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Missing Believed Wiped 2017: Session 2

We present our second session (horror) of rare TV episodes that you won’t get to see elsewhere.

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The annual round-up of recent rediscoveries returns to BFI Southbank and although (at time of going to press) some titles are still to be verified, we’re delighted to announce that Session 2 focuses on horror and will feature a recently disinterred Late Night Horror episode, The Corpse Can’t Play (BBC 1970).

Second City Firsts: Thwum
BBC 1975. Dir Pedr James. With Pete Poselthwaite
An almost complete (2 minutes missing) copy of a sci-fi themed episode from the BBC anthology series, recovered from a domestic video recording kept by director Pedr James who will introduce the piece and reveal the fascinating story behind the production and its survival.

Late Night Horror: The Corpse Can’t Play
BBC 1968. Dir Paddy Russell
Only surviving episode from the BBC’s spine-tingling anthology series of atmospheric chillers. Screened here courtesy of our colleagues from Kaleidoscope.

+ Clips from other recently recovered programmes.

For fans of TV comedy, see Session 1, which features a missing episode of one of the 1960s’ best-loved and most controversial sitcoms, Till Death Us Do Part: Sex Before Marriage (BBC 1967).

Please keep checking the BFI website as titles will be revealed as they’re confirmed, but regular visitors will know how popular these events are, and how much of the material is consistently fascinating.

Joint ticket available with Session 1 by phoning the box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person; £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less).

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