First on this tape, an episode of Harry Enfield and Chums we’ve already seen. It’s Season One episode Two.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 20 November 1996 22.15
before the next episode there’s the end of an X-Files episode, and a trailer for Brazen Hussies and for Sportsnight.
Then more from Harry Enfield and Chums, including a very rude stiffie joke from Kevin the teenager and his friend Perry.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 27 November 1996 22.25
More X Files, and a trailer for Dragnet plus TX. Eddie Izzard Abroad before the next episode.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 4 December 1996 22.15
X Files again before the next episode, with a trailer for Nightmare: The Birth of Horror and Frankenstein: The True Story.
Then, more from Harry Enfield and Chums.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 11 December 1996 22.15
After this, recording switches to the end of Newsroom South East.
Then there’s a trail for Gobble, a programme which I’ve looked at on a previous tape, and which did not, in fact, go out as scheduled. According to commenter Steve Williams, it was postponed due to an outbreak of E.coli poisoning.
There’s also a trail for Sportsnight.
Then, more Harry Enfield and Chums. Now, since this episode is going out earlier than the previous ones, I got very confused, thinking the schedule had changed. Now, you can hopefully forgive my confusion, because the episode I thought it was, on 18th December, did in fact precede the original broadcast of Gobble on the following Saturday. And by a startling coincidence, the postponed showing of Gobble that the previous trailer was actually for, was on the Saturday following this broadcast, at the same time. Spooky.
Credit spot – this episode had writing from Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 11 February 1997 21.30
After this, recording continues with a trailer for Silent Witness. And for Diary of a Princess, looking at Princess Diana’s work overseas.
Then, Crimewatch UK starts. Somehow, it just seems foreboding now.
This recording stops after about 12 minutes, and there’s another bit of recording underneath. Not sure what it is immediately – could just be a Crimewatch reconstruction, albeit with better music.
Actually, the woman isn’t dead – she wakes up, then has to escape from her captor, and ends up trapped on a fire escape trying to attract the attention of two old ladies playing Scrabble, who are happily playing swear words.
The woman looks a lot like Goldie Hawn, although her hair is constantly over her face, so it’s hard to tell. But when she finally reaches safety, there’s Chevy Chase, so I’m guessing this is Foul Play, from this broadcast following a previous Harry Enfield and Chums episode.
There’s 17 minutes of this before the recording stops.