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


  • Series 1
    • 07.08.1966 Morecambe and Heysham v Blackpool (missing)
    • 14.08.1966 Scarborough v Bridlington (missing)
    • 21.08.1966 Lytham St. Annes v Fleetwood (missing)
    • 28.08.1966 Ilkley v Otley (missing)
    • 04.09.1966 Lancashire Semi-Final: Blackpool v Lytham St. Annes (missing)
    • 11.09.1966 Yorkshire Semi-Final: Bridlington v Otley (missing)
    • 18.09.1966 Final: Lytham St. Annes v Bridlington (missing)
  • Series 2
    • 14.05.1967 Lytham St. Annes v Southport (missing)
    • 21.05.1967 Colwyn Bay v Llandudno (missing)
    • 28.05.1967 Galashiels v Hawick
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 04.06.1967 Brighton v Worthing (missing)
    • 11.06.1967 Cheltenham Spa v Leamington Spa (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 14.06.1967 International Heat 1 from Paris, France (missing)
    • 28.06.1967 Second HeatInternational Heat 2 from Heysel, Brussels, Belgium (missing)
    • 12.07.1967 International Heat 3 from Locarno, Switzerland (missing)
    • 27.07.1967 International Heat 4 from Pisa, Italy (missing)
    • 09.08.1967 International Heat 5 from Straubing, West Germany (missing)
    • 23.08.1967 International Heat 6 from Blackpool, Great Britain (missing)
    • 06.09.1967 International Final from Kohlscheid, West Germany (missing)
  • Series 4
    • 02.06.1968 Merton v Richmond-on-Thames (missing)
    • 21.06.1968 Cheltenham Spa v Torbay (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • International Heat 1 from Paris, France (missing, but was probably never made in the first place)
    • 05.07.1968 International Heat 1 from Zofingen, Switzerland (missing)
    • 19.07.1968 International Heat 2 from Verviers, Belgium (missing)
    • 02.08.1968 International Heat 3 from Vigevano, Italy (missing)
    • 14.08.1968 International Heat 4 from Harrogate, Great Britain (missing)
    • 30.08.1968 International Heat 5 from Siegen, West Germany (missing)
    • 06.09.1968 International Heat 6 from Schwäbisch Hall, West Germany (missing)
  • Series 6
    • 14.05.1969 Eastbourne v Hastings (missing)
    • 21.05.1969 Chester v Shrewsbury (missing)
    • 28.05.1969 Barry v Cardiff (missing)
    • 04.06.1969 Burnt Island v Dunbar (missing)
    • 11.06.1969 Coleraine v County Fermanagh (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 27.06.1969 International Heat 1 from Bruges, Belgium (missing)
    • 11.07.1969 International Heat 2 Edinburgh, Great Britain (missing)
    • 25.07.1969 International Heat 3 from Caserta, Italy (missing)
    • 08.08.1969 International Heat 4 from Martigny, Switzerland (missing)
    • 22.08.1969 International Heat 5 from Wolfsburg, West Germany (missing)
    • 03.09.1969 International Final from Caserta, Italy (missing)
  • Series 8
    • 30.04.1970 South Shields v Tynemouth (missing)
    • 06.05.1970 Exmouth v Weymouth (missing)
    • 13.05.1970 Aberdeen v Arbroath (missing)
    • 20.05.1970 Rhyl v Carnarvon (missing)
    • 27.05.1970 Great Yarmouth v Lowestoft (missing)
    • 03.06.1970 Ramsgate v Margate (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 17.07.1970 International Heat 2 from Lugano, Switzerland (missing)
    • 31.07.1970 International Heat 3 from Namur, Belgium (missing)
    • 07.08.1970 International Heat 4 from Avignon, France (missing)
    • 21.08.1970 International Heat 5 from Cardiff, Great Britain
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
    • 28.08.1970 International Heat 6 from Groningen, Holland (missing)
    • 04.09.1970 International Heat 7 from Hansaviertel, West-Berlin, West Germany (missing)
    • 18.09.1970 International Final from Verona, Italy (missing)
    • 26.12.1970 It's a Christmas Knockout: Great Britain v Holland (missing)
  • Series 10
    • 28.04.1971 Barrow-in-Furness v Kendal (missing)
    • 05.05.1971 Tewkesbury v Hereford (missing)
    • 12.05.1971 Prestwick v Falkirk (missing)
    • 19.05.1971 Sheffield v Scunthorpe (missing)
    • 26.05.1971 Southampton v Bournemouth (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 30.07.1971 International Heat 1 from Riccione, Italy (missing)
    • 06.08.1971 International Heat 2 from Solothurn, Switzerland (missing)
    • 13.08.1971 International Heat 3 from Zuidwijk, Rotterdam, Netherlands (missing)
    • 27.08.1971 International Heat 4 from Vichy, France (missing)
    • 03.09.1971 International Heat 5 from Offenburg, West Germany (missing)
    • 10.09.1971 International Heat 6 from Blackpool, Great Britain (missing)
    • 17.09.1971 International Heat 7 from Oostende, Belgium (missing)
    • 24.09.1971 International Final from Rüttenscheid, Essen, West Germany (missing)
    • 27.12.1971 It's a Christmas Knockout (missing)
  • Series 12
    • 19.05.1972 Exeter v Salisbury (missing)
    • 26.05.1972 Congleton v Banbury (missing)
    • 02.06.1972 Folkestone v Canterbury (missing)
    • 09.06.1972 Lanark v Dalkeith
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 16.06.1972 Nottingham v Lincoln (missing)
    • 23.06.1972 Luton v Watford (missing)
    • 06.05.1972 It's a Cup Final Knockout (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 28.07.1972 International Heat 1 from Spa, Belgium (missing)
    • 04.08.1972 International Heat 2 from Bern, Switzerland (missing)
    • 11.08.1972 International Heat 3 from Westerland, Sylt, West Germany (missing)
    • 18.08.1972 International Heat 4 from Passariano, Italy (missing)
    • 25.08.1972 International Heat 5 from Nice, France (missing)
    • 15.09.1972 International Heat 6 from Sheffield, Great Britain (missing)
    • 22.09.1972 International Heat 7 from Delft, Netherlands (missing)
    • 29.09.1972 International Final from Lausanne, Switzerland (missing)
    • 26.12.1972 It's a Christmas Knockout (missing)
  • Series 14
    • 18.05.1973 Woodstock v Bicester (missing)
    • 25.05.1973 King's Lynn v Manchester (missing)
    • 01.06.1973 North Berwick v Peebles (missing)
    • 15.06.1973 Ashington v Blyth (missing)
    • 22.06.1973 Wells v Porthcawl (missing)
    • 05.05.1973 It's a Cup Final Knockout (missing)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 27.07.1973 First Heat (missing)
    • 03.08.1973 Second Heat (missing)
    • 17.08.1973 Fourth Heat (missing)
    • 31.08.1973 Sixth Heat (missing)
    • 07.09.1973 Seventh Heat (missing)
    • 04.05.1974 It's a Cup Final Knockout (missing)
  • Series 16
    • 03.05.1974 Southport v Wyre (missing)
    • 10.05.1974 Warwick v Rugby (missing)
    • 17.05.1974 Ripon v Rotherham (missing)
    • 24.05.1974 Farnham v Thamesdown (missing)
    • 31.05.1974 Skegness v Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea (missing)
    • Portsmouth and Southsea v Swanage (missing, but was probably never made in the first place)
  • Jeux Sans Frontières
    • 02.08.1974 First Heat (missing)
    • 09.08.1974 Second Heat (missing)
    • 16.08.1974 Third Heat (missing)
    • 23.08.1974 Fourth Heat (missing)
    • 30.08.1974 Fifth Heat (missing)
    • 13.09.1974 Seventh Heat (missing)
    • 20.09.1974 International Final (missing)
  • Series 28
    • 16.05.1980 Aberconwy v Delyn v Rhuddlan (missing)
    • Trio – A Knockout Special (missing)

    • 22.04.1951 The Knockout
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
  • These programmes, which exist complete, matched your search.

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    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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