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How we soon forget.

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AnninGlos Report 15 Mar 2013 16:21

I confused myself yesterday evening. I was watching a re-run of Bergerac and it took me a few minutes of puzzling to work out why somebody was changing a film in a camera. I had actually forgotten how long ago Bergerac was made and how really recent comparitively it is that digital cameras became the norm.


JackBunion Report 15 Mar 2013 16:54

Reminded me of "pictures". Someone in room at back had to change reels - and often got it wrong.

Bergerac was a great programme. Can't remember if they had mobile phones then? Just take these things for granted now. :-D


AnninGlos Report 15 Mar 2013 16:58

Trying to think if I have seen a mobile, I have watched several episodes, they are repeated on 'Yesterday' so I tape them to watch when there is nothing on. However, they are strange to watch as a police type programme because the violence is nowhere near as brutal as modern series.


DazedConfused Report 15 Mar 2013 18:32

Mobile phones were just about coming in when Bergerac was coming to an end.

They would have been very expensive (£1,000.00+) and looked like house bricks.


JackBunion Report 15 Mar 2013 19:40

This thread is making a young and vital 66-year-old feel incredibly ancient. It seems only a short time ago that we had these Dom Joly phones with a battery pack in a suitcase weighing in excess of 10kgs :-( :-( And how we would shout and crackle - even if other person was just down the road.


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 15 Mar 2013 21:52

In the 80s I worked in a hotel in Jersey where lots of the film crew from Bergerac stayed, wow what parties we had :-D ;-)


AnninGlos Report 15 Mar 2013 22:08

Ooh Lesley I am soo envious, did you meet John Nettles?


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 15 Mar 2013 22:14

Yes met John Nettles and Liza Goddard but only briefly they weren't in the same hotel.