My A/V Material Wants List
This is a list of VHS material needed for prospective projects, which would rely on someone videotaping this material when it was aired on TV originally, having kept it all these years, and is also willing to loan the tapes out for me to transfer. If anyone does have any rare material which they'd be prepared to loan out for digital transfer, I have various equipment which was assembled over the years at some personal expense (click photos to enlarge);
JVC HR-S7600 VCR (plays PAL VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, & SVHS-C Tapes via S-Video)
JVC HR-S9500U VCR (plays NTSC VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, & SVHS-C Tapes via S-Video)
Sony J30SDI (plays PAL & NTSC BetaCam SP/SX/Digital, & MPEG IMX large/small size tapes via S-Video/SDI)
Sony HVR-M15E VTR (plays PAL & NTSC HDV 1080i/720p, DVCAM & DV full/mini size tapes via FireWire)

DataVideo TBC-1000 Time Base Corrector (via S-Video)
Panasonic DMR-ES10 Passthru TBC DVD Recorder (via S-Video)
Artcessories CLEANBox Pro unbalanced XLR to balanced phono/mini-jack audio converter

WinXP capture PC (AMD X2 7850 2.8GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5450, 250GB HDD), with;
Asus My Cinema ES2-750 Capture Card (captures analogue PAL via S-Video)
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro Capture Card (captures analogue NTSC, PAL & PAL-60 via S-Video)
Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI Capture Card (captures digital NTSC & PAL via BNC)
ATI TV Wonder 600 USB Capture Stick (captures analogue NTSC & PAL via S-Video)

Win10 PC (i7-7700K 4.2GHz CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 15TB in HDDs), with;
4 x Pioneer BDR-212DBK BD/DVD/CD Writers (allowing 4 identical simultaneous burns)

Sony TC-WE435 Double Audio Cassette Deck
Goldsource ST-1500 1500w 240v/110v voltage converter (to power US units)

HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw Laser Printer (for covers & artwork)
Epson XP-860 Inkjet Printer (with ADF Scanner & DVD/Blu-Ray disc printing)
Epson GT-15000 Large-Format A3 Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm8100 35mm Photo Film Scanner
Software; GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects & Encore
The above equipment means I can transfer the following vintage tape formats in PAL & NTSC, to DVD/Blu-Ray
I have also hired units to transfer other formats in the past. If you're interested in any of my fanmade projects, you can contact me via email at , or through the Rob's Online Showcase Facebook page, plus check out & 'like' that Facebook page to see the latest in-progress updates to any current projects.
The Mary Whitehouse Experience & Spin-offs
The Mary Whitehouse Experience was a British topical sketch comedy show produced by the BBC in association with Spitting Image Productions. It starred two comedy double acts - David Baddiel and Rob Newman, and also Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. It was broadcast on both radio and television in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The aim of this project would be to create a complete DVD box-set of the original two series', and the teams' spin-off shows as listed below (with menus, covers & disc art). I have already sourced TMWE series 2, and N&BIP series 1 both in OK quality VHS to DVD transfer from an Ebay user who was selling a huge lot of 149 old VHS tapes in 2011. He'd done the transfer himself prior to selling the tapes and traded copies with me. His copies are higher in quality than any internet version out there, but everything else still needs to be sourced for this set.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience Radio Show Series 1-4 (Have so-so quality tape to MP3 transfers of these)
The Mary Whitehouse Experience Series 1 (Have a poor quality VHS to VCD/MPEG-1 transfer of this)
The Mary Whitehouse Experience Series 2 (Have a OK quality VHS to DVD transfer of this)
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces Series 1 (Have a OK quality VHS to DVD transfer of this)
The Imaginatively Titled Punt And Dennis Show Series 1 (Have a poor quality VHS to AVI transfer of this)
Punt And Dennis Series 2 (Have a poor quality VHS to AVI transfer of this)

Both series' of TMWE are around on the internet as poor quality MPEG-1/VCDs, N&BIP can be found as an OK VHS to AVI transfer, and both series' of Punt & Dennis are also out there as somewhat poorly transferred & compressed VHS to AVI transfers. Proper VHS to DVD transfers of any of those entries would be much higher in quality. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
Gamesmaster Series 1-7
Gamesmaster was a UK Channel 4 TV show that ran for 126 episodes over 7 series', from 1992 to 1998, dedicated to video games. I was a huge fan growing up and later searched for a number of years to find bootleg DVD versions of all 7 series, but to no avail. It has never officially been released on VHS or DVD to date. I need people with original recordings to add in and upgrade my current DVD box-set project Here, you can also see any quality issues which need resolving and what footage is still missing from the set Here.

To add to the nostalgia factor, each of the 26 episodes in Series 2 was given a Channel 4 ident intro, and 54 early 90s TV adverts, 13 Channel 4 promos were spread inbetween each episode across the five discs. These came from a range of sources, most were transferred from the various VHS tapes in the course of making this set, but some of the rarer pieces of note come from sources such as YouTube and the wider internet.

Channel 4 Promo - Blossom & Happy Days
Channel 4 Promo - Desmond's (1)
Channel 4 Promo - Desmond's (2)
Channel 4 Promo - Happy Days (1)
Channel 4 Promo - S1 Upcoming Episode Announcement
Channel 4 Promo - S2 Upcoming Episode Announcement (1)
Channel 4 Promo - S2 Upcoming Episode Announcement (2)
Channel 4 Promo - S3 Upcoming Episode Announcement
Channel 4 Promo - S4 Upcoming Episode Announcement
Channel 4 Promo - The Big Breakfast (1)
Channel 4 Promo - The Big Breakfast (2)
Channel 4 Promo - The Crystal Maze (1)
Channel 4 Promo - The Crystal Maze (2)
Channel 4 Promo (A1) - Gamesmaster (Christmas Special)
Channel 4 Promo (B1) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C1) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C2) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C3) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C4) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C5) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C6) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (C7) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (D1) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (D2) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (D3) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (E1) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (E2) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (E3) - Gamesmaster (Patricks 70th Birthday 04-03-93)
Channel 4 Promo (E4) - Gamesmaster (Last In The Series)
Channel 4 Promo (E5) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (E6) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F1) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F2) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F3) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F4) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F5) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)
Channel 4 Promo (F6) - Gamesmaster (Non-Specific)

ITV Promo - Knightmare
TV Advert - Amiga CDTV
TV Advert - Amiga Home Computers (1)
TV Advert - Amiga Home Computers (2)
TV Advert - Amstrad Double Decker VCR
TV Advert - Amstrad Notepad
TV Advert - Amstrad Satellite Receiver
TV Advert - Argos Christmas Catalogue
TV Advert - Atari 2600
TV Advert - Burger King (1)
TV Advert - Burger King (2)
TV Advert - Cadbury's Caramel Chocolate Bar
TV Advert - Cadbury's Creme Egg
TV Advert - Cadbury's Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bar
TV Advert - Chewits Sweets
TV Advert - Clorets Breath Mints
TV Advert - Dairylea Slices
TV Advert - Electronic Sonic The Hedgehog LCD Game
TV Advert - Kellogg's Pop Tarts
TV Advert - Macdonalds Day In The Life
TV Advert - Macdonalds Happy Meal
TV Advert - Microprose Software
TV Advert - Microsoft Encarta Encycopedia
TV Advert - Milky Way Chocolate Bar
TV Advert - Monster Munch Crisps
TV Advert - Nesquik Cereal
TV Advert - Philips Match Line 100HzTV
TV Advert - Playstation
TV Advert - Pritt Stick
TV Advert - Quavers Crisps
TV Advert - Scotch VHS Tapes
TV Advert - Sega Mega Drive 'Barber'
TV Advert - Sega Mega Drive 'Cyber Razor Cut'
TV Advert - Sega Mega Drive Ecco The Dolphin Game
TV Advert - Sega Mega Drive 'Menacer'
TV Advert - Sega Mega Drive 'Squeezer'
TV Advert - Sega Saturn Daytona USA
TV Advert - Sinclair 48K ZX Spectrum
TV Advert - Smiths Crisps (1)
TV Advert - Smiths Crisps (2)
TV Advert - Smiths Crisps (3)
TV Advert - Sneakers Movie Trailer
TV Advert - Super Nintendo Nigel Mansell
TV Advert - Super Nintendo Starwing
TV Advert - Super Nintendo Street Fighter 2
TV Advert - Telstar Double Value Sega Games (1)
TV Advert - Telstar Double Value Sega Games (2)
TV Advert - The Ancestral Trail Magazine
TV Advert - Toys 'R' Us (1)
TV Advert - Toys 'R' Us (2)
TV Advert - Toys 'R' Us (3)
TV Advert - Toys 'R' Us (4)
TV Advert - Trebor Softmints
TV Advert - Um Bongo Drink

Some of these are not of the highest quality, so if you have any Channel 4 VHS recordings from around 1990-1994, with adverts & program or film promos please do get in touch, obviously particularly anything toy or video game related, or seasons such as Channel 4's Sci-Fi Weekend. This was done with Series 2 only, really because I didn't have the advert/promo VHS footage needed to cover the earlier or later series, but if the source footage becomes available, there's no reason not to have promos & adverts on each of the 7 series'. You can view a list of the current items included in the above drop-down list. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
Bad Influence Series 1-4
Bad Influence! was an early to mid-1990s British factual television programme broadcast on CITV between 1992 and 1996. It looked at video games and computer technology, and was described as a "kid�s Tomorrow's World". It was shown on Thursday afternoons and had a run of four series of between 13 and 15 shows, of twenty minutes duration. For at least two of the four series, it had the highest ratings of any CITV programme at the time.

I already own a complete VHS to DVD transfer box-set (with menus, covers & disc art) traded in February of 2010 from James at bad-influence.co.uk, but the quality both in terms of source VHS footage and high MPEG-2 compression to fit single-layer DVD-Rs isn't the best, especially on Series 1 and 2, and the whole set may benefit from a new VHS to DVD transfer, with new menus, covers and disc art. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
BBC2's 1997 Forbidden Season - Dawn Of The Dead
BBC2 ran a Forbidden season over between January - March 1997, showing a number of contentious films, prefaced by short documentaries, often featuring the film-makers themselves. On the 2nd of February 1997, BBC2 showed a somewhat-censored Dawn Of The Dead, with a 9min documentary playing before called George Romero and The dawn of the dead. While I have a lower quality version of the documentary, I'd love to make a decent quality DVD transfer of the whole presentation. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
BBC2's May 1995 Forbidden Weekend
BBC2's 1995 Forbidden Weekend was various material on the theme of horror, video nasties and censorship, shown over a long bank holiday weekend on BBC2, with each film preceded by introduction from Alex Cox, and the BBC even giving the weekend its own special idents. While I have already released this project which you can see Here, this release is incomplete.

Footage Still Missing/Needed
27th May 1995
 
29th May 1995
 
 
30th May 1995
31st May 1995
1st June 1995
2nd June 1995
22:29
23:09
09:19
10:55
21:59
22:30
22:30
22:30
22:28
Talking X's - Hugh Grant & Richard Curtis, Emmanuelle
Talking X's - Lily Savage, The Exorcist
Film - Pastor Hall
Talking X's - Kate Hardie, Saturday Night Fever
Talking X's - Helen Chadwick, Zorba The Greek
Talking X's - Mary Whitehouse, Never Having Seen One
Talking X's - Molly Parkin, A Streetcar Named Desire
Talking X's - George Melly, King Kong
Talking X's - Alexander Walker, Frankenstein

As of writing, a total of 1h 51mof footage is still missing, the majority of which is made up of the 1h 33m film Pastor Hall shown on the final/third day. There are also a few other missing Talking 'X's which were shown later that week. All the feature films from this release, are now easily available on DVD/Blu-Ray (minus Alex's intros, obviously) although although the versions aired may (or may not) differ from one or other of the various retail release versions, which is why I didn't want to simply populate this project with retail release rips of the films' in question. The only footage I want to include was specifically from that airing back in 1995. I've still got all the original project files to re-visit this set, so if you can help, please get in touch via email at
Channel 4's 1995 Sci-Fi Weekend
Channel 4 ran a Sci-Fi weekend of programming over three nights; Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th of August, 1995, to coincide with the international science fiction convention Worldcon in Glasgow. It featured documentaries and movies all around the theme of fantasy & science fiction. The movies included THX 1138, Outland, The Man Who Fell To Earth, and Soylent Green, along with special documentaries and assorted bits and pieces. Channel 4 even gave the weekend its own special idents. It totals around 24 hours of footage over the three evenings.

I'd love to make a decent quality SD Blu-Ray transfer of the whole presentation as I did with BBC2's May 1995 Forbidden Weekend. As with that project, all the feature films here, are now easily available on DVD/Blu-Ray, although the versions aired may (or may not) differ from one or other of the various retail release versions, which is why I don't want to simply populate this project with retail release rips of the films' in question. The only footage I want to include was specifically from that airing back in 1995. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
Any Other Miscellaneous Material Wanted
So many old kids & adult TV shows have since been released on DVD, but there is so much more 1980's or 1990's late night BBC2 or Channel 4 Material which was either only released on VHS or never released at all. If you have literally anything, please do get in touch!

Any old kids TV shows, anything Evil Dead Trilogy related, or any censorship, horror or video nasties material would be of special interest. If you can help, please get in touch via email at
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