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DISCOVERY 345 - Washer Carry On
David Jacobs is joined by Carry On actor Kenneth Connor to look at the latest range of washing machines on offer from Servis. The title is a deliberate pun on What a Carry On and sees Connor in Carry On Regardless mode.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2018 16:02:11 GMT by John Green
ISCOVERY 354 - Tommy Cooper Invites You to Join Him at the Food Fair Comedian Tommy Cooper visits the 1960 National Food Exhibition in Cardiff in an advertising magazine programme presented by Pearl Caitlin and Michael Blythe. TWW TX 9/10/1960
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2018 16:04:11 GMT by John Green
One of today's recoveries announced by Chris Perry via Kaleidoscopes Facebook page Chris Perry Admin · 3 hrs DISCOVERY 380 – Top of the Pops – tx: 22.6.1973
Ever heard of the PVL collection? A collection of early video recordings made by a BBC engineer. Well, he let someone copy them and they now can be found all over the internet. Well… or so we all thought. But in 2017 Kaleidoscope were allowed access to the original tapes, and we have been examining them ever since. And it seems that the person who made the copies that circulate online deliberately missed bits out. In fact, someone seems to have taken a complete show and deliberately messed with it to make it incomplete.
The 22.6.1973 show was believed incomplete. Every copy online has been edited. But it does exist complete. The Slade track that had been edited out is not missing.
22/06/1973 Geordie Can You Do It - Chart Rundown 22/06/1973 Junior Campbell Sweet Illusion Tape damage 22/06/1973 Peters & Lee Welcome Home 22/06/1973 Barry White I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby BBC promo clip 22/06/1973 The Hotshots Snoopy vs The Red Baron 22/06/1973 Pan’s People Dancing to Paul Simon ‘Take Me To The Mardi Gras’ 22/06/1973 Slade NEW FIND Sqweeze Me Pleeze Me Slade in Studio 22/06/1973 Wings Live And Let Die ‘Clean’ title sequence promo clip 22/06/1973 Dave Edmunds Born To Be With You 22/06/1973 10cc Rubber Bullets
22/06/1973 Mott The Hoople Honaloochie Boogie - Credits Studio dancers only – no Mott The Hoople
DJ Kenny Everett Music director Johnny Pearson Choreography by Flick Colby Produced by Johnnie Stewart Directed by Johnnie Stewart A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 22.06.1973
Reel to reel videotape transferred to digibeta and digital file.
Furthermore, a number of other editions have longer edits including DJ links:
06/07/1973 Blue Mink Randy 06/07/1973 Link NEW FIND 06/07/1973 Mungo Jerry Alright Alright Alright 06/07/1973 Link NEW FIND 06/07/1973 Linda Lewis Rock-A-Doodle-Doo 06/07/1973 Link NEW FIND 06/07/1973 Pan’s People Dancing to Chairmen Of The Board ‘Finders Keepers’ DJ Noel Edmonds Music director Johnny Pearson Choreography by Flick Colby Produced by Johnnie Stewart Directed by Johnnie Stewart A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 06.07.1973
20/07/1973 The Osmonds Going Home Polydor promo clip 20/07/1973 Brief snippet of link NEW FIND
20/07/1973 Albert Hammond Free Electric Band
20/07/1973 Brief snippet of link NEW FIND 20/07/1973 Suzi Quatro 48 Crash
20/07/1973 Link NEW FIND
20/07/1973 Pan’s People Dancing to Al Martino ‘Spanish Eyes’
20/07/1973 Link NEW FIND
20/07/1973 Nazareth Bad Bad Boy
DJ Tony Blackburn Music director Johnny Pearson Choreography by Flick Colby Produced by Johnnie Stewart Directed by Johnnie Stewart A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 20.07.1973
31/08/1973 Barry Blue Chart Rundown 31/08/1973 Link NEW FIND 31/08/1973 10cc The Dean And I 31/08/1973 Wizzard Angel Fingers 31/08/1973 Link NEW FIND 31/08/1973 Pans People Dancing to The Detroit Emeralds ‘I Think Of You’ 31/08/1973 David Essex Rock On DJ Noel Edmonds Music director Johnny Pearson Choreography by Flick Colby Produced by Johnnie Stewart Directed by Johnnie Stewart A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 31.08.1973
17/01/1974 Mud Tiger Feet 17/01/1974 Cliff Richard Take Me High 17/01/1974 Link NEW FIND 17/01/1974 Stealer’s Wheel Star 17/01/1974 Pans People Dancing to Cozy Powell ‘Dance With The Devil’ 17/01/1974 Alvin Stardust My Coo-Ca-Choo 07/02/1974 T-Rex Teenage Dream 07/02/1974 Mud Tiger Feet DJ Tony Blackburn Music director Johnny Pearson Choreography by Flick Colby Produced by Robin Nash Directed by Robin Nash A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 07.02.1974
Reel to reel videotapes transferred to digibeta and digital file.
DISCOVERY/RECOVERY 452 - Censor Clips – various series and episodes, extracts only.
Recovered from the National Archives of Australia (NAA), the second batch of sequences cut from BBC and ITV film prints in the 1960s/1970s. A mixture of brief and longer clips of material deemed unsuitable for Australian audiences.
Benbow Was His Name tx: 7.5.1964 BBC Champion House – The Second Freedom tx: 11.6.1967 BBC Champion House – Before a Fall tx: 24.9.1967 BBC Champion House – Don’t Let Your Right Hand tx: 2.5.1968 BBC Champion House – The Golden Fleece tx: 23.5.1968 BBC Comedy Playhouse – Thankyou Sir, Thankyou Madam tx: 31.5.1968 BBC The Likely Lads – Anchors Aweigh tx: 9.7.1966 BBC Dusty - Episode 5 tx: 15.9.1966 BBC On The Margin – Episode 5 tx: 7.12.1966 BBC Till Death Us Do Part – Sex Before Marriage tx: 2.1.1967 BBC World of the Beachcomber – Episode 13 tx: 22.4.1968 BBC Z Cars – Not a Bad Lad Really tx: 14.4.1969 BBC Z Cars – Double Game tx: 9.6.1969 BBC Playhouse – The Kindness of Mrs Radcliffe 23.9.1968 Thames Intrigue tx: 1966 ABC Premiere – Night of the Talavera tx: 9.10.1968 Thames The Queen St Gang – Bringing Home the Bacon 22.8.1968 Rediffusion The Rat Catchers – The Umbrella tx: 16.3.1966 Rediffusion The Rat Catchers – Rendezvous Vienna tx : 8.12.1966 Rediffusion The Rat Catchers – Heel of Achilles tx: 23.2.1967 Rediffusion The Sex Game – Return Match tx: 20.11.1968 Thames
16mm telerecordings transferred to 4k HD file.
Thanks to Alan at Roobarb for passing the news on.
DISCOVERY 453 – It’s a Knockout – Heat 5, Cardiff Originally transmitted 21.08.1970
The BBC’s holdings of domestic ‘It’s A Knockout’ programmes prior to 1975 are very patchy indeed, with only 8 editions (from 52) surviving in some form between 1966 and 1974. The situation with the international series, often referred to by the BBC as ‘Jeux Sans Frontières’ to distinguish it from the domestic competitions, was much the same. Prior to this new find, the BBC held just 6 from 60 programmes, only 4 of which contained English commentaries. However, all editions (1965-1982) are held in European archives, with commentaries – depending on the national archive – in Dutch, Flemish, French, German and Italian.
One particular recording, in French, of the fifth JSF heat of 1970 from Cardiff (broadcast live to Europe on 5.8.1970 and shown later on BBC1 on 21.8.1970) has proved to be of particular significance, as the last 45 minutes of the programme features no French commentary and the sound cuts instead to the audio feed from the British venue and the English-language presentation by David Vine and Eddie Waring. (Additionally, the English commentary can also be heard in the earlier section at a lower level under the French commentary.)
The edition, staged in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, featured a British team from Lowestoft, who had qualified for the international event by narrowly beating a team from nearby Great Yarmouth in May of 1970 (a programme which is lost, though film footage of the teams’ training survives in the East Anglian Film Archive and can be seen on their website). The French holding of the 1970 Cardiff ‘Jeux Sans Frontières’ is a B/W film recording, somewhat zoomed in on the image and lacking definition. However, it has been possible to combine the soundtrack from this recording with a colour videotaped source from Germany, resulting in a colour recording with that has been returned to the BBC archive. There are, however, three short sections of damage to the German videotape, each resulting in a loss of picture, and the missing footage at these points has been reinstated from the French B/W source.
This recovery sees the earliest surviving English language commentary from the ‘Jeux Sans Frontières’ series retrieved and synchronised with a colour recording thanks to the efforts of Alan Hayes who has worked tirelessly to create this restored version.
Thanks to Steve Davis once again for passing on this news.