What next? Jun 13, 2018 13:48:35 GMT
Post by John Wall on Jun 13, 2018 13:48:35 GMT
Stuff still gets into weird places. One of my Dad's friends found that his late grandfather had a highlight reel of the 1936 Olympic Field Hockey Final -- that he never knew his family had and was thought to have been destroyed during Partition (1947) -- sometime during The Great Recession. It's now on YouTube. It's not in great shape but it's far better than nothing.
I still maintain that Embassies and other diplomatic offices of the British government would be good places to check. AFAIK, no one has checked them, as time-consuming as it would undoubtedly be to check. I know a few people who quit the diplomatic corps since 20 January 2017 who told me that stuff like missing episodes would land at the Embassy or some other outpost -- including favourite restaurants, bars, etc.
I have always believed that some of the rumours about what is in private hands were true. Although no one here believes it, I KNOW that the opening minutes of Episode 1 of The Power of the Daleks and a longer version of Katarina's death scene are in private hands because I have seen them. I remember clearly the time I was told that if I thought that every film that the BBC ordered destroyed was actually destroyed, then I am as crazy as the people who ordered their destruction -- why wouldn't these people take some home instead?
Can you contact www.hockeymuseum.net about that 1936 reel please? I don’t know if it exists elsewhere.