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Obscure Historical Reference of the Day

While having a chat in the Platt kitchen, Gary and David make reference to the Desert Rats, a nickname given to the 7th British Armoured Division during the second Word War, when they battled the Deutsche Afrika Korps in North … Continue reading

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A Word on the Pasty

  In Wednesday’s episode, Tina brings Joe and Jason Cornish pasties for lunch where they are working on Peter’s reno. She chides Jason for eating the “corners” of his pasty, referring to the savory treat’s origins: The origins of the … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

When Gail and Ted are going for a walk around the neighbourhood she expresses concern that it might be too much of an effort for Ted after his recent health scare. He tells Gail that it’s not like they’re climbing … Continue reading

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11/11/11

Be sure to take a minute or two out of your day today to remember In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

Ken (and the Coronation Street writers) are giving homage to a classic book of the early science fiction genre when he mentions the temperature at which paper ignites. Something everyone should read at some point. There is also a really … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

The new look with all the plants at the Platt flat is compared to Kew Gardens, better known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – a 250 year old conservatory and garden found in London, that contains 1 of 8 … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

Roy and Becky paraphrased a famous quote by Sir Winston Churchill KG, made in a radio speech in October 1939. “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

The uvver day Lloyd and Theresa were goin’ on about the good ole days wen they would go ter see Norffern Soul bands messing and would dance up a storm, so much so that there would be more steam on … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

After their car race, Steve downplays Dan’s performance, saying that Dan is no Ranulph Fiennes. The person Steve is referring to is Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet OBE, first man to travel by foot to both the north and south … Continue reading

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Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest The story line with Liam knocking knees with his sister in law has been used once or twice to great effect in the past, by William Shakespeare … Continue reading

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