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Discussion in 'Chat about anything non Summer Wine' started by maltrab, Oct 8, 2017.

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  1. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    Sorry Chuck cannot see anyway of getting it to you BBC download isn't a true download basically extends ability to view to a predetermined expiry date the files download but you cannot copy and open using another application [as you imagine Auntie is very protective of its programmes ] . There is a conversion software programme I found but then you see comments that "it didn't work for me " so decided not to pursue.
     
  2. cciaffone

    cciaffone Well-Known Member

    Plays only in the UK.
     
  3. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    I have just spotted a little cartoon short on IPlayer called This Way up , it is very macabre but very funny about two funeral directors who are trying to undertake[no pun intended] the funeral of an old lady . Only 8 minutes long but made by the BBC which is unusual and goes against the tide . Link is below if anyone wishes to take a punt and watch

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05j0qy9/this-way-up
     
  4. barmpot

    barmpot Well-Known Member


    Interesting point but I recall seeing crew and cast photographs of SW and I suspect that the total number of people would not be more than about 40. Given thst there were 10 or more cast plus stand ins (at least three or four) then I suspect that there has been a job creation programme somewhere.
     
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  5. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've been so distracted by their rapid fire delivery that I'm almost unable to follow the plot.
     
  6. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    W1A is a spoof show about the BBC basically over embellishing all of the foibles and idiosyncrasies of the BBC and how they make programmes with high satirical content so some of the content is pointed and supposed to represent how the BBC works
     
  7. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    There's a show called W1A and it is supposed be about the inner workings of the BBC. They speak faster than I can listen so I can only watch it for 10 minutes at a time. Is this how the BBC really works? How new shows are cooked up?

    As for crew members, were ALL of the crew members listed in the credits in the older shows? Perhaps there were many uncredited crew members in the older shows.
     
  8. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    It's the on screen "talent" who probably command the biggest fees as well as all of the management behind the scenes when they disclosed the salaries of the "talent" there was an outcry yet the biggest earner or at least one of the top earners Graham Norton continues to reel in the lolly at an alarming rate for what .

    I had the misfortune to catch the final embers of his show the other night where he was having an astonishingly intellectual conversation with Liam Gallagher -NOT . They could save money by rerunning Parky's shows[ if they still own the rights and have not wiped the tapes] when stars were genuinely A listers and had something of note and interest to say . Given it has a 22.30 start on Friday evening when a high percentage of the population are socialising why pay through the nose for such inferior talent .
     
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  9. maltrab

    maltrab Administrator Staff Member

    Original series of Open All Hours credits 15 crew members in a typical episode
    New series Still Open All Hours 46 Crew members
    LOSW Series 30 were showing 22 Crew members
    Are you being served 16
    waiting For God 23 Crew members
    Oh Doctor Beeching 24 Crew members
    Original Porridge Series 11 Crew Members
    Current Porridge Series 62 Crew Members

    So the BBC really know how to save money
     
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