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Old 23-06-2014, 13:50
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The legendary conspiracy thriller starring Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker directed by Martin Campbell starts on the 30th June.

Another corker for BBC4, just a pity that we seem to be rationed to maybe 2 such series a year and that's if we are lucky.
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Old 23-06-2014, 13:58
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Brilliant, I've always wanted to see this series! Thanks for starting the thread
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Old 23-06-2014, 14:11
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Excellent news. Haven't seen it for ages. Thought it was superb at the time, just never got around to getting it on DVD, for no good reason really! Shall be watching, so thanks for the heads up.
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Old 23-06-2014, 14:30
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Oh thank you so much for posting this, OP, you've really made my day!....I'm absolutely hopping round the room with excitement and anticipation! Such a wonderful, powerful drama....amazing performance from the stellar Bob Peck....and the music, oh the music! Fabulous!

I can't recommend this highly enough. One of the best dramas ever. Roll on June 30th!
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Old 23-06-2014, 14:33
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Oh thank you so much for posting this, OP, you've really made my day!....I'm absolutely hopping round the room with excitement and anticipation! Such a wonderful, powerful drama....amazing performance from the stellar Bob Peck....and the music, oh the music! Fabulous!

I can't recommend this highly enough. One of the best dramas ever. Roll on June 30th!
Worth watching then?
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Old 23-06-2014, 14:42
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Bloody hell, nearly 30 years old! A real high-water mark of the BBC.
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Old 23-06-2014, 14:58
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Oh thank you so much for posting this, OP, you've really made my day!....I'm absolutely hopping round the room with excitement and anticipation! Such a wonderful, powerful drama....amazing performance from the stellar Bob Peck....and the music, oh the music! Fabulous!
Has the sky-high price of 62p put you off buying the DVD in favour of waiting for a repeat on the telly?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-Darknes.../dp/B00004CYR0
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:25
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Has the sky-high price of 62p put you off buying the DVD in favour of waiting for a repeat on the telly?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-Darknes.../dp/B00004CYR0
Looks like someone has grabbed that one, it's gone up to 1.99 now
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:34
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Has the sky-high price of 62p put you off buying the DVD in favour of waiting for a repeat on the telly?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-Darknes.../dp/B00004CYR0
The ironic thing is, I actually did buy the DVD from amazon a while back....but I was put off watching it as the quality wasn't great. (as is so often the case with these 80s series.) I've been holding out for BBC4 HD to show the series as Nature intended it with proper aspect ratio and nice shiny picture....hoping for great things!

Your post reminded me of the Alan Partridge meeting with the two Irish TV producers....something like this:

Alan: "I've never been to Ireland. I'd love to go."
TV bloke: "It always amuses me when people say that. It's forty quid on the ferry"
Alan: "I think that's what puts me off"

Or something along those lines!
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:35
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Worth watching for Darius Jedburgh alone, I reckon!
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:37
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I preferred the remake, to be honest. The dildo-sniffing lead character came across as such an arse, I was glad for every bad thing that happened to him.
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:37
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Worth watching for Darius Jedburgh alone, I reckon!
I'll have to look him up
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:43
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I preferred the remake, to be honest. The dildo-sniffing lead character came across as such an arse, I was glad for every bad thing that happened to him.
I'm even more intrigued
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Old 23-06-2014, 17:04
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The ironic thing is, I actually did buy the DVD from amazon a while back....but I was put off watching it as the quality wasn't great. (as is so often the case with these 80s series.) I've been holding out for BBC4 HD to show the series as Nature intended it with proper aspect ratio and nice shiny picture....hoping for great things!

Your post reminded me of the Alan Partridge meeting with the two Irish TV producers....something like this:

Alan: "I've never been to Ireland. I'd love to go."
TV bloke: "It always amuses me when people say that. It's forty quid on the ferry"
Alan: "I think that's what puts me off"

Or something along those lines!
There are two DVD versions, the first was just a transfer from the VHS issue and the second was a 'proper' release with extra material (interviews and reviews) and a slightly better picture quality.
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Old 23-06-2014, 17:36
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I'm sure this is another repeat, I seem to remember watching it, probably last year.
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Old 24-06-2014, 19:11
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Classic stuff.

Anyone who hasn't seen it, do yourselves a favour and tune in, record, iPlayer it. (but why haven't you bought it on DVD already if you've been 'dying' to see it?)

Essential.
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Old 24-06-2014, 19:26
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Excellent stuff. Saw the remake recently and thought about buying the original on DVD but didn't.

One of the greatest TV theme tunes, too.
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Old 25-06-2014, 08:12
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Excellent stuff. Saw the remake recently and thought about buying the original on DVD but didn't.

One of the greatest TV theme tunes, too.
Last decent stuff Clapton's done!
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:44
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Funny how everyone remembers the dildo sniffing.
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:58
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The vibrator (not a dildo!) sniffing and the 'gentle touch' technique with Craven hugging the suspected murderer are two of the more bizarre elements of EOD. I bought the book of the script which also includes several essays about the programme, including one by a senior police officer. He mentions that, while the policing scenes are generally good and accurate, the 'gentle touch' is definitely NOT an approved police technique!
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Old 25-06-2014, 11:04
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Anyone who hasn't seen it, do yourselves a favour and tune in, record, iPlayer it. (but why haven't you bought it on DVD already if you've been 'dying' to see it?)
It`s too compulsive a series to wait to be drip-fed an episode a week. Like the best American TV it makes you desperate to see the next one - DVD essential for that reason alone.

Bob Peck is a great loss.
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Old 25-06-2014, 11:17
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The ironic thing is, I actually did buy the DVD from amazon a while back....but I was put off watching it as the quality wasn't great. (as is so often the case with these 80s series.) I've been holding out for BBC4 HD to show the series as Nature intended it with proper aspect ratio and nice shiny picture....hoping for great things!

This was made on 16mm film for SD transmission with most people watching on 21 to 25 inch screens. Do not expect HD quality on a 45 inch screen! This will probably be no better than contemporary BBC 16mm efforts such as Bergerac and Miss Marple. Not sure what you mean by "proper aspect ratio". This should be 4x3 as, I presume, the DVDs are.
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Old 25-06-2014, 12:37
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Mrs Chuff and I watched this on DVD last year, and it's amazingly. Totally thrilling. Jawdropping, gobsmacking, terrifying.

Anyone who hasn't seen it: do yourself and favour and give it a go.
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Old 25-06-2014, 18:19
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Classic stuff.

Anyone who hasn't seen it, do yourselves a favour and tune in, record, iPlayer it. (but why haven't you bought it on DVD already if you've been 'dying' to see it?)

Essential.
I haven't bought it before because whenever I looked it was quite dear and I never seemed to get round to buying it! Plus my 'to buy' dvd list is huge It's much cheaper now so I think I'll buy it.
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Old 25-06-2014, 18:29
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I remember it well.

It opened my eyes to environmental issues and I joined Greenpeace as a result.

A stand-out tv series - with the bonus of wonderful Bob Peck
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