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Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:28 pm
by Hancock
BBC Radio WM's Ed Doolan has helped restore classic episodes of Dad's Army having taped hundreds of programmes during the 60s and 70s.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7780021.stm

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:54 pm
by smeggypants
great News!!!

I'm still stunned how those :asshole: 's could ever wipe the masters of a TV program. :doh: :mad: :doh:

It's another case of "Targets and Profit First, People Second"

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:54 pm
by diablo
Maybe they thought that the good stuff would never end - so no need for repeats?

SITCOM: Dad's Army
On: BBC 2 North West (2)
Date: Saturday 13th December 2008 (starting tomorrow evening)
Time: 20:25 to 21:00 (35 minutes long)

Room at the Bottom. Series 3, episode 6.
Ian Lavender presents a restored episode of Dad's Army shown for the first time in almost 40 years in colour. Captain Mainwaring is horrified to discover that he is not a commissioned officer.
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 1969, U, 4 Star)

Starring: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley

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Marked By: 'Favourite: Dad's Army' marker
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=18187

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.


Is it really in widescreen and stereo ?? :)

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:06 pm
by Hancock
A fantastic job on the restoration................... :thumb:

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:10 am
by diablo
Hancock wrote:A fantastic job on the restoration................... :thumb:

Yep, looks as good as new. :):

I was hoping it was a 'new' ep, but I've seen the B&W version before - quite a good episode anyway.

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:58 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:Maybe they thought that the good stuff would never end - so no need for repeats?

SITCOM: Dad's Army
On: BBC 2 North West (2)
Date: Saturday 13th December 2008 (starting tomorrow evening)
Time: 20:25 to 21:00 (35 minutes long)

Room at the Bottom. Series 3, episode 6.
Ian Lavender presents a restored episode of Dad's Army shown for the first time in almost 40 years in colour. Captain Mainwaring is horrified to discover that he is not a commissioned officer.
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 1969, U, 4 Star)

Starring: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Marked By: 'Favourite: Dad's Army' marker
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=18187

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.


Is it really in widescreen and stereo ?? :)



I missed it. I'm just downloading it.

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:02 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:
Is it really in widescreen and stereo ?? :)


I'll let you know in 20 minutes. Stereo doesn't necessarily mean the audio signal is in stereo. Just means the media audio format is stereo.

Dad's Army material unearthed

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:57 am
by smeggypants
No it's not widescreen or stereo. The restoration is incredible though. the audio quality is great too.