""Missing or incomplete episodes for programme CHOCK-A-BLOCK.
11.06.81 (missing) 18.06.81 (missing) 25.06.81 (missing) 02.07.81 (missing) 09.07.81 (missing) 16.07.81 (missing) 23.07.81 Shoe One or more sequences exist on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost. 30.07.81 Shoe The only known complete copy is on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
Out of an original total of 13 episodes, 6 episodes are missing. In addition, one episode is incomplete and 2 exist on formats inferior to the original.""
This episode is known as 'The Dancing Pig'.
Thanks for this, Ray.
The Lost Shows listing definitely needs to be updated (Chris?) because apart from this (in indifferent quality, and I find the "Oirish" bit cringemaking even in the context of the programme's target audience - but the recording is from 1st December 1982, and also has the end of a missing Play School and the first instance I've ever seen of a junction from Watch with Mother / See-Saw to afternoon schools programmes) there are two other missing Chock-a-Blocks on YouTube in full, in superior quality:
The 23.07.81 edition is indeed "Shoes" - I have a DVD where it is included in part only, hence the listing - but the 30.07.81 edition is in fact "Drake on the Lake", and here it is in full: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cv6e84pjK4
So with five other editions still existing in broadcast quality at the BBC (two of these are on YouTube, and another of them I think used to be) there are only three editions left unaccounted for: 11.06.81 ("Train" - the one that sticks in my memory the most; I can actually remember playing it in my head while utterly confused by the crowds and scale of Waterloo station as a child), 18.06.81 ("The Sun and the Moon") and 25.06.81 ("Magpie").
Two clips from 1975 Opportunity Knocks on the one tape; I believe the second one might exist and be from 22nd December 1975, but I'm guessing totally. The first one IS missing, as any shows that would exist from 1975 would be prior to the last two weeks in December...............and there aren't.
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Apr 1, 2014 13:01:30 GMT
There are probably quite a few clips of this show around.
This one is from this one:- ""Missing or incomplete episodes for programme THE ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW.
05.07.70 with The Irving Davies Dancers, The Mike Sammes Singers, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, Buddy Greco, Dusty Springfield A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.""
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Apr 2, 2014 10:52:14 GMT
Look, this video was uploaded a while back and may well come from well-circulated tape....but 11/13 of the episodes are missing, and I just point these things out....so, here's some Larry Grayson for you from Shut That Door!