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BBC airing their own version of War of the Worlds this Autumn

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BBC airing their own version of War of the Worlds this Autumn
Posted by Bugatti Fan on Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:52 AM

At long last a 3 part version of War of the Worlds that is based in Edwardian England as per H G Wells novel. The BBC are running a trailer and it looks good.

Also in November they are dramatizing Philip Pulman's Dark Materials fantasy novel

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:54 PM

Saw the War of the Worlds trailer, looks good. No date given yet but stuff usually air's within a few weeks of the trailer.

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Posted by GAF on Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:04 PM

I had to go find the trailer on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-yas0yPbLU

Looks interesting, but we'll see.  I don't hold out much hope for productions in these times.

Gary

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:43 PM

Bugatti Fan

At long last a 3 part version of War of the Worlds that is based in Edwardian England as per H G Wells novel. The BBC are running a trailer and it looks good.

Also in November they are dramatizing Philip Pulman's Dark Materials fantasy novel

 

To me, the trailer Gary posted looks awesome. Would love to see the series.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:22 AM

GAF

I had to go find the trailer on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-yas0yPbLU

Looks interesting, but we'll see.  I don't hold out much hope for productions in these times.

Gary

 

The BBC have been doing some god stuff the last few years, i have high hopes for it.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:04 AM

Sure hope this airs on BBC America!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:15 AM

I have done some checking and oddly enough this seems to be the forst on screen production of War of the Worlds make in the Uk and the first in its correct setting.

About bloody time.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:26 PM

There actually was a version made in the correct time period but I heard it was horrible. Awful acting and cheap quality FX, I haven't seen it though.

Crossing my fingers this will be good, love the idea of having it as the novel and not an updated version.

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:37 PM

I remember the version you referred too, barely.  Not that great.  

My first contact with war of the worlds was reading the book as a kid, followed by the movie.  I have a copy of the 1939 radio broadcast out of New York City that caused a lot of problems.  I even watched Orson Wells tell of the lengths they went to do a special broadcast, it eventually had to have a notice in the middle that people were listening to a show.  Wells said he never knew what trouble was until that night.

Later there was a musical version done by Jeff Wayne, based on the original story, narrated by Richard Burton and music done by the Moody Blues.  Much later it became a stage show (can be seen on Youtube, at least parts).

The broadcast was repeated twice, once near the Canadian border at N.Y. and later in  South America.  It worked both times with the panic.  From what they said, the souithern broadcast was not received well, the angry public burned down the radio station, killing several people.

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Posted by Bugatti Fan on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:32 AM

The Beeb are now running a trailer for Philip Pulman's Dark Materials Trilogy. It will be airing in the UK November 3rd. The trailer for this looks really good, so really looking forward to seeing it.

No actual announcement about when War of the Worlds will be going to air. I would hazard a guess that it may well be over the Christmas Period in the UK.

Not sure about in America when they will go to air. BUT! There is a thing on the internet named BBC I Player that enables BBC TV programmes to be viewed for a week after transmission in the UK. Stateside viewers may be able to access this on a smart TV or by broadband on a PC.

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Posted by Bugatti Fan on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:59 AM

The BBC are running WOTW trailers more frequently over this last week, but still no announcement about when it will air.

Saw the first instalment of Philip Pulman's 'His Dark Materials' that looks as though it is based on his first of the three novels Northern Lights. I believe that a second series has already been shot based on one of the other books of the three, either the Amber Spyglass or the Subtle Knife. Really liked the the first airing having read all three books about 5 years ago.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:12 AM

My guess is it will replace World on Fire on BBc 1, the last episode is this coming Sunday. So expect W0tW on the 17th.

I am glad the BBC have done this, i really enjoyed the Golden Compass and was disapointed there were no sequels.

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