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list. Technical difficulties and bad weather to blame.
Our readers in North America will be glad of the link to region 1 discs, I
know this has been a problem as PAL region 2 discs are not easily played by
the equipment on sale there.
> I'm glad to see other people are as impressed with The Onedin Line as I
> have been!
> I've read all the messages and hope to reply to some. After seeing the
> enthusiasm and dedication of list members trying to get DVDs of the
> complete series I started skipping those messages about availability — I
> guess everybody has sources now. I just bought the 91 episode 32 DVD
> Region 1 set from sir_Arlen
> I think that's a good value at $127 + $3 postage but ask about the clipped
> end credits.
> I first saw OL about 1977 when PBS broadcast series 1 & 2 in the US. VCR's
> didn't exist then but I was such a video enthusiast I'd bought a
> reel-to-reel color video tape recorder, so I was able to record those
> episodes and I watched them so many times I practically had them
> memorized. PBS followed the 50 minute episodes with a 10 minute feature
> "The Running Tide", which was a short historical documentary about
> seafaring. The topic was often related to a theme of the OL episode.
> When Anne died I thought that was a final end. PBS stopped broadcasting
> the series ~1978, I assumed that was the end of the series. When I bought
> a VCR in 1981 I copied my OL reel tapes to VHS and kept re-watching them.
> Years later in a library glancing at an Australian newspaper I was
> thrilled to notice the TV listings — they were getting series 5!
> Then I think it was the Arts & Entertainment channel about 1990 where I
> got series 5-8 on VHS, missing only the first few episodes of series 7.
> Recently I tried copying my 30 year old VHS cassettes to DVD and realized
> how crummy my old VHS cassettes are. I still may try to recover "The
> Running Tide" (15 different topics), I thought they were very well done
> I started shopping for DVDs and quickly found the set above. Now I've seen
> series 3-4 for the first time and watched the whole series twice! So I
> may remember answers to some questions and if I think of questions I bet
> somebody out there has recently watched the relevant episodes.
> Website about the Onedin Line
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