RE: Hello from the colonies

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From: "Ron" <>
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Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 5:49 AM
Subject: [shiponedingroup] Hello from the colonies


> I just joined this group. I'm really surprized that there's a
> group dedicated to the wonderful BBC series. I know what episodes I
> saw (back in the late 70s early 80s) I enjoyed. I happen to like
> sailing stories/series.

Then you have definitely found the right place.

> Does anyone happen to know if this series is available in the US
> preferably on DVD as I like that formant better?

The first 2 series are available on DVD, try searching Amazon, Google etc.

Also, Marianne tells us that series 3 will be available soon from .

But did you know there were 8 series of the Onedin Line made, consisting of
91 episodes?

>I am aware of the
> problems with the UKs videotape (PAL) and ours (VHS). Does the same
> problem exist on the DVDs?

Although I am no expert, all I can tell you is that I can play DVDs from
anywhere in the world including the USA which has a different TV system
(NTSC) and a different DVD region to the UK where I live. This is because
most DVD players can be easily "unlocked" or "hacked" to allow this (and the
output suits the local TV system in the region the DVD player was sold).
Go to: and see if your player is listed, or to
its manufacturer's home page sometimes the instructions are there!

> Anybody know if there's talk of reviving the series?
>Maybe with new actors or bringing back the old one?

I very much doubt it.

ATB Bill.