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simonp

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Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« on: March 10, 2015, 04:54:53 pm »
Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC pending an investigation.


http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31824040

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 05:30:29 pm »
Back next week to even higher ratings?
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 05:31:13 pm »
just read this myself, maybe if he goes our licence fee will be reduced, or will they just replace him with another over paid tosser??

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 05:35:23 pm »
Sadly, he makes money for the BBC.

But he has been protected up to now by the producer of the programme, who is, reportedly, the other person involved in the 'fracas'.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 05:40:30 pm »
Err.....not so fast. 'A' producer, not 'the' producer.

Might be the executive producer, but might not be.

clarion

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 05:41:27 pm »
Ah.  An important distinction.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 05:43:10 pm »
zOMG I'm going to have to watch Call the bleeding Midwife.

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 05:49:04 pm »
Maybe he sniffed the producer's coke.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 05:53:26 pm »
zOMG I'm going to have to watch Call the bleeding Midwife.

dont panic, theres something about canals on ch4 ;D
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 06:04:11 pm »
zOMG I'm going to have to watch Call the bleeding Midwife.

You have to watch TV?  Your 'off' switch must be like my 'mute' switch - it doesna work >:(

OTOH there is 'on demand' TV these days so forget the schedules..

 
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 06:37:26 pm »

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OTOH there is 'on demand' TV these days so forget the schedules..
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but you need something better than dial up to enable "on demand"

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 06:45:23 pm »
It's the liberal pinko gayers war on the motorist.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 07:38:50 pm »
Who really gives a ...I think he and the BBC operate on the basis of any publicity is good publicity.

Presumably the show that is not going to be broadcast has already been made, so they'll show it the week after and get  even more people watching.

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2015, 07:38:59 pm »
certainly might be the way Clarkson breaks away from his BBC contract and seriously cashes in on the character the BBC licence payer forked out to create for him. He has a huge global fan base of grunting males who love stinky cars and rightwing politics so this will be unlikely to be the end but more likely to be a start of his career expansion.
it is quite possible he may emerge bigger than the BBC - he has been one of its biggest revenue sources for years. If he hasn't left it too late he can now go seriously global on cable and pay TV. He will own all of Surrey if he doesn't go non dom.
Of course we may hope he finds a body in his swimming pool.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 08:22:47 pm »
Yes, like Jonathan Ross, he will soon turn up on ITV. And then eventually creep back into the BBC by stealth, appearing on charity game shows and the like.

Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2015, 08:40:31 pm »
Ideal UKIP election candidate...... oh dear....  :o
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2015, 08:50:31 pm »
Sorry, much as though I wish to, I can't see this working out badly for Clarkson. The idea that acting out his bad boy image makes him in anyway toxic is entirely misplaced. A suspicious part of me wonders if it is staged, rather like an American wrestling match

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 09:42:09 pm »
Maybe they'll get Frankie Boyle back to replace him.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2015, 09:49:31 pm »
Err.....not so fast. 'A' producer, not 'the' producer.

Might be the executive producer, but might not be.

The executive producer is one Andy Wilman, who used to do a bit of presenting himself many years ago ( and was quite a lot funnier than Clarkson too).  He and Clarkson have been mates since school so it seems unlikely to be hi.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2015, 09:56:27 pm »
I'm not sure that a deliberately provocative buffoon is good publicity for a corporation that is fighting to retain the Licence Fee,  however much that buffoon earns for himself and the BBC.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2015, 10:18:48 pm »
Who really gives a ...I think he and the BBC operate on the basis of any publicity is good publicity.

Presumably the show that is not going to be broadcast has already been made, so they'll show it the week after and get  even more people watching.

They've just said on the news that none of the three remaining shows of this series will be broadcast as originally scheduled.
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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2015, 10:27:44 pm »
Masters,

It has been brought to my attention that two threads on the latest antics of Mr J Clarkson is at least one too many.  R2-D2 is disappointed, of course, as he has a crush on The Stig.

Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2015, 10:39:49 pm »
His dinner wasn't ready, The Mirror is reporting, so there was a fracas.

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Re: Clarkson suspended; no Top Gear this weekend
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2015, 10:44:07 pm »
Don't you mean a fricassee?
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