Big Train : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [1998] [DVD] £5 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Big Train steams out of the comedy tunnel as realism meets utter stupidity in a cavalcade of daft sketches performed by high-quality actors in a series of stunning costumes and vast sets reminiscent of the worst excesses of DW Griffith. There are also lots of sketches in offices. Along the way we meet shy policemen, pop stars chasing jockeys, a duck in danger, hens in armed combat, a confused Transport Minister, highly charged sexual politics and casual, though necessary, violence.

This mish-mash of random claptrap draws from the pedigree and influence of such series as Father Ted, Spaced, Human Remains and Happiness. The show thrives on the subversion of everyday occurrences, mundane situations and famous faces. Winner of the Montreux Bronze Rose in 1999.
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#1
Fantastic show. Simon Pegg and many other talented british comedians in sketches by the writer of father ted. Ace stuff.
#2
Brilliant show , hot :)
#3
Well worth the money.
#4
Series 1 was great, but Series 2 was very poor in comparison.
#5
Hot! That's one xmas present sorted! Thanks!
#6
Sweetchuck
Series 1 was great, but Series 2 was very poor in comparison.


yes too much French in season 2
#7
I still flat out refuse to pay more than the cost of blank DVD's, for a program our license fees were used to pay for in the first place...

I wouldn't pay Sainsburys for my food when I go shopping, then pay them again the next day when I s**t it out...

ALL BBC programs should be freely available to download at no cost for anyone who pays them for the license fee.


Edited By: jukkie on Nov 18, 2010 15:10
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Do you keep crap and eat it again later? Unless you do that, the sainsburys comparison doesn't stretch very far does it?

If people didn't have to pay the going rate for BBC DVDs then they'd have even less money and either the license fee would go up or the quality of the programming would go down. Think about it.

Anyway hot price for an amazing series!
#9
jukkie
I still flat out refuse to pay more than the cost of blank DVD's, for a program our license fees were used to pay for in the first place...

I wouldn't pay Sainsburys for my food when I go shopping, then pay them again the next day when I s**t it out...

ALL BBC programs should be freely available to download at no cost for anyone who pays them for the license fee.

What a silly (and crude) comment. What motivation would there be to produce dvd sets if they were selling them for the cost of blank dvds? What about the packaging and production costs, and the extras etc? Maybe they should send Anne Robinson round your house to ask you questions and insult you, seeing as you pay your licence fee and all.
#10
rqmusicfan
If people didn't have to pay the going rate for BBC DVDs then they'd have even less money and either the license fee would go up or the quality of the programming would go down. Think about it.Anyway hot price for an amazing series!

I have thought about it, but then I think about the obscene amount of money BBC execs are paid...by us.
They could easily offset the costs of producing the DVD's and giving them free to license fee payers if they didn't have so many execs earning outrageous sums of money.

rqmusicfan
Do you keep crap and eat it again later? Unless you do that, the sainsburys comparison doesn't stretch very far does it?
Seeing as 99% of prgrammes produced by the BBC are, in fact, utter crap that I am fed in the first place, I think my comparison is still pretty decent.





Edited By: jukkie on Nov 18, 2010 16:33: .
#11
I see the Daily Mail has got to you

jukkie

Seeing as 99% of prgrammes produced by the BBC are, in fact, utter crap, I think my comparison is still pretty decent.


Well in that case why do you even want any of the stuff to keep at all? I suppose you think TV funded by ads is much a better standard do you? X-Factor anyone?

Edited By: rqmusicfan on Nov 18, 2010 16:36
#12
Rom
jukkie
I still flat out refuse to pay more than the cost of blank DVD's, for a program our license fees were used to pay for in the first place...I wouldn't pay Sainsburys for my food when I go shopping, then pay them again the next day when I s**t it out...ALL BBC programs should be freely available to download at no cost for anyone who pays them for the license fee.
What a silly (and crude) comment. What motivation would there be to produce dvd sets if they were selling them for the cost of blank dvds? What about the packaging and production costs, and the extras etc? Maybe they should send Anne Robinson round your house to ask you questions and insult you, seeing as you pay your licence fee and all.
Perhaps you missed my comment about the programmes being freely downloadable? What packaging, production costs and extras are needed there? Very few me thinks, seeing as they already have iplayer.
The only thing they would need to pay for would be the extra bandwidth required for the extra traffic. And I'm pretty sure they can afford that...

Edited By: jukkie on Nov 18, 2010 16:36
#13
rqmusicfan
jukkie
Seeing as 99% of prgrammes produced by the BBC are, in fact, utter crap, I think my comparison is still pretty decent.
Well in that case why do you even want any of the stuff to keep at all? I suppose you think TV funded by ads is much a better standard do you? X-Factor anyone?
The fact there are so few programmes on the BBC worth watching only makes my argument stronger.
As for what I watch, no, I don't care much for ad funded TV in this country either, which is probably why most things I tend to watch are American series, only a couple of which are aired in the UK.
I'm not saying there's NOTHING I like on the BBC, but not enough to warranty me paying my license fee AND paying for a copy of the very few decent programmes they produce.

I was reminded of the BBC's wayward spending yesterday. With all the hype about Wills and Kate's engagement (seriosuly, who really cares), they paid to send a reporter + team out to Kenya just to speak to the bloke that owns the property on which William proposed.
Really worth the thousands of pounds in expenses, eh?

Edited By: jukkie on Nov 18, 2010 16:45
#14
jukkie
Rom
jukkie
I still flat out refuse to pay more than the cost of blank DVD's, for a program our license fees were used to pay for in the first place...I wouldn't pay Sainsburys for my food when I go shopping, then pay them again the next day when I s**t it out...ALL BBC programs should be freely available to download at no cost for anyone who pays them for the license fee.
What a silly (and crude) comment. What motivation would there be to produce dvd sets if they were selling them for the cost of blank dvds? What about the packaging and production costs, and the extras etc? Maybe they should send Anne Robinson round your house to ask you questions and insult you, seeing as you pay your licence fee and all.

Perhaps you missed my comment about the programmes being freely downloadable? What packaging, production costs and extras are needed there? Very few me thinks, seeing as they already have iplayer.
The only thing they would need to pay for would be the extra bandwidth required for the extra traffic. And I'm pretty sure they can afford that...

The packaging prodcution costs etc.are for the DVDs in the deal, you know, the ones at the top of this thread that you are wrting comments in
And it was you that initially suggested the box sets should be sold for the cost of blank dvds.
#15
jukkie
I still flat out refuse to pay more than the cost of blank DVD's, for a program our license fees were used to pay for in the first place...

I wouldn't pay Sainsburys for my food when I go shopping, then pay them again the next day when I s**t it out...

ALL BBC programs should be freely available to download at no cost for anyone who pays them for the license fee.



You forgot to buy toilet roll?
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jukkie
The fact there are so few programmes on the BBC worth watching only makes my argument stronger.
As for what I watch, no, I don't care much for ad funded TV in this country either, which is probably why most things I tend to watch are American series, only a couple of which are aired in the UK.
I'm not saying there's NOTHING I like on the BBC, but not enough to warranty me paying my license fee AND paying for a copy of the very few decent programmes they produce.

I was reminded of the BBC's wayward spending yesterday. With all the hype about Wills and Kate's engagement (seriosuly, who really cares), they paid to send a reporter + team out to Kenya just to speak to the bloke that owns the property on which William proposed.
Really worth the thousands of pounds in expenses, eh?
Yes. They will have more than recouped the costs selling the footage to foreign TV stations. They love our ridiculous monarchy overseas. Every time the BBC runs one of these pointless stories there's a surge in tourism.

But lets forget that, lets forget the fact that as a country we don't do much that can't be done cheaper and better elsewhere, that we punch way above our weight on the world stage, that the only reason we attract investment is that we put ourselves out there culturally.

Yes, lets stop all that, because the way the BBC is funded is silly.

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