The Hollywood Collection…

BT_4 BT_1 BT_2 BT_3Join THE SPECIAL on a journey of pure nostalgia as we fondly look back at the age of VHS where it was not unusual to devote an entire cassette (plus packaging) to individual 47 minute TV episodes.

With the 11 episode series originally airing on the BBC in 1984, this collection (distributed in the UK by Parkfield Entertainment) was attractively presented but failed to make it beyond the four volumes shown above and quickly became shelf warmers in department stores.  None of this mattered to me, however, as my excitement was tangible having discovered the lot as a kid being pulled around BHS one rainy Saturday afternoon.

The content (besides having no commercials) went essentially unchanged save for a hastily and poorly inserted title card at the beginning of each episode.  While this dead format is easily dismissed now, with only one televised re-run on BRAVO in the ’90’s it would be over twenty years before the series would be seen again in any medium…

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