Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Jun 3, 2014 10:10:13 GMT
I know little about this show except that it was made by Southern Television in the 1960's.
I haven't come across this in my archive searches, and the Blue Chickens youtube channel (great!) has uploaded this 3.48 silent film gem from this series. No other information is available, but do watch and enjoy.
It looks like it's probably known about and exists somewhere in an archive. But....one can never be certain. There are a number of episodes of the soap uploaded by TrentSound too, which may be a youtube channel of a very well-known persuer of missing material (no, NOT me!!!!)
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Jun 3, 2014 11:09:34 GMT
Sale of the Century....
I have NO idea of the archive survival rate of this. NONE.
But this often maligned show has had a recent uploading of a show txd 08/01/1972. I am still not too sure whether hundreds of shows exist or are missing of this, so, please just watch, enjoy, if you will, and if it does exist please do not judge me too harshly.
Conspiracy of Silence - Banned Discovery Yorkshire TV Documentary
Not sure if this allowed. In 1993/4 Yorkshire TV (along with Discovery) produced a documentary film which was 'pulled' at the last minute actually on the night of first transmission in the UK. It was later banned outright, and all copies destroyed. However concerned folks have managed to retrieve clips and have restored most of the film. It is now on YouTube. Missing - yes. Copies wiped / destroyed - yes. Has it survived (one copy) - yes. Is it in the archives - probably not. Is it still controversial - very much yes.
"Yorkshire TV documentary from the early 1990s investigating the Franklin Cover Up - a ring of shady characters who abducted children in the 80s to use them as child prostitutes. They were then used to compromise politicians during the Reagan and Bush era. The evidence offered in this film is incredibly compelling, as is the fact that so many of the victims, witnesses and investigators died in suspicious circumstances. Clearly someone did not want this information to get out, judging by the fact that this documentary was pulled from the schedule a week before it was due to be shown on American TV, and all copies were ordered to be destroyed. As for the film's authenticity, it would be hard to fake - this film is clearly the result of a long and painstakingly researched project, and bears all the hallmarks of good British investigative TV journalism, as practised by the likes of John Pilger. The film also shows the link between Boystown and these sickos, and touches on the BCCI banking scandal. Anyone familiar with the Marquis de Sade's writing will know that these upper class deviants have long preyed on children, for whatever unholy reason. They must get their best kicks abusing the most innocent. As de Sade wrote, for their bachanalian feasts they only wanted children under the age of 8. A must see for everyone who ever wondered why their politicians take such strange such decisions, which are often against the interests of the public. Wish someone would make a good film investigating the Dunblane incident, where the killer Thomas Hamilton's dubious history was covered up by the press. The files on that case are locked for 100 years! I wonder why? Could it be that Thomas Hamilton knew too much about the predilections of certain rich and powerful Scottish psycho-deviants? Suffer the little children ..."
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Jun 6, 2014 9:06:31 GMT
Banned shows are always - historically - of interest, even if sopmetimes unappealing to many casual watchers/collectors.
South of the Border, a World in Action from the mid-70's - is, if I recall "missing"; it was pulled by the IBA after government disagreement with some of the show.
See You at Mao (also known as British Sounds) was a Jean-Luc Godard film COMMISSIONED by LWT, and pulled before transmission (due either to full-frontal nudity or overt far-left politicking.) Many copies exist (there was one on youtube, before it too was pulled) in many continental archives, but not in the UK, to my knowledge, and not at ITN Source.
There are others, we could do with a separate thread on this!