Paul Vanezis has located an off-air SOUND recording of
the missing episode 'A Stripe for Frazer' from Dad's Army's second
series in 1969. It's complete apart from part of the closing titles and
even has the continuity.
The recording belonged to Ed Doolan, an enthusiast Paul came in
to contact with in 2006 who recorded many radio and TV shows, from
1967 onwards, on to quarter inch tape
It is a line recording although quality is still
variable with a level change in the middle. Nevertheless, still better
In addition to the 'Stripe for Frazer' audio recovery, the
same collector has also returned to the BBC the complete soundtrack for
'Christmas Night with the Stars' 1968 which includes the 'Dads Army' Christmas
sketch which was thought completely missing.