Thank you for visiting Kaleidoscope’s Lost Television search engine.

These programmes, which we think are missing or somehow incomplete, matched your search.


    • 14.05.1977 Episode No. 1 (missing)

    • 04.07.1953 The Case of the Missing Baronet (missing)
    • 18.07.1953 Enter Jasper Bloodstone (missing)
    • 01.08.1953 Ramrod to the Rescue (missing)
    • 29.08.1953 The Mystery of Two Left Feet (missing)
    • 12.09.1953 The Detective Takes His Medicine (missing)
    • 26.09.1953 The Last Round-Up (missing)

    • 01.01.1958 Episode No. 1 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 15.01.1958 Episode No. 2 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 29.01.1958 Episode No. 3 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 12.02.1958 Episode No. 4 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 26.02.1958 Episode No. 5 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 12.03.1958 Episode No. 6 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 26.03.1958 Episode No. 7 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 09.04.1958 Episode No. 8 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 23.04.1958 Episode No. 9 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 07.05.1958 Episode No. 10 (missing, believed never to have been recorded)

    • 16.05.1959 Detective Story (missing)

    • 10.02.1953 Enter Two Scarecrows (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 17.02.1953 Aunt Sally (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 24.02.1953 Gummidge, the Sweep (missing, believed never to have been recorded)
    • 03.03.1953 Gummidge Disappears (missing, believed never to have been recorded)

    • 05.09.1961 Chippy the Detective (missing, believed never to have been recorded)

    • 13.09.1962 Detective Work (missing)

  • Series 1
    • 30.03.1964 Professor Gervase Fen: The Moving Toyshop (missing)
    • 06.04.1964 Cluff: The Drawing (missing)
    • 13.04.1964 Philip Trent: Trent's Last Case (missing)
    • 27.04.1964 Sir Henry Merrivale: The Judas Window (missing)
    • 11.05.1964 Inspector Rason: The Man Who Murdered in Public (missing)
    • 15.06.1964 Sir John Appleby: A Connoisseur's Case
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally recorded on 35mm black-and-white film.
    • 27.07.1964 Father Brown: The Quick One (missing)
  • Series 2
    • 17.05.1968 Robert Carmichael: The Deadly Climate (missing)
    • 07.06.1968 Inspector Appleby: Lesson in Anatomy (missing)
    • 05.07.1968 Police Chief Fellows: Born Victim (missing)
    • 21.07.1968 Mister Montague Cork: Cork on the Water
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 11.08.1968 Detective Chief Inspector Dew: Crime of Passion (missing)
    • 18.08.1968 D.C.I. Alleyn: Artists in Crime (missing)
    • 01.09.1968 Auguste Dupin: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (missing)
  • Series 3
    • 14.09.1969 Alan Grant: The Singing Sands (missing)
    • 21.09.1969 Sir Luke Frinsby: The Public School Murder (missing)
    • 28.09.1969 Miss Pye: Put Out the Light (missing)
    • 05.10.1969 Ruth Kelstern: The Tea-Leaf (missing)
    • 12.10.1969 Inspector Ghote: Hunt the Peacock (missing)
    • 19.10.1969 Ian Firth and John Smith: Elimination Round (missing)
    • 26.10.1969 Sir Henry Merrivale: And So to Murder (missing)
    • 02.11.1969 Commissaire Bignon: The Poisoners (missing)
    • 09.11.1969 William Guppy: Mr Guppy's Tale (missing)

    • 03.11.1951 The Dying Detective (missing, believed never to have been recorded)

  • Series 3
    • 07.10.1957 The Great Detective (missing)

    • 24.04.1966 You, Too, Can Be a Detective (missing)

  • Uncle And His Detective
    • 25.01.1971 The Mystery of the Art Gallery (missing)
    • 26.01.1971 The Arrival of A. B. Fox (missing)
    • 27.01.1971 Bats from Badfort (missing)
    • 28.01.1971 Blogging and Detecting (missing)
    • 29.01.1971 Discovery at Crack House (missing)
  • Zadig
    • 20.01.1976 Zadig the Detective (missing)
  • Daylight Robbery
    • 14.03.1978 Becoming a Detective (missing)
  • These programmes, which exist complete, matched your search.

    These productions, which exist in the archives, matched your search.

    If the programme you were looking for isn’t here there could be a number of reasons:

    It’s worth double-checking that you typed in your search string correctly. But if you’re sure you have, please bear in mind that there are a lot of programmes we don’t have any information on at all.

    If the programme you’re searching for falls into one of these categories:

    Sports Programmes
    Religious Broadcasts
    Reality Shows
    Quiz / Game Shows

    Some Children’s Magazine and Music Shows then we probably don’t have any information on it, so it might be missing, particularly if it was made in 1979 or earlier.

    Lastly, don’t forget that we only hold information on British TV programmes, you won’t be able to find any information about programmes made for American or Australian television, for example. Just because we don’t have a listing for your programme doesn’t mean that it isn’t of interest to us. It just means that we don’t have any information about it.

    We’ve got details on more than 175,000 different episodes, almost 40,000 of which are not thought to exist in the ‘official’ archives. Now, before you get too depressed by this fact, some of these are really old shows which were made before television programmes were generally recorded at all. We realise it’s very unlikely that these older programmes will exist at all, but there’s always the chance that someone recorded some 8mm film footage of them off their television screen or maybe made a sound recording of them while they were being broadcast. That’s still of interest to us.

    However, our main hope is that someone will be able to help us recover some programmes which were recorded, but which are now thought to be lost for ever. That’s what this search engine is for – to help you identify whether that old film print you’ve got in your attic, or that old video recording you made back in the early 1970s is missing from the archives.

    You could type in a programme name, or an episode name and click on ‘Search’ and it will give you some summary information whether or not the programme is lost. You don’t have to enter a complete name, entering part of the name – unless it’s very short – should find it too. If some or all of that programme is lost, you can click on the link and get further details. If it’s a music or variety programme you have, you may be able to locate it by typing in the names of one of the main guests and clicking on ‘Search’. This information is far from complete, but it may help you to identify a particular edition.

    Our information is good, but it’s not perfect. There will be mistakes in it, and we know it’s incomplete. In particular, information is very patchy on programmes in the some categories. This website only contains information concerning British broadcasts. Happy searching!

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