Westy24,345 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Anyone see the 'When The Stranglers Met Roland Rat' & the 'Swap Shop' programmes?

Can someone explain why on the 'Swap Shop' prog, the Bucks Fizz clip where they mixed 2 of them in Jersey with the other 2 on a CSO in London, was a surviving 'Viewers copy' in crap quality, when on the 'Stranglers' prog, the same clip was in a more broadcastable copy?

Did the BBC researcher on the BBC4 stuff somehow find a better copy for the newer prog, since the 'Swap Shop' was originally transmitted at Xmas, or is there another reason?
buster1,790 posts since 15 Mar 2006
I'd guess the swap shop tribute alerted the archive researchers of Kids TV on Trial to try and dig it out - it's a really good clip and I imagine it's just been forgotten about rather than lost. Perhaps Unique's budget didn't stretch to trawling through the archives so they took the viewer's copy Laughing