A bit of early 2010 good news. On Monday this week, an edition of the BBC series 'Scene' entitled 'Let There Be Light' written by Alan Plater was returned to the BBC studios at the Mailbox in Birmingham. The film was one of three black and white 16mm optical sound films returned by the Media Archive for Central England at the University of Leicester, the other two being already surviving editions of Play School.
The films were supplied to the University by BBC Enterprises in the 1970's.
Thanks for telling us, Paul. A bit of good news. Can you say what the date of the episode is? Is Scene fairly complete in the archives or are many missing? I only know about the drama episodes which seem to mainly exist. Is this a rare drama missing item?
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2010 16:41:37 GMT by davemachin
I'd like to thank Kaleidoscope for their Lost Shows website as it was via that source that I identified it as a missing 'Scene' when it came into MACE. Even for us working in 'the trade' it's not always easy to find out what's what in archive TV. So thanks guys.
As was stated in the aforementioned thread response by Phil Leach who stated his thanks to Kaleidoscope as well,as was their great search database which recognized this material to be missing from the archives through a search on lostshows.com.Many thanks to all here who are trying so tirelessly to research and attempt to recover this classic material for future generations! ;D
Thanks for posting news here in regards to this fascinating discovery.As has been mentioned elsewhere already,2010 is off to a great start with The Goodies footage being found in Australia,the Bus Stop TOTP 66 footage,No Hiding Place (1962,20min footage),add to that this edition of Scene,hope this trend holds thought the year!Great work to all involved here in all of these discoveries, as well is great as well that a thread section of the site has been set up to showcase recovered materials for 2010,sterling stuff as they say!Excellent work again here!