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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

Libby Gregory, Archive Producer
2017-02-06, 16:02
“I have worked with Chris Perry and Kaleidoscope over the last few years on a number of television archive projects. Thanks to the work that Chris and team do in recovering missing and lost programmes and also to their restoration and protection of these incredible discoveries, the contribution that Kaleidoscope have made to these projects is immense and I look forward to continuing working with them all in the future.”
Brian Tesler
2017-02-06, 16:02
“Kaleidoscope are the Keepers of the Flame as far as television is concerned. Their tireless search for gold from TV's past, their all-day screenings of that precious material when they've found it, their publications recording facts and figures, reminiscences and histories of the birth and growth of this extraordinary medium make them an endless source of entertainment and interest. Long may they delight the amateur historian, the happy viewer and the blissful anorak in all of us.”
David Hamilton, Presenter
2017-02-06, 11:06
“Years ago, often for financial reasons, television companies wiped or recorded over iconic shows that were lost forever. Or so it seemed… Some individuals video recorded their favourite programmes. In many cases the quality was as good as the original. Lots of these tapes have been donated to Kaleidoscope making it the definitive library of rare and ‘lost’ TV shows. Now, of course, the TV companies want them back to show them again. Kaleidoscope events are a ‘must’ for people in the television industry and TV buffs.”