Sunday, 10 June 2007

BBC Mastergame chess series

Does anyone have the BBC Mastergame on VHS / DVD?

The Mastergame was a series of chess programmes that the BBC ran back in the late 70's / early 80's. It covered a collection of games from tournaments put on by the BBC, and included some great players such as Karpov, a young Short, Miles and Gligoric.

Highlights of the game were shown along with the Grandmasters talking about the thoughts and ideas they had during play. It was great chess TV.

I wanted some footage for a previous 'chess in the attic' post, and now, Sean Parker, over on chessforums.org is also looking for copies of the programmes.

5 comments:

Ryan Emmett said...

I was born in 1971 and remember the series well. Unfortunately, this was some time before I had a video recorder. :(

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to see this. Like Ryan, I was born in the early 70s and this programme (and my dad's efforts) were what got me into chess.

I had a quick look on Google Video on the hope it might be there - but no luck.

Andrew

Roger Coathup said...

ok, we need to start a worldwide search for Mastergame footage!

Robert said...

Hi all, I can tell you with absolute certainty that if you want to watch the 1980-83 series then go to my channel on youtube to view them,

http://www.youtube.com/user/Sirb0b1

Enjoy!

Robert

Robert said...

Hi everyone,

I am pleased to inform you that I have series 1980-83 on DVD and have uploaded them on to youtube where you can view them all.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Sirb0b1

Please fell free to watch them and enjoy once again this brilliant chess program.

Robert.

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