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Howburn Digger
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Re: Detectorists - contentious issues
May 17, 2017, 21:16
Contentious issues with Detectorists include those parts which highlighted the haphazard and highly disrespectful manner in which Saxons disposed of their unwanted gold. It made things really difficult for Detectorists like MacKenzie Crook and Toby Jones. Took two full series to find it. Though they did find the Danebury Mayor's Chain of Office which he'd lost when he was out for some recreational dogging opportunities.

Contentious issues with The Apprentice which has affected the manner in which thousands of crap middle managers now feel entitled to treat their staff because they "learned it from Lord Sugar".

Contentious issues with Bucket, its approach to female masturbation & linking it to "checking for squirrels". Squirrels! The horror. However, the "who's spunking the Batcave?" line did mean Miss Margoyles lost my disrespect almost immediately. Very little History or artefacts in this programme despite the fact they drove through a lot of countryside in it.

Contentious issues with Time Team and its treatment of ancient artefacts Couldn't they leave stuff alone? What was with the digging stuff up all the time? Every week... TV treasure hunters but not fictional like Detectorists.

Contentious issues with Tomorrows World as a lot of stuff they said we'd get (like hover scooters) which we haven't got. Very little about History or historical artefacts in this programme which as its title suggests was almost exclusively about the Future (or the programme makers Present which was the 1970's - amusingly now nearly 50 years in the past).

Has anyone else got issues which are contentious about TV programmes? Doesn't matter how big or small your Contention Bone is... tell us about it here.

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