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Old 13-07-2005, 01:08
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Hiya

Does anyone remeber as if?

it was on channel 4 and was about 6 ppl in there late teens?

it was really good, well filmed and acted with a good sountrack

does anyone if it will be avalible on DVD?
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Old 13-07-2005, 01:12
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I remember the name, but I never watched it. I've just tried www.amazon.co.uk and www.ebay.co.uk, but neither of them had anything.
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Old 13-07-2005, 09:26
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I remember it, it one of my favourite programmes at the time Very imaginitive and original in the way it was filmed and scored.

It was great!
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Old 13-07-2005, 09:43
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Originally Posted by Stew84
Hiya

Does anyone remeber as if?

it was on channel 4 and was about 6 ppl in there late teens?

it was really good, well filmed and acted with a good sountrack

does anyone if it will be avalible on DVD?
The good soundtrack is one of the reason why it hasn't been released on DVD. Because it contains so much music it is so hard to get it cleared and will cost a lot of money. I've contacted both Columbia TriStar and Carnival Limited, both have said they have no plans to relase it. The only really hope thefore is that either Channel 4 or E4 repeat it.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:30
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Yeah I remember it, It was shown in the 'grave-yard' slot on E4 a few years back. It was excellent.

The web site's still up but offers very little - http://www.channel4.com/entertainmen...osites/A/asif/

More info on as if here - http://www.tv.com/as-if/show/6226/summary.html
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:31
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*cries* I miss it, it was such a brilliant show, they should at least repeat it. They haven't shown in for a year now. Such brilliant acting, story lines etc etc and I loved the twists in Series 4. Such a disappointing end to series 4 too!

I'm sure there's a gap somewhere for it? Esp when BB ends
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:35
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Was this not one of the original E4 shows? Seem to remember it being quuite good, was it not often at 6pm on E4. A repeat would certainly be a good plan.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:38
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Originally Posted by russellelly
Was this not one of the original E4 shows? Seem to remember it being quuite good, was it not often at 6pm on E4. A repeat would certainly be a good plan.
I think E4 repeated the first 3 series last year around the same time as channel 4 was showing series 4 during the weekends on T4. Channel 4 then repeated series 4 again at a 9am slot.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:39
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this is the e-mail I got back in May...

Dear Chris

AS IF

Thank you for your e-mail dated 3 February 2005, and apologies for the delayed response.

Unfortunately AS IF was never released on DVD. This is due to the fact that there was so much commercial music used in the series, that the cost of music rights would just be too expensive, and hence not worth the while.

We are so glad that you enjoyed the series so much. I am very sorry not to have given you more hopeful information, but I do hope that this has answered your question.

All best wishes

Jessica
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:41
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Originally Posted by russellelly
Was this not one of the original E4 shows? Seem to remember it being quuite good, was it not often at 6pm on E4. A repeat would certainly be a good plan.
Yeah, this was one of the shows used to launch E4 along with other classics such as Trigger Happy TV, Ali G and Banzai.
Ali G actually launched and introduced the channel -
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:44
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Originally Posted by mojo5000
*cries* I miss it, it was such a brilliant show, they should at least repeat it.
Yeah!!!

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They haven't shown in for a year now. Such brilliant acting, story lines etc etc and I loved the twists in Series 4. Such a disappointing end to series 4 too!
LOL, You were never happy with the whole Al and Al thing were ya?

Originally Posted by mojo5000
I'm sure there's a gap somewhere for it? Esp when BB ends
You'd think so, also as E4 is now on Freeview you'd think there might be an audience who has never seen it. Anything is better than yet more Friends repeats.

Has anyone been watch Sugar Rush on channel 4. They seem to use the same kinda style of filming & music, even the credits are rather As If-ish! I think some of the team that worked on As If are now working on Sugar Rush even tho its made by a different company.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:47
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It ws a brilliant programme....much better than the "anti-gay" "Hollyoaks".

"As If" was good because you could relate to the characters and they were a lot more likebale, and realisitic. There were gay characters in this as well, not the queeny type, but normal guys. My favourite was the woman with the died dreads and piercings.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:49
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Originally Posted by mojo5000
I'm sure there's a gap somewhere for it? Esp when BB ends
I wouldn't count on it but you never know.
E4 IMO should repeat all their original classics to give freeviewers a chance to see what they missed! But I get the impression E4 is going to be a totally new channel once Big Brother is finished (a bit like the new Men & Motors), dominated by music and Channel 4 repeats.
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Neily N
"As If" was good because you could relate to the characters and they were a lot more likebale, and realisitic.
Yeah, I only really got into it during series 4 and have spend ages trying to get hold of the first 3 series with little sucess. I have the whole of the 4th series record to dvd and a few random episode from series 1 and 2.

Originally Posted by Neily N
There were gay characters in this as well, not the queeny type, but normal guys.
There were quite a few over the 4 series, the main one being Alex. I think his policeman boyfriend from series 1 went on to be in 'Mile High' on Sky One.

Originally Posted by Neily N
My favourite was the woman with the died dreads and piercings.
Ahhhh Soz! There was a fan site of Sooz aka Emily Corrie up until about a year ago.

As for a DVD there is still a little petition going around but I'm not sure if it will get anywhere. Its been going for over a year now.

http://www.petitiononline.com/asif1/
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Old 13-07-2005, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Tumble weed
E4 IMO should repeat all their original classics to give freeviewers a chance to see what they missed! But I get the impression E4 is going to be a totally new channel once Big Brother is finished (a bit like the new Men & Motors), dominated by music and Channel 4 repeats.
I still think it would fit in with their target audience tho. Even if they were to show it at 2pm at the change over point between the music side and the main E4 shows.
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:11
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It was great, I didn't even realise that they had cancelled it
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:16
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Originally Posted by missglitter
It was great, I didn't even realise that they had cancelled it
I think the orginal writer/producer left at the end of series 3 an d this is why series 4 is so different and apparently the weakest. I think so some countries the used the altenative ending of series 3 and left it at that.
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:18
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Originally Posted by chrisdafur
LOL, You were never happy with the whole Al and Al thing were ya?
No I wasn't! and secretly neither were you Chris!

E4 show the same two episodes of Friends at 5 and then at another time (I don't remember when) but there was a time when I would have watched those repeats, but it makes me hate Friends.

I love As If and its much better than all these American shows like One Tree Hill which they show on Channel 4 anyway, but they're just boring to me!
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:23
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Originally Posted by mojo5000
No I wasn't! and secretly neither were you Chris!
Ok, your right.

Originally Posted by mojo5000
E4 show the same two episodes of Friends at 5 and then at another time (I don't remember when) but there was a time when I would have watched those repeats, but it makes me hate Friends.
Yup, but I guess it pulls in the audiences and afterall that is what E4 need to survive.

Originally Posted by mojo5000
I love As If and its much better than all these American shows like One Tree Hill which they show on Channel 4 anyway, but they're just boring to me!
I'd agree with ya, but I'm sure others wouldn't.
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:29
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Afterall they did say on T4 the other day that As If was a groundbreaking programme, therefore if E4 wants to get more viewers and become a better channel, why not show home grown groundbreaking programmes?!
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:33
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Originally Posted by mojo5000
Afterall they did say on T4 the other day that As If was a groundbreaking programme, therefore if E4 wants to get more viewers and become a better channel, why not show home grown groundbreaking programmes?!
Well it would make sense, and specially as its not going to be release on DVD you'd think more people would be intereted in seeing it one last time.

I think when E4 re-ran the first 3 series they kinda messed up a little and missed out episodes. Hopefully they would treat it better a second time around.

I'm sure when I was T4 last year one of the presenters was saying that As If was like the UK version of The OC. Never seen it but if the OC is popular on E4 then I can't see why an As If repeat wouldn't be. Afterall I'm sure they are lots of teenagers who haven't seen it cos either they were too young or they were never in during the day on saturday or up at 9am during a week day.
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:40
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It's so much better than the OC! well imo. I tried getting into it, but I couldn't. As If is much more 'real' than the OC. We really need to have friends in higher places! i.e. Channel 4!

We could try persuading E4, but we know what they're like at listening-you should know Chris!
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:52
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I'm going to e-mail E4 soon, the only address I seem to be able to find is viewerenquiries@channel4.co.uk but I'm sure it will filter through to the right department.
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Old 13-07-2005, 11:53
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Originally Posted by mojo5000
We could try persuading E4, but we know what they're like at listening-you should know Chris!
Yeah they do seem to take their time replying.
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:02
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oOo good, be sure to let us know what you've written and if needs be I'll be happy to write an email too.
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