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Old 23rd Aug 2007, 1:17 pm   #21
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For overseas buyers in Europe Airmail the cost will be 12.50 inc. P&P.

For overseas buyers Rest of World (Non-EU) Airmail the cost will be 13.00 inc. P&P.

Sorry forgot this on the last posting...

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Old 24th Aug 2007, 6:50 am   #22
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That's good news. Will it be available at BVWS events (in particular Harpenden)?

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Old 24th Aug 2007, 8:27 am   #23
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I do not know for 100% certainty, but the BVWS normally take all available publications etc to events so I see no reason why this DVD wouldn't be available.
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Old 25th Aug 2007, 8:37 am   #24
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That's great news, thanks for the update.
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Old 28th Aug 2007, 2:23 pm   #25
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If any of you have already seen this or have already received your DVDs, it would be useful to have some comments please. I can then add them to the BVWS and BVWM websites when I add this DVD in a few days. Thanks.
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Old 29th Aug 2007, 11:50 pm   #26
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I have seen this at the museum and felt it to be a first class production. I had the benefit of seeing it with Gerry Wells and so had his input on it. On the whole it seems that it has been done very accurately, with only some very minor inaccuracies. One radio featured in the programe is the actual one from the event covered. The clips with Gerry in make it complete. Gerry has done superb work with the museum and I am so glad that this programme has been made and that Gerry is able to see other people enjoying it. Some superb music too. I personally loved the details about the 2-pin plug, as it bought back similar memories of myself at a very young age when I would collect any such plugs and sockets I could find.

I hope that it may be able to be followed up with an interview with Gerry, or perhaps even a commentary?
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Old 1st Sep 2007, 2:05 pm   #27
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I got my copy this morning and have watched it twice now, Brilliant! it almost brought tears to my eyes! To everyone concerned, Thanks!
An excellent piece of work well worth buying.
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The DVD is now on the BVWS and BVWTM websites. I will add the comments above (anonymously) shortly.

www.bvwtm.org.uk/valveman/
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 7:52 am   #29
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I found the whole story very touching and would recommend anyone who watches the DVD to also read Gerry's book, which is much more detailed and makes the DVD story easier to follow in places. Very enjoyable and worthwhile!
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 12:51 pm   #30
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Ive got It now but a mates gone off with it so i cant watch it yet I did try it briefley on arrival . looking forward to a viewing .My critical eye in such a short time noticed a 13 amp "peoples plug "socket In the bombed house and what i thought ws a very post war radio knob among his pre war play things
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 1:19 pm   #31
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Did you notice what looked like modern yellow polyprop capacitors among the play things? I didn't manage to pause on the shot as it only lasts for a second or so.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 10:58 pm   #32
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I would have thought the continuity girl would have had a beedy eye
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 9:15 pm   #33
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My Beedy eyed mate who watched it with me last night commented on the Radiator in the hospital corridor being "too new" and spotted a dog waste bin it the park as "young Gerry" sped through it on his bike.. both things I had missed when I watched it myself, but I was watching it for entertainment not to pick it to bits!
I think it was very well done and more mistakes can be found in much bigger productions that would have had a much bigger budget!
I agree that reading Gerry's book first makes things a little clearer but unlike some films I have watched I did not find it a poor second to the book quite the opposite!
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 4:54 pm   #34
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Watched it at last , Very good , saw a few other oddities, like the titles showing the pre war tvs wasnt the right sets i thought on 2 ? but very enjoyable in all
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 9:34 pm   #35
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You're right Paul, two of them were transposed, the Marconi and the RGD, otherwise spot on though with the sets.
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 7:09 pm   #36
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I picked up a copy at Harpenden and enjoyed viewing it yesterday evening. Like others I guess I was looking for errors and I did glimpse what seemed to be out of period Radiospares boxes at Red Bank, but this is a trivial comment on a charming film.

It did seem to finish too soon but at least it has a happy ending.

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