2014 sees BBC 2 celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and you are invited to join Kaleidoscope and guests who’ve played an important part in building the channel we know and still love today. Join us on Saturday 6th September at The Talbot Hotel, Stourbridge, for a celebration of BBC 2 at 50.Read More
Kaleidoscope is a Birmingham based organisation specialising in locating previously missing, believed lost, television footage and coordinates ITV’s Raiders of the Lost Archives campaign through its website at www.lostshows.com.
Have you got a question, discovered a long-lost piece of television history or need footage for your next production? These are just some of the many queries we handle daily. You can contact us here.
It’s the return of the big one! The Kaleidoscope Music Event for 2014 is back at The Talbot Hotel, Stourbridge on Saturday 7th June at midday. Here’s the full line-up.
From 1968-1992 Thames Television led the ITV network in its London-based output. A Salute to Thames is a tribute to Thames Television, a great company which remains a strong brand for production in 2014.
The first question that I necessarily ask myself when deciding upon case studies for the ‘Forgotten Television Drama’ project is, “Can I accurately call this programme forgotten?”
As one of the first major ‘finds’ of 2014, Kaleidoscope have uncovered a miscatalogued master tape recording of the original station opening of former ITV franchise holder – TSW (Television South West). It is thought to be the only known recording of the broadcast.
Bob Monkhouse was widely known as a comedian and game show host, but behind the public face was a man who had many interests.
It was never intended to be the success it became. The 1960s was littered with regional pop shows with the same acts often treading the path to each new area of the UK. Southern had Time for Blackburn, TWW had Discs A Go Go. ABC had Thank Your Lucky Stars. The acts were good, but often chosen with a systematic pattern…