Is it too late to be 1948?

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Is it too late to be 1948?

PostThu Oct 23, 2014 2:31 pm

Monty Python fans should be pleased to hear that copies of 1967's At Last, the 1948 Show have turned up in the collection of the late David Frost.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/newly-found-tapes-capture-john-cleese-and-graham-chapman-pre-python/?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpBlogHeadline&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Cleese and Chapman appeared in it and the earliest version of "Four Yorkshiremen" was broadcast on the show.



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Re: Is it too late to be 1948?

PostFri Oct 24, 2014 5:29 am

boblipton wrote:Monty Python fans should be pleased to hear that tapes of 1967's At Last, the 1948 Show have turned up in the collection of the late David Frost.

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Cleese and Chapman appeared in it and the earliest version of "Four Yorkshiremen" was broadcast on the show.

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Films, not tapes, of course. But otherwise, well noted. It's nothing short of miraculous because at one point there was almost nothing of it left and now the entire series is almost complete.

"Who'd have thought, 30 years ago, we'd be sitting here watching the nearly complete run of At Last The 1948 Show? In them days we were glad to have just a clip on a piece of film... A scratched piece of film... With tramlines and torn perforations..." etcetera...
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Re: Is it too late to be 1948?

PostTue Sep 15, 2015 1:29 pm

They did it again! More missing episodes were returned so now the whole show is practically complete (even more than in my previous post).
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Re: Is it too late to be 1948?

PostFri Sep 18, 2015 5:09 am

... and now for something completely different!
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Re: Is it too late to be 1948?

PostThu Nov 05, 2015 3:29 am

For those who're interested, three of the newly discovered episodes are now legally available on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/OMPcomedy/videos

Quite amazing because it seemed that they were going to be safe but unavailable for a long time to come.
S1E1 is a strong one, but S2E7 is especially pythonesque.
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