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Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:01 pm
by Ian0374
Ilovesteptoe wrote:
Ian0374 wrote:I'm a bit confused.

I always thought that the ones that exist only as black and white video recordings were all from Galton and Simpson and the only telerecording is the first 15 mins of a winters tale ?.

The comments made by Paul initially indicated to myself that there has been a find but the only one not in this rumoured find was my old man's a Tory ?

Need to do a bit of reading up I guess :)

Edit - sorry just re-read my earlier post which was meant to get this posts point across.

I do really need to proof read before submitting !!


No worries, Yes some are Telerecordings made from the then presumed lost 1960s episodes and early seventies ones also IE: Pot Black, a Death in the family ect... and as we all know Steptoe started there colour recordings in 1970 so obviously the ones previously were in the cheaper B&W format used before Galton & Simpson took the leap of faith in the medium of colour. I think Paul as said was referring to that particular episode as it's was one taped on an early but expensive Shibaden video recorder which that cost the earth and he would like a much better master recording of that episode as the one that exists is very poor print and has suffered being transferred onto basic VT which deteriorates over time and like all video tape the quality suffers unlike film. :)



Yeah sorry got confused now realise my old mans a Tory was shot in black and white !

But still fingers crossed for Missing Believed Wiped :)

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:50 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Ian0374 wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:
Ian0374 wrote:I'm a bit confused.

I always thought that the ones that exist only as black and white video recordings were all from Galton and Simpson and the only telerecording is the first 15 mins of a winters tale ?.

The comments made by Paul initially indicated to myself that there has been a find but the only one not in this rumoured find was my old man's a Tory ?

Need to do a bit of reading up I guess :)

Edit - sorry just re-read my earlier post which was meant to get this posts point across.

I do really need to proof read before submitting !!


No worries, Yes some are Telerecordings made from the then presumed lost 1960s episodes and early seventies ones also IE: Pot Black, a Death in the family ect... and as we all know Steptoe started there colour recordings in 1970 so obviously the ones previously were in the cheaper B&W format used before Galton & Simpson took the leap of faith in the medium of colour. I think Paul as said was referring to that particular episode as it's was one taped on an early but expensive Shibaden video recorder which that cost the earth and he would like a much better master recording of that episode as the one that exists is very poor print and has suffered being transferred onto basic VT which deteriorates over time and like all video tape the quality suffers unlike film. :)



Yeah sorry got confused now realise my old mans a Tory was shot in black and white !

But still fingers crossed for Missing Believed Wiped :)


Yeah we all do live in hope, Check out this Youtube video of some restoration of the B&W episodes recovered but damaged. It's amazing what can be done by mere fans using their own software who offer their time for free to restore these beloved episodes but are ignored by the BBC ( See comment by restorer Ade Greg).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEodgsWDJs

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:10 pm
by Ian0374
I'm hearing rumblings that the MBW documentary did mention the colour Steptoes were recovered !!!

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:22 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Ian0374 wrote:I'm hearing rumblings that the MBW documentary did mention the colour Steptoes were recovered !!!


If that is indeed true all my Christmases will have arrived together. I'd love to see episodes saved by Galton & Simpson which were recovered on their personal VT be found in their original state so we can all watch them as they were intended. 8)

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:32 pm
by THE VICAR
"lets hope so merry Christmas every one :D

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:14 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
THE VICAR wrote:"lets hope so merry Christmas every one :D


It would be Christmas, new year , Easter and my birthday all wrapped in one if this were true. :P

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:24 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
'Uniquely qualified beeb execs.'
Seem to recall reading about them, paleontology innit?
Anybody actually know which colour Steptoe's have been discovered?
Have we got a list? Anything documented yet?

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:07 am
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:'Uniquely qualified beeb execs.'
Seem to recall reading about them, paleontology innit?
Anybody actually know which colour Steptoe's have been discovered?
Have we got a list? Anything documented yet?


They want to keep us on a knife's edge so to speak. I know thousands of canisters were found literally in Nigeria and there were rumoured ( Yes that word again) lost 60s ect... comedies found in amongst the 11 ( 9/11 were lost with two additional already recovered but better prints) and there's still items yet to be retrieved due to the obvious sticking point. Money! :roll:

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:12 am
by Ivor Biggun
I'd like to get my hands around the neck of the silly sod at the BBC who thought it would be a good idea to wipe and reuse the tapes of all the old shows. :evil:

Re: missing doctor whos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:24 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Ivor Biggun wrote:I'd like to get my hands around the neck of the silly sod at the BBC who thought it would be a good idea to wipe and reuse the tapes of all the old shows. :evil:


They ( the BBC) done it to so many other shows be it Hancock's Half Hour to even more recent Rentaghost episodes which were binned in the early nineties. Tv vandalism, and we paid for these so-called professionals to do it. :roll: