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    Hi all,



    Does someone already saw the series called 'Court Martial' ?

    It is a TV series that premiered in 1966 with Bradford Dillman (Capt. David Young) and Peter Graves (Maj. Frank Whittaker) in the main roles.

    I have the feeling that there is no commercial release neither on VHS nor on DVD.



    I am interested by informations about this series.



    Thank you in advance.



    Gwellandre



    List of the 26 episodes (each being 60 minutes long):



    [00] SERGEANT RYKER (pilot)

    [01] WHERE THERE WAS NO ECHO (V)

    [02] LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR

    [03] NO WREATH FOR AN ANGEL

    [04] THE HOUSE WHERE HE LIVED (aka BURDEN OF GUILT)

    [05] VENGEANCE IS MINE

    [06] TAPS FOR THE SERGEANT

    [07] A DATE WITH CELESTE

    [08] SILENCE IS THE ENEMY

    [09] LA BELLE FRANCE

    [10] FLIGHT OF A TIGER

    [11] JUDGE THEM GENTLY

    [12] THE LIBERATORS

    [13] SAVIOUR OF VLADIK

    [14] LET NO MAN SPEAK

    [15] OPERATION MAKESHIFT

    [16] WITHOUT SPEAR OR WORD

    [17] ALL IS A DREAM TO ME

    [18] RETREAT FROM LIFE (V) (Christmas Episode)

    [19] ACHILLES' HEEL

    [20] OPERATION TROJAN HORSE

    [21] ALL ROADS LEAD TO CALLAGHAN [DC]

    [22] REDRESS OF WRONGS

    [23] THE LOGISTICS OF SURVIVAL

    [24] THE BITTER WIND

    [25] SHADOW OF A MAN

    [26] HOW ETHICAL CAN YOU BE? (final episode)

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    I'm looking for this show, too.



    Ruth

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    apart from it used to be on a thursday night about 10:30

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    Dear panettone,



    What do you mean by

    "apart from it used to be on a thursday night about 10:30" ?



    Gwell

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    name='Gwell']Dear panettone,



    What do you mean by

    "apart from it used to be on a thursday night about 10:30" ?



    Gwell


    this series brings back memories Gwell because when i were a lad,well a teenager actually i lived with my mum and gran and i always remember my gran coming home about 10:30pm from the pub and then we all had baked potatoes that some how don`t seem to taste the same now :

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    I remember this show being in a late night slot in my region as well and the thing I remember best about it was Kenneth J Warren as Sergeant John MacCaskey. According to IMDB he was only in one episode but this is wrong. He played the sort of wide boy role that years before would have been played by Harry Fowler. Such a shame Kenneth J Warren died so young.

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    This is TV.COM's entry for Court-Martial.



    Court-Martial TV Show - Court-Martial Television Show - TV.com



    With the success of recent JAG and NCIS programs, I wonder how this older series would fare on the rerun circuit?



    Over on TVShowsOnDVD.COM, it doesn't have but a few dozen "votes" for DVD production - not that this means anything.

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    Angela Browne pops up in this clip, along with Kenneth J Warren. I've noticed Oliver Reed was in the same episode as Diane Cilento!! Darren McGavin was in a later episode too and Denis Hopper shares an episode with Susan Hampshire - how intriguing...

    It appears this was made by ITC under direct finance from ABC in the USA, but for some inexplicable reason it was produced in black and white, and so it bombed in America, which was going color at the time. What a shame much of it seems to have been lost, although obviously from this clip, some episodes are still around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgjJR...eature=related
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    Pretty certain that all episodes still exist, unless anyone knows to the contrary ?

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    I haven't found the Oliver Reed/Diane Cilento one yet. Another cast apparently includes Judi Dench and Michael Hordern and another one has Michael Gough in it. It's certainly a treasure trove of British actors, whatever the shows were like. It seems to have been well-regarded by Dillman and Graves who both said in the press later that they regretted it hadn't been more popular in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moor Larkin View Post
    Angela Browne pops up in this clip, along with Kenneth J Warren. I've noticed Oliver Reed was in the same episode as Diane Cilento!! Darren McGavin was in a later episode too and Denis Hopper shares an episode with Susan Hampshire - how intriguing...

    It appears this was made by ITC under direct finance from ABC in the USA, but for some inexplicable reason it was produced in black and white, and so it bombed in America, which was going color at the time. What a shame much of it seems to have been lost, although obviously from this clip, some episodes are still around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgjJRI-oob0&feature=related
    Most TV shows were still in B/W at the time such as Danger Man, Man From Uncle,The Wild Wild West, The Avengers,and I Spy. So I suspect it bombed just because people didnt like it?

    I would also suspect being a co production its in rights hell at the moment?stopping any release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfur Teacake View Post
    Most TV shows were still in B/W at the time such as Danger Man, Man From Uncle,The Wild Wild West, The Avengers,and I Spy. So I suspect it bombed just because people didnt like it?
    It seemed odd because it was shown over here, starting in 1965, so the episodes were ready by then, but it didn't get a shot in the US until April 1966. By '66 even the venerable Danger Man was being made in colour (albeit only two of them). I guess a season might just have been too long a moment, at that moment in TV time.

    Dillman says in one interview that 'Court Martial' gave him "financial security" so there must have been some serious money swilling back and forth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arfur Teacake View Post
    I would also suspect being a co production its in rights hell at the moment?stopping any release.
    Needs a lawyer.....

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