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Old 12-04-2007, 22:38
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I have very fond memories of this programme - I was gobsmacked to read that it was 20 years ago that it was on! I don't think it's ever been repeated, and it's certainly not available on video or dvd.

I have often thought how much I'd love to see it again - Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane were both excellent, and there were some fab sad moments as well as the comedy.

There was a brief letter in this week's Radio Times about this, and they said there were "contractual problems" with releasing it on DVD (to do with the amout of classic rock n roll music in it, possibly?) but that BBC Four would "hopefully" be showing the series again "soon".

I'm not the only one who wants to see it again, am I? And does anyone know anything more specific about why it isn't on DVD yet, and when it might be repeated?
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Old 12-04-2007, 22:51
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There was an article in The Sunday Herald last week saying that the BBC were thinking of repeating it in June on BBC4.
This proposal had not gone down well with some of the cast who thought it should be repeated on BBC1 or BBC2 where the masses could enjoy it again. Article stated the June slot had now been missed in schedule planning.

The reason no DVD has ever been issued, I believe, is down to music copyright issues. A hot potato these days.
I've BBC DVD's with bits missing due to the above.

Would love it to appear on DVD or get a repeat showing.
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Old 13-04-2007, 00:25
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please please please please!

I was too young at the time to fully appreciate it though I can vaguely remember it and would love to see it again
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Old 13-04-2007, 00:29
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I was happy when i saw the title of this thread but i realized it was the wrong thing

There is these sweets i used to have when i was a child from Malta called that. They were lovely. I wounder where i could find them online to order.. hmm
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Old 13-04-2007, 00:56
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Excellent series...........don't forget that Richard Wilson was in it as well........

Miss Toner..................
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Old 13-04-2007, 01:49
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Originally Posted by adtech
when i saw the title of this thread but i realized it was the wrong thing
I thought the same thing.

But the Tutti Frutti show that came to mind was the RTL german game show of the early 90's, where a bunch of lovely ladies & contestants removed their clothes at random parts of the show.

Never fully understood what the show was about to this day.
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Old 13-04-2007, 02:15
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Originally Posted by Boom Head Shot
I thought the same thing.

But the Tutti Frutti show that came to mind was the RTL german game show of the early 90's, where a bunch of lovely ladies & contestants removed their clothes at random parts of the show.

Never fully understood what the show was about to this day.
Nor me .....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutti_F...man_TV_show%29
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Old 13-04-2007, 03:49
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Chin Chin

I prefered Italian Stripping Housewives personally.
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Old 13-04-2007, 08:39
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Ah, yes, the RTL show with the stripping.

Robbie Coltrane not included.
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Old 13-04-2007, 11:13
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Originally Posted by BBDodge
Ah, yes, the RTL show with the stripping.

Robbie Coltrane not included.
Anyone wishing to see a thin Robbie Coltrane should see Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch.
He was never pretty but he wasn't always fat.
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Old 13-04-2007, 11:25
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Originally Posted by BBDodge
Ah, yes, the RTL show with the stripping.
Yes , i do miss those german channels a lot !!
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Old 13-04-2007, 12:47
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Ah yes, RTL I remember

RTL at 10.00 at night, the sauce began!!
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Old 13-04-2007, 14:09
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I was at school at the time age 13. I did a roaring trade recording videos and selling them at school. It was an interesting show to a 13 year old. I also remember it had VERY long advert breaks!
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Old 13-04-2007, 14:49
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is this any good my mum loved it and want to see if i would wasnt born at the time.
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Old 13-04-2007, 16:04
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13th April 2007

Original cast furious over Tutti Frutti rerun
By David Christie

It’s taken decades to repeat the Bafta award-winning series, but actors say decision to screen it on BBC4 leaves viewers ‘cheated’

IT WAS a comedy classic that amassed a cult following and scooped six Baftas, only to be shelved for two decades. Now, as the BBC finally contemplates Tutti Frutti's return, the original cast members have branded the broadcaster's decision to run it on BBC4 a disgrace.

Described by one cast member as the best series ever made in Scotland, the six-part comedy drama which propelled Robbie Coltrane and Emma Thompson to stardom has been aired just once since it first appeared in 1987.

Scottish writer John Byrne captured a moment in time, charting the fortunes of The Majestics, a Scottish rock band embarking on its silver jubilee tour after the death of lead singer, Big Jazza.


Last month, the BBC suggested it was close to ironing out copyright issues which it claimed had prevented its return, and pencilled in Monday evenings from 10pm on BBC4 as the preferred June slot.

But River City actor Maurice Roeves, who played Majestics guitarist Vincent Diver, called their plans "absolute rubbish". Roeves said: "What's the point of putting it on BBC4 when TV companies are fighting for audiences? Put it on BBC1 and they will get a massive audience. It really does make you wonder what is going on. I try not to think about it because I just get angry and upset.

"I know Channel 4 had wanted to buy it and I just wish Michael Grade had managed. He always said it would be a massive hit on its third showing. It means a lot to folk and they are being cheated."

Stuart McGugan, aka Majestics drummer Bomba MacAteer, believes there should be a monument erected to writer John Byrne. McGugan said: "When the scripts came through my letterbox I took them to bed, and didn't get up until I had read them twice. I was sore because I had been laughing for three hours.

"It is a screaming disgrace they have never been shown again. If they do get them back on, it is clear it will be to encourage people to get Freeview instead of to do the best TV series Scotland has ever made any justice."

However, although BBC4 remains the preferred channel, the June dates have now been scrubbed as problems over music copyright persist.

This latest setback left McGugan far from surprised. He added: "I don't think we will ever see it. The BBC's excuse of the month ran out over a year ago so they started saying they will show it on BBC4 but I think they are lying."

Byrne adapted the series into a stage production which recorded a sell-out tour last year and comes to Glasgow this month. The Paisley-born playwright and painter sought an embargo preventing the BBC from any repeat broadcasts until the tour had reached Glasgow, in the event that the broadcaster tried to cash in on its success.

With no television set at home, Byrne will not see any repeats, should they ever materialise, but isn't too concerned as every minute of footage is emblazoned on his mind. He said: "I will be very happy if it is back on but I will believe it when I see it. I won't be surprised if it doesn't happen given all the dilly dallying. Perhaps someone else could take it off the BBC if they don't want to do it."

Claire Bowers, head of communications at BBC4, said although the channel couldn't confirm the June dates, it was keen to see Tutti Frutti back on TV and stressed that BBC4 - with 70% of the UK population now able to access digital television - was the perfect channel.

She said: "We absolutely do want to show Tutti Frutti on BBC4. BBC4 is a good channel to show international dramas and archive pieces. Believe me, it is not for the want of trying."

Cheers,
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Old 13-04-2007, 17:44
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Old 13-04-2007, 18:44
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hmmmmm, oh i thought you were on about the sweets! then i remembered that i was in the "TV programmes thread"
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Old 13-04-2007, 19:16
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Originally Posted by Boom Head Shot
I thought the same thing.

But the Tutti Frutti show that came to mind was the RTL german game show of the early 90's, where a bunch of lovely ladies & contestants removed their clothes at random parts of the show.
That's the one I was thinking of too!

(closes door on the way out......)
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Old 23-10-2007, 11:07
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:46
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Any latest news on the BBC Four and/or dvd return? Its nearly June 2008 now, a year since the last faint hope.
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Old 03-03-2008, 13:43
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I hope it gets a repeat, it was brilliant although I seem to recall something of a cult thing as many people I knew at the time hadn't seen it, yet it seems to have done well.

Can anyone remember the name of the Scottish series which was set in a hospital radio studio in an asylum which starred Ken Stott in an early role? That was another good show ehich seems to have vanished into the vaults and which was one which didn't seem to be very mainstream but appreciated by those in the know.
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Old 03-03-2008, 13:47
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I hope it gets a repeat, it was brilliant although I seem to recall something of a cult thing as many people I knew at the time hadn't seen it, yet it seems to have done well.

Can anyone remember the name of the Scottish series which was set in a hospital radio studio in an asylum which starred Ken Stott in an early role? That was another good show ehich seems to have vanished into the vaults and which was one which didn't seem to be very mainstream but appreciated by those in the know.
It was Taking Over the Asylum - God that was good.
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Old 03-03-2008, 19:31
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Thank you, couldn't remember.

Yes it was very good, another hidden gem somewhere in a storeroom.
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Old 03-03-2008, 19:53
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I thought the same thing.

But the Tutti Frutti show that came to mind was the RTL german game show of the early 90's, where a bunch of lovely ladies & contestants removed their clothes at random parts of the show.

Never fully understood what the show was about to this day.
Remember the host Moniqui Slutya?. some fairly recent pics(sfw)
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Old 03-03-2008, 19:54
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I hope it gets a repeat, it was brilliant although I seem to recall something of a cult thing as many people I knew at the time hadn't seen it, yet it seems to have done well.

Can anyone remember the name of the Scottish series which was set in a hospital radio studio in an asylum which starred Ken Stott in an early role? That was another good show ehich seems to have vanished into the vaults and which was one which didn't seem to be very mainstream but appreciated by those in the know.
It was Taking Over the Asylum - God that was good.
It also starred a young David Tennant.
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