes for comedy these days, you can keep it. That guy would never have passed an audition for The Comedians on TV, and some of them were bad, but this is sinking to an all time low.
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