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THE GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND PLAY AWAY


    • 27.12.1975 Episode No. 1 (missing)
  • PLAY AWAY


  • Series 1
    • 04.12.1971 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 18.12.1971 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 01.01.1972 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 08.01.1972 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 15.01.1972 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 22.01.1972 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 29.01.1972 Episode No. 11 (missing)
    • 05.02.1972 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 12.02.1972 Episode No. 13 (missing)
  • Series 2
    • 07.10.1972 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 14.10.1972 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 21.10.1972 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 28.10.1972 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 04.11.1972 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 11.11.1972 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 18.11.1972 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 25.11.1972 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 02.12.1972 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 09.12.1972 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 16.12.1972 Episode No. 11 (missing)
    • 23.12.1972 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 30.12.1972 Episode No. 13 (missing)
    • 06.01.1973 Episode No. 14 (missing)
    • 13.01.1973 Episode No. 15 (missing)
    • 20.01.1973 Episode No. 16 (missing)
    • 27.01.1973 Episode No. 17 (missing)
    • 03.02.1973 Episode No. 18 (missing)
  • Series 3
    • 17.11.1973 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 24.11.1973 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 01.12.1973 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 08.12.1973 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 15.12.1973 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 22.12.1973 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 29.12.1973 Away Day (missing)
    • 05.01.1974 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 12.01.1974 Episode No. 13 (missing)
    • 19.01.1974 Episode No. 14 (missing)
    • 26.01.1974 Episode No. 15 (missing)
    • 02.02.1974 Episode No. 16 (missing)
    • 09.02.1974 The Perils of Prudence by Johnny Ball (missing)
    • 23.02.1974 Episode No. 18 (missing)
  • Series 4
    • 02.11.1974 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 09.11.1974 Episode No. 2
      Picture only exists – there is no sound.
    • 16.11.1974 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 30.11.1974 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 07.12.1974 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 14.12.1974 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 21.12.1974 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 28.12.1974 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 11.01.1975 Episode No. 11 (missing)
    • 18.01.1975 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 01.02.1975 Episode No. 14 (missing)
    • 29.03.1975 Easter Special (missing)
  • Series 5
    • 01.11.1975 Episode No. 1 (missing)
    • 08.11.1975 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 22.11.1975 You'll Never Believe (missing)
    • 06.12.1975 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 13.12.1975 Episode No. 7 (missing)
    • 20.12.1975 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 03.01.1976 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 10.01.1976 Episode No. 11 (missing)
    • 17.01.1976 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 24.01.1976 Episode No. 13 (missing)
    • 31.01.1976 Sunshine (missing)
    • 07.02.1976 Episode No. 15 (missing)
    • 14.02.1976 Detection (missing)
    • 21.02.1976 Episode No. 17 (missing)
    • 28.02.1976 Episode No. 18 (missing)
    • 06.03.1976 Episode No. 19 (missing)
    • 13.03.1976 Episode No. 20 (missing)
    • 20.03.1976 Episode No. 21 (missing)
    • 27.03.1976 Away Day (missing)
  • Series 6
    • 27.11.1976 Puzzles (missing)
    • 04.12.1976 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 11.12.1976 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 18.12.1976 Give Us a Ring (missing)
    • 01.01.1977 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 08.01.1977 Ups and Downs (missing)
    • 15.01.1977 171 (missing)
    • 22.01.1977 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 29.01.1977 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 05.02.1977 Episode No. 11 (missing)
    • 12.02.1977 Episode No. 12 (missing)
    • 19.02.1977 Bang On (missing)
    • 26.02.1977 Episode No. 14 (missing)
    • 05.03.1977 Episode No. 15 (missing)
  • Series 7
    • 12.11.1977 Cant's Century (missing)
    • 19.11.1977 Jest Down the Road (missing)
    • 26.11.1977 House (missing)
    • 03.12.1977 Clock, Stock and Barrel (missing)
    • 10.12.1977 YT? (missing)
    • 17.12.1977 To All Intents and Porpoises (missing)
    • 24.12.1977 Special: Thrice Welcome Christmas (missing)
    • 31.12.1977 Away Day: Bringing in the Corn (missing)
    • 07.01.1978 Get It? Got It! Good! (missing)
    • 14.01.1978 RU OK? (missing)
    • 21.01.1978 Sitaday Saturday (missing)
    • 28.01.1978 Wish You Were Here! (missing)
    • 04.02.1978 Forage for Knowledge (missing)
    • 11.02.1978 Write On! (missing)
    • 18.02.1978 The Show Must? Go On! (missing)
  • Series 8
    • 25.11.1978 Hello, Hello (missing)
    • 02.12.1978 Catch It You Can (missing)
    • 09.12.1978 Money, Money, Money! (missing)
    • 16.12.1978 The Man's Arrived
      One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.
    • 23.12.1978 Christmas is Coming (missing)
    • 30.12.1978 The Luck of the Game (missing)
    • 13.01.1979 Play Away at Riverside (missing)
    • 20.01.1979 What's Cooking? (missing)
    • 27.01.1979 Don't Knock the Rock (missing)
    • 03.02.1979 Happy Birthday (missing)
    • 10.02.1979 On the Trail (missing)
    • 17.02.1979 Have a Good Trip (missing)
  • Series 10
    • 22.11.1980 Episode No. 3
      Picture only exists – there is no sound.
    • 24.01.1981 Episode No. 12
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
  • Series 11
    • 21.11.1981 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 28.11.1981 Episode No. 3
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
    • 05.12.1981 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 12.12.1981 Episode No. 5 (missing)
    • 23.01.1982 Episode No. 9 (missing)
    • 30.01.1982 Episode No. 10 (missing)
    • 06.02.1982 The Play Away Square Tomato Show
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
  • Series 12
    • 20.11.1982 Episode No. 2 (missing)
    • 27.11.1982 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 04.12.1982 Episode No. 4 (missing)
  • Series 13
    • 26.11.1983 Episode No. 3 (missing)
    • 03.12.1983 Episode No. 4 (missing)
    • 10.12.1983 Episode No. 5
      One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.
    • 17.12.1983 Episode No. 6 (missing)
    • 07.01.1984 Episode No. 7
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
    • 14.01.1984 Episode No. 8 (missing)
    • 28.01.1984 Episode No. 10
      The only known complete copy was recorded on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500).
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