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Morecambe and Wise Video Film Archive Restoration

'You Can't See the Join!' - Recovering Morecambe and Wise Posted by  BBC Research and Development  on 29 Dec 2017, last updated 30 Dec 2017 A regular TV tradition  at this time of year is the repeat of the Morecambe and Wise Christmas specials  and 2017 is no exception  - there is even a  special BBC FOUR drama about the pair on air this evening too . We thought readers might enjoy  a good tale of some work we're involved with - to recover an episode of the comedy duo's TV series  that was previously considered 'lost'. It involves some pretty advanced tech development work -  a 'diseased' film, a trip to Nigeria, dentistry, lasers, X-ray tomography, algorithms and some goo...  Television archiving expert  Charles Norton  writes about his involvement with the work in the  first of this three part series . In 1968,  ITV lost Morecambe and Wise . The famous comedy duo‘s contract with Lew Grade’s ATV company came up fo