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UK Rewatch - C8 Rumours Of Death
trevor travis
The episode: Colin Eight – Rumours Of Death (Carry On Killing Squirrels)
The date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
The time: 7.45pm UK time

In which we return to Earth for the third and final time, just in time for a coup against Servalan’s Presidency, which by a huge, whacking, massive coincidence that you have to forgive television for sometimes is led by Avon’s girlfriend just as he is returning to take revenge against those responsible for her death. But the rumours of her death have been greatly exaggerated, although Avon can fix that for us, so that he can steal the Mark Twain quote all for himself. Also, Avon needs a shave and a good clean-up (any volunteers to help out with the scrubbing brush?); Bercol gets a new job; and the poor security chaps find out this day is quite a bit worse than others.

Episode in a word: Dark. Or maybe Magnificent, because this is one of the best 55 minutes of television that you’re likely to see.
Characters to cheer: Not sure if there is anyone. Actually, let’s go for Servie (yes, I know, I always go for Servie, but’s she the best and most stylish villain in anything ever, so there!). She maintains her dignity throughout, whether being abducted from her own office, or being chained to a wall in her own cellar. And Forres provides a bit of comic relief. Well, until he dies, of course. It’s THAT kind of episode.
Actor to cheer: Paul Darrow put in the performance of his career, as Avon gradually finds out the truth behind his “dead” girlfriend.
Characters to boo: Vila, for almost getting Avon killed at the end. It’s one occasion where he needed to be just a bit alert and sober for just a few hours. And Anna Grant or Bartolomew or Sula or whatever she’s calling herself this week is a bit of a rotter, to be honest. She clearly is after taking Servie’s place, whatever she tries to claim.
Is Soolin looking lovely this week?: Yes.
Recognisable Face: David Haig (Forres) has gone on to carve out a career as a very well-respected actor and playwright. Plus the dead squirrel reappeared in an episode of Blackadder The Third.
Best exchange: I could quote the whole cellar scene, which is simply brilliant from beginning to end. But let’s go for: AVON: “Have you murdered your way to the wall of an underground room?” SERVALAN: “It's an old wall, Avon, it waits. I hope you don't die before you reach it.”

Blake's 7 will return in… Carry On Kissing Corpses
Vote Og.
 
Brad
When seeking lost love to avenge,
Be careful you don't come unhinged.
For your misplaced trust, you'll have to adjust,
Or start on your long, slow descent.
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littlesue
Back in 1985 at Space City, this was one of the episodes the Beeb allowed the organisers to show on a big Telly and the room was packed. It was quite emotional in that room, I can tell you, it only needed one person to start blubbing and the rest of us followed.....sob
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


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Hugbot
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littlesue
Dear Huggy
A pocket Avon? Everyone (especially us Avon ladies) should have one!!! Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


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littlesue
Now I'm just getting sorted. Dearest was going to watch the footie on this 'ere comp, but then found that he had to register with a gambling site...so that's a no no.
So here I am on the comp and not my lovely big flat screen TV to watch my fave episode.
Now to get organised..tea, biccies, choccie and tissues for that brilliant last 15 minutes.....
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


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Lorna
I have had a lovely day out with my friends. But as I was the driver I am a bit tired, so if I dont post I may have fallen asleep!!
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

I have had a lovely day out with my friends. But as I was the driver I am a bit tired, so if I dont post I may have fallen asleep!!


Does that mean a long sharp stick is in order?
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Hugbot
Evening all! Frown

littlesue wrote:

Dear Huggy
A pocket Avon? Everyone (especially us Avon ladies) should have one!!! Grin

I bet he is very soft to the touch...
 
Lorna

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I have had a lovely day out with my friends. But as I was the driver I am a bit tired, so if I dont post I may have fallen asleep!!


Does that mean a long sharp stick is in order?

Perhaps!!
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

littlesue wrote:

Dear Huggy
A pocket Avon? Everyone (especially us Avon ladies) should have one!!! Grin

I bet he is very soft to the touch...


I'll let you know..........Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad

Lorna wrote:

I have had a lovely day out with my friends. But as I was the driver I am a bit tired, so if I dont post I may have fallen asleep!!


Make yourself a nice cuppa. You don't want to sleep through this one.
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Modthra
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I have had a lovely day out with my friends. But as I was the driver I am a bit tired, so if I dont post I may have fallen asleep!!


Does that mean a long sharp stick is in order?

Perhaps!!

Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
AnneArthur
Hi everyone. Actually on time, for once! And with a drink, too.
 
Lurena
Hi All!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Paula
Hello all. One of the best Blake's 7 episodes ever today.
Resist the Host




 
Brad
This episode, and the Babylon 5 Episode Zha Ha Dum, have so much in common.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Hugbot

AnneArthur wrote:

Hi everyone. Actually on time, for once! And with a drink, too.

Is it green?
 
AnneArthur
Next time Avon says that he sees no need to prove that he cares . . .
 
Hugbot

Brad wrote:

This episode, and the Babylon 5 Episode Zha Ha Dum, have so much in common.

I once saw an article on the Internet called A Tale of Two Annas. Guess what it was about...
 
OneSparePart
Just made it. Hello.
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
AnneArthur

Hugbot wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Hi everyone. Actually on time, for once! And with a drink, too.

Is it green?


No - dry sherry, very pale yellow!
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft
 
Brad
Brilliant exposition. Chris Boucher at his best.
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Modthra
 
OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft

Nooooooooooooo!
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
AnneArthur

Brad wrote:

This episode, and the Babylon 5 Episode Zha Ha Dum, have so much in common.


Much loved women called Anna who are not dead?

I can't think of anything else, off the top of my head. Zha Ha Dum always reminds me of Star One (Lurena walking slowly towards the Andromedans with the bomb in her hand) rather than this one. What are the similarities that you see?
Edited by AnneArthur on 23-08-2022 18:49
 
Paula

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft


This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home, this little piggie had roast beef, this little piggie had none, this little piggie went wee wee wee all the way home. There you go ladies.
Resist the Host




 
M1795537OCVirn
Late again, but wouldn't miss this one. How are you all?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot
I wonder if Shrinker also interrogated Hal Mellanby.
 
Lurena

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft

Pity they don't show much of Avon's bare feet.
Was that a BBC obligation to show as little nudity as possible?
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft

Why did you remember that?!! AngryFrown
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Lurena

Hugbot wrote:

I wonder if Shrinker also interrogated Hal Mellanby.

That thought crossed my mind too.
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Brad

Hugbot wrote:

I wonder if Shrinker also interrogated Hal Mellanby.


Oooph... Well reasoned, but that level of continuity just doesn't fit Blake's 7. Grin
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Modthra
 
littlesue
I spy some chest hair........
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart

Paula wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft


This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home, this little piggie had roast beef, this little piggie had none, this little piggie went wee wee wee all the way home. There you go ladies.

Touching feet is worse than seeing them...
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft

Why did you remember that?!! AngryFrown

Because I am evil.
 
littlesue

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Just made it. Hello.

Just in time to admire Avon's bare feet! Pfft

Why did you remember that?!! AngryFrown

Because I am evil.

Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lurena

littlesue wrote:

I spy some chest hair........

Soft to touch?
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Brad
Sula sounds like a Marxist.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
littlesue

Lurena wrote:

littlesue wrote:

I spy some chest hair........

Soft to touch?

I'll leave that to your imagination......
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
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