Welcome to the website of Kaleidoscope, the classic TV organisation. In 1992 we began publishing books about the history of UK television. These books were unique because we list FULL ARCHIVE HOLDINGS for thousands of UK series. Now the sum of all that knowledge is contained in TV Brain. TV Brain contains information more accurate than IMDB or Wikipedia. It's based on the Radio Times, TV Times, scripts, watching thousands of programmes, huge written archives donated to Kaleidoscope, and our huge archive. A small part of the archive can be watched online aswell. So if you want to find out what exists in the archives, or read about untransmitted pilots and series, TV Brain is a comprehensive, searchable history of UK television dating back to 1936.

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2023 NEWS - Kaleidoscope launches a new seies of podcasts to celebrate our 35th anniversary - THE KALEIDOPOD - available here https://anchor.fm/tvbrain

Welcome to Kaleidoscope’s TV Brain

The collective host of all our knowledge

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

Preservation ‐ Access ‐ Information ‐ Dedication

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Testimonials

Keith Badman, author, columnist, music historian & archive film/video researcher
2017-02-06, 16:01
"Kaleidoscope's in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for tracing long lost TV programmes is simply incredible. Their definitive library of rare and missing shows is simply essential for those in the archive television industry, like myself. Their superb, money raising efforts for The Royal National Lifeboat, and the way they have helped raise awareness of the work undertaken by the Institution is highly commendable too. Well done Chris and his team... Long may their splendid work continue."
Gail Renard, Writer
2017-02-06, 11:06
“Kaleidoscope saves classic British television shows which would have been lost to the nation forever. Their volunteers do it with love, professionalism and enthusiasm, at the same time managing to raise money for The Royal National Lifeboat charity too. Thanks, Kaleidoscope!”
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.”