From the Archive is a British television blog that has an emphasis on British television preservation, restoration, archiving, and missing episodes of our favourite series. The podcast focuses on series generally from the 1950s to 1990s.
If you have feedback or questions you would like to have read on the podcast or general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This podcast is a co-production between From the Archive: A British Television Blog and Kaleidoscope. Thank you for listening to it.
From the Archive Ep. 13: The Box of Delights with Renny Rye
For many of us, our festive viewing includes the groundbreaking 1984 BBC television adaptation of The Box Of Delights. This has enthralled viewers for 35 years. We have decided that we needed to celebrate this milestone by having a conversation with the director of this incredible serial, Renny Rye. Take a listen as we talk with Renny about his career and how he got connected with The Box of Delights. It’s a fun conversation that spans not only that series but some of his other work too.
From the Archive ep 12: DW Randolph Tapes and The Beatles
This episode focuses on the recently discovered Doctor Who audio recordings known as The Randolph Tapes with analysis from Robert Franks and audio examples. Then, we talk with Beatles Expert Keith Badman about off-air audio recordings of Beatles missing TV broadcasts. Finally, we announce the find of a previously lost Rolling Stones audio clip from a TV appearance from the 1960s. This is a fantastic episode!
From the Archive Episode 11: Dad’s Army 50th Anniversary
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We could litter the description of this episode with loads of famous Dad’s Army catchphrases but this series is so much more than that. Now, 50 years after its first broadcast, it is still entertaining people around the world with a very healthy following. We wanted to celebrate this series! We have interviews with Frank Williams, Martin Geraghty, and some Dad's Army rarities!
From the Archive Episode 10: Tales of Television Centre & ITV Archives
This episode is a conversation with Director Richard Marson about the making of his 2012 BBC4 documentary, "Tales of Television Centre" and a conversation with ITV Archive Manager Andrew Gavaghan!
From the Archive Episode 9: Doctor Who Season 12 Blu-ray Set Edition
Doctor Who has an established history of DVD sets chocked full of amazing extras and interesting documentaries about the series’ past. Now, as classic Doctor Who enters the realm of Blu-ray sets by season, how do they top themselves?
This episode of From the Archive: A British Television Podcast, takes a look at how the team lead by Russell Minton decided to evolve the range to not only make it more appealing to fans but unleash the floodgates of archive material never made available to the public before now.
We talk with Russell Minton about his vision for these sets, Richard Bignell about the research and work that went into providing the loads of archive material to this set that has never been available to fans before now, Ed Stradling about updating old documentaries and making new ones for this set, and Derek Handley who not only talks about the work that goes into the photo galleries but also the BBC Photographic Library and his work tracking down photos we have not seen before for the sets.
We also talk to Stephen Cranford who was a close friend to Graham Strong who recently passed away. Graham gave us the gift of crystal clear audio recordings to many missing Doctor Who episodes and we pay tribute to his legacy and find out more about who Graham was.
It’s a very interesting episode that shows off the sheer amount of work that goes into some of our favourite extras on the classic Doctor Who DVD & Blu-ray range.
If you have feedback or questions you would like to have read on the podcast or general inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you! This podcast is a co-production between From the Archive: A British Television Blog and Kaleidoscope. Thank you for listening.
From the Archive Episode 8: The Top 100 Lost TV Shows/BBC Genome
We talk with Ray Langstone about the Top 100 Lost TV Shows and Jake Berger about the BBC Genome project!
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The best podcast on media preservation and restoration
Absolutely wonderful in-depth interviews with the people actively working to preserve and restore the cultural heritage that is British television and radio. The episode length may seem daunting, but the people are so engaging and the conversations so interesting that the episodes fly by.
Great deep geeking out on the best TV ever made.
There are podcasts you can listen to as background music. This is not one of those. Great interviews, production and always a deep dive. If you love your British TV (and that includes anyone who spent too much time watching PBS in the 1980's), this is well worth the time to subscribe to. It's not snarky and is a positive look at a golden era made by someone who REALLY knows their stuff.