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Andrew Pixley
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:09 am    Post subject: "Daily Cinema" Reply with quote

While I had the file out, I thought that in case it was of any interest to people I'd summarise notes that I made decades ago about what this trade paper listed as being 'In Production' on 'The Avengers' from various issued across the period 1964 to 1966 and 1968.

I'm sure there must be more that people may want to add...

9/10/64: Due to start filming early November
23/10: Due to start 9 November with Elizabeth Shepherd
30/10: Due to start 9 November with Elizabeth Shepherd
6/11: On location in Norfolk. Studio work begun already. ‘Town of No Return’. Director: Peter Graham Scott.
13/11: Episode finishes today.
20/11: Second episode ‘Murder Market’ starts on Monday. Director: Wolf Rilla.
27/11: ‘Murder Market’
4/12: ‘Murder Market’ ends today. Elizabeth Shepherd’s contract terminated.
18/12: Reshooting scenes with Diana Rigg. Scheduled before Christmas: ‘The Master Minds’.
1/1/65: ‘The Master Minds’
8/1: ‘The Master Minds’ ends today. ‘Dial a Deadly Number’ starts on Monday
15/1: ‘Dial a Deadly Number’
22/1: ‘Dial a Deadly Number’
29/1: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
5/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
15/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’ ends on Wednesday
19/2: ‘Too Many Christmas Trees’
1/3: ‘Too Many Christmas Trees’
5/3: ‘The Cybernauts’
12/3: ‘The Cybernauts’
2/4: ‘The Grave Diggers’
9/4: ‘The Grave Diggers’
23/4: ‘Room Without a View’
30/4: ‘A Surfeit of H20’ begins today
7/5: ‘A Surfeit of H20’
28/5: ‘Two’s a Crowd’
4/6: ‘Man Eater of Ferry Green’
11/6: ‘Man Eater of Ferry Green’
18/6: ‘Strictly for the Worms’
25/6: ‘Strictly for the Worms’
2/7: ‘An Hour to Spare’ begins on Monday
9/7: ‘An Hour to Spare’
16/7: ‘Town of No Return’
23/7: ‘Town of No Return’
30/7: ‘Town of No Return’
13/8: ‘Castle De’Ath’
20/8: Production ends today for a two week break
3/9: ‘The Thirteenth Hole’ begins Monday and will be shot entirely on location at Mill Hill
13/3: ‘The Thirteenth Hole’
17/9: ‘Small Game for Big Hunters’
1/10: ‘Small Game for Big Hunters’
8/10: ‘The Girl from Auntie’
15/10: ‘The Girl from Auntie’
22/10: ‘The Girl from Auntie’
29/10: ‘The Quick-Quick-Slow Death’
19/11: ‘The Danger Makers’
26/11: ‘same episode’. Avengers sold to ABC for more than a million
19/11: ‘same episode’
13/12: ‘Danger Makers’
17/12: production continues
31/12: production continues

4/3/66: Filming ends today

19/8: Production begins in colour on 5 September

6/3/68: in production
13/3: in production
20/3: in production
27/3: in production


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great list...chock'full of info..some great episodes listed...How I would have loved to be apart of the film crew, etc
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SonofTPMcKenna
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: "Daily Cinema" Reply with quote

Andrew Pixley wrote:

29/1: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
5/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
15/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’ ends on Wednesday


This is my favourite kind of data, Andrew - shooting dates.

I have my father's appointment diaries for the 70s onwards, but no original source material for the 60s.

In this instance, it crucially confirms a clash with another project which is recounted in the book. Many thanks.
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Andrew Pixley
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: "Daily Cinema" Reply with quote

SonofTPMcKenna wrote:
Andrew Pixley wrote:

29/1: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
5/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’
15/2: ‘Death at Bargain Prices’ ends on Wednesday


This is my favourite kind of data, Andrew - shooting dates.

I have my father's appointment diaries for the 70s onwards, but no original source material for the 60s.

In this instance, it crucially confirms a clash with another project which is recounted in the book. Many thanks.


There's an awful lot of data available for TV and film production. Have you checked out your dad's contract files at the BBC Written Archive Centre? I'm sure you'd find it massively useful.

All the best

Andrew

PS: Have you checked out the paperwork held by the BFI? Or anything that the Kaleidoscope organisation may hold?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this. Things moved amazingly quickly in Dec '64. Only 14 days after Elizabeth Shepherd's termination, Diana Rigg was filming. The crew were very lucky to find someone of Diana's calibre that quickly Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and look how quickly she inhabited the part. It's quite hard to grasp that Too Many Christmas Trees was made so early, the chemistry between Diana and Patrick is so obvious, and Emma's personality already so evident. They really struck gold with Diana. Second time lucky!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Yes, and look how quickly she inhabited the part. It's quite hard to grasp that Too Many Christmas Trees was made so early, the chemistry between Diana and Patrick is so obvious, and Emma's personality already so evident. They really struck gold with Diana. Second time lucky!



I believe Diana was always in the mix..but lost out...and then the producers were lucky..Rigg was available ..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2022 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: "Daily Cinema" Reply with quote

Andrew Pixley wrote:


There's an awful lot of data available for TV and film production. Have you checked out your dad's contract files at the BBC Written Archive Centre? I'm sure you'd find it massively useful.

All the best

Andrew

PS: Have you checked out the paperwork held by the BFI? Or anything that the Kaleidoscope organisation may hold?


Those are great tips, Andrew. I have to admit I was ignorant about the BBC's written archive being viewable.

I've wangled my way onto a private FB group for former BBC TV Centre staff and have gotten great memories from people there. It's been a great place for information about all the aspects of studio shooting and the types of cameras used.

For example, I asked once about my dad doing Jackanory and the very next day I had the record date, studio number (Lime Grove) and even the tape number.

I also shared the production schedule I had for Trojan Horse and that sparked a tremendous discussion all about the days of 50min 'as live' records and the like.

Kaleidoscope I was unaware of, so that's another one for my list, and the BFI.

Many thanks for the suggestions!

Stephen
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Andrew Pixley
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2022 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: "Daily Cinema" Reply with quote

Hello Stephen Smile


SonofTPMcKenna wrote:
Those are great tips, Andrew. I have to admit I was ignorant about the BBC's written archive being viewable.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/bbc-written-archives-centre/zdy9scw

You can book a visit for academic, private or commercial projects. Your dad's contract files (one sequence for radio, one sequence for television) would - theoretically - list all the BBC shows that he worked on, the date he was contracted, the dates that he worked, probably the studio location/number, the project number, the location dates... and possibly the locations. You could also then cross-reference this to the scripts held at the archive which would give you more production information - and for some programmes there are actually production files with correspondence to the cast, filming and OB schedules, studio schedules, etc. etc.

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I've wangled my way onto a private FB group for former BBC TV Centre staff and have gotten great memories from people there. It's been a great place for information about all the aspects of studio shooting and the types of cameras used.

For example, I asked once about my dad doing Jackanory and the very next day I had the record date, studio number (Lime Grove) and even the tape number.


Oh, wonderful! That's certain all the sort of data that you'd be able to get from the WAC.

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Kaleidoscope I was unaware of, so that's another one for my list, and the BFI.


https://www.tvbrain.info/

Kaleidoscope's TV Brain database is very useful because of its extensive TV credit cross-indexing; again it has some production information, and they also have an archive of paperwork that you can arrange to view.

The BFI have an online database of their holdings. All manner of odds and ends... but they can take some finding.

For theatre work, the online archive of "The Stage" is massively useful. And for films, there's trade journals like "Daily Cinema", "Kine Weekly" and "Variety" which are good for production dates.

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Many thanks for the suggestions!


Happy to help when I have a moment. Smile

All the best

Andrew
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Andrew.

It is fascinating information, even if quite trivial in the greater scheme of things.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
Thanks for sharing Andrew.

It is fascinating information, even if quite trivial in the greater scheme of things.


My pleasure... and I think possibly it's the trivial nature that appeal to and amuses me! Smile

All the best

Andrew
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