Kaleidoscope Publishing exists to promote the appreciation of British television in general and particularly ‘classic’ television programmes that many of us remember from years gone by.

“...a very enterprising group of people in the midlands called Kaleidoscope who specialise in looking at old programmes, gettings copies that everyone thinks have long disappeared and they find them and restore them, and they do credits lists for people like me.”   Alan Plater, CBE.

To this end we have published a number of guides to British television archive holdings. These guides include exhaustive information on the number of archived programmes and the format(s) that they are held in. We have created this website as a means by which visitors can get a flavour of just why our guides have been described as “invaluable resources for anyone wishing to research, or even with a general interest in, British television”.

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Roger and the Rottentrolls

Entire series, big DVD set. Written by Tim Firth.


TV Detectives Volume 1

DVD of Dinner Date with Death and Inspector Morley.


Alfred Burke

DVD interview with Alfred Burke, star of Public Eye.


The Ads Show

DVD of TV series about the history of advertising, with a humourous twist.


Freewheelers: Calling White Knight

A history of the Southern Television series Freewheelers.


The Complete Sacred Geometrical Works of Joan Moore

The drawings of Joan Moore, all in one volume. Includes new material.


Inside Updown [Non UK postage]

The story of Upstairs, Downstairs.


Inconsequential and Irrelevant

The memoirs of Mike McStay, actor.


Not Just About Managing

The memoirs of Lewis Rudd.


Frankie Howerd - The Lost TV Pilots (DVD)

Various pilots from Canada and Australia. DVD.