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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #120 on: May 10, 2008, 04:43:00 AM »
Ooops, apologies, I thought it was real.



I thought it was real too, when I read your post!  ::)

I found the following at Everything2.com which only says the same as what BIGdavalad said but here it is in case anyone's interested:

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The Dark Side of Jimmy Savile
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Of transient interest in mid 2000 was an emailed meme, one which purported to be a transcription of out-takes from an episode of 'Have I Got News For You'. The show - the seventh in the seventeenth series - was broadcast in May 1999. Apart from the regular cast, which at the time included Angus Deayton, the guests were Diane Abbot, MP and Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE. Shortly thereafter an irresistable e-mail starting doing the rounds, a supposed transcription of cut dialogue which cast Jimmy Savile in a poor light. There was mention of a scandal involving a young girl, and subsequent financial reparations in lieu of further media coverage.

The meme became controversial on account of its dubious legitimacy and libellous nature. So libellous was it that at least two UK-based internet sites were temporarily suspended by their ISPs as a result, including the thorough, scholarly comedy analysis website 'Some of the Corpses are Amusing'. SOTCAA was often cited as the source of the transcript, whether leaked by the producers of 'Have I Got News For You' or written by SOTCAA themselves, or by a third party, prime suspects being Chris Morris and Victor Lewis-Smith.

The following page delves into the saga, from the point of view of a website publisher whose ISP asked him forcefully to remove the transcript, citing a previous case in which an ISP was found liable for content published via its servers. It contains a link to an edited version of the original:
http://www.trashcity.org/ARTICLES/NEWSXXX.HTM

The transcript is either an entirely invented piece of comedy writing, or it is a modified transcription of an out-take, or it is a genuine transcription of an actual out-take. It is therefore either defamatory or a breach of copyright, and I do not reproduce it here. It is noticeable that Jimmy Savile's name is spelled incorrectly throughout the script - his name has one L, as in 'vile' - and that no mainstream media outlet subsequently picked up on the substance of the core allegation. Furthermore, a quip about 'miners' seems very contrived for something which is not scripted. The line continues just long enough to make it clear that Savile is making a pun on the word 'minors'. If it did not, the transcriber would not know to write 'miners', and this has an air of deliberation about it.

The one substantive fact which could be used to check the transcriptions accuracy - the name 'Sarah Cornley' - only returns links to pages which host the transcript, and indeed the node Sarah Cornley here on Everything2 is sourced entirely from the information contained in this very node.

The transcript is well-written and I can remember feeling shocked when I first read it. Savile is a strange man who lives a solitary existence; unlike myself, however, he has spent most of his adult life entertaining children. There are persistent, unfounded rumours that he is a necrophilic paedophile with a Norman Bates-esque fixation on his late mother. He inspires fear in a great many people. But so far there is no evidence that the information in the transcript is true or accurate.

And see also about nine-tenths of the way down this:
http://www.offthetelly.co.uk/comedy/hignfy2.htm

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #121 on: May 10, 2008, 09:55:17 AM »
Just read the transcript....

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #122 on: May 10, 2008, 09:11:26 PM »
The black fella who was on last night, and now, is brilliant.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #123 on: May 10, 2008, 09:49:07 PM »
Reginald D Hunter - funny as fuck. He's been on it before.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2008, 09:47:51 PM »
Anybody find Clare Balding very irritating tonight? Not very funny and I've always found her annoyingly smug and tonight just confirmed it.

And the way she slagged off Amy Winehouse was particularly cruel. I mean, I don't listen to Amy Winehouse or care about her private life but she just came across as a real bitch.

Aside from her, another funny episode.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #125 on: June 1, 2008, 01:24:48 AM »
Anybody find Clare Balding very irritating tonight? Not very funny and I've always found her annoyingly smug and tonight just confirmed it.

And the way she slagged off Amy Winehouse was particularly cruel. I mean, I don't listen to Amy Winehouse or care about her private life but she just came across as a real bitch.

Aside from her, another funny episode.

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Some quality lines in it again.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #126 on: June 2, 2008, 01:44:45 PM »
Great show
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #127 on: June 2, 2008, 01:48:01 PM »
I think Clarkson is hosting again next week.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #128 on: June 2, 2008, 02:21:41 PM »
I think Clarkson is hosting again next week.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #129 on: June 2, 2008, 02:39:54 PM »
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yeah but how do you feel about clarkson?

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #130 on: June 2, 2008, 03:11:15 PM »
yeah but how do you feel about clarkson?

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #131 on: June 2, 2008, 03:17:03 PM »
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Is that criticism or praise?
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #132 on: June 2, 2008, 04:27:05 PM »
Is that criticism or praise?

lol. seriously can't stand clarkson. i know he plays up to it but still. hopefully the panellists will be better. and even if they aren't, Hislop and Merton always make it worth watching
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #133 on: June 2, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »
I thought Merton was curiously quiet on Friday. Alexander Armstrong is one of the most natural presenters they have on there.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #134 on: October 13, 2008, 11:51:42 AM »
new series starts this friday. :D

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #135 on: October 24, 2008, 11:33:21 AM »
alexander armstrong presenting tonight. frank skinner one of the guests.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #136 on: November 27, 2008, 11:27:11 PM »
Watching a dave repeat on now

Bill Bailey presenting

Adam Boulton and Armando Ianucci

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2008, 12:04:19 AM »
I thought last week's episode was a return to form. I don't know why but the Skinner/Hislop partnership seemed to work better than Merton. Jack Dee should be the permanent host as well.
It is most odd.

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« Reply #138 on: November 28, 2008, 12:50:00 AM »
I thought last week's episode was a return to form. I don't know why but the Skinner/Hislop partnership seemed to work better than Merton. Jack Dee should be the permanent host as well.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #139 on: November 28, 2008, 03:03:26 AM »
I myself,believe you to be a liar.and shall cross my fingers in the hope that,you return to telling the truth in future.

;D No I honestly did enjoy it for the first time in ages. Maybe it was the mood I was in or something.

I don't normally like either Skinner or Jack Dee, but they made me laugh on that.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #140 on: November 28, 2008, 09:19:26 AM »
;D No I honestly did enjoy it for the first time in ages. Maybe it was the mood I was in or something.

I don't normally like either Skinner or Jack Dee, but they made me laugh on that.

Thought last week's was a cracker

"This is the news that John Sargent has left Strictly Come Dancing"

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Jack Dee is an excellent host, but I also like Armstrong, not overly looking forward to Al Murray tonight
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2009, 11:36:11 AM »
Back for it's 37th series tonight unbelievably. Still one of the best things on the box.

Frank Skinner hosting. :D

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2009, 12:06:05 PM »
It's a bit hit and miss I find. When there's some political story or scandal to get their teeth into then it's usually well worth watching. But if it's a slow news week, or if the presenter and/or one/both of the guests is annoying and unfunny, then it can just be a bit of a trial. I find Paul Merton consistently good though; I don't think the show would be where it is without him.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #143 on: April 24, 2009, 12:35:54 PM »
Looking forward to this. Good staple comedy.

I find Paul Merton consistently good though; I don't think the show would be where it is without him.

Have you seen either of the series about his travels to China and India? Well worth a watch.

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« Reply #144 on: April 24, 2009, 08:10:59 PM »
Have you seen either of the series about his travels to China and India? Well worth a watch.

I caught a bit of the China one and from what I saw I thought it was tedious, not quite as tedious as his obsession with old slapstick comedy, but tedious nonetheless.

The thing with Merton is he can recite the rehearsed material on HIGNFY and make it sound totally spontaneous, which is a talent not many have. He'll also, every now and again, come up with an actual off the cuff remark which is genuinely witty. But other than that I've disliked everything he's attempted, especially his puerile sketch show and standup routines.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #145 on: April 24, 2009, 08:20:01 PM »
Cheers for reminding me, love this show.
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« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2009, 10:25:26 PM »
Really enjoyed tonight's episode - definately a good host to start off with. I believe it is an 8 show series which seems a bit short

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2009, 02:50:08 PM »
new series on friday. charlie brooker is on it :D

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« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2009, 03:26:40 PM »
Brilliant news. 
Will he be presenting it?
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #149 on: October 14, 2009, 11:18:17 AM »
Brilliant news. 
Will he be presenting it?

no he's one of the guests i think. martin clunes is presenting.

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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2009, 08:48:56 PM »
five minute warning

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« Reply #151 on: October 16, 2009, 08:50:26 PM »
brilliant, can't wait. still one of the best things on telly after all these years
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« Reply #152 on: October 16, 2009, 09:20:15 PM »
merton is a genius

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« Reply #153 on: October 16, 2009, 09:21:07 PM »
I love him. So so funny. Think Martin Clunes has done well presenting, funny man.
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« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2009, 09:43:16 AM »
Love this show- probably one of the best things on the telly.

Hislop yesterday was good having a go about that toxic waste story.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #155 on: October 23, 2009, 08:49:03 PM »
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #156 on: October 24, 2009, 05:39:28 PM »
Loved the dig at Nick Griffin last night.  Subtle but effective. :D
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« Reply #157 on: October 24, 2009, 10:34:03 PM »
Not as funny as last weeks, but stiill really good.
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Re: have i got news for you.
« Reply #158 on: November 6, 2009, 12:10:38 PM »
ross noble on tonight, and kirsty young presenting  :lickin

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« Reply #159 on: November 7, 2009, 09:45:59 PM »
Why is Ross Noble trying to look like Russell Brand?

Merton's sense of humour is brilliant. It's very surreal and although it doesn't appear so on the surface, it's quite intelligent.
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