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Jim Clark Desert Island Discs

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:41 pm

Thought to be lost for many years until found recently in a private audio collection

Jim Clark, desert island discs recording

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009y4xm
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:54 pm

Oooh. Great find
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:21 am

The BBC's engineering research and designs department was my first job on graduating. There was a program at the BBC of wiping used video and audiotape for reuse to 'save money'.

Countless hours of irreplaceable material was lost.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:52 am

Indeed.
The same thing happened here in NZ.
A huge amount of material that , appropriately marketed, would nowadays be worth mega bucks, and provide a nice income stream for the foreseeable future.
No doubt the "managers" who oversaw it's destruction got bonuses for "saving money".
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:21 am

The comedian Bob Monkhouse obsessively recorded TV programmes
When he died his massive video tape collection contained many supposedly lost forever TV moments.
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PostPost by: skyarch » Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:40 pm

Gave me the chills
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