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...slow moving with irritating characters...


Easily one of the most unintentionally funny comments I've read. Beiderbecke is getting a re-run on ITV at the moment and am thoroughly enjoying a TV programme with some genuinely sparkling lines spoilt only by the quality of the print being broadcast - like listening with cotton wool in your ears.

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great minds, arthur - just thinking the same thing as I'm watching it on ITV3!


"Someone has been tampering with Hank's memories."

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The sound quality is terrible..at 1st I thought me telly was on the blink then realised it was the braodcast..still a superb brilliant series.

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Those ITV3 broadcasts weren't great sound quality.
Get the complete trilogy on DVD at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000ICLHJ8/papas-21

But some people just don't hear the music

Steve

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Easily one of the most unintentionally funny comments I've read.
Yes. He's entitled to his opinion, but I think a lot of us would disagree with him.

Maybe it's a US versus UK thing - in the UK we tend to like our comedy a bit more subtle and less in-your-face. Laid-back ironic comedy (which also featured in David Nobbs' "A Bit of a Do") may not travel too well across the Atlantic.

I prefer another comment "I gave a copy of the trilogy boxed set to Martin Scorsese as an example of a near perfect TV series." - http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/tv-locations/28145-beiderbecke-affai r-trevors-flat.html, Steve Crook, 04-11-2009, 04:04 AM.

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While I think the Beiderbeck Affair is funny, I am not sure i agree about the British generally liking subtle comedy. Not when you consider that Only Fools and Horses was voted best sitcom ever a few years ago.

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