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A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series - A88020687
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

At last

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A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

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You can call me TC

This is a very comprehensive history. The title caught my eye because it was a show I used to love watching. I can't remember much about it but I know Tim Brooke-Taylor was always my favourite.

By the way, I lived outside London and it was certainly on our telly every week. Thursdays, I think.


A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

Post 3

Bluebottle

Thanks for reading this, I'm glad it brought back memories. smiley - ok

I've double checked and apparently London was the only area that showed it in full and in the intended order - but I've not found details about outside London which episodes weren't shown in which region.

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A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

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You can call me TC

Well, we lived in the Newmarket area and I can clearly remember the Rediffusion signature as well.


A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

Post 5

Bluebottle

Well any programme that Rediffusion made that was broadcast on Anglia's region would have had the Rediffusion logo. And I'm not disputing that you saw it, I was just going by both the Monty Python Encyclopedia and the booklet that came with the DVD, and both say that the show was 'only seen in full in the London area'.smiley - shrug Unhelpfully it doesn't define exactly what is meant by 'in full' other than stating that episode orders were changed. To me if it wasn't shown 'in full' implies either they showed 12 or fewer of the 13 episodes where you were, or that at least some of the episodes were censored.

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Post 6

You can call me TC

Tat makes sense. I probably didn't see all the episodes. I know it left me wanting more!


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Post 7

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

This isn't a series I'm familiar with, so I learned a lot from this Entry - particularly about the links between Round the Horne and other programmes!

Am I right in thinking 'the lovely Aimi MacDonald' is a quote from the show? Yes, I see that's mentioned later smiley - ok

The timeline in the first two paragraphs is not easy to follow - 1967, 1955-1968, October 1967, February to March 1967, September to November 1967, Summer 1967 - not sure if it can be tweaked.

"two of the comedy team he had assembled for The Frost Report, particularly John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor" - *namely* John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor?

"Dennis Norden" - Denis Norden

"Many of the sketches that the show contained had either been written for The Frost Report" - delete "either"?

" Australia's ABC network of censored scenes" - could the sentence be split somehow?

" this series is regarded as the campaign's greatest success." - excellent smiley - ok


A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

Post 8

Bluebottle

Thanks for reading this through. I've made some tweaks to the opening paragraphs to reduce and combine smiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote and move some of the content it had involved into the Making section, so hopefully it flows better now.

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A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series

Post 9

You can call me TC

Have just read it through again. I was quite overcome by waves of nostalgia as I saw the Ferret Song and the Rhubarb Tart song mentioned - I can still sing both of these off by heart, as well as I'm Taking my Oyster for Walkies, and the Angus Prune Tune. I could only afford one (5" reel to reel) tape back in those days, so I would record "I'm Sorry I'll read that again" every Sunday and play it over and over again, because I had to re-use the tape the following week for the next episode.

My friend and I also went all the way to London once to see a recording of the show.


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