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Mon 25 Jun 2007 (20:42)
All the bits added in for the DVD version of Tiswas Reunited
Okay, this is going to be highly anorak-like, but hey, it's what I do best. Here is a list of all the significant things added (or changed) to the DVD version of Tiswas Reunited.
- 'Previously on Tiswas' introduction... planted at the very beginning, so the ATV ident and titles come after. So it's even different to the recording version.
- Norman Collier broken microphone sketch where he's hinting at swearing.
- Old Folks Home gag as seen on the first DVD (using CT's actual parents, IIRC).
- Vicar scene which has Chris telling this history of Tiswas' rise in sermon-like tones, slagging off Blue Peter and Sw*p Sh*p, yay, this is the stuff. Shows a lot more of the Cage inhabitants being soaked, and you can see a lot of spit_the_cat who was hardly visible in the TV verison.
- Ooookaaaay song is nearly in full (get the first DVD to see it in full), a lot more than the brief snippet on the TV version.
- Lenny introduction is properly in full, the TV edit was rather hasty.
- Chris Tarrant goes elephant washing at Twycross Zoo in the Creature Feature clips montage.
- Cleaned up Tiswas, a clip where Chris announces that from now on, Tiswas will be dedicated to high art, intellectual debate, theatre reviews, etc, before a stray kid comes on and demands chaos. Which ensues. Brilliance!
- Spit the Dog routine has been properly shown pretty much in full, including the 'sh-t' misheard gag.
- Top Of The Pops memories, slating the BBC for the treatment they got.
- Four Bucketeers tour memories, how Chris got one over on ATV.
- Memories of public soakings, Sally and Chris describe the drenchings they got outside of Tiswas.
- Dying fly music replaced by some 'zany' music hall style effort. The only real disappointment. I personally would have had no audio at all for this.
- Extended Albert Grumble rant, where he claims how he fought in the Boer War, the American War Of Independence and against 'Adolf Bush' (that's my clapping which starts the applause for that), then goes up the stairs into the audience, and finishes by expressing his rage at Matthew Lewis' carrot. Genius. Best bit on the DVD if you ask me.
- 'One For You' mess montage has a lot of the original audio from the clips restored.
- Queen's 'We Are The Champions' removed from the Jackie Chan and Mohammed Ali clips, replaced with some triumphant-sounding anonymous music.
- Music replaced on ATV studios visit - Johnny Hates Jazz's 'Turn Back The Clock', Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' and Queen's 'You're My Best Friend', substituted for some vague (possibly royalty-free) music.
- ATV studios visit extended, to show the ramp in Bridge Street, plus footage of Annie Lennox doing the Bucket Of Water Song.
- Frank Carson's detective joke, I knew he did three on the night!
- More beards on show during Wuwal Wetweats, well, significantly you see the rest of the Tiswas team with their ginger beards on, just like in the ITV1 trailer.
- Paul Hardin - footage of him drumming all over the place (as seen on the first DVD) and back in the Tiswas Reunited studio, Sally visits him in the front row.
- Chris' post-show speech, a really touching moment, as it's the kind of thing you see/hear at TV show recordings which don't end up on TV at all. It's basically the cast and crew applauding the audience. At this point, I thought the cameras had stopped running. This is such a nice touch to end the DVD on. Plus, you get some more end credits bolted on when this is going on, mentioning the work made by the DVD crew.
So there you go. There were camera angles and other things I noticed, being a video nerd, but they're not too significant to make the list. Enjoy!
Mon 25 Jun 2007 (19:49)well rushed home from work un plugged the phone sat in front of the tv and pressed play.Yes my tiswas dvd had arrived and nothing was going to stop me watchin it now.
THE DVD HAS ARRIVED
All the bits that were not on the tv show are on the dvd more cage shots off all of us,it was great to see even more of that great night...
Now i have to lend it out to all family and friends ..Roll on the next tiswas night,
Thanks to all who made this dream for me to come true..
Fri 22 Jun 2007 (06:48)Will the pre show "previously on Tiswas" sketch be included in the DVD?
Pre title clips
Thu 21 Jun 2007 (20:10)
This IS what we want!
Sweet as a nut!
All the manic great stuff we saw on St. George's Day, more extras than on a big film production, best pre-month Birthday Prezzie I could hope for LOL
I'm so excited, all I can say is .....Fandabidozi :oD
Thu 21 Jun 2007 (18:43)
Why the edits occurred, and why the DVD is great
Right, this is my first post-transmission blog entry. I'd like to say that Tiswas Reunited has been an astounding success, the reception towards it among casual viewers (ie: not us Tiswas anoraks) has been staggering. Us hardcore fans loved it too, even we have been pedantically covering the bits that were dropped, we still enjoyed it. My heart was racing on Saturday night just as it was at the recording.
My favourite bits have been the ATV ident (yes, I'm a sad TV nerd, but you can't fault that genuine and spontaneous cheer for it), Robert Plant's appearance, the Cage, Bob's Spit The Dog routine, Frank Carson's non-PC jokes, Albert Grumble's rant, Mohammed Ali's praise, the fact they dared to show a boxing kangaroo act and the somewhat backhanded recognition for Dick and Dom.
I also like the fact that my face is in there for a few seconds. Not that I like being in TV programmes in general, but this is Tiswas, and just to be a tinsy winsy part of it has been my lifetime ambition.
Even the David Bellamy thing, which I didn't think worked at the recording, has come out quite well, due to the real David's hidden comic talent.
What I love is that people who never saw Tiswas first time round (due to, er, having been before after 1982, having prudish parents or being in the wrong part of the country) have picked up on this show and are loving it. It's caught a real buzz with fans of Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow, for starters.
Anyway, I have been contacted by Tony Nicholson who has been perusing our forum for our comments on the show. He's noted a lot of you didn't understand the edits (myself included). He's sent me an explanation of a particular edit, and says that while put the show together, he wasn't responsible for all the decisions (ie: the ad break placements and the switching around of items).
The Bright Eyes/Matthew Lewis edit occured because the audience's singalong completely drowned out Matthew! The team were pleased that we joined in on the night of the recording, but back in the edit suite, the cut had to be made, because after all, the show is intended for people who may not have seen that clip before. It was a decision made by Chris and Tony. And yes, they admit it's one of the few places where had to resort to recorded laughter.
The DVD is going to include a lot of the 'missing' studio footage, all the ad breaks are removed, and, as Chris and Tony always intended, it will be in the original running order.
Tony says that he knows we'll prefer the DVD version to the television broadcast. It's the Programme Editor and Executive Producer's Cut!
The documentary How Tis Came To Was has great TV interviews and lots of archive stuff that's not in Tiswas Reunited.
So, I guess some of you would like to ask Tony some questions. Get asking them here, we'll be chatting some more later!
Sun 17 Jun 2007 (16:34)
Only two things I was disappointed with. The Bright Eyes editing (canned laughter, pfft!) and the Bucket of Water song, whilst it was visually exciting with a load of colourful pac a mac's getting a dribble of water, the Cage got totally wiped out during that, only two quick shots were shown, booo!
Apart from that, I loved it!
Sun 17 Jun 2007 (07:28)Ok, sorry but this may sound a little negative but what we saw on tv last night wasnt half as good as actually being there. Ive done a few tv shows before as a musician/equity member that have been recorded in advance and edited for later transmission and they were ok..This wasnt! It just seemed to be badly produced/edited, the ad breaks were a bit higgledy piggledy (sorry porky). I think it would have been better shown without the ad breaks and shown at a different time slot, but then as with most tv stuff they have to fit things into a time slot that is available. I thought some of the camera shots were too close and not enough of the audience. What happend to chris dressed as a vicar, more of the phantom ect? Me and my partner Belinda enjoyed watching the show but it just seemed to lack a bit of energy, maybe more references to past presenters ect, more chaos and more Status Quo...All in all, it was a bit too tame. I hope all who were on it and watched it enjoyed the show though. Here's to the 50th Anniversary of the start of the show in 2024 (not long to go), good luck with the site, book and who knows (Bringing back the show with Dick & Dom), Thanks to Pete and all the other guys for keeping this site going...Jez
Mmm! Was it what you expected? Im not so sure
Sat 16 Jun 2007 (18:44)
Britain's Got Tarrant
Many thanks to Lenny Henry for referencing this site in the Daily Mail Tiswas article today. This week I've also learnt that Chris Tarrant has been reading this very blog. And Sally plugged this site across TalkSport and BBC local radio. I'm really really touched by this!
So, with the most important Tiswas development of the century about to happen in less than two hours, is this the end for us when it's over?
NOT A CHANCE!
The TiswasOnline contributors are busy crafting a book project which is going to be published, may even be hooked up with an official endorsement. Who knows? But it's definitely coming out in one form or another.
TiswasOnline itself is going to redevelop. No existing information content will be deleted, but it will have a much better design, and will be heavily interactive. More of a "fan club" feel than just pages of info. I'd say "Web 2.0" but that's such a Nathan-Barley-ism... ugh! Still, we are going to grow.
Yesterday saw the biggest amount of traffic to the site ever, and today is still heavily busy, set to be a new record-breaker in terms of traffic to the site. Maybe Sunday will be even busier? Who knows? All I know is that our forums will be deluged come 10:45pm tonight and through most of Sunday!
We do have the bandwidth (the technical term for, er, keeping a website working) to cope with this staggeringly vast amount of attention we're getting. Just been on the phone to our hosters, Bluehost in the States, and they have been utterly fantastic. We have a jaw-dropping amount of support from them.
So, this is pretty much it. I have the same feeling I did sitting in the Mulberry pub on April 23rd, getting nerves towards the crucial moment. Tonight is the night. I'm so amazed at the buzz around this show. It definitely has got people talking, especially a great deal of non-fans. The time is right for a series, easily!
Noel Edmonds, watch and learn. THIS IS THE STUFF! THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT!
Tue 12 Jun 2007 (10:02)
I remember climbing up the Cage at the to try and get in the piccie and for my efforts you can see me just behind Sally James head!!!
I can't wait til Saturday!!!!
I saw the article in The Sun so I added a comment to it at the Sun Online!!!!
I still can't believe I got soaked by Chris Tarrant. I can die happy!!!!
Tue 12 Jun 2007 (09:34)oh my god its all come back to me ,just bought the sun newspaper and on page 23 there we all in the big cage photo that they took at the end of the night.
You can make some of us out as we are climing the cage to get in the photo.
ROLL ON SAT NIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!