after saying that the play is missing, they haven't replied, this could probably be just because they haven'y been on the site to reply yet though. If it is a hoax, it seems odd to make one on a music festival website, and not somewhere like here?
I would point out that the post - and thread - in question date from last June, so it's perhaps not too suprising the poster hasn't seen your reply.
No, they replied to my orignal post on the greenman site, a few hours after I made a post expressing an interest in how they got to see the play, and if they had a copy. They replied with a link to an imdb style site showing a list of the cast of the play, etc.
When I replied again, asking specifically how they got to see the play and saying that according to the bbc and bfi, it was missing, they didn't reply. This could just be because they haven't seen the post though.
If it is a hoax, it seems an odd place to do it, amongst people who I would of thought wouldn't of known a detailed history of the bbc's archive policy in the 70s.
Very intriguing. I watched this play when it was shown as a standalone drama. Would dearly love to see it again. Because it was shown twice I've always had a sneaking feeling it might exist somewhere. I was disappointed it wasn't found in Bob Monkhouse's collection. I mean, the bloke had filled 50,000 tapes over the years and yet nothing of interest to me was recovered.
I've now read the post referred to. Something tells me it's genuine. It's the way the wording is so specific. A clean copy, not a telerecording. Why would someone be so precise on this detail if they were talking bullshit. He's not vague. He states most definitely it was at the BFI where he saw it. I won't get my hopes up too much, but this is promising.