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Anyone See The Program On The Shakespere Folio?

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I won;t spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it .. as it was a wonderfull bit of documentry art ..

But it did make me think .. surely it's us who are the stupid ones for NOT borrowing on credit cards to fund a millionare lifestyle?

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I won;t spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it .. as it was a wonderfull bit of documentry art ..

But it did make me think .. surely it's us who are the stupid ones for NOT borrowing on credit cards to fund a millionare lifestyle?

Saw it and thought it was great tv..

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I won;t spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it .. as it was a wonderfull bit of documentry art ..

But it did make me think .. surely it's us who are the stupid ones for NOT borrowing on credit cards to fund a millionare lifestyle?

I thought it was some of the best TV for ages. For those that haven't seen it, it's about a delusional 51 year old Geordie tawt on the dole, who lives a millionaires lifestyle and attempts to fund it by selling a stolen copy of one of the 250 or surviving copies of Shakespeare's 1st folio. They go for several million $ if they're in good nick. But this one was nicked from Durham Cathedral's library (I think) in 1998.

The worst part of the story is that the dork butchered the folio in a futile attempt to hide it's origin (they're all unique), and in doing so reduced its value from circa $1.5m to $775k.

Compelling TV.

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I won;t spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it .. as it was a wonderfull bit of documentry art ..

But it did make me think .. surely it's us who are the stupid ones for NOT borrowing on credit cards to fund a millionare lifestyle?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7881568/Raymond-Scotts-life-of-deceit.html

He has never worked, lives on benefits and has a long string of petty convictions. Judge has told him to expect substantial custodial sentence.

Deluded wannabee celebrity living on debt. Very much a man of our times.

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Even at the end when appearing at court he hired a full team of body guards to escort him from the car. Havanna cigar in gob and Chuchill two fingered salute. This guy was classic, a fool and thief but compelling viewing.

Lived with his 80 year old mum. Even had a Ferrari stashed in his council garage under her name.

£90k on credit cards (15 in total)

He said " If you owe the bank £9.00 you have a problem. If you owe the bank £90,000 they have a problem" :lol:

Worth watching.

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I was most impressed with his stunning 20 year old cuban girlfriend who was a sexy dancer. It was worth nicking the book just to enjoy her favours. Wish I had thought of it first mad.gif

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Before those who were quite rightly disgusted with what this loon did to the folio start to get ar-sey... I am just saying that the documentary was well filmed and researched.

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Interesting viewing though he really was a delusional, narcissistic twit of a man.

He'd be far more at home in the Big Brother house than fiddling with stolen goods.

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It was on BBC1 a couple of days ago .. ... The story was very very well told by the program ... Really great piece of documentry making .. Very surprised it was moved to the off topic forum as it's theme of credit gone mad is pretty on topic ..

The one thing I really really didn't get was the pot noodle ..

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The one thing I really really didn't get was the pot noodle ..

He was probably trying to pass it off as an overpriced Starbucks bucket of coffee. Maybe he'd spent his 2 week benefits cheque on the stretched Hummer that he went to court in...

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Good stuff... Report back !!

Well worth a watch, thanks for the heads-up.

Definitely on-topic, since it includes several recurring HPC themes -- ridiculous level of debt, benefit-cheat, seduced by appearances and by "the woman who made him do it", and to top it all off -- he's one of the evil boomers B)

I personally didn't think the Cuban girlfriend was all that, though ;)

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I personally didn't think the Cuban girlfriend was all that, though ;)

No .. she was certainly not worth it .. on the other hand she did not do badly out of it did she?

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Sentence is now in.....

Walter Mitty has been given 8 years.....

BBC Link

Proportionate for the crime?

You decide but it says something when rapists and violent offenders get pretty much the same tariff.

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I thought 8 yrs was a bit a steep, since he was found guilty of handling it, but not of the actual theft. But, his previous is in the article:

"He was given a six-year prison term for handling stolen goods and two years' imprisonment - to run consecutively - for removing stolen property from Britain.

The court heard that Scott had 25 previous convictions dating back to 1977, mainly for dishonesty"

I expect he'll do about 3 yrs.

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