"Interseting stuff though, and if it wasn't for the dedicated fans, the state of the BBC radio archive would be infinitely worse, and I think many fan groups could learn a lot from the generosity of the DAAS in their sharing of material."
I quite agree, and the groups that I belong to certainly have returned, or have tried to return, a lot of material to the BBC in the past few years (with several thousand hours of material between us, we have not only helped with complete series restorations, but have provided recordings of rare and special historical events, and many, many, one off shows). You will find that The Hancock Society, The Goon Show Preservation Society, The Navy Lark Appreciation Society and The Kenneth Williams Appreciation Society, like the DAAS, always do their utmost to help out when we can. I don't know quite what your problem is, but I hope that you manage to sort it out! Until then I rest easy knowing I have done my bit ;D
Post by Private Walker on Jan 13, 2004 17:41:53 GMT
Good article on Dad's Army etc from Treasure Hunt website (quote)
" BBC archivists are sifting through offers of other radio and television material made by the public and former programme makers since the hunt began. The programmes they need are those from before 1980 when home video and cassette recorders came into use.
Anyone who wants more details about this treasure hunt or to offer any programmes should contact the BBC website or call 0208 576 9501. "
Well it looks like we have nearly had the whole of the platoon post now, so perhaps if we can't find the lost shows, we can get you altogether to remake them. Be a bit more imaginative with your usernames, and perhaps register. This way you can say all you want to in one message and not clog the board!
Post by Private Walker on Jan 13, 2004 18:45:19 GMT
I'm a member of the Dad's Army Appreciation Society, and get a lot of exlusive material through them, I can quite honestly say that it is worth the money!
UK) Annual Subscription is £7.00 for one year or £18.00 for three years. Annual Junior membership (under 14) £5.00 Overseas is £8.00 (15 Euros) for one year or £22.00 (35 Euros) for three years . Subscriptions commence in September of each year, and are pro rata if joining before. (eg £1.50 per issue UK or £2.00 overseas)
Commander-in-Chief Jack Wheeler 8 Sinodun Road Wallingford Oxon OX10 8AA
Do you have to pay for each name you apply under as I am sure in your case it works out expensive - at least they only have to send the one newsletter to the Vicar's office, Church Hall, Walmington on Sea