As its well known the BBC didn't archive shows routinely prior to 1976 and therefore there are giant gaps in the archive and what remains may be down to luck rather than any other reason. However a number of shows do exist in varying quality and since these fall outside the scope of the BBC4 repeats it is unlikely they will be shown and there is no discussion on them. My idea therfore is to feature one of these shows once a fortnight on a Monday (with a link to the show) and people can comment on them if they wish.
Let me know if this is something you would be interested in doing and if there is enough interest it can start next month.
I'm in. Would you like to feature all the existing shows, i.e. also the ones that exist from home recordings only? Or only those that are available as a 'link'? Nice idea anyway.
Might also be a good chance to update some of the incorrect playlists on Popscene. It seems they don't bother for anything before 1980 anymore, as I sent a few corrections some time ago but nothing ever happened.
I'm in. Would you like to feature all the existing shows, i.e. also the ones that exist from home recordings only? Or only those that are available as a 'link'?
Yes, sure Vin, if they can be made available even for a short time i think that would be doable, i think they would need to be at least 50% complete shows lets say. For the time being i can use what is on the google drive.
This could be both informative and entertaining. Old folk like me should not mock today so much if we are reminded how poor our judgement was when we were young. Some of the rubbish that made the hit parade!
I'll start this next week, perhaps Sunday evening. Shows will be picked in a random order, so will jump around the years a bit rather than in a linear fashion. I may even post the odd teaser in advance, i just haven't got a clue what to do.
With this and the monthly quiz, we are being really spoilt this Sunday. Looking forward to this very much. I don't know how many you have for us, but I am very interested in seeing them, over whatever time scale necessary.
And I know a few good pubs near to Warwick Avenue. I shall raise a glass of something strong and malty in celebration.