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Roads to Freedom (BBC 1970)

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Initial post: Oct 30, 2012 2:52:35 PM PDT
Favourini says:
If anyone in America remembers the excellent British adaptation of Sartre's Roads to Freedom (BBC 1970, repeated just once in 1976) and wonders why it has never been shown again or released on video or DVD, you might like to know there is an active forum over at where these questions are being asked.

You might also be interested to know that the series was NOT wiped by the BBC as was commonly rumoured for decades. The entire series was shown by the British Film Institute in May 2012 (a good thing, of course, but this was just a one-off event in London). We are now campaigning to get the BBC either to release it on DVD or show it on tv. Over the years it has been extremely difficult to get any sensible answers from the BBC about the series which is probably what led to the rumour that the tapes had been destroyed.

Any information or comments about this would be very welcome. There is also an active forum under Roads to Freedom at IMDb. Lets hope that before too long we can finally see this series again after 35 years, and that younger generations of people can enjoy it as well.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 2:59:33 PM PDT
Favourini says:
Sorry forgot to add this link to the amazon uk discussion:

If the link doesn't work, just type 'Amazon uk customer discussions television' into Google (easier than trying to find the discussions on their site!) then type in or look for 'Roads to Freedom'.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 11:38:21 AM PST
Just got an e mail back from the BBC shop which suggests requesting DVD release via the following-

Or by writing to the following address-
Commissioning Dept
33 Foley Street

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 7:50:32 PM PST
I am also interested to see and/or purchase the DVD for this documentary. Please keep me updated on the progress of this situation.
Thank you!
Mary Slowik

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 4:35:37 AM PST
Finlay says:
the road to try and get this shown again is as per the song VERY hard-the BBC should be made to provide a formal explanation about this-the BFI should comment as well

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2015 8:33:50 PM PDT
I live I hr. outside of n.y, so I hope they release the dvd. rtf was on the year I grad. highschool I missed some I must see it again I hope someone will tell me if bfi shows it again. I do head a n educational non profit org if it helps

Posted on May 9, 2015 8:47:15 PM PDT
please let us know of any new options

Posted on May 10, 2015 5:50:12 AM PDT
Favourini says:
In case you haven't already seen it, there's an up to date article here:
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Discussion in:  Television forum
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Initial post:  Oct 30, 2012
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