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Saturday 1 September 2018

Thought For The Day

    The original script for ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’ has the original spelling of Saltzman, this name was later changed to Seltzman. I have sometimes wondered what brought about the change. It wasn’t until I watched the episode as part of a screening of the series to celebrate the 50th anniversary, that I hit upon a possible reason. There would have been two ‘A’s in the name! When ZM73 had written out the name SELTZMAN on a sheet of paper, counting out the letters in the alphabet, and then placing a slide of that number to each corresponding letter, for example ‘A’ equalling 1. The change might have stemmed from the fact that there couldn’t be two ‘A’s because there couldn’t have been two slides numbered 1.

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