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The collective host of all our knowledge

Britain’s longest-established television heritage organisation. Est 1987

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Testimonials

Richard Jeffs, The Baim Collection Limited
2017-02-06, 16:02
“Chris Perry's "Kaleidoscope" organisation enjoys a unique position as the holder of "media" that larger companies have lost or deserted. There is no doubt that Kaleidoscope has saved a remarkable number of television programmes and other material and artefacts, that would have been lost for future generations without the care and enthusiasm of Chris and his team.

In addition Chris has overseen the publication of many volumes about radio and television and the history of this "new media". Kaleidoscope has given a voice to many people who worked on the setting up and operating of early television; people whose voice is very often not heard but who, as practitioners, have an inside knowledge that has been the foundation that has made Britain one of the leading exponents of the art of television.

Kaleidoscope has also spread the word about Archive and the history of the media with some remarkably popular events which have added to the general enthusiasm for archive and more importantly made archive available to a wide audience.

TV Brain is the latest innovation that will provide insight and enthusiasm. All power and good luck!”
Greg Bakun, writer, From the Archive
2017-02-06, 16:02
“When I write articles about the rich heritage of British television I always keep the Kaleidoscope guides by my side. Painstakingly researched it gives me cast lists, air dates, alternative titles and even the archive format & status on all of British television history. Kaleidoscope is such a stickler for detail that they provide the best research tools around for this genre.”
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution
2017-02-06, 11:07
“Kaleidoscope have been a loyal and active supporter of the RNLI since 1994. Over the past 20 years, their members have not only raised over £20,000 for the lifeboat service and its volunteer crews, but they have helped to raise awareness of the work undertaken by the Institution to a wide audience both at events and online. More recently, they have worked with the RNLI’s Films and Images and Archive departments supplying footage and tracing material previously believed wiped. None of this would have been possible without them.

Whilst Kaleidoscope are based in land-locked West Midlands, the “shouts” on the coast could not take place without their help and support – we are so grateful to them for their continued support as are those whose lives have been saved thanks to them.”