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by ian b
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

What could be possible, (and as seen last night, is done on a very limited basis), is to repeat programmes linked to Grace Dent’s occasional series WHAT WE WATCHED. BBC4’s evening schedule given over to full programmes from whatever theme her programme is focused on - the (very good) song and dance ...
by ian b
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

Repeating a circus show that involves animals maybe problematic, I’ll take a guess that the panto will contain a fair bit of non PC material though the CHRISTMAS NIGHT was recently repeated, (but with an edit), the Morecambe and Wise is a non-Braben edition and isn’t amongst their best, billed as th...
by ian b
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1838

Re: Misremembered titles

Miss Marples.
by ian b
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "All Mouth And Trousers" R4
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: "All Mouth And Trousers" R4

After several runs of the ten radio ALL GAS AND GAITERS episodes retained by the BBC Sound Archive, (plus the latter addition of the first episode strangely), R4X begins a complete outing for the first series of thirteen episodes this Sunday, 20th September. 8:30am, 12:30pm and 8:30pm. https://www.b...
by ian b
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Look-In/Piccolo Books releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Look-In/Piccolo Books releases

The latter books were definitely branded under the Look-In title...

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/372602569151881058/
by ian b
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court: The Medium
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: Crown Court: The Medium

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by ian b
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Star Treatment"
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: "Star Treatment"

The first episode of Star Treatment , featuring Grace Kennedy, is getting another airing on TPTV on Sunday 16 August. Hopefully, other episodes will follow. Since TP the first time resurrected this series, one episode could now be problematic... http://the-mausoleum-club.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php...
by ian b
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 11828

Re: Is it all over....?

Wasn’t TARGET’s originator Roger Marshall, who didn’t appreciate his script(s) being mucked about with and left in a huff?
by ian b
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

Spiny Norman wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:55 pm
There is an article online, that I can't put my finger on right now...
It’s this one...

http://www.britishtelevisiondrama.org.uk/?p=7284
by ian b
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

The entire 1956 season of Billy Bunter is telerecorded too - I couldn't guess why. For repeats - as Simon’s listing up thread shows, the number of productions performed twice in the same week dropped dramatically after 1954. Now, without going looking, that’s either because same-week repeats weren’...
by ian b
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

Can't say I can think of any examples, it would be very expensive to go to that trouble, many film recordings of recorded as live programmes have mistakes on view. Retakes of major cock-ups would be done immediately after the live transmission, while whatever recording apparatus would still be runn...
by ian b
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

It certainly happened for episodes of the QUATERMASS serials, as detailed in Andrew Pixley’s notes for the dvd set.

And “new” versions of scenes replaced muffed ones for sales copies of Z CARS too - see David Brunt’s excellent volumes on that series.
by ian b
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 11828

Re: Is it all over....?

Is there more than one 'It's a Square World' left? I've only seen it offered as a bootleg, and even then it's the same episode every time. There are loads - eleven missing episodes, mostly from the first two series but apart from that. With a mainly core cast to deal with, (or their estates!), I wa...
by ian b
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 11463

Re: He never said that...

Mark wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:41 am
I didn't record them either, but I'm sure "Masquerade" was shown complete...
It wasn't.
by ian b
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 10361

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

ShutterStock bought the Rex Features library a while back...

https://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw= ... er=&iprs=f
by ian b
Sun May 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: BBC comedy- London Calling
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: BBC comedy- London Calling

This will be the fourth time R4X have given it an outing - it's no lost classic.
by ian b
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 8372

Re: BBC sports archive

England's Elusive Moments: The 1966 Saga http://thefootballattic.blogspot.com/2015/05/englands-elusive-missing-moments-1966.html A comment undrneath says The German version is only actually missing a matter of seconds from the whole game, presumably due to technical issues (rather than the BBC's hat...
by ian b
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 8372

Re: BBC sports archive

Revamped into TV Brain, here...

https://www.tvbrain.info/
by ian b
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

As can be seen on the dvd release, episode six of THE JENSEN CODE is only “badly damaged” in that it cuts off before its end - it's missing two lines of dialogue and the end credits, (about 1'15" worth). Although there’s some slight clicking on the soundtrack too.
by ian b
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Just a general technical question. Does anyone know if the telerecordings of the science fiction serial Timeslip use a magnetic soundtrack? I've seen telerecordings with an optical soundtrack but they usually sound quite poor. But with the telerecordings of timeslip they sound especially good. Perh...
by ian b
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

In the dvd booklet it says some episodes had film sequences spliced into them and they looked very good. The taped episodes of GHOST SQUAD had their original film sequences spliced back into the film recordings - not all together successfully, as there are a fair few original crossfades and disssol...
by ian b
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Slightly off topic in this thread but is the 35mm recording with magnetic soundtrack of out of the unknown episode-The machine stops the original transmission master? Likewise were any of the first series episodes recorded onto 35mm for transmission and what ones were recorded on VT? In the dvd boo...
by ian b
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action

Obviously it's CORONATION STREET-centric, but it's well worth checking the ever marvellous Corriepedia for other Granada aspects - as this entry shows...

https://coronationstreet.fandom.com/wik ... _May_1970)
by ian b
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 3635

Re: "Whacko"

Thanks for confirming that NEW MATCH/DIME is the same show.

I'd be careful placing too much faith in the RT credits for WHACK-O! though - they are often out of whack, (pun intended), with the recordings.
by ian b
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 3635

Re: "Whacko"

That would mean the only one missing is the very first. No, I don't think that's right. My thinking... 1/1 went out, but then Arthur Howard's arrrest and attendant publicity meant that 1/2 was abandoned completely. Pettigrew was crossed out on the scripts, replaced by Roddy Maude-Roxby's Potter and...
by ian b
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 3635

Re: "Whacko"

Series two... Laughterlog says, (the titles taken from the front pages of the original tv scripts apparently)... 2/1 March 1 1962 The Russian Visitor (TS 14) 2/2 March 8 1962 Jim’s Attempt To Win Respect (TS 15) 2/3 March 15 1962 The Recording Guest star: Vera Lynn (as herself) (TS 16) 2/4 March 22 ...
by ian b
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 3635

Re: "Whacko"

R4X are doing that annoying thing of starting a new run of a programme only to end it partway through and beginning something else, (the third series ofSOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT is suffering that at present). So only six eps of WHACK-O!... Laughterlog reckons 2/4 is the missing one - co-incidentally ...
by ian b
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 3809

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

Which is, more-or-less, what Stewart said both onstage and off at a Kaleidoscope meeting shortly before his death.

Robin Askwith’s autobiography is the source of the unprofessional behaviour tale.
by ian b
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Funny You Should Ask (1976-82)
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Funny You Should Ask (1976-82)

R4X began a run of this today... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2r0jx 9am, 4pm and 4am. 14-02-20 3/3: 20-04-78 21-02-20 4/2: 23-07-79 28-02-20 4/5: 13-08-79 06-03-20 4/6: 20-08-79 13-03-20 5/1: 20-01-81 20-03-20 5/4: 10-02-81 27-03-20 5/8: 10-03-81 03-04-20 5/9: 17-03-81 10-04-20 5/10: 24-03-81...