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james-20011,521 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
lostshows.com, I think we said before, isn't the authoritative source it once was for missing episodes.


When it lists most of Series 5 and 6 of Bullseye as "missing", when Challenge have shown them in their entirety countless times, I think the best conclusion is that it's a crock of ****.

I'm pretty sure even UK Gold and Granada Plus had been showing episodes listed as "missing" back in the 90s, so they really don't have an excuse.
Last edited by james-2001 on 24 February 2017 10:09am
Neil Jones3,407 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think that's slightly unfair to Kaleidoscope to be honest. It's a non profit organisation and they probably have better things to do than the website database which by its own admission is "incomplete". They donate their profits from their TV festivals (and other events) to the RNLI and have plenty to do with the Missing Believed Wiped events with the BFI as well as all the major broadcasters.
Neil Jones3,407 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Challenge have just aired "The Best of Strike It Lucky", presumably the back end of Series 7. Has this been on Challenge before?

It includes at least one of the Christmas specials as well, a potential forerunner to the Kids Say the Funniest Things show that Barrymore went on to do. I don't suppose these(Strike it Lucky Xmas specials) have been seen in full since original transmission?

The Best of episode at least highlighted how great this show is. Not for the game part, admittedly, which has been alluded to as being crap many times previously and the format only lasted one year in the US, but for the banter. And Barrymore.
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Interceptor613 posts since 20 Oct 2014
I caught an episode of 1994 Wheel of Fortune today. I was amazed by how poor the video quality was - it looked like a second generation VHS copy. Havey the all looked this bad?

It's ridiculous that something made in the 90s looks so poor.
Interceptor613 posts since 20 Oct 2014
I wonder if that has something to do with the weird logo which appears to cover a cue dot in the first series.

The earlier (and later) ones certainly look nowhere near as bad as this episode did.
Interceptor613 posts since 20 Oct 2014
Yes the copies Challenge have are from CBS USA. I do believe STV have the original masters, because back for its 50th birthday there had clips and there look far better, cleaner.

So do STV still have rights to them? Do they also have distribution rights or is that CBS exclusively?
62305818,526 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Yes the copies Challenge have are from CBS USA. I do believe STV have the original masters, because back for its 50th birthday there had clips and there look far better, cleaner.

So do STV still have rights to them? Do they also have distribution rights or is that CBS exclusively?


Yes STV still hold the UK rights to the series, and wish there could bring it back, but that up to ITV. Distribution rights, I dare say there are retained with CBS. If STV wanted to broadcast the older stuff on ITV I think there could, but why would there?
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Interceptor613 posts since 20 Oct 2014
Yes the copies Challenge have are from CBS USA. I do believe STV have the original masters, because back for its 50th birthday there had clips and there look far better, cleaner.

So do STV still have rights to them? Do they also have distribution rights or is that CBS exclusively?


Yes STV still hold the UK rights to the series, and wish there could bring it back, but that up to ITV. Distribution rights, I dare say there are retained with CBS. If STV wanted to broadcast the older stuff on ITV I think there could, but why would there?

Yes, makes sense.