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    I am looking for a major BBC 1979 TV series about the early 12c Kings of England called The Devils Crown, it had a great cast and was very stylized innovative TV.
    It also had a good theme track. Never repeated & not released (as far as I can find out) on video or DVD !!

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    According to the review posted in the IMDB link, there is a book to accompany the series, written by Richard Barber.

    The Devil's Crown (TV Series 1978) - IMDb

    The book is available from a number of stores, in both soft and hardback.

    barber - the devils crown - AbeBooks

    Nick

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    You're not alone, judging by the amount of threads asking for it. It doesn't seem to have surfaced though it would be nice to be wrong

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    The Devil's Crown has turned up on this Forum several times, as an inquiry about its availability on video (do a Search for "The Devil's Crown").

    As the posts on those threads say a lot of what I could about the series maybe it's time the various threads were consolidated into one - this could help in publicising TDC, which exists in whole in the BBC archives, to encourage a video release.

    The TDC IMDb site has some information but still needs a lot of work on it, largely on the correct credits for each episode; for example, it does not credit the series Designer, David Myerscough Jones, who was responsible for the wholly-studio shot look of the series, including use of effects such as Colour Separation Overlay (CSO), which was comparatively new for this kind of historical drama on UK TV at the time.

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    The previous threads have now been combined.

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    Thanks for merging the threads - which show that there is information not just "out there" but "in here" for those who Search as well as search.

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    Thanks...when I posted this week ..I had not checked previous posts for it. It really left an impression on me, as a teenager, Brian Cox was very good I remember and the lighting of the vast gothic sets, was dramatic and creative. It made me interested in history. I wonder if teenagers could say the same of the glitzy glam totally ridiculous recent BBC series The Tudors?

    Such a shame the BFI full set of The Devils Crown, cannot be put out on DVD.
    Last edited by Nick Dando; 05-03-12 at 10:01 AM.

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    Well the whole series series seems to be on youtube in bite size segments.... ( which does make me wonder if someone out there has it on DVD ? )
    Last edited by dpgmel; 18-09-12 at 07:49 AM.

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    The entire series was uploaded recently to a well known torrent site, just before the site was closed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve9049 View Post
    The entire series was uploaded recently to a well known torrent site, just before the site was closed down.
    Well, let's hope somewhere here made copies.....

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    I'm guessing that drawing attention to YT will get those copies removed pretty soon as well

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