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Author Topic: Brit TV Comedy: "The Radio Ham"  (Read 2219 times)
K0OD
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« on: April 06, 2012, 09:46:13 PM »

Half-hour British TV comedy with Paul Merton. A few chuckles. And a surprising amount of accuracy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boso7W-T_xE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpZQFF_9CVA&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uhFX5KTSBs&feature=relmfu
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K8AXW
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 09:41:13 AM »

OD:  Thanks for the links.  The Brits are in my opinion the funniest people in the world!  I watch all of the British TV comedies I can.  They never fail to make me laugh out loud.

I can see several more links at these sites so looks like a lot of viewing to do.

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K0OD
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 10:39:22 AM »

Just learned that 1995 show was an almost exact copy of "The Radio Ham" done by Tony Hancock on BBC TV from 1961. Apparently a UK classic.

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"I have friends from all over the world... none from in this country... but all over the world." 

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Cop: "Do you got a license for that radio?"
Ham: "yes I have!"
Cop: "Pity!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjJmQIoICLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk1CyU_vrWI&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTsaMxv5Rs0&feature=relmfu

Notice the KV4AA card above the operating desk at 1:20 ? Tube was updated in the '95 version and realistic calls and frequencies added.
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G0VKT
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 11:09:15 AM »

It was a remake. Paul Merton brought several old scripts up to date which were written by Galton and Simpson originally. Hancock's Half Hour was broadcast on both and Radio.

Probably the best episode was the Blood Donor.

"You want a pint! That is nearly an armful"
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 11:50:58 AM »

Good stuff. The older one was the funniest by far.

The lack of PTT or a switch in the 1995 one made me think if he had a footswitch but thats one heck of a switch if he could travel about the room like that! Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 08:17:10 PM »

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The lack of PTT or a switch in the 1995 one made me think if he had a footswitch but thats one heck of a switch if he could travel about the room like that!   
 

While I'm normally "nit-picky" over this kind of stuff, I HAVE to overlook it because this is so funny.  The Brits are the funniest people in the world!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 03:41:57 PM »

It was a remake. Paul Merton brought several old scripts up to date which were written by Galton and Simpson originally. Hancock's Half Hour was broadcast on both and Radio.

Probably the best episode was the Blood Donor.

"You want a pint! That is nearly an armful"

I love Hancocks work, and Syd James of course who's character usually led 'the lad' astray!. Neither the Radio Ham nor Blood Donor feature Syd. These two episodes (originally radio plays) have entered British comedy folklaw, and were originally issued as a double A side LP. If i happen to mention my ham radio activities at work, im usually met with a cry of 'it is r raining not in tokyo'

Some older hams in the UK claimed Tony Hancock damaged the hobby with the radio ham episode, but anyone who is a fan knows that the premis is that anything his character got involved with he would invariably get wrong due to his own pomposity, or fail at due to Syds influence.

Incidentally, Im also a blood donor, and my wife worked for many years for the National Blood Service!

Sadly, Hancock went the way of many in the comedy business
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