Trade Chat BBC Trade test colour films
I'm sure many of us remember these film, screened on BBC2 in the years around the colour launch.
What I find disappointing is how few are available to watch now. There are a few on Youtube but the quality of most is abismal.
Amongst those I remember most is Atlantic Parks 1967 made by the National Film Board of Canada. Unfortunately the Youtube clip looks like multi-generation VHS or Beta.
@nuvistor Ah! "The Home Made Car" a really great film.
Ten years ago I was contacted by Lytton Jarmon who rescued a very similar Bull Nose Morris and used it as his everyday transport for most of his life and also wrote the seminal work on these cars.
I had a TV set from 1936 until the war. Each day from 11 am to midday there was a programme called "Film For Demonstration Purposes". This was extremely interesting and looked at the future of Television. It forecast World Wide Television with hundreds of relay stations around the World. I would love to see this again. Do you know if the film has survived?
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Thank you for responding to my website. I'm not aware of that film but I'll make equiries and let you know the outcome. Can you recall the make and model of you television set? From a reception point of view I would also be interested to know where were you living at that time?
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The Home Made Car is better quality than many. The film transfer is good but the video still appears to come from a colour-under source.
But who am I to complain? It's free, but I would gladly pay to see a better version.
According to Carol Vorderman my grandfather got the idea for this after being kicked out of museums as a kid for messing with the exhibits so he decided to build one where the kids were positively encouraged to play with the exhibits. The shell of the building still survives and is now a national monument. Incidentally Carol's father was a senior employee of ours.
My grandfather wasn't happy with the current use of the building but had no say in the matter.
There was another trade test film called "Waves in the Ether" which explains the origins of the Philips logo but I've not been able to find it on YouTube.