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AlamDV on the BBC

Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 12:43am

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/your/extra/special_effects.shtml
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 1:50am

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now THATs publicity!
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 4:12am

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Looks like AlamDV isn't going to remain movie-making's best-kept secret for long smile
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 4:13am

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I called my cable company and asked to get BBC and they gave me a big HUH? Guess that blows my chances neutral
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 6:36pm

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thats cool, and like someone said before me, the secret is out eek
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 10:24pm

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the Cable company didn't know the BBC? It's only the most respected network in the world....
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:26am

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The BBC America is an Americanized version of British televsion. (No offense to any Brits, but British soap operas are truly unwatchable.) I am surprised that your cable company does not carrry this.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:28am

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But i'm from the US.. Are you sure we'd pick up British channels? And I have 2,000 channels, why can't one of them be really cool, like Tech TV ? Grrrr
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:31am

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I live on the East Coast, and have cable (no dish). one of the channles I get is BBC America. I'm pretty sure that it is different than the British BBC (no news, exc.). They have British shows, movies, exc.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 10:11am

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Ah, BBC America sounds pretty awful.

British TV is FANTASTIC when it comes to fact-based stuff, like regular News, in-depth documentaries etc...but when it comes to drama, it sucks.

Well, that's not quite right. British TV is generally all 'good'. Which means there's rarely any *excellent* stuff, and rarely any *awful* stuff. But it also results in it being very, very dull.

American TV, on the other hand, from what I can tell, is able to take a few more risks, simply because there are so many channels. Therefore you get a HELLUVA lot of complete rubbish, but you also get the superb shows that the UK just can't produce (such as -at various points in time- 24, Sopranos, West Wing, ER, Farscape...).

So if you want a generally good standard of TV, always of good quality, watch British TV. If you want generally crappy TV, but with the occasional AMAZING show, watch American TV.

Of course, we actually get the best of both worlds, in that we have all the good American shows imported, but don't get any of the crap. smile
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 7:20pm

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I understand that the quality of television here in the US is pretty lame. A few shows are decent, yes, but most of it is just plain unwatchable.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 7:52pm

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We just have a lot of "duplicate" channels. Like USA, FX, and TNN are practically all the same. Don't forget all our women's channels, like WE, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Oxygen.... that's how pathetic TV is these days!
Posted: Wed, 31st Jul 2002, 8:02pm

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Tarn: ah yes, 24, one of the best tv shows i have seen in a long time, i only have 5 channels (woo-bloody-hoo) and the only decent programs i get to watch are the simpsons (which i have seen all b4) and 24, well worth owning a tv for just them smile
Posted: Wed, 31st Jul 2002, 8:19pm

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Turns out I have BBC, but apparently it's not the same as you guys in England have. surprised/. But either way, BBC Baby!!! biggrin