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A Blast from the Past

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by laurel, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. laurel

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    Watching 24 the other night I get to thinking about some of the great mini-series I watched (a lot of) years ago.

    Two sprang immediately to mind. Roots and Shogun.

    Now I know it was about 20 odd years ago when these were on but at the time they really blew me away. I Looked forward to seeing them every week.

    Quick search on play turns up the region 1 25th anniversary edition of Roots. Is it really that long ago? :eek: I might give this a try.

    Can't find anything on Shogun. It starred Richard Chamberlain. Is it available on VHS?

    Anybody else remember these as classics? or is it just me reminiscing? :)

    Cheers

    Old man Laurel
     
  2. Kevo

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    I remember them well (getting old :( )

    'Mini-Series' used to be all the rage in the 70s/80s.

    Who else remembers....

    Rich Man, Poor man
    79 Park Avenue
    Studs Lonnegan
    Lace ("which one you bitches is my mother?")
    V
    Rufus something or other (about a man wrongly convicted and shipped off to Australia where he tries to clear his name).
    What was it called?

    There must be more 'classic' mini series from yesteryear.
     
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    I still remember Roots from 25 years ago. I was 8 at the time so it must have had some effect on me. I'd say buy it. It was based on a true story of a Black American guy re-tracing his family history right back to being brought as slaves from Africa. Lots of memorable moments.

    I remember that the TV series of Shogun was not a patch on the book, but not too bad.

    RDB :)
     
  4. laurel

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    RDB

    Yeah the Roots book and TV were pretty close.

    Probably agree on the Shogun, but I'd still like it on DVD!

    Roots is £33.95 delivered from Play, but it is 9.5 (yes Nine and a Half hours) of viewing. Only 4:3 obviously, but that's ok.

    I definitely feel a purchase coming on.

    Anybody got it?


    Cheers

    Laurel
     
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    Found this, hope it helps.

    shogun ........:D

    bob
     
  6. laurel

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    Bob

    I might have a bit of a problem getting that into the Tosh 210 :D

    Do I need a better player?

    Laurel
     
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    No just a bigger one..........;)

    Remember Roots very well, wasn't there a sequel?

    Going back again, who remembers The Dustbin Men.....
     
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    Get the Tosh into the Shogun.

    The spongy suspension will eliminate all jitter.:D
     
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    Of course the 4WD drive will make the disc spin quick which could cause distortion but the upside is discs will play even when covered in mud due to extra traction.;)
     
  10. laurel

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    Jase

    I tried this, but everytime I wound the window down to fart, there was quite visible picture interference from the electrics.

    Not good.:devil: :D

    Laurel
     
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    There was indeed. I'm thinking that the DVD set covers both.

    Rings a bell - who was in it?

    Laurel
     
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    :D

    Ah but thats what Air Con was invented for - removes all traces of guffs, provided you dont die an agonising death waiting for it to work.
     
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    The Dustbin Men

    Starred Trevor Bannister, the young bloke in "Are you being served?" Mr Humphreys assistant.
     
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    You are right, there was it was called Roots: The Next Generations.

    Any one remember Centennial traced a town from the 1700s to late 1970s, I wouldn’t mind having that on DVD especially the early ones.

    Bryan Pringle .... Cheese and Egg bad tempered chief of Thunderbird II (what’s for dinner? cheese and piggin egg).
    Trevor Bannister .... Heavy Breathing the Romeo.
    Graham Haberfield .... Winston Platt football mad.
    John Barrett .... 'Smellie' Ibbotson the name says it all.
    Tim Wylton .... Eric the Welsh one
    Paula Wilcox .... Naomi
    John Woodvine .... Bloody Delilah #1 (1969) Depot boss
    Brian Wilde .... Bloody Delilah #2 (1970) Depot boss
     
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    Who remembers the Ghosts of motly Hall? Harrys game, was a great drama
    i remeber the tune to Shogun, Rich man poor man, was written by archer, Yes that tosspot, and cane an able.
     
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    Danger UXB[​IMG], Brass, Pipkins, the Tomorrow People, Water Margin, The Good Old Days[​IMG]
    Some series about The Crusades - Richard Lion Heart perhaps?
    Loads more but many on some dig' channels now and best left as fond memories no doubt.
    Funny about Shogun being brought up I thought of it the other day for some reason, spooky. Loved it, with all that honour principle and the Jap' bird caught my young twinkling eye - Sean, spare me the innuendo.
     
  17. Garrett

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    Rich Man, Poor Man was wrote by Irwin Shaw.
     
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    Oh dear:blush:
    Where did i Archer from:confused:
     
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    Bit of a similar story, I think all Archers stories were based on others, also Peter Strauss was in both mini series. Hence you easy mistake.;)
    I think there was a bit of Romeo and Juliet in there as well( Kane and Able).
    But I have to be honest I enjoyed Kane and Able.

    As to Harry’s Game I enjoyed that as well, but the end was a sickener.
     
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    Encaser

    I was trying to remember the name of a show when you posted it, Water Margin, a great show, everyone I new watched this show, and not forgetting Monkey! as well, Monkeyyyyyyyyy!

    Monkey characters

    Monkey
    Tribataka
    Piggsy
    and what was that big guys name who could turn into a fish.

    Another good show would be The Champions, loved the theme music.
    Logans run the tv series seamed good back in the late seventies early eighties, not sure how good it would look now :confused:
     
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    Sandy!!!!
    What about The Water Margin. and does anybody remember the ghost of motly Hall?
     
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    The Water Margin, Ling Chung!
     
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    Run like the wind
     
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    Hum, Monkey is on dvd but not the Water Margin. I'd like to see it again. Even if it is cheesy, what am I saying, it's that stylie for sure which should make you grin in happy days ways. HI YA you dog without honour!![​IMG]

    Sean, what were the characters names/plot to it? Just reminded me of that show, ooh, what was it, ah: Renta Ghost!!!![​IMG]
     
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    They were these ghosts in a big hall, i can't remember anything else about it.
     
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    I remember a mini series called Chiefs starring Charlton Heston,it ran for three episodes about a small American town from it's beginning,through to the sixties.There were always unexplained murders in each episode,then,just as the police chief found out who the murderer was,he would be killed and the episode ended,the next episode would be set twenty years later.
     

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