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Clive James, television critic
« : 28.05.11 at 00:07 »
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Clive pre-rolls his new weekly TV column in the Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8543073/How-I-fell-back-in-love-wi th-Television.html
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« Reply #1: 28.05.11 at 08:04 »
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That's good news. I'm hoping that the columns will be available online. Don't think I can bring myself to buy the Torygraph.
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« Reply #2: 28.05.11 at 10:17 »
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Me too; me neither. I have very fond memories of Clive's majestic TV columns in The Observer 1972-82.
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« Reply #3: 30.05.11 at 10:44 »
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Oh, come on, guys.  A well known saying including the words 'face', 'nose', 'spite', and 'cut' springs to mind.  It has almost never been the case that the DT/ST's feature writers and critics have reflected in any way whatever the papers' supposed editorial worldview might be - very much the opposite in several notable instances, including, no doubt, the current one.
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« Reply #4: 30.05.11 at 11:17 »
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Blimey - told off by MV Deity! You are right, of course, Pete, and obviously Clive's being in the Telegraph won't mean he will suddenly adopt a Barclay Bros world view. I don't think either Dr John or I meant to imply that, just that the Telegraph is no longer the paper it was. I was never a fan, but could see that it was authoritative,and it had a good sports section. It's a shadow of its former self, but signing up Clive might be the start of a revival. I hope so.
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Re: Clive James, television critic
« Reply #5: 31.05.11 at 11:25 »
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Don't take it too heavy, as Lionel Blue used to say.  Maybe still does.  The DT's not my journal of choice, either, but I do get the Saturday edition from time to time and I rarely end up feeling it was a waste, even without Clive in it.
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Re: Clive James, television critic
« Reply #6: 31.05.11 at 12:08 »
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I know one of the DT journalists - he tells me that the political views in the newsroom are far, far to the left of the stance adopted by the paper itself, and of its "unusual" brother owners.
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« Reply #7: 04.06.11 at 10:40 »
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on 05/28/11 at 08:04:30[/size, Rob Spence wrote:

......... I'm hoping that the columns will be available online.......
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Today's is..........  
 
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« Reply #8: 04.06.11 at 13:06 »
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Indeed. Nice line about Christopher Eccleston: It even has a certain melancholy to it, like the tip of Christopher Ecclestone’s nose.  
And possibly an MV in the comments, rather randomly quoting Sunlight Gate...
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« Reply #9: 11.06.11 at 10:01 »
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on 04.06.11 at 13:06, Rob Spence wrote:
Indeed. Nice line about Christopher Eccleston: ........
 
 
This week week Clive puts into print something that many of us of a certain age have ruefully observed, and that is that "during this entire long course of having his image transmitted, David McCallum has changed physically hardly at all"
 


 
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« Reply #10: 12.06.11 at 17:56 »
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That's right. There must be a picture in the attic. Congrats on the 600th post, Kevin! Stout work, old chap!
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« Reply #11: 12.06.11 at 19:51 »
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By Gum! Hadn't spotted the 600th! Congrats from here too - above and beyond...
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« Reply #12: 15.06.11 at 22:34 »
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Well done Kevin on 600 plus,
 
to continue Robs theme, forget the proverbial picture in the attic, clive alludes to the ''perpetual picture in the box, in the corner of some room, somewhere and everywhere''
 
perhaps this is what keeps some people young, however having viewed a very early rawhide episode recently ( not through choice its all that was on Hospital TV... probably cheaper than sleeping tablets though), time has not been so kind to Clint Eastwood!
 
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« Reply #13: 16.06.11 at 14:31 »
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''perpetual picture in the box, in the corner of some room, somewhere and everywhere''.
Has all the timbre of T.S. Eliot.
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Re: Clive James, television critic
« Reply #14: 16.06.11 at 15:26 »
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Is someone talking iPad and Netflix?
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« Reply #15: 16.06.11 at 15:55 »
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on 16.06.11 at 15:26, BogusTrumper wrote:
Is someone talking iPad and Netflix?

 
I'd like to think we are talking iPad, and not just because the reader there has worked with Pete in relatively recent times.
 
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« Reply #16: 17.06.11 at 08:24 »
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on 28.05.11 at 08:04, Rob Spence wrote:
...... I'm hoping that the columns will be available online. ......

 
This week, the leading poetic hope of the whole planet earth meditates on Television's use of "the most beautiful adult female human being in the world".  
 
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« Reply #17: 24.06.11 at 10:13 »
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In a week in he which finds himself temporarily hospitalized, the critic takes as his main subject The Kennedys (BBC Two) and explains why the programme is  "merely a cause for despair, not for writhing on the carpet with a melted spine and your brains running out of your ears."
 
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« Reply #18: 28.06.11 at 13:02 »
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"tin eye" is particularly fine.
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« Reply #19: 01.07.11 at 19:18 »
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In this week's column, Clive reviews Beyonce's performance at Glastonbury Festival and suggests that it's got everything “except the kind of emotion we would get from Amy Winehouse if she were organized to cross the road successfully”.
 
At the end of his piece, he writes that he must face the fact that Wimbeldon "is not what it was. It’s gone sane”.
 
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