Sons & Daughters Watching/rewatching/discussing The Aussie Hit Show

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gives a bit of hope that some other series might get the DVD treatment!
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Sort of a PAPER DOLLS Down Under but our collection is not complete without the kiwi prime time soap!

And I'd love to see a reissue of Let The Blood Run Free because those DVDs are impossible to find.
I've decided to order CHANCES. From the little I've seen it doesn't look very good but I have to know how outrageous it's going to be.
 

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*kinda expecting the worst-case scenario*
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And then there was that scene when the blind young woman (already forgot her name) falls out of a car, or something like that. Andy noticed it but didn't react as if it wasn't part of the script.
It happened in the background and wasn't relevant to the scene although it could have been since she was blind and all that. Truly bizarre and absolutely hilarious.
 

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Oh my...


Those hoover-related mishaps at the beginning reminded me of an anecdote about a scene in Brookside where the actress playing Mandy Jordache found herself vacuuming in the background of a scene, drowning out everyone else's dialogue. Turns out whoever typed up the script had written "Mandy hoovers" instead of "Mandy hovers".
 

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And then there was that scene when the blind young woman (already forgot her name) falls out of a car, or something like that. Andy noticed it but didn't react as if it wasn't part of the script.
It happened in the background and wasn't relevant to the scene although it could have been since she was blind and all that. Truly bizarre and absolutely hilarious.

I seem to remember when I last watched this scene (earlier in this thread) I marvelled at how game the actress was for very clearly doing her own stunts. So however it came about, it worked for me.



Those hoover-related mishaps at the beginning reminded me of an anecdote about a scene in Brookside where the actress playing Mandy Jordache found herself vacuuming in the background of a scene, drowning out everyone else's dialogue. Turns out whoever typed up the script had written "Mandy hoovers" instead of "Mandy hovers".

That's made my day.

(I suppose it could have been worse. The same typist might have instructed her to sit).
 

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I can't remember the details, but a similar error in a Doctor Who script once led to an entire monster being created by mistake.
 

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Sort of a PAPER DOLLS Down Under but our collection is not complete without the kiwi prime time soap!

And I'd love to see a reissue of Let The Blood Run Free because those DVDs are impossible to find.
I've decided to order CHANCES. From the little I've seen it doesn't look very good but I have to know how outrageous it's going to be.
My copy of Chances arrived today. A couple of Prisoner stars in the first ep - Judy's girlfriend and Hannah the illegal immigrant.

And yes, the T&A are from the off.

From watching the first episode, it's as Jeremy Sims described it in an interview - Home and Away with cutaways of boobs.
 
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George Mallaby, Paul Reid from Prisoner, turns up later in Chances as Richard Parsons, as the husband of Margot Knight's character.

I'm 15 episodes into it and not surprised this struggled against the great LA Law in the same timeslot, as it is a bit boring. Hopefully it will pick up by episode 59.

Chances needed someone like Denise Welch (given her soap roles later) or Joan Collins to spice it up. The DW/JC thing may have got the show talked about in the UK when Sky bought it later.
 
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