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First broadcast on BBC1 between 3rd March and 7th April 1987
DVD Released 3rd August 2009
This iconic BBC series was first transmitted in 1987 to widespread critical acclaim, and a sackload of BAFTAs. Written by John Byrne, it starred Robbie Coltraine and Emma Thompson, whose roles in this series did much to launch their careers.
The story is that a 'legendary' Scottish rock‘n’roll outfit The Majestics are on the eve of their 1986 ‘Silver Jubilee’ tour, when their lead singer, Big Jazza McGlone is killed in a car crash. But with the appearance of his younger brother, Danny (Robbie Coltrane), and the addition of his old classmate Suzi Kettles (Emma Thompson) on guitar, the band’s fortunes appear to take a turn for the better – until trouble ensues for Scotland’s ‘Kings of Rock’ when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.
John Byrne’s darkly witty, finely-tuned scripts and an excellent cast make for a near-perfect pastiche of a touring band. At its simplest, Tutti Frutti is the story of a disintegrating band’s final tour, showing a group of failed, delusional men and the women who love and support them despite their obvious failures.
The rip comes with a detailed interview with the writer, John Bryne. Plus another one with Emma Thompson culled from back in the day.
=== File Information ===
File Name: 6 Episodes
Duration: 00:59:15 to 01:08:29
File Size: 549 MB to 649 MB
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1149 kb/s to 1183 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.185 bits/pixel to 0.190 bits/pixel
Resolution: 576x432 (1.33:1) [=4:3]
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 134 kb/s (67/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
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