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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Watched The Superlative Seven last night on True and enjoyed it. It happened to be on and I had promised myself when its author Brian Clemens passed away that I would watch one of his episodes. Nice idea that owed its origin to Agatha Christie, but Clemens added his own twist to it and it worked perfectly.

Just a shame about the opening and closing tag scenes, which go too far towards fantasy for my liking.
A great cast but unfortunately not the best episode. But do love the Agatha Christie take off. Besides the tags is there anything you can think of that would have improved the episode? I always loved the idea but somehow it did not quite flow for me.


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I personally cannot think of anyway to improve this episode, apart from the tag scenes. It was a reworking of the Blackman episode Dressed to Kill, which is one of my favourate videotaped episodes. I think I'm right in saying that the fight scene in Dressed to kill between Blackman and stuntman Frank Maher left him with a bloody lip, accidentally of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do love the umbrella scene. Oh and I was convinced that the blonde guy in that scene must be a brother of Julian Glover as they looked and even sounded so much alike!
Yes, I always think it's Glover when he first shows up! Talk about separated at birth...

I prefer "Dressed To Kill" to "The Superlative Seven", I could watch that endlessly. I've probably watched it more than any other episode. The remake isn't bad, the cast is amazing, it just errs a bit too much on the unrealistic side for me, especially the studio "outdoors" sets.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched Murdersville last night on True Entertainment and was surprised to see at least two cuts to the episode. The first was the Mrs Peel fight with Dr Haymes and the second the impact killing of Haymes by Mrs Peel with a javelin in the library.

I'm fairly sure there were no cuts on first transmission and on later broadcasts, in fact, I can't remember seeing any cuts to this episode until now. A Touch of Brimstone looked ok but I wonder how many other episodes have been edited.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Watched Murdersville last night on True Entertainment and was surprised to see at least two cuts to the episode. The first was the Mrs Peel fight with Dr Haymes and the second the impact killing of Haymes by Mrs Peel with a javelin in the library.

I'm fairly sure there were no cuts on first transmission and on later broadcasts, in fact, I can't remember seeing any cuts to this episode until now. A Touch of Brimstone looked ok but I wonder how many other episodes have been edited.
commercials are getting longer and longer... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Watched Murdersville last night on True Entertainment and was surprised to see at least two cuts to the episode. The first was the Mrs Peel fight with Dr Haymes and the second the impact killing of Haymes by Mrs Peel with a javelin in the library.

I'm fairly sure there were no cuts on first transmission and on later broadcasts, in fact, I can't remember seeing any cuts to this episode until now. A Touch of Brimstone looked ok but I wonder how many other episodes have been edited.


As a fact, abridged versions of episodes from Season 5 were made initially in Britain in the 1960s. These variants were sold in some countries, where were certain conditions of program broadcast on TV, but it is possible that the British themselves have used these variants for some runs.

Episodes aired in Russia in the mid-1990s, are same versions that been shown in France in the early 1990s and then I read somewhere that probably these French versions are original cuts.
If we will based on it, then original shortened version of the episode Murdersville presents the following:

Time: 47min 23sec (PAL)
Cuts:
1. Emma walks in the countryside (26:35 - 27:03)
2. Talking in the Library (27:14 - 27:52)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Watched Murdersville last night on True Entertainment and was surprised to see at least two cuts to the episode. The first was the Mrs Peel fight with Dr Haymes and the second the impact killing of Haymes by Mrs Peel with a javelin in the library.

I'm fairly sure there were no cuts on first transmission and on later broadcasts, in fact, I can't remember seeing any cuts to this episode until now. A Touch of Brimstone looked ok but I wonder how many other episodes have been edited.

I was a little surprised when Emma suddenly spat out some water. I then noticed she was wet and we were at the village pond. We saw a lot of Emma being wet but all the scenes of her under the water had been cut.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a very unpleasant scene and the director was very unhappy about filming it at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched All Done With Mirrors last night on TE - first time I'd seen it in years and I was immensely impressed. It was like seeing a completely new Tara King series: her character was clever and astute. Her appearance and wardrobe was so much better - especially with her own hair - no wigs.

Loved Steed's reaction to the voluptuous Rhonda in swimsuit. Maybe they should have expanded her role?

Linda Thorson's acting was relaxed, confident and self assured. Her physicality performing judo, karate and kung-fu was a revelation. Easily the finest acting and athletic performance I've seen from her.

The screenplay was excellent - inventive, clever and witty dialogue and a truly spectacular extended martial arts fight scene from director and choreographer Ray Austin to rival Mrs Gale and Mrs Peel at their best.

I'd forgotten just how very good Mirrors is. Mysterious lighthouses invariably make for good story-lines.
This must be arguably the best Tara episode of the series?

Thoroughly enjoyable - I must watch it again Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azqKboWMZ5g
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. It's a good episode and Linda is frequently underrated. She's certainly far more convincing in physical situations than Diana.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Watched All Done With Mirrors last night on TE - first time I'd seen it in years and I was immensely impressed.
This must be arguably the best Tara episode of the series?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azqKboWMZ5g


One of the best, but as Steed is absent almost throughout, I still prefer Stay Tuned.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And so, for no apparent reason, midway through the Tara's we lurch straight back to the Emma's we started with back in January. Except this time they are in a different order. Nothing odd about that except that the end credits of each episode are running in the original January 2015 order.

So we've had 'Town of No Return'(End credits 'Town...)', 'Murder Market' (Gravediggers), 'Master Minds'(Cybernauts), 'Dial a Deadly Number' (Death at Bargain Prices). If this continues whatever episode we get on Tuesday the end credits should be those for 'Castle De'ath'.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was posted on another forum:

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Someone on Digital Spy have asked True. The response was 'we were really missing Emma Peel' The rest of Tara Kings series will be shown later though.


My Mum is a regular Little House on the Prairie viewer on True and she commented that they did the same jumping back to the beginning of the show before finishing it.

That's very weird about the closing credits jumbled up - you'd think that just wouldn't happen... I mean how!?!?!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's very weird about the closing credits jumbled up - you'd think that just wouldn't happen... I mean how!?!?!


This was answered on the Mausoleum Club forum. Apparently TE don't have the capability to do credit squeezing live so have to prepare them "offline" and graft them back on. Clearly they got out of synch.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By chance I caught The House That Jack Built on True last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whiskers wrote:
And so, for no apparent reason, midway through the Tara's we lurch straight back to the Emma's we started with back in January. Except this time they are in a different order. Nothing odd about that except that the end credits of each episode are running in the original January 2015 order.

So we've had 'Town of No Return'(End credits 'Town...)', 'Murder Market' (Gravediggers), 'Master Minds'(Cybernauts), 'Dial a Deadly Number' (Death at Bargain Prices). If this continues whatever episode we get on Tuesday the end credits should be those for 'Castle De'ath'.


and that's one of the best monochrome episodes...Castle DE'ATH...
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickP wrote:
Darren wrote:

That's very weird about the closing credits jumbled up - you'd think that just wouldn't happen... I mean how!?!?!


This was answered on the Mausoleum Club forum. Apparently TE don't have the capability to do credit squeezing live so have to prepare them "offline" and graft them back on. Clearly they got out of synch.


Reported elsewhere that Honey for the Prince had season 5 credits on the end.

Did they show A Sense of History this time..?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, A Sense of History was shown, and what a thoroughly enjoyable episode it is, with Emma as Robin Hood, in one of her shortest costumes ever Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, James. That proved my theory of what happened with the closing credits.

They were messed up anyone as the order of showings were different second time around and with including ASOH this time that meant Honey for Prince got series 5 closing titles.Smile
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One of my favourite moments and one I remember from when it was first broadcast was in stop me if you've heard this one but.... When the businessman has the carpet pulled from under him and falls through the top floor window there was originally a wonderful shot of him falling , almost floating, to the ground. This was missing in the version recently broadcast. What a shame. This really is unbelievable that this sort of censorship happens nearly 50 years after it was first broadcast! Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is very annoying when episodes are broadcast with cuts. It happened on ITV4 when I was watching episodes of The Champions that I didn't have. Commercial channels get more adverts in of course. Also reading the earlier comments about cuts to Murdersville, they do seem to be combined with censoring. I think we all want complete original versions; there may be parts that some people would rather were omitted, but they decided at the time "It's a wrap"!
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