Turn Back Time on BBC 1

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Butts

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" All participants must obey the social conventions of the time appropriate to their class"

Has anyone seen this programme supposed to be a historical throwback to show how people lived in Edwardian Times. Three families replicate the lives of different classes.

Not an ashtray or cigarette in sight either in the workplaces or homes <D

Must have found three Edwardian families where none of the members or servants smoked......hmmmmmmmmm:oops:
 
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Well spotted. Not even the strictest adherence to historical accuracy can be allowed to over-ride the dictates of the Nanny state, see.
 

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Well spotted. Not even the strictest adherence to historical accuracy can be allowed to over-ride the dictates of the Nanny state, see.

Anyone would think there were 10 Million smokers in the UK :lol:
 
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It's highly likely that non of the participants are smokers. Non of my family are smokers, my neighbours for four doors either way and across the road aren't smokers either. You can't very well make people take up the weed just for historical accuracy.
 

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Butts complaining about the lack of smoking in something - who would have thought it?
 

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Well spotted. Not even the strictest adherence to historical accuracy can be allowed to over-ride the dictates of the Nanny state, see.

They managed with Life On Mars (the second series of which was after the smoking ban was introduced).
 

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It's highly likely that non of the participants are smokers. Non of my family are smokers, my neighbours for four doors either way and across the road aren't smokers either. You can't very well make people take up the weed just for historical accuracy.

True but you could select at least some participants who smoked to add a level of authenticity, rather than pretending something never existed. I call it a "smokescreen":oops:
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Butts complaining about the lack of smoking in something - who would have thought it?

Yes Ralph I'm aware it is a rarity, but how many days of the week have a "Y" in them :lol:
 

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Smoking was not as common in Edwardian times and people would probably not smoke in their houses,, particularly not in the Middle and Upper Class houses? In the latter if father smoked he would do so in his study?

Next week the period is the 'twenties, when more people smoked particularly women, as mechanised cigatrette production brought doewn the prcice and after the war.
 

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Smoking was not as common in Edwardian times and people would probably not smoke in their houses,, particularly not in the Middle and Upper Class houses? In the latter if father smoked he would do so in his study?

Next week the period is the 'twenties, when more people smoked particularly women, as mechanised cigatrette production brought doewn the prcice and after the war.

First World War springs to mind ........:idea:

Look forward to the twenties episode and a cavalcade of smoking :p
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Smoking was not as common in Edwardian times and people would probably not smoke in their houses,, particularly not in the Middle and Upper Class houses? In the latter if father smoked he would do so in his study?

Next week the period is the 'twenties, when more people smoked particularly women, as mechanised cigatrette production brought doewn the prcice and after the war.

Well here we are in the Twenties and "The Clean Air Act" has come in thirty years early and been extended to include Cigarettes :oops:

Scenes of smoking were prevalent but only in the (authentic <D -unlike the programme) film clips shown from the era :lol:

Whats next "Jack the Ripper" with no murders :roll:
 
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