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« on: March 02, 2023, 13:01:15 pm »

https://www.whattowatch.com/watching-guides/changing-ends-cast-first-look-and-all-we-know-about-alan-carrs-comedy

Started filming in Northampton, the views of 'local landmarks' and their reproduction of the County Ground and Cobblers games/mentions will be interesting. Cool
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2023, 14:52:32 pm »

Shaun Dooley as Graham Carr…good choice.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2023, 14:56:02 pm »

My wife went to school with Alan Carr. Her main memories of him are his left-field but hilarious take on Nelly from Wuthering Heights in a presentation he gave as part of their English Lit A-level course and dancing on a table with him in McGinty's on a sixth form night out!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2023, 09:01:13 am »

Looking forward to this it will either be brilliant or car crash tv
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2023, 10:43:31 am »

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/only-a-week-to-go-until-wait-for-alan-carrs-new-series-is-over-heres-what-we-know-about-it-so-far-4154166

It'll be interesting to see what Northamptonian accent they use... Cool
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2023, 09:38:37 am »

Shaun Dooley on with Bernie Keith now...

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2023, 11:07:18 am »

Always good to see a retro Cobblers shirt on the telly.

https://amp.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jun/01/changing-ends-review-alan-carrs-childhood-makes-for-relentlessly-funny-tv
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2023, 18:06:50 pm »

Has anyone seen any of it is it any good
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2023, 19:36:38 pm »

Has anyone seen any of it is it any good

Only the first episode. I enjoyed the local references and anything covering the Cobblers. If you don’t like Alan Carr you probably won’t like it.
It’s set in 1986 but definitely not portraying our promotion winning season as we were bottom of the league. There’s a Morley lookalike (probably generic for the time) and they smoke in the bath. A Derek Banks style boss briefly featured. Thought they would have used a Geordie accent for Graham but probably pedantic to try and fact check it!*

For info in the 85/86 season we finished 8th and the game featured would have finished 2 v 2 against the P*sh.  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2023, 20:52:24 pm »

I don't like Alan Carr and I have only ever driven the Audi motor.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2023, 21:39:39 pm »

They've mixed things up a bit. When he goes to "big school" in 86 we had a three tier system so he'd have been starting at middle school that year (like wot I did, where I met my now wife who went on to be one of Alan's classmates at Weston Favell Upper, or Easton Lovell as they call it) but instead he's straight off to upper!

I guess that's a bit of artistic licence that makes sense as if it goes on to stretch to a few series then they'll want to keep the teacher characters the same rather than have him move schools again.

What did pique my curiosity though was when they talked about "Eric" who provided the dodgy catering at the club and they get invited to the opening of his new restaurant, which turns out to be the new Wimpy in Abington Street.

Did Tony Ansell ever run a Wimpy...? Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2023, 06:35:23 am »

Cant stand Alan Carr myself, I find him deeply irritating.
However, In my mind I am getting a mental picture of "Eric". Did he have his shirt undone to the waist, hairy chest on full view, and a large chunky medallion? There is another observation that I could make, but I had better not. Not on here anyway.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2023, 12:36:02 pm »

They've mixed things up a bit. When he goes to "big school" in 86 we had a three tier system so he'd have been starting at middle school that year (like wot I did, where I met my now wife who went on to be one of Alan's classmates at Weston Favell Upper, or Easton Lovell as they call it) but instead he's straight off to upper!

I guess that's a bit of artistic licence that makes sense as if it goes on to stretch to a few series then they'll want to keep the teacher characters the same rather than have him move schools again.

What did pique my curiosity though was when they talked about "Eric" who provided the dodgy catering at the club and they get invited to the opening of his new restaurant, which turns out to be the new Wimpy in Abington Street.

Did Tony Ansell ever run a Wimpy...? Grin

I think you need to let go of ‘reality’ when watching anything you actually know about. If Brain May and Roger Taylor signed off the artistic license and jumbled timeframe of BoRap, I think we can forgive Alan for some footballing and schooling inaccuracies.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2023, 07:44:23 am »

Cant stand Alan Carr myself, I find him deeply irritating.


Out of interest why?
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2023, 08:54:07 am »

Out of interest why?
I know what you are doing, and I am not rising to your bait.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2023, 12:07:25 pm »

I know what you are doing, and I am not rising to your bait.
T :-*hat's virtually an admission dear..
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2023, 12:22:46 pm »

Binged watch it all...really enjoyed it!

The lad playing the young Alan Carr is the gem of the show...he's absolutely hilarious.

Gonna go far that kid  Grin

Hopefully when it airs on proper ITV it'll get decent ratings/reviews so a second series can be commissioned...
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2023, 15:34:21 pm »

T :-*hat's virtually an admission dear..
For what its worth, I also cant stand Gervais and find him deeply irritating. That wouldnt suit your agenda though would it?
GROW UP.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2023, 09:43:17 am »

I like it but not sure how much I would if we weren’t the subject matter.
He covers a few key moments of that era:
- We were cr*p (could cover a large timeframe with that one!)
- the stand was condemned.
- the owner
- the odd player similarity

My favourite bit is definitely “welcome to the county ground m’ducks”  Grin

We should sign that Adam fella up front.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2023, 20:44:44 pm »

Watched all the show, excellent production, my wife works at Weston Favell Academy so she was pleased about that bit  Grin A lot of artistic licence but that's fair enough.
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