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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
"Joking Apart" ???? by canaveralgumby on 19 May 2004 2:06am
On the heels of the "Brilliant!" inquiry...

Does anyone know the show "Joking Apart"? Robert Bathurst was the star. It was actually a sitcom about a couple divorcing. Doesn't sound very jolly but it was VERY funny and well written.

It haunts me becuase I saw the series, or at least part of it, on the Miami PBS station YEARS ago, only once, and they never replayed it, and internet searches come up with very little.

The first thing that struck me was how Palin-like Mr. Bathurst was, at least in this character portrayal.

Is it available anywhere? I'll bet, like "Pole to Pole" it's available on the format for the UK. AAAAGGGHH!

- Cori
Re: "Joking Apart" ???? by TwoSheds on 19 May 2004 10:11am
Have you tried:
Re: "Joking Apart" ???? by canaveralgumby on 20 May 2004 5:30pm
Thanks, TwoSheds! I went to that link, and I sent an inquiry to the BBC as to its availability. We'll see.
- Cori
Re: "Joking Apart" ???? by ssorguk on 12 June 2004 3:56am
I know for sure that there has never been a commercial release of Joking Apart. However, there are some very good fan produced copies on DVD doing the rounds. I suggest you get in touch with the guy who runs the official website for Joking Apart that's just launched - I'm certain he could point you in the right direction (just be sure to tell him that I put you onto him). The website is http://www.jokingapart.co.uk
I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Re: "Joking Apart" ???? by canaveralgumby on 13 June 2004 6:17am
Gary, thanks so much for this link. I signed his guestbook.

I wrote to the BBC UK, who referred me to BBC America, and they both told me it's not available, but that they do pass the word along when they receive these inquiries.

We shall see...

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