Concealed Lighting

Yeah, I have finally managed to start the torturous process of replacing my video tapes with DVDs. Mind, I’m not talking about replacing official tapes with discs…

In my youth, I had the habit of recording almost any noteworthy comedies or films on blank tapes. I have treasured copies of ‘A Bit Of Fry & Laurie‘, ‘Magic Roundabout’ and various versions of ‘Reeves & Mortimer’. Admittedly, I didn’t always manage to get whole series – I’m watching the first series of the ‘Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer‘ and I only had the vaguest recollection of episode 3 n’ 4, because I hadn’t recorded them at the time. The delights of Greg Mitchell and Corkie, “Noel’s Addicts’ (with the freakishly naked Noel Edmonds) plus the live appearance of Mulligan and O’Hare lamenting the loss of Rose.

I’ll have to root through the rest of the blank tapes now and see what else I’ll need to replace. Mind, some items will never be replaced, most likely… like Reeves and Mortimer’s comedy turn in “The Weekenders” pilot episode ‘The Meat Festival’.

Would it be an abuse of time travel to go back to the 80s and 90s with a DVD recorder to catch the stuff I’ll never get copies of anywhere else?


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