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Missing Episodes

Feature from 2007

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This feature was based on a television show called Raiders Of The Lost Archive and subsequent website. The website is now offline!

Many television companies, including the BBC, have destroyed old recordings, amongst them some Morecambe and Wise shows.

Here is a list of kown episodes and shows that are still missing:

Do you have any of these? - let us know

Missing or incomplete episodes for: THE MORECAMBE AND WISE SHOW. Series 1
02.09.68 Featuring Georgia Brown, Los Zafiros, Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen (missing)
09.09.68 Featuring Acker Bilk, Roy Budd, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (missing)
16.09.68 Featuring Trio Athenee, The Paper Dolls, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (missing)
23.09.68 Featuring Bruce Forsyth, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians), Jenny Lee-Wright (missing)
30.09.68 Featuring Ronnie Carroll, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (missing)
07.10.68 Featuring Edmund Hockridge, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (see below)
A 16mm film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" videotape.
14.10.68 Featuring Michael Aspel, Chris Langford, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (missing)
21.10.68 Featuring Matt Monro, Kenny Ball (Regular Musicians) (missing)

Missing episode in programme ANDRE PREVIN MEETS.
14.07.74 Featuring Morecambe and Wise (missing)

Missing episode in programme THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
26.12.59 Featuring Morecambe & Wise, Don Smoothing (see below)
A 35mm film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" videotape.

Missing: Running Wild
1954: Morecambe & Wise's first television show. All 6 episode are missing.
All featuring Alma Cogan, Four in a Crowd, Ray Buckingham, Marjorie Holmes, Heroine Harvey, Amanda Barrie

© 2007

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Running Wild
Our feature explaining and cataloging the failed 1954 TV series.