Well this could be amazing.....if the footage can be salvaged to a reasonable quality. Fingers crossed.
Must admit I hadn't heard of 'Lift Off With Ayshea' before now....and after searching for more information about the show I realise why: almost the entire series was wiped in an administrative 'mix up' during the series intended digitisation/preservation.
Still, on a lighter note I saw a picture of Ayshea and immediately exclaimed to myself 'hang on, I recognise her, she was in UFO'! And indeed she was. Small world.
The emphasis there is on potentially. BBC teletext says it may
be included in the docu.
The tape may be too fragile etc.
I'm worried they are seizing on this to give the docu maximum publicity.
I'd love to know who these mystery tapers were in the late 60's and early 70's. Presumably you'd have to live near London to get one of these machines. What would they have cost? The equivalent of a car?
Great Radio Times cover of the Deviant One. He really does look the biz!
That digitisation error, it it genuinely happened as reported, seems fairly extraordinary. Are we aware of anything like that having happened before with TV archive material? I have a vague memory that perhaps an EastEnders episode was junked in error during archiving to D3?