Author Topic: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?  (Read 35808 times)

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #270 on: May 31, 2020, 08:17:23 AM »
I've got two, if anyone can help.

Our Friend Victoria, the BBC's Victoria Wood tribute series.

And the latest Rhys Thomas Year in the Life of a Year.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #272 on: June 20, 2020, 11:45:38 PM »
I've love to be able to track down episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 of Action, the Jay Mohr Hollywood satire, the others are on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/kalvenault/videos but I can't find the ones I listed anywhere.

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« Reply #273 on: June 21, 2020, 03:58:39 PM »
Well, I have the (uncensored, which actually kills a couple of jokes, but never mind) full-series DVD of Action that came out a decade or so ago - if I can figure out how to rip and upload the episodes, I'd be happy to do so.

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« Reply #274 on: June 21, 2020, 05:19:02 PM »
Well, I have the (uncensored, which actually kills a couple of jokes, but never mind) full-series DVD of Action that came out a decade or so ago - if I can figure out how to rip and upload the episodes, I'd be happy to do so.

It'd be hugely appreciated if you could, though I've no idea how to rip episodes from dvds these days alas.

Edit: I didn't realise it had been given a dvd release but I've spotted that it's only £2.54 on ebay (including P&P!) so just bought it, thanks for the offer though.

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« Reply #275 on: June 21, 2020, 05:50:57 PM »
Cool. I was just rewatching the whole thing a couple weeks ago - holds up rather well (probably because it felt a bit ahead of its time in '99 - it'd be an FXX show now and probably a successful one at that), and it's even a little prescient (given the mogul characters in the last episode and what they get up to). Much to like.

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« Reply #276 on: June 21, 2020, 06:49:11 PM »
Cool. I was just rewatching the whole thing a couple weeks ago - holds up rather well (probably because it felt a bit ahead of its time in '99 - it'd be an FXX show now and probably a successful one at that), and it's even a little prescient (given the mogul characters in the last episode and what they get up to). Much to like.

I watched the third episode last night on youtube and liked it a lot, I have a feeling some aspects might have dated / be slightly problematic, the way Ileana Douglas's character happily promises to perform sex acts on a writer if he finishes a script was a little dodgy for instance, but you could also suggest it's just realistic and reflects just how ugly Hollywood was / is.

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« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2020, 02:52:43 PM »
In one of these threads, the Chris Barrie show "Pushing Up Daisies" was mentioned. Well, that's still lost to time, as best as I can tell, but "Coming Next", the show he did with Hale and Pace the next year, is all up on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NPtLQeDOc0

It took me a good while to remember who the subject of his first impression was (it was a very good impression, natch).

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #278 on: June 28, 2020, 02:06:52 PM »
Does anyone have Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking by any chance?

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #279 on: June 28, 2020, 02:39:35 PM »
Does anyone have Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking by any chance?

It appears to be here: https://fourble.co.uk/podcast/lstant

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #280 on: June 28, 2020, 03:07:16 PM »
Realise this is a looooong shot but I'm looking for the 1995 series Comedy Firsts which was a bunch of pilots put out by ITV, specifically the pilot of Sometime, Never, an obscure sitcom that went out around 1996 (looks like this - https://youtu.be/ygfKIc2L6Yc) Have the whole series now but really would love to see the pilot.

Another obscurity, Get Real that went out around 1998 starring Lindsay Duncan. Not even been able to find a clip online.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #282 on: June 29, 2020, 07:09:21 AM »
I'm searching for Neil Hamburger or Peter Cook stuff at the mo'. Hopefully I can offer something good in return. Please PM me.

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« Reply #283 on: June 29, 2020, 10:19:51 AM »
I'm searching for Neil Hamburger or Peter Cook stuff at the mo'. Hopefully I can offer something good in return. Please PM me.

Probably something you've seen as it's available online, but just in case you weren't aware of it, his pilot for The New Big Ball With Neil Hamburger is here - https://archive.org/details/youtube-r0P_u5cEg6w

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #284 on: June 29, 2020, 10:24:06 AM »
no I hadn't - thanks!

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« Reply #285 on: June 30, 2020, 05:04:59 AM »
Out of morbid curiosity, does anyone have the derided 1988 sketch show Thompson?

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« Reply #286 on: June 30, 2020, 05:54:59 AM »
Out of morbid curiosity, does anyone have the derided 1988 sketch show Thompson?

As in Emma Thompson? I've got a copy. Can PM you.

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« Reply #287 on: June 30, 2020, 09:47:09 AM »
Don't suppose anyone has the Australian comedy film Garbo from 1992?

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« Reply #288 on: June 30, 2020, 07:11:14 PM »
Don't suppose anyone has the Australian comedy film Garbo from 1992?
Sat with no seeders on the place I normally visit, but hopefully someone who still has it will wander along soon and I'll have it downloaded for you.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #289 on: June 30, 2020, 11:56:51 PM »
I still want to see "Brian Conley's Crazy Christmas" again. Was obsessed with it as a child.

Actually fucking desperate to see this now. It was on Youtube in 2012 and somehow I missed it.

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« Reply #290 on: July 01, 2020, 01:50:38 AM »
Sat with no seeders on the place I normally visit, but hopefully someone who still has it will wander along soon and I'll have it downloaded for you.

Crossing fingers! Thank you.

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« Reply #291 on: July 03, 2020, 02:41:45 PM »
Sat with no seeders on the place I normally visit, but hopefully someone who still has it will wander along soon and I'll have it downloaded for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZdd_xfGBY

Further to this, how about their VHS featuring their odd short film The Cleaning? I used to have it, I wish I had digitised it. There's not even much info online about it!

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« Reply #292 on: July 03, 2020, 03:26:51 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZdd_xfGBY

Further to this, how about their VHS featuring their odd short film The Cleaning? I used to have it, I wish I had digitised it. There's not even much info online about it!
Good work that CaBber! I remember from a Tony Martin podcast that there's at least one person who's attempting to upload every rare Australian movie onto Youtube, so if there's anything you're searching for, that might be a good place to start.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #293 on: July 04, 2020, 06:10:19 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZdd_xfGBY

Further to this, how about their VHS featuring their odd short film The Cleaning? I used to have it, I wish I had digitised it. There's not even much info online about it!

!!!!!!!! hell yeah thanks for this!
Ditto with audio stuff, I know there's been at least one record out but I can't find any (except one song on a compilation of other Australian comedy songs). I've only checked slsk though.

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