Talk:The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

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Extras. Two faces that appeared agaiun and again were Derry Nesbitt, bad guy in so many small roles in the fifties and Nigel Greene who later did some major parts.

Switch to colour stock[edit]

I find it impossible to believe that in 1956 NBC would demand that a foreign TV series already filming in black-&-white switch to colour. There were not only very few colour television sets in the USA at that time, but NBC itself had very few affiliates with colour transmitters! If that network did in fact telecast it in colour (and I admit that they, having won the war with CBS to have their colour broadcast process be adopted as the industry standard, were pushing colour TV), it would have been the first regular, filmed series to have had any of its episodes telecast in colour on first airing! That distinction has in years gone by been attributed to the NBC Western series Bonanza beginning in 1959. Other, earlier programmes filmed in colour (The Cisco Kid, Judge Roy Bean, the last four seasons of The Adventures of Superman, the last season each of The Lone Ranger, Mr. District Attorney and Science Fiction Theatre) stored their colour prints (negatives, whatever) for not-too-near-future reruns. No, this is not at all plausible. Anybody have access to really credible sources? --Tbrittreid (talk) 22:20, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

There was certainly an interview with William Russell in Doctor Who Magazine in the mid-1990s where he talked about going to the US to promote the series, and seeing an episode being shown in colour in New York City. However, I don't have my old DWMs with me here, so I shall try and track down more reliable sources that discuss the colour issue. Angmering (talk) 03:49, 16 May 2010 (UTC)