Erm.................I'm not an enthusiast (well, I am), but I have helped produce stuff for the Formula 1 TV and BBC4 in the past. I shoot and edit my own motorsport DVD's & have worked in television for the past 25 years too, just not in this sort of field. Still didn't get an answer for the privce for all of this. Does anyone even have a BALLPARK figure for licencing series from the BBC?
..and of course no good deed goes unpunished as granny use to say.
If you were starting from fresh You would need a thick skin to put up with what companies like Network have to put up with so called enthusiasts' IE you struggle to get copyright clearance and a release into the DVD packet , taking a gamble that somebody is actually going to buy it and then all you get is complaints "the advert breaks are missing" "the music coming out the radio in scene 10 is missing" " there is a blob of dirt on frame 111889900" "its in black and white" " there is a hum" " the Australian one is so much better" " the DVD case is terrible"
moan! moan! moan !
and all you were trying to do is help these people relive their memories
Peter highlights yet another possible 'pit of vipers' to negotiate if trying to get an individual series release.
I know sometimes episodes of some (seemingly lost) programmes 'turn up', but for The Troubleshooters (never repeated on TV) I think we have "HAD IT", as they say! I just feel that nothing will now ever turn up.
I am really disappointed by this.
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2009 15:59:58 GMT by Peter Kane
I have also just been told by someone, that the 'BBC Globe' at the beginning of the clip, is not the BBC domestic globe of the time. It has been suggested that it is "from an an export print saved by another country".
You know, I thought I didn't 'quite' remember it (or that 'ding-dong' music) as ever being exactly like that - though I'm not too clear how good my memory is!
I wonder . . . if this clip is indeed from an "export print" (?) could this mean that prints of The Troubleshooters series itself, may still exist somewhere around the world?
I really hope so, but whether we will ever find out, I doubt it!
Looks to me like the BBC-1 globe as was in use in the U.K. 1968-9 so the t/r was either made from a transmission here or the person who uploaded the clip has tagged it on himself!
It is the 68-69 globe indeed, complete with 'jingle' - unfortunately the episode "Boys and Girls Come Out to Play" was tx'd on 13/7/70 so it would have been preceded by the first colour globe when it actually went out...
There is a real surname Izzard (presume that was how it was spelled), as in Brian Izzard who produced or directed stuff at LWT, among others. So it could have been unintentional. Who knows? You can find double entendres in anything if you look hard enough (no pun intended!)