Review Missing Television

Doctor Omega

Moderator
DISCOVERY 341: Top of the Pops – 6.2.1975

Recovered on a badly-decomposing reel to reel videotape, this recording required careful transfer and restoration to create a complete programme. Multiple issues with sound sync and picture distortion have have now been corrected. As the photos illustrate, the final outcome is very good quality.

DJ Jimmy Savile
with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Betty Wright, Dana, Helen Reddy, Johnny Wakelyn, Showaddywaddy, Slade, Supertramp, Syreeta, The Stylistics and Pilot
Music director Johnny Pearson
Choreography by Flick Colby
Produced by Robin Nash
Directed by Robin Nash
A BBC production for BBC 1.
Originally transmitted 06.02.1975

Complete programme, monochrome, now restored to digital file.

According to Popscene all the performances existed anyway apart from the DJ links and the crowd dancing to Betty Wright for the end credits.
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
DISCOVERIES 342-371
The following discoveries were made by Tim Disney at ITV as part of an ongoing audit of archive holdings that are not currently part of the ITV programme catalogue. Tim, who is the vice-chair of Kaleidoscope, has been working at ITV for some time, with the sole brief of finding programmes that were considered off-the-catalogue. All 16mm negatives.


DISCOVERY 342 - A Boy, a Girl and a Store (1961)
Dougie Squires and Angela Van Breda dance through a department store, stopping off to look at items on sale that catch their eyes in an advertising magazine programme about the Coventry and District Co-Operative Society. The programme opens with them dancing through the centre of Coventry, passing the statue of Lady Godiva and entering the Co-Op.

Co-Op 99 Tea, Friary Butter, Max Factor presents his Top Trio New Lipstick Colours for 1961, Myla ladies shoes, Velmar the carpet with pop-up pile, Hoovermatic washers and tumble driers, dreamy cool Slumberland pillows, Schoolwear (blazers etc), ladies wear.
Director - Bill Stewart.
16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 343 - Pounds, Shillings and Sense (1961)
Pauline Clifford and Rodney Crouch take a look at products available at CWS Co-Op stores across the Midlands.
Music by The Shakespeares / Programme includes a list of regional Co-Ops in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Walsall, Rugby, Coalville and Nuneaton, --- Men's and Women's footwear, clothing, women's bras corsets and girdles, There is an explanation of how to buy items on credit. The programme is an in-studio fashion show with models.
Director - Bill Stewart
16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 344 - Stand-By (1961)
Ronan O'Casey and Louie Ramsay are joined by Sam the dog and review some of the latest consumer products available in shops.
Pink Lady Champaign? / Dramal (Powdered drink?) / Butlins Holiday Camps / BASF Magnetophonbond audio recording tapes / Littlewoods Catalogue (New Credit Shopping) / How to enjoy Chicory leaflet (Chicory at your greengrocer) / A range of televisions and radios from Sam carpenter's for Television (Selly Oak) / Dinnefords Magnesia for babies with upset tummys / From Liverpool to Ireland with Coast Line Limited of Water Street, Liverpool / Sewing machines from Universal of Hurst Street in Birmingham (Shops in Birmingham, Oxford etc) / Reference to an advertisement for Sewmade on page 22 of this week's TV Times / (Official list = Pink Lady Champaign Perry / Dramal / Butlins for Happy Holidays / B.A.S.F Magnetic Recording Tape / New Littlewoods Credit Shopping / Chicory at your Greengrocer / Sam Carpenter Radio and T.V / Dinneford's Pure Fluid Magnesia / To Ireland via Liverpool / Universal Sewing Machines
16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 345 - Washer Carry On

David Jacobs is joined by Carry On actor Kenneth Connor to look at the latest range of washing machines on offer from Servis. The title is a deliberate pun on What a Carry On and sees Connor in Carry On Regardless mode.

The comedy comes from Kenneth Connor who demonstrates his own washing machine invention while David Jacobs demonstrates Servis washing machines by comparison. Kenneth is taken to an asylum by a police officer and doctor at the end of the programme. Servis washing machines, models featured Supertwin Mk II, (Commercial - Service Hi-Zone), Servis Superheat, Servis Compact, Servis Autowash, Servis Supa-Dry, Servis Rinspin. Programme refers to Servis' London fleet of radio controlled service vans.
TX 15th and 16th September 1962.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 346 and 347 - Send for Saunders (1959 & 1962)

Two editions of the long-running admag set in a hotel with John Singer as George Saunders and John Warren as Fred. One of the programmes exists as two different and complete takes. These only survive because of ATV experimental film recordings comparing the technical standards of 405 and 625 line telecine systems.

6 reels in can ---- These are Alpha Television Standards conversion tests. Two different takes of the same production are used as test material for different types of conversion and telerecording. Technical tests were the difference between 405 line and 625 line conversions and normal and low-contrast film recording techniques. Both takes and transfer types are complete. - VTR 4215 Directed by Fred Wilby ---- Products - Davenport's Beer at Home Service / K Central Heating Systems / Dr Wernet's Powder / Waft Fabric Softener / Hales Grannies Home Made / Butlins for Your Friendly Holidays / Burgoyne's Monte Cristo Cream Sherry / Rosedale Dry Shampoo

Products --- Davenport's Beer at Home Service Birmingham, Farleys Rusks, Erica Baby Pants, Dinneford's Pure Fluid Magnesia, Butlin Holidays, Liqufruta Herbal Cough Remedy.
Director - Colin Clews.

16mm negative telerecordings.

DISCOVERY 348: It's a Woman's World (1956, but film recording is probably from later)

Daphne Padell reviews consumer products of female interest.
Atora Suet demonstrated with a flaming Christmas pudding / Man demonstrates Metalrax tool storage and shelving (Metalrax Ltd of Birmingham) / Addis brushes in red, blue, green or yellow / Christmas food Melias Mincemeat, tinned pineapple and peaches, box of biscuits / Excelsior corsetry and brassiers / Viscana from Courtaulds / Cutex Hand Cream / Beauty Flo Foundation Cream / Cuticura Talcum Powder / Coty "24" Lipstick / ------ Official List ---- Hugon's Atora Shredded Beef Suet / Metalrax Shelf-Bench Unit 'A present to remember' / Addis "the brush people" / "Shop and Save for Christmas" at Melias / Excelsior Foundations "to suit you and your pocket" / Viscana "Guaranteed by Courtaulds, always look for the label / Cutex Hand Cream / Beautyflo the perfect foundation cream by Potter and Moore / Coty "24" Wake-up-beatiful lipstick

A TVA Advertising Magazine
Director Rayond Joss --- Christmas themed!

DISCOVERY 349 & 350 - Jewel Box (Both ATV editions broadcast in 29/11/1961 and 30/11/1962)

Pauline Clifford looks at various types of jewellery available for Christmas from H.Samuel the jewellers in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Presenters - Pauline Clifford and Philip James / (Products) H. Samuel Diamond Rings and Gold Jewellery / Smiths Planned Time Clocks / Ingersoll Watches '63 for go ahead people / De Monfort Cutlery and Plate only from H Samuel / Up to the minute people choose Westclox / Pompadour Guaranteed Pearls / Excalibur Exanding Watch Bracelets / Everite Watches by H. Samuel / (Notes) 150 Edmund Street address given out.
Director - Fred Wilby.

Products: Ingersoll Watches / Condor Brush Sets / Give Westclox for Christmas / Pompadour Pearls for a Princess / Excalibur expanding watch bracelets / H. Samuel for good watches + H.Samuel Christmas Catalogue
Director - Bill Stewart.

16mm negative telerecordings.
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
DISCOVERY 351 - The Friend of the Family

Actor George Moon discovers that Philips electronic products make wonderful Christmas presents.

Philips "Friend of the Family" / Philishave Electric Shavers / Photoflux Flash Bulbs / Stereo Radiogram / Mains Radio / Four-Track Tape Recorders / Magnetic Recording Tape / Disc-Jockey Minor Record Player / Records / Health Lamps / Lamps and Lighting Equipment / Electric Food Mixer / Electrically Heated Blankets / Phantom Fan Heater / Videomatic Television / The Kaye Sisters make a guest appearance / Presented by George Moon, other uncredited actors included. Christmas themed.
Director - Bill Stewart.
TX 6/12/1960.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 352 - Counter Attraction

Lynne Bretonn and David Rees look at some of the latest consumer products.

Soap / Besyel Corn flour and Custard Powder / Rufflette Curtain Tape / Dresses / Demonstration of mono record player from Argosy / Promotion of a leaflet called 'Leisure Hours and Pleasure Hours' from Argosy / Lynne Bretton performs a song / Polyfilla (termed as A New Discovery on the package) David demonstrates how to fill a crack in a wall rather badly, also show Polypeel (Wallpaper Stripper), Polystrippa (Paint Stripper), Polyclens for cleaning paint brushes and rollers and Polycell adhesive / Starlon non-drip enamel paint in a tube / Bairns Wear lady's Raglan jacket / ------Official list of products - Boots the Chemist / Rufflette Brand Curtain Tape / Argosy A.P.6 Record Player / Polyfilla / Stalon Enamel Paint.
Produced by Jack Watson.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 353 - How About This? (1961)

Shaw Taylor and Pauline Clifford take a look at some of the latest consumer goods.

Official list -- Sam Carpenter for Television Rentals / Dreamspun Girdle by Gossard / Sunfresh Lemon Glucose / Dip Professional Fabric Finish / Elliman's Medicated Foot Cream / Frenlite Flour / The Sunbeam Automatic Cooker / Frenlite Flour Swedish Cooking Knife offer
Director Fred Wilby.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 354 - Tommy Cooper Invites You to Join Him at the Food Fair

Comedian Tommy Cooper visits the 1960 National Food Exhibition in Cardiff in an advertising magazine programme presented by Pearl Caitlin and Michael Blythe.

Christmas themed programme. Presented by Pearl Caitlin and Michael Blythe from the 1960 National Food Exhibition in Cardiff / Written by Norah Crawfurd (sic) / / Slate states: Welsh Food Fair P.No WFF 7/10. Tape no W404 TX 9/10/60. Features Tommy Cooper and The Dairy Queen and Princess of Cardiff / Tommy features throughout giving comedic food demonstrations / Products - Dairy Crest Welsh Butter / Tilley's Original Olde English Crumpets / Chocolate Specialities / Abracadabra Jewel Drops / Fullers Limited / Lea and Perrin Sauce / HP Sauce products / Sutherlands spreads including Alphabet Packs and offer for free multi-purpose Stainless Steel knife / Danish Celebrity Ham / Primula Cheese and Crispbread / Melias special offer on Lakelands Fruit Salad in Syrup / Bateman's Wholesale Supermarket, North Road, Cardiff / Wilts Ready Mix Ice Cream.
Produced by Douglas Neil / Director - Hugh Munro / A TWW Advertising Magazine.
TWW TX 9/10/1960

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 355 - Top O'The Shop (1961)

Pam Duncan and Patrick Brawn demonstrate popular consumer items.

First product the Frank Sinatra album 'Sinatra Swings' from Reprise Records / Sketchley Cleaners Dry Cleaning Service / Seel Floor Polish "the shine sealed in, the dirt sealed out" / Eagle Men's Shoes / Cooper's Lavender Fresh Aire Air Freshner / Waft Fabric Conditioner / Netaline / Instant Presto Coffee and Chicory Essence available at your Co-Op / ----- Official list = Seel Liquid Floor Treatment / Presto Coffee Essence Co-Op Shop / Waft Fabric Softener / Sketchley Cleaners / Cooper's Fresh-Aire / Mazda Netaline Luminaire / Eagle Shoes / Reprise Records.
Director - Jon Scoffield.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 356 - Auto Suggestions

David Rees meets the staff of Brocklehurst Motors in Chesterfield and explores new motoring products.

Brocklehurst Motors (Chesterfield). Products Kumficar seat covers / Castrolite by Castrol, Fulham Steering Wheels, a look at the new range of Hillman cars, (D.G?) Meakin of the AA.
Producer - John Cooper. (Duration = 20 mins)
TX 22/12/1958

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 357 - Better Breakfast Month (1962)

An ATV sales promotion to encourage the advertising of breakfast food products. The film features supermarket promotional point of sale branding displaying the ATV logo and 'As advertised on ATV'.

Associated Television Presents 'Better Breakfast Month' Sales Promotional Campaign. Products featured Kelloggs Corn Flakes, Hovis Bread, Nescafe Instant Coffee, Golden Shred Marmalade, / Commercial (Go to Work on an Egg) / Commercial (Golden Shred Marmalade) / Shots of ATV promotional sales pamphlets and point of sale promotional stickers featuring the ATV logo 'As Advertised on ATV' 'This is Breakfast Month' 'Your Family Deserves a Good Breakfast / Exteriors of shops with the promotional items in the windows / Shots of Home Economics classes demonstraing how to make a good breakfast / Shots of some sort of luncheon / More supermarket exteriors and ailes inside.
Script by Howard and Howard Ltd
Narrated by Peter Cockburn
Edited by Phil Wrestler
Photographed and Directed by Jack Mills
Produced for Associated Television by ITC.

16mm negative telerecording.
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
DISCOVERY 358 - Operation Road Hug (1962)

Two ATV corporate programmes made for Dunlop on the launch of the new Gold Seal C41 tyre. Possibly distributed via Closed Circuit.

Operation Road Hug' Produced by Fred Wilby, introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme. Could be a Closed Circuit presentation. Campaign appears to be for new advertising slogan 'Get a new totally new grip' with Gold Seal C41. Includes TV commercials for the new campaign. Newspaper is shown with headlines 'Chilly Homecoming for powers in U.S' - 'A Statement by Lord Beaverbrook'. Includes footage of sixties saloon cars on the skid pan. The Birmingham Mail headlines 'Midland Boy's Ordeal' Big Freeze Goes On. The advertising campaign is set to start April 29th.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 359 - TV Commercials

ATV often made use of its studios and videotape facilities to produce commercials for time sensitive campaigns and promotions. A number of commercials have been discovered for a Camay promotion (1959), Shredded Wheat (1968), The Times (Relaunch on May 3rd 1966), Bulloughs Department Store in Carlisle (1967) and a special themed commercial break transmitted on ATV called 'Shopping List'. Plus others.

16mm negative film.

DISCOVERY 360 - Quiz Ball (Pilot - 1964)

Shaw Taylor hosts the game show that's a mix of quiz show and football that would ultimately be taken up and produced as a series for the BBC from 1966.

The complete recording was lost for many years but has now been found by Tim.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 361 - Home of Your Own (Pilot -1961)

(Alternative title 'Full House')

David Jacobs hosts a game show in which couples answer questions in order to save their house (represented by a cardboard cutout) from falling off the edge of a cliff into the sea. For each incorrect answer, a piece of the cliff drops away. Get three questions wrong and your house will drop into the sea.

Quizmaster - David Jacobs / Hostesses - Sarah Branch and Margaret Simons
Director - Colin Clews
Producer John Irwin
Contestants - Arnold and Suzanne Raphael from Knightsbridge / Paul McQuire and Trisha Ball from London / Paul and Valerie Lawler from Edgware / Raymond and Ethel Kari-Kari from Shepherds Bush / Reginald and Maureen Culverhouse from London.
Title indicate this was called 'Home of Your Own'. The game appears to revolve around an animation of a house by the sea on a cliff. Contestants answer questions, but for each incorrect answer, a piece of the cliff is taken away until the house falls into the sea. The questions appear to be related to houses.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 362 - Saturday Hop (Pilot - 1959)

Presently Mute, but there's always hope of the original soundtrack being located.

A pilot for this programme was produced at the same time as ABC submitted 'Oh Boy!' as a contender for ITV's retaliation for the success of the BBC's 'Six-Five Special'. David Jacobs, Teddy Johnson and Jack Jackson compere a live music event from the Cafe de Paris. Guests include The Most Brothers, The Kaye Sisters, Johnny Luck, The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas, Marty Wilde, Cliff Ford, Mal Perry and The King Brothers. There is also a look at fifties fashions in 'What's new for you'.

Comperes David Jacobs, Teddy Johnson, Jack Jackson, Norman Percival and His Orchestra
Written and Devised by Jack Jackson, Bunny Lewis
Producer Hugh Rennie.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 363 - ATV Midlands 10th Anniversary

David Lloyd looks back at the first ten years of ATV in the midlands. The programme features a speech by Prime Minister Harold Wilson and coverage of the reception at Birmingham Town Hall. Interviewees include ATV announcer Pat Astley, Crossroads script editor Ivor Jay, actor Noele Gordon, English rose grower Harry Wheatcroft, Ian Russell The Duke of Bedford and Sir Robert Fraser, the Director General of the Independent Television Authority.
TX 23:40 18/02/1966

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERIES 364-366 Six of the Best (1965)

A series of six stand-alone comedy plays made as pilots. Three have now been located.

Porterhouse – Private Eye
Written by Maurice Wiltshire
Edwin Porterhouse Peter Butterworth
Daffodil June Whitfield
Otto Mulchrone Dudley Foster
Sir Gregory Bowles John Glyn-Jones
Lady Bowles Cicely Hullett
Hargreaves Bryan Mosley
Irma Elizabeth Counsell
Inspector Frank Sieman
Produced by Alan Tarrant
Designed by Ray White
Directed by Albert Locke
An ATV production.
Originally transmitted 01.09.1965

Are There Anymore at Home Like You?
Written by Tony Hawes
Ernest Graham Stark
Dorinda / Gertrude Barbara Mitchell
Father / Uncle Robert Dorning
Woman In Kiosk Hazel Coppen
Man In Tube David Stoll
Guard Willie Payne
Produced by Alan Tarrant
Designed by Ray White
Directed by Dicky Leeman
An ATV production.
Originally transmitted 08.09.1965

Are There Anymore at Home Like You?
Written by Tony Hawes
Ernest Graham Stark
Dorinda / Gertrude Barbara Mitchell
Father / Uncle Robert Dorning
Woman In Kiosk Hazel Coppen
Man In Tube David Stoll
Guard Willie Payne
Produced by Alan Tarrant
Designed by Ray White
Directed by Dicky Leeman
An ATV production.
Originally transmitted 08.09.1965

These Four Walls
Written by Vince Powell
Written by Harry Driver
Richard Wall Jack Watling
Jean Wall Helen Cherry
Bob Cooper Terence Alexander
Doreen Cooper Elvi Hale
Michael Wall Michael Cadman
Judy Wall Elizabeth Knight
Produced by Alan Tarrant
Designed by Richard R. Greenough
Directed by Alastair Reid
An ATV production.
Originally transmitted 15.09.1965

16mm negative telerecordings.

DISCOVERY 367 - For Teenagers Only (1963)

Jean Morton is joined by Tingha and Tucker and popular music artists including Tommy Quickly, Patsy Ann Noble, Robby Royal and Miar Davies.

16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERIES 368 & 369 - Closed Circuit

The first demonstration of ATV's newly delivered Ampex videotape machine.

The T/R date is March 1959, so late 1958 could be a possibility.

It's about 6 or 7 minutes long and is a very short edition of Closed Circuit from Foley Street. It's a recording of one of ATV's directors (Bernard?) explaining that we are watching the very first recording to be made on ATV's new Ampex video machine! There's even a minute or so of the ITN news included with Robin Day talking about Kruschev just to prove that it was recorded to videotape just after 10pm.

The TR date is from the docket inside the can from Rank Labs at Denham, so it's possible that somewhere in the network, a film recorder captured the moment that Closed Circuit was networked from Foley Street and then the film was processed in March 1959. The docket is definitely Rank paperwork.

This was known about in the 1990s and indeed Kaleidoscope showed it, but the film (and VHS copy) disappeared circa 1998. Rediscovering it again at ITV is a real revelation and they are delighted!
16mm negative telerecording.

PLUS:

Closed Circuit

Raymond Baxter visits the Rank Xerox factory in Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire in a corporate production for Rank by Southern Television.
16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 370 - Armchair Theatre - Depart in Terror

Billed as an Armchair Thriller in the TV Times, this print bears the opening titles of Armchair Theatre. Sadly the complete print is mute, but a separate reel located contains the final 6 minutes with sound as well as picture.

Written by Jacques Gillies
Harvey Lynch John Gregson
Mary Fleming Sylvia Syms
Dennis Fleming George A. Cooper
Tucker Sam Walters
Bernie Dick Haydon
Editor Richard Bates
Produced by Richard Bates
Music by Derek Scott
Designed by Terry Pritchard
Directed by Quentin Lawrence
An ABC production.
Originally transmitted 13.05.1967
MUTE – picture only.
16mm negative telerecording.

DISCOVERY 371 - Burns Night tx: 1963

A real rarity, even by rarity standards. A complete programme from north of the border that has survived from the 1960s.

Sheila Crawford - Soprano / Duncan Robertson - Tenor / Bill McCue - Bass / Readers - Ian Cuthbertson and James Gibson / Narrator - Alex Allan / Musical Director - George Keenan / Arrangements by Ian Gourlay / Written by Campbell Lennie / Designer - Peter Alexander / Producer - Liam Hood / Director - Brian Mahoney.
Scottish Television.

16mm negative telerecording.
 
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Doctor Omega

Moderator
We are still in the dark, JB. Latest pinch of salt rumours are that something about WHEEL IN SPACE is in the offing and that the 10 minute animation is only part of a bigger reveal. Also that Morris has been demanding a "Found by T.I.E.A and Phillip Morris" credit on the end of any found stories and that is what is holding up negotiations.

But it just seems to be fans making up stuff and whistling in the dark. Nobody has discussed or proven anything concrete whatsoever. So business as usual, sadly. :emoji_disappointed:
 

johnnybear

Member: Rank 6
Thanks, Doc! I guessed it would be Morris holding us up once again although his work in dangerous countries should be noticed, I don't think it should be put onto the actual episode rather a quick DVD extra!
JB
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
Kaleidoscope recovers a huge haul of 1960s /1970s off-air videotape recordings. 405 line conversions


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Kaleidoscope recovers a huge haul of 1960s /1970s off-air videotape recordings. 405 line conversions Archive television organisation Kaleidoscope has recovered a huge haul of 1960s and 1970s off-air videotape recordings that were thought to be a collection of audio recordings. Programmes featured on the tapes include missing footage from Top of the Pops, Lift Off with Ayshea, Saturday Variety, 45, It's Cliff and more. The domestic electronic 405-625 line conversion process is demonstrated by Project Manager David Dean. This project has been commissioned and financed by Kaleidoscope to enable a large batch of lost episodes of TV shows to be played again in the best possible quality.
 

johnnybear

Member: Rank 6
Well I'm hoping for Evil of The Daleks and Wheel in Space but you never know! Richard Latto? What kind of name is that and I've never heard of him before!!! Is he one of Morris's goons?
JB
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
He just seems to be a BBC radio producer and had something to do with the recent discovery of the previously missing original film prints of the entire WORZEL GUMMIDGE show, which are being remastered for blu-ray.
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
If it isn't DOCTOR WHO | would rather he just said. Nixing DOCTOR WHO possibilities should be standard procedure imo.

Instead he lets the possibility hang in the air.

That's the sort of thing that is so tiresome about the MISSING EPISODE saga. Fans who could put rumours and rampant speculation swiftly to bed choosing instead to play silly "I've got a secret!" mind games.


Unless it really is DOCTOR WHO episodes, of course.....
 
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Doctor Omega

Moderator
Current speculation on Mondas.....

Film inserts for The Five Doctors or something else season twenty?
No idea if they’re still around or not
I believe the S20 film was all lost except Five Doctors, which exists and was restored for DVD. It would be nice if something like Mawdryn or Arc were found (not sure which others have location filming), but I don't know that the dates line up.
 
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