I’ve just learned via this thread on the Spooks Forum that the Australian DVD release of Season 8 is available for pre-order now at the ABC Shop. According to the ABC shop website S8 will be available on November 3rd, 2010.
Whether the Australian DVD release of S8 will contain extras or not remains to be seen. The Australian DVD release of series 7 did not contain any of the extras that UK fans enjoyed. Consequently I won’t be placing my order at the ABC Shop until extras have been confirmed. I love the ABC (Australia’s publicly funded broadcasting corporation, like the BBC in the UK). It is my heart felt preference to support the ABC with my dollars when I can – but if the Aussie DVD is without extras again I’ll be taking the only course of action a fantragic fool can – I’ll be buying the UK DVD version. I’m a Spooks geek, I need extras damnit!
With the S8 Aussie DVD release date now confirmed, the race is on to see if the ABC will start broadcasting season 8 of Spooks before they put it on their shop shelves. We’re waiting ABC, we’re waiting. The Spooks Fan Blog gets loads of google traffic from the search words ‘spooks abc australia season 8′ and ‘when will spooks 8 be shown in australia?’. With the broadcast of series 9 in the UK now imminent, the race is also on to see if Spooks 8 will start being shown in Australia before series 9. Not looking very likely at this late stage. For shame, ABC, for shame!
P.S… I’m now back online (obviously) and regular SFB programing will resume from here on in. I’ve been rewatching season 8 during my week away from the interwebs and will be writing a few posts on the series in the lead up to the broadcast of series 9 in the UK. Stay tuned!