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by stearn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 4012

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

I know nothing about film, per se, but do remember reading something in a magazine about a series being released in full for the first time (vague nagging doubt says Babylon 5). I got the impression the cameras in studios at the time were built for movies, so cinema screen size rather than 35mm, and...
by stearn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 19
Views: 9711

Re: Members past and present

The first three are all still active, but elsewhere, I don't know about Penfold. Twitter, Facebook etc. have all replaced a more static forum like this for the ease of general chat, but nothing quite matches a static forum for reference and research. Of course, the glory days of not being able to ke...
by stearn
Tue May 26, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 4694

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

I was backing up from the hosting side. Mirroring the directory structure of the site and backing up the available databases hosted on the site. I grabbed all I could. Until January I didn't have access to the backup facility within the software, and I only asked for that when I found I couldn't rep...
by stearn
Tue May 26, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 4694

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

A quick update. I have gone back through my most recent drive and have periodic backups for both the old and new forums going back 6 years. There may be more on older drives, but it is unlikely to help as the file size for the old forum SQL file stays constant over those 6 years, which is what I wou...
by stearn
Mon May 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 4694

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

OK, there is good news and bad news. The good news is I backed everything up that I had access to, both in 2017 and in January. I can look at the old forum data, but it stops dead sometime in 2009. The new forum picks up in December 2012. Threads from the old forum aren't indexed on WayBackMachine s...
by stearn
Mon May 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

Sorry about the forum. The data has all been retained and I'll see about finding the relevant thread and manually posting it here.
by stearn
Sat May 23, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

I'm sure this has been asked in various places before, but does anyone know if the IBA (or whatever it was called at the various times) kept a record of the Programmes as Broadcast (PasB) in the same way the BBC have. Was it down to the individual franchise holders, or the authority as the broadcast...
by stearn
Fri May 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

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: 1553

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: 7943

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: 12555

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: 12555

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: 12555

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: 12555

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: 12555

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: 12555

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: 16792

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: 16792

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: 15957

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: 4694

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: 3244

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: 4333

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: 3244

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: 3029

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: 12877

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: 12877

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...