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The lads got a mention on Sunday night on a programne called "It was alright in the 1970's" which looks at what wouldn't be shown on today's tv and what would be allowed back then. This weeks theme was sexism and certain celebs give their view on the scene being played out before them, this is what was said about this scene

"Enter the professionals with tough guy government agents Bodie and Doyle" then the scene cuts to our lads talking whilst knelt down behind the car and then the celeb gives his view " oh my god no". "she actually does have a hand grenade down her bra"
"in this 1978 episode Bodie slaps a terrified Pamela Stephenson out of harms way, undressess her to safety then galliantly shields her from the blast" celeb then says "he even concocts an excuse to jump on top of her whilst ripping her clothes off and throwing the bomb into the bin" "is she going to be grateful and those glasses are fantastic" the celeb ends with " i mean what we get here is pretty extraordinary, it's an exploitation of a film makers dream, violence, sex and an explosion and all somehow brought together in the same dramatic moment, full marks to them for ticking all of those boxes, actually what i think emerges most from tv of this period is the utterly casual sexism that is never the issue but is always the background buzz of the culture"

"so while sexism was in the background, sex itself was front and centre"

The celeb viewing this was Matthew Sweet, a journalist and viewer in the 70's.


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Jun. 12th, 2019 07:50 am (UTC)
Oh fun :) Thanks for the info. I was sad they never released behind the scenes pics of Pamela :)
Jun. 12th, 2019 07:57 am (UTC)
it was lovely to see the lads on tv, when i see anything relating to the 70's i usually press the record button just incase , which i did with this programme and i will do the same again on Sunday evening because you never know *g* the lads might appear again in the next episode.

Yes i can't recall seeing any behind the scenes pics of Pamela.

Jun. 12th, 2019 06:59 pm (UTC)
Would have been nice to be able to see it too. So thank you for letting us know what they say this days about the lads. :-)
Jun. 13th, 2019 09:40 am (UTC)
You are welcome, it was lovely to catch the lads on TV, I will watch the next episode to see if they appear again.

Jun. 13th, 2019 09:30 am (UTC)
Very interesting, thanks for sharing
Jun. 13th, 2019 09:43 am (UTC)
You are welcome and thank you for taking a look. I will watch the next episode, you never know they might appear again.

Jun. 14th, 2019 05:10 am (UTC)
Fascinating! It's fun to look at what's changed and what hasn't, from a previous era.

Edited at 2019-06-14 05:16 am (UTC)
Jun. 14th, 2019 06:36 am (UTC)
yes it is and what was allowed back then wouldn't be allowed in the present day and some of the younger viewers taking part in the viewing of some of the 70's scenes were left jaw dropped because they couldn't believe that things like Bodie ripping open her blouse were actually allowed on tv.

Jun. 17th, 2019 12:45 am (UTC)
It's great to see Pros showing up in so many places. Thanks for posting this.
Jun. 17th, 2019 10:02 am (UTC)
I think the lads are always going to be popular and there will often be references to them. It was lovely seeing them on TV even if it was only for 5 minutes.

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