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Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:28 pm
by BLAKESCREWE
Have never been commercially released, is it around 8 or so? I believe THE HOLIDAY, STEPTOE A LA CARTE, THE STEPMOTHER and 76 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL were 4, I should know this being a fan for decades! :D

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:42 pm
by bob
Ironically the most popular episode “Divided We Stand” was never made for radio. The episode was just too visual to be converted for radio.

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:19 pm
by Karl
"Pot black" never made it to radio,again too visual.the "'73 xmas special" didn't either (I think).
The 2nd ('74) xmas special did and is out there,
as is "A la carte","the stepmother","The bonds that bind us" & "My old mans a tory".

I have all the above but not on "Official" releases.

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:28 am
by bob
Still looking for the 40 minute 74 Xmas special if anybody is willing to share / swap

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:30 pm
by BLAKESCREWE
The last volume on CD was 4 TV soundtracks so were the last 8 radio eps not good enough quality to be released on Cd or tape?

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:41 pm
by BLAKESCREWE
Believe these 8 have`nt been commercially released:

THE BIRD
THE HOLIDAY
THE STEPMOTHER
THE MUSICAL EVENING
THE BONDS THAT BIND US
STEPTOE A LA CARTE
MY OLD MAN`S A TORY
CHRISTMAS 76

wonder why? is the quality bad or are some missing from the archives?

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:35 pm
by Karl
Bob,

The last episode of series 6 "A Christmas holiday" (27 mins) is the only radio version of the '74 xmas special i've managed to locate,is there a longer version doing the rounds?

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:52 am
by bob
Hi Karl

Apparently so, Just before Christmas this year BBC4 extra (formally BBC7) broadcast a 40 minute version of the episode.

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:21 pm
by BLAKESCREWE
I timed it around 35 mins but there were a number of new scenes in there that were`nt on the previous version esp another regarding DOLLY CLACKETT! :D :D

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:39 am
by bob
Any chance of a copy .......Please !!

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:01 pm
by Archie
Tomorrow R4Extra @ 8.30.. 12.30..19.30, its Loathe Story another of my faves :o

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:23 am
by Karl
I'm just listening to "Two's company" with June Whitfield as "Daphne" she would have been good in the TV version too,a real looker in her day,i recently watched "Carry on Abroad" she played mrs Blunt,Stunning in that also.

I think we can safely say June is a national treasure................ :D

Re: Which radio episodes?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:17 am
by bob
Couldn't agree more about June.

She is fantastic. She must have worked with every big name in the business and gave as good as she got.

I have a signed photo from her which takes pride of place on my bookshelf.