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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:32 pm

trw99 wrote:Did you know Clarkson's contract ends this month. Curious timing don't you think?

He did not throw a punch (Daily Mail report). There was a fracas, which could mean anything from heated argument to scuffle to wrestle.

The other thing is that Clarkson and Exec Producer Andy Wilman are joined at the hip; one goes, the other will. Rumours are around that ITV hopes to woo them and that Sky offered all the presenters big spondoolicks to move there.

The BB bleedin C have shot themselves in the foot. Not surprising given the huge political bias at the top and evident in all their news programmes now.

It was probably all only a matter of time before Top Gear expired; this will have accelerated that moment.

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The Story goes that Clarkson was some where in the North of england filming with TG, in the hotel had "One red wine too many" and during a heated debate took a swing at a Producer which "Missed". Then nearly a week later the same Producer reported Clarkson to the Powers that be at the BBC who suspended him.

I agree there is more to this, i have a friend who works in the Sky News office who is saying there is a rumour he's off to warmer climates. But just at the moment its anyone's guess. After they Bought him out of Topgear for ?14m i believe there isn't anything really holding him there now.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:47 pm

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I'm not an old prude and enjoy a good laugh but this is all part of the erosion of standards of behaviour in our 21st Century society Who do we want the next generation to look up to and aspire to emulate?

My soap box is wobbling I'd better get down before I break a hip :lol:


Not picking on you old boy, just venting my spleen on my own soapbox, you just provided the ammunition to quote from.

What erosion of standards? I remember plenty of thuggish loutish behaviour back in the last century, far worse than anything that gets exposed today.

21st century society panders to weak ineffectual minorities and gives them a voice far louder than it should be whilst muzzling individuals who once would have been feted as the voice of reason. Everything is taken personally and redress is sought either by public pillory in the media or demands for resignation or sanctions.

I like Clarkson... obviously.... But he is to be taken with a pinch of salt and given tolerance for his faults in recognition of his entertainment value. I don't imagine him to be aggressive or a bully, if he punched a colleague and real physical harm was inflicted I wouldn't condone this. Reports on the actual incident are very patchy and I think that the BBC have over reacted. If it's that serious why hasn't he been arrested for GBH?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:03 pm

what?s his face saville (??) was kept on the BBC show and many knew ----- clarkson is BBC for me - ill add mr slow and hammond PLUS sit attenborough. cheers sandy
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:47 pm

Alan wrote: "21st century society panders to weak ineffectual minorities and gives them a voice far louder than it should be whilst muzzling individuals who once would have been feted as the voice of reason. Everything is taken personally and redress is sought either by public pillory in the media or demands for resignation or sanctions"

Watch out chaps, Alan's been at the Intellect pills again!

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Spyder fan wrote:What erosion of standards? I remember plenty of thuggish loutish behaviour back in the last century, far worse than anything that gets exposed today.




Yes but we didn't celebrate it. We didn't elevate thugs, bullies and the uncouth to the status of overpaid celebrity.

Do you ever look at the output from the lesser TV stations, gutter press and magazines? My wife is given the Star "newspaper" as waste paper for her pet rabbits and frankly it's barely suitable for bunnies to pee on!

If I post provocative threads I expect to be "picked on" :lol: :wink:
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PostPost by: Europatc » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:09 pm

I will be glad to see the back of the big headed, arrogant bigot. The most despicable person on TV and the two window lickers with him. What a total waste of space those three are.
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PostPost by: DJ908 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:20 pm

I am happy to see the British laughing at themselves but perhaps the wider British population and some of your readers here have no idea what sort of image Mr Clarkson displays to the world at large.

He has a sort of arrogant bombastic air about him which sadly the rest of the world see portraying what the whole of Britain is like.

It?s the same sort of attitude which has probably caused Britain to slip from being one of the major (manufacturing, car producing) nations to one that largely goes unnoticed.

Yes his programme might be shown worldwide but then so is a lot of other rubbish. Often just filling in the gaps between the advertising.

I think that he needs to go (or is the correct term - be sent) to Coventry.

He will not be missed in the big wide world.
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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:38 pm

nebogipfel wrote:I'd like to know where to sign to get him NOT reinstated :twisted:

Only because Top Gear is so stale - You've seen it all before - It just isn't funny anymore.

I'd also like to know who agreed to buy him out.
Time for the BBC to make some cuts - Start with Clarkson and then a few Senior Managers
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:42 pm

Europatc wrote:........ and the two window lickers with him............


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I always think of Hammond as his "pocket squirrel"


Anyone else remember the late great Bob Ross? :wink:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:51 pm

trw99 wrote:Alan wrote: "21st century society panders to weak ineffectual minorities and gives them a voice far louder than it should be whilst muzzling individuals who once would have been feted as the voice of reason. Everything is taken personally and redress is sought either by public pillory in the media or demands for resignation or sanctions"

Watch out chaps, Alan's been at the Intellect pills again!

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I was rather proud of that paragraph as I typed it in :D

Clarkson would have put it differently
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:25 pm

nebogipfel wrote:
Europatc wrote:........ and the two window lickers with him............


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I always think of Hammond as his "pocket squirrel"


Anyone else remember the late great Bob Ross? :wink:


Ah, "The Joy of Painting". Good programme and very good painter, made it look so simple. Sad loss.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:33 am

This could be the kiss of death for Jeremy :cry:



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PostPost by: terryp » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:47 am

Thats the point, its a childrens programme!

Car SOS with Fuzz and my neighbour (!) anyday :D

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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:21 am

top gear.........bringing a new meaning to the term 'hit show'........

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:40 pm

terryp wrote:Thats the point, its a childrens programme!

Car SOS with Fuzz and my neighbour (!) anyday :D

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I've watched most of the existing Car SOS so far and I do like the program, but the constant reference to getting it all done in 3 weeks does grate on me a lot, especially since I don't believe they do it in 3 weeks anyway.

And so many end up with working all-night on the last day... Oh yeah !

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