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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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

Alan Plater, Writer
2017-02-06, 11:06
“…a very enterprising group of people in the midlands called Kaleidoscope who specialise in looking at old programmes, getting copies that everyone thinks have long disappeared and they find them and restore them, and they do credits lists for people like me.”
Sue Malden, Focal and former BBC Archive Selector
2017-02-06, 11:05
“When I launched the Treasure Hunt for missing programmes from the BBC Archive nearly 15 years ago it was encouraging to know that Kaleidoscope were in the background helping and more importantly still there doing great work tracing missing TV.”
Lois Singer - former TV Administrator.
2017-02-06, 16:03
“Having been made aware of Kaleidoscope's existence some years ago by a contact at the BFI, I took advantage of their archive facility, with great help from the company's work-force. Subsequently I learned of the myriad events they organise, the work they do in sourcing archive material and finally, during 2016, discovered they are publishers too; had the pleasure of attending one of their book launches. An all-round, tip-top group of people, preserving early television material, keeping the memories alive.”