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  •  my DH watched the first episode live also, in (1+ / 0-)
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    pucklady

    Vancouver BC, when he got home school, aged 8 or 9. hooked immediately, 8-)

    he tells me LOTS of the surviving older episodes have been found in Canada, because the Canadian TV people didn't send the tapes back to the UK!

    there was also, according to fan legend, one particular administrator at the BBC who decided he didn't want to waste storage space on "kiddie show" tapes. never been identified, possibly (CT!) because this horse's patoot later became a big wheel...

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:35:04 PM PDT

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    •  Not only TV (2+ / 0-)
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      pucklady, chimene

      The space needed and cost involved in storing tapes for both TV and radio meant a huge chuck-out.

      BBC Radio 4extra has this problem with some of the 1950s-70s programming it is re-broadcasting and they have had to remake some programmes entirely using actors with similar voices to the original players.

      "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:58:54 PM PDT

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