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Dad's Army in colour - s03e06 - Room At the Bottom.avi
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Dad's Army in Colour
s03e06 -- Room at the Bottom
Thursday 16 October 1969
Mainwaring discovers that he was never actually promoted to Captain, and must adjust to life at his correct rank:
Saturday 13 December 2008
8:25pm - 9:00pm
Ian Lavender presents a restored episode of Dad's Army shown for the first time in almost 40 years in colour.
This series of Dad's Army was originally recorded in colour. On location, everything was shot on film; in the
studio, the BBC used videotape.
Videotape in 1969 was very heavy and very expensive -- the BBC often wiped their videotapes, to allow them
to be re-used. This episode was recorded on black-and-white film, and the videotape copy wiped.
The transfer was done by pointing a black-and-white film camera at a black-and-white monitor. However, this
was done without filtering out the colour signal, which ended up being transferred to the film copy as a pattern
of very fine dots, called chroma dots.
Up till now, these chroma dots were filtered out prior to broadcast, as they cause interference on a colour TV.
However, it is now possible to use software to decode the pattern of chroma dots, and restore colour to the
black-and-white film copy.
It's just a crying shame that some 21st century BBC twonk decided to shrink the end credits, to squeeze in
an advert for another show.
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