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Old 31st Jan 2021, 7:27 pm   #101
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A few air bubbles in that 6/6 and who took the top off the EHT box? Great film. John.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 10:53 pm   #102
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Itís very interesting to hear discussion about the Hereís looking at you song. For years Iíve been trying to find a complete version of it. Iíve found that thereís a raw recording which is cut and mangled in certain places, which actually shows that thereís a whole part of the intro missing that isnít on the normal video which seems to circulate around. That and a few additional angles of Helen McKay. (I think peter shared this version in the thread)

I also recently watched a documentary on YouTube about the introduction and development of early television, where they recreated the first pictures which wouldíve been broadcast, one of which being a completely different performance of Hereís Looking At You with different singers (a group of men) Iíve not seen any other mentions of this version anywhere!

The television song is also another classic, which Iíve probably heard 20 times over within the past 3 months!

Thanks for the encouragement Andy. I now fear that I have a short in my Tube. Iíve checked the bias resistor and reads ok. I think the best thing for me to do is to find my avo, and see if I can put it into continuity to see if thereís a short between any of the pins.

Iím now back at uni, so the set has been reassembled awaiting a follow up visit from my soldering iron!

The radio has recently lost most of its sensitivity so will follow with voltage checks on valve bases. I have built a signal tracer to use In aid of fixing this as well.

Promising signs! I contemplated doing an alignment on it but quite worried about ruining the fragile cores.

Just a thought. Do those little RF capacitors on the wafer switches go bad?
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 11:23 pm   #103
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Thanks for the lyrics Peter [post 96*]. The song and singer have always impressed. They couldn't really have had anything better or more appropriate at that moment in time but I doubt that it was fully understood then ...or now even! Unfortunately we are currently swamped with an avalanche of product and "Boxed Sets" that add to social problems/addictions via globalisation! In the sixties you could watch the Wednesday Play, which might even change things via Parliament and was very popular with ordinary people who would never have gone to the theatre but watched every week as with "That Was The Week That Was" which emptied the pubs on a Saturday night because it showed what was really going on! I was there-under age! The BBC did it's job "Educate and Entertain" but probably not in Reith's monastic/confused version! A sad man.

During the current lockdowns the BBC has brought out token recordings of relatively current plays! That also happened in the first few weeks of BBC4 then it was gone! Why! If the theatre lacks subsidy why not find a bigger audience? Our national broadcaster has the money [our money] to buy in such content.
In "normal" times you can't get a ticket, say in London, without booking months ahead. They actually laugh at you! Eighty years ago [when experiments with sending the audio of a play over telephone lines took place] someone said "Won't it be great, in the future, when you can go to the Theatre without leaving your home?" You can do that "live" in a cinema now [eventually] or via a broadcast recording but still not directly! Why is that? Let's try ONLY showing recordings of sport and see what happens If the theatre always lacks money and TV needs more content/ratings what's the problem? I'm not a major theatrical in any way but I am keen on TELE VISION fulfilling it's original promise ie "Seeing from afar!"

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Old 1st Feb 2021, 10:25 am   #104
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A few air bubbles in that 6/6 and who took the top off the EHT box? Great film. John.
Not just bubbles but "Muck & Bubbles".
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 9:22 pm   #105
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That fragmented footage is fascinating. At one point Hyam Greenbaum looks round and appears to be concerned how the rehearsal is going.

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Oddly, apart from him conducting on film, I can find no images of Greenbaum at all.
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Not just bubbles but "Muck & Bubbles".
I really should have seen that was coming! John.
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