History MissingEpisode / Radio

8th Apr '17 4:51:26 PM nombretomado
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* Many episodes of the original 1998 XFM series of TheRickyGervaisShow (often known as Series 0), which took place between January and August 1998 are lost. The reason is that they were not very well known at that time, and the show only ran for a few months, and aired on the unusual time of 4PM-6PM on Sundays. There are two known complete episodes and several tapes worth of compiled material from other shows. What is notable about these shows is that the duo had not met Karl Pilkington yet.

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* Many episodes of the original 1998 XFM series of TheRickyGervaisShow ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' (often known as Series 0), which took place between January and August 1998 are lost. The reason is that they were not very well known at that time, and the show only ran for a few months, and aired on the unusual time of 4PM-6PM on Sundays. There are two known complete episodes and several tapes worth of compiled material from other shows. What is notable about these shows is that the duo had not met Karl Pilkington yet.
27th Mar '17 6:51:57 PM mlsmithca
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* The radio version of ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour'' ran for 102 episodes across six series between 1954 and 1959. Of these, 21 are missing (including a remake of "Cinderella Hancock", the original version of which survives), including three episodes of the second series when Harry Secombe stood in for an unwell Tony Hancock. Secombe's [[Radio/TheGoonShow fellow Goons]] Creator/PeterSellers and Creator/SpikeMilligan also made guest appearances in separate episodes in the first series; both of the episodes in question are now lost. A further two episodes only exist as low-quality off-air recordings, one incomplete. Fortunately, the scripts of all of the lost episodes were discovered by actor Neil Pearson in his capacity as a collector of old books, and 2014, five episodes (specially selected by the original writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson) were re-recorded with a new cast led by Kevin [=McNally=] as "Tony Hancock"; the new recordings' popularity led to the re-recording of five more episodes a year later. See MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV for the TV episodes lost.

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* The radio version of ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour'' ran for 102 episodes across six series between 1954 and 1959. Of these, 21 are missing (including a remake of "Cinderella Hancock", the original version of which survives), including three episodes of the second series when Harry Secombe stood in for an unwell Tony Hancock. Secombe's [[Radio/TheGoonShow fellow Goons]] Creator/PeterSellers and Creator/SpikeMilligan also made guest appearances in separate episodes in the first series; both of the episodes in question are now lost. A further two episodes only exist as low-quality off-air recordings, one incomplete. Fortunately, the scripts of all of the lost episodes were discovered by actor Neil Pearson in his capacity as a collector of old books, and 2014, five episodes (specially selected by the original writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson) were re-recorded with a new cast led by Kevin [=McNally=] as "Tony Hancock"; the new recordings' popularity led to the re-recording of five more episodes a year later.in 2015, and another five in 2016 (including the episodes featuring Harry Secombe, who was voiced by his son Andy). See MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV for the TV episodes lost.
6th Nov '16 2:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* Many episodes of Fred Allen's various shows are not known to exist (although some have come to light in recent years). Notably, the original episode that began the Fred Allen-[[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] feud '''does''' exist, but only the East coast feed. The West coast feed, in which Allen's ad-libbed insults of Benny were apparently much more elaborate and hilarious is apparently gone. The relative few episodes of Fred Allen's shows that are still available compared to Jack Benny's may explain in part why Benny is much better remembered today.

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* Many episodes of Fred Allen's various shows are not known to exist (although some have come to light in recent years). Notably, the original episode that began the Fred Allen-[[TheJackBennyProgram Allen-[[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] feud '''does''' exist, but only the East coast feed. The West coast feed, in which Allen's ad-libbed insults of Benny were apparently much more elaborate and hilarious is apparently gone. The relative few episodes of Fred Allen's shows that are still available compared to Jack Benny's may explain in part why Benny is much better remembered today.
18th Sep '16 4:41:22 PM mlsmithca
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* The radio version of ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour'' ran for 102 episodes across six series between 1954 and 1959. Of these, 31 are missing, including three episodes of the second series when Harry Secombe stood in for an unwell Tony Hancock. Secombe's [[Radio/TheGoonShow fellow Goons]] Creator/PeterSellers and Creator/SpikeMilligan also made guest appearances in separate episodes in the first series; both of the episodes in question are now lost. In 2014, the scripts for five of the lost episodes (specially selected by the original writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson) were re-recorded with a new cast led by Kevin [=McNally=] as "Tony Hancock"; the new recordings' popularity led to the re-recording of five more episodes a year later. See MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV for the TV episodes lost.

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* The radio version of ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour'' ran for 102 episodes across six series between 1954 and 1959. Of these, 31 21 are missing, missing (including a remake of "Cinderella Hancock", the original version of which survives), including three episodes of the second series when Harry Secombe stood in for an unwell Tony Hancock. Secombe's [[Radio/TheGoonShow fellow Goons]] Creator/PeterSellers and Creator/SpikeMilligan also made guest appearances in separate episodes in the first series; both of the episodes in question are now lost. In 2014, A further two episodes only exist as low-quality off-air recordings, one incomplete. Fortunately, the scripts for five of all of the lost episodes were discovered by actor Neil Pearson in his capacity as a collector of old books, and 2014, five episodes (specially selected by the original writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson) were re-recorded with a new cast led by Kevin [=McNally=] as "Tony Hancock"; the new recordings' popularity led to the re-recording of five more episodes a year later. See MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV for the TV episodes lost.



* ''Beyond Our Ken'' was the first of two BBC Radio sketch series to star Kenneth Horne, with a supporting cast comprising Creator/KennethWilliams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee. It ran for seven series between 1958 and 1964 for a total of 123 episodes, of which 24 are missing. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' (starring the same five core cast members) survives intact.

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* ''Beyond Our Ken'' was the first of two BBC Radio sketch series to star Kenneth Horne, with a supporting cast comprising Creator/KennethWilliams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee. It ran for seven series between 1958 and 1964 for a total of 123 episodes, of which 24 18 are missing. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' (starring the same five core cast members) survives intact.
18th Sep '16 4:27:21 PM mlsmithca
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* Ten early episodes of ''Radio/JustAMinute'' (six from 1968, three from 1969, and one from 1974) have no known surviving recordings. Additionally, most episodes from before 1990 only exist in the Transcription Services editions for international broadcast (Creator/TheBBC junked most of their original tapes, but Creator/TheABC have a nearly complete set of TS tapes), trimmed by around three or four minutes each and sometimes with rounds spliced from other episodes featuring the same panel. And the posthumous revelations that long-time regular panellist Clement Freud sexually abused underage girls makes it very unlikely that any of the more than 500 episodes featuring him on the panel will be re-aired any time soon.

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* Ten early episodes of ''Radio/JustAMinute'' (six from 1968, three from 1969, and one from 1974) have no known surviving recordings. Additionally, most episodes from before 1990 only exist in the Transcription Services editions for international broadcast (Creator/TheBBC junked most of their original tapes, but Creator/TheABC have a nearly complete set of TS tapes), trimmed by around three or four minutes each and sometimes with rounds spliced from other episodes featuring the same panel. And the posthumous revelations that long-time regular panellist Clement Freud sexually abused underage girls makes make it very unlikely that any of the more than 500 episodes featuring him on the panel will be re-aired or commercially released any time soon.
16th Sep '16 5:38:47 PM mlsmithca
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* Ten early episodes of ''Radio/JustAMinute'' (six from 1968, three from 1969, and one from 1974) have no known surviving recordings. Additionally, most episodes from before 1990 only exist in the Transcription Services editions for international broadcast (Creator/TheBBC junked most of their original tapes, but Creator/TheABC have a nearly complete set of TS tapes), trimmed by around three or four minutes each and sometimes with rounds spliced from other episodes featuring the same panel. And the posthumous revelations that long-time regular panellist Clement Freud sexually abused underage girls makes it very unlikely that any of the more than 500 episodes featuring him on the panel will be re-aired any time soon.
* Although there are no outright missing episodes of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', ten episodes - seven from 1968, the Christmas 1969 special, and two from 1973 - have no known surviving copies of their original broadcasts on BBC Radio 2; the existing copies of these episodes are the Transcription Services versions broadcast on Creator/TheABC, trimmed by around three or four minutes each.



* Ten early episodes of ''Radio/JustAMinute'' (six from 1968, three from 1969, and one from 1974) have no known surviving recordings. Additionally, most episodes from before 1990 only exist in the Transcription Services editions for international broadcast (Creator/TheBBC junked most of their original tapes, but Creator/TheABC have a nearly complete set of TS tapes), trimmed by around three or four minutes each and sometimes with rounds spliced from other episodes featuring the same panel.
7th Mar '16 11:53:43 AM Twentington
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** Although few, if any repeats, have been aired since their original airings, it is believed all shows from [=AT40=]'s country music sister program, ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'', exist. 1973-2006 has been digitally remastered by Charis Music Group. ''ACC'' began airing in October 1973, and has been hosted by Don Bowman (1973-1978), Bob Kingsley (1978-2005) and [[BrooksAndDunn Kix Brooks]] (2006-present), with Kingsley starting another countdown show of his own, ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40''.

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** Although few, if any repeats, have been aired since their original airings, it is believed all shows from [=AT40=]'s country music sister program, ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'', exist. 1973-2006 has been digitally remastered by Charis Music Group. ''ACC'' began airing in October 1973, and has been hosted by Don Bowman (1973-1978), Bob Kingsley (1978-2005) and [[BrooksAndDunn [[Music/BrooksAndDunn Kix Brooks]] (2006-present), with Kingsley starting another countdown show of his own, ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40''.''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40''. In May 2015, Bob also began ''ACC Rewind'', a separate show which airs a randomly selected ''ACC'' reruns from the corresponding week ranging from about 1990-2005.
29th Jan '16 10:39:49 AM Kitchen90
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* BBC Radio's ''Educating Archie'' was primarily a showcase for ventriloquist Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews, but it also launched or boosted the careers of a number of comedians and performers including Tony Hancock, Creator/BennyHill, Dick Emery, Creator/BernardBresslaw, Creator/HarrySecombe, Creator/BruceForsyth, Creator/JulieAndrews, Beryl Reid, Creator/HattieJacques, SidJames, Warren Mitchell, and Max Bygraves, while the writing staff included such talents as Creator/EricSykes and Marty Feldman. It ran for eight series from 1950 to 1960 for around 200 episodes; only ten are known to survive, as well as a special made for Australian radio in 1957.

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* BBC Radio's ''Educating Archie'' was primarily a showcase for ventriloquist Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews, but it also launched or boosted the careers of a number of comedians and performers including Tony Hancock, Creator/BennyHill, Dick Emery, Creator/BernardBresslaw, Creator/HarrySecombe, Creator/BruceForsyth, Creator/JulieAndrews, Beryl Reid, Creator/HattieJacques, SidJames, Creator/SidJames, Warren Mitchell, and Max Bygraves, while the writing staff included such talents as Creator/EricSykes and Marty Feldman. It ran for eight series from 1950 to 1960 for around 200 episodes; only ten are known to survive, as well as a special made for Australian radio in 1957.
24th Jan '16 11:20:10 AM Kitchen90
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* BBC Radio's ''Educating Archie'' was primarily a showcase for ventriloquist Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews, but it also launched or boosted the careers of a number of comedians and performers including Tony Hancock, Creator/BennyHill, Dick Emery, Bernard Bresslaw, Creator/HarrySecombe, Bruce Forsyth, Creator/JulieAndrews, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, SidJames, Warren Mitchell, and Max Bygraves, while the writing staff included such talents as Creator/EricSykes and Marty Feldman. It ran for eight series from 1950 to 1960 for around 200 episodes; only ten are known to survive, as well as a special made for Australian radio in 1957.
* ''Beyond Our Ken'' was the first of two BBC Radio sketch series to star Kenneth Horne, with a supporting cast comprising Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee. It ran for seven series between 1958 and 1964 for a total of 123 episodes, of which 24 are missing. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' (starring the same five core cast members) survives intact.

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* BBC Radio's ''Educating Archie'' was primarily a showcase for ventriloquist Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews, but it also launched or boosted the careers of a number of comedians and performers including Tony Hancock, Creator/BennyHill, Dick Emery, Bernard Bresslaw, Creator/BernardBresslaw, Creator/HarrySecombe, Bruce Forsyth, Creator/BruceForsyth, Creator/JulieAndrews, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, Creator/HattieJacques, SidJames, Warren Mitchell, and Max Bygraves, while the writing staff included such talents as Creator/EricSykes and Marty Feldman. It ran for eight series from 1950 to 1960 for around 200 episodes; only ten are known to survive, as well as a special made for Australian radio in 1957.
* ''Beyond Our Ken'' was the first of two BBC Radio sketch series to star Kenneth Horne, with a supporting cast comprising Kenneth Williams, Creator/KennethWilliams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee. It ran for seven series between 1958 and 1964 for a total of 123 episodes, of which 24 are missing. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' (starring the same five core cast members) survives intact.
22nd Oct '15 2:14:34 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* Several episodes of BBC's political satire ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' are either partially lost, completely lost or only exist in low-quality recordings. The Finnish version at least has all episodes intact... [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes but less than half of them have been officially released by YLE]].
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