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    The Battle of the Sexes

    13:45 to 15:05: Monday 14th June on BBC 2

    Backwoods

    23:00 to 00:55: Wednesday 16th June on horror channel

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    13:00 to 15:00: Saturday 19th June on TCM

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    name='DB7' date='13 June 2010 - 06:32 PM' timestamp='1276453921' post='439636']

    The Battle of the Sexes

    13:45 to 15:05: Monday 14th June on BBC 2




    A brilliant film and always welcome to see old British comedies on the BBC. It would be nice to see more great comedies which rarely get an airing.

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    name='Carl V' date='13 June 2010 - 10:33 PM' timestamp='1276464831' post='439681']

    A brilliant film and always welcome to see old British comedies on the BBC. It would be nice to see more great comedies which rarely get an airing.


    I agree, and it's wonderful to see Edinburgh of the 50s. The shop appears to be in Hanover Street. There's some superb Scottish character actors on display such as Jameson Clark, Moultrie Kelsall, Roddy McMillan, Eric (Dr. Snoddie) Woodburn and Donald Bisset as well as turns by Ernest Thesiger and Donald Pleasence.

    I'm even prepared to forgive Peter Sellers' outlandish accent!

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    name='Gerald Lovell' date='13 June 2010 - 09:49 PM' timestamp='1276465756' post='439687']

    I agree, and it's wonderful to see Edinburgh of the 50s. The shop appears to be in Hanover Street. There's some superb Scottish character actors on display such as Jameson Clark, Moultrie Kelsall, Roddy McMillan, Eric (Dr. Snoddie) Woodburn and Donald Bisset as well as turns by Ernest Thesiger and Donald Pleasence.

    I'm even prepared to forgive Peter Sellers' outlandish accent!


    You are absolutely right, there are great characters in the film and this is probably one of my favourite of the early Peter Sellers' films that I have seen (despite the accent ).



    In fact I generally like all of his early films and are far funnier in my opinion than the Pink Panther films he made in his later years.

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    name='Carl V' date='13 June 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1276466241' post='439692']

    You are absolutely right, there are great characters in the film and this is probably one of my favourite of the early Peter Sellers' films that I have seen (despite the accent ).



    In fact I generally like all of his early films and are far funnier in my opinion than the Pink Panther films he made in his later years.


    I have to agree. I do prefer his early stuff, such as The Battle of the Sexes, The Smallest Show on Earth, Two Way Stretch and The Wrong Arm of the Law over the Pink Panther ones.

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    The Battle of the Sexes



    The BBC print was somewhat lacking in contrast- almost sepia-toned in places....



    I assume it was not like this on the film's original screening in 1960



    The BBC2 print also came from a US source (as on the end credits) rather than Optimum or Canal Plus -



    I wonder why ? (for a Bryanston/British Lion release)



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    name='julian_craster' date='14 June 2010 - 06:07 PM' timestamp='1276535268' post='439992']

    The Battle of the Sexes



    The BBC print was somewhat lacking in contrast- almost sepia-toned in places....



    I assume it was not like this on the film's original screening in 1960



    The BBC2 print also came from a US source (as on the end credits) rather than Optimum or Canal Plus -



    I wonder why ? (for a Bryanston/British Lion release)





    I didn't see it this time round, julian, but when I recorded it from the broadcast on 15th September 2007, the credits did say "Distributed by Continental Distributors Inc.", so it looks like it's the same print.

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    I saw Backwoods a few years ago and (if it's the same obe) Gary Oldman was excellent.



    Very tense and dramatic if a little xenophobic in places.

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