P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1901:00   1/6    The Man They Can't Gag!    IT'S SAD to see a reasonably  good actor manfully making the  best of execrable scriptsN  It's also very common in the clumsily crafted TV drama of 1990s BritainN But anyway, take a bow Adam Woodyatt as rejected, dejected Ian Beale. It ain't your fault you're stuck in EastEnders (BBC1), a soap fallen from former mediocrity into complete b******s. Adam, you still look very young - so why not pop along to the youth careers service for some vocational reorientation. Rab C Nesbitt > TV Plus Guide 250 TellyQuiz 252 TellyQrhz RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide
P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1901:01  2/6    Britain's sharpest TV writer THE TYPE of people who make programmes for BBC2 are invariably middle class and comfortably offN So you can imagine what a hoot they think it is to depict working class life as foul and dirty M as in the appalling Rab C Nesbitt (BBC2). I have a message for such people. I'd rather spend an afternoon drinking with REAL working class bar room philosophers (there are plenty of 'em) than go to a preview and sip Sancerre with their insipid set. Clive D—lfs > TV Plus Guide 250 Telly  252 KAYS AUTUMN/WINTER OFFERS p193 TellyQriz RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide
P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1901:01  4/6    Britain's sharpest TV writer IF NEIGHBOURS hadn't already completely demolished the BBC's claim to be a quality broadcaster, in comes Birds of a Feather for the kill. Don't get me wrongN Regular viewers will know I'm all in favour of good old-fashioned vulgarity. But I do not like to see a sitcom used as a vehicle for old-fashioned prejudice M in this case sneering and belittling homosexuals. The two sisters in this show used words like "poof" and "shirtlifter" when Tracey's son came home from school with a pal. It fust isn't acceptable. Trouble On The Line > TV Plus Guide 250 TellyQuiz 252 Telly  RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide
P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1910:11  6/6    TV TWIT OF THE WEEK Anthony Rodrigues, of Staines, Middx, writes: "My nomination is actor Alan Dale, who plays Jim Robinson in 'Neighbours', not only for his present fine impression of a woodentop, but for his earlier role in the series 'Young Doctors'N I nominate him for his zany mop of frizzled hair as John Forest in the ancient Reg Gundy classic."  Spotted a TV TWIT? All TV goofs gratefully received. grite to TV TWIT OF THE WEEK, SAM BRADY, TV PLUS, ORACLE, 25-32 MARSHALL ST, LONDON W1V 1LLN £10 prize if I use your nominationN Sam's week in view > TV Plus Index 250 TellyQuiz 252 TellyQthz RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide
P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1901:10  3/6    Britain's sharpest TV writer THERE IS nothing rarer, nor more refreshing, than the star TV presenter who displays real humility and is prepared to let himself be made a fool of. So take a bow, unpretentious Clive James, who gave us the excellent Postcard From Los Angeles (BBC1, Thur). Having his craggy old mush given the thumbs down by the vain people of L.A. then agreeing to wear a wig, was a brilliant act of snderstated humour. And it completely fooled his American hosts, who didn't even realise he was taking the mick. Birds of a Feather > TV Plus Index 250 TellyQuiz 252 TellyQuiz RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide
P251 ORACLE 251 Sat29 Sep YTV 1900:00  5/6    Britain's sharpest TV writer THANK YOU C4 for Trouble On The Line (Sun) and the whole Going Loco seasonN It has all reminded me that railways are a wonderful thing of great public service to the nation Or they could be if the Tories weren't trying to ruin them. My only complaint against Trouble On The Line was that it didn't force senior BR executives to come out and admit what virtually everyone knows. That this Loony Right Government wants less railways, privately owned, and which hardly anyone can afford to use. Twit nomhnation > TV Plus Guide 250 TellyQuiz 252 TellyQrhz RSVP:tv TV Charts TV Guide