Many, many years ago – well, 1987ish – I discovered this programme on Channel 4 called The Orchestra, which consisted of a story told in mime and slapstick centered around a conductor called Julian Joy-Chagrin. The programme was prone to being shifted in favour of cricket, football, racing, well pretty much anything, so I ended up only seeing two or three episodes.
Since then, I have been on the search for copies of the programme. Tonight I was pottering around a few torrent sites when I thought I’d have a look (finding nothing as usual), but one thing led to another and I googled to see if I could find a DVD. Imagine my utter surprise and delight when I found Greg Donner’s website complete with downloads of all 10 episodes! Hurrah – but go easy on his bandwidth (for VHS rips they really aren’t bad quality either).
It is quite hard to find anything online about this show, so it’s a real find to not just get episode lists, but the episodes themselves.
(btw – in case you were wondering, the copyright on this is probably something of a murky area – the company owning the rights wents titsup and under Israeli law it’s got very confused!)
November 1, 2012 at 11:27 am
I couldn’t find any download episodes whatsoever! So where can I find them? I am a truly fan, and all episodes were aired here in Portugal in the 90’s.
November 1, 2012 at 11:37 am
It looks like Greg Donner’s site has removed the episode viewer, but does hint at an ‘official’ DVD release. I didn’t have copies of the episodes I’m afraid!