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    I have just updated and put the final touches to a document I have been putting together for quite a while now. I hope it will be of interest to many of you here who have fond memories of the BBC colour trade test transmissions.

    My updated and completed work:

    "The Day-To-Day Schedules of BBC Trade Test Colour Films" can be found here:




    http://www.testcardcircle.org.uk/ttcfp60.html



    We start off in 1956 with the very early colour films which ran as experimental tests for colour from the Crystal Palace transmitter only. As you scan through the years you will see how the films build up, appearing on the new BBC-2 channel for the first time in January 1964.

    By the Autumn of 1967 a full schedule is running on BBC-2 throughout the whole day covering most of the country. Scan through each day and cherish the memories right up to the very end in August 1973.

    There is also a complete “A – Z” of every Colour Film used between 1956 and 1973. This has also been updated and can be found here:




    TRADE TEST COLOUR FILM A TO Z



    Malcy B

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    Excellent research and list...very well done. I remember one that isn't on the list (at least I couldn't see it) called 'The Earth Provides' made by Movietone. I know of it because I was working for the BBC in 1966 and remember it being run in Telecine on 35mm Eastman Colour.



    I purchased a couple of these several years back from a petrol companies library on DVD...but sadly they were of very poor quality...luckily I have had better luck with 16mm technicolor prints from America. Movietone also sold me a copy on VHS tape of 'The Earth Provides' (£120) the picture was excellent but the sound was badly distorted!

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    name='Film Man']Excellent research and list...very well done. I remember one that isn't on the list (at least I couldn't see it) called 'The Earth Provides' made by Movietone. I know of it because I was working for the BBC in 1966 and remember it being run in Telecine on 35mm Eastman Colour.



    I purchased a couple of these several years back from a petrol companies library on DVD...but sadly they were of very poor quality...luckily I have had better luck with 16mm technicolor prints from America. Movietone also sold me a copy on VHS tape of 'The Earth Provides' (£120) the picture was excellent but the sound was badly distorted!

    Film Man
    Fantastic research - well done. This is a very long shot I know, but do you recall a film around 68-69 where a journey through either Switzerland or Austria in springtime was undertaken in a little red sportscar? I have vivid memories of this film as I sat and watched it in awe in front of our brand new Decca Colour TV, aged 7 or 8? Any ideas what it was called?

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