I think I mentioned before that the BBC has never officially rereleased the Being Human pilot, despite the show’s gaining enough of a cult status enough to have a US remake and lasting five seasons. This gets into their rerun policies which can also be fickle. And as someone who seriously pondered applying for the BBC DG position, I know there is a fuck of a lot of politics at the place, but somehow there must be a way to cut through it.
Especially given their tendency for whining about how broke they are whilst sitting on a treasure trove of material. well, what they didn’t trash prior to the 1970s and didn’t get saved by someone else.
In this case, they never put the series pilot on the DVDs, which is a shame. Not that I’ve seen the pilot.
As with most BBC material, you can find a copy of it if you dig around. In this case, there are a few copies floating about online and I hope to watch a high definition one tonight. Of course, the Beeb could have done this. for all I know, there might be some political reason for it not doing so.
After all, the person who DID get the DG’s position lasted about 4 months grace a le Jimmy Saville Scandal. I understand that the job is a shark pool of politics. On the other hand, I’ve had years of dealing with the Greater North American Gun Loon.