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PostSubject: She wolf of London. Anybody like it?   Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:30 pm

I'm a big fan of the early nineties werewolf series "She Wolf of London" starring Neil Dickson & Kate Hodge or it was later called in the States "Love and Curses."

It ran from October 9, 1990 – April 10, 1991 with 20 episodes. 14 being filmed in the UK and the final 6 shows in the USA and this due to HTV international pulling out funding for the series which resulted with it ending only in two seasons. I personally loved the series both the UK setting and the States/soundtrack too but why did the producers censor the Werewolf in the states and turn Kate Hodges into a poodle? The UK Werewolf make up was really cool too. Razz

Your views of the show? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: She wolf of London. Anybody like it?   Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Come on USA/Canada speak to me....... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: She wolf of London. Anybody like it?   Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:52 pm

yeah, i remember this show.  I caught it in the middle of the night.  Never saw it when they changed the Title, but always wanted to get it on DVD.  I was a fan of Kate Hodge from TCM3
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PostSubject: Re: She wolf of London. Anybody like it?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:31 am

Cool. Yeah love the series and first saw it in 1992 and was sad that it ended with only two seasons due to financial reasons with HTV International pulling the plug hence it being filmed back in the states for the final 6 shows. Love it because it was filmed in the UK with a mix of US & UK Actors, the stories were so varied with humour. Personal favourite was the two part episode when Ian died, Became a Zombie and Randi had to find the spear of Gilgamesh to bring him back to life. Fantastic!! Smile 

Neil Dickson AKA Biggles was great as Professor Matheson and indeed Kate Hodge the She wolf famous also for that role in leather face: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. I like the mix of dark humour, the tension between Ian & Randi and the whole family scenario with the Mother, Father, Aunty and American nephew all at each others throats but still pulled together as a family. Brilliant. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: She wolf of London. Anybody like it?   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:45 am

She-Wolf of London was part of the Hollywood Premiere Network, an early attempt by Universal Television to create an "ad-hoc" syndication network. The series premiered along with two other shows, Shades of L.A. and They Came from Outer Space on October 9, 1990. The package aired on many of the stations that would later become either UPN or WB affiliates.
The series included female nudity in some episodes, something not uncommon to European television, but something considered taboo for U.S. non-cable television programming.
Midway through the first season, the European producers of the series pulled their financial backing, and the lower budget forced production to move to Los Angeles for the final six episodes. The series was retitled Love and Curses; Neil Dickson's character was dismissed from his position as a British professor and moved to L.A. to become the host of a talk show investigating the paranormal (explained by the success of one of his books after it was issued with a trashy mass market title). The joint UK/US production ended after its first season, along with the cancellation of two other Hollywood Premiere Network shows.
Episodes of the series ran on the Sci-Fi Channel for a short time following its cancellation. For these airings, the Love and Curses episodes were retitled She-Wolf of London. The opening sequence for these episodes were replaced by the show's original opening. These episodes were also retitled when run in Britain on Sky One, with the opening moments of the She-Wolf titles used to establish the series' title logo, before the titles cut to the Love and Curses opening credits sequence.

It was announced November 18, 2009 that all 20 episodes would be released in a complete series box set from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Included are the six episodes from the 2nd season that was retitled "Love and Curses". She-Wolf of London: Love and Curses was released on February 2, 2010 as a 4-disc set. The boxed set contains no extras and the opening credits of the series were changed. While originally, the "She-wolf of London" episodes had a different theme from the L.A.-based "Love and Curses" episodes, all episodes in the boxed set begin with the "Love and Curses" theme.
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