• BBC Horrible Histories (UK Kid's TV) Song - Charles Dickens in the style of The Smiths

    BBC’s Horrible Histories Series 5 Episode 3 Charles Dickens sings his life (iPlayer, start at 11:30)



    YouTube link posted by BlueBirds, StevenM and an anoymous person:





    Related forum thread started by miseryguts, link posted by Kewpie:

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Morrissey spoof on BBC Horrible Histories started by ASLEF shrugged View original post
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    1. Kewpie's Avatar
      Kewpie -
      The programme is on CBBC (children's BBC channel).

      A user Miseryguts reported the story in September 2012:

      http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/125322

      Also Bluebirds posted youtube link:
      http://www.morrissey-solo.com/thread...post1986777246

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    1. StevenM's Avatar
      StevenM -
      This is a delightful moment from the CBBC show Horrible Histories that fans of Morrissey, Dickens and literature will I'm sure enjoy!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrrAQ2Sz4BU

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Not really news, well not news at all, but something that may interest - or not!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrrAQ2Sz4BU

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    1. mozmal's Avatar
      mozmal -
      Very nice, thanks for the link.

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    1. Peterb's Avatar
      Peterb -
      Horrible Histories is an excellent program. V. Funny indeed dispite being made for CBBC!

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Peterb View Post
      Horrible Histories is an excellent program. V. Funny indeed dispite being made for CBBC!
      (What's the first C stand for and why don't you like them?)

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    1. Peterb's Avatar
      Peterb -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
      (What's the first C stand for and why don't you like them?)
      Hi Crystal, CBBC is a dedicated BBC channel for older kids. The C is for 'childrens'.
      I do like it, I'm just being a little snobbish about programs made for children.
      Ofcourse there is no reason why childrens TV should be any worse than adult telly.

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Peterb View Post
      Hi Crystal, CBBC is a dedicated BBC channel for older kids. The C is for 'childrens'.
      I do like it, I'm just being a little snobbish about programs made for children.
      Ofcourse there is no reason why childrens TV should be any worse than adult telly.
      Thanks for the answer. In America our kids channel is called Nickelodeon. I think some of the shows are way more clever than adult shows.

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      carnal artist -
      Couldn't see if this had already been posted - but Horrible Histories did a Morrissey pastiche song about Charles Dickens...

      It's here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrrAQ2Sz4BU

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    1. Bluebirds's Avatar
      Bluebirds -
      Quote Originally Posted by Peterb View Post
      Hi Crystal, CBBC is a dedicated BBC channel for older kids. The C is for 'childrens'.
      I do like it, I'm just being a little snobbish about programs made for children.
      Ofcourse there is no reason why childrens TV should be any worse than adult telly.
      I think its terrible that with the advent of digital TV childrens television programming has been shunt off to the nether regions of digital TV land. Back "in 1954" when I was a kid and it were all fields and bomb sites it was accepted that kids watched kids shows on BBC1 between 3.30 and 5.30pm. (Occasionally flicking over to ITV if a decent cartooon was on)

      No wonder Britain is f***ed and the youth of today have no hope; when they're at school they can no longer talk about yesterday's Grange Hill or the new Chorlton & The Wheelies. No common ground. And the advent of no stickyback plastic is indirectly responsible for gang postcode warfare and the rise of radical extremism.

      It was all so much easier when there 3 (or 4) channels.

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    1. King Leer's Avatar
      King Leer -
      Just saw the video through Twitter. Excellent!
      Singing and music playing is up to par. It draws mainly on Heaven Knows and Sheila -- what else is in the mix?

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      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Leer View Post
      Just saw the video through Twitter. Excellent!
      Singing and music playing is up to par. It draws mainly on Heaven Knows and Sheila -- what else is in the mix?
      This Charming Man for the bass line.

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      HandThatRocksTheCradle -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Leer View Post
      Just saw the video through Twitter. Excellent!
      Singing and music playing is up to par. It draws mainly on Heaven Knows and Sheila -- what else is in the mix?
      I'm hearing a smidgen of "The Charming Man" sprinkled in there. This is BRILLIANT!! Well done! I might have paid attention in History class if it were presented like this!

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    1. DAVIE's Avatar
      DAVIE -
      Made me cringe!

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      This perhaps the most British thing I've ever seen.

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    1. Librarian On Fire's Avatar
      Librarian On Fire -
      That's really enjoyable. I liked viewing it. Morrissey's a fan of Dickens so perhaps he'll approve!

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      realitybites -
      Pretty impressive.

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    1. Luke Action McClure's Avatar
      Luke Action McClure -
      Brilliant

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    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      if its' for a children programme, than a new generation will seek for Dickens,
      and the music, so again a terrific 3-4 minute video with music from the Smiths, and Dickens singing it,
      all a sign of England's culture...and that made for a cildren's channel, good education IMHO

      the producers should get an award for this.

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    1. Guernie's Avatar
      Guernie -
      What a fun way to learn ! I remember watching Sesame Street as a kid and REM came on singing a song called Shiny Happy Monsters based on their song Shiny Happy People . I loved it !

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