Your venture seems like a worthy one - I'll try to get some details together about the Northern Irish transmissions, which should provide you with some of the missing episode titles, and may answer the question about whether STV held them on tape for long after broadcast.
Okay. The initial Northern Irish screenings were late-night affairs, running from September 1963 to February 1964. I have no clue regarding how to reconcile them with the original STV screenings. Towards the end, there's a few episode titles which William doesn't have yet.
The second batch of Northern Irish screenings ran from April to August 1964 and were broadcast on Sunday afternoons among various adventure and kids series. They appear to start with repeats of 1962 episodes followed by episodes from the Winter 1963 series. I am not sure they follow the original STV order - The Holiday is repeated in a different position within the run.
Sundays @ 4.05pm
05/04/1964 – Unknown Title 12/04/1964 – Unknown Title (Unconfirmed)
Sundays @3.05pm 19/04/1964 – The Pen Pal 26/04/1964 – The Doners 03/05/1964 – Unknown Title 10/05/1964 – Unknown Title (tx @ 3.10pm) 17/05/1964 – The Princess 24/05/1964 – The So’Jers 31/05/1964 – The Holiday 07/06/1964 – The Rivals 14/06/1964 – Night Club 21/06/1964 – Banditos 28/06/1964 – Unknown Title
Break caused by technician's strike
Sunday @ 5.15pm 12/07/1964 – The House Warming (tx @ 5.10pm) 19/07/1964 – The Wallet 25/07/1964 – Unknown Title 02/08/1964 – Unknown Title 09/08/1964 – Unknown Title
The third and final run of Francie and Josie on UTV is quite fascinating as UTV attempted to broadcast the first and second batches of 1965 episodes as one continuous block. This means that four episodes, starting with Luck of The ---?, debuted on Northern Irish screens rather than Scottish ones. This had a consequence at the end of the run though as UTV ran out of episodes, meaning that the final two episodes were eventually screened almost three months later than the rest.
It is interesting to note that, despite having repeated Francie and Josie episodes from 1962 the previous year, UTV didn't fill the gap with further repeats. This raises the question as to whether the tapes of the pre-1965 episodes were still existent at that point.
Saturdays @ 6.35pm
17/04/1965 – The Good Deed 24/04/1965 – The Decoy 01/05/1965 – Unknown Episode 08/05/1965 – The Stowaways 15/05/1965 – Unknown Episode 22/05/1965 – Unknown Episode 29/05/1965 – The Toff 05/06/1965 – The Luck of The ---? 12/06/1965 – Unknown Episode 19/06/1965 – Lovebirds 26/06/1965 – Unknown Episode
Post by williammcgregor on Feb 3, 2015 20:27:02 GMT
Just back from the library today and it appears that their were no new episodes of The Adventures of Francie and Josie shown in 1964?(only repeats!?) this could have been due to their heavy theatre workload?
Anyway the 1963 series was repeated like this on STV...
Sunday's 5:15 to 5:45pm
09/02/64 The Princess
16/02/64 The So'jers
01/03/64 The Rivals
08/03/64 Night Club
15/03/64 The Banditos
22/03/64 The Stamp Collectors
29/03/64 The Matchmakers
05/04/64 House Warming
12/04/64 The Wallet (*updated thanks to Mike Jones information)
19/04/64 The Odd Job
P.S. I've updated a bit episode information on the previous 1963 series post
Not great, I dont even think Anglia broadcast the full series. ATV would have also been a bad bet. Only company which would have been the best chance would be Granada, OR the stations which become Thames in 68.
Post by williammcgregor on Sept 8, 2015 13:57:00 GMT
I found the synopses for two Francie and Josie 1963 episodes at the library today in the wee gem of a TV Magazine named "The Viewer"
13/11/63"The Housewarming" Auntie Jessie moves out. And Josie moves in. This, he claims, is an event to be celebrated...with a house warming party, but no hot peas and totty crisps for them. They mean to do it a la latest women's magazine.
11/12/63"The Glesca Gallants" a clout on the head - and Josie is transported back to days of old when knights were bold. And when he, Sir Josie of Sauchiehall, and Sir Francie de Gorbals - two Glesca Gallants fought two "Sassenach Sody-heids" for the fair hands of two comely bits of stuff!
I have updated this information onto the 1963 series details on page 1 of this thread.