Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Based on the popular and critically acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson, this mini-series was shot on location in Edinburgh and was quickly followed by a second season.

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:54 am

As Char stated, wonderful to see Jason in HD, on a larger screen :woot :cool: :yip

for those who saw the original broadcasted in the UK/have the region 2 DVD, did anyone notice a bit of
editing??? nothing grand scale, but some scenes were shortened and parts of scenes
totally edited out.... :bat

maybe a total of between 5 and 7 minutes...lets all buy the DVD LOL

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by grannybear » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:19 am

Unless it shows on BBC-Amer most shows coming from England are edited. I remember the days when they
filmed two versions of a movie. One for the States and the other for overseas. Mostly that's gone with but
still a bit here and there.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:45 am

maybe a total of between 5 and 7 minutes

Wow, Kim! I didn't notice that much. I do know that they, rightfully so, edited out a couple of his flashbacks that I thought were overly done and interrupted the flow of the present-day storylines. But beyond that, what else?? The love scenes, maybe?

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:23 am

They definitely cut out the sexual abuse scene with Sylvia and her dad. Hope all the viewers 'get' it.

Also the sex scene in Brodie's office, a little shorter and less bouncing? LOL

I love all the scenes with Marlee. Jason was so tender and natural. I now wish Britten had a small daughter in addition to the teenage boy.

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:42 pm

Marie, when Jackson goes out into the garden, before going out into the alley, he stops and the camera moves around him, checking out the back
of the house...When he takes his daughter to the crime scene in the office, remember the stain on the rug? That was also cut out from the conversation
with the ex wife when he brought the daughter home...As Char stated, less bouncing, and the scene where Jackson runs out into the night, shirtless, is
also cut a bit...little things here and there...indeed some of the flashback scenes where shortened, and the abuse scene Char spoke of....I also think the
scene of Brodie out of the shower was edited...jeese, at least he had on his pants...LOL

It did seem to get a bit choppy, I think because of the few moments edited here and there...there were more scenes of the local
environment (Edinburgh), edited out as well...

I remember watching the first 2 eps, they were like 58, 57 minutes long...the program last night did not start right away, and it was over by 10:47...
I also have the DVD, so I've watched a few more times than those here in the US

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by Helen8 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:47 pm

I expect the major cuts were for the "delicate American psyche" and "puritanical nature." :roll:
The rest were for whittling the length down to fit a 2-hour format. This is the first time in a long time that I can remember Masterpiece Theatre or Mystery being anything but a 90-minute length. So, thank heavens they didn't cut out an additional half-hour. :shock:

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:29 am

and thanx to the video made by Thunder :hug

another edited scene: the entire scene where Jackson and Marlee find Binkie's black cat, out under a car..

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/cas ... saacs.html

I may have posted these before (I think they can only be viewed in the US)...

can someone outside US try the pbs link and let us know if it works?? THANKS :hug

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Post by Chari910 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:28 am

Great! Thanks Kim.

This is the video from PBS that was only available to US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuxXc-DePw

Short but sweet.

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:38 am

thanx Char, maybe those outside the US can view the PBS site :woot

OK, call me crzy for being so detailed, but I've gone back and checked the episode run times from the original airing
(yes, I wrote them down)...

Episode 1 ran 58 minutes
Episode 2 ran 58 minutes
Episode 3 ran 59 minutes
Episode 4 ran 58 minutes
Episode 5 ran 58 minutes
Episode 6 ran 59 minutes

So the PBS, here in the US, is still showing the same amount of ad time as a regular network. They run their own ads for donations.

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by thunder » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:15 am

We can view the site, but not the videos (at least that goes for me (Norway)). Thanks, Char. I think that's part of the interview from the DVD (Region2) :D

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by fruitbat » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:07 am

kjshd05 wrote: Episode 1 ran 58 minutes
Episode 2 ran 58 minutes
Episode 3 ran 59 minutes
Episode 4 ran 58 minutes
Episode 5 ran 58 minutes
Episode 6 ran 59 minutes

So the PBS, here in the US, is still showing the same amount of ad time as a regular network. They run their own ads for donations.
And they must have had Alan Cumming's intro. I had always assumed that ads for PBS's own programming was filler. Now that I know they edit to fit it in, I wonder how much of Lewis, etc I am missing?

The silver lining; they don't seem to have edited out so much as to make it unintelligible, and now I can use this information to persuade others to buy the dvds :D

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by marilaine » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:02 pm

I watched it. :wheee I :adore his accent. I LOVED IT! :hug :hug :hug :hug :hug :hug :hug ............... :hug
GOSH, Edinburgh is gorgeous. So green and lush.

~ML :loco :cool:

AND, I loved at the beginning, they show his hansome face. CLOSE-UP! One beautiful blue eye. *fanningmyselfmadlynow*

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by Gilly_sirl » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:37 pm

My complaint is that it shows too late : I have to get to bed early, darnit! I push 'til 10:30, but it's the latest I can go! So I miss a whole 30 minutes, ie, the dénouement...

I'll buy the DVDs anyway.
Also the sex scene in Brodie's office, a little shorter and less bouncing? LOL
Shame, uh? :oops: :twisted:

Now if America can fall in love with him, it'll bide well for Awake...

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by Helen8 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:42 pm

Now if America can fall in love with him, it'll bide well for Awake...


From your mouth to every woman in America's ears.

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Re: Case Histories Coming To PBS this October

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:39 pm

thanx to a Google alert, the music from the first 3 eps...dont know how accurate this is...

http://tellyspotting.org/2011/10/25/the ... histories/

I think we had the music listings when it ran in the UK as well

the last song at the end of Episode 4 keeps turning in my head.... :roll: :oops:

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