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stewed
Demigod
April 1985


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200310111213
How much of that's new then?
 
 
 

 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200310121416
The tracking shots with Stew.
The conversation between Ant and Chris by the lake (but not Leon on the roof, which was old footage but computer processed).
Parts of the compscis walking home.
The follow-up to Alex waking up.
Evan Pru was re-shot.
One or two extra lines of dialogue in Ray.
The dinner sequences.
Leon and the goose, and all that waterfowl stuff with Chris.
Kevin.
The TV Room (but not the Gaynor Barnes footage).
Some of Alex's capture was re-shot.
Some more dialogue in Ray.

Everything else was stuff that was filmed for the original series but never used.
Cast for the reshoots was:

Stew - Ewan McGregor
Ant - Ben Kingsley
Chris - Christian Slater
(Jim2 - Some of his stuff uses a double. Other stuff (i.e. Vanbrugh) is computerised jiggery-pokery.)
Jim - Christopher Eccleston
Tomy - Robbie Coltrane
Alex - Vincent Perez
Ewan Pru - This is the same bloke as in the kitchen sequence. I don't know his name.
Leon - Jean Reno (only in Vanbrugh and the goose sequence. Everything else is old.)
Midge - Mel Giedroyc
Kevin - Andy Hamilton
(Caroline - This is unused footage from TNG, mixed with unused footage from Episode 1.)
Alan - Hugh Hopper

Jean Reno wasn't used in the Ray reshoots. He turned up one weekend to do the Vanbrugh and dorm scenes.
Heather Nova and Kevin Spacey weren't involved in any reshoots.
If you like, I could do a scene by scene analysis of where the footage comes from.
 

DanTheDestroyer
Bounty Hunter
April 2001


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200310131419
That'd be interesting. Please do!
 
 
 

 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200310150103
I've posted it at the Episode 0 thread.

 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200311291047
Well I have now... What happened?

          

Lazlo32
Timelord
December 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200311302117
Sorry about that... The server haemoraged again. Things should be better again now.

So getting back on topic...
Apparently, Babysham is still a going concern. They're about 1/2 of the way through shooting.
But it's rumoured that Juliet Landau's pulled out. So whether they'll have to reshoot her scenes or not, I don't know. Can you shed any light on that, Leon?

--Lazlo32
 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200312021232
The circumstances of Ms Landau's disappearence from set are hotly debated here. The rumour in chief is that she got fed up with the slow pace of filming eating into her schedule and so she went off to make a film. Another rumour is that SJ sacked her because he was unhappy with her English accent, and found someone else who he preferred. But if it's the latter, we've yet to see a replacement around here. 

Meanwhile, filming is on hold over Christmas. We're expecting to reconvene in February.
 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200312040112
It doesn't seem to be running as smoothly as it might, this shoot...
 
 
 

 

stewed
Demigod
April 1985


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200312091448
Is there any truth in the story that Guy Pearce threatened to leave if Juliet Landau stayed (or for any other reason)? I read that there was a big disagreement beween SJ and Pearce, and that's why he wasn't in Episode 0.
 
 
 

 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200312181157
Guy wasn't in Episode 0 mainly because he had other filming commitments. This was known in advance, and so nothing had been scripted for him anyway.

It's true that things have been pretty edgy on the Babysham set. Hutch is right - it's not the smoothest shoot ever. But I'm not aware of Guy ever threatening to walk out. 

I know early on that Alexis Denisoff was considered for the part of Babysham on the offchance that Guy might not be able to get involved, but then Guy committed to the project on the understanding that Hollywood work would take preference. That's the main reason why the programme is so long in the making. 
 

Lazlo32
Timelord
December 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200401151413
I've heard tell that Pooky Quesnel is to be involved. She used to be in Family Affairs and an ad for British Gas. She's currently wiping fat off her leg to persuade us against smoking. Maybe she's going to be replacing Landau?

--Lazlo32
 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200401171202
Pooky Quesnel IS scheduled to be on set in the next lot of shooting, and Juliet Landau isn't, but that's not to say that Quesnel is replacing Landau. I don't think Quesnel would really be suited to the role, but I could be proved wrong. 
 
Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200401190217
Isn't someone else being cast from Family Affairs?
 
 

 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200401211514
There IS a character that's been read by someone in Family Affairs, yes. SJ was after someone from an advert, but he's probably going to settle with this Family Affairs actress.

 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200402071324
So it's official. We're getting a series! And three episodes are filmed so far, apparently. Expect to see the first some time in the Autumn. I'll put a cast list up just as soon as I can find one.

 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200402121257
Here it is then. A castlist scrounged from AVW-MP:

Guy Pearce - Babysham
Pookie Quesnel - Jade (formerly played by Juliet Landau, but replaced)
Hugh Hopper - Alan
Robbie Coltraine - Tomy
Martin Clunes - ?
Liz Smith - ?
Lauren LaVerne - ?
Mark Heap - ?
Neil Dudgeon - Policeman
Jason Donovan - Himself
Pam Ferris - Barnie, presumably.
Steve Buscemi - ?
 

DanTheDestroyer
Bounty Hunter
April 2001


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200402171924
So I guess the Jason Donovan rumour was really true. It worries me slightly if he's the baddy.

There's only one Family Affairs person there, I notice. Wasn't there supposed to be another one?
 

Leon_1138
Observer
April 2001
Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200402251324
Don't worry about Jason, Dan. You've nothing to fear there.

The other role with potential Family Affairs casting is that now occupied by Lauren LaVerne. 

And Steve Buscemi plays the barman we were on about a couple of pages back.

Oh, and yes, of course it's Barnie :)

That cast list is only for the first episode by the way. It's missing some major characters as a result.

Also, Pookie still has to reshoot most of the Landau scenes.
 

Lazlo32
Timelord
December 2002


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200403040506
None of you read the Observer magazine? There was an interview with Amelia Bullmore (she of Coronation Street, Jam, Alan Partridge and State of Play) in which she alluded to a forthcoming role in a certain spin-off series.

"I'm playing this vampish baddy who causes the main character to break down during sex. We got to screw on a gravestone in the middle of a thunder storm. It was very exciting in a seedy sort of way. But I caught a cold as a result, if you're wondering why I'm a bit snotty."

--Lazlo32
 

DanTheDestroyer
Bounty Hunter
April 2001


 

Topic: Put Your Babysham Spoilers Here  - 200403082116
Nice work, Lazlo32. Was that it or was there any more?
 
 

 

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