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Offline marshall

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pilot episode???
« on: November 15, 2008, 04:53:03 PM »
 :) :)I see that on the info on the series that there was in fact a pilot that never reached our screens ..and that Steve was played by another actor..it may still be in the yorkshire t.v archives and it would have been nice if it could have been on the extras on 1st dvd..perhaps someone may get onto youtube for us all to see ;D ;D

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 09:36:54 PM »


Hi Marshall,

Originally an actor called Robin Stewart, who went on to star in 'Bless This House' was cast to play the character Paul (the original name of Steve) but for  reasons not known, he was dropped and Steve Hodson who apparently had attended an audition previously for the part, was recalled ..(thankful :))....and the rest is history.

It certainly would be interesting to know if the pilot episode still exists.

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 10:49:59 PM »
I believe Mr Stewart was dropped because of reliabilty issues.

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 01:16:27 PM »
Some years ago I made enquiries to YTV about this episode. After some checking by the staff they confirmed that it was made, but appears to no longer exist.

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 05:27:25 PM »
It is a shame... but Follyfoot without Steve Hodson would have been very strange!

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »
I can't imagine "Steve" as anyone other than Steve Hodson either,

but a shame not to be able to see the pilot episode all the same ?:(

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 09:56:41 PM »
Mr Stewarts loss was our gain....fate is a most wonderful thing isn't it?

Follyfoot could have been a completely different show otherwise. Personally, I am glad the pilot has dissapeared into the ether.... ;)

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 11:18:08 PM »
Not necessarily. We simply get use to someone being in a role.

If Robin Stewart had been playing Steve (or was it Paul?) instead, I think the show would still have been a hit. WE would have identified Mr. Stewart in in the role and couldn't imagine anyone else being in it. We wouldn't even have heard to Steve Hodson.

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 12:47:56 AM »
Yes, of course,  but I think we are talking about seeing a Pilot episode IN RETROSPECT, having already gotten used to an actor being in the role and not feeling that anyone else could fill those shoes.

Personally, it would be too weird and I would prefer not to but I can certainly understand other peoples curiousity.

You are right, we would not be having this discussion if Robin Stewart had taken the role and he was the only Steve ( Paul) we had ever known.

I am just thankful that fate, or whatever else intervened at the time and we got Steve Hodson. I couldn't watch the pilot now, in retrospect, with another actor. But that's just little ol' eccentric me.

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 01:35:45 AM »
I think I could.  :)

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009, 01:36:19 AM »
Ah, but a pilot with a different Dora - that I couldn't stand!  ;D

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Re: PILOT EPISODE???
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 07:44:48 PM »
A different Dora - umm - I would have loved that role!
 :D   ;)


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Re: Pilot episode???
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2010, 11:16:58 AM »
I would be intrigued to see the pilot. I wonder if it has gone missing, or whether it's sitting in some technician's garage?

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Re: Pilot episode???
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2010, 11:45:28 AM »
Thanks Moggy for the cover picture, so that's what the first Steve/Paul looked like. Can you imagine having both of the actors/characters throughout the TV serie? 2 goodlooking lads competing for Dora :) And double-drooling for the Folly fillies nowadays and long discussions which one...? One photo does not show much, but I prefer Steve anyway...
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Re: pilot episode??
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2010, 12:12:48 PM »
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but I prefer Steve anyway...

I think most of us follyfillies do as well Anne  ;)