Alistair Cooke's "America"

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald G, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Ronald G

    Ronald G Extra

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    With Mr. Cooke's recent passing I got to wondering if this series is out on DVD yet or if anyone has heard if it will be released? I haven't seen it in 20 years but remember it as being very good. Thanks
     
  2. andrew markworthy

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    I doubt it. You see, it's an example of good quality television from a time when companies such as the BBC (one of the partner companies in the original production) could make programmes not solely intended to appeal to Epsilon Minus cretins with attention spans of goldfish. Bringing out America (or for that matter, Civilisation or The Ascent of Man) might make people realise what utter crap is being made these days. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sorry, I've just had a very trying day. [​IMG]
     
  3. JulianK

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    I'd say the chances of it getting a DVD release were very slim, except that the series was recently repeated here in the UK, on one of the BBC's digital stations. I believe this may have been the first time it's been seen here in at least a decade.

    Even knowing that the series still exists might spur someone into releasing it on DVD.
     

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