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by stearn
Fri May 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 2325

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

Entries for Sapphire and Steel tail off rapidly mid July in the local newspapers, but the Reading Evening Post has this article.

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by stearn
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: BBC comedy- London Calling
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: BBC comedy- London Calling

I remember seeing this in Radio Times when it first went out and looking forward to it, but as I can't remember much about it, I suspect it wasn't a classic. The fact I recorded it, still have the recordings knocking about somewhere, but haven't bothered to dig them out, shows I wasn't eager to revi...
by stearn
Tue May 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4240

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

Bomb scares...

...have nothing to do with us.
by stearn
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: BBC sports archive

Ask them - get the information straight from the horse's mouth rather than second hand from someone who may not know the whole picture. 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 i...
by stearn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: BBC sports archive

Why not ask the BFI? They are the best people to answer your questions.

From what you quoted, it is quite clear that the 1990 date applied to the BBC material, not to the period that they recorded independent terrestrial channels.
by stearn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

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.
by stearn
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: BBC sports archive

Yes, it depended on the rights. Some junking was because it could never be used again whether that was unions protecting jobs for their members, authors instructions, it was crap, or it would be past it's sell-by date. Some things were not kept anyway as they were live broadcasts. Representative exa...
by stearn
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: BBC sports archive

The idea they should be taken to task for something that wasn't their responsibility and they may have been expressly forbidden to do under whatever broadcasting rights agreement there was, is more than odd. Aim your ire at the sporting associations that control their sport and are ultimately respon...
by stearn
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: BBC sports archive

For the likes of myself some of these snooker matches are as valuable as old episodes of Doctor Who and Only Fools and Horses You hit your own nail on the head. Value is a personal thing. Can everything be kept? - perhaps now, but certainly not way back, and if there was no reuse/resale potential, ...
by stearn
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 8328

Re: Trailers

The board is not for trading (free exchange or selling in full, part or kind), nor is it a place to post links to video sharing sites of any descriptions (torrents, YouTube etc.) unless the material linked to is uploaded by the copyright holder i.e. an official channel. I'm not sure if you've bother...
by stearn
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 8328

Re: Trailers

ArchiveTvfan43 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:04 pm
Did you find the trailers on the tapes? Would love to hear them.
This board doesn't promote trading in any form. I really think you may be better off on Kaleidoscopes Facebook page.
by stearn
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 8046

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

Any finds would be surely be announced by those involved as it is a popular series. You can keep an eye on Kaleidoscopes activities via their Facebook page, and the BFI hold Missing Believed Wiped events regularly.
by stearn
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

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

Despite it being the time of year where resurrection might be more expected, there is no chance that the original board can be ported in any way, shape, or form, into this board as the structures between the board softwares are just too different. The necessary upgrade to the PHP on the server means...
by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

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

The newspapers basically say there were no technical staff on site from around 7am, so there was no recording at and no playout from Granada at all, and the IBA had a caption card on screen for that area. I had hoped to at least find out what Thames broadcast, but the Reading evening paper mentions ...
by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 2139

Re: Original Jackanory props

It's not that Rory. Narrated by Martin Jarvis, it has illustrations and it is a standard writing desk and study background set - no coins to be seen.
by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

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

The Coventry Evening Telegraph reported that the Midlands region would see and edition of The Saint instead of A Family At War
by stearn
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

He always said it was his gran taking him regularly to the theatre to see the turns that was the basis for everything
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

doubleM wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:40 pm
...than Birmingham would have been.
Didn't Telly Savalas love the place?

The BFI Channel has a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jKAP5-ht0
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Not ITV, I admit, but I was thinking of Grayson and the Generation Game, Wogan for, well, Wogan, and Andrews for This is Your Life, and all were London based, although further along their careers, and not, as you say, exclusively London. The studio location, whilst a hangover, wasn't necessarily som...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Eamonn Andrews, Terry Wogan, Larry Grayson are others that spring to mind when Harty was mentioned. When a broadcaster is good at their job, does it matter where they come from? I suspect some of the reasoning for the London companies picking up regional talent was because London had more job opport...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

The Jasper Carrott Audience with.. shows were early 1978 (Jan-Mar), but he had been on Radio 1 in Apr 1976 in Jasper Carrotts (My) Top Twelve, so presumably had other shows in the Midlands before and after this, but it was probably Funky Moped that gave him the national exposure in the Summer of 197...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Anglia showed a series of Mr & Mrs starting in October 1969 (at 8pm), but Thames/LWT were showing Strange Report from 7.30pm. I don't have an Anglia edition of TVT from that time to see who the production company were. Border were showing it the same day, but half hour earlier, and Harlech had finis...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

I'm far more bothered about his behaviour than Robin's. With respect, that is the moderators job. And to be fair, Brigham only put into words what others may be thinking (certainly, I'm guilty there). Robin has form, not just here, but, just like I wouldn't ban Robin or remove/edit his posts unless...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

(1) You gave no indication that your post was a response to the original post. Your response came directly after mine and did not quote from any other post, so I naturally assumed that it was a comment on my post. How was I supposed to guess otherwise? Odd, as I thought it directed at me because of...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Pointing out someone is back, isn't exactly unhelpful, nor can I see how it might have offended anyone. Robin does have issues, and whilst this shouldn't make any difference to those posting here, his tendency to take a perfectly rational observation/question and hijack it to shoe-horn into his hobb...
by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6154

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Juswuh wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Crossroads was on for years before it was shown all across ITV.
There were catch up editions with narration over someone knitting to bring the transmission into line. BigCentreTV broadcast Crossroads while they were on the air.