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Stafford Soap Opera

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by TENSHON, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. db

    db #chaplife

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    this is definitely the truth..

    just look at the depth of non-stop punnery displayed in the pie thread; poet's ramblings in the entertainment forum; the co-ordination of stafford rangers bannergate; and the breadth of local history displayed by miss t, tenshon, et al in the Memories thread..

    as long as all this is glued together by someone with a sound grasp of media and production protocols it has serious potential :v:
     
  2. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    sofa, step forth
     
  3. db

    db #chaplife

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    can i dress up as a woman and stuff an orange in my mouth at the weekends?
     
  4. MISS T

    MISS T Forum user & abuser

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    I have many, many years of script writing, costume design and make up. All be it for the under fives, but still it's a challenge to re-write the Christmas story each year and make it fresh. I would absolutely love a role, my C.V includes singing, dancing and signing, I look forward to hearing from you . . .For the record I don't serve drinks, I drink drinks.
     
  5. jimstafford

    jimstafford Jimdrinski

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    Ok you lot are certainly showing signs of serious soap action provided its in a pub - so here is the genius; and hopefully, as long as you keep it quiet until we have copyright on the idea, it'll be stunning.

    We simply rig out a corner of the Railway with half a dozen cams and mics and stream it! We can have a designated soap area and if you step in it, you're in it - so to speak. Anyone can join in (as long as they like going in the Railway and drinking, and talking sh-lite) and the cast and the chat will weave its own consequences!!

    We can make the Railway famous world wide, get copious amounts of free ale, mix with the tourists and the great thing will be: If you are not allowed out you can sit at home watching the action with a four pack and get the real pub atmosphere in your own home. Can't be bad.

    I've got one web cam!
     
  6. rich upsetter

    rich upsetter Cuffy is the new skill

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    i like it! but my eyes are bleeding.
     
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    jimbob23 Official 1000th poster

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    :eek:
     
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    I quite fancy myself as a Big Ron or Winston from 'Eastenders'. "Pint please, Peggy/Pat/Grant/Tiffany" etc.
     
  9. victoriab

    victoriab victoriaboyle.co.uk

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    I like jimstafford's idea, but then does that mean that the potential for ludicrous storylines featuring lies/murder/secret homosexuality is lost?

    ...And to think Tenshon, you were going to delete this thread!
     
  10. Sofa

    Sofa I'm a Staffooooooordian

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    I it would be great if people could play characters who are very similar to themselves, as that would make everything a lot easier. The technical side is no problem at all. Finding actors will be the difficult bit!
     
  11. MISS T

    MISS T Forum user & abuser

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    Well, anyone who would like to take part, be it a character or another role, sign up soon and we can get this show on the road.
    :bananarock:
     
  12. db

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    i could play a portly, occasionally camp idiot, who makes flippant remarks in the name of comedy and then regrets it later :v:



    edit: i spel gud

    edit 2: and now sofa's post makes no sense lol
     
  13. Sofa

    Sofa I'm a Staffooooooordian

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    How much would you pay him, this portly, camp idiot?
     
  14. jimstafford

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    one and sixpence

    Boys and Girls we don't want to compete with the crap already on offer - lets make something different and special. Reality Pub! Why try and follow what the big guys do, lets be creative. Simple gossip in a pub is hilarious at the best of times - its just never been recorded.
     
  15. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    i would share this sentiment. I was at a family function on friday and it topped every episode of phoenix nights combined. i fooking hate reality tv but this at least would be about 'real people'. is it possible to keep the cameras in there for a few weeks? a. to allow those involved to relax and be less conscious of being filmed, and b. to gather enough footage to edit into one fandabydozy episode? and c. an excuse to go the boozer everyday, not that you need one, hick!
     
  16. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    this could better BBC2's 'smoking room' and 'early doors'. for those less practiced in the art of 'goin' down the local', here's a beginners guide to get you started...
    http://www.sirc.org/publik/ptpchap4.html
     
  17. MISS T

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    Any news on the soap opera?
     
  18. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Forumite

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    sorry miss t, but are you related to the lockes from silkmore? :shifty:


    x
     
  19. MISS T

    MISS T Forum user & abuser

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    Doesn't ring any bells, that's not a family name.
     
  20. Biggin

    Biggin Honourary Staffordian

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    I Like the idea, maybe Sofa's song could be the theme tune, and why not call it 'Staffordian's'? It could be set up as a play in the MET Theatre at the Gatehouse first of all, see how people from stafford feel about it. Maybe it could run for a week if there was enough interest. Then film it stick it on youtube, get the local press involved and local businesses would sponsor it if they got a mention or a bit part. The characters need to have real connections to the area, the guy who works on core building in Areva, The chap who works at Evode and is permanently high from 30 years of making glue, Frustrated Secretary of the Chief Executive of the council, Alcoholic Barrister, Maybe a gurkha, and a character that would shake things up is a vigilante hardman. Teachers are a good one and maybe a couple of bikers. If there's auditions I wanna play the token foreigner.

    Now make it happen.
     

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