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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2011 10:22:30 BDT
MD Taylor says:
I don't know if you're referring to the 1980's BBC Jane Austen productions, but these are available on dvd.

Posted on 30 Apr 2011 22:04:55 BDT
For a programme that had (and still does - 10 O'Clock Live is surprisingly similar) such a phenomenal impact, I'm surprised the BBC has never released ANY 'That Was The Week That Was'. I'd love to see whatever's left in the archives.

Posted on 1 May 2011 11:35:03 BDT
Alison says:
I absoloutly love Doctor Who and own all the series, so far, and SJA Adventures! Shame Liz died :(
I also like Top Gear. A brilliant show with brilliant hosts! You rock Hammond!

Posted on 2 May 2011 22:35:17 BDT
C. Chapman says:
The Children of Green Knowe! Loved that series as a child, we taped it off the television, but watched it so often the tape wore out! Would definitely buy it if they brought it out

Posted on 3 May 2011 16:34:07 BDT
Richard A says:
In a totally different direction to the above posts, I'd like "Arena" and "Man Alive" and similar arts/social science documentaries to be released. And what about Edward Mirzoeff's brilliant "Forty Minutes" series? But MOST OF ALL, what about Robert Hughes' documentary "The Shock of the New" (broadcast 1980, with just one repeat shortly afterwards, then nothing!)

I'd also like to see stuff like "All Mod Cons" (a short series on developments in home design/consumer durables etc. over the last 100 years).
When discussing topics like this, everyone thinks either of the famous, or cult, comedies/dramas/sci-fi, etc. or of the landmark natural history documentaries (David Attenborough, etc.) but other documentaries are not mentioned.

Posted on 3 May 2011 16:45:56 BDT
Richard A says:
Correction to my post a few minutes ago: "Shock of the New" was repeated on BBC4, but this must have been at least four or five years ago.

Posted on 3 May 2011 17:26:49 BDT
THE SECRET SERVANT - Please, with Charles Dance in the lead role, as an SAS major working at No. 10Downing street.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2011 19:53:56 BDT
Hi Anita Dalziel And Pascoe series 3 to 11 (to date) are available as Dutch dvd releases. The packaging is in Dutch but the actual dvds have English language options with removable subtitles. Well worth getting.

Posted on 4 May 2011 20:29:18 BDT
L. Murcutt says:
"Trainer" maybe the only one in the country who enjoyed watching it, so chances of it being released are pretty slim..lol. However, very frustrated that series 2&3 of "Big Deal" has never been released.

Posted on 7 May 2011 12:10:14 BDT
LeeVanNero says:
Till Death Us Do Part !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As someone who's paid the goddamn license fee for decades I don't expect to have my freedom of choice taken away by a bunch of totally clueless, fascist pc nupties at the - now tragically pathetic and shallow - BBC. So not only should TDUDP be made available on DVD - so we can exercise our right to freedom of choice - it should also be shown on the BBC again ! It's a work of comedy genius, and lets face it it's not like they're not short of quality material either. Their output these days seems to consist of bland, metrosexual, limp wristed pish or lowest common denominator trash, the sort of rubbish they used to leave to ITV to dole out. And if the beeb don't have the courage to shown or release it they should give away the rights to someone else to do it !

Posted on 7 May 2011 12:46:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2011 17:43:34 BDT
i would like to get my family christmas special called the heart of christmas on dvd it came out year 2009 can you help find it thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2011 13:09:57 BDT
Network released two of the seventies series a while back, but they're now deleted. Hope you can find them, because they're well worth having. The first movie spin off is available, as is the 80s In Sickness And In Health.

Posted on 9 May 2011 17:24:05 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2011 17:28:59 BDT
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The Charlotte Britton post is a scam

Posted on 11 May 2011 13:38:35 BDT
R. O. Brake says:
Spike Milligan Q series.

The BBC say the tapes were lost but theres a lot of clips / extracts floating around.

Come on he was a comic genius and deserves to be shown.

Posted on 16 May 2011 00:36:36 BDT
eejay says:
Casualty Series 4

Posted on 16 May 2011 11:11:15 BDT
R. Tims says:
Have not been through all entries,but Para Handy should be available on disc not just video.

Posted on 16 May 2011 18:58:56 BDT
Mrs Pisaroni says:
Desperately want 'Opera Italia' with Antonio Pappano a factual series first shown on BBC4 last year and repeated a couple of times. Despite it being BBC funded no one at the corporation could explain why it cannot be released on DVD. Ce La Vie I guess.

Posted on 23 May 2011 02:54:33 BDT
C. TRAVERS says:
I would love to see the old international It's a Knockout (Jeux sans Frontieres) programmes released.

Also, Space: Above & Beyond, an American sci-fi show that was shown on BBC2 about 10 years ago. Cancelled after one series, it is only available on region 1.

Posted on 8 Jun 2011 12:56:43 BDT
Dr.Trevor says:
The Regiment and Dr Findlay's Casebook

Posted on 8 Jun 2011 20:14:54 BDT
P Inman says:
Warship - The BBC series about life aboard the fictional Royal Navy Leander Class Frigate HMS Hero.....

Posted on 8 Jun 2011 23:07:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2011 23:09:14 BDT
Neal Vincent says:
Ditto on the M R James ghost story adaptations, and Doomwatch. Both of those demand the comprehensive box-set treatment.

And I'll add one (or rather several) of my own: the Adam Curtis documentaries!

It's criminal that The Power of Nightmares, Century of the Self, and The Trap (and his earlier, less well-known documentary series) aren't available officially on DVD. Blimey, they weren't even repeated by the BBC as far as I'm aware. And I expect the chances of the recent All Watched Over appearing on DVD are about the same as its predecessors, i.e. nil.

Apparently the lack of any official releases is due to the prohibitive cost of licensing all the music and film clips that are used so extensively throughout the programmes - and I'd hate to see them released in a mangled "certain edits have been made for contractual reasons" form - but for pity's sake ... put them all together in a handsome BBC Blu-ray box-set, get the clearance rights, charge me 100 for it if you must, and I'd still buy it.

The really maddening part is that you CAN buy them in America (or import them from America) where companies appear to be able to sell DVD-R versions through Amazon.com (?!) and yet we can't have official BBC releases in the programme's country of origin, where our license fees funded the creation of these programmes. Seriously - what's that all about, Auntie Beeb?

Posted on 8 Jun 2011 23:21:43 BDT
R. O. Brake says:
I'd like to see The Brack Report again. A 1970's energy eco drama.

Posted on 9 Jun 2011 04:52:20 BDT
Rad says:
I'm not sure if it was mentioned but the "Zoo Quest" series on DVD!! Please!!

Posted on 13 Jun 2011 16:11:45 BDT
The eighties 6 part serialisation of Goodbye Mr Chips with Roy Marsden - it holds it's own against the thirties and sixties film versions and the millenial ITV TV movie.
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