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Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:29 am
by Razor Eddie
The BBC used to have a policy of recording over old film to save money which resulted in most of the 1976 episodes of the show being wiped.
Folks are having a field day in the comments section

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... d-BBC.html

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:21 am
by brigham
The aim is to sell newspapers.
Facts come a very poor second.

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:20 pm
by Spiny Norman
It's called double exposure!

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:22 am
by Matty
Very glad this was not possible as we'd have lost a lot more than we have otherwise!

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:00 pm
by Nick Cooper 625
The battle over the distinction between film and video recording was lost long ago. Mind you, there's also this other howler in the story: "a fan of the show in Wales recorded the show every week using one of the first video cassette recorders, a Sony CV-2000 tape recorder." D'oh!

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:54 am
by Brian F
Well the BBC have said that Eastenders was restarting "Filming" so they don't seem to mind. Of course they used the term "Telerecording" for both film and VT.

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 am
by Ian Wegg
Matty wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:22 am
Very glad this was not possible as we'd have lost a lot more than we have otherwise!
But film stock was destroyed to recover the silver.