ITV4 seem to be showing most of the ITC series at the moment. Just watched a Return of the Saint with Stuart Wilson, playing a menacing foreign villain. No Thrillers yet, if they turn up it will be interesting to see if they chop them up.
Hi John. My cable provider finally added ITV4 to its long list of tat a couple of weeks ago. No real surprises with the ITC shows on there: programmes chopped for time, interruptions for commercials three times within an hour, static ITV4 DOG in the corner,'coming up next' cap-gens and absolutely no hope of reading the end credits or hearing the theme tune. At least some of these classic shows are getting another airing, so I suppose we should all feel grateful
If THRILLER does turn up on there, don't expect it to be treated like your mum's best bone china!
I bought the Contender sets of the Professionals, series 1-4, just £9.97 each at Music Zone's sale. No ad caps/bumpers or extras to speak of, these are from 2002. Picture quality not brilliant, I know these have since be re- re- mastered, but no complaints, as this comes out at about 85p per ep. Great to see these again.
Production notes say that ep.2(Long Shot) in series one was actually shown at no.11 in the run. Looking at TV.com, only 3 eps. on my discs are in the correct place in relation to the original broadcast run(if TV.com is accurate). Does anyone know if these Contender sets are in production order per series, or just random?
You might like to hop over to Dave Matthews brilliant website for THE PROFESSIONALS which covers the issues you mention above in great detail.