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

SCREEN TEST


    • [untransmitted pilot]
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
  • SCREEN TEST


  • Series 1
    • 18.11.1970 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 25.11.1970 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 02.12.1970 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 09.12.1970 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 16.12.1970 First Final (missing)
    • 30.12.1970 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 06.01.1971 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 13.01.1971 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 20.01.1971 Episode No. 9 (missing)
  • Series 2
    • 22.09.1971 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 29.09.1971 The Making of Cromwell (missing)
    • 06.10.1971 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 13.10.1971 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 20.10.1971 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 27.10.1971 Electronic Music and Effects (missing)
    • 03.11.1971 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 10.11.1971 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 17.11.1971 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 24.11.1971 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 24.12.1971 Episode No. 11 (missing)
  • Series 3
    • 07.04.1972 Assistant Director, Henry VIII (missing)
    • 14.04.1972 ABC Cinema, Blackpool (missing)
    • 21.04.1972 Making of the James Bond Film (missing)
    • 28.04.1972 Work of a Contruction Manager (missing)
    • 05.05.1972 First Final (missing)
    • 12.05.1972 Continuity Girl (missing)
    • 19.05.1972 Work of a Scenic Artist
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 26.05.1972 The Plastic Former
      One or more sequences exist, but the complete programme is lost.
    • 02.06.1972 Work of a Sound Recordist
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 09.06.1972 Work of a Dubbing Mixer / Second Final (missing)
    • 16.06.1972 Grand Final (missing)
  • Series 4
    • 10.01.1973 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 17.01.1973 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 24.01.1973 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 31.01.1973 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 07.02.1973 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 14.02.1973 Episode No. 7 (missing)
  • Series 5
    • 25.09.1973 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 02.10.1973 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 09.10.1973 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 16.10.1973 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 23.10.1973 First Final (missing)
    • 30.10.1973 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 06.11.1973 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 13.11.1973 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 20.11.1973 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 27.11.1973 Second Final (missing)
    • 04.12.1973 Grand Final (missing)
    • 01.01.1974 Episode No. 12 (missing)
  • Series 6
    • 29.05.1974 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 05.06.1974 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 12.06.1974 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 19.06.1974 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 26.06.1974 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 03.07.1974 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 10.07.1974 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 17.07.1974 Episode No. 8 (missing)
  • Series 7
    • 12.09.1974 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 19.09.1974 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 26.09.1974 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 30.09.1974 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 07.10.1974 First Semi-Final (missing)
    • 14.10.1974 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 21.10.1974 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 28.10.1974 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 04.11.1974 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 11.11.1974 Second Semi-Final (missing)
    • 18.11.1974 Grand Final (missing)
  • Series 8
    • 07.07.1975 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 14.07.1975 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 21.07.1975 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 28.07.1975 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 04.08.1975 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 11.08.1975 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 18.08.1975 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 25.08.1975 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 01.09.1975 Champion Of Champions (missing)
  • Series 9
    • 31.12.1975 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 07.01.1976 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 14.01.1976 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 21.01.1976 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 28.01.1976 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 04.02.1976 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 11.02.1976 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 18.02.1976 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 25.02.1976 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 03.03.1976 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 10.03.1976 Final (missing)
  • Series 10
    • 04.06.1976 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 11.06.1976 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 18.06.1976 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 25.06.1976 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 02.07.1976 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 09.07.1976 100th Edition (missing)
    • 16.07.1976 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 23.07.1976 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 30.07.1976 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 06.08.1976 The Final (missing)
  • Series 14
    • 14.11.1978 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 28.11.1978 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 05.12.1978 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 12.12.1978 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 09.01.1979 Episode No. 9 (missing)
  • Series 15
    • 05.04.1979 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 12.04.1979 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 19.04.1979 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 03.05.1979 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 10.05.1979 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 17.05.1979 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 24.05.1979 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 31.05.1979 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 07.06.1979 Episode No. 10 (missing)
  • Series 16
    • 15.11.1979 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 22.11.1979 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 06.12.1979 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 13.12.1979 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 20.12.1979 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 03.01.1980 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 10.01.1980 Episode No. 8 (missing)
  • Series 17
    • 04.11.1980 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 18.11.1980 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 25.11.1980 Episode No. 8 (missing)
  • Series 18
    • 29.09.1981 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 06.10.1981 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 13.10.1981 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 20.10.1981 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 03.11.1981 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 10.11.1981 Episode No. 8 (missing)
  • Series 19
    • 12.10.1982 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 19.10.1982 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 16.11.1982 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 23.11.1982 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 30.11.1982 Episode No. 9 (missing)
  • Series 20
    • 12.10.1983 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 19.10.1983 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 02.11.1983 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 23.11.1983 Episode No. 7 (missing)
  • Series 21
    • 10.10.1984 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 17.10.1984 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 24.10.1984 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 31.10.1984 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 14.11.1984 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 22.11.1984 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 06.12.1984 Episode No. 10 (missing)
  • SCREEN TEST – CALLING YOUNG FILM MAKERS!


  • Series 1
    • 02.07.1977 How to Edit Your Film (missing)
  • 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
    Documentaries
    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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