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The Fools On The Hill

Post by 75X11 on Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:18 pm

The subject of historical videos in the clubhouse reminded me of this program that is a dramatic account of the first test broadcasts of the competing television systems for the standard television system to be used in the UK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCtijZAQJEY
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Post by willy3486 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:48 pm

I will have to see if I can find this online. It kind of reminded me of the movie the radioland murders. If you haven't seen that its a good movie about the hayday of radios. Or at least I liked it.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:04 pm

British dramas are an acquired taste for many Americans. It annoys them that they need to think along with watching in order to understand them. I'm reminded of that when I see British tv series that have been remade in the states. The scripts are usually trashed and can't even get a following here.
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Post by willy3486 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:18 pm

75X11 wrote:British dramas are an acquired taste for many Americans.  It annoys them that they need to think along with watching in order to understand them.  I'm reminded of that when I see British tv series that have been remade in the states.  The scripts are usually trashed and can't even get a following here.

Sanford and son was a remake of the Brittish show Steptoe and son. I have seen some of those and although they are similar, both junk collectors they tend to have a different twist. Fred was a grumpy type of character but you liked him while the dad on Steptoe I always thought was a real jerk like to his son, he wasn't likeable to me at all.

One of my favorite shows is Are you being served. The characters on it really stand out.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:33 pm

I'm just finishing watching the full series "The Sweeney" with John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. They remade the series "Cracker" and "Prime Suspect" in the states, but they are a pale fake compared to the originals. Both even aired in the states well before they were remade. I've watched "Are You Being Served" over and over, and I still get big laughs from it.
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Post by 75X11 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:52 pm

The local PBS station has been showing 2 titles from Acorn Media. One was "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" and the current one is "The Doctor Blake Mysteries". Each appear to be from Australia. I prefer the Dr. Blake programs, though they aren't Inspector Morse. After seeing the Morse episodes 2 to 3 times, Morse isn't Morse these days. Very Happy
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