Brits so Wacky

From: Adrian Graham <>
Date: Mon Nov 15 02:33:45 2004

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> Computer Festival
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> Subject: Re: Brits so Wacky
> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 10:59 -0800, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > > This is much fun. It's a contest on some UK channel for
> people to
> > > come up with concepts for the most crap 1980s games
> >
> > Ohhhh... thanks for posting that. I caught the first series of Look
> > Around You and it's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen on TV.
> > Glad there's another run coming up! :)
> I've heard a couple comments to this effect so far. What,
> basically, is the show about? Any chance to get a taping?

Back in the early 70s we had a series of educational programmes 'for schools
and colleges' that featured typical boffins of the day wearing massive
collars, horrible shirts, beards and lab coats doing experiments that us
kids had to watch and write down the results.

Look Around You was a perfect pastiche of those programmes that basically
took the piss from start to finish. Each show was 10 minutes long with loads
of background jokes and visuals and daft experiments, with plenty of
opportunities to 'write that down' for later. At several points me and the
missus were in tears :o))

Best thing to do is for me to get the DVD from home and try and compress
some snippets into interweb-friendly format.....I can tape some of it but
you'd need a video that can play PAL-I broadcasts.


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