All hail James Insell and his Colour Recovery Group for restoring the original colour to the existing black and white copy of the Dad's Army episode Room At The Bottom (transmitted last Saturday on BBC2). I first heard of Insell's theory about three years ago and hoped that he could progress it. And he did. And it looked terrific judging by what we saw last weekend.

What this means is that, funding permitting, he might be able to put a bit of colour in Jon Pertwee's cheeks as a number of colour episodes from the early 1970s only exist as black and white copies at the moment. The black and white episodes of Planet Of The Daleks and Invasion Of The Dinosaurs may well be candidates for the process.

Here's Insell on Newsnight explaining the process and Dad's Army actor Ian Lavender's introduction to the episode transmitted last weekend.

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