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Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Fire at Pinedine Films archive in Southampton

Then have two duplicates... there's no excuse for archives burning up.

Surely it depends on how valuable/important the material is, as Dosxuk says its all about priorities.

I don't think there's many film archives that will have an total duplicate of everything in a different location


In the Southampton case the archive did apparently mostly copies of stuff that exists elsewhere. When it was active he was selling to collectors and enthusiasts
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 7 December 2019 7:17am
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

TV Channel Closures


Well, I meant shortest-lived programme on the ITV News Channel. Of course there are going to be shows that only last one episode before being pulled (Host the Week for example).

There are a few examples of this and they have their own Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode

There is one show that got pulled half way through their first episode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Naughtiest_Home_Videos

And 1970s American comedy which was pulled by one station half way through and some others on the west coast saw it on the east coast feed and pulled it at the last minute
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn-On
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 5 December 2019 8:08pm - 2 times in total
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

TV Channel Closures

Another American one, not a channel as such but the closure of the WB Network, which was very nicely done


Here's a nice ending for WMGM when NBC pulled its affiliation at the end of 2014. The station itself stayed on air, but ended local programming and relaying a black-orientated network called Soul of The South for a while.

Got to feel sorry for the award winning VT editor, lauded at the end just as he presumably loses his job


Some more American ones in this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ8mnFgK6N59zAxT8ByuQbcSgKWhaZj50
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 5 December 2019 12:52pm - 2 times in total
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

BBC One Christmas 2019

Yes that is the classic example of news on Christmas Day (along with the resignation of Gorbachov two years later).

However the execution footage didn't get released until the next day so it wasn't shown on Christmas Day itself, in fact news of their deaths wasn't broadcast till the evening.


The early evening BBC News at 5:30 had no mention of it happening


Here is the Channel 4 newsflash before Brookside, so presumably 7/8 o clock?


Here's the ITN News at 11pm and although their deaths is top story, its not shown on there either


According to this report the footage was shown on Romanian TV the morning after (and therefore presumably not seen elsewhere till then):


I think it's a case of The Mandela Effect, I remember it being shown on the news all day on Christmas Day, but it wasn't.
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 5 December 2019 7:34am - 5 times in total
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Fire at Pinedine Films archive in Southampton

It was nothing to do with TVS. It was all film, which hampered the fire fighters as a lot were burning in their cans so had to be opened and put out first.

According to the head of Kaleidoscope Pinedene's archive was mostly duplicates and their holdings had been checked numerous times and are sure there was nothing there that is missing. Though episodes of Dr Who and The Likely Lads were found there years ago. They ceased trading in 2012

Some details here
http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=010488
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 4 December 2019 9:51pm - 2 times in total
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

The One Show

To avoid deciding on a new host, I also could imagine them having guest hosts at least for a year.

Why when they have guests hosts replacing him at least one evening a week? Perfect opportunity to recruit and establish them... of the perfect replacement hasn't already presented it
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Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Twitter (and other social media) Gold Thread


Which one do you think is the best overall?

So many to choose from but The Snowman spoof has got to be their best. Really well made, beautiful looking and timeless....unlike:


Quote:

We never thought mum was the punchline per say, more the reaction to what she said

The joke is the unexpected thing the mother sings. The reaction shots are just a bonus laugh.

Either way, it's probably not an ad they'd run today
Inspector Sands13,966 posts since 25 Aug 2004

TV Breakdown Appreciation Thread

This may have been posted before, in the 95 pages of this thread. The "Richard Littlejohn Live & Uncut" clip from LWT, where some unsuitable content (!) is switched to air - not knowing whether LWT's Pres Desk was mostly hard-wired sources, or whether VTs and studios were assigned to the desk as Outside Sources, I don't know quite how this would have happened.

My assumption, having seen the clip few times (and I saw it happen live) was that someone, most likely in LWT's MCR had the other channel, RTL, on the router for 'monitoring purposes' and it got accidently got routed to the OS line