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noggin14,271 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Civilisation looks great on BBC HD - and thankfully they've pillarboxed it to preserve the original aspect ratio.

I'd be interested to see what Robin of Sherwood looked like. Was it shot film/edited 1" or shot and edited on film? I don't remember it having the "35mm sheen" (aka massive overlighting) of US TV drama of the same period.
stuart62139 posts since 7 Feb 2011
I think it was edited on film. I didn't see much of it but from memory, it didn't have the telltale electronic titles - they looked as if they were optically printed.
noggin14,271 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I think it was edited on film. I didn't see much of it but from memory, it didn't have the telltale electronic titles - they looked as if they were optically printed.


Yep - I have a very dim recollection of at least some of the series having optical titles.
Telefis583 posts since 26 Mar 2005
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As another date flag, as late as early 1992 a video and film combo was still being used for the BBC's first series of As Time Goes By. Very late indeed. But then, location shoots were extremely rare on that programme, usually limited to front door scenes.