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LL
London Lite Founding member
I just compared The Inbetweeners Movie resolution on All4 and Britbox and both are 1920x1080/25fps.
NT
Night Thoughts

Surprised to find The Avengers on there (complete with ABC idents for the early "rarities") as "presented by ITV", even though the rights are now with StudioCanal. Wonder what they'll do if they ever get hold of Thames programming?


To answer my own question (d'oh!), a couple of 70s Thames programmes have cropped up - The Tomorrow People is "presented by ITV", Quatermass isn't.
MA
Markymark

Surprised to find The Avengers on there (complete with ABC idents for the early "rarities") as "presented by ITV", even though the rights are now with StudioCanal. Wonder what they'll do if they ever get hold of Thames programming?


To answer my own question (d'oh!), a couple of 70s Thames programmes have cropped up - The Tomorrow People is "presented by ITV", Quatermass isn't.


Quatermass was a Euston Films production, not Thames per se, (so the same status as Minder, The Sweeney et al )?
JO
Jonwo
Quatermass would still come under Fremantle as they own the Euston Films archive.
NT
Night Thoughts

Surprised to find The Avengers on there (complete with ABC idents for the early "rarities") as "presented by ITV", even though the rights are now with StudioCanal. Wonder what they'll do if they ever get hold of Thames programming?


To answer my own question (d'oh!), a couple of 70s Thames programmes have cropped up - The Tomorrow People is "presented by ITV", Quatermass isn't.


Quatermass was a Euston Films production, not Thames per se, (so the same status as Minder, The Sweeney et al )?


Yes, it was. I wasn’t sure if that had any bearing on anything, or if Britbox simply aren’t that bothered about consistently crediting the original channel.

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RD
RDJ
Nice to see 2point4 Children have had their Christmas Special put on Britbox. What was once a very popular comedy in the 90's seems to be largely forgotten and never mentioned since it ended.
NW
nwtv2003
RDJ posted:
Nice to see 2point4 Children have had their Christmas Special put on Britbox. What was once a very popular comedy in the 90's seems to be largely forgotten and never mentioned since it ended.


I managed to watch this the other night and I forgot how funny the show was. Whenever 2Point4Children has been repeated, the Christmas specials tend to get omitted or they’re harder to find in the schedule.

I note BritBox has added a number of single episodes of other series too, hopefully BritBox are testing the water to see if they’ll upload the whole series.

I’m really impressed with the expanding content on BritBox, but its navigation is so poor (on BT TV). Coronation Street is a good example of them putting different episodes in different places rather than one. For instance the 1995 episodes are totally separated from the rest.
JA
james-2001
RDJ posted:
Nice to see 2point4 Children have had their Christmas Special put on Britbox. What was once a very popular comedy in the 90's seems to be largely forgotten and never mentioned since it ended.


It's on Gold all the time.
LL
London Lite Founding member
Britbox did some Christmas Specials last year and yet there's still no Are You Being Served in full or Some Mothers do 'ave em.
MI
Michael
The OFAH Xmas specials have also *finally* landed. Hope they stay afterwards for boxset binge completeness sake.

EDIT
Interestingly - the Jolly Boys Outing is unedited, featuring the full scene at the nightclub where Boycie et al join Del and Rodney before Raquel appears on stage with Raymondo (other versions have had the musical cues edited out for rights reasons).

Yuppy Love meanwhile is the shredded-to-ribbons version where half of Rodney/Jeavon/Mickey's dialogue is lost, as is Rodney actually asking Cassandra to dance. Handily there's a YouTube video featuring a version ripped from GOLD with the scene intact.
Last edited by Michael on 8 December 2020 4:36pm
LL
London Lite Founding member
Minder is now on Britbox.
NW
nwtv2003
Rather oddly, ITV’s coverage of Charles and Diana’s Wedding has been added to BritBox today.

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