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BBC series you'd like on disc

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Posted on 2 Apr 2011 22:12:31 BDT
In a Land of Plenty

Posted on 3 Apr 2011 23:36:18 BDT
I would like to see 'Rutland Weekend Television' released on DVD. It was a comedy sketch series originally broadcast in the mid-1970s, written by and staring Eric Idle in his post-Monty Python days.
I would like to see the 'Cold War' released on DVD. It was a brilliant documentary series originally broadcast in the late 1990s. Strangely it was released on VHS but never on DVD.

Posted on 7 Apr 2011 01:53:27 BDT
More Christmas-specific DVDs in no particular order -

2.4 Children
Variety shows like Val Doonican
Eastenders Christmas Day episodes. Given that the most watched programme ever is Angie & Den Christmas 1996, I'm surprised that there hasn't been some kind of DVD
A BBC version of the 4 disc ITV sit-com collection that Network put out a few years ago.

The Christmas specials of Are You Being Served?, Last Of The Summer Wine and Keeping Up Appearances are only available on BBC America Region 1!

Posted on 7 Apr 2011 10:58:47 BDT
Analogueman says:
Plenty of reasonable titles listed here. People should be aware though that 2|entertain have little interest right now in releasing much from the BBC archives. So you'll have to rely on the likes of Universal-Playback and Acorn for the time being.

A couple of mentions for Shoestring there too - unfortunately, this is unlikely to ever get a commercial release, as there are just too many rights issues associated with the music in the series.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2011 11:01:58 BDT
Analogueman says:
"The Christmas specials of Are You Being Served?, Last Of The Summer Wine... are only available on BBC America Region 1!"

Not true. The Xmas specials are available on the respective UK series sets from 2|entertain and Universal-Playback.

Posted on 7 Apr 2011 13:26:23 BDT
K. Vickers says:
The 1979 series of The Enchanted Castle. Even as a five year old I could see it was a great show.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2011 14:45:54 BDT
Sorry, my mistake.
What I meant was that they're not on Region 2 as stand-alone Christmas collections.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 15:02:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2011 15:02:49 BDT
Mrs W says:
Tenko - released once before, now out of stock and only available for £silly

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011 15:42:43 BDT
D. Buckley says:
The Enchanted Castle (1979) children's drama. Never released or repeated! You know the one, stone statues coming alive at night, dinosaur....

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 12:43:57 BDT
All the surviving "Out Of The Unknown", "Doomwatch" and BBC Christmas Ghost stories getting a release would make my year! I sent the Beeb a E-mail about them but they weren't terribly interested.

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 16:32:45 BDT
John Gammon says:
The BBC are pathetic about releasing their own shows. Even when they do get round to it, they market them very poorly. I'd like to see the great series Roads to Freedom on DVD - I refuse to believe that the BBC can't find a copy, even if they have stupidly wiped their own.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 19:29:54 BDT
Algy says:
I'd Love to see the six surviving episodes of 'Vendetta' out on DVD from the BBC

The superb John Barry theme tune is on one of his CD sets.
Any idea which six episodes survive....and who was the featured lead actor in each ?

I recall Stelio Candelli was Danny Scipio
Neil McCallum played Angelo James
and (Later) Keiron Moore was Mike Hammond (who took over from Angelo James for the third season)

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 20:11:26 BDT
The Water Margin with Bert Kwouk
No Hiding Place

Dick Barton
the original Goon Shows

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2011 12:20:01 BDT
Totally agree about Doomwatch - the surviving 24 episodes would make a fine 6 disc set. It's a disgrace that the inferior 1972 movie spin-off and the 1999 revival Winter Angel are both easily - and cheaply - available, while the wonderful original series is still in limbo. There WAS a Doomwatch DVD many years ago, but it just had 2 episodes on. It's still available, but only at the sort of price you'd want to pay for a box set! Here's hoping one day........

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 18:28:22 BDT
SophieBella says:
I would like to see the programmes I used to watch growing up:
The Queen's Nose
Harry's Mad
Blackhearts in Battersea
Little Lord Fontleroy

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 18:56:22 BDT
J. Eggleston says:
Maybury, set in a psychiatric hospital, starring Patrick Stewart just before his career took off into space.

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 14:02:43 BDT
P says:
A Very Peculiar Practice
Waiting for God
Taking over the Asylum

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 19:41:36 BDT
id like them to do a top gear best bits, maybe a fifteen hour feature on 4 discs of all the best challenges, interviews, news', coll walls' and reviews

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 10:04:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Apr 2011 10:11:55 BDT
The Reviewer says:
For a start..

2 Point 4 Children needs releasing
So does Sykes - I bought the Network release which is quite expensive now but the series needs a proper release
Till Death Us Do Part - It may not be PC, but this needs to be released as long as it is not heavily edited
The Demon Headmaster - Quality kids programme

And then some lesser known comedies:
Pilgrim's Rest - starring Gary Olsen
So Haunt Me
Heartburn Hotel
and Dad - starring George Cole (it reminds me of Keeping Mum)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 10:08:24 BDT
The Reviewer says:
Waiting For God and Takin' Over The Asylum are both available - in fact these are ones that I have recently ordered

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 13:42:19 BDT
watching and waiting for Posh Nosh - Richard E Grant + Arrabella Weir's excellent cookery skit

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 14:30:17 BDT
Dan Filson says:
If you like Clarkson, just watch Dave where he is on continuously year after year.........

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 13:44:28 BDT
The Water Margin has been out for ages, I got the box set of the whole thing for about £30. I got Monkey as well. And almost all the Goon Shows are available on cd now. Not sure about Dick Barton, though.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 13:45:11 BDT
I'm sure Taking Over the Asylum is out, because I bought it for my mum for her birthday last year.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2011 01:01:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2011 01:04:59 BDT
Yes. Released by 2entertain in 2008.

Sadly, the songs that were licensed for broadcast have mostly been replaced by cover versions on the DVD release.
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