From the Archive: A British Television Podcast
By Greg Bakun
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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.
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 11: Dad’s Army 50th Anniversary||Permission to upload a new episode of the podcast Sir! 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...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 10: Tales of Television Centre & ITV Archives||BBC Television Centre has a place in many of hearts that adore British television. When news came about its closure, it upset many that the BBC would leave such an iconic location. A wonderful documentary was produced before it closed. Directed by...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom 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..||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 8: The Top 100 Lost TV Shows/BBC Genome||When we think of Lost TV Shows, it’s possible that the same 10 to 15 series may come to mind. Different series are important to different people. That is why this Kaleidoscope initiative led by Ray Langstone is so unique. He tallied from anyone who...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 7: Missing Believed Wiped Preview||It’s been an exciting year for the return of missing material and one of the great ways to see some of this material is to go to the BFI’s Missing Believed Wiped event on the 16th of December! We take time in this episode to preview some of the...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 6: Grace Gibson Productions||Back before television, radio was King or perhaps in Australia it was Queen! The first part of this episode is an interview with the Managing Director of Grace Gibson Productions Bruce Ferrier. Bruce now runs a production company that started in the...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 5: Sue Malden||We are pleased as punch in this episode of our podcast as we are able to have a conversation with Sue Malden! Sue was named the first BBC Archive Selector back in 1978 and her work revolutionised the way programs have been selected and kept in...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 4: Tristan Brittain-Dissont pt. 2||We are very excited to present an EXTENDED LENGTH edition of this podcast. We have many rare clips included in it that we are proud to be able to present here. First and foremost, we continue our conversation with Tristan Brittain-Dissont. Tristan is...||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 3 Tristan Brittain-Dissont Part 1||We celebrate one of the most influential comedies that has ever come out of the BBC, HANCOCK’S HALF HOUR but even more so we celebrate Tony Hancock himself. This episode features the first of a two part interview with the Archivist of the Tony...||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Episode 2 Chris Perry Kaleidoscope Part 2||Episode 2 of our podcast, From the Archive, picks up with the second part of our interview with Kaleidoscope CEO Chris Perry. In the previous episode, we talked at great lengths about missing episodes, television preservation and archives. This...||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Archive Ep 1-Chris Perry Kaleidoscope Pt 1||Introducing the new British television podcast, From the Archive! We celebrate all things British television with an emphasis of television preservation, locating missing material and restoration. Our first episode is the first part of an interview...||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
Well-Researched & Interesting Stuff
If you're at all a fan of British television, you should check this podcast out. Or maybe you love learning about the history of archival TV and looking for lost material? From the Archive has that, too! Greg is genuinely passionate about British TV and he definitely does his homework and the resulting podcast is really interesting and easy to listen to.
Keep up the great work, Greg!
Podcasting done right !
Great job Greg ! - EK