Ashenden

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Ashenden

Post by thunder » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:01 pm

Found it on Youtube. It's from 1991.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... K5MuZVZvG8

Jason doesn't have a lot of scenes, maybe 10 minutes all together (if it is that much).

But I'm glad I found it :D

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Post by ln419 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:02 am

Great find thunder! Wow 1991...wonder why he used the American accent? Guess he didn't want to sound like every other European in the film...leave it to him to find a way to find a way to stand out ;-) ~ellen

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Re: Ashenden

Post by thunder » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:38 pm

He used an American accent because the character was American... They made a point out of it several times in there. ;-)

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Post by fruitbat » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:36 pm

And it stars Alex Jennings, from The State Within. :D

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Post by fruitbat » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:57 pm

I started to watch this as I thought it would be interesting. But the sound doesn't sync with the picture; it drove me crazy and I gave up.

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Re: Ashenden

Post by thunder » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:29 am

I didn't notice any of that, but I only watched Jason-scenes :oops:

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:56 pm

Watched episode 1. I had the same synching issue as fruitbat.

Not enough Jason. Hope he gets more airtime in the next episodes.

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Post by Anniemouse » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:33 pm

I tried to watch Ashenden and the link did not work well and I could not work out which was Jason. Is this available on DVD?

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Re: Ashenden

Post by thunder » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:03 am

I think I've seen it on Ebay, but it's not an official DVD. Probably copied from a TV recording.

I found it on another YouTube cannel, maybe this is better quality? Jason is in it, but he doesn't have a very big role. And he speaks with an American accent. (that has improved later)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTyIFddgkg

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Post by Anniemouse » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:29 am

Thank you.

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Post by Anniemouse » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm

Right I have just seen Jason in episode 1. Is that all the screen time he has.

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Re: Ashenden

Post by thunder » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:58 pm

I think he's in more episodes. But It's very long time since I watched it...

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Re: Ashenden

Post by Anniemouse » Sun May 09, 2021 6:00 pm

I have just finished watching Ashenden and I thought the episodes were interesting and wish there had been more of Jason ; although he was brilliant in his few scenes as the ellusive Lehman. His character seemed to be really modern and ejoyed Jason's performance.

Also a Star Trek connection was quite a surprise. Rene Aubergoinois in episode 3 was a real treat and so sad to see him after his passing recently.

I have worked something out. I think Jason character would have hada more prominant role but they ony made four episodes. There is actually 16 chapters in the Ashenden novel each one should have been made into an single format episode; so that explain the gaps.

I enjoyed it more than I expected.

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Re: Ashenden

Post by Anniemouse » Tue May 11, 2021 5:23 am

Ok I have just bought the novel Ashenden in paperback as I am fascinated to find out what happens to the Andrew Lehman character. I think in the BBC series they must have planned to make more episodes and have Jason's character develop for the viewer but unfortunately they never had the oppertunity.

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Re: Ashenden

Post by thunder » Wed May 12, 2021 11:06 am

Glad you liked it. Let us know what you think of the book. :D

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