Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Tales Of The City - C4 Series


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18-04-2011, 18:08
M. Tourette
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Filmer Hole.
Posts: 6,364

Does anyone remember Tales Of The City. When it first aired on C4 it seemed to break loads of boundaries that today we would not blink at.
The performances all seemed right for the parts they played and it had all the right ingredients,
Then they made a second series from the next book but it was colder in tone and some of the original cast pulled out making it hard to accept the newbies

There is a third series but much shorter in length and by comparison is not that good at all. I think the funding for each series was cut because the "Moral Right Wing" in the US complained so much that the advertisers pulled out.

Anyone else remember the show? I am curious why C4 have never screened it since. Because it is a period drama i'm sure it can't have dated that badly.
M. Tourette is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 18-04-2011, 18:09
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 37,576
I have it all on DVD and I have the books.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 18:12
M. Tourette
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Filmer Hole.
Posts: 6,364
I have it all on DVD and I have the books.
A fully paid up member of the Madrigal gang then!

Do you even have series 3?
M. Tourette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 18:20
JG600
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 546
I did have it on VHS when I was a huge Paul Gross fan, but it's long since gone to a charity shop.

And I read all the books too .

I liked Michael "Mouse" Tolliver best. Despite being a Paul Gross fan, who probably should have liked Brian the most...

JG600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 18:22
M. Tourette
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Filmer Hole.
Posts: 6,364
I did have it on VHS when I was a huge Paul Gross fan, but it's long since gone to a charity shop.

And I read all the books too .

I liked Michael "Mouse" Tolliver best. Despite being a Paul Gross fan, who probably should have liked Brian the most...

You only wanted Paul Gross for his mounties uniform

and dog..
M. Tourette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 18:54
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 37,576
A fully paid up member of the Madrigal gang then!

Do you even have series 3?
Yes I ordered it on Amazon.com donkeys yonks ago.

The dvds if you don't have them are very cheap at the moment on amazon.co.uk.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 19:06
phil solo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 8,422
An early role for Laura Linney, of course, who's now on More4 in "The Big C"
phil solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 19:15
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 37,576
An early role for Laura Linney, of course, who's now on More4 in "The Big C"
Armistead's latest book "Mary Ann In Autumn" is dedicated to Laura.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 21:12
M. Tourette
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Filmer Hole.
Posts: 6,364
Armistead's latest book "Mary Ann In Autumn" is dedicated to Laura.
For me Laura Linney was Mary Ann Singleton.
It was perfect casting and worked so well.


My favourite scene is Dee Dee in the art gallery talking about the race of her unborn childs father.
M. Tourette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2011, 21:35
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 37,576
Just discovered you can watch it on youtube.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 17:26
chandleo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manchester
Posts: 519
Loved this show, have all 3 series on DVD!, never understood why Channel 4 haven't shown the 3rd Series, it may not have been as good as the first two, but it was still bloody good and really gripping.

Only discovered Tales of the City a few years ago when it was being shown on Carlton Cinema.

Incidentally the actor who played Michael Tolliver in the first series (my favourite!) popped up in Family Affairs for a bit sporting a dreadful fake English accent, loved Family Affairs but the dodgy accent just make him look silly, such a shame as I thought he was a brilliant actor in Tales.

Apparently Armistead Maupin has written the screenplay for the fourth book, doesn't look as though it's been picked up by anyone though
chandleo is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 18:18
BibaNova
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 596
I have all the books and DVD's and remember it on Channel 4 originally. Most original show, brilliant cast love Michael. Early roles for Laura Linney and Thomas Gibson (criminal minds).
BibaNova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 19:01
Ooh_Matron
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Norwich
Posts: 242
Incidentally the actor who played Michael Tolliver in the first series (my favourite!) popped up in Family Affairs for a bit sporting a dreadful fake English accent, loved Family Affairs but the dodgy accent just make him look silly, such a shame as I thought he was a brilliant actor in Tales.
That'll be Marcus D'Amico. I can't recall him ever having a 'dreadful fake English accent' - his mother is British and he grew up in England. If anything, I thought he faked the American accent.
Ooh_Matron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 19:11
jyxz
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 29
Ooooh lovely Marcus. He was in Superman ?2 with a bad American accent. He was also in The Bill as someone's brother IIRC. I have all 3 DVDs and all the books. Have met AM a couple of times at book signings and 'audience with' type shows. I have also been to SF and walked up 'Barbary Lane' which I think is really called Macondray Lane.....

A bit of a fan
jyxz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 19:31
lealeeds
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,351
Will anyone get the chance to see the Tales of the City musical?
lealeeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 20:24
JohnBoy Walton
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 903
Yep, I timed my holiday to fit in with it. Very excited.
JohnBoy Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2011, 20:57
lealeeds
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,351
Yep, I timed my holiday to fit in with it. Very excited.
Great.Hope you enjoy it,
Do report back
lealeeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2011, 14:39
tania4steve
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 436
Just discovered you can watch it on youtube.
I didn't know that until I read this, thanks so much. Just spent some very pleasant hours rewatching Series 1.
tania4steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2013, 22:08
babybearbarkerb
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 19

I have all the DVDs and books (signed by the lovely man himself), and made a tales pilgramage to SF last year. They had to prise me back onto the plane as i didn't want to come home, I fell in love with the city within a week.

They are re-releasing tales & more tales as a box set on 2.9.13 but you can only get further tales in USA or AUS.
babybearbarkerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 00:38
Petingo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 582
Lced the show....and I am workng my way through the books.

I have read the first five.
Petingo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:48.