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I've been re-watching the first series of Drop the Dead Donkey

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NewYearSameMe Sat 09-Jan-16 22:59:51

A young Neil Pearson, I still would. wink

A lot of the situational stuff is still quite funny, even if the news related stuff doesn't make as much sense anymore.

VikingLady Sat 09-Jan-16 23:01:15

I really love DTDD! You've reminded me to dig out the DVDs smile

VikingLady Sat 09-Jan-16 23:01:45

Oh, and so would I grin

NewYearSameMe Sat 09-Jan-16 23:02:58

It's on 4OD, all six series, if you can't find the DVDs.

TwoLeftSocks Sat 09-Jan-16 23:09:41

Might have to look that up!

TwoLeftSocks Sat 09-Jan-16 23:12:06

I'm currently re-watching all of Father Ted, I'll look it up after this.

Fishboneschokus Sat 09-Jan-16 23:15:25

He's in 'by the Pricking of My Thumbs' by Agatha Christie on ITV hub if you want to look at a later version.

ILoveWillSmith Mon 11-Jan-16 21:11:18

I used to love DTDD! Damien placing his teddy bear at every disaster scene to make it more tragic! Don't imagine that happens in RL do you? wink

NewYearSameMe Mon 11-Jan-16 21:54:45

Oh no, I'm sure foreign crisis reporting is of the highest moral calibre. wink

I've just seen young Daniel Craig doing a terrible East End accent in series 3.

Bunbaker Mon 11-Jan-16 21:56:27

I loved DTDD. I'm glad it can be accessed on 4OD. Must watch some.

Destinysdaughter Mon 11-Jan-16 23:48:51

I loved DTDD! Wish they'd bring it back, it would be brilliant! And Neil Pearson, he was hot!

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 11-Jan-16 23:51:21

Sally, the hotbed of repression and the totally opposite to her male newsreader were fantastic. I loved that series.

NewYearSameMe Tue 12-Jan-16 20:28:02

My favourite was Joy, she was vicious. grin

VikingLady Tue 12-Jan-16 20:37:21

Damien had a teddy and a blood stained plimsol iirc. Mum and I used to look for that kind of thing on the real news I still do

StandoutMop Tue 12-Jan-16 20:38:59

Joy was (and still is) my heroine. She was awesome.

Siwi Tue 12-Jan-16 20:39:31

And he dunked a healthy seabird in oil from an oil slick.

Twistedheartache Tue 12-Jan-16 20:40:22

Love it - and I so would too

IfItsGoodEnough4ShirleyBassey Tue 12-Jan-16 20:40:59

We now get a channel called London Live which plays forgotten nineties sitcoms on hard rotation. They went through a DTDD phase, and it was brilliant.

TendonQueen Tue 12-Jan-16 20:44:55

Ooh Shirley what else do they show? <preparing to raid YouTube>

IfItsGoodEnough4ShirleyBassey Tue 12-Jan-16 20:52:53

They're doing Black Books at the moment, which is a stone cold classic but not quite as exciting because one of the Channel 4s was showing it recently, and also I have all the DVD.s.
They recently did a Green Wing binge which was great. And Coupling which is a guilty pleasure.

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 12-Jan-16 21:00:07

Well that's my weekend viewing sorted then grin. I loved DTDD and modelled myself on Joy when I was a PA. I must have been a delight (but still got promotions so can't have been too awful).

I too had a Black Books and Green Wing binge recently so am really looking forward to this one.

Siwi Tue 12-Jan-16 21:16:19

Black Books, Dodd and Green Wing are all on Channel 4 OD. And the IT Crowd.

lorelei9 Tue 12-Jan-16 21:21:31

ah, is that series the one with a very young Ben Daniels? Just 1 ep, starring as Henry's nephew I think.

I prefer him older tbh but when I dug it out online, I did think I would have fancied him if I had seen it at the time.

Destinysdaughter Tue 12-Jan-16 22:52:31

Also fancied Neil Pearson in Bridget Jones, although his character was a bit of a sleaze. It was like he was the same character just a bit older!

coffeeisnectar Tue 12-Jan-16 23:05:05

Oh I loved it. I remember when they had all the prisoners walking in a circle to make it look like hundreds. His reports were never quite what he wanted.

And joy was the best badly named character ever. grin

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