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Post by rebecca » Thu June 28th, 2012, 1:42 am

I just wanted to ask as I loved the Book Show with Mariella Frostrup when it was shown here on satellite TV, but unfortunately the network seemed to buy only two seasons and simply kept on repeating them! :rolleyes:

Is there a bookshop in England which sells the DVD's of her show? I do own a multi-regional DVD player which works with DVD's from the U.K.


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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 28th, 2012, 8:57 am

As far as I know, I don't think it's released on DVD, magazine programmes don't usually have much of a shelf life.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 28th, 2012, 9:39 am

I enjoy The Book Show, but, no, there isn't a DVD. It's shown on Sky Arts 1 in the UK, so if you don't subscribe to Sky, you won't be able to watch it.

I've been watching a few of the Hay Sessions recently where authors chat about their books - one was an interview with Hilary Mantel and another with Julian Clary. I've still got one with Ian Rankin recorded to watch. Julian Clary is a laugh a minute!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu June 28th, 2012, 11:27 am

I enjoy it too but I agree that this sort of programme would never make it to DVD.

The Hay Sessions can be good too. Hilary is always good value and an excellent speaker.

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Post by rockygirl » Thu June 28th, 2012, 3:36 pm

I'm not sure it's the right one, but I think there are episodes on youtube.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu June 28th, 2012, 5:17 pm

I had to laugh when I saw "Mariella Frostrup" because I remember her when she was guesting on "Coupling", it was very funny.

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Post by rebecca » Fri June 29th, 2012, 3:44 am

Thanks everyone :)

I have seen snippets on youtube, but I love certain segments on her show-my favourite being 'the write place.' I also love watching and seeing what motivates and inspires writers on their choice of subject.

Yes, I have seen Julian Clary and he is funny :p ...What a bore though that the program was cancelled here :( !


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