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by KennyG
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 5782

Re: Division 4

Simon Mclean wrote:Watch out for the News At Ten theme turning up as incidental music in one episode!
It also worked in reverse - part of Division 4's theme was used as the theme to UTV Reports, Ulster Television's main news bulletin.
by KennyG
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Drama 1968-80 Philip Purser's highlights
Replies: 31
Views: 4152

Re: ITV Drama 1968-80 Philip Purser's highlights

I vaguely remember being disappointed by the first Potter (vol 3) in comparison to the two Sendalls (vols 1 and 2), so perhaps I was put off by his style and that's why I didn't pick up a copy of 4 at the time. The Potter books are better than the Sendalls in that they are generally more objective....
by KennyG
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Genome Project v Infax
Replies: 25
Views: 4201

Re: Genome Project v Infax

I believe the same fate has befallen Getty's Motion Gallery which used INFAX as the underlying database, so it is not a trivial problem. Surely the BBC is being far too cautious - ITN Source and its many partners seem capable of furnishing very detailed listings without anyone suing them. The probl...
by KennyG
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The (In)Complete And Utter History of Britain
Replies: 68
Views: 8661

Re: The (In)Complete And Utter History of Britain

If I understood correctly, then episode 1 is technically not a telerecording or else it wouldn't have a clock after the break? A telerecording can have post-break VT clocks depending on the practices of the operators and broadcasters involved. Last year, UTV provided a telerecording transfer for a ...
by KennyG
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1959 Sleeping Beauty to be broadcast.
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: 1959 Sleeping Beauty to be broadcast.

The Times' article on this contains this 'interesting' description of telerecording:

"Television cameras at the time could not broadcast and record simultaneously, so the recording was made by pointing a second camera at the monitor of the one responsible for the live broadcast".
by KennyG
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1953 Coronation Repeat on BBC Parliament, Sunday 2 June
Replies: 29
Views: 3750

Re: 1953 Coronation Repeat on BBC Parliament, Sunday 2 June

Also, is this an "all field" capture? It is far from clear to me whether what we have just seen was all sourced from the same flavour of recorder, but I'll stick my neck out and suggest that some was from 'suppressed field' recorders and thus less than 200 lines will be on the 35mm. I researched th...
by KennyG
Thu May 16, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Help needed - ITV Yearbooks 1965, 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Help needed - ITV Yearbooks 1965, 1966

I was wondering if a kind individual who has access to the ITV Yearbooks for 1965 and 1966 would enlighten me as to who was the listed as the programme controller for Ulster Television in those volumes and what page numbers the station's listing appears on?
by KennyG
Wed May 15, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: You're On?
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: You're On?

I think that's the one I was looking for. It was being compared against a local UTV talent show called Tom and Tommy, which ran for seven extremely undistinguished episodes in November and December 1975.
by KennyG
Tue May 14, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: You're On?
Replies: 2
Views: 835

You're On?

I was wondering if anyone can assist me. I've encountered a reference in a newspaper clipping to a television series called "You're On" which I can find no trace of. It appears to have been broadcast during the mid-1970s and may have been quite low-budget judging by the context - "it makes 'You're O...
by KennyG
Sat May 11, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly'?
Replies: 36
Views: 5334

Re: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly

Another issue could be that there were substantial variations in the running times for some schools series. When I did research into UTV's schools series, Let's Look At Ulster, I found that the longest episode from its 1973 screening was 24:30 while the shortest was 16:50. The programme was official...
by KennyG
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Goodbye Granadaland
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Goodbye Granadaland

I think that, at this stage, within the ITV network, only ITV Anglia and UTV still produce programmes on their original premises??
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

Wilmut lists the film library numbers of the existing pre-recorded episodes of series 4. For example, the first episode ("Erikson the Viking") is 35/T/5100, which translated is a 35mm telerecording made for transmission. A video tape wouldn't have had the "35" prefix. That seems pretty definitive t...
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

As it is, Network alone have already released well over 200 ATV shows (i.e. episodes) from 1963 or earlier which were originally either broadcast live, from VT or from telerecordings, and obviously plenty more (another 500 or so, I reckon) survive to this day. No doubt at least a few more survived ...
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

I was more thinking that the combined total - 40 tapes and 120 telerecordings wasn't possible. At this distance I'd have no means of working out exactly when programmes, which were originally on VT, were telerecorded. I have double checked my notes and the number of telerecordings I quoted is indee...
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

No, that can't be the case, not if you're saying that was the situation around 1964, which is the impression I got from your earlier post. I must admit that I was surprised when I saw the details too but it appears that ATV didn't really hold too many tapes for permanent archive purposes. Similar d...
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

Weren't these made as 35mm telerecordings, not VT? The reference I have for them being VT productions is: Goddard, Peter. "Hancock's Half Hour: A Watershed in British Television Comedy." In, Corner, John, editor. Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History. London: British Film Insti...
by KennyG
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

Do you mean they only had 40 VTs in total, which were being re-used constantly? Or they had 40 VTs on which material was being intentionally preserved, in addition to a working stock of tapes for time-shifting productions prior to broadcast? They had around 40 VTs which they were holding for archiv...
by KennyG
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

I also have some information on the archiving policies of the various ITV stations c. 1964. In terms of videotape archiving, the following stations did not retain archive VT aside from Border and Channel: Grampian, Scottish, Southern and Westward. Of the larger companies: Granada and ABC appear to h...
by KennyG
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 3932

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

I've researched this extensively in the recent past. The first ITV company was an Ampex machine was A-R. The first VT programme transmitted on ITV was the episode of 'This Week' broadcast on June 26, 1958. I have no idea if it still exists. The BBC's first machine only turned up a couple of months l...
by KennyG
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Man Who Haunted Himself [BD+DVD] [Network]
Replies: 29
Views: 3921

Re: PR: The Man Who Haunted Himself [BD+DVD] [Network]

Who's on the commentary? Is it too much to hope for Sir Roger himself??
by KennyG
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jackanory: The Hobbit (1979)
Replies: 29
Views: 4146

Re: Jackanory: The Hobbit (1979)

The BFI Southbank March guide suggests that on 6th March they are showing "the only surviving segment" from the 1979 Jackanory version of The Hobbit, originally shown in October of that year to mark the programme's 3000th edition. That's interesting. They should look harder though: they have VHS co...
by KennyG
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Little Big Time
Replies: 42
Views: 5645

Re: Little Big Time

I wonder if the moderators wouldn't mind this YT clip for just a short while? People have to see how ghastly Junior Showtime was That is ghastly, especially when you consider that the girl in the clip died at 35 due to anorexia which had suffered from since the age of 16. The dark side of child sta...
by KennyG
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 2605

Re: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]

I wouldn't get that book just for the Underground material. There's very little else of note apart from that quote. Finigan's comment is basically a factual statement of the basics and that the situation was "the worst nightmare of all".
by KennyG
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 2605

Re: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]

Regarding Underground, there is actually a little bit of additional material about what happened during the play in Standby Studio, a book about the early days of UTV by Anne Hailes. The reason why it features in a book on UTV is that two future UTV executives,Tony Finigan and Colin Lecky Thompson, ...
by KennyG
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strike! Strike! Examples of Office Staff as cameramen
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Strike! Strike! Examples of Office Staff as cameramen

During the 1964 ITV strike, Border, Westward and UTV all managed to cobble together a local service run by management and clerical staff. The UTV one apparently featured some live news bulletins where office staff would presumably have been unleashed upon the cameras.
by KennyG
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Southern Television cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Southern Television cuts

That's a very interesting explanation but I still don't fully understand the principles your talking about. I hope that the following - combined with Brian's answers - might help you out... There are two distinct tapes of splices - tape and cement. Tape splices involve the use of a special kind of ...
by KennyG
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 7908

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

I splurged a little on the sale and bought some items that I had been holding out for a while, all B&W videotaped drama apart from Frankie Howard at ITV. I even picked up Public Eye: The ABC Years to see what all the fuss is about. I've never seen an episode before in my life so I hope it will be an...
by KennyG
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Christmas Television
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: Christmas Television

Westengland wrote:I wonder what "tributes" are planned for Patrick Moore?
My cynical mind suggests the cancellation of the Sky At Night because he's 'irreplaceable'.