I enjoyed hearing extracts from the Randolph Tapes. I was very impressed by the sound quality of the recordings.
I’ve identified the mystery US comedy clip at the end of the podcast. It’s from the beginning of an episode of the Monkees called ‘Monkee See, Monkee Die’. This was broadcast on BBC-1 on 07 January 1967, straight after episode 4 of 'The Highlanders’.
Indeed and I am really impressed with how many people knew it! I'm glad you enjoyed the episode!
From the Archive Episode 13: The Box of Delights with Renny Rye
Link at bottom of description! For many of us, our festive viewing includes the groundbreaking 1984 BBC television adaptation of The Box Of Delights. This has enthralled viewers for 35 years. We have decided that we needed to celebrate this milestone by having a conversation with the director of this incredible serial, Renny Rye. Take a listen as we talk with Renny about his career and how he got connected with The Box of Delights. It’s a fun conversation that spans not only that series but some of his other work too.
We are also happy to finally bring everyone the second part of our interview with Richard Marson. If you recall way back to Episode 10, we talked with Richard about the his documentary, Tales of Television Centre but this time we talk about what it actually was like to work within BBC Television Centre and how fun and how difficult it could be working there. This is a great conversation with some really smart analysis on how the BBC works.
Sprinkled into the episode is some clips from the missing 1971 Boxing Day edition of The Golden Shot. Clips include Bob Monkhouse, Alfie Bass, Stephen Lewis, and a performance from Mary Hopkin. These are some wonderful archive clips that haven’t been heard in nearly 50 years! If you have feedback or questions you would like to have read on the podcast or general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you! This podcast is a co-production between From the Archive: A British Television Blog and Kaleidoscope. Thank you for listening.
LIVE STREAM TODAY! Now streaming on Twitter too! The From the Archive British Television LIVE CHAT is today streaming on multiple pages/platforms (see below) with our special guest Richard Marson! Richard is known for previously being the editor for Blue Peter, worked on Top of the Pops, directed the documentary Tales of Television Centre and of course is a prolific author including “Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan-Turner! Send questions to Richard through the chat room for him to answer. This will be totally interactive! Richard has brought along some rare clips that we will be playing during our broadcast. This is going to be a ton of fun! It should be casual, civil & fun! Please join the chat Sunday at 9pm UK time/3pm CST. Hope to see you there and let's have some fun! You can access this chat on the following pages today: