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by Paul Hayes
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4390

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Eurovision a couple of years back was the last such incident I can remember.
by Paul Hayes
Tue May 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Coming Up Next" - continuity announcers programme
Replies: 13
Views: 2339

Re: "Coming Up Next" - continuity announcers programme

Sorry to resurrect this as a sort of zombie thread, but a few weeks ago I put a load of my radio documentaries up on Dropbox for anyone who wanted some extra lockdown listening, including this one. It's here if anyone fancies it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/okjj6fqkgbo9oc1/09%20-%20Coming%20Up%20Next%...
by Paul Hayes
Mon May 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?

It is a shame it's gone as I too used to enjoy looking back over some of the interesting discussions there. But I understand why, and course as archive TV fans we should be used to some archives no longer being available!
by Paul Hayes
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 26
Views: 3895

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Stephen Fry has talked about how he often puts Norfolk place names into things - I think, for example, there's a reference to a "Garboldisham Road" in Fry and Laurie, Garboldisham being a village in South Norfolk. In Fry's case though I think he does it out of a sort of Norfolk patriotism rather tha...
by Paul Hayes
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

Well, one fairly big one! Isn't the 1970s BBC version meant to be quite faithful to the book? I must admit it's a long time since I have read or watched either. I'm no Dracula purist so only a casual, 'normal viewer' of this, but I'm very much enjoying it so far - and as mentioned, the twist at the ...
by Paul Hayes
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV's first regular football commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: TV's first regular football commentator

This got a (slightly extended) repeat today, so is now available again for another 30 days if anyone is interested:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07kdtg0
by Paul Hayes
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic election theme music returns!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Classic election theme music returns!

Glad you found it interesting!

I must confess I did use the original Arthur on a couple of pieces I made for our overnight coverage. I do like that drumroll you mentioned as an intro!
by Paul Hayes
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic election theme music returns!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Classic election theme music returns!

I was fortunate enough to have been able to have a chat with Rick about this when it was announced:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07sy2jl
by Paul Hayes
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV's first regular football commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: TV's first regular football commentator

A good programme Paul. While some may have been aware of Mr. Jewell as a commentator, others of him as a Cup Final referee and others still of him as a football manager very few will have been aware of him performing all these roles as well as his wider back-story. A sign of how differently things ...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV's first regular football commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: TV's first regular football commentator

Indeed not!

Luckily it didn't cause *too* much ambiguity during research!
by Paul Hayes
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV's first regular football commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

TV's first regular football commentator

Hello all. Apologies for the plug, but I thought this might be of interest. I have a radio documentary going out tomorrow about Arthur James "Jimmy" Jewell - a mostly forgotten name now, but he was the BBC's first regular TV football commentator after the Second World War, being the number one comme...
by Paul Hayes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC radio and TV using the same sound desk / panel?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: BBC radio and TV using the same sound desk / panel?

Mark wrote:Here you go.

Type A Desks
Thank you, I have seen that page before, but I don't think it mentions anything about the desks ever being used by television? Which makes the sight of one in that Lime Grove gallery pic all the stranger.
by Paul Hayes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC radio and TV using the same sound desk / panel?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

BBC radio and TV using the same sound desk / panel?

The other day, the excellent "Who FX" Twitter account posted this photo of one of of the production galleries at Lime Grove during its BBC TV era. It was just posted to generically represent Lime Grove, so I'm not sure when it's from - almost certainly the 50s or 60s, obviously: https://twitter.com/...
by Paul Hayes
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Canaries in the Air
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Canaries in the Air

A self-promotional post, I am afraid, but about something which I felt was justified as it may be of interest to members here. This coming Sunday, the 17th, I have a documentary going out on BBC Radio Norfolk called Canaries in the Air . It tells the story of Norwich City's 1959 FA Cup run, when the...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster

I was reading this article on the BBC News website today about the recovery of a Granada David Bowie performance, which contained this fairly stunning snippet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47040202 Bowie's "lost" performance was on the ITV teatime show Lift Off With Ayshea, a commer...
by Paul Hayes
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grandstand question
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Grandstand question

Maybe editorial judgement or the duration of the live athletics & tennis pushed the films right to the end, which the PasB would confirm. Even so, the regular 'Sports Special' for generally 2 highlight films of the day was often not scheduled to start until 22:45 anyway, so it wouldn't necessarily ...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grandstand question
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Grandstand question

Yes, I think you're right. It does at least give me an excuse to include a bit of the original Grandstand theme, anyway! Presuming they used it... I might ask Caversham for the PasB to check.
by Paul Hayes
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grandstand question
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Grandstand question

Yes, I had considered asking Caversham, and I may do... But I had sort of promised I'd bothered them for the last time with this programme already, and it's not a *vital* part of the documentary if I can't find out more information. It would just be nice to provide some more context for the link int...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grandstand question
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Grandstand question

Hello All. I know there are a fair few of you around here with knowledge of the history of BBC Sport, and while putting together a documentary for the 60th anniversary of Norwich City's 1959 FA Cup run, I've come across something of a curiosity. I'm including a comment from the TV reviewer of the lo...
by Paul Hayes
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 10061

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

I often think Doctor Who produced an absolutely fantastic, heartbreaking last-ever episode in 1969... The only problem was they have since spoiled it by continuing to make the bloody show for another 50 years... (Just my little joke - I love all Doctor Who, but I do think that would have worked as a...
by Paul Hayes
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

Re: Christmas tapes

I really enjoyed the Christmas tapes documentary. Nice to see Jim Bacon, with whom I've often worked, feature! Lovely man. I think a good point was made too that they convey that sort of family / TV factory feel of Television Centre which can doubtless be somewhat romanticised by those of us who nev...
by Paul Hayes
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: How Match of the Day was made - 1974
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: How Match of the Day was made - 1974

Ah, I see. I hope you enjoyed the link, anyway! :)
by Paul Hayes
Wed May 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Century Falls
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Century Falls

I enjoyed it as a child and was pleased to see how well it held up when I saw it again as an adult.
by Paul Hayes
Wed May 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: How Match of the Day was made - 1974
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

How Match of the Day was made - 1974

BBC Archive have put up a lovely 10-minute package from an episode of In Vision in 1974, going behind the scenes of a Match of the Day from May 1974. I thought it might be of interest, particularly as I didn't know whether our friend Bob might be in it doing some of the graphics: https://twitter.com...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Morecambe and Wise salvage
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: Morecambe and Wise salvage

A comedy fan in Australia - the editor of laughterlog.com - recorded many soundtracks using a line-out: Frost Report, Till Death, Misleading Cases, and also this series of M&W. These tracks were eventually returned to the authorities. In fact it seems the print found was the same one that had been ...
by Paul Hayes
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Morecambe and Wise salvage
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: Morecambe and Wise salvage

You can now see a bit of the episode in this report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-43118475/morecambe-and-wise-rescuing-a-lost-film I'd still love to know where the audio comes from. It sounds far too clean to have been salvaged from an optical track on that print. Radio version of the sam...
by Paul Hayes
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Morecambe and Wise salvage
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Morecambe and Wise salvage

This three-part BBC R&D blog on attempts to salvage material from a stuck-together print of a 1968 BBC Morecambe and Wise episode is fascinating. It's like magic to a non-techie like me! http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2017-12-morecambe-wise-video-film-archive-restoration http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2...
by Paul Hayes
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Network That Never Was
Replies: 25
Views: 2931

Re: The Network That Never Was

Just to say if anyone's interested that this is getting a repeat at 6pm this evening. Slightly extended, actually, as it's now going out in a slot without a news bulletin at the top of the hour.
by Paul Hayes
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Another significant anniversary...
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Another significant anniversary...

It was an all-stations programme, focusing on the initial 8 stations launched in 1967-68, made independently for the BBC by Trevor Dann. Most of the 40 stations broadcast it at the same time today, 12 midday, apart I think from a couple who had football on and are running it elsewhere. I tarted up o...