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MovieEvery Saturday, then every Wednesday then ..... every day, was Sports Day. After all they were nearly 50% of our 'clientele'. Here are a few selected pictures of events and, most importantly, people, from the 1970s, an era that included the Montreal Summer Olympics - the first six pictures below were taken around 3 in the morning during this event - and the Winter Olympics from Sapporo. I apologise for the awful colour of the Sapporo pictures and the flared trousers in the Montreal overnight sequence! Also, click the camera icon for a brief Super 8 movie, shot by Stan Pow during a Match of the Day in 1972 - this could possibly be a record of the occasion when Mike Adley got the Action Replays in the wrong order.
John Vigar conserves energy by the hexaplexer Jeff Goddard, John Vigar, Ben Robinson and Roger Wilson
John Vigar conserves energy by the hexaplexer Jeff Goddard, John Vigar, Ben Robinson
and Roger Wilson
Francis Watson (left) and ? Jeff Goddard, John Vigar and Chris Booth
Francis Watson (left) and ? Jeff Goddard, John Vigar and Chris Booth
John Vigar watches Jeff Goddard on the receiving end of the hot line Ben Robinson trying to stay awake at 03.30
John Vigar watches Jeff Goddard
on the receiving end of the hot line
Ben Robinson trying to stay awake at 03.30
1977 Roger Moody utilises the phone on the hexaplexer - long distance? Al Goddard in the VT39 Super Pair recording cricket
1977 Roger Moody utilises the phone
on the hexaplexer - long distance?
Al Goddard in the VT39 Super Pair recording cricket
Sapporo 1972 Sapporo 1972
These two pictures were taken during the Winter Olympics from Sapporo. On the left Ian Low, supervised by Martin Hopkins, edits the opening titles, whilst, on the right, the same titles are shown on the HS100 video disc, seconds before the upper disc's head crashed just as we were going on air.
Edit Suite A Sports Review 1976 VT Control 10
Sport wasn't all fast edit sessions. This is “Sports Review of 1976” conforming in Edit Suite A before conforming became a VT term. A picture that will bring back memories for everyone from this era. The main monitor in VT Control displays the hexaplexer output 10.