Post by Paul Vanezis on Sept 10, 2009 10:54:07 GMT
The missing three programmes of the 1980 series of the midlands regional programme 'Look! Hear!' have been returned to the BBC.
The three editions feature live performances from 'The Selecter', The Beat', 'Magnum', 'Diamondhead' and 'The Delegation'. All the other editions of the series from 1977 to 1981 survive on their original tapes.
These recordings were made directly from the quad TX masters before the tapes were wiped and are in very good playable condition on VHS.
The transmission dates are:
4. 29/01/1980 - Music from 'Diamondhead' & 'The Selecter' 5. 05/02/1980 - Music from 'Delegation' & 'The Beat' 7. 26/02/1980 - Music from 'Magnum' & 'The Swinging Cats'
Post by Paul Vanezis on Sept 10, 2009 13:39:16 GMT
I'm happy for others to post the details on my behalf. I'm transferring the material later and I'll post a track listing tonight. From a cursory look at episode 4 (of which there are two different transfers) Diamondhead do 'Streets of Gold' and 'Helpless' and The Selecter do 'Three Minute Hero', 'Every Day' and 'Too Much Pressure'. These are genuine live performances and in the case of 'Too Much Pressure' where the audience invades the stage and try to get the mikes off Pauline Black et al, the set was reprised at the end of the series in episode 8 (which does exist) but with the credits rolling over part of it.
I should thank John Holmes, a radio presenter at BBC Radio Nottingham and former 'Look! Hear!' presenter for loaning me his copies.
We now have a complete catalogue of 'Look! Hear!'.