doubleM wrote:ATV drama survivors in colour telerecording format include
'Bread and CIrcuses' (31 Aug 1975) from the 'Against the Crowd' anthology;
3 episodes from series 1 of 'Happy Ever After' as Simon mentioned upthread (not the BBC sitcom!) from 1969; '
Ancient And Modern' (29 Dec '69) and 'Plastic People' (5 Jan '70) from 'Playhouse'; '
Refuge for a Hero' also from 'Playhouse' from 1972 starring John Thaw and 'Relics' from 1973;
the 'Saturday Night Theatre' entries 'Wolly Wenpol, The Complete Works' (from Feb '70) starring Robert Hardy and 'Willy' (1973);
and the play 'Visitors' (23 Dec 73) from 'Sunday Night Theatre'.
Two 'THRILLER' episodes were shown on the Bravo satellite station in the mid 1990s in that format - or rather from 1" tape copies of the original colour telerecordings - 'Night is the Time for Killing' and 'Good Salary - Prospects - Free Coffin' - the colour master tapes having been found (and remastered) for the later DVD releases ... and there is the one 'General Hospital' episode as a colour film copy available on the Network DVD set for the series.
Thames certainly made colour telerecordings of 'The Tommorrow People' as these were broadcast in Australia at some point, I remember seeing a VHS copy of one - 'The Medusa Touch' in the mid 90s that had the local continuity announcements over the end titles.
I remember getting a number of those "TP" colour TR's on VHS from Australia, back in the 80's.
The treatment of ATV colour tapes, seemed a bit hit and miss, one episode of "Timeslip", two of "Fly Into Danger", an incomplete episode of "The Jensen Code", and damage on one of two surviving colour episodes of "Spyders Web" ( patched up using the B/W TR) on the DVD.
Game shows seemed superfluous to requirements, such as "Celebrity Squares" and "The Master Spy", and the Leslie Crowther Sit-Com, "Big Boy Now" had completely gone ( three episodes turning up on 2" at the BFI).