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  1. Doctor Omega

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    DISCOVERY 297:

    Pinpoint

    - Worcestershire
    Devised by Warwick Ashton
    Photographed by Warwick Ashton
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 22.12.1956

    Kaleidoscope has recently been given a large film and videotape collection that was going to be thrown away because it was third party content in an archive. Amongst the items were many interesting COI films, feature films, British Petroleum Films and some old ITV items. This beautifully-made film led to Warwick Ashton being made head of ATV's Film Unit.

    Of great interest to us locals is the footage of Stourport-On-Severn and Dudley Zoo.

    16mm print.
     
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    DISCOVERY 299: Close Up - These Were the Days
    A Tyne Tees Television production.
    Originally transmitted 20.07.1967

    A regional series shown in the Tyne Tees region. This sole surviving print was located by Tim Disney and Steve Birt some years ago, but we have only recently discovered it is missing from the ITV Archives.

    16mm print.
     
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    Discovery 300: Max – Episode 5
    Written by Eric Davidson
    Host Max Bygraves
    with Bob Dixon, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, Tony Mansell's Coffee Set, Denise Keen & Happy, Ted Ray, Ant, Tommy Reilly and David Reilly
    Music associate Conn Bernard
    Music adviser Cyril Stapleton
    Produced by Dicky Leeman
    Directed by Dicky Leeman
    Designed by Gerry Roberts
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 17.04.1974

    This series was listed as lost by ITV for many years but this 2” transfer has recently re-surfaced at ITV.
     
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    Discovery 301: The Jimmy Tarbuck Show - Episode 3
    Written by Bryan Blackburn
    Host Jimmy Tarbuck
    with Des O'Connor
    Additional material by Ron McDonnell
    Designed by Brian Bartholomew
    Produced by Colin Clews
    Directed by Colin Clews
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 21.11.1968

    Another lost programme according to ITV, that has recently been found at ITV.

    16mm telerecording.
     
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    DISCOVERY 302: The Jimmy Tarbuck Show – 1968 specially-filmed trail
    Found in a very small can recently at ITV.

    16mm film print.
     
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    Discovery 303: This is your chance – Episode 3
    Questionmaster Shaw Taylor
    - Bobo Sigrist
    - Conrad Phillips
    - Marla Landi
    - John Langham
    Based on an idea by Steven Barley
    Based on an idea by Peter Sasdy
    Designed by Eric Shedden
    Produced by John Irwin
    Directed by John Irwin
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 04.05.1959

    Simon Coward has provided these additional details: Although not fully networked, two editions made the national top ten and yet despite this, success the programme seems to have been curtailed after just six editions - a remarkably short run for a quiz programme in the 1950s. Handwritten amendments to Richard Greenough's ATV design schedules seem to indicate that the programme was intended to run for longer and that the short second series of TELL THE TRUTH (q.v.) was a hasty replacement. At least Shaw Taylor kept his job!

    As for the celebrity panellists - Sigrist, Phillips, Landi and Langham were featured in a two-page introductory article in TV Times, but it wasn't clear whether they were regulars or merely the four appearing on a specific week.

    Eight minutes of this quiz show have been found on the end of a telerecording made by ATV. Whilst overseas prints of many ATV shows were edited to remove music acts or presentation, a recent examination of many negatives for 1950s prints has revealed that they were PasB recordings and often contain the adverts, in-vision presentation and sometimes the end of the previous programme or start of the next one. Kaleidoscope is now cataloguing these prints in detail.

    16mm telerecording.
     
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    Peter Sasdy had an idea about a quiz show?? Is this the same Peter Sasdy of Taste The Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula, Hands of The Ripper, Nothing But The Night, various episodes of Minder and Hammer House of Horror?
    JB
     
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    I reckon it must be. I see on IMDB that he was working on EMERGENCY WARD 10 at the time, which was also made by ATV.

    Hope they paid him for his contribution!
     
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    Indeedy!
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    Something missing from the BBC has been found in Australia.....

    https://www.facebook.com/austvarchive/posts/10155288795195855

    Along with some cryptic quotes.....



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    DISCOVERY 304 - Jazz at the Maltings
    Episode 2
    Host Benny Green
    with The Oscar Peterson Trio
    Designed by Don Horne
    Produced by Terry Henebery
    Directed by Terry Henebery
    A BBC production for BBC 2.
    Originally transmitted 17.10.1968

    Ray Langstone gave this to Kaleidoscope on Saturday when he came to the pop event. It's not brilliant quality, it's come from Italy and took some years to obtain, but it illustrates that somewhere out there is probably a better quality master.
     
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    DISCOVERY 305: The London Palladium Show
    with Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers, Kate Smith, Morecambe and Wise, Tom Jones, Bob Monkhouse, Millicent Martin and The Clark Brothers
    Designed by Bill McPherson
    Executive producer Bill Ward
    Associate producer Albert Locke
    Directed by Albert Locke
    Directed by Colin Clews
    An ATV London production for ATV.
    Originally transmitted 02.10.1966

    This edition of The Palladium Show had been rumoured to be held in the US for many years, being 'discovered' by Ray Langstone and others, and was eventually tracked down to the Paley Center. Despite that fact becoming known, it was not recovered until ITV itself decided to recover the edition in late 2017 for use on a Palladium documentary. However, when production ceased and the production office was closed, the master file was mislaid and eventually recovered to ITV some time later.

    16mm print transferred to digital file.

    Also returned to the ITV Archives at the same time, though not new, were extracts from the original domestic videotapes of Patricia Cahill:

    Sunday Night at the London Palladium
    Compere Jim Dale
    - Cliff Richard
    - Mike Goddard
    - Patricia Caron/Cahill
    - The Kuban Cossacks
    - The Tiller Girls
    - The Mike Sammes Singers
    with Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
    Music associate Sam Harding
    Special material by Dick Vosburgh
    Choreography by Barbara Aitken
    Designed by Norman Smith
    Designed by Bill McPherson
    Executive producer Bill Ward
    Produced by Jon Scoffield
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 23.12.1973
    Cancelled part way through when the Palladium had to be evacuated because of a bomb scare. The second half was replaced by SAMMY (q.v.).

    Stars on Sunday - in visiion annoucement, opening titles and Patricia Cahill sequences only.
    Executive producer Jess Yates
    Directed by Len Lurcuck
    A Yorkshire Television production.
    Originally transmitted 25.11.1973

    Domestic VT (possibly Phillips, CV2000 or Shibaden) transferred to file.
     

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