Lack of Clothing in Professionals Parodies

So, today I have been watching Professionals parodies. I started with The Amateurs by victorialucas38, which features clips from the show, re-edited and dubbed to (fairly) humorous effect. Then I moved on to The Bullshitters: Roll Out the Gunbarrel and Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, which appeared on UK television in 1984 and 1993, respectively. Those were quite funny (and show that fandom didn't have a monopoly on slash goggles).

What I'm wondering about, though, is the following: In the latter two parodies, the Bodie and Doyle analogs, Bonehead and Foyle, spend a good deal of time in various states of undress. Now, I don't perceive The Professionals as showing its heroes without their clothes all that much, and while Doyle does show off his manly chest in some episodes, Bodie is always notably covered up (to the point that it's frequently referenced in fanfic). So what is being parodied? Was the amount of the heroes' skin on view in Pros unusual for its time, and I simply have a different frame of reference? Or is there some other joke that I'm missing?
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UK Paper Circuit Library - decision made!

I'm not going to re-post everything I said here, because I posted at ci5hq and most people around are members of both comms, but if you're not, then please go here to find out what's going to happen to the UK Paper Circuit Library and to have your say in agreement or not.

(I'm disabling comments here so that it doesn't get confusing!)

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Favorite Episodes?

Hi, everybody.

At the online Bistocon last weekend, seven Pros episodes were streamed over Twitch for everyone to watch together.* Since then I've been wondering which episodes are most popular in the fandom and what qualities people appreciate in their favorites.

So, what are your top episodes? What do you like about them?

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Pros on Amazon Prime Video

Hello all!

I have heard through the grapevine that Pros is now available to watch with a Prime Video subscription. It is definitely accessible for the UK-based service (I am not entirely sure how it all works with regions, etc), so perhaps other folks will be able to confirm whether they can also access it elsewhere!

This may be old news but I am sure when I checked last month, it wasn't available for streaming.
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Who'll Stop the Rain - A Fanvid

This vid features the song Who'll Stop the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival. In case you have trouble understanding the lyrics, this vid also features subtitles. Thanks to jinkyo for the inspiration on that score.


(To watch this on YouTube, click here. To download it, go here.)

I was supposed to post this vid in May as part of the Discovered in Thirty Days and Thirty Nights challenge. Hopefully, the extra month of maturation has only improved its flavor.

Note that I trimmed the song's outro for the vid.

I made this vid using Flowblade, an excellent video editor for Linux.

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