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  1. Doctor Omega

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    It never ceases to amaze me how human ingenuity and determination can achieve what seemed impossible.

    Sad to see such damage, but saving something is better than nothing.
     
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    It is terrific that these guys can save films that were left to rot because their use was thought over and now they are there for new viewers to watch and enjoy because of their restoration work!
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    Have to admit, if any of the missing 97 DOCTOR WHO episodes were to be released in the same condition, I would still buy it. And love it!
     
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    I rewatched Black Echo from the Adam Adamant set last night and thought that the episode was in a poor shape indeed! Sound was much lower than on other episodes and the picture was much, much darker and fizzy! Shame as I thought it was one of the best!
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    DISCOVERY 279: Play of the Week – Hell Hath No Fury.
    Written by Evelyn Ford
    Margaret Phyllis Calvert
    Charles Griffith Jones
    Aunt Helen Irene Brown
    Anna Mary Webster
    The Doctor Robert Raglan
    Produced by George More O'Ferrall
    Directed by George More O'Ferrall
    An Anglia production.
    Originally transmitted 07.03.1961
    Located and donated to Kaleidoscope by the same collector who returned Tunnel of Fear. Sadly only reel 2 survives of this early Anglia play.
    16mm telerecording, reel 2 only.
     
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    DISCOVERY 280: Three hour complete ITV Saturday evening recording from 17/10/1981.
    LWT region
    Stanley Baxter’s Picture Show
    Complete ITN News
    Complete film Blume in Love
    First 10 minutes of Johnny Carson’s the tonight show.
    Tape then runs out.
    All adverts, presentation and interstitials are complete.
    Located on a single Betamax tape from the Bob Monkhouse Collection.
     
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    DISCOVERY 281: Dramarama - Mighty Mum and the Petnappers.
    Mighty Mum Judy Cornwell
    Dad Lee Whitlock
    Inspector Brown Roger Sloman
    Sergeant Tucker Carl Rigg
    Godmother Petronella Barker
    Mango Howard Samuels
    Tully David Purcell
    Dyson John Tordoff
    Designed by Brian Motte
    Executive producer Anna Home
    Produced by John Dale
    Directed by Renny Rye
    A TVS production.
    Originally transmitted 12.09.1983

    One of many Dramarama’s now believed missing that were made by TVS; after Greg Taylor contacted the director Renny Rye via twitter, Renny has returned this VHS copy to Kaleidoscope.
     
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    DISCOVERY 282: So It Goes - Elvis Costello (live audio)
    This tape is the complete audio recording Granada made of Elvis Costello live at Erics, Liverpool 02/08/1977 for So It Goes.

    Lots of the concert was used - "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea", "Watching The Detectives" and "Lip Service" were featured on 1/0877/0011, "No Dancing" was featured on 1/0877/0016 plus a 40 second clip of "Mystery Dance" was shown on 1/0877/0010.

    The tape Kaleidoscope now has, that was tracked down by Mike L Morton at MOSI, includes all those tracks plus "Blame It On Cain" (2m 48s excerpt), "Red Shoes", "Waiting For The End Of The World", "Night Rally", "Miracle Man" and "Lipstick Vogue". None of these recordings have ever been documented or released. It’s not perfect though, on some of the tracks you can hear the Granada team talking to each other and there is the occasional interference.

    Audio reel to reel tape.
     
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    I finished off the Adam Adamant series last night with A Sinister Sort of Service and that one wasn't much better in condition than Black Echo! It was louder but there was still a fizzy hue around the picture! And I thought that this episode was one that the BBC had preserved? Was the DVD set vid fired at all? Or was it that old gag that only some episodes would respond to the treatment?
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    DISCOVERY 290 – Wheelbase – 13.5.1966
    Elevenpence a Mile
    Gordon Wilkins covers the world of holiday motoring. This is what it costs to take three people and a family saloon to Sweden from the new Humber car terminal at Immingham. But fares go as high as 9s. 7d. a mile for the Dover crossing. What explains this conflict in costs and prices?
    A Wheelbase inquiry from the new Swedish car ferry Tor Anglia on the North Sea route to Gothenburg.

    Presenter Gordon Wilkins
    Reporter Judith Jackson
    Reporter Robin Richards
    Research Prudence Gearey
    Research John Ebbrell
    Theme music by Dave Lee
    Produced by Brian Robins
    Directed by Brian Robins
    A BBC production for BBC 2.
    Originally transmitted 13.05.1966

    16mm telerecording.
     
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    DISCOVERY 291: A Santa for Christmas – 26.12.1957
    Written by Sid Colin
    Written by Jimmy Grafton
    with Dickie Henderson, Joyce Blair, Joan Savage, The Eleanor Fazan Dancers, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, Anthea Askey, Arthur Haynes, Arthur Askey, Tommy Cooper, Terry-Thomas, Avril Angers, Leslie Mitchell, Donald Gray, Diana Decker, William Hartnell, Geoffrey Sumner, Paddie O'Neil, Robin Bailey, Michael Miles, Hughie Green, David Jacobs, Irene Handl, Pat Coombs, Freddie Mills, Jack Solomons, Alfred Marks, Bill Owen, Danny Green, Len Harvey, Eric Boon, Kid Lewis, Bombardier Billy Wells, Dave Crowley, Val Parnell, Norman Wisdom, Johnnie Ray, Shani Wallis, Joan Regan, Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Glyn Owen and Frederick Bartman
    Music by Kenny Powell
    Dance direction by Eleanor Fazan
    Designed by Tom Lingwood
    Designed by Tony Waller
    Executive producer Bill Ward
    Produced by Brian Tesler
    Directed by Brian Tesler
    An ATV production.
    Originally transmitted 26.12.1957

    16mm telecording. Picture negative only, sep mag sound still missing.

    A recent discovery at ITV. A single can has revealed a mute studio recording. 80 mins of retakes. Mainly musical routines that look like link pieces to the guests. It had such a great cast, but most are not present at all in the clips. Kaleidoscope possess John Cura telesnaps for the whole programme. Does anyone have the soundtrack at all?
     
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    DISCOVERY 292: The Séance – play, untx
    Dr Kalisher Leonard Sachs
    Lotte Kopitzky Lila Kaye
    Woman Ann Emery
    Adapted by Jack Rosenthal
    Based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Designed by Shelagh Lawson
    Produced by Renny Rye
    Directed by Renny Rye
    A BBC production.
    Untransmitted.

    Renny Rye is a well-known television director better known for The Box of Delights, Blue Peter and Midsomer Murders. But he started on the BBC Television Directors’ Course. I have known Renny for some years, and thanks to Greg Taylor we have recently met again when I collected Dramarama from him. Whilst chatting we were reminiscing about old videotape formats and he suddenly went into his office and brought back a Phillips 1700 cassette. The Séance was his graduation project, shot in a multi-camera studio. Renny directed it and initially wrote the screenplay. But he wasn’t happy with it so his friend Jack Rosenthal re-wrote it as a favour to him! It was never intended for broadcast but it's a strong piece of television drama and a piece of Jack Rosenthal's resume that no one has known about previously.

    Phillips 1700 cassette transferred to digital file.
     
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    DISCOVERY 293: Tomorrows World – 29.1.1976
    This edition of the popular science series only exists at the BBC as 16mm film inserts.
    Found in the John Henshalll archive, Kaleidoscope has only been informed recently that the complete edition is missing.

    UMatic transferred to digital file.
     
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    From Chris perry at kalediscope
    Hi people. In a few hours time Kaleidoscope will be revealing the hard work of Ray Langstone. The Top 100 List of Missing TV Shows goes live later today. The accompanying book and press coverage begins tomorrow. Viewers nationally of BBC Breakfast should get to see some coverage circa 7.15am tomorrow. Viewers of ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today will learn more on Friday night. It will also be on Radio WM on Friday morning.
     
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    I would love there to be some Troughton Who in that bunch but I know it won't happen! :emoji_angry:
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    Or a season 3 Hartnell would be nice. A MYTH MAKERS, MASSACRE, OR SAVAGES episode. From season 4 a HIGHLANDERS, MACRA. Anything that hasn't got even an orphan to it's name yet.

    But yes, it is unlikely to be, I guess.
     
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    Rare long-lost Batman (Adam West) UK Road Safety Advert - 1967


    Long-lost footage of Adam West’s Batman teaching road safety to children will be screened for the first time in over 50 years to kick off a nationwide hunt for 100 missing telly gems. The clip from May 1967 will be shown to an audience of TV professionals and enthusiasts at Birmingham City University on Saturday (April 14), as Birmingham based Kaleidoscope launches its list of the UK’s top 100 missing TV shows.



     
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    I love that pause at the end where Adam West is willing the guy with the camera to shut it off!
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    DISCOVERY 298:

    World of Sport

    - long sequences from 1.1.1983 and 10.8.1985

    Kaleidoscope has recently been submitting footage for 'Tower of TV' programme about Kent House which ITV has now called

    THE LONDON STUDIOS: HOME OF THE STARS.

    Transmission has been delayed and no confirmed TX date is given yet but we expect it to go out in July. It can't sit on the shelf too long as demolition starts on the Studios in September and the Studios will be empty at the end of the May we believe.

    Whilst searching for footage of World at Sport we discovered that ITV Sport could find no studio links at all. Paul Hillam located two old betamax tapes containing large chunks of some programmes and Rory Clark dug out his tape of most of the last ever edition.

    However, ITV has used none of the footage in the finished programme.

    ITV did manage to locate a digibeta tape in private hands of all the LWT idents and logos which they have deposited with us.

    World of Sport are betamax off air tapes.
     

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