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I guess big American money had a lot to do with the advent of colour...
or should that be color ? and as if by magic... the lovely Diana appeared
at the same time !

So those cumbersome TV cameras gave way to new technology ... lighter
cameras shooting 35 mm film... allowing better quality visuals and lots of location shooting....
It was a heady mixture... Emma in her stylish lycra outfit walking through an english village...
driving through leafy country lanes..... it was freedom.... this is how television was meant to be .

I think I read that the series has been shown in 90 plus countries.... so it
has been a huge success story .... probably only the big soaps have exceeded its sales ?




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Yes the press reports from the time all seem to indicate it was American sales that allowed the series to move onto film. And that kind of made it eternal...
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Not lycra... the Alun Hughes catsuits were stretch jersey
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true, the influx of money, from the U.S. , certainly allowed 'changes'...but from what I've read over the years, the series was sold to what, over 90 markets ? that alone should have helped ease depending on American ABC, for needed funds
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I ve been a big reader of biogs and autobiogs in the past and to
compound my addiction I often read the best bits onto cassette tape for future ref....

Just yest I was listening to one of my tapes about Jon Pertwee and it said....
Jon and his wife lived in Barnes.... just across the street from Diana Rigg.....
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