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Swearing on live tv...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by noelg24, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. noelg24

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    Now as most of you know I dont have a TV at home so dont watch any TV at all.

    I have been fortunate however to watch the likes of the Six Nations over the internet via the BBC website. After England's brilliant victory against Ireland, I was watching Danny Cipriani (one to watch for the future people, Jonny Wilko watch out!!) being interviewed at the end of the match...and he only came out and said the 'F' word :eek: to which he then said 'I can't believe I jsut swore on TV, I am sorry.' lol now that was funny...wonder if he got a telling off from his mum...after all he should be let off for scoring 18 points in his full debut.

    Then in the early hours of this morning, I was finally given my wish when ITV decided to show live coverage of the Australian F1 Grand Prix over their website. Although i fell asleep before it finished (yes I know who won by the way), I did watch Coulthard get interviewed by Louise Goodman (hello baby!) and he clearly sounded angry of being knocked out of the race. He was so angry he called someone a $h1thead for putting him out of the race.

    I have to admit thats just pure comedy there in both instances...i couldnt stop laughing...

    Anyone else watched any live TV where they suddenly swore without even realising it? :biggrin
     
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  2. wizard

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    Well they only swear because it is the heat of the moment, not because they are trying to make some profound statement. I'm sure those with nothing better to do will write into both the BBC and ITV to complain about the use of such language.
     
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  3. hippy

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    Wales smashed the other 5 nations :P nuff said :p:biggrin:D:):twisted:8)
     
  4. noelg24

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    Yes they are the ones who spoil it...but I do agree it is the heat of the moment so I dont see the problem really...and to be honest I would highly doubt many OAPs were up in the wee hours of this morning to watch the F1 :biggrin let alone make a complaint
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    On my local tv station there is the local news show during weekdays, one show at 11.00am, one in mid afternoon and one before the national news show.

    I was watching once the mid afternoon section, the show started and female presenter was still doing her hair it then faded to black. Then it came back and she was still doing her hair, she then looked up and obviousley realised the camera was on then she blurted out f****, then read the news and no-one has seen her since.
     
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  6. wizard

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    That's down to the TV station, I wouldn't force my standards on how to behave on anyone unless they had done something really really bad that would be detrimental to the organisation.

    For all you know she could be on holiday :D
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    Watching the cricket this morning, Ambrose missed stumping Oram and shouted out "****ing Hell!" - the joys of the stump mic :biggrin
     
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  8. delorean

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    I think you will all agree that the following clips are some of the finest to grace the BBC...ever!

    Clip One

    Clip Two

    Clip Three
     
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  9. dales

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    I hope you have a tv licence for that then unless you are watching high lights or something. As a licence is required for viewing anything that is being shown at the same time on TV no matter what the transmission method!
     
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  10. grim

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    exectly what i was thinking when i read the opening post. although i dont know how they would find out.

    Grim
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    I was watching the Graham Norton Show, and they had a lady in the crowd that was helping with translating with a phone call. He ask if they liked one of his guest music, the phone caller replyed and the woman in the crowd said "no, they think he is boring" Graham came up out of his chair and said well don't translate that you stupid bitch! They had not bleep it at all. I was floored, but the lady didn't seem upset by it all. Even said she was sorry with a sheepish look. Here it would of got graham knocked on his arse. I thought I could have a dirty mouth at times, but I have learn though sevearl friends that are in the uk. You guys are just a bunch of potty mouths. :biggrin
     
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  12. NightWalker

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    A few years back when Colin Murray did the afternoon show on Radio1 he said F*** live on air, it just kinda slipped out and he spent the next 20 minutes apologising.. I thought it was quite funny.
     
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  13. noelg24

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    umm ok lets see...ITV asks for no licence fees...so thats out of the window...the Six Nations is now over so that dont come into effect...Match Of The Day is also broadcasted live over the BBC website, not to mention Football Focus and Score...so what you're saying is...I should be paying £135.50 a year for what? Not owning a TV but having access to the internet to watch programs the BBC themselves have made available? You want to tell that to the people who watch their fave programs through the iPlayer?

    Also BBC News 24 is broadcasted live on the website constantly...which might I add is also one of the FREE to air channels available via a set-top box/basic sky and cable package.

    So you find me where on the BBC website it states this and then I will see about paying for a licence...but if you cant back it up, i will stick to doing what I do...besides its not like I watch Match Of The Day everytime its on...its only on occasion like when a big match has been played or its the FA Cup matches...

    and I will also be watching F1 on the ITV website as no licence fee is required...anyone else wana have a go? It really boils my nut when people start coming out with such things...

    next you will tell me I will need a licence to listen to radio stations over the internet...for heaven's sake why would they put them on there in the first place?!?!?
     
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    How I miss the Graham Norton show...classic :biggrin
     
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  15. dales

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    O k here ya go, straight from the bbc news web site:

    "Why do I need a licence for my PC?

    You only need a licence if you use your computer to watch programmes at the same time as they are being shown on TV. "


    Linky

    We all know that the bbc collect all of the money for the tv licence so but im not sure that the requirement doesnt exclude ITV just because they get their funding a different way.

    Just thought I'd mention it when we are so hot on this forum for making sure people stay legal for training material and software etc!

    How do you think they got the money to develop the Iplayer, and their extordinarily bloated website?
     
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  16. drum_dude

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    http://informitv.com/articles/2005/02/28/televisionlicenceloophole/

    I'm sure they're other articles out there! Detection is near impossible - it's not as if the guy is watching full blown TV tho.

    Don't worry Noel I'm sure the TV License people won't be kicking down your door quite yet!
     
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  17. noelg24

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    Thank you drum_dude...like I said earlier I do not own a TV...if that was the case then yes I would pay the licence...but I dont see what the fuss is all about when its only on occasion I watch the likes of Match Of The Day...even that I dont watch everytime its on...and as for the Six Nations I have only ever watched 3 matches in total...and two of them were England matches...so if im expected to shell out £135+ for that...please contact the BBC and tell them what I am doing is wrong...otherwise if I wanted to watch programs day in day out I would have a TV...or TV card in my PC for that matter...which also I do not have...

    but I thank you for your concern dales...
     
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  18. dales

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    whether you buy a licence or not that is obviously entirely up to you. As people who view content over the web are at the moment it seems, unregulated. It would be too much admin to worry about tracking the IP's of the visitors so its bbc's fault really that they hav'nt asked for registration and a valid tv licence number to access their site. i just made the comment really assuming that you knew of the requirement and had a licence.:blink

    Its a bit like saying "I only used a braindump once to pass my exam", which imediatly gets met with hatred and contempt here.:dry
     
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  19. noelg24

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    Well I can happily say that I have never used a braindump to pass any exam relating to IT...even if I only have the A+ at present...
     
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  20. drum_dude

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    Err no it's not! The above suggests that someone is knowingly "cheating" on an exam. Noels comments hardly suggest that he's cheating! Taking advantage of a TV Licensing loophole is one thing; knowingly cheating on an exam is another! They are not related!
     
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