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Overseas Press Club - Exclusive - The Complete Series [DVD]


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  • Actors: Phyllis Calvert, Richard O'Sullivan, Peter Wyngarde, Robert Raglan, Peter Arne
  • Directors: Edward Sutherland
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Oct. 2012
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008D1ONS8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,854 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A woman comes forward as one of several claimants to the Romanov fortune. Is she really the Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the last Czar of Russia?

A pint-sized parachutist proves too tough for the USAF; he is a 10-year-old Polish orphan, wearing a sergeant's uniform and found as a stowaway on a British cargo ship.

In post-war Naples, a young priest, Father Mario Borrelli, lives and works among the scugnizzi - wild street gangs of abandoned children and teenagers.

April, 1945: a war correspondent arrives in Munich in search of a world scoop. Instead, in Hitler's home, he finds and reveals one of the war's strangest exploits...

Just a few of the accounts brought to life in this anthology of thirteen individual dramas based on the adventures of famous foreign correspondents - witnesses to some of the most extraordinary stories of the twentieth century. First screened in 1957 and unseen for over fifty years, Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! features performances by, among many others, Phyllis Calvert, Richard O'Sullivan, Peter Wyngarde, Robert Raglan and Peter Arne.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Colin Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Oct. 2012
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As the previous reviewer has already said - this is indeed a rare and interesting series, so rare that although I'm always on the lookout for vintage TV series I must admit that I'd never heard of it until noticing the Amazon ad which sounded intriguing, so I ordered my copy - good purchase! The black & white picture and sound quality on this Network/Studio Canal release is generally good/OK. There are no extras or subtitles.

Not seen since it's original broadcast on ITV in the summer of 1957, OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB - EXCLUSIVE is an anthology collection of thirteen, 25-minute mini-dramas, each a dramatised account of real-life events from around the world, documented by foreign correspondents during the last century, a varied and entertaining collection which is well-directed with an occasional background narration. With such a relatively short running time the bitesize stories are often breezily told. The line-up of familiar guest stars of the time give good performances.

A welcome release of what must be a distant memory for some - and for fans of vintage drama series I would say this collection is well worth a look. While there is currently only a little info on the series on the IMDb, the inside of the DVD case includes an episode synopsis which I have replicated below....

*THE MAN WHO CHANGED FACES.... Reporter Bob Considine tells the story of the Norwegian Underground, and of a man who assumed the physical, mental and moral characteristics of a Nazi in order to aid the Allies - and the effect on his personal life.
Starring Kieron Moore, Andre Morell, Jon Farrell, Martine Alexis, Nigel Stock, Gerard Heinz & Gerald Anderson.

*THE GENERAL'S WAR WITH SCOTLAND....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ALF LEEK on 6 Sept. 2012
A rare TV series indeed,& very interesting, although not from ITC, it is based on true stories & has some good guest stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Jan. 2013
I bought this because it was new to me and there were many well known actors in the stories. I have been very interested in the stories many with a wartime theme or political and the way in which they were presented. These stories need to be listened to as there is much in the screenplay. There is a mix of stock footage and studio settings plus some location filming. Some of the actors appear in more than one film and play different parts with actors Lionel Murton; Kieron Moore; Eric Pohlmann & Jack MacNaughton being a few of them. Ralph Bellamy the veteran American star is in 2 films. Beefcake comes in the form of Lee Patterson; Ron Randell & Kieron Moore. That well recognised detective/reporter actor Paul Carpenter is also in one of the films. In other words this is a great source of employment for many stars of the 1950s. Look out also for a very young Stratford Johns and Patrick Allen. The films are of good picture quality and the sound is clear. The stories are very watchable and open a window onto an era of films now long past. Directed by veteran Edward Sutherland whose career went back to the 1920s and youngster in comparison David MacDonald. Music is by Edwin Astley who was to become well associated with ITC in the 1960s.
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Love all fifties and sixties series,but never heard of this.Ordered it and was pleasantly surprised.Picture quality was very good,sound not quite so good.Plenty of familiar faces in support roles! Overall worth the money.
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