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October 1996, Week 3


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Tue, 15 Oct 1996 01:50:15 GMT
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> Gonna put on my controversial hat now...
> Dennis Potter - overrated!
I'd argue that it was overvalued, rather than overrated.  He was
as capable of shooting himself in the foot as anyone else, but
The Powers That BE never seemed to notice....
> Sure he started out revoloutionary and that should never be forgotten.
>  Pennies from Heaven, Singing Detective - magnificent work.  Stretching
> form to a degree never before seen on television.
Hmm... well, sort of.  Define 'stretching form' and we may have something
to talk about there.
> But his later stuff, surely he's resting on his laurels, lacking new ideas,
> churning out the same ideas again.  I mean Cold Lazarus, a single idea
> stretched to ridiculous proportions?  Could anyone but him, a dying him,
> have sold the BBC or Channel 4 on the concept?
Yes.  But only he could have got the budget.  I preffered Cold Lazarus
to Kareoke...
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