Thursday, October 13, 2005

wish list

I'm off up North (London) for more meetings. Bearing in mind I have a cold that makes me feel like I'm underwater and prone to mild hallucinations, it might be fun.

In the meantime, here's a brief list of stuff I would love to come out on DVD. Apart from the obvious.

How Do You Want Me?

All Quiet On The Preston Front

A Bit Of Fry And Laurie

Partners

UPDATE: now with the top secret, long awaited name...

And finally, a boxed set of everything ever done by Jack Rosenthal

UPDATE 2: greta's blog is blimmin' brilliant. The cartoons made me laugh through my nose, which was unfortunate, what with my cold.

22 comments:

Marsha Klein said...

By.....?

(I'm really hoping that "a boxed set of everything ever done by" is not some clever media in-joke, or else I'm going to look really stupid)

Have fun hallucinating underwater in London!

greta said...

Oh dear god yes, I have been hanging out for How Do You Want Me. Utterly wonderful - Simon Nye's best work.

- greta (I've been creepily lingering here for the last week. Your Toy-fu stories made me rupture my sideflaps.)

Who is this Dave? said...

Marsha, I read that to mean everything ever done by (name on next line) ie James himself.

I'd buy it.

Steve Dix said...

A boxed set of everything ever done.

Ever.

OK, at the moment it would be difficult to find the shelf-space (I imagine it would be a series of large crates rather than boxes) and it would seriously deplete world forestry, but with the advent of the "new" high-volume DVD formats with ever-better compression rates, it's only a matter of time..

Marsha Klein said...

Dave, d'you know, I think you might be right! Assuming you are, surely it's only a matter of time?

Orb said...

I'd like to think it's "done by" as in "feeling a bit hard done by".

suzanne said...

"done by".
done by who???
oh, the suspense.

Who is this Dave? said...

Suzanne, should it not be done by whom?

And I think, if you look a little higher up the comments, I have given a perfectly rational explanation.

cello said...

Should you not be sending this as an email to Santa, James?

cello said...

And I'd add 'Hippies' to the list.

james henry said...

Yes, yes, it was all deliberate, and very clever. Or possibly I'm still struggling with the most basic elements of HTML. The answer was of course 'Jack Rosenthal'. Still, I like the element of suspense that crept into m'blog for a moment there...

Word Verification was 'nudmliut', the noise I made when I realized what I'd done. See also 'D'oh!'

greta said...

Aw shucks.... Right back at ya.
And I'm eternally sorry if I'm responsible for any sort of unwanted nasal seepage. Feel free to send it my way and I'll dispose of it fortwith.

Who is this Dave? said...

No, sorry, don't buy the Rosenthal story. I think my explanation was better.

suzanne said...

ha! suckit dave.

and don't correct my grammar. i'm a foreigner, i can make as many mistakes as a want. it's adorable.

Elfgirl said...

There were many petition signing/begging letters for the release of HDYWM. As yet, no such luck. It's a shaaame for us! :-(

Fizzy good said...

I must see 'How Do You Want Me?', my massive schoolgirl crush on Dylan being unabated. And I find Peter Serafinowicz rather attractive too.

I may have a problem.

Pashmina said...

How Do You Want me - now there's an underrated comedy programme for you. Frank Finlay in particular was stupendous.

Heartily agree with the Jack Rosenthal suggestion, though as his TV plays were split between Granada and the Beeb I suspect it would be a rights nightmare (but Maureen would do her best to make it happen, I'm sure).

Steve Dix said...

Everything by Jack Rosenthal?!

Even the episodes of "Coronation St."?

(which probably don't all exist anymore)

james henry said...

Particularly those. But 'Eskimo Day' was very good as well.

Loganoc said...

Eskimo Day? My mum saw this and was very impressed by it, was it the thing about kids going off to university and parents feeling old and lonely? sounded awful.

james henry said...

That's the one - actually very affecting, and very funny. Well worth getting if it ever comes out on DVD, although the follow-up not quite so good.

Searingidolatry said...

I miss 'Partners' too, it was worth staying up till all hours to catch it on C4 long long ago! Similar situation with 'Dweebs'.