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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #300 on: August 27, 2021, 08:23:29 PM »
Complete with laugh track on episode 6 of series 1?

That's a weird one. I can only imagine the beeb did that to try and make it 'better' as they clearly didn't like it. That's the first I've heard about a laugh track being put on there though, I don't recall any talk about a laugh track on broadcast episodes before.

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #301 on: August 27, 2021, 08:42:59 PM »
Ah, that's interesting. Dead Swan was the unbroadcast pilot, so it's a bit different to the rest of series 1. I remember thinking there were a few jokes from the radio show in there that were relatively unchanged compared to how the rest of the series uses stuff from the radio series.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #302 on: August 27, 2021, 08:46:16 PM »
Does that mean the iPlayer Dead Swan is the pilot version? The DVD one has the proper opening titles and no laugh track. I think the iPlayer versions look slightly nicer than my DVD rips but the wrong Dead Swan is NO GOOD THANKS

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #303 on: August 27, 2021, 09:21:31 PM »
Not sure if it’s the same for everyone, but series 2 episode 2 seems to be missing. It’s the car boot and pigeon shit episode. Any idea why this may have been preemptively pulled?

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #304 on: August 27, 2021, 09:30:59 PM »
Not sure if it’s the same for everyone, but series 2 episode 2 seems to be missing. It’s the car boot and pigeon shit episode. Any idea why this may have been preemptively pulled?

Did a quick scan. Heavy use of weed is depicted, one scene where two cops are rolling and forcing delinquents to smoke it all. Has something of this ilk happened 'out there' in the real world recently or some shit?

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #305 on: August 27, 2021, 09:33:50 PM »
That's a shame because the weed-smoking kids in the lift are very funny.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #306 on: August 27, 2021, 09:36:41 PM »
Episode 2.2 is currently there and playing on iplayer for me.

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #307 on: August 27, 2021, 09:36:56 PM »
Did a quick scan. Heavy use of weed is depicted, one scene where two cops are rolling and forcing delinquents to smoke it all. Has something of this ilk happened 'out there' in the real world recently or some shit?

Just got a tweet reply from the iplayer editor guy :

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It is available on iPlayer via web and so on, but I think Sky might have issues with the title which means it's not showing it

Murdoch doesn’t like swearing I guess the old cunt.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #308 on: August 27, 2021, 10:29:05 PM »
Just got a tweet reply from the iplayer editor guy :

Murdoch doesn’t like swearing I guess the old cunt.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #309 on: August 27, 2021, 10:30:43 PM »
Interesting story from this week's Popbitch:

"About ten years ago, Sean Lock was being considered for a part in a British indie film. The American execs attached to the project had never heard of him, so the director sent over a bunch of TV clips to make a case for his casting.
I was just thinking Benedict Wong's done well, in Dr Strange, the new Spiderman and recent Disney voice work. Is there a parallel world with Sean a Marvel star?

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #310 on: August 27, 2021, 10:32:30 PM »
Not sure if it’s the same for everyone, but series 2 episode 2 seems to be missing. It’s the car boot and pigeon shit episode. Any idea why this may have been preemptively pulled?

One of the funniest episodes. The bit where Vince is so desperate for a sale at the boot fair that he necks the hot soup so he can sell his flask is a fantastic bit of physical comedy from Lock.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #311 on: August 27, 2021, 11:01:30 PM »
One of the funniest episodes. The bit where Vince is so desperate for a sale at the boot fair that he necks the hot soup so he can sell his flask is a fantastic bit of physical comedy from Lock.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #313 on: August 28, 2021, 12:23:29 AM »
Definitely soup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMu7avEVibc

Ah, man. So good.

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Think I'll tan all these again over the long weekend. RIP, you funny bastard.

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #314 on: August 28, 2021, 08:37:04 AM »
There are plenty of 15 Storeys High 1+2 on eBay at the moment in auction. You can copy it with DVD Shrink and then relist. Mind you Vince wouldn't bother. Too much effort. You might have to talk to someone.

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #315 on: August 28, 2021, 11:39:34 AM »
There's a DVD rip here - subtitles included in the file as are the 4 commentaries

Many many thanks for this. Looking forward to a proper good high def rewatch.
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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #316 on: August 28, 2021, 11:50:08 AM »
There are plenty of 15 Storeys High 1+2 on eBay at the moment in auction. You can copy it with DVD Shrink and then relist. Mind you Vince wouldn't bother. Too much effort. You might have to talk to someone.

Not really worth it since you can rip it with get_iplayer.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #317 on: August 28, 2021, 04:16:08 PM »
I watched Ice Queen earlier. So many moments I remember from the series all packed into one episode. Glorious.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #318 on: August 28, 2021, 04:24:50 PM »
Not really worth it since you can rip it with get_iplayer.

Never the best quality from get iplayer, unless I'm using it wrong. TV mode=best

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #319 on: August 28, 2021, 05:11:55 PM »
Watching this again has made remember how brilliant Felix Dexter is in this. Another great comedian taken far too soon.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #320 on: August 28, 2021, 07:36:20 PM »
Never the best quality from get iplayer, unless I'm using it wrong. TV mode=best

I think it defaults to that now so it's redundant. A fair point though I forget they're pretty tight on bandwidth on the SD stuff.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #321 on: August 28, 2021, 07:44:05 PM »
I think the heartwarming thing about 15 Storeys as has been mentioned here before, is that Benedict Wong claims around that time he was very close to jacking in acting after getting fed up of turning up to auditions to find it was yet another 'stereotypical chinaman' role, one of which was quite likely one of 'Ant and Dec', the Chinese illegal immigrants in the second series of The Phoenix Nights (the same plot-line that caused Daniel Kitson to fall out with Kay as he pointed out it might be a bit racist and it was dismissed with something along the lines of 'they're Chinese so nobody will care') but then got offered the role of Errol, who was anything but and an obviously well thought out character that he nailed.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #322 on: August 28, 2021, 07:51:15 PM »
Probably bollocked on about it on here a few times before over the years but I once saw Benedict Wong outside a pub in Soho and had to seize the opportunity to tell him how much I loved 15 Storeys High. He seemed thrilled to bits that it had fans, saying Errol was his favourite role he'd ever played and he'd honestly thought no-one had watched it. Shouting "COME CLEAN YOUR HANDS ON ME COOOAAAAAAT" into the evening with the man himself is a fucking brilliant memory.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #323 on: August 28, 2021, 08:44:09 PM »
I'll never stop evangelising about 15 Storeys High, there's always at least one more person to force to watch it.

Probably bollocked on about it on here a few times before over the years but I once saw Benedict Wong outside a pub in Soho and had to seize the opportunity to tell him how much I loved 15 Storeys High. He seemed thrilled to bits that it had fans, saying Errol was his favourite role he'd ever played and he'd honestly thought no-one had watched it. Shouting "COME CLEAN YOUR HANDS ON ME COOOAAAAAAT" into the evening with the man himself is a fucking brilliant memory.

That's wonderful! He seems like a lovely guy.

I didn't realise he was in the big time until I saw his face on the billboard for some superhero film a couple of years ago. It's great to see he's doing well. How remarkable that despite 15 Storeys High being so unfairly buried by the BBC, both of them went on to find the bigger audiences and success they deserved.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #324 on: August 28, 2021, 08:54:18 PM »
Yeah, I love that story. I think I'd have drunkenly shouted MEDIBOT at him and ruined everything.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #325 on: August 28, 2021, 09:06:17 PM »
I'm chuffed that Wong still looks back on it fondly. Here's an interview where he briefly talks about it:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/dec/13/benedict-wong-marco-polo-netflix

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Wong’s face lights up when I ask him about it. He’s delighted at the show’s cult status, that people are “still buzzing off it and they’re still finding it funny. It’s great that it feels like it’s still got a shelf life.” Wong landed the part thanks to his friend, the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz, who was voicing Errol on the sitcom’s radio incarnation before it transferred to television. “Basically he just did an impression of me,” says Wong, “so when I turned up they sort of gifted me the part.”

Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #326 on: August 28, 2021, 09:11:00 PM »
I watched Ice Queen earlier. So many moments I remember from the series all packed into one episode. Glorious.
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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #327 on: August 28, 2021, 09:34:11 PM »
Watching this again has made remember how brilliant Felix Dexter is in this. Another great comedian taken far too soon.

God yes. Cannot get enough of his delivery. 'You are a very sad fellow. You have caused me nothing but consternation and disappointment.' is a great parting shot.

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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #328 on: August 28, 2021, 09:41:51 PM »
I watched Ice Queen earlier. So many moments I remember from the series all packed into one episode. Glorious.
Probably my favourite episode. The mere mention of beetroot is enough to set me off.

Errol learning to drive:
"Aaaaaargh!"
"Dinnah do that man"
"people shout in cars all the time"
"that's the reward for passing your test"

Who was the actress who played the ice queen btw? She's dead lovely (and icy)
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God yes. Cannot get enough of his delivery. 'You are a very sad fellow. You have caused me nothing but consternation and disappointment.' is a great parting shot.
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Re: Sean Lock has died
« Reply #329 on: August 28, 2021, 09:49:30 PM »
"Well a lot of my dreams are about driving so I guess I've picked it up"

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