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by gmg
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

As for the programme 'information' not being of much use - surely that means something like BBC Genome is a complete waste of time as that is only information. It is considerably more information, but isn't complete by any means, so how do you rate it? The BBC's Genome website is invaluable and I u...
by gmg
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

They don't have the 69 edition, if you click on the entry, it states, 'No collections held at BFI, for information only'. Oops, somehow overlooked that in my excitement. Odd that they list things like this that aren't actually in their archive, I wonder does this suggest that they were once but not...
by gmg
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

The BFI states the following on their website: "Since 1985 we’ve recorded independent terrestrial channels to broadcast standard" ...and goes on to state: "The BBC has its own preservation archives, but through the BFI researchers, academics and students can view anything from BBC1 and BBC2 since 19...
by gmg
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

No. Subscribers get access to their database (that backed up the creation of their extensive books). There is a box to search lost shows. This is what was available at lostshows.info before. Thanks, missed that somehow. I've already spotted a few things that the collector I know seems to have, whic...
by gmg
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

ian b wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Revamped into TV Brain, here...

https://www.tvbrain.info/
Thanks for the link. So is it now only subscribers to TV Brain who can check what is and isn't available in the TV archives? Seems a little bit at odds with the organisations purpose if that is the case.
by gmg
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

The collector I deal with has a couple of Pot Black episodes from 1973, his list is so extensive that there's bound to be stuff in there that is missing from the television archives. A lot of his stuff has been sourced from players own recordings of their matches but occasionally the source is the h...
by gmg
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

Yes, the BBC’s coverage of live snooker only properly kicked off in the late 70’s. Like yourself, I originally thought that virtually everything would be safely tucked away in the archives somewhere but this appears not to be the case. The best survivor from the 1970’s/80’s is probably Pot Black but...
by gmg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

ITV’s snooker coverage was all pre-recorded until the early-80’s when they began to compete with the BBC by televising live coverage. Their archive seems to contain a good chunk of what they broadcast but there are gaps, such as the World Doubles. In saying that, I don’t trust their list completely ...
by gmg
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

Is it really that odd to assume that the BBC would have maintained an archive of sporting footage that they originally broadcast and does it really matter how niche of an interest anything is? Of course there are key differences associated with rights etc but there are also echoes in this thread of ...
by gmg
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

I'm not sure that the BBC undertook to compile an archive of snooker tournaments in the first place. My understanding was that they televised those matches as part of their primary activity, which is broadcasting. How someone can be taken to task for NOT doing something which was never agreed on an...
by gmg
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

I wonder if the broadcasters kept the full recordings of football matches or reused the tapes once they'd edited the matches down to compile Match of the Day, The Big Match, and the other regional ITV football programmes. Were all the programmes kept on tape in the archive or just a selection of pr...
by gmg
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

Re: BBC sports archive

Rights are always a bugbear and, in many cases, have be the cause of the wiping rather than the willingness to keep something. So does this essentially mean that the BBC can wipe their hands off dumping something when they don't own the rights? That explains why they've retained most of Pot Black, ...
by gmg
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6903

BBC sports archive

Wondering if anyone can help. I am a long time sports fan and have many happy memories over the past 35 years of watching sports like snooker, golf, tennis, darts amongst others on the BBC. Snooker is a particular passion of mine to such an extent that I’ve amassed quite a collection of old footage ...
by gmg
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: TV Brain
Replies: 2
Views: 739

TV Brain

A fellow board member on another thread suggested that Kaleidoscope's TV Brain website might be a good resource for a few episode guide queries of mine so I decided to take the plunge for just £6 for a months subscription. Whilst it hasn't actually answered my main query, I have picked up enough inf...
by gmg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Record Breakers guest listings
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Record Breakers guest listings

Thanks Ian. Call me a heathen but I wasn't aware of TVBrain before now. Is there a lot of additional information on shows like this in comparison to the Genome Project? Am thinking of signing up for a month to see what's available even though I'm not quite as big an archive TV fan as some on here. I...
by gmg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Record Breakers guest listings
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Record Breakers guest listings

Hi folks. Am wondering if anyone knows a good resource for listings of celebrity guests that appeared on Record Breakers over the years? Am attempting to put a date to a few appearances that I remember from bygone years but none of them appear to be listed on the likes of BBC's Genome Project or var...
by gmg
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC and ITV News from 23rd November 1963
Replies: 12
Views: 2330

Re: BBC and ITV News from 23rd November 1963

Wasn't there a programme broadcast about this during the 50th anniversary, which highlighted that many of the established British news presenters were away at an awards ceremony when the news broke thus allowing unheralded presenters to hog the limelight. Pretty certain original broadcast footage wa...
by gmg
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

...and another one thats sprung to mind is the theme to the 80's BBC mini-series Skorpion.
by gmg
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

...and a notable omission from my list even though I never really watched it is Howard's Way.
by gmg
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

Yip, great era for theme tunes. Off the top of my head I can think of Dallas, Dynasty, Bergerac, Robin of Sherwood, Harry's Game, Only Fools, the A-Team, Knight Rider, CHIPS, Magnum PI, Cover-Up, Crimewatch, and lots of kiddies shows from the time, such as Huckleberry Finn & His Friends, The Boy Fro...
by gmg
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: iplayer's lack of recently shown archive tv
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: iplayer's lack of recently shown archive tv

Had an annoying experience of this today though not with BBC iPlayer. Having read Robert Holmes' bio over the summer, I'd been looking forward to catching an old episode of Bergerac that he had written called A Cry in the Night (S3E7). When I checked my Sky listings last week this episode was schedu...
by gmg
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bringing teletext back from the dead
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: Bringing teletext back from the dead

Interesting article on a mostly forgotten aspect of archive TV. Quick question: when did manual (i.e. remote controlled) Ceefax/ Teletext become mainstream? My memories are of not having this facility until about 1987/88 and then becoming very reliant on it, particularly for sports coverage/ results...
by gmg
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Upcoming archive tv on iplayer thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7044

Re: Upcoming archive tv on iplayer thread

Oh dear, awful news if that's the case. I hope it could at least mean "won't be transferred" or "wasn't transferred" to D3 or LTO, and that the originals may be left somewhere (or with the BFI to gather dust). Hopefully. Does the BBC not treat sports coverage that it has broadcast as it's own prope...
by gmg
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)

The pilot show for Big Break has never been aired. It was presented by comedian Mike Read ("Frank Butcher") That would be Mike Reid, presumably. Mike Read is a radio DJ (and former presenter of Pop Quiz among others). No, just took a look at John Virgo's book where he briefly talks about the pilot ...
by gmg
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)

It certainly wasn't networked. Made by the exactly same team as Chain Letters which had 26-ep network run that year. Question is was it broadcast at all as I haven't been able to find anything on the Tyne Tees listings suggesting that it was. AFAIK the viewable episode was sourced from John Parrott...
by gmg
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)

Sorry, I know I seem to be the only person on here interested in snooker but is anyone able to provide any info on a snooker-based quiz show that appeared on Tyne Tees in 1988 as a type of forerunner to Big Break with Tom O'Connor and Len Ganley filling the Jim Davidson and John Virgo roles. The epi...
by gmg
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Upcoming archive tv on iplayer thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7044

Re: Upcoming archive tv on iplayer thread

Unfortunately, the episode of Pot Black has that awful two second stutter from being encoded at the wrong frame rate. That aside, it highlights how much more polished television is these days. There is an overall feeling of awkwardness about the thing, particularly from the two players. That's part...
by gmg
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITN Source
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: ITN Source

Cheers. Unfortunately too steep for me, I was hoping it might be more reasonable. It's been around the same rate when I've made enquiries with the BBC and RTE. Shame that more of these companies don't have a service like INA in France where the public can order archive material at reasonable prices....
by gmg
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITN Source
Replies: 5
Views: 903

ITN Source

I may be able to find this on their website but just wondered if anyone on here could provide a straightforward answer to a straightforward query. Do ITN Source sell items that are listed on their website and if so then what sort of price range would we be talking about for say half-an-hours worth o...
by gmg
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: So what happened to BBC Store?
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: So what happened to BBC Store?

Anything involving sports rights is probably going to fall before it even reaches the first hurdle. Ditto anything featuring members of the Yewtree Club. So are we only ever likely to view the majority of archive Sports footage as off-air recordings in future or is there any realistic possibility t...