Weirdly enough I can't find any reference to this product online. Even weirder is that when I returned to the place I bought it from, the shop was no longer there and no-one could remember it even existing.
I kept the trailer for the 1985 Cannes Film Festival at the beginning but there was fewer music videos in this episode (only 5) all of which are on this playlist here:
During the break there was the same Do It In Nicks advert as last time:
and one for the short-lived Beatle City Museum:
The fourth full episode is (I think) Episode 5 but there's such scant information about this series online that I'm not entirely sure which episode is which and having seen the rest of the tape there's obviously a lot of episodes I didn't record, so this could be Episode anything really. It says on the maxheadroom.com website that: "There is very little information about this 13-week season except the air dates, especially as the first 12 shows are considered "lost," with no recordings (even bootleg) readily available."
Music Videos Playlist:
A round up of my vinyl finds from April and May 2018, mostly from charity shops and a couple of 'grails' I managed to nab for a bargain price from eBay. Dig!
ZZTop Video: https://youtu.be/C-6mI708yWc
Jubilee Stompers: https://youtu.be/GSWnPHGhkL8
Polovtsian Dances (from 'Prince Igor') https://youtu.be/aGNObWgU2Qw
Candlewick Green - Who Do You Think You Are https://youtu.be/evZbeUAMoYg
That John Denver Song (If you must...) https://youtu.be/pgOU1h12G_w
The Third episode of The Max Headroom Show, first aired in the UK on the 20th April 1985 rediscovered on an old VHS tape. Episode 2 can be found here: https://youtu.be/vRhPocWIxsE (the tape starts with episode 2 so episode 1 is missing).
The music videos have been removed so here's a playlist of all the music featured:
During the broadcast there was two adverts, one for Nicks Trainers and one for some hair dye called Poly Highlights (check out the retro arcade machines -anyone know what the game is? )
Update (June 2018) This might actually be the first episode- after doing further research I managed to find this quote from one of the producers, Peter Wagg: "the launch was spectacular. We had the Thursday night slot, which was Channel 4's movie-of-the-week slot, and the 6:00 half-hour [episode on Saturday]. The way we started the half-hour [music video] show, there were no opening titles. There were no credits for anybody. When it came to 6:00, it was just that satellite chssssssss, snow and buzz. And all of a sudden, Max was there. Like, bang! And he's talking in German, and he's telling this joke about lederhosen all in German, he's roaring with laughter during the whole thing, and then the first music video we played was a German music video."Source Link
I managed to find an old video tape of episodes from the first Max Headroom Show series from 1985. As I recall I originally recorded it on Betamax and then at some point in the 90's transferred it to VHS. I've now transferred it onto my pc and uploaded just the bits with Max on to YouTube - I removed the music as it would have been removed right away due to multiple copyright infringements, but as luck would have it all the videos featured are currently online so I also made a playlist, in the order they appeared on the show:
I've also uploaded or found links to the adverts on the tape:
What lurks within a mysterious old cupboard not opened for 30 years? (probably) Untold riches? Or some fusty old rags...
Denied entry into the Terracotta Warriors exhibition I ventured to the FACT for their Roleplay Reality show, saw some street art and took a brief spin round the Walker.
FACT website: https://www.fact.co.uk/
Walker Art Gallery: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wa...
Maplins, the UK high-street electronics retailer is going out of business, so I thought I'd have a mooch around the one in Liverpool before they disappear for ever... The Retail Archaeology channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2L...