1981-10-23 Something Else, BBC2, London, England, UK/Source 2

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A decent pro-shot video recording with acceptable quality throughout. This source, despite being he best version available at this time, suffers from a poor transfer.

This video is from a time-coded VHS tape. It is a working copy used by the BBC during the editing process. It is rumored that this tape was "borrowed" by an employee, and copies were subsequently made.

The audio has a constant ringing noise, but an alternate audio source is available as Source 1. The first 45 seconds of Television Set of that tape are messed up on that recording, so there's noticeable speed variation throughout.

Tora! Tora! Tora! and Nodisco are, strangely, performed twice at the end of the set list.

Depeche Mode Television Archives included the two broadcast tracks, Tora! Tora! Tora! and Photographic, as part of their TVA-81-1 DVD. The video and audio quality is superb, other than a very loud ringing noise in the audio.

This recording is sometimes mislabeled as 1981-11-06 University, Liverpool, England, UK because that was the original broadcast date. Find more info at the main page for this date.

I am still working on tracking down a low-generation VHS copy of this tape, or at least one which isn't affected by the red and green lines throughout the video. Stay tuned!


You can watch this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. Television Set
  2. Photographic
  3. New Life
  4. Puppets
  5. Just Can't Get Enough
  6. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  7. Nodisco
  8. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  9. Nodisco
  • Total time: 32:16


  • Video specifications: MPEG-1/2 Video (mpgv) 352x288 25FPS
  • Audio specifications: 256kbps AC3 48kHz stereo
  • Menu: No
  • Chapters: Per song