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Once a year in Lewes

On 5 Nov 2011 at 1:06pm juju wrote:
In 1986 a documentry was made called Once a Year in Lewes. Our video copy is now past its best and was wondering if anyone has got a DVD copy that we could have or know how I could come by one. My husband makes a brief apperance and it would be nice to be able to keep this for the next generations.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 2:29pm R McWethy wrote:
juju know what you are on about as I still have my copy on tape.
Unfortunately you cant do copies well I tried but, it appears protectd and copying seems to be a on-no, though almost tempted to let you have mine as my ex wife is visible on it.
only tempted mind you.
As a suggestion have tried BBC 2 archives offering money just a thought.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 5:52pm Southover Queen wrote:
Juju, who made it? Was it the BBC? The problem with a programme made that long ago is that it's likely to be in a defunct tape format and that means that it costs a lot of money to get a new copy made. Add to that the fact that the BBC is always very reluctant to help with such requests and I'd guess it's a dead end. If it's an independent company (not all that likely in 1986) then you might have more luck.

However I doubt that the copy that R McWethy has (or you have, for that matter) is actually copy protected and it should be perfectly possible to make a copy of it. Google VHS to DVD copy and see what comes up, and very often photography shops can do this for you as well.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 5:59pm juju wrote:
Thank you Southoverqueen, will have to look into that, just a little worried that our copy is to far gone to be watchable even on DVD.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 6:49pm Mme B wrote:
Was that the film John Wells made quite a few years ago? I think it may have been BBC. If it is, and you send them a DVD or video, they may be willing to do a copy for you.

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