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Old 04-07-2012, 21:26
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Series 2 DVD has been cancelled by the BBC.

http://thevelvetonion.com/2012/05/17/mongrelled/

I've just bought series 1 so am gutted that Series 2 won't be released
Talk about pouring salt on the wounds.
What a disgusting way to treat fans, to cancel the show without warning is one thing, to completely scrap any hope we have of seeing Series 2 over again is another.

I'll be making a complaint about this.
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Old 04-07-2012, 21:35
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and they wonder why some download the series from the net
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:18
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This is confusing I've just recieved an email from Play to say that Mongrels is now available to pre-order http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/21859...ngDetails.html

How strange! Didn't want to get your guys hopes up but might be a bit of good news
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:35
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This is confusing I've just recieved an email from Play to say that Mongrels is now available to pre-order http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/21859...ngDetails.html

How strange! Didn't want to get your guys hopes up but might be a bit of good news
That's weird, I'm not gonna hold my breath just in case it's some kind of glitch but still.
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Old 07-07-2012, 18:08
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A dvd release was given a placeholder spot on Amazon during the run of Series 2, yet failed to materialise. Six months after the show finished airing, we asked the bods at @bbccomedy on Twitter what was happening, and they confirmed: “There’s currently no plans to bring Mongrels 2 out on DVD, but it is available on download – for example on iTunes.”
Possibly Play has done the same and had it prepared but have no taken it off the system
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Old 07-07-2012, 18:25
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Could the production company liaise with another company and get it out onto DVD that way? If 2Entertain aren't going to release... go via Acorn, Contender etc?
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Old 07-07-2012, 18:28
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Or could UKTV buy it and run it on Dave?
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Old 07-07-2012, 18:37
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Of course - if and when it goes live - there might always be Operation Barcelona...

I REFUSE to have Apple clients buggering up my remote-work machine... and I want to watch the programme on my telly without hassle, dammit! That means a DVD release! Or let me buy it through Blinkbox.

If BArcelona gets off the ground, and there's an access-everything-for-monthly-fee option.. that'll be an OK compromise... but Evans' actions are STUPID!
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Old 07-07-2012, 19:06
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What a kick in the balls that is! At least give those of us who did enjoy the series a DVD release!
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Old 07-07-2012, 22:53
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Possibly Play has done the same and had it prepared but have no taken it off the system
It was only added last night, i'd signed up to be notified when it became available for Pre-order, and i'd checked the site last week and it had no date before then.
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Old 08-07-2012, 18:17
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It was only added last night, i'd signed up to be notified when it became available for Pre-order, and i'd checked the site last week and it had no date before then.
It may have just been automatic though. When they first got the details they put it into the system to activte on that date.
And even though it has been cancelled the entry wasn't removed from the database.

Just a guess
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Old 09-07-2012, 16:11
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OK - after phoning round several BBC depts - I've got an address for us to start writing in to try to get this sorted...

It's a dead-tree address..so letters.

BBC Commissioning Editor
3rd Floor
2Entertain Ltd
33 Foley Street
London W1W 7TL.

recoomend people get writing - and probably ask for a Complete Series 1 And 2 set on DVD and Blu.
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Old 19-08-2012, 14:13
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It looks as though Season 2 episodes have just started to be submitted to the British Board of Film Classification for DVD release. I can't see the point of doing that if it isn't going to be released

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/search/?searchwhere=db&q=mongrels
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Old 19-08-2012, 15:07
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Mr Bennett really shouldn't have cut this series, comedy shows which prove to be legendary always have an actual streak of humour, which this had in bucketloads and always struggle at the beginning. Look at Only Fools and Horses, Spitting Image etc.

Even now, they are getting messages on their Facebook page diaplying people's dismay - and this is 8 months on!
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Old 25-08-2012, 13:26
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Amazon is now showing Series 2 as being released on October 8th.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mongrels-Ser...5897320&sr=1-2
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Old 25-08-2012, 17:18
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According to Wikipedia, Zai Bennett started his career in the post room at Carlton Television. He should have stayed there. Another one together with Danny Cohen to line up against the wall come the revolution.

Note to legal department: I don't mean that literally. It's figurative.
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Old 02-10-2012, 23:00
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Confirmed by BBC Mongrels on Facebook!

MONGRELS series 2 DVD, released 8th Oct -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mongrels-Ser...9213009&sr=1-2

MONGRELS series 1 & 2 Boxset, released 8th Oct -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mongrels-1-2...9213009&sr=1-5
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Old 02-10-2012, 23:02
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According to Wikipedia, Zai Bennett started his career in the post room at Carlton Television. He should have stayed there. Another one together with Danny Cohen to line up against the wall come the revolution.

Note to legal department: I don't mean that literally. It's figurative.
About as figurative as the fate of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's marketing division?
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Old 02-10-2012, 23:31
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Shame there is no Blu-Ray version of Series two though.
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Old 03-10-2012, 18:38
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Confirmed by BBC Mongrels on Facebook!

MONGRELS series 2 DVD, released 8th Oct -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mongrels-Ser...9213009&sr=1-2

MONGRELS series 1 & 2 Boxset, released 8th Oct -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mongrels-1-2...9213009&sr=1-5
That's my Christmas presents sorted out for daughter
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Old 03-10-2012, 18:40
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That's my Christmas presents sorted out for daughter
....and for mine!
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:30
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In my best Nelson voice:

"Now THAT is a fine decision!"
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Old 25-11-2012, 02:41
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Received mine - although I still had the episodes on my older PVR>.

Apropos of nothing - I single-framed the "The Coop" trail...

LMAO...
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:02
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According to the wikipedia page there is supposedly a Blu Ray release of Series 2 in the production line, but how true that is, we will have to wait and see. I'd love to get it, as the difference between the Blu Ray and DVD is quite shocking.

At any rate, I bought the DVD to support them, and in case the BBC only do a limited number of them, and it becomes impossible to obtain. I.e, Farscape.
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Old 11-04-2013, 20:13
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Dave is showing Mongrels starting Friday night
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