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Re: A Very Secret Service - Netflix TV show
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 05:47:04 PM »
BTW, I've just learned that those 2 movies you mention are based in fact in a couple 60s french Bond-spoofs led by american actors. We live in a world of sequels!!

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 05:54:15 PM »
As mentioned by Martin, if you've not seen them then the two OSS 117 films,  Cairo, Nest of Spies and Lost in Rio, are well worth a look; similar style and sense of un-PC humour


They won't be so easy to find, I guess (my other half talked me into Netflix some months ago), but I put them on my list of "must-watch", Ady, thanx.
Just had a look on amazon.es and they are there; it's the ones starring Jean Dujardin
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 06:52:11 PM »
Thanks, amigo, I've just ordered the "...Rio" DVD for just 9 (no shipping costs) from another shop. If I like it I'll try "Cairo...".

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 07:29:53 PM »
Thanks, amigo, I've just ordered the "...Rio" DVD for just 9 (no shipping costs) from another shop. If I like it I'll try "Cairo...".
Preferred Cairo myself, better jokes in it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2018, 12:52:53 PM »
Just finished watching both series of A Very Secret Serice (Au Service de la France)

Loved it!

Massive thank you to Ady C for the heads up on this one :)
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 04:27:55 PM »
Just finished watching both series of A Very Secret Serice (Au Service de la France)

Loved it!

Massive thank you to Ady C for the heads up on this one :)
No worries. I enjoyed the second series more and now you know just why they built the Berlin Wall...  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 06:40:31 PM »
Just finished watching both series of A Very Secret Serice (Au Service de la France)

Loved it!

Massive thank you to Ady C for the heads up on this one :)
No worries. I enjoyed the second series more and now you know just why they built the Berlin Wall...  ;)

No spoilers, please!!  ;). I'm still thru' mid-first season: the fake postmen massacre!  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2018, 01:13:52 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2018, 04:03:13 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes


It's nice to have you back, doc! At the risk of hijacking the thread... did you like the Gene Clark's record? At first listening, the obvious demo quality of the recordings was an unwelcome distraction, but it has grown on me. In fact, I'd say almost half of the songs merit inclusion in the GC's canon (to name a couple personal favourites: "Doctor, doctor" and "7:30 mode"), and the rest aren't half bad. Of course, he was at the peak of his vocal form, so song quality aside it's a pleasure to hear him sing.

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes


It's nice to have you back, doc! At the risk of hijacking the thread... did you like the Gene Clark's record? At first listening, the obvious demo quality of the recordings was an unwelcome distraction, but it has grown on me. In fact, I'd say almost half of the songs merit inclusion in the GC's canon (to name a couple personal favourites: "Doctor, doctor" and "7:30 mode"), and the rest aren't half bad. Of course, he was at the peak of his vocal form, so song quality aside it's a pleasure to hear him sing.

I'll keep this brief, as we have hijacked the wrong thread. Like you, I thought it was a little hit and miss in terms of the songs themselves, but Gene does sound wonderful throughout. Final note; in case you didn't catch it last time around, bbc4 (I think, will confirm) are showing The Byrd Who Flew Alone again on Saturday 22nd September. I'm guessing you can get the iplayer online.

P.S thanks for the welcome back. I've been lurking but been hugely distracted with work and some domestic issues of late, things settling down again now
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