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  • Series 1
    • 15.10.1970 The Long Distance Piano Player
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 19.11.1970 I Can't See My Little Willie (a domestic audio recording exists of the soundtrack, but the programme itself is missing)
    • 26.11.1970 A Distant Thunder (missing)
    • 03.12.1970 Hearts and Flowers
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 10.12.1970 Robin Redbreast
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 07.01.1971 Alma Mater (missing)
    • 14.01.1971 Circle Line (missing)
    • 21.01.1971 Hell's Angel (missing)
    • 04.02.1971 Billy's Last Stand (missing)
    • 29.04.1971 The Foxtrot
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 27.05.1971 The Man in the Sidecar (missing)
    • 03.06.1971 Everybody Say Cheese (missing)
  • Series 2
    • 11.11.1971 Thank You Very Much
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 25.11.1971 Skin Deep (missing)
    • 02.12.1971 Pal (missing)
    • 09.12.1971 The Pigeon Fancier
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 27.01.1972 The House on Highbury Hill (missing)
    • 03.02.1972 In the Beautiful Carribean (missing)
    • 24.02.1972 Cows (missing)
  • Series 3
    • 16.10.1972 A Life is for Ever (missing)
    • 30.10.1972 Man Friday (missing)
    • 13.11.1972 Better Than the Movies (missing)
    • 29.01.1973 Highway Robbery (missing)
    • 05.02.1973 Song at Twilight (missing)
    • 19.02.1973 For Sylvia or the Air Show (missing)
    • 19.03.1973 Man Above Men (missing)
    • 04.06.1973 Three's One (missing)
    • 11.06.1973 Edward G – Like the Filmstar (missing)
    • 25.06.1973 The Stretch (missing)
    • 02.07.1973 Making the Play (missing)
  • Series 4
    • 08.11.1973 The Emergency Channel (missing)
    • 15.11.1973 Mummy and Daddy
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 22.11.1973 Private Practice (missing)
    • 13.12.1973 Jingle Bells (missing)
    • 21.02.1974 Hot Fat (missing)
  • Series 5
    • 15.05.1975 The Dandelion Clock (missing)
  • Series 6
    • 18.11.1975 Children of the Sun (missing)
    • 20.01.1976 Doran's Box
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
  • Series 12
    • 26.01.1982 Commitments
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
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    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
    Documentaries
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    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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