You've got Muddy Waters, Stirling Moss and Tommy Trinder as missing on your list....but then below you've got that they are on YouTube.
A couple of years ago,Channel had a proper go through their archive,and posted some gems,including an interview with little Jimmy Page,but we've had no formal announcement of what's turned up. It would be really nice if all the 'A Chance to Meet...'survive.
There's a sort of popularity poll in the number of views Channel's interviews have had e.g.
Tommy Cooper...81,000 John le Mesurier...70,000 Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce...112,000 Kevin Keegan...782 Jon Pertwee...3,500 Gerald Durrell...34,000 Sterling Moss...107 Barbera Woodhouse...28,000 Muddy Waters...41,000 Jimmy Page 1963 interview...278,000
I think it's wonderful that they've taken the trouble to upload these; they've obviously been popular. Well...most of them!
Last Edit: May 20, 2018 11:03:04 GMT by John Green
Thanks to the Genome project,I've discovered who was in the missing shows from the seventies: 28/3/1971 Lord George-Brown.(sic). 19/9/1971 Harold Wilson. 10/10/1971 Hugh Bishop. 7/11/1971 Vic Feather. 14/11/1971 Brig.Sir Bernard Fergusson. 2/9/1973 May Homms.
Lostshows listing for the BBC A Chance to Meet has been revised,I think, in the last few years and now has:
Series 1 28.03.1971 With Lord George Brown One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost. 19.09.1971 With The Rt Hon Harold Wilson (missing) 10.10.1971 With Father Hugh Bishop (missing) 07.11.1971 With Vic Feather (missing) 14.11.1971 With Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost. Series 3 02.09.1973 With May Hobbs (missing)
It looks as though the subjects of the interviews have been added, but were the sequences listed in the past? (I see Genome has May Hobbs as 'May Homms'!)
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2020 18:20:36 GMT by John Green