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by Spiny Norman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

The contract may have been for 4 shows, and it was honoured, rather than call it a day after the 3 obviously troubled productions. British and American humour production was pretty well alien to each other in those days and these compromises by Uncle Lew ended up pleasing nobody.. The installation ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Can't argue with that! No indeed, makes a lot more sense now, some more good detective work there, Stearn, so the KAL RX was wrong, and although the PAl copy is gone, there should be an NTSC copy of all or most of it. I suppose there had always been the intention to do 4 UK shows, but despite the c...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?

The sad thing is that audio recordings have almost always been rejected when anyone offered to return them to their owners/keepers. It could very well be that some were around at some point and then disappeared again! I once tried to find missing Ratcatchers audio and although I got there in the end...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Can't argue with that! Another interesting thing is that Kraft2 appears to have had its own linking, or even different endings of sketches. That makes me wonder if those weren't newly recorded with UK4/Kraft1, after it was decided to reduce UK1-3 to just one US episode. (Apparently without any Dagen...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC

Do you know the episode title, or have a description of the content, it may not be from series 1, as the series was sold overseas retaining the "Mogul" title. There is also the colour Electronicam episode surviving on 35mm, with a different cast, would make a nice extra if it could be cleared ( Net...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC

I have had the chance to watch episodes from later seasons of The Troubleshooters. If they are to go by a commercial release of the existing episodes of further seasons is unlikely to happen. All have time clocks and/or episode titles in them. The only exception to this is the only surviving episod...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

It looks quite likely then, that they only sold the B/W print of show 4, wonder how long the colour copy survived? If you read Andrew P's thread about KAL's Colour TV event, amazingly they are showing the US Kraft show 2, it mentions John Cleese, so that seems to prove it, the two Kraft shows were ...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

A quick look through the Dutch newspaper archives doesn't come up with anything other than Cook and Moore films. I don't read Dutch, so that doesn't help. At a guess, I'd say NOBA was much less international than other British comedy. I don't get the impression that NOBA/GA was exported outside the...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

The KAL guide has it listed as show 3, with John Cleese, Rodney Bewes et al, shown 14/9/68 (By the way, show 4 was recorded in Colour by ATV). There is a list of sketches on each show on the Laughterlog site Here , scroll down to bottom of page. Presumably the US would have known what material woul...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Interesting, the "Pimpernel" sketch is from UK show 1 and the "Spectorama" sketch is from UK show 2. Wild speculation, but it might be that the US only colour recorded the first two shows, and didn't bother with the third one at all. But I thought that the Pimpernel was from #3? As far as I know, t...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

But I thought that the Pimpernel was from #3? As far as I know, the Kraft versions took bits from all three 1968 episodes - there seem to be at least audio recordings, from ATVaudio. The Kraft showed them in 69 so it probably follows that in all 3 shows there were sketches that would not have worke...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Interesting, the "Pimpernel" sketch is from UK show 1 and the "Spectorama" sketch is from UK show 2. Wild speculation, but it might be that the US only colour recorded the first two shows, and didn't bother with the third one at all. But I thought that the Pimpernel was from #3? As far as I know, t...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Mark wrote:What was the clip on the Elstree doc, was it part of a sketch?
The studio part of the Scarlet Pimpernel sketch, which on the (only) DVD is in b/w (and a different camera angle).
by Spiny Norman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

They also had Ike & Tina Turner. The four editions were shown as two one hour editions in the US in 1969, they included US hosts. Wouldn't they have been 4 programmes there as well, only in a different order, differently linked, and slightly shorter? On ATVaudio I see evidence for at least 3 edition...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Mark wrote:The four editions were shown as two one hour editions in the US in 1969, they included US hosts.
Wouldn't they have been 4 programmes there as well, only in a different order, differently linked, and slightly shorter? On ATVaudio I see evidence for at least 3 editions.
by Spiny Norman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13267

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

The DVD of Goodbye Again contains almost 2 hours of sketches of which only the location stuff is colour (and very good colour at that, 35mm film). The material from the rest of the 4 episodes does not appear in their original cuts and is all in b/w. Including one Scarlett Pimpernell medical checkup...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6177

Re: Frankie Howerd

It's production was certainly kept quiet about! Makes you wonder what else has slipped the radar. I don't think anyone had ever heard of Monty Python's Dutch television special, shot in Dutch and also in German, until the video was found, and shown. But that was only a very short item, so it does n...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6177

Re: Frankie Howerd

Went through the book several times (and obviously checked the index) not a mention! Would certainly like to know more about the US pilot, you'd think there must be something still around. It's also about time "Whoops Baghdad!" was released. So do I. Just speculating, but I guess what hid it from v...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6177

Re: Frankie Howerd

Interesting, just looked at the pics, unsold so certainly no more episodes recorded. I have a Frankie Howerd biog book, must dig it out and see if it's mentioned, not read it for years. Can't imagine it would have been as saucy as the UK version, but it would be interesting to find out. Good questi...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6177

Re: Frankie Howerd

The rarest of the rarest has turned out to be "The Pompeii Way". It's a pilot for a US version of Up Pompeii, keeping Frankie Howerd. It was never shown, and probably no further episodes were recorded. It's more obscure than any other pilot I've ever heard of. It's not listed in any book that I know...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Monty Python At 50 ( Radio Times)
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Monty Python At 50 ( Radio Times)

Ah, the legendary "big nosed sculptor"? (I hadn't seen it yet.)
by Spiny Norman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-1

With a proper reason, they could be viewed at the BFI.

I'm not saying that that is particularly helpful; but it's not totally completely impossible.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odyssey (1968)
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Odyssey (1968)

Was watching this recently. In some ways it's cinematographically very impressive - especially for trying to actually stay close to the book (or former oral tradition). Wikipedia had a confusing entry about there being a North-American English dub which was then lost again. Was this never shown in t...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: And again, even more 1948 show episodes return!
Replies: 43
Views: 7022

Re: And again, even more 1948 show episodes return!

Yes. it's looking like a great set. I hope there's an extensive photo gallery as well, not for everyone I know, but I always find them interesting as a separate visual record of a series production. Or colour for b/w series; although I don't remember ever seeing any for these series. The only pre-p...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)

Little known fact: His debut, the television series "The adventures of Floris" (directed by Paul Verhoeven), was also shown in parts of the UK in 1970. (Its English audio is still missing at the moment, though.)
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?

I get the impression the question was sort of asking - should we all be pushing the record labels to let us rummage in their archives for lost TV gems. I think the answer is probably no! They probably didn't have anything, if they did, they have probably already lost it, and if they haven't, they a...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?

Which did you have in mind? I suspect there may have been different approaches. For something that was pre-planned for release (I'm thinking of the TW3 Kennedy album) it would be possible to record the audio cleanly and separately from the video. I know it was a bit later, but the Last Goon Show of...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

How were TV series' albums made back in the sixties?

When an LP was made with tracks from a TV series back in the 1960s, how was this done when it wasn't rerecorded?

I mean mostly: how was it done physically? I assume there'd still be a master tape, not just a telerecording. Would it be produced in the TV studio (in some ways that might be easiest)?
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 7Up question
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: 7Up question

I believe the series gained some interest worldwide. Is is possible that with an eye on the American market, they shot some installments in 35mm?
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hardwicke House
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Hardwicke House

PS In both cases I suspect the myth was larger than the actual episodes ever were. With the exception of the 1st and the 5th episode, which stars Rik and Ade, the rest seems to've been watched just a few hundred time. A meagre score, really. I guess it was not a lost gem, but simply an average serie...