4Extra have just finished an almost complete run of this series, but they didn't broadcast Series 3, eps 11, 12 & 14. Do they not have those 3 episodes?
I noticed some episodes have had parts edited in from a lesser quality (off-air) source. Presumably they used transcription versions which are always shorter, and re-instated the missing material. I wonder if they maybe have off-airs for the missing 3 but not a corresponding transcription version, and didn't want to inflict a whole half hour of lesser sound quality on the listeners?
Sounds like the expertese of Keith Wickham in restoring the programmes from tapes and t'discs. He is busy working his magic for R4X. You could contact him on Facebook. He has contacts with the Archives. He's good at responding to genuine enquiries.
There are other folks on here who might be able to find the missing eps.
These eps. are available from a private site ...
BBC Light Programme - 1961 - Something to Shout About - Series 2 by Myles Rudge Ronnie Wolfe Narrated by: Warren Mitchell Joan Sims Fenella Fielding Michael Medwin Eleanor Summerfield Nicholas Phipps
Classic BBC sitcom - a light-hearted expose of the advertising world
S02E01 (Broadcast 2 January 1961) Maggie wins an award for a cold-cure ad. Then she catches a cold before the ceremony.
S02E02 (Broadcast 9 January 1961) When the ad agency takes on a campaign for a new high-tech lock - it works too well.
S02E03 (Broadcast 16 January 1961) Out to promote new bubbling bath salts, the ad agency hits some jumbo-sized snags.
S02E04 (Broadcast 23 January 1961) Janet's turfed out of her flat - and the whole ad agency ends up losing sleep.
S02E05 (Broadcast 30 January 1961) Michael changes jobs after failing to get a pay rise - but quickly regrets his actions.
S02E06 (Broadcast 6 February 1961) The team finds a novel use for the cake mix they’re supposed to be advertising.
S02E07 (Broadcast 13 February 1961) To get Mavis a better job, her agency colleagues try an ‘Eliza Doolittle’ transformation.
S02E08 (Broadcast 20 February 1961) When the film is ruined from a Paris photoshoot, the ad agency must reshoot - on a budget.
S02E09 (Broadcast 27 February 1961) Janet starts dating a BBC announcer, resulting in Michael become insanely jealous.
S02E10 (Broadcast 6 March 1961) Janet wants to learn to drive and buy a car. Her colleagues won’t stand in her way!
S02E11 (Broadcast 13 March 1961) Can the advertising team meet the needs of a demanding kitchen furniture company?
S02E12 (Broadcast 20 March 1961) Janet and Mavis are obliged to sit an exam in order to get a rise.
S02E13 (Broadcast 27 March 1961) Mavis’s new beatnik boyfriend makes her dizzier than ever.
S02E14 (Broadcast 3 April 1961) Mamma mia! There’s trouble on the menu when Mavis and Janet volunteer to help at Luigi’s café.
S02E15 (Broadcast 10 April 1961) Confusion over a Russian guest means that Janet has to step into the limelight.
S02E16 (Broadcast 17 April 1961) Maggie asks her friends to help fix-up a cottage she’s bought. What could go wrong?
S02E17 (Broadcast 24 April 1961) To promote a posh store’s Bridal Week event, the agency organises a live TV wedding.
S02E18 (Broadcast 1 May 1961) Lines get very crossed thanks to the advertising agency’s switchboard.
S02E19 (Broadcast 8 May 1961) A turnip for the books when the agency is asked to help shift 500 tons of root vegetables.
S02E20 (Broadcast 15 May 1961) A dog owned by Janet’s beatnik friend lands a role in an ad campaign for new savoury snacks.
S02E21 (Broadcast 22 May 1961) With holiday fever in the air, Mavis is persuaded to head to Nice.
BBC Light Programme - 1960 - Something to Shout About - Series 1 by Myles Rudge Ronnie Wolfe Narrated by: Warren Mitchell Joan Sims Fenella Fielding Michael Medwin Eleanor Summerfield Nicholas Phipps Classic BBC sitcom - a light-hearted expose of the advertising world
S01E01 (Broadcast 5 July 1960) Scared he'll be sacked if he doesn't find a new client, Michael Lightfoot and the advertising agency team battle to woo an American businessman to win the account for his secret new product.
S01E02 (Broadcast 12 July 1960) As baffled customers boycott a new orangeade drink, the advertising team must get devious.
S01E03 (Broadcast 19 July 1960) Brave Michael volunteers to shed some pounds for the team's ad campaign for slimmer's bread.
S01E04 (Broadcast 26 July 1960) The ad agency team must stage a play to try and win an account for blankets.
S01E05 (Broadcast 2 August 1960) Fishy goings on as the ad agency team battle to take the humble kipper upmarket.
S01E06 (Broadcast 9 August 1960) A new recruit unsettles the cosy daily routine at the advertising agency.
S01E07 (Broadcast 16 August 1960) The advertising agency is hired to put a glamorous spin on a dreary seaside holiday camp in Gritley Bay.
S01E08 (Broadcast 23 August 1960) A cigarette TV advertising campaign causes a headache, until an unlikely star crops up.
S01E09 (Broadcast 30 August 1960) A new kind of biscuit, but does the ad agency's campaign have a large hole in it?
S01E10 (Broadcast 6 September 1960) Uproar in the ad agency when the women discover that the men get paid more!
S01E11 (Broadcast 13 September 1960) The ad agency searches for a big name to endorse a men's hair grooming product.
S01E12 (Broadcast 20 September 1960) The ad agency hires bird-brained talent for a new campaign to promote rum.
S01E13 (Broadcast 27 September 1960) Maggie's got butterflies in her stomach, after the ad agency's campaign for indigestion tablets.
All episodes were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme
Series 1: July 5 to September 27 1960 (13 episodes)
The Arrival Of Mr. Pimslow The Squench Account Slimmer Slice Bread Charlie Higgin’s Play The Kipper Marketing Board Mr. Giddy Jr. Visits The Firm The Gritley Bay Holiday Camp A New Brand Of Cigarettes Niblo Foods’ Biscuits A Bonus For The Employees Brick Stanton The Parrot Fruity Henderson
Series 2: January 2 to May 22 1961 (21 episodes)
Presto Cold Cure Door Locks The Elephant Janet’s Flat Michael’s New Job Cousin Martha’s Cake Mix Mr. Blythe’s Assistant The Trip To Paris Brian Sackville Janet Learns To Drive The Kitchen Sink Mr. Blythe’s Examination Instant Welsh Rarebit Mr. Williams’s Product The Russian Product The Caravan Burridge’s Store The Bedtime Drink Turnips Niblo’s Savoury Squares Mavis’s Holiday
Series 3: October 2 1961 to February 12 1962 (20 episodes)
Dog Biscuits The Firm’s Annual Dinner The Firm’s Nurse Income Tax Dinner With Mr. Spearman Janet’s Birthday The Shampoo Commercial Adrian’s Ceiling Janet’s Uncle The Italian Contract The Song Contest The Horse Trough The Christmas Party Mr. Park’s Exercises The West End Play Mavis’s Cousin Shirley The Scottish Stout The Seaside Town The Artist The Cow
Stephen, you and I extensively analysed 'Lines..' (from my Grandfather's Forehead) on this forum and privately, and found absolutely no evidence of anything being withheld for PC reasons. The 3 episodes plus 1 small sketch which are not broadcast by 4 Extra are down to rights issues, as Keith Wickham confirmed.
On the other hand, you never know, because what 4 Extra actually censors continues to amaze me. I noticed that a recently started run of King St Junior began with episode 2, presumably because episode 1 involves flu going around, something that we would all currently find too upsetting!
Assorted people assert that all episodes are in the archive, but I suspect they are mostly just copying each other's scripts and there's a lack of pudding offered to eat for proof. The Radioechoes episodes are from series 1, I think.