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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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Pipkins

All the episodes recorded off air by Nigel Plaskitt and other stars.

 

Extras:

Episodes from the collection of Gail Renard and other writers

Material recorded at Kaleidoscope events

New menus and links recorded by Hartley Hare

New insight from Hartley Hare into his career

ITV held episodes

MBW Online footage

 

19-disc set - probably more. Order now before the price goes up.

 

No release date yet while we find more lost episodes and the set expands.

 

The first 100 orders receive a postcard from Hartley Hare.

 

£88.00

Wolfshead

A pilot for a 1969 LWT version of Robin Hood.

 

Discarded in favour of Catweazle, it was sold as a B-movie and never seen on UK terrestial TV.

 

Single disc.

 

Released 5th October 2023.

£17.99

Jango - Treacle on Three Fingers

Sole surviving episode of a 1961 ITV detective series.

 

Based on the Television Playhouse 'Murder Stamp'.

 

Single disc.

 

Released 5th October 2023.

£17.99

Colour Me... Hollies

A classic pop show, believed lost, found in the collection of its producer.

 

Sadly only kept in black and white, on film, now it is restored to its original colour look.

 

Extra:

French feature behind the scenes on the filming of the special.

Original monochrome version included.

 

Single disc.

 

In stock.

£24.99