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RIP Alan Plater. I'll never think of Leeds without thinking of The Beiderbecke Affair. A Very British Coup may have been more gripping, but for me it's the whimsical W. Yorks thriller every time. After all, how can you not like a series that brought the world Big Al and Little Norm, and the Alderman What's-His-Name playing fields?

Barbara Flynn and James Bolam also help, obviously.

Date: 2010-06-25 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
Oh, bum.

Nevertheless, 'Howay the lads!'

(The last time I looked, the DVD set of Beiderbeckes was arse-achingly expensive)

Date: 2010-06-25 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
Lalala I am not looking at that...

... Oh, blast.

Date: 2010-06-25 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramtops.livejournal.com
Don't think it can have been, as we have it. And we're watching it now!

Date: 2010-06-25 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramtops.livejournal.com
We are watching The Beiderbecke Affair right now, in Plater's honour!

Date: 2010-06-25 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandowdsofa.livejournal.com
We watched Trinity Tales in the mid-70s. My family still sing "everybody back to the bus".

Date: 2010-06-25 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burkesworks.livejournal.com
Now I'd love to find a recording of Trinity Tales, if such a thing exists!

RIP Alan, I will dig out my Beiderbecke DVD later tonight by way of honour.

Date: 2010-06-25 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandowdsofa.livejournal.com
This is the best I could find. I am saving it for Sunday.

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/1194656/index.html

Date: 2010-06-26 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brisingamen.livejournal.com
Ah, Big Al! My inspiration in all things involving allotments and other sorts of plotting!

Also, I have to say Alan Plater nailed the world of local politics absolutely. I wish I'd realised that earlier.

Date: 2010-06-26 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peake.livejournal.com
Big Al, Little Norm, and please let us not forget average-sized Mrs Swinburn. Possibly the nearest to perfect we have ever had on British television.

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