Just appeared on my Facebook page from a fan page for a YouTube channel called The TV Museum, who upload some excellent clips of UK TV continuity across the decades.
Description for the Facebook post:
"A screen grab of a recording we recovered today from a Philips tape. It features Pan's People dancing to Gloria Gaynor's "Never Can Say Goodbye" - which we think must be from the missing edition of TOTP transmitted on 19/12/74 (although the other recordings on the tape are from 1975 & 1976)."
On the bad side, their YouTube channel description states:
"Please note that, other than very short news bulletins, we will never upload complete programmes.
Moreover, we will not upload material that could deprive, or could usefully be used by a third party to deprive, a copyright holder (such as BBC Worldwide or Freemantle Media) of income."
From OFTD, Sue's memories of the Never Can Say Goodbye routine:
"The Gloria Gaynor song, "Never can say goodbye" I do recall. There was a lot of waving "farewell" with hankies ! I think we had a small suitcase each...."
"Again a beautiful dance where they were dressed as hoofers and kicked their way through this routine."
I remember when the forum was first set up with just a handful or so of us dancing fans ,and a couple named Dave and his misses used to post regular ,I think her name was sue as well ,and sue described the never can say goodbye routine much the same description as sue menhenick did.
Hopefully those few lost ones from 1975 and 1976 might be amongst them
The 3 quoted are the only unique ones. Many of those recorded ironically duplicate those on the Vicars tape. There is one unknown 10-15 second clip, hopefully they can put up a screen grab and we can identify it.
A screen grab of Please Mr Postman has been put up on the Facebook page.
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