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Anyone see it then?

The dinner sketch ? No ?

The Brown sketch ? No ?

Absolutely on topic. The dinner conversation swings round to house prices and a figure of 1.6 mil is mentioned for their place. "1.6 million ?" someone else asks. "That's terrible. Do you realise that means house prices have only tripled in 8 years ?". "I know, well, we're thinking of getting out - selling up and getting down to grass-roots level - downsizing - we're rather isolated in this neck of the woods". "Well, the important thing to do in this situation is to MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW YOU HAVE A CHOICE AND IT'S BECAUSE YOU WANT TO, NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO".

Conversation rambles on to the couple becoming self-sufficient in Wimbledon (the joke punch-line). "Yes, but..." starts someone else. "If everyone decided to get out, sell up and downsize like you, the economy would collapse wouldn't it ?"

DID NO-ONE ELSE SPOT THIS SUPERB LITTLE GEM ON C4 ???

The Brown sketch is based on him setting up something akin to a bomb trigger he can pull if things don't go his way and he gets PM. The economy "poised for a crash - especially with the way it has been set up".

DID NO-ONE ELSE SPOT THIS ???

Come on ! 6:55pm tomorrow on More 4 if you, and I guess even a third chance on more 4 + 1 if you blink and miss it...

AF

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DID NO-ONE ELSE SPOT THIS SUPERB LITTLE GEM ON C4 ???

Didn't watch it but its curious. The editorial content of C4 has seen a lot of property ramping programmes like Kirstie & Phil as well as censorship on their own Internet forums... yet this gets by the C4 property-rampers.

It's as if their left-hand doesn't know what their righ-hand is doing.

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Didn't watch it but its curious. The editorial content of C4 has seen a lot of property ramping programmes like Kirstie & Phil as well as censorship on their own Internet forums... yet this gets by the C4 property-rampers.

It's as if their left-hand doesn't know what their righ-hand is doing.

I've seen some very very pointed criticism of the government on BB&F. Their expose of what's happening in Iraq was fascinating. Summary: Haliburton and others with their snouts in the trough. Their explanation of what was going on with privately financed schools was similarly excellent. Summary: gross wastage of public money and big profits for business. I'm p'd off that I missed the last episode and will make sure that I watch it when repeated. Returning to WL's point, I don't think BB&F take orders of what to say. They criticise everybody who deserves it.

Billy Shears

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I've seen some very very pointed criticism of the government on BB&F. Their expose of what's happening in Iraq was fascinating. Summary: Haliburton and others with their snouts in the trough. Their explanation of what was going on with privately financed schools was similarly excellent. Summary: gross wastage of public money and big profits for business. I'm p'd off that I missed the last episode and will make sure that I watch it when repeated. Returning to WL's point, I don't think BB&F take orders of what to say. They criticise everybody who deserves it.

Billy Shears

BB&F did a couple of fantastic Iraq special's a couple years ago I think 'between Iraq and a hard place' and the lesser sequel 'beyond Iraq and a hard place'. Eye opening stuff and very controversial I have tried to watch every episode since!

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They criticise everybody who deserves it.

Yes, but are they funny? Methinks not. They always seem a bit too pleased with themselves for my liking.

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Yes, but are they funny? Methinks not. They always seem a bit too pleased with themselves for my liking.

Well, it's not the Two Ronnies, that's for sure. But then it doesn't try to be. It's not to everyone's taste.

Billy Shears

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Didn't watch it but its curious. The editorial content of C4 has seen a lot of property ramping programmes like Kirstie & Phil as well as censorship on their own Internet forums... yet this gets by the C4 property-rampers.

It's as if their left-hand doesn't know what their righ-hand is doing.

With respect, your bewilderment about C4's right hand etc. is based on your belief that C4 is "out to get you".

Maybe it's not like that, and you are just a bit paranoid? Maybe they just make TV programmes, end-of story.

I think the thing that loses this site its credibility is the constant accusation that high HPCs is due to an organised conspiracy, and that when theres' an indication that prices aren't falling it's just a "VI" lying. But if Nationwide reports a 0.2% fall it's Hallelujahs all round - if they report a 0.2% increase then the methodology they used is analysed ad-nauseum. Same with the CPI inflation figures, which actually don't tell too different a story to RPI.

If it's not goung our way it's just because it's not, that's all.

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With respect, your bewilderment about C4's right hand etc. is based on your belief that C4 is "out to get you".

Maybe it's not like that, and you are just a bit paranoid? Maybe they just make TV programmes, end-of story.

I think the thing that loses this site its credibility is the constant accusation that high HPCs is due to an organised conspiracy, and that when theres' an indication that prices aren't falling it's just a "VI" lying. But if Nationwide reports a 0.2% fall it's Hallelujahs all round - if they report a 0.2% increase then the methodology they used is analysed ad-nauseum. Same with the CPI inflation figures, which actually don't tell too different a story to RPI.

If it's not goung our way it's just because it's not, that's all.

It IS a conspiracy. It's an accidental one though, an inherited one.

The system is doomed to failure and inflation is the only thing that prevents it from imploding. It eventually collapses through implosion (deflationary collapse leading to bankruptcy and systemic failure) or explosion (hyperinflation)

Bankruptcy is immediate and catastrophic whereas perpetual inflation is easier as it is a drawn out process, terminal nonetheless!. All we can do is try to keep it going as long as possible.

Those expecting a substantial correction in cash terms will be fleeced just the same. If you hold cash then

use it or lose it!

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It IS a conspiracy. It's an accidental one though, an inherited one.

The system is doomed to failure and inflation is the only thing that prevents it from imploding. It eventually collapses through implosion (deflationary collapse leading to bankruptcy and systemic failure) or explosion (hyperinflation)

Bankruptcy is immediate and catastrophic whereas perpetual inflation is easier as it is a drawn out process, terminal nonetheless!. All we can do is try to keep it going as long as possible.

Those expecting a substantial correction in cash terms will be fleeced just the same. If you hold cash then

use it or lose it!

Agreed, but I was pointing out that there is NOT a cabel of institutions that get together each month to plot against beleagured FTBs! It's just market forces, no more, no less, and always is.

There are spinners of course, on both sides, but many on here think there is a co-ordinated conspiracy involving government, lending institutions, the media and estate agents. Paranoia about this "conspiracy" is not good for their mental health.

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i saw it. it was just the slightest blip.

they could have done a lot better. more guts required.

at least its about the only show thats getting the picture of whats really been going on.

the other show last night which was helpful was the one about the death of the sit com.

this points to the new waft of reality tv, property being a keen favourite. this may partly explain recent btl craze. with the conclusion that comedy was dying on tv. replaced by reality and pop star celebs.

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i saw it. it was just the slightest blip.

they could have done a lot better. more guts required.

at least its about the only show thats getting the picture of whats really been going on.

the other show last night which was helpful was the one about the death of the sit com.

this points to the new waft of reality tv, property being a keen favourite. this may partly explain recent btl craze. with the conclusion that comedy was dying on tv. replaced by reality and pop star celebs.

and property porn! :angry:

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Anyone see it then?

The dinner sketch ? No ?

The Brown sketch ? No ?

Absolutely on topic. The dinner conversation swings round to house prices and a figure of 1.6 mil is mentioned for their place. "1.6 million ?" someone else asks. "That's terrible. Do you realise that means house prices have only tripled in 8 years ?". "I know, well, we're thinking of getting out - selling up and getting down to grass-roots level - downsizing - we're rather isolated in this neck of the woods". "Well, the important thing to do in this situation is to MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW YOU HAVE A CHOICE AND IT'S BECAUSE YOU WANT TO, NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO".

Conversation rambles on to the couple becoming self-sufficient in Wimbledon (the joke punch-line). "Yes, but..." starts someone else. "If everyone decided to get out, sell up and downsize like you, the economy would collapse wouldn't it ?"

DID NO-ONE ELSE SPOT THIS SUPERB LITTLE GEM ON C4 ???

The Brown sketch is based on him setting up something akin to a bomb trigger he can pull if things don't go his way and he gets PM. The economy "poised for a crash - especially with the way it has been set up".

DID NO-ONE ELSE SPOT THIS ???

Come on ! 6:55pm tomorrow on More 4 if you, and I guess even a third chance on more 4 + 1 if you blink and miss it...

AF

Some brilliant sketches!

I saw this this and said to my hosuemate (who is thinking of buying) that "you know a market is in serious trouble when the satirists get hold of it.... "

She thought I was joking - DOH!

- Pye (Property Speculation Ninja :ph34r: )

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