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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by WaveCrest, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Producer

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    Thought it would be a good idea to start a separate TV shows discussion thread for Network DVD (source of release dates is Network DVD's forthcoming releases page).

    Upcoming TV show releases:


    Monday 18th July:


    The Chief: The Complete Fourth Series
    Heartbeat: The Complete Fifth Series
    Spooner's Patch: The Complete Series


    Monday 25th July:


    Baywatch: The Complete Season Four
    French Fields: The Complete Second Series
    Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole
    No Job for a Lady: The Complete Second Series


    Monday 8th August:


    The Good Companions: The Complete Series
    Maggie and Her: The Complete First Series
    Oh Please Yourselves: Frankie Howard at ITV
    Stay Lucky: The Complete Second Series


    Monday 15th August:


    Heartbeat: The Complete Sixth Series
    The Strange World of Gurney Slade: The Complete Series


    Monday 19th September:


    French Fields: The Complete Third Series
    The Persuaders!: The Complete Series (Blu-ray release).


    EDIT: Due to the recent events in London, future titles from Network will understandably be delayed.
     
  2. westumulka

    westumulka Stunt Coordinator

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    Some unfortunate news from Network due to the riots in London:
    Due to the civil unrest in London and the resultant fire at the Sony storage depot at Enfield, a large amount of DVD stock has been irretrievably damaged - including a large number of Network titles. As a result stock availability will be limited for the next few weeks until normal service is resumed. This will also affect new titles due to ship over the next few weeks - these will, of necessity, be delayed. When we have more information on stock availability and new release dates we will update accordingly but, in the meantime, your patience is appreciated.
    We’d like to thank all those customers who’ve contacted Network to express their concern at our wellbeing - please be assured that we’re not going anywhere.
    Any unshipped orders will be refunded straight away and the shop will be open for business again as soon as the stock and distribution situation is sorted out.
    The Persuaders! 40th anniversary event on the 10th of September will be completely unaffected by this situation.
     
  3. WaveCrest

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    When I saw Enfield mentioned in the news I thought of Network.
     
  4. westumulka

    westumulka Stunt Coordinator

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    Encouraging news today from Network:
    'On behalf of the whole team at Network I'd like to thank everybody who has contacted us following the fire at the Sony distribution warehouse on Monday evening with messages of goodwill and support. We are genuinely moved.
    Whilst the loss of stock (and mercifully only stock) is regrettable, I'm happy to reassure everyone that the interruption in supply will be short term and is the only aspect of the business affected.
    Whatever was lost that night is completely replaceable as we have asset backup for all our projects. As the manufacturing base is elsewhere, replication is also unaffected but it will, however, take a while to replenish the catalogue. As you will appreciate, demand for services is currently at a premium but the staff and management of Sony are working tirelessly to action their contingency plans to restore all services as quickly as possible in what are exceptional circumstances. We are very happy to pledge our continued support for them.
    I am pleased to say that, although ironically we don’t have any stock ourselves, one of our most eagerly anticipated releases, The Strange World of Gurney Slade, will meet its release date next Monday and you can order it from Amazon, Play and other online retailers. It is an incredible series, worth waiting for, and would urge you to order it now as stock is limited for the time being.
    Elsewhere in our company it is business as usual as we continue to work on our forthcoming titles for the remainder of this year and beyond. The release schedule is always full and your continued support allows us to ensure that it remains so; in fact just this week agreement was reached for a series of titles that archive television fans will be thrilled with. '
     
  5. WaveCrest

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    It's very encouraging news indeed. It will take a while for them to get back to normal
     
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    I was going to hold off on The Strange World of Gurney Slade until it was on sale: considering the events of the past week I went ahead and ordered it from Amazon UK.
     
  8. WaveCrest

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    Another Network title which hasn't been affected is Heartbeat: The Complete Sixth Series (out tomorrow).
     
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    A news update was posted on Network's website last Friday. Below is the portion of the update to do with Network's website and service:





     
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    The BBFC added a new listing to their website on Tuesday for a 1962 series called City Beneath the Sea, with a UK release date of Monday 17th October.
     
  11. WaveCrest

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    Network's website is back up and running as of today.

    I had been considering getting their DVD set of the 70's cop show The Sweeney, which contains the pilot Regan, the four series and the two spin-off movies. However, on Network's website it says they're releasing in October on Blu-ray the pilot Regan.
     
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    Some forthcoming TV/TV show titles from Network (source of release dates is Network's forthcoming releases page, and Amazon UK):


    The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Complete Series - Monday 12th December
    Baywatch: The Complete Season Five - Monday 31st October
    For the Love of Ada: The Complete Third Series: Monday 17th October
    Fresh Fields/French Fields: The Complete Series - Monday 24th October
    The Gentle Touch: The Complete Fifth Series - Monday 14th November
    Heartbeat: The Complete Eighth Series - Monday 24th October
    It Takes a Worried Man: The Complete First Series - Monday 31st October
    London Bridge: Volume 1 - Monday 14th November
    The Male of the Species (TV film) - Monday 10th October
    Morecambe and Wise: Two of a Kind - The Complete Series - Monday 10th October
    Pardon the Expression: The Complete Series - Monday 12th December
    The Pathfinders in Space trilogy - Monday 17th October
    Redcap - Monday 12th December
    Regan (the original Armchair Cinema pilot for The Sweeney) (Blu-ray) - Monday 10th October
    Revelations: Volume 1 - Monday 14th November
    Robin of Sherwood (Jason Connery) - Monday 31st October
    Second Thoughts: The Complete Third Series - Monday 7th November
    Shadows: The Complete Third Series - Monday 3rd October
    Sunday Night at the London Palladium: Volume 2 (and a boxset of Volumes 1 & 2) - Monday 10th October
    A Very Peculiar Practice: The Complete Series - Monday 10th October.
     
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    I wonder if there's any chance of an upcoming sale? There are a couple of titles I'm interested in, but wonder if they might have some price reductions in a couple of months for the holiday season.
     
  14. WaveCrest

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    Fingers crossed there will be a sale before and during the Christmas and New Year holidays. I'm hoping the complete series set of The Sweeney (the pilot Regan, the four series and the two feature film spin-offs) is in a possible future sale. I got fed up of waiting for Joker's Wild: Series 1 to come down in price, so I ordered it.

    My only complaint is that you can't pre-order titles on their website. You can add titles to your wishlist, but that option is not available at the moment.
     
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    Future Network DVD web exclusives (available through their website) being released before the end of this year (source: Network's main website page):


    Bill Brand: The Complete Series - Monday 14th November
    Bognor: The Complete Series - Monday 7th November
    Bulman: The Complete Second Series - Monday 7th November
    The Crezz: The Complete Series - Monday 28th November
    Jokers Wild: The Complete Second Series - Monday 14th November
    The Magic Ball: The Complete Second Series
    The Main Chance: The Complete Third Series - Monday 5th December
    The Plane Makers: Volume Two - Monday 21st November
    Red Letter Day: The Complete Series - Monday 7th November
    Sergeant Cork: The Complete Third Series - Monday 21st November
    The Tyrant King: The Complete Series - Monday 14th November
    World in Action: Volume Three - Monday 5th December.
     
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    Some of Network's titles being released in the first few months of next year (subject to change, and source of release dates is Amazon UK, and Network's Forthcoming Releases page):


    January 2012:


    Boon: The Complete Sixth Series - Monday 16th January
    For the Love of Ada: The Complete Fourth Series - Monday 16th January
    Medics: The Complete Third Series - Monday 30th January
    Miss. Jones and Son: The Complete Second Series - Monday 23rd January
    My Old Man: The Complete Second Series - Monday 23rd January
    The Other 'Arf: The Complete Second Series - Monday 23rd January
    Romany Jones: The Complete Second Series - Monday 23rd January
    Sadie, It's Cold Outside: The Complete Series - Monday 30th January
    Second Thoughts: The Complete Fourth Series - Monday 16th January


    February 2012:


    Airline: The Complete Series - Monday 13th February
    Backs to the Land: The Complete Second Series - Monday 6th February
    Dramarama - Volume 1 - Monday 13th February
    Gone to the Dogs/Gone to Seed - The Complete Series - Monday 27th February
    Heartbeat: The Complete Ninth Series - Monday 6th February



    March 2012:


    Cannon and Ball: The Complete Fourth Series - Monday 12th March
    Cowboys: The Complete Second Series - Monday 5th March
    The Fellows: The Complete Series - Monday 19th March
    Follow Me: The Complete Series - Monday 12th March
    Hale and Pace: The Complete First Series - Monday 12th March
    Heartbeat: The Complete Tenth Series - Monday 26th March

    Lady Killers: The Complete First Series - Monday 12th March
    Mixed Blessings: The Complete First Series - Monday 12th March
    Ripping Yarns: The Complete Series - Monday 5th March
    Second Thoughts: The Complete Fifth Series - Monday 5th March
    Village Hall: The Complete First Series - Monday 26th March


    April 2012:


    Backs to the Land: The Complete Third Series - Monday 9th April
    Baywatch: The Complete Series Six - Monday 2nd April
    Beadle's About: The Complete Second Series - Monday 2nd April
    Boon: The Complete Seventh Series - Monday 9th April
    The Chief: The Complete Fifth Series - Monday 9th April
    Justice: The Complete First Series - Monday 30th April
    The Larkins: The Complete Fifth Series - Monday 2nd April
    Maggie and Her: The Complete Second Series - Monday 16th April
    Mr. Rose: The Complete First Series - Monday 23rd April
    My Favourite Martian: The Complete First Season - Monday 9th April
    Parkin's Patch: The Complete Series - Monday 16th April
    The Piglet Files: The Complete Second Series - Monday 16th April
    Shelley: The Complete Sixth Series - Monday 30th April
    Slinger's Day: The Complete Series - Monday 23rd April
    Stay Lucky: The Complete Third Series - Monday 23rd April
    The Wheeltappers and Shunter's Social Club: The Complete Fifth Series - Monday 23rd April.
     
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    Thread updated with recent release dates for Network DVD web exclusives (post #15).
     
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    It really seems that they have pretty much come to a halt with the ITC shows that were seen in the American market. No more Fury and they still haven't touched The Gale Storm Show, which I would love to get ahold of. Even something like Seaway, which was produced in Canada but did air in the US.
     
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    One of Network's boxsets I've been interested in getting is The Definitive Sweeney. Has been out for a while, but with the Blu-ray release of pilot episode Regan, the series and two movies may get released on Blu-ray.
     
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    Along with Network's 40% off everything sale, some very interesting sounding early news of a couple of future titles from Network (towards the bottom of the main page on Network's website):


    Edgar Wallace Mysteries (from Merton Park Studios)

    and

    The Human Jungle (from ABC TV).


    Is the former title the TV series The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre? Did an IMDb search for 'Edgar Wallace', and among the search results was The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre.

    The Human Jungle aired between 1963 and 1964 and starred Herbert Lom. Haven't seen him in very many straight acting roles.
     

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