And another link with my childhood passes away. I watched every one of his puppet series right the way through from Twizzle, Torchy and Four Feather Falls right the way through to Joe 90 and the strange live action/puppet series Secret Service starring the incomparable Stanley Unwin.
Then there were the live action series UFO, The Protectors and Space 1999, wich I also avidly followed. I wasn't that keen on Terrahawks or the rebooted Captain Scarlet.
I really think that most programmes originally shot in 4:3 ratio should be left that way as they do not lend themselves to being sliced off at the top and bottom. The first film I saw that had been cropped was Disney's The Sleeping Beauty and it was dreadful.
Having said that, a bit of money was spent on remastering the original Star Trek series in 16:9 and it's a not bad version. But then they did have access to the original negatives which had been stored in some Utah caverns!