British TV promotes bralessness

British TV promotes bralessness

fashiondreamer
fashiondreamer

November 9th, 2004, 3:10 am #1



A little while ago there was some discussion of the British gardening show, Groundforce, now shown in the US. This stemmed from someone mentioniong that one of the hosts Charlie Dimmock did not wear a bra (except on US episodes).



Well now the BBC is clearly selling the show as a braless show;
http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/home_li ... e_team.jsp
"two visible nipples" - would CBS do that?

Recently Alan Titchmarsh agreed to answer viewers' questions - inevitably he was asked:

Q: Why doesn’t Charlie wear a bra?! We find this unusual in the U.S.A. Is it not in England?

Alan: Comfort!


Well, let's give them marks for honesty!

Her biography starts off " Famed for her lack of supportive underwear, Charlie Dimmock is one of Britain's best-known gardeners. "
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 9th, 2004, 3:35 am #2

Oh if only the US broadcasters could be so brave, but after CBS and Fox have recently gotten zonked with a big fines from the FCC for so-call "indecency" I'm sure the networks are going to be more prudish then ever until we have a change of administration- and now that's four years away.
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fashiondreamer
fashiondreamer

November 9th, 2004, 3:53 am #3



A little while ago there was some discussion of the British gardening show, Groundforce, now shown in the US. This stemmed from someone mentioniong that one of the hosts Charlie Dimmock did not wear a bra (except on US episodes).



Well now the BBC is clearly selling the show as a braless show;
http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/home_li ... e_team.jsp
"two visible nipples" - would CBS do that?

Recently Alan Titchmarsh agreed to answer viewers' questions - inevitably he was asked:

Q: Why doesn’t Charlie wear a bra?! We find this unusual in the U.S.A. Is it not in England?

Alan: Comfort!


Well, let's give them marks for honesty!

Her biography starts off " Famed for her lack of supportive underwear, Charlie Dimmock is one of Britain's best-known gardeners. "
This was followed by "What Not to Wear" hosted by Trinny "I don't even have a bosom" Woodall
http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/home_li ... trinny.jsp

However she spends all her time talking about what she calls 'tits', and obviously feels that bras are not for her.



Is this a new BBC uniform?
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fashiondreamer
fashiondreamer

November 9th, 2004, 4:01 am #4



Well apparently it is not just on screen - here she is at the premiere of Lord of the Rings.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 9th, 2004, 4:44 am #5

There was a lot of discussion on the net because Angelina Jolie's protruding nipples were removed from a poster for her movie "Tomb Raiders" because "the producers feared they could prove offensive and spark a string of complaints". Understand we are not talking about bare anything- just bumps in a shirt!

There are many other examples where actresses' nipple bumps have been electronically removed.

Look at these two photos of Brittany Spears:

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And it not just girls- a few years ago there was a big flap because one of the Batman movies had visible nipples on the Batman costume.

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john the Aussie bloke
john the Aussie bloke

November 9th, 2004, 10:02 am #6



A little while ago there was some discussion of the British gardening show, Groundforce, now shown in the US. This stemmed from someone mentioniong that one of the hosts Charlie Dimmock did not wear a bra (except on US episodes).



Well now the BBC is clearly selling the show as a braless show;
http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/home_li ... e_team.jsp
"two visible nipples" - would CBS do that?

Recently Alan Titchmarsh agreed to answer viewers' questions - inevitably he was asked:

Q: Why doesn’t Charlie wear a bra?! We find this unusual in the U.S.A. Is it not in England?

Alan: Comfort!


Well, let's give them marks for honesty!

Her biography starts off " Famed for her lack of supportive underwear, Charlie Dimmock is one of Britain's best-known gardeners. "
Us Oz blokes regularly get the show on Foxtel.
The Oz version on normal tv doesn't have a girl with wobbly bits and a pommy accent. John from kangaroo country
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JB
JB

November 9th, 2004, 4:31 pm #7

Oh if only the US broadcasters could be so brave, but after CBS and Fox have recently gotten zonked with a big fines from the FCC for so-call "indecency" I'm sure the networks are going to be more prudish then ever until we have a change of administration- and now that's four years away.
Don't hold your breath, Nat. IIRC FCC commissioners have fixed terms that transcend a president's 4 yr term. They do not all go out with a change in presidents.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 9th, 2004, 4:50 pm #8

I'm pretty sure Powell is following the dictates of the administration. He opposed BPL based on the commissions own tests until someone in the white house read him the riot act. Money trumps good sense these days.
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JB
JB

November 9th, 2004, 10:56 pm #9

If you mean broadband over power line, I believe there was opposition to it from radio amateurs but I seem to recall that a deal was worked out with them so that BPL could be approved.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 9th, 2004, 11:29 pm #10

Anybody using 2-Mhz to low-VHF will be subject to interference. Their "solution" for hams (frequency notching) is a sham and interference complaints will require documentation using expensive equipment and legal red-tape, and then will likely be shelved in government bureaucracy. Short-wave listeners will just be out of luck- having no legal recourse at all. The whole thing- a total reversal of 80 years of government policy is a sweetheart sellout to the utility industry.
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