The Bits in Between...

The Bits in Between...

An interview with Andrew Martin a BBC preservation expert

Andrew Martin, an expert from the BBC's archives, tells us why the bits in between television programmes aren't just the times you can nip out and make a cup of tea.


Providing Guidance

As far back as the 1950s, a few productions would have to have some kind of warning fixed to the front of them. One of the famous occasions is 'Quatermass II', the second of the Nigel Kneale science-fiction serials from the '50s, where one of the episodes still survives to this day with a warning for persons of a nervous disposition or children that they perhaps shouldn't be watching because of the particularly scary scenes.
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