Read this: BBC archives - Gone but not forgotten - Features, TV Radio - The Independent
Summary: A rare tape of the programme reveals that this is indeed the case, along with the unforgettable sight of a 25ft-high banana statue dominating the grounds of Southern Television. Why, runs the popular argument, should any broadcasting company have paid to store the likes of Compact, an early 1960s BBC soap opera that was critically loathed in its heyday or any other material of little or no repeat value Another reason for the retention of such programmes is as a counterbalance to the more corrosive effects of nostalgia. - independent.co.ukwww.independent.co.ukBBC archives - Gone but not forgotten - …
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