Canberra too provincial for Come Fly With Me

johnboy 16 May 2011 36

News has a story on the decision by our 9 affiliate WIN to not broadcast “Come Fly With Me” the camp airline comedy from the Little Britain team.

Channel Nine’s regional affiliates, WIN and NBN Television, have decided that David Walliams and Matt Lucas’s airport-based satire Come Fly With Me is is inappropriate for their regional audience in NSW.

Instead we’re getting more Big Bang Theory. Oh bliss.

UPDATE: It should be noted the show will be available on GO! at 10pm.


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Stevian Stevian 10:24 pm 15 Aug 11

screaming banshee said :

Are we know too provincial to receive Big Bang on Monday nights??

It was on GO! at 9.00

screaming banshee screaming banshee 10:02 pm 15 Aug 11

screaming banshee said :

Are we know too provincial to receive Big Bang on Monday nights??

know now…dammit

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:50 pm 15 Aug 11

Are we know too provincial to receive Big Bang on Monday nights??

EvanJames EvanJames 9:41 am 18 May 11

Stevian said :

EvanJames said :

called Mile High.

I remember that, it was quite good, not great but good. It was more of a light drama than a actual comedy. The set up was that one small airline was bought out by another, the drama stemmed from the to opposing sets of staff, trying to get on and fretting about being made redundant.

That was it. Odd show, sometimes very funny, and other times quite heavy and dramatic. Quite endearing though, used to catch it on late night TV. Like a lot of UK shows, very character-driven. I think it gave a reasonably accurate picture of air crew working the UK/Spanish holiday budget market. Not glamorous.

I saw an ad for Come Fly With Me on Win last night so it looks like it will be infesting our screens. Too Benny Hill for me, I will watch something else.

Holditz Holditz 11:09 pm 17 May 11

And now after seeing that Come Fly With Me rated 1.48 million viewers on Nine, TV Tonight reports that WIN has backflipped!

Stevian Stevian 10:59 am 17 May 11

EvanJames said :

georgesgenitals said :

I watched an episode of Little Britain once. What a load of crap, not even funny.

Quite a repellant, icky show. I tried to watch it but felt the need for a shower.

There was quite a watchable air crew series some years back, from the UK, called Mile High. Sometimes good, sometimes awful, occasionally funny.

I remember that, it was quite good, not great but good. It was more of a light drama than a actual comedy. The set up was that one small airline was bought out by another, the drama stemmed from the to opposing sets of staff, trying to get on and fretting about being made redundant.

Thumper Thumper 10:37 am 17 May 11

“I watched an episode of Little Britain once. What a load of crap, not even funny.”

The Chris Lilleys of England.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:25 am 17 May 11

georgesgenitals said :

I watched an episode of Little Britain once. What a load of crap, not even funny.

Quite a repellant, icky show. I tried to watch it but felt the need for a shower.

There was quite a watchable air crew series some years back, from the UK, called Mile High. Sometimes good, sometimes awful, occasionally funny.

The Frots The Frots 9:42 am 17 May 11

georgesgenitals said :

I watched an episode of Little Britain once. What a load of crap, not even funny.

Yeah, I couldn’t get into ‘Little Britain’ at ll – and acquired taste that I didn’t fancy acquiring. But I was interested in this one – didn’t look nearly as stupid on the promo’s as the other one.

Anyway, as someone said earlier in the thread, you can see it on GO (Digital Channel 9 at Channel 80) at 2200hrs. Mrs Frot watched it and thought it was okay.

qbngeek qbngeek 9:32 am 17 May 11

cmdwedge said :

http://www.utorrent.com/

Pick your server, download, enjoy. Ad-free, too.

And once you have utorrent, go to http://www.eztv.it and get any show your heart desires.

Then you can watch them whenever you want, add free and store them on a portable HDD for future watching pleasure, then you won’t need to buy the DVDs for greatly inflated prices (because shipping to Australia is ssssoooooooo expensive).

I’ve got nearly 3 terabytes of TV shows now and all they cost me was $200 for the harddrives and a little of my broadband data (which isn’t being used during the day anyway, which is when utorrent is set to download).

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:25 am 17 May 11

I watched an episode of Little Britain once. What a load of crap, not even funny.

Stevian Stevian 9:22 am 17 May 11

Obviously a publicity stunt, excite interest is something by banning it, then show it later. How many of you would have bothered with it otherwise?

buzz819 buzz819 9:02 am 17 May 11

cleo said :

I wasn’t born or bred in Canberra, always said it’s a big country town. More like a MICKEY MOUSE TOWN!

A big country town with more public servants per capita then anywhere is in Australia.

cleo cleo 1:28 am 17 May 11

I wasn’t born or bred in Canberra, always said it’s a big country town. More like a MICKEY MOUSE TOWN!

Deckard Deckard 7:40 pm 16 May 11

farnarkler said :

Why oh why didn’t the ABC buy it!!? Surely the Beeb would’ve given them a discount and not let the knuckle dragging channel nine get hold of it.

Probably because they saw how bad it was. Little Britain was a classic. This show was a massive let down.

farnarkler farnarkler 7:23 pm 16 May 11

Why oh why didn’t the ABC buy it!!? Surely the Beeb would’ve given them a discount and not let the knuckle dragging channel nine get hold of it.

Deref Deref 7:20 pm 16 May 11

Win – what do you expect? They give new meaning to “lowest common denominator”.

John Moulis John Moulis 3:54 pm 16 May 11

This is nothing new. In 1992 WIN refused to show Doug Mulray’s Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos, the program famously yanked off air by Kerry Packer halfway through.

In the leadup to the show going to air WIN said it wasn’t censorship, that they would show it when the regional ratings were on later in the year. As it turned out, it was never shown on WIN until 2009 when Channel Nine under different owners found an unlabelled copy when they were doing spring cleaning, re-edited it with Bert Newton replacing much of Mulray’s input, and showed it in its entirety.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:54 pm 16 May 11

Pommy bastard said :

Well if 2 1/2 men can be the top ranked “comedy” show in Aus, we only have ourselves to blame for being seen as somewhat less than suffistikatud.

That’s a very good point.

Northsidechick Northsidechick 3:29 pm 16 May 11

Ok this really gets my goat. God damn billy bob, I’m pissed off.

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