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Author Topic: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes  (Read 388 times)

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UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« on: August 25, 2019, 06:18:57 PM »
Just caught the last few minutes of 'The Royal Train' episode, which was followed by a timely reminder that Gold (Virgin Media 124) will airing 3 lost episodes starting 8pm tonight.

Tonight: 'The loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker' (S2 E3)
Monday: 'A Stripe for Frazier' (S2 E5)
Tuesday: 'Under Fire' (S2 E6)

These episodes were originally broadcast in 1969 and have never been broadcast since because they were... well... lost.

The Virgin Media TV guide doesn't provide much info, but I'm expecting salvaged clips cut with surviving cast/production crew (are there any?) adding insight.  If you're a fan of the show, as I am, it's probably worth a look.
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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 06:43:03 PM »
They've been re-created using new actors, no archive footage used I believe. Should be worth a watch though

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-08-22/dads-army-the-lost-episodes-air-date-cast-trailer/

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
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nd have never been broadcast since because they were... well... lost.
Not lost ,just erased. video tape at the time was   expensive so it was reused.One day they'll develop the technology to capture ALL  tv and radio broadcasts ever made as there still floating off into space.

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 08:47:44 PM »
sorry, but one of my pet hates is when tv series change the actors playing characters.

I spend most of the time thinking 'who the hell is that?'

so for me, a no watch I'm afraid.
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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 08:53:13 PM »
sorry, but one of my pet hates is when tv series change the actors playing characters.

I spend most of the time thinking 'who the hell is that?'

so for me, a no watch I'm afraid.
It would be a bit difficult to use the original actors.   :D I watched tonight's episode, and enjoyed it.  Because they used the original scripts, you can tell the characters apart from the way they talk.

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 09:09:37 PM »
There was a "lost" episode restored some ten years ago.

"Room at the Bottom" was only found as a 16mm black & white film recording, the original colour video tape was lost.

Researchers discovered that the B&W film did actually contain chroma data, and they were able to recreate a restored coloiur version from it - and very good it was, too..

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 09:20:24 PM »

It would be a bit difficult to use the original actors. ........  Because they used the original scripts

I suppose they could have used a ghost writer if the original scripts were not available.
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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 09:25:13 PM »
There was a "lost" episode restored some ten years ago.

"Room at the Bottom"
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The one were (the self appointed to rank of) Captain Mainwaring is told it's more the norm to have a lieutenant in charge of a platoon, so....

One of Wilson's best episodes. :beers:
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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 09:26:15 PM »
sorry, but one of my pet hates is when tv series change the actors playing characters.

I spend most of the time thinking 'who the hell is that?'

so for me, a no watch I'm afraid.
It would be a bit difficult to use the original actors.   :D I watched tonight's episode, and enjoyed it.  Because they used the original scripts, you can tell the characters apart from the way they talk.

I realise that, but to me it just isn't right, as per when they made the film which just wasn't dads army.

sorry.

so many of these things stink of trying to make a few pounds on the back of the real thing.
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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 09:52:50 PM »

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so many of these things stink of trying to make a few pounds on the back of the real thing.

I don't think they are going to make much on the back of a showing on UK Gold tbh  :hmmm:

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2019, 09:54:10 PM »
I enjoyed it anyway, a harmless bit of fun and a nice tribute to the originals

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 08:31:26 PM »
sorry, but one of my pet hates is when tv series change the actors playing characters.

I spend most of the time thinking 'who the hell is that?'

so for me, a no watch I'm afraid.
It would be a bit difficult to use the original actors.   :D I watched tonight's episode, and enjoyed it.  Because they used the original scripts, you can tell the characters apart from the way they talk.

I realise that, but to me it just isn't right, as per when they made the film which just wasn't dads army.

sorry.

so many of these things stink of trying to make a few pounds on the back of the real thing.
I absolutely agree about the film. I could only watch about half of it.
  I think that the use of the original scripts help these versions.

We can always agree to disagree.

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 07:25:04 AM »
The thing that helped the original cast was most of them were old soldiers, they new exactly how to behave as a soldier, then do the acting.
Almost all of the home guard were ex WW1 servicemen, or had done national service (unless in a reserved occupation and there weren't that many of them)

Modern actors have no clue as to how to behave as a soldier and neither do the directors. Often ending up with a bunch of slovenly misfits that wouldn't get past the training camp guard room.

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Re: UK telly: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2019, 08:36:44 AM »
It was a shame it had to be on pay TV, we don't get that were I live, only the freeview channels, I do understand why, but its a pity this original BBC program was not produced by the BBC, after all they are technically a Pay TV  service given the cost of the TV licence.

I wonder if someone like Dave will pick it up.

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