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    I've never done it, but I've heard of others doing so.

    Many episodes of Doctor Who are currently missing from the archives, but there were several fans who made audio recordings. All the missing episodes have the audio available thanks to these fans. Some of them connected the tape device directly to the TV audio output, so they recorded it without capturing external sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyten View Post
    Used to tape TV & Radio on an old Reel to Reel, til one day I put the tape on wrong,and it started playing backwards!! freaked me out & never used it again
    No messages for satan?

    What did you record, just out of curiosity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman View Post
    Are you using a line-out? I mean, the only reason we didn't, was that the TV didn't have one.
    No, I didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman View Post
    No messages for satan?

    What did you record, just out of curiosity?
    Used the record the Friday Rock show, TOTP, I'm sorry i'll read that again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyten View Post
    Used the record the Friday Rock show, TOTP, I'm sorry i'll read that again
    You wouldn't still have any TOTP by any chance? Some of those are really hard to find...

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    When I had my first cassette recorder in 1972 I use to tape films off the tv.The first films I recorded were the Morecambe And Wise film That Riviera Touch and The Karate Killers one of The Man From U.N.C.L.E spin- off films cobbled together from two part episodes from the series.
    I also loved taping radio shows especially the Radio 2 comedy sketch show Hello Cheeky and repeats of The Goons and Hancock's Half Hour

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    Did anyone ever see the bob monkhouse programme about his huge archive of stuff hed recorded and also how hed go through the tv times etc and if the show started late he would correct the time

    i did record stuff but wish id never got
    rid of the tapes but i was very young.
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    Yes, Monkhouse was such a huge hoarder of recording TV programmes - I think that he certainly recorded every TV show that he appeared in during the 1980s and 1990s and had several TVs and VCRs around his home.

    I also heard that Reg Varney of On the Buses fame used to do similar things in the 1970s - he recorded an LWT sitcom called On the 'Gate which was from 1976.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyten View Post
    Used the record the Friday Rock show, TOTP, I'm sorry i'll read that again
    The Friday Rock Show with Tommy Vance? Wasn't that one of the few programmes from Radio 1 that was on FM pre-1989? In the 88-91 Radio 2 frequencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Yes, Monkhouse was such a huge hoarder of recording TV programmes - I think that he certainly recorded every TV show that he appeared in during the 1980s and 1990s and had several TVs and VCRs around his home.

    I also heard that Reg Varney of On the Buses fame used to do similar things in the 1970s - he recorded an LWT sitcom called On the 'Gate which was from 1976.
    Dick Emery also was also another early home video taper. His collection contains early performances by Queen and Lenny Henry that had their master tapes wiped.
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