When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

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When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

Post by JaneS » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:51 pm

Does anyone know when MASH first aired in the UK and on which channel was it? I am guessing it was the BBC? Thanks

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Re: When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

Post by RJ » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:01 am

I believe it was first aired on BBC2. I'm not sure when, though. Perhaps someone from the U.K. can chime in?

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Re: When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

Post by Ranger » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:28 pm

I only remember the repeats from the mid 80s onwards. They were shown on BBC2 Wednesday nights and were nearly always the top rated show for that channel. I did check the BFI but they only seem to have info for the repeats.
Someone on this forum might be able to help. They mostly discuss British TV but they're pretty knowledgeable.

http://www.mausoleumclubforum.org.uk/ph ... um.php?f=5

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Re: When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

Post by Ranger » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:16 pm

I'm in a better position to answer this now. Radio Times have just put their old listings on-line and searching for M*A*S*H, the earlist showing of the TV show was from 20th May 1973

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/20/20 ... &order=asc

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Re: When did MASH first show in the UK and on which channel?

Post by RJ » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:09 am

Ranger, that's a great find. So it started airing in the UK almost a year after it premiered in the States. I wonder if that was a standard gap for the early 1970s or if perhaps it was delayed due to the laugh track being removed for UK airings.

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