Post by Christopher Perry on Apr 11, 2014 18:29:00 GMT
I thought you would all like to know about the latest find by Kaleidoscope. Ten years ago ITV gave us a lot of tapes, several thousand titles made by Granada. We have catalogued everything listed on the tape labels. So imagine Simon Coward's surprise when he found an extra programme on a tape, unlisted. Despite ITV giving us this tape ten years ago, it turns out they had not kept the master and were amazed when we asked about the show......
It's a missing episode of Coronation Street. A missing episode of Corrie? Impossible you say, they all exist.
We have now returned the footage to ITV so it can be used by them. The Corrie archivist said she had no record of this missing episode ever being made. The archives say they don't hold it, except for a few stockshots of Manchester Airport.
Production numbered 1/0061/0008. A Coronation Street promo, possibly for a screening in New York, or America at least. It’s in colour and runs for about 18 minutes. It’s mainly shot from the POV of an unseen air traveller who has arrived at Manchester Airport on a BOAC flight from New York. After disembarking, he (she?) is picked up by a taxi driver (played by Fred Feast) and is taken to the Rovers Return in Coronation Street where Annie Walker introduces whoever it is to various folk in the bar. As well as the newly-shot material there are what I think are three or four clips from the series to help illustrate what some of the Corrie characters are like. It ends with the American leaving the Rovers and getting back in the taxi.
I’m not sure exactly when it was made but from what Annie Walker says it’s clearly after Ernest Bishop first gets together with Emily Nugent (sometime in 1969) but before they’re married (April 1972).
The cast includes Bet Lynch, Ena Sharples, Albert Tatlock. Billy Walker, Ken Barlow, Maggie and the Ogdens, all in new material.
Hey nice find - rather like the Crossroads promo that exists with Meg talking to camera about Crossroads Motel and her family etc... I think that was made when London started showing Crossroads and was designed to bring them up to date.
Missing or incomplete episodes for programme CORONATION STREET.
--.--.-- [episode 1 dry-run] (missing) --.--.-- [episode 3 dry-run] (missing) 25.12.69 ALL STAR COMEDY CARNIVAL Insert (missing) 25.12.70 ALL STAR COMEDY CARNIVAL Insert (missing) 15.09.82 Studio Recording The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500). 13.06.83 The only known complete copy is on a U-Matic videotape.
Out of an original total of 7297 episodes, 4 episodes are missing and 2 others exist on formats inferior to the original.
Every time I visit Lostshows,I get a lovely,neat site with the little doodads about 'Help' n'stuff,but no little 'search' box.Tres frustrating,which is why I moan about it at intervals.Got a new,or at least,different laptop but get the same problem.Been happening for months now.I suspect a conspiracy,or my own incompetence.
I may have a chance to be pedantic here a.k.a. wrong.When the leading actor is the one who's POV we're given,this is called 'the subjective viewpoint' www.imdb.com/title/tt0039545/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Though we could quibble that an unspeaking role doesn't count,I suppose...'The Lady in the Lake' with an unseen (except in the mirror at one point) Robert Montgomery is the best known.I like the first half-hour of Bogart's 'Dark Passage' as well; subjective camera until John Carradine performs cosmetic surgery on him. Often used in adverts,of course...
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2014 19:54:22 GMT by John Green