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    Senior Member Country: UK Windthrop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini71 View Post
    It's now December, and the BBC haven't given those of us still waiting to see it a broadcast date. Has there any been any fresh information regarding the rights dispute and the subsequent possibility of a new transmission date?
    Haven't heard a thing myself. Could be that the BBC can't afford to come to an agreement with the other party and will just bury the matter. Might be made available on bootleg copies one day.

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    Looks like the legal complexities have been cleared up as this will be shown shortly

    Maxine Peake drama finally gets go-ahead

    A BBC Four drama starring Maxine Peake is finally to be shown more than a year after its original air date.

    Room At the Top is an adaptation of John Braine's classic 1950s novel, and also stars Matthew McNulty from Lark Rise To Candleford and Misfits.

    It was supposed to be screened in April 2011 but was pulled after a copyright wrangle between Remus Films and the estate of the deceased writer.

    Production company Green Meadow, said the dispute had now been resolved.

    The two-part drama will be shown on BBC Four "in the near future", it added.

    In a statement, Great Meadow said: "The producer of the TV adaptation of Room At The Top, Great Meadow Productions, is pleased to announce that the issue of copyright between Remus Films and the Estate of John Braine, represented by David Higham Associates, has been resolved."

    David Higham Associates is the literary agency that sold the license to the TV rights in Braine's novel to Green Meadow.

    This was subsequently challenged by the film company, Remus.

    The parties involved have declined to comment on the nature of the legal dispute.

    Braine, one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s, saw his novel published in 1957, and two years later, a film adaptation won lead actress Simone Signoret an Oscar.

    The drama tells the story of working class boy Joe Lampton, who leaves his village for the affluent mill town of Warley.

    He takes lodgings at The Top, an area of town where the better-off members of society live, and joins the local amateur dramatic society.

    His plans to marry into high society hit a stumbling block when he falls for two women, and is unable to choose between them.

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    I'm looking forward to this

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    Part 1 is on BBC 4 tonight, Wednesday at 9pm Part 2 Tomorrow at the same time . Repeated again late night plus next week showing again. Hope it's good.

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    I enjoyed it very much indeed

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    Great stuff and not a maverick cop or hospital in sight

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    Damm i missed it!

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    Bobsterkent this may help http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0103qm0

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    Watched the first part, very disappointed. It strikes me a rather amateurish production when compared to the Film. The lead is no Joe Lampton and the Simone Signoret part lacks her wonderful acting, again another error in casting. Overall very poor indeed.

    Don't waste your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merton Park View Post
    Watched the first part, very disappointed. It strikes me a rather amateurish production when compared to the Film. The lead is no Joe Lampton and the Simone Signoret part lacks her wonderful acting, again another error in casting. Overall very poor indeed.

    Don't waste your time.
    Gosh, that's a surprise, it isn't a copy of the film

    Steve

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    Come back Laurence Harvey - all is forgiven !

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    Well just watched the first and I think so far it's much better than the film. Maxine Peake superb as always. My one quibble is the lack of Bradford accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sloane View Post
    Well just watched the first and I think so far it's much better than the film. Maxine Peake superb as always. My one quibble is the lack of Bradford accents.
    Wrong accents are rapidly becoming my new bete noir in tv productions. In the sixties people didn't travel out of their areas for work, as much as they do now.

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