Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wow! Look at restored The Professionals titles

Netwerk is releasing beloved blokey TV drama The Professionals as Blu-Rays soon, lovingly restored from the original film materials. As you'll see from the clip above, the results are amazing. Will somebody please do the same for Inspector Morse?


Andrew Glazebrook said...

Looks awesome !!

Mike said...

No mention of W1A - the best single-camera comedy ever?
Like a UK version of The Wire, it dissects the BBC at 3 levels: executive, producer & intern, skewering its targets with surgical precision. Still available on iPlayer, while stocks last.

Episode 3 has a 36-year-old new writer pitching his script, about "ordinary people trying to live their lives as well as they can" in Scarborough, to Head of Generic Comedy Drama & Head of Output. He's accompanied by a staff producer who's been helping him with the script for a few years.
HGCD: "Really interesting. I have to say, for me, it does feel a bit long."
P: "Do you want to put a bit of detail on that, just to help Dan get a sense of what you mean?"
HGCD: "I'm just thinking in terms of hinterland, really. Maybe show, don't tell. I may be wrong. Is it worth maybe thinking about consequences? It might just be this particular iteration of the idea."
P: "You do realise you've got two episodes there?"
HGCD: "Is there a way of starting in the middle here instead of at the beginning? Or is it maybe a question of re-imagining the precinct? Just to give it a bit more narrative heft."