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Re: Callan

Postby The Wooksta! » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 am

FFS! Could that trailer be any more crass and irritating?
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Re: Callan

Postby iank » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:05 am

I agree, it was sh*t.
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Re: Callan

Postby ericthehalfabee » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:56 am

Ah well - at least it's getting an airing :)
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Re: Callan

Postby The Wooksta! » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 pm

I envy anyone coming to the series fresh. It's quite simply superb.
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Re: Callan

Postby The Ginger Cat » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 pm

For those of you Callan fans who give the Missing Episodes thread a wide berth.

DISCOVERY 481: Callan - Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man
Written by Lee Dunne
David Callan Edward Woodward
Lonely Russell Hunter
Toby Meres Anthony Valentine¹
Hunter Derek Bond
with Michael Beint, Michael Forrest, Bernard Archard, Jacqueline Pearce and Mark Moss
Created by James Mitchell
Developed by James Mitchell
Developed by Terence Feely
Theme music by Jack Trombey
Associate producer John Kershaw
Produced by Reginald Collin
Designed by Roger Allan
Directed by Bill Bain
A Thames production.
Originally transmitted 19.03.1969

Purchased by Stephen Monk at a house clearance sale, here again, Neil Ingoe examined a large bag of reel to reel audio tapes to find two remarkable and related finds.

Audio only.

Once Kaleidoscope has completed work animating “Adam Adamant Lives”, this will be our next project. A fully animated edition of a previously-missing “Callan”!

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Re: Callan

Postby iank » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 pm

:o :shock: :o :shock:

Animated Callan? That's weird. :lol:
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Re: Callan

Postby The Wooksta! » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 am

No more weird than an animated Adam Adamant or Dad's Army.

Any opportunity for more Callan has got be be a good thing, surely?

Has anyone tried the short story collections I mentioned upthread? I also need to try tracking down the novels at a reasonable price.
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Re: Callan

Postby iank » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:18 am

Oh I'm not complaining! I think it's great. :)
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Re: Callan

Postby Akroma » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:37 am

Been reading a lot about the TV series and may purchase a collection of them on dvd, region is no problem so i might get the UK ones I seen on Amazon, be nice to see some quality television again. ^^
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Re: Callan

Postby The Wooksta! » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:08 am

Having rewatched the entire series (well, the b&w ones that exist anyway) over a fortnight, I'd can't recommend it highly enough.
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