'I doubt it. At about £600 in 1975 money to buy a VCR it would have been beyond the budget of most students.'
i think its possible that some students would have access to vcr's at the universities. i certainly did when i was there and was able to use kit way above anything i could afford. Also i imagine some parents would have recorded the show if their children were on it. i wasn't implying that the students themselves would own vcrs, rather that with the number of people featured on it that some would have found a way of making a copy of the particular show they were on.
Post by Michel van Dyke on Mar 10, 2012 14:54:17 GMT
You forget that people who worked in the TV world, had a VCR recorder available for work or home. Some technology people experiments with a VCR recorder. TV presenters taped sometime there own programme on VCR. It may be in the archives have not been preserved, but maybe it's still in their own archive. The last week I found an example of a VCR tape with the introduction of Video 80 presented by Peter Gilmore (The Onedin Line). This for a room with students and scientists. I think around mid 1970´s.
i think its possible that some students would have access to vcr's at the universities. i certainly did when i was there and was able to use kit way above anything i could afford.
That's a very good point. My secondary school had a video recorder in 1974 and I remember Brighton Poly had already quite an impressive collection of off-airs by the end of the 70's (albeit on some obscure format).
I've wondered before how much interesting material is languishing in college storerooms. I'm sure there must be a more than evens chance that a university appearing on UC would have recorded the programme if they had the technology.
Bing bong, paging Mr. Langstone: Any idea what the potential is in college libraries etc...?
When I was at College in 1972 / 73, we had the use of a Sony b/w reel to reel in our course work. I revisited the place in the early '90s and they still had an AV dept. with lots of Philips and other format off-airs going back to the '70s (schools / educational progs etc.). Nothing particularly rare at the time but I know others have had the same experience. Educational establishments have a habit of hoarding everything under the sun so I would think there are plenty of other such places sitting on potentially rare material out there.