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  •  I saw the Cushing film (1+ / 0-)
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    ages ago. I had no idea that BBC were doing more of these self-histories. Steptoe and Son? really? As an American I might be interested in "Til Death Us Do Part", but Steptoe must have a much bigger following in Britain than Sanfiord ever did here.

    into the blue again, after the money's gone

    by Prof Haley on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 05:12:51 PM PDT

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    •  Not quite (0+ / 0-)

      Coronation Street is still running and was made by an independent television (commercial) company. It started in the days when there were only 2 stations available in the UK (BBC and ITV). ITV used to consist of a fairly large number of regional companies contributing programmes to a central core network schedule. Most have now been absorbed into a single company - the exceptions being Scottish Television (STV) serving central and north Scotland and Ulster Television (UTV) in Northern Ireland.

      I believe "The Curse of Steptoe" is available on DVD though this may only be in PAL format.

      "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:58:52 PM PDT

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