People Just Do Nothing

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by D'wards, May 31, 2014.

  1. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Anyone been watching this? Mockumentary about a pirate radio station in west London.

    iplayer exclusive I think. Its spot on, and very funny. They get those sort of lads off perfectly - would like to know what they are like in real life.

    From looking at the credits, its written by Steves and MC Grindah, who are the two thickest ones in it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01xw0zf/people-just-do-nothing-1-secret-location
     
  2. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    I've only seen the first one and it's fucking hilarious. Chabuddy G is a legend.
     
  3. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    The lack of interest in this thread displays maybe this programme is very little-seen, which is a real shame.

    I hope they end up showing it on BBC3, as it funnier than every other programme they have shown.

    Oddly though, the subject is pure BBC3 - weed smoking, grunge-mc urban "yoot", strangely the humour is more BBC4
     
  4. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Yes I've watched it on the iPlayer.
    It caught my eye as I'm a fan of pirate radio, thought it was very funny.
    I would guess that the guys who wrote it must have a good idea about the scene, do you think they MC in real life?
     
  5. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I don't know a lot about that music, but they seem to know what they are doing, in the same way Spinal Tap did I suppose.

    That "Get Out The Way" tune they play seems as good to me as any other grime? garage? song
     
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  6. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Just checked it out. Great stuff :)

    Cheers for the recommendation
     
  7. Endeavour

    Endeavour -- --- .-. ... .

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  8. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Saw the first episode of this on iplayer, wasn't expecting to like it at all but very well done IMHO
     
  9. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    Did you know this is isn’t just made up, but is a parody that is based on real people?

    I don't know if anyone remembers a documentary a few years back called 'Towerblock dreams', which among many things featured a moron rig thief called 'killer':




    'MC Grindah' is based on killer. They haven’t even changed the name of dj beats!
     
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  10. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    I'd always assumed that was a parody too
     
  11. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I'm at work, but cannot wait to get home to watch these clips
     
  12. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    but yeah your right about it being a straight rip off. It also lost a bit of its shine for me too with the current series.
     
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  13. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    How many series/episodes are there?
     
  14. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    4 episodes on iplayer. I think they are being shown on BBC Three later in the year
     
  15. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Ah I have seen them. Offensive, funny, quite true to life. MORE!
     
  16. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Haha, super lolz. It's even funnier now I know it ripped off real pirates :)
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    been following it from the start but i dont know, this last proper series i found a little depressing - Chabudz particularly is a great character and all, but all the stuff with his wife cheating on him was just sad. Im not sure they can ever develop it much further than what theyve done already, and its already got a bit samey.

    IIRC
    there were the original episodes
    a bunch of How to DJ/MC/Promote tutorials for Mixmag
    This latest round of episodes for BBC

    oh shit :D i didnt know that....not sure how i feel about that
    I did hear the guy who plays Sniper was a real MC on radio though
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i also heard Steves is the guy who wrote and conceived it - is that true?
     
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    this is a tune :cool:
    Kurupt FM vs MistaJam (King Yoof Speed Bhangra Remix)
     
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  20. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    I also found that quite depressing when I first viewed it, but when I thought about it retrospectively I thought it was hilarious: 'every thug needs a real bitch... and she's a real bitch' :D It was good they didn't return to that plot line in the following episodes though, as it was pretty depressing! I did think that the first episode was easily the strongest and none of the others quite lived up to it. Chabudz is clearly the highlight but I also love Steves - the scene where he applies for the crisis loan had me pissing myself.
     
  21. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Heads up- being shown on BBC3 this evening at 10:45
     
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  22. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    I watched the 4 episodes for a second time and I think in many ways it reminds me of only fools and horses in how it can be very funny and quite touching within a minute of each other.
     
  23. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I thought its like a rudebwoi The Office - Beats is especially like Brent I'd say
     
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  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Saw it on BBC3 last night and thought it was pretty good.
     
  25. Numbers

    Numbers an ting!

    Loved it, had me in utter stitches at times.
     
  26. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    I actually thought it was real when I watched it last night :oops:
     
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  27. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Just watched all four eps (and then some of the old stuff on youtube). Very very funny. Best thing BBC Three have put on in ages.
     
  28. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

  29. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    This is proper aceness. Been waiting for it to fully reach it's popularity, up there with the best of them IMO :cool:

    Adds an extra dimension to the over earnest-ness of (srs) Garage people MCing UKG straight faced.

    Exhibit A@ Viper(?) 42:40-43:30. It's like he's auditioning for PJDN :D:
     
  30. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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