Post by laurencepiper on May 13, 2010 11:02:03 GMT
I would hazard a guess and say it does exist (at the BBC, you mean). As it's a colour film report - many of which do survive, in addition to some of the actual programmes, i'd imagine it's a copy of the insert which the BBC will have themselves anyway. I don't know this for a fact though and any official confirmation from someone in the know would be welcome. Unless, of course, they acquired it from the BBC at the time it was being discarded and is the only copy.
Does anyone know for sure?
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Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on May 13, 2010 11:37:27 GMT
Just got this email from BBC archiving (extract)
That's very interesting about the LNLU film, as it is missing - specifically we have a record of it existing but it is listed as officially missing, whereas Infax does not normally list missing programmes from the 60s. So now we know where it went! I will get our archive team to get in touch with the University of Brighton and see if we can arrange its return.
well done for doing this. just shows what can be done with a little effort. keep up the good work!
Agreed ! Well done Ray !
Hacker: You said you'd heard this rumour, I said is it true, you said yes! Bernard: I said yes, it was true that it was a rumour. Hacker: You said you heard it was true! Bernard: No, I said it was true that I heard it!
I'm not sure, in truth. the BFI listed some LNLU's, but I'm not sure what they've actually got!
This is also pretty early colour footage too, shot in May '68. The BBC had been showing programmes in colour less than a year!
Ah, that's probably the BFI's usual confusing database stuff then. Just a listing of some LNLU material that was made but no indication as to whether it exists or not (at the BBC or BFI or anywhere else). Not a complete listing of all the editions made either so of little real use!
Amazingly, the BBC actually have a b/w t/r of the very first LNLU edition that went out in colour (April 20th, 1967), as a one-off on the third anniversary of the start of the channel. Now, if someone would perform colour recovery (and VidFire) on it...
That's my eventual hope anyway. It's an important enough item to warrant it, in my view.
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