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Blake’s Seven Vs. BBC Schools

The four series of 13x50mins ran from 02/01/78 to 31/12/81, beginning the same night that Star Wars premiered in London. A huge hit, it scored 10 million viewers directly against Coronation Street for it’s final climactic episode. Because the budget was limited, it built it’s appeal around the characters. This clip from a worthy BBC Schools programme looks at the motivations of the two leads: Roj Blake and Kerr Avon. Although Avon spent much of his time criticising and arguing with Blake, the final irony was that the series ended with Avon doing his utmost to return Blake to the crew of the Scorpio, long after the Liberator had been destroyed.

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Jack Webb Schools Barack Obama on America

Originally about healthcare, this video is now dedicated to Jack Webb, who wanted each show to contain at least one strong speech that would attempt to set the moral compass of the country right. These speeches need to be heard by a new generation. Contact me if you remember one that applies to current events. dorazio@cox.net At hulu.com watch the original episodes. ** original description ** Obama says things are a mess so let’s roll the dice on your health insurance with 2000+ page bills that mention no tort reform. At www.youtube.com see Jack Webb School Obama on Democracy. At bulletpeople.com is my blog. The healthcare fight isn’t over. Go to http and click Notes for common sense. At www.takebackmedicine.org read what a group of physicians have written about health care reform, infant mortality, and coverage of illegal immigrants. Hat tip to Dragnet writer Preston Wood and the cast for this amazing scene. (Go to http to see the original.) ps Harry Morgan in 2008: www.youtube.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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