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post Oct 24 2005, 09:26 PM
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Having successfully resurrected a TV legend this year, the BBC are planning to resurrect a real one next year as 2006 will see a new 13-part series of Robin Hood that will air in the same Saturday evening time slot as Doctor Who.

You can read more about this here: BBC series needs new Robin Hood

Will they be able to better Robin of Sherwood? (hopefully they will use better quality film either way wink.gif ).
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Douglas Nicol
post Apr 3 2006, 08:18 PM
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Robin of Sherwood was great, but the poorer quality film shows through even in the DVD transfers unfortunately.
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post Apr 4 2006, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE (Douglas Nicol @ Apr 3 2006, 08:18 PM)
Robin of Sherwood was great, but the poorer quality film shows through even in the DVD transfers unfortunately.
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I've been watching it recently on ITV3 (didn't actually watch it much when it was originally on as we were always in coming back from Gran's when it was on) and actually quite like the slightly poor film quality. It adds ambience. Kind of makes you feel it really is the 12th century.

Well, it does to me anyway.

The other thing, which was a trait of 80s dramas anyway, is the incredibly long spells of no dialogue. It's all scenary, looks and music. But again, I quite like that. It feels more natural. The new series will probably have a much faster pace to it. They've dropped the slowest character Friar Tuck from the series, no doubt for logistic reasons. But I'm sure that majorly fucks up the story, doesn't it?


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post Apr 4 2006, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Apr 4 2006, 12:58 PM)
They've dropped the slowest character Friar Tuck from the series, no doubt for logistic reasons.
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Poo! I just read an article somewhere about "updating" older series to be more accessible to the modern audience. It mentioned dropping Friar Tuck. I think they gave the impression that he's not politically correct or his character or somthing like that.
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post Apr 5 2006, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Apr 4 2006, 02:37 PM)
I just read an article somewhere about "updating" older series to be more accessible to the modern audience.
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Here's that article.

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The other option with a character that isn't perceived to fit in with modern sensibilities is to write him or her out completely, as the BBC is doing in a new Robin Hood series. There will be no Friar Tuck, because, said insiders, he "is a bit of a laughing stock". Fat is no laughing matter nowadays.
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