Sunday, 12 February 2012

Twice a Fortnight

By rights this show should be legendary featuring as it did not only the major comic talents of the decade but also performances from some of the greatest bands of all time (The Who and Cream to name but two). And yet as it is, it lasted for just one series before disappearing without a trace and so far there is very little surviving footage available.

Sadly this seems to be the case with so many programmes from the 60s and 70s. Early editions of 'Top of the Pops' are another example, hence why the current repeats started at 1976 instead of the "golden era" of the late 60s-early 70s. Makes me wonder how much we may never see again.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I completely agree. It's so sad to think how much was wiped from the Beeb. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore got wind of the news Not Only But Also was to be junked and they offered to personally buy the film or to stump up the cash for the - at the time - costly tapes to record them for posterity and they flatly refused!
    One of the things I wish they'd kept was Take Three Girls. I've always wanted to see that. There are 10 eps still in existence but they won't release them onto DVD :(