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  1. I only know how to do this in VLC. Go to Audio, then audio track and the english is track 2. I assume it must be something similar in other players
  2. True, also we have to accept that many people who were old enough to have a VCR in the 70's and who would have taped a soap might have passed away and their family simply junked the tapes or sold them for re-use to someone who had no interest in soaps. I bet there is someone out there. Like the guy in NYC who filmed all the broadway shows from the 50's onwards and has so much rare footage in his personal collection that even archives don't have.
  3. Y&R was hitting #1 sporadically throughout 1979. It was a race between AMC and Y&R to second place for the 79-80 season (GH was always going to be first overall) only once the show went to an hour did the ratings drop and AMC took over, I think Y&R dropped to 5th by Feb 80. I say this as it make me think someone out there was taping the show in 79. Y&R would have had an overall rating in the 9's had it not slipped in the last few months of that season, meaning it had a big audience. Whether those tapes still exist, not sure. Also there are Peer to Peer sites where you can literally find the entire primetime line up of original broadcasts for all three major networks starting in the 70's and countless hours of 80's MTV exists. Some people are tv archivists and I am certain soaps, which were hitting their zenith in popularity in the late 70's and early 80's must have been preserved by someone out there.
  4. I believe he is collecting old broadcast tapes from local tv stations that are dumping them, not from personal home collections. Some soaps end up in that lot, but seem to be rare. I think there is someone with a bunch somewhere, but if they haven't digitized them or are not storing them properly, chances are they are deteriorating. I do believe the vault clips from 82 - 88 were full episodes that were edited down. In other words I do no think someone was watching and pressing pause and not recording the full shows as there were scenes out of order, so they were copies made from full episodes. If we could figure out the original source, maybe they still have them.
  5. It was a bit of a theme. After Derek and Douglas came Cash, another paid companion and Rex, though Jill paid for him, haha
  6. True and I think all the talk of Kay being possessive and controlling helped reinforce that Jill was one of Kay's "victims" as well. Jill was somewhat the put upon heroine to a certain degree, but she also had a vindictive streak in her too, even back then.
  7. Haha, I look forward to them. Yes I tried to go through the SOD synopsis as well for Y&R and it is so bad. I thought by 1979 when they mag went tri-weekly and again when it went bi-weekly around 80 or 81 that it would be better, but somehow it is worse, lol.
  8. Thanks for that, I will read through them for sure. I noticed you did write ups/review style posts on the Days thread. So I might read through the synopsis and then read through your posts on the Days thread.
  9. Oh right. I thought it was a little bit more involved than that, but then I have never read the full story, just the opinions about it. Thanks for the info. I really do need to read up more on Days post Bell and PFS. Sounds like a mess, especially Ann Marcus. I heard that Bill Bell still had to give some sort of story projections in 77-78 and Marcus ignored what he had supplied and did her own thing. The story, as short as it is, reminds of that horrid movie Windows from 1980 with Elizabeth Ashley and Talia Shire
  10. Yeah I think Bell probably didn't want to wrap Jill up in story so she would be free for the Derek Thurston 'Shampoo' style story that he wanted to tell. Which makes me think the Joann/Kay lesbian story was never going to go anywhere even if audiences were accepting of it. Bell did say if he had a gay character on the show it would more likely be a woman as he felt audiences would be more accepting of that. Though the 70's wasn't the time it seems. I have heard more about the DOOL gay story and the backlash but little is written about Joann and Kay
  11. Reading through the Y&R scripts and comparing with SOD Synopsis and Daytime Serial Newsletter. It is clear Bryna did the better job. It is a shame as I think Soap Opera Digest killed them off. @FrenchFan I found an article which mentions a FOURTH synopsis newsletter Daily TV Newsletter from New York. I think they all died between 76 - 78
  12. She was also supposed to appear another time but couldn't and Gwen Verdon stepped in. Not sure when that was, maybe 1983? I am going off sketchy memory though so I could be wrong or have it confused
  13. The Derek Thurston story was supposed to take off in the summer of 76 but backstage drama shelved it for a year. Jeanne was given a story but Brenda remaind supporting during this time. Bell did introduce David Mallory, but I have found few references to him, it seems the character was barely on screen much. Not sure what happened with Derek. I believe David proposes to Jill and she isn't sure about accepting. Snapper tells her not to rush into things and go see Derek about getting her old job back (I think this is what happens) So maybe Jill quit??? Unfortunately only 4 more from May 77
  14. Here is an article on Carol from March 1977
  15. Thank you so much for the new synopsis. Love it. Here are the six Y&R scripts from Mar 77 EPISODE - #998 WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell & Kay Alden TAPE DATE – Thursday February 24, 1977 AIR DATE – Friday March 4, 1977 CAST – Chris, Peg, Stuart, Dr. Atwater, Jack, Joann, Jen SETS – Jack and Peg’s Apartment, Dr. Atwater’s Office, Chancellor Living Room – Foyer / Exterior, Brooks Living Room SYNOPSIS Chris & Peggy – Chris and Peg have a heart to heart about her marriage. Peg tells Chris that Jack was angry about a dissertation and took it out on her and stormed out and now she isn’t sure he is ever coming back. Chris correctly guesses they are still fighting over their sex life. Peg still can’t bring herself to let Jack touch her. Chris tells her she needs to deal with her issues, she isn’t being fair to her husband by holding him at arm’s length. She tells her sister physical love is important in a relationship and without it; what they have isn’t really a marriage. Stuart & Dr. Atwater – Stuart meets with Bob Atwater and tells him he found medication that Jen has been taking. He wants to know what is going on, if it has anything to do with the irregular heartbeat Bob picked up on in the cardiogram in January. Bob talks around the issue and Stu soon realises that Jen has sworn him to secrecy. All he tells Stuart is that Jen must not be stressed, though he knows that isn’t easy. Stu agrees, which prompts Bob to ask if everything is okay with the two of them, but Stu doesn’t respond. Jen & Stu – Jen is alone in the Brooks home, unaware that her husband is with her doctor. She is stressed, she knows she and her husband need to talk tonight, she can’t keep it all bottled up any longer. Later, after Stu is home, the pair discuss Peggy. Stu realises he needs to step out of her life and just support her. He talks about thinking of himself as the girl’s father for so long and now they don’t need him so much anymore. They talk about it being just the two of them, though the irony of Jen’s illness isn’t lost on Stu. Jen worries Stu may not be so happy with the idea of being alone with her, that his emotions towards her are just borne out of kindness and that he doesn’t look at her the way he used to. She sometimes feels she is talking to a stranger. Stu tells her she is wrong; she knows how he feels about her. Jen tells him she knows how he used to feel about her. She tells him he doesn’t touch her anymore, and wonders if it is the mastectomy or her age or another woman. Stu is emphatic that it is none of those things. He is older and that is just how things are. They reaffirm their love for each other, and she tells him she couldn’t bear to lose him, he assures her that will never happen. Joann & Jack – Jack arrives at the Chancellor estate. He can’t get over where she lives and how she looks. He asks to meet Mrs. Chancellor, Joann tells him that she is in bed fighting a cold. They talk about the past, the places they lived. Joann then reminds him things have changed. Soon Johnny will have his doctorate and he and Peg will be moving away. Jack also talks about setbacks with his dissertation, Joann is understanding about his situation and encouraging. She tells him they better get started on their work so he can get back to Peg. Later, Jack compliments Joann on her paper and Joann thanks him for taking time out of his life to help her. She is glad they can be friends, no hard feelings or regrets. He tells her he has never had more respect for her than he does now. Jack prepares to leave; Joann turns off the lights ready to go upstairs. Only the fireplace burns. Jack sees Joann in the silhouette of the fire, he sees the woman he married. He compares the size she once was, with the size she is now and touches her waist. Their eyes meet and he kisses her, she breaks this kiss but doesn’t move. He kisses her again, more passionately and Joann gives in as they melt to the floor while the fire rages. EPISODE - #999 WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell & Kay Alden TAPE DATE – Friday February 25, 1977 AIR DATE – Monday March 7, 1977 CAST – Chris, Liz, Greg, Snapper, Jack, Joann, Dr. Sachs, Peg, Kay SETS – Foster Living Room, Doctor’s Lounge at Hospital, Chancellor Living Room and Foyer, Brooks Living Room, Jack and Peg’s Apartment SYNOPSIS Chris & Liz – Liz is having trouble with her hand which Chris notices. Liz is about to tell her what Snapper explained to her about her hand but stops. They were both avoiding the subject, but Liz can’t any longer and rants about him being arrested, Chris reminds her he is out on bail. Liz then goes on about what she thinks he did to Bill. Chris, knowing the truth now, tries to be patient with Mom Foster and asks her to trust Snapper, but Liz is weary and asks Chris to leave. Snapper, Greg & Dr. Sachs – Snapper and Greg argue about having him testify. Greg doesn’t see the value in it when he can’t justify what happened to their father. Snapper gets annoyed and wants to be assured that Greg actually has some sort of defence strategy. Greg asks who was in charge of the autopsy. Snapper tells him it was Dr. Sachs. Greg wants him to ask Sachs if he can pinpoint the time of their father’s death. He tells Snapper that the State can’t convict him of murder unless they can prove that their father was still alive when the respirator plug was pulled. Snapper meets with Dr. Sachs, who tells him they could only pinpoint Bill’s time of death between four forty-five pm and twelve fifteen am. Snapper asks for cause of death. Sachs tells him it was strangulation, due to his emphysema and having one lung. What Snapper wants to know is if Sachs could prove if the strangulation occurred as a result of the respirator being turned off. Sachs knows what he is getting at and is wondering if he is maybe giving Snapper a way out of the trouble he is in, but tells him that no, they cannot. Sachs tells him the respirator was only helping him to breathe not breathing for him, once his lung deteriorated past a certain point the respirator was useless. He also confirms that they can’t be sure if Bill’s lung gave out before or after the respirator was turned off. Jack, Joann & Kay – Johnny stands at the fireplace as Joann sits on the couch. Though they have been physically intimate, there is distance between them. He tells her how much being with her means to him. As they talk Kay listens from the foyer, disturbed and upset. She retreats upstairs. Joann, however, isn’t particularly happy with what happened. She accuses Johnny of having interest in her and being so passionate because of her weight loss and because they are no longer married. She remembers all the times he found it so easy to ignore her when they were married and is disappointed in herself for giving in to him so easily, for being so eager to please him. Johnny apologises, but Joann doesn’t want to hear it. She becomes more and more angry as she yells at him for what he has done to her and to Peggy. She was over him; she was moving on and he comes here and messes it all up. He tells her he didn’t feel he was taking advantage of her. She wonders what he was doing, maybe he was doing her a favour? A farewell gesture to his washed-out ex-wife. Johnny tells her that isn’t the way it was, she tells him she feels cheap. She wants him to get out, she wants nothing more to do with him. She feels she hasn’t changed at all; she is still the same weak spineless creature that came crawling back to him. She hates herself for it. Johnny wants them to talk and wants her to understand but Joann wants him out of her life. Knowing there is nothing more he can do, Johnny walks out. Jack & Peg – Jack returns home and Peg breaks down in tears and apologises for how she has been treating him, that she understands what she has been putting him through. Jack begins to wonder if that means she is ready for more, but Peg can’t. It still sickens her. She knows and understands his needs, but she can’t do anything about them. He wants to help her and to hold her, but Peg can’t let him touch her. She cries that she is sorry, and Jack tells her he is sorry too (A nuance to Joann) She can’t begin to know how sorry he really is. EPISODE - #1000!!! (The exclamation points were on the script) WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell & Kay Alden TAPE DATE – Monday February 28, 1977 AIR DATE – Tuesday March 8, 1977 CAST – Snapper, Chris, Kay, Joann, Dr. Sachs, Dr. Atwater, Karen (U/5) SETS – Chris and Snapper’s Apartment, Chancellor Living Room and Foyer, Doctor’s Lounge at Hospital SYNOPSIS Chris, Snapper & Karen – Karen is getting ready for nursery and is surprised to see Snapper. Chris is delighted and hugs him; he kisses her wildly. She is surprised by his mood. He tells her he tried to call her. She says she was at Peg’s and then his mother’s. Snapper asks how she is, and Chris tells her she is still upset, Snapper realises her anger is about him. Chris wants to know what has changed his mood, he changes the subject to Karen, who is waiting to get the bus. As Chris is about to leave, she looks back at Snapper, he realises the question is still up in the air and tells her they will talk when she gets back. When Chris returns, Snapper goes through what he learned from Dr. Sachs and Greg’s defence strategy. The State has no case against him. Chris is overjoyed. Dr. Sachs & Dr. Atwater – Paul meets with Bob to discuss the Bill Foster mercy killing case. Sachs tells Bob about the conversation with Dr. Foster, how it disturbed him how relieved Dr. Foster was at the response he gave him about his father’s time and cause of death. He feels he was almost giving him a way out, getting him off the hook. They both agree Dr. Foster is a great doctor, but Sachs feels they can’t just let go of the idea that one of their physicians may have been involved in a euthanasia case. Sachs feels that regardless of what might happen with the preliminary hearing, the Hospital board needs to look into the matter. Bob thanks him for bringing him this information and tells him he needs time to think all of it through before he decides what to do. Joann & Kay – Kay is rather cold to Joann, but civil. They dance around what they both know about last night, but Kay admits to hearing a man’s voice. Joann admits it was Johnny, he was helping her with a paper. Kay supposes she should take back all the bad things she said about him, Joann tells her they were pretty accurate “Still he’s – he must be a very attractive man” “I don’t think so, not anymore” “And when did you change your mind about him?” “I, I don’t know” “It wasn’t by any chance while he was making love to you last night, was it?” Joann is stunned and embarrassed that Kay knows. She is apologetic. Kay thinks she ought to be, since she was using her house as a brothel. Joann is disgusted with herself. Kay says at least Jill Foster had the good taste to go to the stables – where she belongs. Joann tells her she will leave her house right now if that’s what she wants. Confronted with this Kay softens, she tells Joann she is like all of us, human and weak. She admits that just like her drinking hurts Joann, Joann’s tryst with Johnny hurt her, because she doesn’t want to see Joann go through this. Joann is so grateful for all Mrs. Chancellor has done and so ashamed for what she (Joann), has done. She promises to never let it happen again; Mrs. Chancellor means too much to her. They gaze affectionately at each other as Kay tenderly touches Joann’s cheek. (Jo is calling Kay Mrs. Chancellor again) EPISODE - #1003 WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell, Kay Alden & Elizabeth Harrower TAPE DATE – Thursday March 3, 1977 AIR DATE – Friday March 11, 1977 CAST – Peg, Brad, Jack, Joann, Kay, Liz SETS – Brad and Leslie’s Apartment, Chancellor Living Room, Peg and Jack’s Apartment, Limbo Area – Campus Coffee Shop SYNOPSIS Peggy & Brad - Peg has a therapy session with Brad. They go through her life with Jack and Brad tries to get to the heart of her issues. Peg tells Brad that part of the reason she agreed to marry Jack was because Brock took her out and kissed her, which made her feel like she had recovered from the trauma of her rape. Brad points out that Brock’s actions were not threatening, that he didn’t expect anything from her. He then pushes her to see that somewhere along the way Jack made her feel unsafe. Things changed after the marriage, he was no longer patient and understanding, he forced himself on her, literally raping her again. Peggy tries to diminish what happened, but Brad explains that has to be the reason why she is so afraid of the man she loves. Peg refutes this, Jack isn’t what Brad is implying. He asks her to tell him what happened that night. She says she was brushing her hair; he came up behind and kissed her, she should have told him to stop but didn’t, then he kept going. She breaks down. Brad asks if he has tried this again. Peggy says he hasn’t, and he swore he wouldn’t without her consent. Brad asks if she really believes that. If she doesn’t, she has reason to be afraid, but if she does, then she needs to give him a chance, tell him about her fears and feelings and she needs to be honest enough with herself about how she feels about him. Jack & Joann – Jack is trying to explain his side of things about the night they had sex. Joann doesn’t want to talk about it. He tells her he knows she feels used and taken advantage of, but he never meant for that to happen. Joann doesn’t want to hear it. She reminds him he has only been married a month or so, and how quickly the joy of nuptial bliss seemed to wear off. How the last time they made love as man and wife he was drunk and said Peggy’s name. How she has lost her self-respect and has contempt for her actions. She tells him that even sitting here letting him try to explain himself is degrading, she doesn’t want excuses and she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him anymore. Kay, Liz & Joann – Liz arrives for work, surprising Kay who was about to mail her pay check and tells her to stay home. Liz refuses, she needs to be busy and get on with life. The subject of Snapper comes up and Kay tells her to forgive him for what he did to Bill. She remembers how Bill suffered so much and says that if she were to suffer as much, she would want Brock to do the same thing. She would be proud of Snapper for doing something so tough. The man, a doctor trained to save lives. She goes on to talk about the hell he must have gone through, and what an act of love it was. She asks that if Liz can’t condone what he did, to at least try to understand and forgive him. Liz says she has tried but it is eating her up inside. Kay asks if Bill would want her to feel this way. She also says that if Liz believes in God’s will, then isn’t it possible that what Snapper did was an instrument of God’s will? Later Joann returns home and is still in a funk about Johnny. Kay senses this and suggests they get away from it all and go to Hawaii. Though initially reluctant, Joann agrees to get away for a week. Peggy & Jack – Peggy is back at the apartment, but she panics, she can’t be there. As she goes to leave Jack returns home. Peg puts on a brave face and starts dinner acting as if the trauma of the day never happened. EPISODE - #1004 WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell& Kay Alden TAPE DATE – Friday March 4, 1977 AIR DATE – Monday March 14, 1977 CAST – Chris, Jen, Brad, Lance, Kay, Joann, Maestro Fautsch, Leslie, Snapper, Karen (U/5), Stagehand (U/5) SETS – Chris and Snapper’s Apartment, Brad and Leslie’s Apartment, Chancellor Living Room, Portion of Toronto Concert Hall – Small Backstage Area – Limbo Portion of Stage with Piano SYNOPSIS Chris, Jen & Snapper - Chris and Jen discuss the good news about the charges being dropped against Snapper. Chris thanks them for the bail money (which she returns) Jen is still having trouble understanding what happened. If Snapper didn’t pull the plug, who did? Chris side steps the question as Karen comes home. Chris asks if Jen could look after Karen for the night. Karen is excited by the idea and Jen agrees, saying that Snapper and Chris need some time alone. Later, Chris returns home with groceries. Snapper is home and moody. Chris remains upbeat but notices the change in his attitude. She assumes the hospital gave him the afternoon off to celebrate but Snapper tells her they have given him more than the afternoon off. He shows her the letter detailing his suspension and a medical board review over the death of his father and how he could be censured, suspended or discharged from the hospital. They are both stunned. Brad & Lance – Brad sits thoughtfully at Leslie’s piano when Lance arrives. Lance mentions that he just realised Leslie has concerts in Toronto, Brad dryly remarks that he is surprised Lance only just realised that. Lance gets the implication and tells him he was once better at remembering those things “But now that you’re married” “Yes – now that I’m married” Lance asks if maybe Brad would like to join his wife in Toronto. Brad is reluctant, Lance says he has had his pilot file a flight plan, he just needs to get to the airport. Brad tells him he has barely left the apartment, much less gone to another city. He implies that if Lance were to go too, he might. Though Lance has a lot of work to do and doesn’t want to leave Vanessa alone, he calls Lorie and then tells Brad that Lorie has given her blessing for them to go, she will stay with Vanessa. As they are getting ready, Brad realises Leslie will be playing her matinee and has Lance call backstage so he can listen. Maestro introduces Leslie who begins to play as Brad becomes emotional, knowing he will be there soon Kay & Joann – Joann returns home and Kay wonders where she has been. Joann tells her she hasn’t seen Johnny. Kay says there are plenty of other men at school, but Joann has no interest in them. Joann tells her she bought a bathing suit for their trip. They discuss how daunting it is to wear one when you are fat or getting older. Kay tells her the beach boys in Hawaii will give her a lot of attention. Joann only cares what Mrs. Chancellor thinks. Kay wants to see it on her. Joann suddenly feels nervous. Kay tells her she needn’t be, Kay is a woman, just like her, she understands how she feels. Their eyes lock as Joann says “Yes. You’re a woman too. A wonderful woman” EPISODE - #1005 WRITTEN BY – William J. Bell& Kay Alden TAPE DATE – Monday March 7, 1977 AIR DATE – Monday March 15, 1977 CAST – Liz, Jill, Greg, Kay, Joann, Ralph Olson, Snapper SETS – Foster Living Room, Chancellor Living Room and Foyer SYNOPSIS Jill, Liz, Greg & Snapper – Jill is happy about the news that the charges against Snapper have been dropped, but Liz isn’t willing to celebrate. It upsets Jill that Liz doesn’t have enough faith in Snapper. Liz asks Jill to tell her about the pain their Pa was in at the end. Jill doesn’t want to; she thinks it is morbid. Liz tells her that everyone seems to know what happened but her. They keep talking about the pain he was in and how she is being unfair to Snapper. She wants to know. So, Jill goes into detail about it, but breaks down in tears and runs upstairs. Greg comes down and asks what happened. Liz tells him she has finally figured out who really pulled the plug on Bill, it was Jill. Jill has heard the whole thing from the stairs and confirms her mother’s suspicions. Snapper, who has been listening at the door tells Jill to stop, just forget the whole thing. Liz asks her son again if he did it. Snapper tells the lady to drop it. Liz can’t believe she is living in a house of lies. Snapper changes the subject and talks to Greg and Jill about his letter and the medical board hearing. Jill pushes him to tell the truth, after all, the charges against him were dropped. Snapper refuses to implicate their mother, so Greg tells him he has only one option left. To defend what they think he has done. He needs to make a case for euthanasia. Kay, Joann & Ralph – Kay has been woken by noise. Joann apologises and says the sink was stopped up, so she called a plumber. Kay soon realises she has called Ralph; she and Joann discuss how Kay knows him. Kay plans to make a hasty retreat, but Ralph walks in. Joann leaves but lingers in the foyer a little while. Ralph tells Kay he knows what she did for Bill and Liz and feels he may have misjudged her. He asks if they could resume their friendship and maybe go to dinner, unless there is another man in her life. Kay assures him there is no other man in her life. Later Joann returns and is surprised Kay didn’t go out with Ralph. They make eye contact as Kay says “I’d much rather be here Joann” “I’d much rather be here with you”
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