'Downton Abbey II' and the problem(s) with PBS

“A gift from God,” is the way Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton described Downton Abbey, whose sequel will premiere Jan. Read the full post.


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  • Woland

    Fascinating silliness here:
    –Following the BBC model? LOL. Yeah like Boehner and those Ebenezer Scrooge type Repubs are going to support a “tax” in the form of a license fee to fund “commie/nazi PBS.

    –BBC America unlike its daddy the Beeb, has commercials. In the past, as a result, it CUT Dr. Who.

    –Yes in series one of Downton PBS made light edits.

    –What Mr. Tucker rather bizarrely elides in this piece is a historical background of PBS funding problems and cuts in that funding by the US’s “backward” and “puritanical” powers that be. Nixon and Agnew (well really their speech writers) made PBS into one of those liberal east coast establishment straw men. Jessie Helms cut PBS’s budget when he saw (or did he only hear about it second hand) Tales of the City.

    –PBS used to do drama and even some comedy (Wonderworks, American Playhouse) and was becoming slowly but surely an American version of PBS until it ran up against what should be the real villains of Tucker’s moralistic piece, the right wing hallucinators in the US government.

    I remember when there were no fund drives on PBS thanks to sounder funding. I remember when local PBS stations showed Fawlty Towers, Python, Dr. Who, Blake’s 7. Those days golden days are gone, just as they are gone for the CBC which now has advertising to offset, if not entirely cuts by neo-liberal regimes. Perhaps this is PBS’s solution to: adverts.

    –I do really hate that Mystery is no longer distinct from Masterpiece. My Thursdays just aren’t the same.

  • Woland

    The Daily Mail article claiming that Downton was edited because Yanks couldn’t understand the entail was total fiction. This shouldn’t be surprising given the source.

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  • Michael

    What I have found is that the dvds that say “original UK edition” are actually edited and the version broadcast on PBS in the US are slightly longer. Last nights episode had two entire scenes that were not on the dvd. I have found this to be the case with all the episodes.

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