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A very bizarre moment around 10 minutes into episode 216, looks like for a few seconds there were two different takes of the same scene (or a slowed down version of the same take) layered on top of each other.

It's not like it on the UK Living version of the episode, though! So STV must be using a different edit of the episode.

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That same track Barry and Terry were beaten up to (and Roger and Heather were woken up to in episode 1... amongst several over occasions) is playing in the nightclub later in the episode- the very narrow choice of songs they have to play really is becoming obvious!
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As we're coming up to that storyline now, apparently the show wanted to use a Free George Jackson song that a band had recorded, but were apparently unable to because it was released commercially.

The Free George Jackson campaign must have been one of the first truly viral campaigns, before anyone really even knew the idea, with posters being put up all over the country, which annoyed Cliff Howels as his picture was on some of them.
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I presume Cliff Howels and Paul Usher were doing panto in 1984?

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Cliff Howels never returns anyway, we've seen the last of him. Not sure if he was intended to return, but his anger at the Free George Jackson campaign stopped that, or it was always meant to be the end of his character.

Look like Paul Usher only makes occasional appearances for quite a while after this.

Was interesting a couple of weeks back, we saw Cliff Howels and Anna Keaveney appearing in Casualty on Drama only a couple of episodes apart. Cliff didn't look much different, but Anna had aged terribly considering it was only 9 years after the Brookside episodes we're currently seeing.
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That's a shame, I really enjoyed his character.

I didn't realise that Katrin Cartlidge (Lucy Mk1) wouldn't return either, the way they'd tee'd that up with a departure then a visit home for Christmas left me thinking it would just be while she sat her A-Levels or something. Seemingly she is replaced at some point in the next year's worth of episodes then Lucy Mk1 comes back again to see her family's exit out.

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And seems "round at Cathy's", even for Christmas lunch, is their equivalent of "upstairs playing her tapes" when it comes to Gordon now.
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Some sad news just breaking this morning . . .

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R.I.P.


(Thought it best to post this here as separate obit threads are not allowed.)
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Very sad, probably the show's most iconic character, and certainly the longest running. 68 is no age, prostate cancer is a git.

Been pushed off the headlines because of Shane McGowan and Alastair Darling, people seem to be dropping like flies right now.
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I didn't receive was so young - thought he'd have been around the 60 mark when the show ended. Certainly the defining character of the 90s.
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(30-11-2023, 09:18 AM)TheGregmeister Wrote:  Some sad news just breaking this morning . . .

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R.I.P.


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Very sad news. A brilliant actor who's performance will be remembered by millions. RIP.

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