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The BBC's New Robin Hood, Starts in the UK Sat

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by UKintheUS, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Oct 3, 2006 #1 of 16
    UKintheUS

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    For those fans of Doctor Who, and British Shows, you may like a look at this. Robin Hood. It a co-production between the BBC, Tiger Aspect Productions, and BBC America.

    With thirteen 45 Minute episodes all filmed in HDTV, It will show in the Doctor Who spot on BBC 1. Starting from this Saturday the 7th October. No date for BBC America as of yet (So other sources) :).

    *Jonas Armstrong — Robin Hood
    *Lucy Griffiths — Maid Marian
    *Keith Allen — the Sheriff of Nottingham

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/robinhood/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_(BBC_TV_series)
     
  2. Oct 3, 2006 #2 of 16
    UKintheUS

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    So this post has been here all day. Anyone had a browse of the sites? what you think?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2006 #3 of 16
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    there is a new post saying BBC World is going to come in directv very soon...

    Any update on that???
     
  4. Oct 4, 2006 #4 of 16
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    I'll have to keep my eyes on Usenet and alt.binaries.multimedia.british.drama
     
  5. Oct 9, 2006 #5 of 16
    UKintheUS

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    Anyone seen this yet? What do you think?
     
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    I'll be seeing it shortly - downloaded it just no chance to watch yet.
     
  7. UKintheUS

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    So what you think? where did you get it? I am having trouble finding a copy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_H...C_TV_series)
     
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    I got it on alt.binaries.multimedia.british.drama (I think, I'd have to look it up at home).

    I watched it the night before last. I have mixed feelings, but far more good than bad about it.

    There were parts that seemed like they were going for comic relief but seemed campy in a bad way. Others worked (like Robin's friend's running gag about how hungry he was).

    One nitpicky thing was seeing that same person wearing a necklace that was on a modern gold chain with a modern clasp - it stood out to me because I was watching it on my PC (19" LCD monitor). Sitting across a room, you might not notice.

    The longer it went on, the better the character development got.

    The best part about the first episode is that it cover's Robin's return from The Crusades and the plot advances to explaining just *why* Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham end up opposing each other.

    This was a very good setup with only minor nits for me to pick. I enjoyed it and will be looking for the next episode this weekend.

    We seriously need a BBCAmerica *premium* channel with no commercials so that we can enjoy shows like this, Dr. Who and Life on Mars the way they were intended. Either that or have the BBC open up so that I can pay the (what is it, $150/year once you convert the pounds or Euros to US dollars?) tv tax so that we can legally download their shows over here.
     
  9. UKintheUS

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    Well Guys I finaly watched this show this weekend. Its fantastic! Not many copies out there, Cant wait for episode 2 this week. Or even for the show to come to BBC America.
     
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    I just got my hands on the 2nd episode and will probably watch it tonight.
     
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    Ok, I saw the 2nd episode ("Sheriff Got your Tongue?") and I have to say I'm liking this more and more.

    You're seeing the gradual development of just how the "icon" of "Robin Hood and his Merry Men" were assembled - how they met, came together, found common fates and started to evolve from 'bandits in the woods' to something far more than that.
     
  12. UKintheUS

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    Yeap saw this it was great. watch it guys you dont know what your missing.
     
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    I watched the first 2 epsiodes on Saturday morning, and I was blown away. Wow, what a great show. Haven't watched epsiode 3 yet, but will tonight.

    Damn...with Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Robin Hood, Torchwood and Spooks all coming from BBC land, I don't have time to watch American television!
     
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    This show just gets better and better every week. I *so* wish it were legal to get the shows downloaded straight from the BBC! I'd certainly pay their annual fee - the 'tv tax' that they pay in the UK - to be allowed access to the archives that The Beeb is putting online!
     
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    Rumour has it the Beeb(BBC) was thinking of asking the UK gov if they can do this, to raise more funding. But BBC Worldwide, who though a part of the BBC, they are seperate, didnt want this as they will lose out on international sales to other networks.

    So it could be a long way off that why no BBC shows are on iTunes yet!
     
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    Well, gee, if BBC Worldwide would put shows on when, say, BBC3 gets them....

    Besides, BBC WOrldwide isn't getting money from the archival project, are they?

    I wonder what the impact would be - how many viewers BBC America would lose compared to the revenue stream of those willing to pay for commercial-free, uncut "programmes"?
     

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