Burns! We need a Missing Episodes OG Update - STAT!
The Power of The Daleks animation is a smokescreen for the real episodes. The parsing of the press screening proves this. A dingo buried Evil of the Daleks. The fight for funding to dig up a football field in New Zealand to find The Crusade continue. ITV secretly has The Feast of Steven again. Phil Morris is being paid not to give us episodes.
Meanwhile ITN have secret off-air copies which is proven by SECRET VAULT REFERENCE NUMBERS.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! So little of OOTW exists so this is nice.
'DISCOVERY 87: Out of this World – Specially-filmed trailer. ABC tx: 6/7/1962 with Boris Karloff. Shown the day before ‘Little Lost Robot’ was transmitted, this trailer was made by Boris Karloff to introduce the concept of science-fiction plays to an audience more used to kitchen sink drama from ABC. 16mm telerecording. Steve Birt and Tim Disney played a major part in this recovery. People attending Missing Believed Wiped Central tomorrow will have the opportunity to see this trailer as a late addition to the running order just before Late Night Horror.'
DISCOVERY 108: Associated Rediffusion Corporate Film - tx: 29.12.1960
I hope people will see the reasoning behind why we are announcing this film today, since its another seasonal tie-in.
Simon Coward has provided a detailed analysis of this film:
An Associated-Rediffusion production with a difference. Originally Kaleidoscope believed this was an admag, but upon transfer and watching the telerecording, it is clear that this is not an admag.
You get a quick view of the outside of the A-R offices and the briefest of shots of their “Mitch” clock (both of these moving, not still photos) but these are part of the production not any continuity - we think they’re supposed to establish the production’s credentials as being live, and it makes great play, at the start, of the time being midday on Thursday 29th December 1960.
It runs for around 38 minutes and takes the form of a sales conference. We get the idea that the conference was being beamed to various D & W Gibbs offices around the country – it certainly seems to be aimed at other members of the company rather than the public. Reginald “Reg” Marsh introduces the programme but as far as we can see he’s the only performer and everyone else is a genuine D & W Gibbs person, though we could be wrong.
There’s an “Associated-Rediffusion presents” caption at the front and an “An Associated-Rediffusion Network Production from London” caption at the end.
There’s no other continuity or presentation on the film, but if it really was shown at the time it specifies that would have been way outside A-R’s normal hours of operation (which on normal weekdays around this point didn’t usually start until 4:45 pm and Small Time).
With thanks to Steve Birt and Simon Coward in unearthing this fascinating piece of television.
DISCOVERY 107 - Jazz at The Maltings - Buddy Rich and his Orchestra tx: 10.10.1968. Produced and directed by Terry Henebery.
A delightful and unexpected announcement today, made entirely by Ray Langstone whilst trawling youtube.
The first few minutes are missing from the videotape copy but in essence you have most of the 1968 show.
Ray has posted about this elsewhere but I think its an incorrect tx date on those other posts. The 27.12.1968 show was a compilation of many different acts and directed by Vernon Lawrence.
This recording is clearly only Buddy Rich for the whole 25 minutes and is directed by Terry Henebery, which affirms in my view that its the 10.10.1968 edition.
Still wonderful nonetheless and thanks to Ray we now have a way to contact the owner and try to secure a better copy for the BBC
DISCOVERY 113: Z Cars – Truth or Dare tx: 3.10.1962 BBC
Written by Leslie Sands, directed by Eric Hills.
With Joseph Brady, Brian Blessed, Leslie Sands, Stratford Johns, Leonard Williams, Arthur Skinner, Diana King, David Kirk and Barbara Ashcroft.
Genome synopsis: The violent death of a small shop-keeper brings Superintendent Miller into Victor Division and into conflict with Chief Inspector Barlow, who has his own solution to offer.
With thanks to Steve Birt for his help with this recovery, the first of a week-long set of new announcements.
DISCOVERY 114: Cilla – tx: 26.3.1968 BBC 1
Written by Ronnie Taylor, produced by Michael Hurll
With Cilla Black, Roy Hudd, Freddy Davis and the Dudley Moore Trio. Dudley Moore is excellent inter-acting with Cilla and tinkling the ivories.
One of the very first discoveries made by Richard Down was an edition from the first season of Cilla, way back in 1985. Tonight we announce finding the final edition of that first BBC series. 16mm telerecording.
With thanks to Steve Birt for his incredible support to facilitate this recovery.
DISCOVERY 115: The Dickie Henderson Show – The Quarrel tx:30/1/1963 Harry Foster TV Productions for Rediffusion
Written by Jimmy Grafton and produced by Bill Hitchcock
With Dickie Henderson, June Laverick, Lionel Murton, John Parsons and Sheila Hancock.
A great sitcom from a great star. One of the true stars of Rediffusion’s variety and comedy output.
DISCOVERY 126: The Blackpool Show – tx: 19.6.1966 ABC With Tony Hancock as Compere For the full story of this remarkable audio-only find listen to Podcast Episode 4 of From the Archive. It’s an incredible tale of how something can lie in an archive for 20 years without being identified. Kaleidoscope is delighted that we are working so closely with the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society and Tristan Brittain-Dissont to try and highlight the superb work they are doing in searching for Hancock’s lost work. Audio reel transferred to digital file.
DISCOVERY 127: Lonnie – tx: 21.1.1970 ATV With Lonnie Donnegan, Freddie Davies, Linda Scott, Jerry Stevens and Bobby Hayes. If readers search through our past discoveries they will see that last year the BFI transferred a pile of CV32 reel to reel videotapes of missing Bachelors shows which had been loaned to us by Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies. The BFI duly returned the tapes. I noticed that one of them – Lonnie – had been ignored. I was informed that it existed and did not need to be transferred. I am not sure how or why they knew that, but Tim Disney soon checked and established it was a missing 1970 episode. Sadly by then Steve Bryant had retired and the BFI shut its doors to helping us. Undaunted we approached an expert in various obsolete formats and it has now been transferred. The same expert is now trawling all the reels and discovering extra missing footage that the BFI ignored, including a rare testcard. Those finds will be announced once the transfer is completed. The recording includes David Hamilton in-vision, commercials and a wonderful trailer for the TV Times showcasing the start of a new LWT drama series called Manhunt. Some of the footage was screened at the Test Card Circle Event yesterday; and more material will be seen at the Kaleidoscope MBW Pop Special event on 22nd July 2017 in London. Our thanks to Kevin Smith for facilitating the loan of these reels from Freddie.
DISCOVERY 128: Comedy Playhouse – Seven Year Hitch tx: 28.6.1966 BBC 1. Written by Fred Robinson, directed by Vere Lorrimer With Harry H. Corbett, Joan Sims, Derek Royle, Dawn Beret and Kenneth Nash. Discovered amongst a pile of audio reels donated to the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society, this audio soundtrack to the television pilot is discussed more fully in Podcast Episode 4 of From the Archive. Audio reel transferred to digital file. Our audio finds will continue tomorrow night with more returns from Robert Smith and Kevin Smith (no relation!) ……
DISCOVERY 129: The Black and White Minstrel Show tx: 26.4.1964 BBC1 with the Black and White Minstrels. Robert Smith has finished his restoration of this audio soundtrack and has now delivered it to the Kaleidoscope Archive. He has also donated three other fragments, two of which he has dated to 5.4.1964. We are very grateful to Robert for his continued efforts.
DISCOVERY 130: It’s Sunday Night – tx: 14.9.1969 With David Jacobs, Spike Milligan, Jerry Lewis and Veronica Lake Kevin Smith continues to find audios of missing TV soundtracks and this is an early LWT chat show that has been completely missing before now. We have also transferred a Radio 3 show called A Portrait of Basil Vacuum tx: 8.8.1968 but we don’t know if this is lost or not.
We all want old programmes returned to the archive*, but let's stick to facts. The constant 'I know stuff but won't say how' chatter on OG is tiresome.
*Even though most of it is never shown again or made commercially available anyway. I've only been able to see the Peter Cushing version of 1984 and episodes of Out of the Unknown because folk put them on youtube!
Yes, that is shocking. The Cushing version of 1984 is my favourite out of all the adaptions.
I'm told that 1984 is due to go out of Copyright c2020 so the Orwell estate will no longer have any control on the release of the recordings.
DISCOVERY 254: Adam Adamant Lives - The Basardi Affair tx: 21/1/1967 BBC1 The Basardi Affair Written by Ian Stuart Black Adam Adamant Gerald Harper Georgina Jones Juliet Harmer William E. Simms Jack May The Face Peter Ducrow with Zia Mohyeddin, Kate O'Mara, Suzanne Mockler, William Kendall, Salmann Peer, Joe Cornelius, Roy Stewart, Douglas Kirk, Elroy Josephs, Sumantha and Sumanda Theme music by Hal Shaper Theme music by David Lee Theme music by Kathy Kirby Produced by Verity Lambert Script consultant Tony Williamson Directed by Henri Safran A BBC production for BBC 1. Originally transmitted 21.01.1967
For the full insight into its audio-only recovery and plans to create an animated version, listen to Greg Bakun's latest Podcast (pinned post at the top of this page).
DISCOVERY 255: Val Parnell's Saturday Spectacular ATV tx: 1/12/1956
The Johnnie Ray Show with Johnnie Ray, Charlie Cairoli and Paul, Joan Regan, The Amandis, The George Carden Dancers, Vic Lewis and his Orchestra and Dennis Ringrowe and his Orchestra Designed by Charles Carroll Produced by Albert Locke Directed by Albert Locke An ITP production for ABC/ATV. Originally transmitted 01.12.1956
ITV believe this is the earliest telerecording ever made by ATV. Only programmes made by ITV on film survive from earlier. It's experimental in nature and quite poor in places. ITV's own records state that it was never recorded.
DISCOVERY 256: Moonstrike - Message Received BBC tx: 7/3/1963
Message Received Written by Robert Barr with Clive Russell, Peter Tory, Trevor Bannister, Michael Culver, John Murray Scott, Robert Sansom, Gary Hope, Ian Dewar, Harry Littlewood, Jane Merrow, Michael Williams, Murray Hayne, Chris Castor, Maralyn Scriven, Royston Tickner, Raymond Adamson, Dennis Handby, Douglas Harris, Michael Napier-Brown, Martin King, Tony Wall and Ivor Spencer Created by Robert Barr Music by Dudley Simpson Produced by Gerard Glaister Directed by Eric Tayler A BBC production. Originally transmitted 07.03.1963
DISCOVERY 257: Moonstrike - Five Hours to Kill BBC tx: 14/3/1963
Five Hours to Kill Written by Robert Barr with Carole Ann Ford, Michael Culver, Michael Mellinger, John Warner, Francis Crowdy, Brian Peck, George Roubicek, Patrick Wymark, Edmund Bailey, Patrick Connor, Donald Douglas, John Chandos, Olive Milbourne, Jerold Wells, Michael Stanton, Eric Twilley, Phil Arthurs, Paul Blomley, Peter Rocca, James Darwin and J. Cooksey Created by Robert Barr Music by Dudley Simpson Produced by Gerard Glaister Directed by Richard Stevens A BBC production. Originally transmitted 14.03.1963
DISCOVERY 258: In Vision - Monty Python Special BBC2, tx: 6/12/1974
Monty Python Presenter William Hardcastle with Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin Editor Will Wyatt Produced by Peter Foges A BBC production for BBC 2. Originally transmitted 06.12.1974
20 mins from a 30 min programme recovered from a Phillips 1500 cassette held by the University of Ulster
Thanks to Ken Griffin for this recent discovery.
DISCOVERY 259 - Paint Along with Nancy: Snow Scene HTV tx: 30/5/1975
Snow Scene Presenter Nancy Kominsky Presenter Alan Taylor with no guest cast Designed by John Biggs Executive producer Patrick Dromgoole Directed by Caryl Doncaster A HTV West production. Originally transmitted 30.05.1975
Recovered from a Video 2000 cassette donated by a member of the public who wanted it transferred,
DISCOVERY 260: ITN News - 25.12.1980 ITN
ITN News Newscaster Michael Brunson An ITN production. Originally transmitted 25.12.1980
Complete programme found on a betamax tape in the Bob Monkhouse Archive.
DISCOVERY 261: Rod McKuen BBC 1 tx: 30/1/1971
Written by Rod McKuen with Mr Kelly, GB, Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra, Dusty Springfield, Russ Arness, Nicky Benton, Jeremy Robinson, Peter Salmon, Ricky Stratful and Michael Tye-Walker Designed by Lesley Joan Bremness Produced by Stewart Morris Directed by Stewart Morris Choreography by Douglas Squires A BBC production for BBC 2. Originally transmitted 30.01.1971
Located by Ray Langstone at UCLA.
RECOVERY UPDATE 9: The Errol Flynn Theatre Thanks to ITV and Ken Griffin I can confirm that all of Errol Flynn Theatre exists at ITV.
DISCOVERY/RECOVERY 278: Censor Clips – various series and episodes, extracts only.
Callan – Goodbye Nobby Clarke tx:15/7/1967 ABC Callan – Goodness Burns Too Bright tx: 29/7/1967 ABC Sexton Blake – The Find the Lady Affair: 3: Search for the Lady tx: 9/10/1967 Rediffusion Sexton Blake – The Find the Lady Affair: 4: The Lady is Found tx:16/10/1967 Rediffusion Sexton Blake – The Red Swordsman: 3: The Matador Strikes Again tx: 11/3/1968 Rediffusion Sexton Blake – The Frightened Man: 1: Call for Help tx: 19/11/1969 Thames Out of the Unknown – Immortality Inc tx: 7/1/1969 BBC2 Out of the Unknown – The Last Witness tx: 2/6/1971 BBC2