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by Spiny Norman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: the original Kitten Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: the original Kitten Kong

That too. A kid in 1982 wouldn't have made allowances for the possibility that it could be missing.

But my question is still open. Andrew P perhaps?
by Spiny Norman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: the original Kitten Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 364

the original Kitten Kong

Am I correct in saying that there is no home recorded audio of the lost episode either?
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Epic that never was - in colour (??)
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Epic that never was - in colour (??)

Never seen it in colour and as a very good doc it would have been rerun on BBC2 and probably on every year in the colour era if it had been. A possibility may be that it was shot on colour negative and just issued with B/W prints for BBC economy? Someone checked this and it seems that the negative ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Epic that never was - in colour (??)
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Epic that never was - in colour (??)

Over on another board, someone recently claimed to have seen "The epic that never was" (1965) in colour (except for the archive footage) in a shorter cut in the USA. Any chance it's true? I'm not immediately convinced it isn't just a mistake, but I suppose it could have been shot on colour film for ...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

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 In my memory it was far more definite in its conclusions, but yes that's it. I see now that it ends more on a note of " sometimes it was done, we can't assume we'...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

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 Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

OK, but why the earliest were made is a slightly different topic. (The entire 1956 season of Billy Bunter is telerecorded too - I couldn't guess why.) Hm, does anyone know, was telerecording a performance more expensive than re-staging? I hope this don't break the rules as it's Network's own promo, ...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

At a guess, I would say yes. What numbers, I haven't a clue, but video would offer a useful tool for repeats where the tape could be re-used keeping expenses to a minimum. Film, once struck, is relatively permanent, so unless there was a specific will to keep it for sales or continued re-use, it wo...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

Were there many shows done live and taped?
I would have associated this more with telerecording, although that is just an assumption.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

But by that time, the Avengers were no longer performed live, surely? So that's another topic, strictly speaking, of mistakes that went uncorrected. Many live recordings having mistakes - true, but that could also be a reason why they'd start to try and prevent that from happening. (In a French exam...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

live drama: edited after transmission or not?

There is an article online, that I can't put my finger on right now (a sister site of https://screenplaystv.wordpress.com or one of their contributors I thought), that argues that live recorded drama was often edited a bit afterwards. Most obvious example would be a second take on any scenes that we...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Mark wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 am
Managed to catch the Saturday screening of "No Hiding Place" on TPTV, most enjoyable and a great cast in it as well.

Recovered by TPTV from... a private collector!...lets hope they come up with more goodies.
They did.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I caught a bit of Budgie the other night. I didn't see it all but got the gist the Charlie Endell had lumbered him with some illegal Pakistani immigrants. I thought yes well that would have just been how it was in 1971 with the then illegals pouring in...However there was one line Budgie said near ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

The problem with recovering missing *radio* is that while *we* are interested in the classic DJs and their patter and gags, most people recording 40, 50, 55, years ago only wanted the music. Also a lot of tapes will have been recorded over or thrown out. Also when an elderly person has died, their ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ian Holm (1931-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Ian Holm (1931-2020)

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/j ... bo-baggins

And apart from the LotR radio drama, may I also mention his impressive performance in The Browning Version?
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

I wonder if anyone with non-Dr Who missing material is worried about a flurry of "You Don't have any Dr Who?", "If you have that you MUST have some" pestering from the psychotic part of fandom. As i said, there is an excellent reason why the Australian man or woman who filmed those 8mm DW cine-clip...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

paul.austin wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:30 am
There are missing Doctor Who episodes in private hands but, as illustrated by the cine-clips person choosing to be nameless, they wisely don't want the attention of the psychotic part of DW fandom
Yes; but that is strictly speaking a different subject.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Brock wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Spiny Norman wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:44 pm
That's why most of us are still on faecesbook even though we all know the stuff they've done, or are doing even.
Speak for yourself. I won't join Facebook on principle.
Okay, but it was a general comparison; I didn't mean that that was fully identical to returning missing programs to the BBC.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Right so it's "only" one recovery then. Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle. Yeah, but they're punishing others. And people who on principle refuse to deal with the BBC, for reasons of their...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Right so it's "only" one recovery then. Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle. Yeah, but they're punishing others. And people who on principle refuse to deal with the BBC, for reasons of their ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 6295

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

OK, now I'm getting a bit worried. Laughing at serious stuff can bring great release. The Producers and all that... Total class. If Joe Orton had written it, there would have been no problems. (Although it wouldn't have reached so large an audience). Well I think it was recently proven that you can ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 6295

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Yes, that's why I revived the old thread. But murphy1961 appeared to be under the impression that it was a recent thread and that the issue was that the programme had been cut, not that it had been removed completely. Might be better to start a brand new thread about it. Perhaps I'll do so tomorrow...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 6295

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

As far as I know both cases are about exactly the same lines. It's not even crystal clear that it's Basil and the Major that are being made fun of. Not every viewer will realise the irony that it's the two most incompetent characters in the entire series that are looking down here on women and minor...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 6295

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Funny, he agreed with the removal of the offending lines when it was repeated on TV.

If the USA would have gotten their act together, none of this would have happened.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 6295

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

I suspect that it's become a casualty, ironically, of certain countries being not correct enough.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Obtained in Bristol, in a collection of travelogue films. Another example of the gems that still turn up! Oh right, so unrelated to youtube then? In that case there might even be two! Stuff is still reported in. On the Doctor Who front, there's at least 6 episodes that collector(s) won't return - m...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Yeah I believe it was simply uploaded on youtube by someone who had a film copy...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

Probably me failing to convey what I meant. Having read the Avengers Forum thread, what I understood is best explained in the same way they did: The camera recorded a larger canvas than was going to be used on screen. Anything outside of the screen canvas size was the 'dead space' I was referring t...