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How camp is BBC's Saturday Night?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by TonyA, May 9, 2005.

  1. TonyA

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    Has anyone else noticed a recent "campness" to Saturday Night viewing on BBC 1?

    Strictly Crap Dancing (or whatever its called) with Graham Norton
    Doctor Who (written by Queer As Folk's: Russell T. Davis)
    The Lottery Show with Julian Clary
    Casualty (I'll say no more...)

    All we need now is Match of the Day presented by Danny LaRue, and Frankie Howard doing the news.

    "Oh, please yourselves..."

    :)
     
  2. FruitBat

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    I think Frankie Howerd is dead. Don't know about Danny though.
     
  3. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Personally, I don't feel that there is any "campness" to BBC's Saturday night. And, with all due respect, I think your comment is a tad offensive! :lesson: It's purely coincidence. Nothing more, nothing less.


    Pooch
     
  4. MartinImber

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    Footballs camp anyway

    Graham Norton is just thumpable, Julian Clarey is OK, RTD just can't write very well!
     
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    saturday night TV sucks big time anyway (apart from MOTD). what (all channels) put on is shocking. definitely a night for movies.
     
  6. TonyA

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    Pooch - sorry to have caused offense - this was not the intention.

    If I'd gone into a homophibic rant then I'd certainly deserve a "lesson".

    I was just stating a fact about the state of BBC 1's Saturday night viewing, which was actually pointed out to me by a friend who just so happens to be gay.

    I'm sure that Mr Norton and Mr Clary have been called things a lot worse than "camp", and would probably be among the first to say that their acts are in that vein (as is a great majority of British entertainment especially from days of old).

    If the forum moderators felt that this posting was offensive, then I'm certain they would have yanked it (ooer missus).

    Lighten up mate - it was meant in a humourous fashion. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Fruitbat - Danny is still going strong mate - check out his website: http://www.dannylarue.com/

    Shame about Francis Howerd - the guy was a great entertainer, and went before his time.
     
  7. Stuart Wright

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    There was nothing offensive about it. Some people like camp, others don't.
    Personaly I find men mincing about like queens offensive.
    Nothing against gays per se.
     
  8. Joe Pineapples

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    where is the 'camp' in dr who? :confused:
     
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    The state of Saturday night TV is quite appaling on all channels, the only good thing recently is Dr Who.

    Its all utter trash in my eyes. Especially all those game show type things. Can't stand them.

    I agree, dont quite see how its camp. Odd, cheesey, unfunny -yes. But camp?
     
  10. TonyA

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    I think a dictionary is required here:

    camp (from Google "Define: camp")

    I suspect that TonyA in his original post had the last definition in mind (correct me if I'm wrong). Dr Who (probably) doesn't fit with this definition, but maybe the others. I always thought the original Star Trek was a bit camp, but not in the botty boy sense.
     
  12. TonyA

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    Deary me - I apologise for starting this thread - I never realised how a simple post could be so misunderstood by so many - but that's probably down to the word "camp" having so many different meanings! Anyone can interpret it any way they want!

    I know what I meant - and there was in no way any "gay bashing" going on by it!

    :(
     
  13. FruitBat

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    For what it's worth Tony, I may have misunderstood your use of the word camp, but I still think it was a valid point in the original post. At the very least, the schedule is a bit cheesey.

    No need to apologise for starting the thread. I thought it was quite amusing.

    Lastly, a BTW about MOTD. Are Robert Pires's dives a little bit camp?
     
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    I think out of all the shows you mention, Strictly Come Dancing is the only one that could be described as camp. Having gay writer or presenter doesn't make a show camp. The Come Dancing show on the other hand would still be camp if it was introduced by Wayne Rooney or Giant Haystacks, (who I think now has also shuffled off this mortal coil)
     
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    and his hair, and that beard, and that smile :D
     
  16. seany

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    Yeah Tv is much too camp these days. Bring back John Innman, Larry grayson, kenny Williams

    Whats new about tv being camp?
     
  17. Garrett

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    I think Sean the original poster was on about it beeing all on one night and one channel, rather then it being on TV.
     

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