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UK Calling

Post by behzamal » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:25 am

How do I spread the Working Dog gospel to the barbarians here in the UK?
I give copies of Molvania/San Sombrero and Phaic Tan to everyone, but it's not enough.
Most of them have never even heard of Frontline.
Talking of which, I vaguely remember in the nineties reading about a US remake of Frontline.
A couple of years ago, I emailed Working Dog to ask about it - idle curiosity, no desire to watch it - but they didn't know anything about it.
Was I dreaming?
Thank you Kim, for what looks like a great forum, albeit with a slightly intimidatingly massive knowledge base.
Merry Xmas to all.
Simon

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Re: UK Calling

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:07 am

Could you get hold of the DVDs of The Late Show, and show them to your British friends? Though, much of TLS was very topical, so a lot of the sketches, like the Jeff Kennett one, would have to be explained to people.

Shows like TGYH would be more accessible.

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Re: UK Calling

Post by kichigai » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:07 pm

Late reply here

The US Frontline remake you're thinking of might be how the show was re-titled to Breaking News or Behind the Frontline when it was shown in the states. No remake (as far as I know). The Newsroom from Canada was quite similar in style.

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Re: UK Calling

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Mon May 08, 2017 9:01 am

Very interesting to learn that there are fans of Working Dog (and, I'm guessing, The D-Generation) in the UK.

:) Back in 1991, I remember making a mix tape for my English pen friend. This included Australian singers and bands, and the D - Generation's Courtroom Sketch. She enjoyed the courtroom sketch a lot.

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Re: UK Calling

Post by kim » Mon May 08, 2017 11:21 pm

Ah I remember pen-friend mix tapes!

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