Thankyou Guru, for these awesome scans. I am truly loving the nostalgia. I was only 4 or 5 at the time these were taken, so I certainly can't remember them. I used to love Stevie Wright and William Shakespeare when i was a kid.
So a big thankyou from me!!!
An interesting point Guru about TV stations picking up stuff from YouTube. I know that the guy who put up the blooper tape of Peter Russell Clarke gets very upset when it is lifted and rebroadcast by TV. He went over the top after the most recent incident and reposted it on YT with large lettering over the top of the picture.
I find it flattering when the TV stations lift my footage. I posted to YT a story I recorded off the Today show in 1993 about Sydney being awarded the 2000 Olympics. It included footage of Tanya Blencoe which TEN News lifted for a "where is she now" story about Tanya on the tenth anniversary of the Sydney Olympics. I knew the clip came from my YT video because it had the original caption underneath.
Out of curiosity....what is the likelihood of 70's Countdowns being an Beta tapes?
I think Beta recorders came here about 77/78 so one assumes even at the earliest a 'lost' Countdown would be from that era. I guess anything from 1974 - 76 would more likely be on a Umatic tape?
Hope you find something on those tapes anyway, would be fantastic.