Monday, August 28, 2006

Feel the irony: thieves steal Robin Hood master tapes

The Press Association is reporting that thieves have stolen the footage for the BBC's big budget resurrection of Robin Hood. The family drama about Nottingham's most famous outlaw was being edited in Budapest last week when four master tapes were half-inched.

British tabloid the Daily Mirror is claiming the thieves want a million pound ransom for the footage. So much for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Tiger Aspect is making Robin Hood for the BBC. It issued the following statement: "The thefts are causing inconvenience and have resulted in a delay in finalising some of the episodes. Tiger Aspect is taking all reasonable steps to recover the tapes."

Honestly, you wouldn't make this up, would you?

1 comment:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I hear that the thieves are going to give the ransom money to the poor ! :)