Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

TV series ‘Over Here’ with Martin Clunes

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

TV series ‘Over Here’ with Martin Clunes

Old 18th Feb 2021, 14:33
  #1 (permalink)  
L-H
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 68
TV series ‘Over Here’ with Martin Clunes

Saw this back in the day and loved it, very funny. Not sure if the link will work, if not just cut and paste into your browser.


enjoy!
L-H is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 08:14
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lost again...
Posts: 721
Well worth the watching - very very witty indeed. One of my all time favourites - Looked for it on DVD and never managed to find it. My 25 year old VHS copy is getting very dodgy.
OvertHawk is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 08:24
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Outer ring of HEL
Posts: 942
Also, if interested, apparently available in DVD: Over Here DVD - WWW.FOUNDTHATFILM.CO.UK
Beamr is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 13:24
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Age: 50
Posts: 174
IIRC it was first shown in April (Easter?) 1996. I only remember this because I taped it (remember doing that?) and took it over to RAF Laarbruch with me two months later and watching it again with some new mates I made in the Mess who hadn't seen it in BFG.
Hard to believe that is 25 years ago now!
NickB is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 14:44
  #5 (permalink)  
wub
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,163
Bear with me Barker
wub is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 15:05
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Age: 50
Posts: 174
Barker: Have you heard about Pearl Harbour Archie?

Bunting: Is she the girl from the laundry Sir?

NickB is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 19:27
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Just over the road from Bicester airfield
Age: 79
Posts: 440
The "Found that Film" site is not friendly, won't take my money for the DVD, must be an easier way ?.
zetec2 is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2021, 19:41
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Outer ring of HEL
Posts: 942
Originally Posted by zetec2 View Post
The "Found that Film" site is not friendly, won't take my money for the DVD, must be an easier way ?.
I'd suggest to use search engines, you'll come up with options, eg https://www.myrarefilms.co.uk/store/...e_-_1996.html#

Note that I have not bought anything from those sites, so can't say anything regarding availability nor reliability.

Beamr is offline  
Old 20th Feb 2021, 06:47
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age: 53
Posts: 1,504
Watched a bit. Seems to essentially be Blackadder goes forth in blue?
Tashengurt is offline  
Old 20th Feb 2021, 08:58
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lost again...
Posts: 721
Originally Posted by Beamr View Post
Also, if interested, apparently available in DVD: Over Here DVD - WWW.FOUNDTHATFILM.CO.UK
I bought a DVD copy several years ago from found that film - It was a home made DVD transposed from a VHS recording from the TV - the quality was very poor - worse than my own VHS copy.
OvertHawk is offline  
Old 20th Feb 2021, 14:52
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 763
In these days of CGI it is great that real aircraft were used in making this. At 46 mins there is the sequence of the attack by two Bf109s. These were genuine DB605 engined 109's, albeit one of them re-engined from a Buchon. The sequences were filmed at Sculthorpe. The initial takes of the head-on shot were lower and the pilots were asked to fly it a little higher so that they did not have to climb to go over the camera car (the cameraman was on the roof). For the shots around the buildings the pilots requested that a flag pole at the end of one of the huts was removed because it was a collision risk; the request was duly granted. What great fun days ....
LOMCEVAK is offline  
Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:03
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Just over the road from Bicester airfield
Age: 79
Posts: 440
Did anyone ever get their copy from the Company, I ordered mine back at beginning of March, first one never arrived, second one supposedly sent, never arrived, just asked for refund, does it actually exist I wonder, will wait & see if money return forthcoming, hardly a recommendation to order any more.
zetec2 is offline  
Old 28th Mar 2021, 14:48
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Republic of Yorkshire
Age: 74
Posts: 24
Over here

Just go to youtube insert "Over here" both parts 1&2 are available. If you have a tablet/pc and TV that supports Cast you can watch on the bigger screen. Cheers Pete.
pkam is offline  
Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:23
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Surrey
Age: 65
Posts: 185
I rather enjoyed this,having missed it when first broadcast,will go to youtube to look for part 2.I do wish,in aviation films they would stop saying 'over and out' when on on the R/T.
ex82watcher is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2021, 10:00
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Aberdeenshire
Age: 75
Posts: 82
Thank you L-H for starting this thread; I had not heard of it until now. I did a search on Tube, found both episodes and was able to view on my main TV.

The airfield attack by the 109s is a great flying scene and, to say the least, is a very spirited piece of flying. Shows how much CGI has to improve!

As regards saying "over and out" on the radio: maybe that was what they did say "back in the day!"
Lingo Dan is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2021, 19:58
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Horsham, England, UK. ---o--O--o---
Posts: 1,169
Great! 👍

I'm not sure how I missed this mini-series at the time. Some very funny moments and brilliantly written! 🤣
Out Of Trim is offline  
Old 30th Mar 2021, 09:26
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Often in Jersey, but mainly in the past.
Age: 77
Posts: 6,948
Clearly something else I missed in my younger days! Thanks for the heads-up and the YouTube links ... had a quick look and will deffo have to settle down to watch properly - it looks very promising!
MPN11 is online now  
Old 31st Mar 2021, 13:53
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sussex
Posts: 131
The first couple of minutes appear to be of Castle Acre near Marham. I missed the show first time around so I'll have a watch.
farefield is offline  
Old 31st Mar 2021, 14:52
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Over Will's mother's, and climbing
Age: 65
Posts: 353
Some great performances, particularly from Martin Clunes and the young American lead actor.

I wonder if its producer, 'Only Fools' John Sullivan, had a particular interest in the Allied air forces?
XV490 is offline  
Old 1st Apr 2021, 10:12
  #20 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 58
Posts: 9,842
The father of one of my colleagues was great friends with John Sullivan; apparently he drew a lot of inspiration from friends and acquaintances, so it wouldn't surprise me if he knew somebody "in the pub" who had a fund of stories from WWII experiences, providing the germ of an idea around which he wove his particular brand of comic genius.
treadigraph is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.