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    I am slowly going through the second series and must say there are some great
    performances to enjoy, admirably led by the incomparable James Grout.
    What a star this bloke was; mind you he was supported in this programme
    by Max Wall, Joan Sims, Richard O' Callaghan and Gorden Kaye amongst others.

    Anybody else remember this brilliant programme?

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    I never saw any of this, my only link to it was via Ron Grainer's theme which I eventually got re-issued on a TV themes compilation. I'm quite interested to learn more, in view of what you say.

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    Well obviously you know I remember it too By strange coincidence I'm also in the fortunate position to be enjoying the second series. It really is splendid stuff with a superb cast, and I especially enjoyed the second episode C'est Si Bon, which focuses on Joan Sims pub and her special evening for the Ladies Branch of the Wandsworth Licensed Victuallers.

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    Gentlemen,
    I was most intrigued to find this reference to the truly excellent Thames series, Born and Bred. I saw it when it was originally broadcast....and actually have three episodes from the second series on an ancient video-tape. I have watched them so often I am practically word perfect. At the time of its original broadcast, it wasn't particularly well-received, despite the wonderful cast and terrific scripts.

    My partner has worked on various national newspapers in London, and always quizzes the TV correspondents about why the show has never been repeated. Most of them have never heard of it.

    On another front, that of Harbottle's nickname, I am guessing that you are a fan of Will Hay films. I think 'Oh Mr Porter' is wonderful. On a modern note.....it was filmed around Quainton Road Junction in Buckinghamshire....which was disused for years, then became a heritage railway centre. The newly authorised High Speed rail-link from London to Birmingham is planning to pick up the old line from Aylesbury to Calvert, and go right through Quainton Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo3410 View Post
    I am slowly going through the second series and must say there are some great
    performances to enjoy, admirably led by the incomparable James Grout.
    What a star this bloke was; mind you he was supported in this programme
    by Max Wall, Joan Sims, Richard O' Callaghan and Gorden Kaye amongst others.

    Anybody else remember this brilliant programme?
    Would you by any chance,have this series on dvd,or any format ?
    I'd love to see this again

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