Watson & Oliver - Series 1 Page 13

Watson & Oliver. Image shows from L to R: Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver. Copyright: BBC.

Watson & Oliver

Sketch show for BBC Two with female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver

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  • Wednesday 4th April 2012, 10:34pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

Very good news. I gave up watching after episode 2 but loads of shows need a second series to find their feet. With better scripts and fewer repetitive sketches (not the same thing as running characters) then this has potential, due to the rapport and skills of the leads.

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Charlie Boy

  • Friday 6th April 2012, 10:32am [Edited]
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts
Quote: Tony Cowards @ March 13 2012, 9:56 AM GMT If "no-one" finds Miranda Hart funny then it seems odd that she won the "People's Choice Award", voted for by viewers, at the Comedy Awards last year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12260572

I would suggest that quite a lot of people find her funny and are prepared to prove it by phone voting for her.


Never found Miranda Hart funny! Phone voting is rigged anyway. If I wanted an act to win, what's to stop me phoning five, ten, or fifty times?

Watson & Oliver are just as unfunny!

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Tim Azure

  • Monday 9th April 2012, 2:01pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: Charlie Boy @ April 6 2012, 10:32 AM BST Never found Miranda Hart funny! Phone voting is rigged anyway. If I wanted an act to win, what's to stop me phoning five, ten, or fifty times?

Watson & Oliver are just as unfunny!


I'm confused why you can't vote for fifty times for a different act.

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swerytd

  • Wednesday 11th April 2012, 10:42pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,526 posts

I did not get the 'Darling' sketches in this at all UNTIL TODAY when I stopped for breakfast at Norton Canes services on the M6 Toll. The ladies in the cafe all call each other and all the customers 'Darling'! It's just like being in the sketch!

Dan

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 11th April 2012, 10:44pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

You've never noticed that before?

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swerytd

  • Thursday 12th April 2012, 10:04am
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,526 posts

Never. Never ever.

I don't hang around these 'roadside cafes' mind; they generally don't stock the veal and pheasant sausages I connoisse.

Dan

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Tursiops

  • Thursday 12th April 2012, 11:53am
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 9,788 posts

Not even on the M6 Toll?

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Doctor Chutney

  • Thursday 12th April 2012, 12:23pm
  • Norwich, England
  • 24 posts

It's a series that although weak in places has shown promise and I'm pleased they're getting a chance to have another crack at it.

As for the curious nature/banter of the prison characters, look no further than my own household where wife and daughter seem to start an inordinate number of conversations with, "Here she comes", "There she goes" before descending into a fit of giggles.

Hey ho.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 12th April 2012, 12:26pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,740 posts
Quote: Doctor Chutney @ April 12 2012, 12:23 PM BST As for the curious nature/banter of the prison characters, look no further than my own household where wife and daughter seem to start an inordinate number of conversations with, "Here she comes", "There she goes" before descending into a fit of giggles.

Hey ho.


I can only deduce that that sketch must be a woman thing. Do not get it at all.

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sootyj

  • Thursday 12th April 2012, 12:51pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Doctor Chutney @ April 12 2012, 12:23 PM BST It's a series that although weak in places has shown promise and I'm pleased they're getting a chance to have another crack at it.

As for the curious nature/banter of the prison characters, look no further than my own household where wife and daughter seem to start an inordinate number of conversations with, "Here she comes", "There she goes" before descending into a fit of giggles.

Hey ho.


Yeh it was one of the sketches I liked. I just felt they didn't push the darker elements of the relationship a bit.

It's a bit like the football manager game. The whole idea of having an entirely banal conversation.

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G180e

  • Monday 25th February 2013, 9:22pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,386 posts

Quite liked this last year. Any news on when Series 2 is coming out or a Series 1 DVD release?

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Aaron

  • Monday 25th February 2013, 11:50pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,740 posts

Click through to our guide.

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Tim Azure

  • Tuesday 26th February 2013, 12:08pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: G180e @ February 25 2013, 9:22 PM GMT Quite liked this last year. Any news on when Series 2 is coming out or a Series 1 DVD release?


The headline's a bit of a clue, too. How about more guests?

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G180e

  • Thursday 28th March 2013, 9:13pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,386 posts

Well I think we can safely say this will not be airing in March!

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Tim Azure

  • Sunday 7th April 2013, 1:59pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: G180e @ March 28 2013, 9:13 PM GMT Well I think we can safely say this will not be airing in March!


Shows tend not to start in March. Shows are more likely to start in December/January or September, when New Season shows start.