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PF
PFML84
I remember many times watching The Fresh Prince on BBC TWO and at the very start you could hear laughter dying off just as the credits started after the BBC TWO ident faded out. I always thought they were just cutting off the opening joke or set up to the episode for some reason!
JA
james-2001
There is a revival coming of Fresh Prince. It’s going to be more of a drama instead of a comedy.

It may be on BBC2, but may not be.


NBC picked it up for Peacock. I can only assume based on that, that Sky will have first dibs.


But which Aunt Viv will they use? Wink Unless they do a revival like Sabrina the Teenage Witch with totally different actors this time.


It's not a "revival" when it's a different cast and continuity, which is what Sabrina is, and what I think the new Bel-Air is, it's a reboot.
JA
james-2001
rdd posted:
I remember a repeat run of Star Trek in the 1990s (the original series) on either the BBC or Sky One had the opening titles moved to the start, which made for odd viewing when the inevitable cliffhanger ending to the cold open (cue dramatic OTT music) plunged straight into the episode title and writing credits, which often ran over William Shatner’s captains log narration.


They did it on the previous runs too, there's a clip from a 1980s repeat where the film snaps where the splice was when they swapped the titles and opening scenes around on the film print.
CA
Castries
Interesting that 'Industry' was originally released on iPlayer as each episode was shown on BBC2, then last week the remaining half of the series was dumped on to complete the box set.

Must have been a decision by HBO to promote HBO Max in the US, with the BBC being allowed only to show episodes that have been made available in the US.
JO
johnnyboy Founding member
Interesting that 'Industry' was originally released on iPlayer as each episode was shown on BBC2, then last week the remaining half of the series was dumped on to complete the box set.

Must have been a decision by HBO to promote HBO Max in the US, with the BBC being allowed only to show episodes that have been made available in the US.


Is it any good?

It sounds like my type of programme but just not had the time to watch it.
DV
dvboy
Jacq posted:
I'm more surprised that they picked up Fresh Prince when it's already on Netflix, it seems that, unless it's an original BBC show, they don't tend to do that.
Although they are getting quite a few US shows on there, like Battlestar Galactica, which I only found out they were showing on BBC2 after I'd watched the pilot on iPlayer.


Fresh Prince is leaving Netflix on the 31st.


Fresh Prince re-runs are scheduled on Sky Comedy from 1 January.
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CA
Castries

It sounds like my type of programme but just not had the time to watch it.

Nice production values, lots of young people having good sex, and a recurring relief that you don't work in investment banking. Worth a watch!
JB
JasonB

It sounds like my type of programme but just not had the time to watch it.

Nice production values, lots of young people having good sex, and a recurring relief that you don't work in investment banking. Worth a watch!


So i'm guessing by that description every other scene is a simulated sex scene simulated by young people?
TL
Tyler LastName
dvboy posted:
Jacq posted:
I'm more surprised that they picked up Fresh Prince when it's already on Netflix, it seems that, unless it's an original BBC show, they don't tend to do that.
Although they are getting quite a few US shows on there, like Battlestar Galactica, which I only found out they were showing on BBC2 after I'd watched the pilot on iPlayer.


Fresh Prince is leaving Netflix on the 31st.


Fresh Prince re-runs are scheduled on Sky Comedy from 1 January.


Huh, wonder if the same thing will happen with The US Office, it’s on demand via Sky Comedy, but it still airs on Comedy Central? Will it move at the same time as Fresh Prince?

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