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More BBC (Britcom) titles coming!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eric Huffstutler, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Well-Known Member

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    After reading another post about Ab Fab and other Britcoms, I called BBC America and asked about other titles missing from the DVD format.
    The Customer Relations person gave me a call back to inform me that Are You Being Served? will be coming out next year to coincide with it's 30th Anniversary in a 5 disc or more set.
    Keeping Up Appearances is also slated but a date has yet to be set in 2002.
    My understanding from the conversation is that they wanted to see how the DVD market demands went before committing to further releases. Now that it has proved itself, they will eventually place all titles on DVD format.
    Way To Go BBC!
     
  2. Larry Schneider

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    Do the BBC own the rights to Rumpole?
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    "Are You Being Served?"
    Gads, I remember this acting like a cancer on public television, squeezing out actual funny shows so it could be aired every freaking night! Grrr....
    ::sniff:: No "Red Dwarf"?
     
  4. Philip Verdieck

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    How about the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin?
     
  5. DaViD Boulet

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    Keeping Up Appearances will definiitely find a spot on my shelf.
    I hope the PAL -> NTSC conversion is done with care. I'd really like these DVDs too be worth the investment!
    -dave
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Jason, Red Dwarf will start around the same time as the movie comes out, next fall give or take
     
  7. David Williams

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    Easily the second most popular Britcom in America has to be As Time Goes By. Hopefully they will get this one on DVD soon!
    I wouldn't mind having Are You Being Served?, but a little Hyacinth goes a long way. I don't know if I could survive a boxed set.
     
  8. Tyler T

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    Those titles are nice but I want more from the BBC and British Comedy. Where's Brass Eye? Ripping Yards? hey what about Rutland Weekend Television!!!!????
    [​IMG]
     
  9. David Lambert

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    I am VERY excited to see Are You Being Served? coming to DVD. I hope all episodes are released in box sets. This is GREAT! Wait 'til I tell the missus...and my friends...and my other friends...oh, there's a co-worker I must dial up *immediately*!! This is terrific! 4 sales without even trying...
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    MORE TV ON DVD, PLEASE!
    Do you like TV on DVD? Then check THIS out!
    .....http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/.....
     
  10. Jared M

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    where's The Young Ones complete series box set?
     
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    I'm with David Lambert,
    I will buy all Are You BEing Served DVDs!!
    I'm a huge fan!
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  13. Ben Motley

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    Put me down for The Young Ones. Unfortunately, I bet music rights hassles may bog this series down indefinitely. [​IMG] They could release them without the musical guest appearances, but that would bite mightily.
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  14. James Landau

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    I'd love to get Butterflies and The Bounder but, as far as I know, neither series was ever released on VHS—so I'm not holding my breath.
     
  15. andrew markworthy

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    Just to pick up on a couple of things:
    Rumpole is not the BBC's. It was made by one of the commercial channels called Granada, who so far have been pretty sluggish in visiting their archive (e.g. they also own Brideshead Revisited).
    Ripping Yarns is already out on R2, so there's hope you might get it on the other side of the Pond.
     
  16. Keith Paynter

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    I will definitely be picking up Are You Being served, and I am unanimous in that! [​IMG]
    Also look forward to Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (hopefully in proper episodic form this time!)
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    correction re Rumpole - it was made by Thames television and their archive is owned by Pearson. There are no UK releases of Rumpole on DVD but it is shown weekly on a UK digital channel.
     
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    What about the lost classics of The Goodies? I would also be in for Reginald Perrin and Ripping Yarns.
     
  19. Larry Gelfand

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    >correction re Rumpole - it was made by Thames television and
    >their archive is owned by Pearson.
    Pearson has apparently changed their name to FremantleMedia (ref. http://www.pearsontv.com/ ).
    ...still waiting for R1 (NTSC) release of Danger Mouse (another Pearson title).
    [Edited last by Larry Gelfand on November 14, 2001 at 08:09 AM]
     
  20. Keith Yatsuhashi

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    You know, the only BBC series I want to see on DVD is Yes Minister and its sequel, Yes Prime Minister. I hope they come soon.
     

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