Missing Believed Wiped

October-November 2021

Unearthed TV gems for your viewing pleasure.

Introduction

Introduction

With the past year or so seemingly ‘missing believed wiped’ because of the virus, it’s a good time to catch up with what’s been going on in the world of lost television and to screen some gems that have been unearthed since our last get-together. During more than two decades of Missing Believed Wiped (MBW) many have pointed out the irony that while new finds get exposure, hundreds of other examples of precious material remain unseen in the archives, not exploited by BFI TV seasons nor re-broadcast, streamed or released. That’s why next month our season ‘The Precious Things’ delves deep into the archives to liberate rare but highly prized programming. To introduce that season, session two of this year’s MBW will include one such item – a star-studded extravaganza from 1970.