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#101 LittleChris

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 22:32

Back to my parting comment Gary. Who paid for it in the first place ? :)

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#102 Gary C

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 22:33

oh please. So ........therefore we all own about 2 minutes worth of footage that resides at the BBC then???

#103 LittleChris

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 22:48

As long as my 2 minutes worth doesn't involve DIY, gardening or celebrity dancing :p

#104 Gary C

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 23:03

that's certainly fair enough!!

#105 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:23

Originally posted by LittleChris
Back to my parting comment Gary. Who paid for it in the first place ? :)


Time to write to our MPs I guess... on second thoughts are they all far too busy working on thier expenses claims to reply?
They are, according the the newspapers in recent weeks....

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#106 RTH

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 14:30

Originally posted by simonlewisbooks


Time to write to our MPs I guess... on second thoughts are they all far too busy working on thier expenses claims to reply?
They are, according the the newspapers in recent weeks....

Simon


Revealed last week one MP claimed £180,000 expenses for the year, ( £100,000 is quite typical ! ) that's on top of their £70,000 ? per year basic salary plus all the free travel warrants......etc etc etc.........

#107 Gary C

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 14:33

we're obviously in the wrong jobs then!!

#108 Stephen W

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 16:45

Originally posted by Gary C
we're obviously in the wrong jobs then!!


JOB that implies the idle barstewards actually work!

#109 Gary C

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 17:00

true !!

#110 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 21:41

http://www.bbc.co.uk.../newmedia.shtml

"To this end, tomorrow we are publishing an experimental prototype which puts the entire BBC programme catalogue onto the Web for the first time, at open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue. "This will allow you to find out about any of the one million programmes that the BBC holds in its archive, going right back to 1937. It's a window onto an amazing cultural and national resource."


I know I've already posted that, but I think it makes more sense in the context here.

Personally, I think it's a massive development. From tomorrow, you're doing to be able to search the entire database to find out what the BBC still have archived. In the next few days, you should be able to answer the question: Do the BBC still have the Oulton Park Gold Cup of 1955 on tape? However, as an exercise, putting their catalog online seems to be a fairly academic trial of limited use to most people. What use is a telephone directory if you don't own a telephone? So why do it?

"Unlocking our archive is one of the biggest challenges we face and, potentially, one of the richest gifts we can give to the nation."

I think it's becoming increasingly likely that the BBC really are on the road to making their entire collection available-on-demand. Lets just hope economics, lawyers and technological limitations don't slow them down too much...

#111 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:55

Originally posted by MrAerodynamicist
I think it's becoming increasingly likely that the BBC really are on the road to making their entire collection available-on-demand. Lets just hope economics, lawyers and technological limitations don't slow them down too much...


I'll second that!

Thank you for posting this update, could be very important.
There has much talk about motor racing material being thrown out for several reasons and thus there being very little left, lets hope this will give us the answer.

Not ready yet.
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#112 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 13:45

It's up...
http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 14:15

Originally posted by MrAerodynamicist
It's up...
http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax


Just had a quick look and so far it looks good. Let's hope they can go slightly further as I'd love to see some of this stuff again!

#114 KJJ

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 14:31

Very interesting......best to check all possible variations of spellings when doing a search. I've already seen programmes indexed for Innis Ireland, Sterling Moss, Mike Hawthorne and Jim Clarke. Now if only you could download!

#115 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 15:26

Unfortunately there seems to be a big hole in that 'Grandstand' just gets lumped in as one, without any detail of the sports covered.

The search also still seems to be a bit messy. Grand Prix and Motor Racing end up producing completely different lists with little overlap. In fact, there doesn't even seem to be a link between the programmes tagged with the words "motor racing", and the programmes that have "motor racing" as their series.

In answer to Stephen W's questions here...

Originally posted by Stephen W
[B]Just spotted details in some old Autosports I just purchased today of early BBC coverage of motor sport. They are as follows:

1) 29th June 1953 - Bo'ness Hillclimb. The feature was an Anglo-Scottish match-up on the hill which was part of the British Hillclimb Championship event.
2) 24th September 1955 - Oulton Park Gold Cup. The start and first few laps were in the first part of the broadcast then the last few laps were the second broadcast.

it appears it's no and no (but they do have some motor cycling from Aintree if you click on the sports special)


As for spelling, there's a 'report an error' link.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 15:27

Originally posted by Paul Butler


Just had a quick look and so far it looks good. Let's hope they can go slightly further as I'd love to see some of this stuff again!

:eek: It even has Captain Zep.

#117 nigel red5

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 18:22

Originally posted by MrAerodynamicist
It's up...
http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax


Good work, both for alerting us yesterday and today. Yeah Searching Formula 1, motor racing, and Grand Prix i guess were the obvious ones.

Believe me you'll have a lot more fun if you type in drivers' names, team names and such. I was quickly led from "Graham Hill" to information about the tom tom & wheelbase episodes that i've read with interest about here in the past.

It's a good giggle having a look around anyways, and i'm losing count of the of times i've said woah or wow in the last hour or so. :)

#118 Gary C

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 18:28

just thought I'd resurrect this thread, as I contacted the ITN Archive for a quote this week and have just received a reply. For a worldwide distribution DVD, this deal is for five years ; the price to use their library material is £2480 per minute then £41.35 per second thereafter. Which is why we don't see much ITN material being used!!

#119 RTH

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:08

So just to be allowed to reproduce 1 hr of film on a DVD would cost over £150,000 payable to ITV in fees alone !
So that will all sit on the shelf forever, unseen by anyone.

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#120 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:10

Words fail me!

#121 ensign14

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:15

Let's face it, ITV has to make money somehow. I can't imagine them doing so with their current "programming".

#122 ian senior

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:06

Originally posted by Gary C
just thought I'd resurrect this thread, as I contacted the ITN Archive for a quote this week and have just received a reply. For a worldwide distribution DVD, this deal is for five years ; the price to use their library material is £2480 per minute then £41.35 per second thereafter. Which is why we don't see much ITN material being used!!


At those kind of prices, there won't be many takers, whatever the subject matter. Why not price things more realistically and get an income stream that way - some money is better than no money.

#123 Gary C

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:37

those are exactly the lines I'm thinking along, Ian!