Television, sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising and news. Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, television sets became commonplace in homes and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in most other developed countries; the availability of multiple types of archival storage media such as Betamax, VHS tape, local disks, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule.
For many reasons the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution, higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. In 2013, 79 % of the world's households owned; the replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as LCDs, OLED displays, plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel LEDs.
Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are expected to be replaced by OLEDs. Major manufacturers have announced that they will produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s. Television signals were distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the 2000s via the Internet; until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is called a video monitor rather than a television.
The word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning'far', Latin visio, meaning'sight'. The first documented usage of the term dates back to 1900, when the Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi used it in a paper that he presented in French at the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25 August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris; the Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907, when it was still "...a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires". It was "...formed in English or borrowed from French télévision." In the 19th century and early 20th century, other "...proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote and televista." The abbreviation "TV" is from 1948. The use of the term to mean "a television set" dates from 1941; the use of the term to mean "television as a medium" dates from 1927. The slang term "telly" is more common in the UK; the slang term "the tube" or the "boob tube" derives from the bulky cathode ray tube used on most TVs until the advent of flat-screen TVs.
Another slang term for the TV is "idiot box". In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, during the early rapid growth of television programming and television-set ownership in the United States, another slang term became used in that period and continues to be used today to distinguish productions created for broadcast on television from films developed for presentation in movie theaters; the "small screen", as both a compound adjective and noun, became specific references to television, while the "big screen" was used to identify productions made for theatrical release. Facsimile transmission systems for still photographs pioneered methods of mechanical scanning of images in the early 19th century. Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium in 1873; as a 23-year-old German university student, Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow proposed and patented the Nipkow disk in 1884.
This was a spinning disk with a spiral pattern of holes in it, so each hole scanned a line of the image. Although he never built a working model
You Only Live Twice (film)
You Only Live Twice is a 1967 British spy film and the fifth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name, it is the first James Bond film to discard most of Fleming's plot, using only a few characters and locations from the book as the background for an new story. In the film, Bond is dispatched to Japan after American and Soviet manned spacecraft disappear mysteriously in orbit. With each nation blaming the other amidst the Cold War, Bond travels secretly to a remote Japanese island to find the perpetrators and comes face to face with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE; the film reveals the appearance of Blofeld, a unseen character. SPECTRE is working for the government of an unnamed Asian power, implied to be the People's Republic of China, to provoke war between the superpowers. During the filming in Japan, it was announced that Sean Connery would retire from the role of Bond, but after a hiatus, he returned in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever and 1983's non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again.
You Only Live Twice is the first Bond film to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, who directed the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me and the 1979 film Moonraker, both starring Roger Moore. You Only Live Twice was a great success, receiving positive reviews and grossing over $111 million in worldwide box office. American NASA spacecraft Jupiter 16 is hijacked from orbit by an unidentified spaceship; the United States suspects it to be the work of the Soviets, but the British suspect Japanese involvement since the spacecraft, after having "swallowed" Jupiter 16, landed in the Sea of Japan. To investigate, MI6 operative James Bond is sent to Tokyo, after faking his own death in Hong Kong and being buried at sea from HMS Tenby. Upon his arrival, Bond meets a mysterious Japanese woman while watching a sumo match, she introduces Bond to local MI6 operative Dikko Henderson, who claims to have critical evidence about the rogue craft, but is killed before he can elaborate. Bond chases and kills the assailant, taking the assailant's clothing as a disguise, is driven in the getaway car to Osato Chemicals.
Once there, Bond breaks into the office safe of president Mr. Osato. After obtaining certain documents, Bond is pursued by armed security, but is rescued by the woman he had met earlier, who flees to a secluded subway station. Bond chases her, but falls down a trap door leading to the office of the head of the Japanese secret service, Tiger Tanaka, who reveals that the woman is his assistant Aki; the stolen documents are examined, found to include a photograph of the cargo ship Ning-Po, with a microdot message saying the tourist who took the photo was killed as a security precaution. While at Tanaka's spa, Bond meets with Aki again and they spend the night together. Bond goes to Osato Chemicals masquerading as a potential new buyer. Osato humours Bond, but after their meeting, he orders his secretary, Helga Brandt, to have him killed. Outside the building, assassins open fire on Bond. Bond and Aki drive to Kobe, they investigate the company's dock facilities, discover that the ship was delivering elements for rocket fuel.
They are discovered. He wakes, tied up in SPECTRE operative Helga Brandt's cabin on the Ning-Po. In a sexy cocktail dress, she interrogates Bond, but he thinks of managing to bribe his way to freedom when she chooses to enjoy herself by kissing and freeing him. Brandt flies Bond to Tokyo the next day, but en route, she sets off a flare in the plane and bails out persuaded to kill him. Bond manages to land the plane. After finding out where the Ning-Po unloaded, Bond flies over the area in a armed autogyro created by Q. Near a volcano, Bond is attacked by helicopters, which he defeats, confirming his suspicions that the enemy's base is nearby. A Soviet spacecraft is captured in orbit by another unidentified craft, heightening tensions between Russia and the United States; the mysterious spaceship lands in an extensive base hidden inside the volcano. It soon turns out that the true mastermind behind this is Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the mysterious leader of SPECTRE, hired by the People's Republic of China to start a Soviet-American war.
Blofeld summons Osato to answer for not having killed Bond. Blofeld gives Osato a last chance, but as Brandt leaves, he activates a mechanism that drops her to her death into a pool filled with piranhas. Blofeld orders Osato to kill Bond. Bond is informed of Tanaka's plan: he is to train with Tanaka's ninjas, disguise himself as a Japanese fisherman alongside a Japanese wife, infiltrate SPECTRE's island. Before this plan can be completed, Aki is killed when she accidentally ingests poison that a SPECTRE assassin had meant for Bond to take. Bond moves on and enters into a fake marriage to Tanaka's student, Kissy Suzuki. Acting on her lead, the pair reconnoitre the volcano above it. Establishing that the mouth of the volcano is a disguised hatch to the secret rocket base, Bond slips in, while Kissy goes to alert Tanaka. Bond locates and frees the captured astronauts and, with their help, steals a space suit in an attempt to infiltrate the SPECTRE spacecraft, "Bird One". However, Blofeld spots Bond, he is detained while Bird One is launched.
Bird One closes in on the American space capsule, U. S. forces prepare to launch a nu
The Vietnam War known as the Second Indochina War, in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or the American War, was an undeclared war in Vietnam and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union and other communist allies; the war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war from some US perspectives. It lasted some 19 years with direct U. S. involvement ending in 1973 following the Paris Peace Accords, included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, resulting in all three countries becoming communist states in 1975. American military advisors began arriving in what was French Indochina in 1950 to support the French in the First Indochina War against the communist-led Viet Minh. Most of the funding for the French war effort was provided by the U. S. After the French quit Indochina in 1954, the US assumed financial and military responsibility for the South Vietnamese state.
The Việt Cộng known as Front national de libération du Sud-Viêt Nam or NLF, a South Vietnamese communist common front aided by the North, initiated a guerrilla war against the South Vietnamese government in 1959. U. S. involvement escalated in 1960, continued in 1961 under President John F. Kennedy, with troop levels surging under the MAAG program from just under a thousand in 1959 to 16,000 in 1963. By 1964, there were 23,000 U. S. troops in Vietnam, but this escalated further following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which a U. S. destroyer was alleged to have clashed with North Vietnamese fast attack craft. In response, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Lyndon B. Johnson broad authorization to increase U. S. military presence, deploying ground combat units for the first time and increasing troop levels to 184,000. Past this point, the People's Army of Vietnam known as the North Vietnamese Army engaged in more conventional warfare with US and South Vietnamese forces; every year onward there was significant build-up of US forces despite little progress, with Robert McNamara, one of the principal architects of the war, beginning to express doubts of victory by the end of 1966.
U. S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces and airstrikes. The U. S. conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam. The Tet Offensive of 1968, proved to be the turning point of the war; the Tet Offensive showed that the end of US involvement was not in sight, increasing domestic skepticism of the war. The unconventional and conventional capabilities of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam increased following a period of neglect and became modeled on heavy firepower-focused doctrines like US forces. Operations crossed international borders. S. forces. Gradual withdrawal of U. S. ground forces began as part of "Vietnamization", which aimed to end American involvement in the war while transferring the task of fighting the communists to the South Vietnamese themselves and began the task of modernizing their armed forces. Direct U. S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973 as a result of the Case–Church Amendment passed by the U.
S. Congress; the capture of Saigon by the NVA in April 1975 marked the end of the war, North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities. Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from 966,000 to 3.8 million. Some 275,000–310,000 Cambodians, 20,000–62,000 Laotians, 58,220 U. S. service members died in the conflict, a further 1,626 remain missing in action. The Sino-Soviet split re-emerged following the lull during the Vietnam War and confllict between North Vietnam and its Cambodian allies in the Royal Government of the National Union of Kampuchea, the newly-formed Democratic Kampuchea begun immediately in a series of border raids by the Khmer Rouge and erupted into the Cambodian–Vietnamese War, with Chinese forces directly intervening in the Sino-Vietnamese War; the end of the war and resumption of the Third Indochina War would precipitate the Vietnamese boat people and the bigger Indochina refugee crisis, which saw an estimated 250,000 people perish at sea.
Within the US the war gave rise to what was referred to as Vietnam Syndrome, a public aversion to American overseas military involvements, which together with Watergate contributed to the crisis of confidence that affected America throughout the 1970s. Various names have been applied to the conflict. Vietnam War is the most used name in English, it has been called the Second Indochina War and the Vietnam Conflict. As there have been several conflicts in Indochina, this particular conflict is known by the names of its primary protagonists to distinguish it from others. In Vietnamese, the war is known as Kháng chiến chống Mỹ, but less formally as'Cuộc chiến tranh Mỹ', it is called Chiến tranh Việt Nam. The primary military organizations involved in the war were as follows: One side consisted of th
Strange Report is a British television drama starring Anthony Quayle as Adam Strange. It was produced by ITC Entertainment and first broadcast in 1969. Adam Strange, a retired Home Office criminologist, solves bizarre cases –, marked "Open File" by various government departments – with the help of Hamlyn Gynt and Professor Marks, he employed the latest techniques in forensic investigation, which he undertook in his own laboratory in his flat in Warwick Crescent in the Maida Vale/Little Venice area of Paddington. Unlike other ITC productions, which were created in order to be sold to the U. S. market, Strange Report was created in collaboration with NBC's films unit Arena in the United States, with the suggestion that the first half of the series would take place in the United Kingdom and the second half would see Strange visiting the United States. This fell through; the second series fell through because Quayle and Wills decided not to continue due to personal concerns. In the United States, NBC broadcast Strange Report from 8 January 1971, to 10 September 1971.
It aired on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time throughout its American run; the series opening theme, composed by Roger Webb, was available as sheet music. Anthony Quayle – Adam Strange Kaz Garas – Hamlyn Gynt Anneke Wills – Evelyn McClean Filmed July 1968 – March 1969 on location and at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. Airdate is for ATV Midlands. ITV regions varied order; the series was repeated on UK satellite channel Bravo in 1996/97, on UK digital channel ITV4, from digitally restored prints, in 2005/2006, satellite channel Men and Motors screened the series in 2007. Techno Film released two episodes – SHRAPNEL and HOSTAGE – on Super 8 cine film for home use in 1970. ITC Video released two VHS tapes of the series in the UK in 1994, containing the episodes –'Heart'/'X-Ray', and'Covergirls'/'Cult'; the full series was released on DVD in the UK by Network as a 5 Disc Special Edition in 2004 and as a 4 Disc Edition in 2005. The 5 Disc Special Edition was subsequently re-released in the UK in 2007 and the 4 Disc set in 2009: The series was digitally restored for Carlton Visual Entertainment by BBC Resources in 2003.
The series was released on DVD in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment in 2007. In 2011, Network re-released the episode'Kidnap' in their retro-ACTION! Volume 1 Blu-Ray, this is the first time an episode of the series had been shown in a superior high definition quality; the same episode was further released in their 2018 retro-ACTION! Blu-Ray. A paperback novel "based on the famous TV series" and written by John Burke was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1970; the theme to the series by Roger Webb was released as a 7 inch single on Columbia records in 1971. "The World of Love", the song from the episode Cult, was released as the b-side to The Strangers first single, "I've Got You", on the little-known Harvard record label in 1970. The accompaniment to the song is credited to Geoff Love who, in 1972, recorded his own version of the Strange Report theme for the Music For Pleasure LP "Geoff Love and his Orchestra Play Your Top TV Themes"; this version can be found on the Virgin Records CD's "This Is Easy" and "This is....
Cult Fiction Royale", the "ITV 50 Cult TV Themes" CD released to celebrate 50 years of ITV. In 2009 Network issued a soundtrack album containing Webb's theme music and original scores composed for the episodes "REPORT 4407: HEART - No Choice for the Donor," "REPORT 1553: RACIST - A Most Dangerous Proposal," "REPORT 0649: SKELETON - Let Sleeping Heroes Lie," "REPORT 5055: CULT - Murder Shrieks Out," "REPORT 7931: SNIPER - When is Your Cousin Not?" and "REPORT 3424: EPIDEMIC - A Most Curious Crime," as well as unused and alternate takes plus library music from other composers used in the series. Note:'The Strangers' mentioned here should not be confused with either the Australian or Irish groups of the same name. Strange Report on IMDb Strange Report title sequence on YouTube
Walk a Tightrope
Walk a Tightrope is a 1964 American crime film directed by Frank Nesbitt, written by Neil McCallum, starring Dan Duryea, Patricia Owens, Terence Cooper, Richard Leech, Neil McCallum and Trevor Reid. It was released on February 1965, by Paramount Pictures. Dan Duryea as Carl Lutcher Patricia Owens as Ellen Sheppard Terence Cooper as Jason Sheppard Richard Leech as Doug Randle Neil McCallum as Counsel Trevor Reid as Inspector MacMitchell A. J. Brown as Magistrate David Bauer as Ed Shirley Cameron as Maisie Walk a Tightrope on IMDb
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product, the sixth largest population, the 25th largest land area of all U. S. states. Illinois is noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, natural resources such as coal and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population; the Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.
Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, located in the central part of the state. Although today's Illinois' largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled the vast Mississippi of the Illinois Country of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden.
The Illinois and Michigan Canal made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation. By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars; the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global alpha-level city. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state.
Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. "Illinois" is the modern spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers' name for the Illinois Native Americans, a name, spelled in many different ways in the early records. American scholars thought the name "Illinois" meant "man" or "men" in the Miami-Illinois language, with the original iliniwek transformed via French into Illinois; this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for "man" is ireniwa, plural of "man" is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has been said to mean "tribe of superior men", a false etymology; the name "Illinois" derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa - "he speaks the regular way". This was taken into the Ojibwe language in the Ottawa dialect, modified into ilinwe·.
The French borrowed these forms, changing the /we/ ending to spell it as -ois, a transliteration for its pronunciation in French of that time. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, when French colonists had settled in the western area; the Illinois's name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans; the Koster Site demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation. Cahokia, the largest regional chiefdom and urban center of the Pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois, they built an urban complex of more than 100 platform and burial mounds, a 50-acre plaza larger than 35 football fields, a woodhenge of sacred cedar, all in a planned design expressing the culture's cosmology.
Monks Mound, the center of the site, is the largest Pre-Columbian structure north of the Valley of Mexico. It is 100 feet high, 951 feet long, 836 feet wide, covers 13.8 acres. It contains about 814,000 cubic yards of earth, it was topped by a structure thought to have measured about 105 feet in length and 48 feet in width, covered an area 5,000 square feet, been as much as 50 feet high, making its peak 150 feet above the level of the pl
Department S (TV series)
Department S is a British spy-fi adventure series, produced by ITC Entertainment. It consists of 28 episodes which aired in 1969 and 1970, it stars Peter Wyngarde as author Jason King, Joel Fabiani as Stewart Sullivan, Rosemary Nicols as computer expert Annabelle Hurst. These three are agents for a fictional special department of Interpol; the head of Department S is Sir Curtis Seretse. "When a case proves too baffling for the minds of Interpol, they turn to the talents of Department S." – from the ITC trailer for the series. The series was created by Dennis Spooner and Monty Berman, although neither man wrote any of the episodes. Episodes were instead written by ITC regulars such as Philip Broadley. Many of the directors on the show had worked on other ITC shows such as The Saint, Danger Man and Randall and Hopkirk; the series was filmed on 35mm and designed, like all ITC's film productions, to fit the United States commercial format. Although episodes begin with a cold open, the episode title and director credits appear on screen before the opening title sequence, though after the theme tune has started.
With a few exceptions, the principal cast is always studio-bound. Some exteriors are represented by studio buildings, while the rest are shown in second-unit footage using doubles where necessary. Outside locations were restricted to the Hertfordshire countryside in the vicinity of Borehamwood. At least one foreign location was used. Otherwise, foreign locations are established by the use of stock footage. To further cut costs, the series was produced back-to-back with Hopkirk. Department S is a division of Interpol headed by international bureaucrat Sir Curtis Seretse, its headquarters is in Paris and its members investigate international cases that other crime agencies cannot solve. The team itself is led by American and former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan, who takes direction from Seretse. Outside of his FBI experience, little is known about Sullivan except that he is pragmatic and hands-on, does much of the leg-work, confronting the criminals. Jason King is the ideas man, but helps in the field.
He is an adventure novelist. The living he makes writing novels affords him a hedonistic lifestyle, he is seen with beautiful women though he has no permanent love interest in the series. King serves as comic relief in the series in scenes of hand-to-hand combat where he winds up being subdued as as he prevails. Annabelle Hurst is a computer analyst as well as a field investigator. A attractive woman, Hurst sometimes appears in seductive, glamorous disguises. There are ongoing hints of romantic interest between Hurst during the series. A repeat run of Department S began on ITV4 in November 2005, alongside others of a large number of similar ITC productions; the first two episodes of Department S were released on a now-deleted DVD in Britain by Carlton Television. Department S was released on DVD in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment in a box set; this version is in PAL with no region code. Network released the series on DVD in the United Kingdom featuring many exclusive extras, including commentaries and part of a documentary series covering Jason King: Wanna Watch a Television Series?
Chapter One: Variations on a Theme. Department S first appeared in high definition on Blu-Ray as a single episode on Retro Action Volume 1 released by Network Distributing on 19 September 2011; this contained the episode "A Small War of Nerves". Volume-by-volume release of the entire series in new high-definition transfers on Blu-Ray began in 2017, with the first available on 27 February. There are six volumes in total. A complete Box Set of the entire series was released on October 2nd 2017. Regions are A, B & C: https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Department-S-The-Complete-Series-Blu-ray/186594/ Peter Wyngarde – Jason King Joel Fabiani – Stewart Sullivan Rosemary Nicols – Annabelle Hurst Dennis Alaba Peters – Sir Curtis Seretse Filming took place between April 1968 and June 1969. The airdates are for ATV Midlands. ITV regions varied order; the production numbers here refer to ITC synopsis guide numbers and the sequence in the Network DVD booklet. Grim's Dyke Department S on IMDb British Film Institute Screen Online