Raiders of the Lost Archive

Sky1 and The Reduced Shakespeare company present Lost Reduced. 5 seasons of Lost in less than 10 minutes.

 

The final season of the hit show ‘Lost’ premieres on Sky1 on the 5th February and in case you’ve forgotten what happened in the first 5 seasons The Reduced Shakespeare Company are putting on one of their unique performances condensing the last 5 seasons into less than 10 minutes. The result will be performed in front of a live audience of Lost fans. There will also be a video introduction by Lost writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who have declared the reduced script ‘awesome’ and ‘inspired’. Plus drinks and nibbles and lots of other treats  for all Lost fans! The event takes place in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm.

 

To be in with a chance of getting a pair of tickets to the event all you have to do is email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to lostonsky1@sky.com . The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January.

 

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that have succeeded in abridging the complete works of William Shakespeare and even the complete word of God. So surely, the last 5 seasons of Lost will be a walk in the park. So if you need reminding what happened to Locke, wha was down the hatch and who ‘the others’ were this is the event for you.

Lost the last series starts on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on 5th February.

Sky1 and The Reduced Shakespeare Company have teamed up to present Lost Reduced.

So, that means five menatl seasons of Lost condensed into less than 10 minutes. The final series of the show starts on Sky1 (and Sky1 HD) on February 5th and getting the The Reduced Shakespeare Company involved is a fine way of celebrating the new season.

The Reduced Shakeys results will be performed in front of a live audience of Lost fans.

The event takes place in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm. To be in with a chance of getting a pair of tickets to the event all the fans have to do is email their name, contact number and the email address of their plus one to lostonsky1@sky.com

The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that have succeeded in abridging the complete works of William Shakespeare and even the complete word of God.

So surely, the last 5 seasons of Lost will be a walk in the park, right?

Having launched the biggest ever search for missing-presumed-lost TV show classics, the new four-part series Raiders of the Lost Archive promises a wealth of extraordinary television footage that for many years has never seen the light of day – footage which the stars themselves thought was lost forever.

Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere star PADDY MCGUINNESS reunites some of the best loved stars in the history of television – including Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth, Michael Parkinson and Bill Oddie – with early television material they thought they would never see again.

For the emotional stars as well as the viewers, this will be the first ever glimpse of many of these television jewels since they were originally transmitted all those years ago.

In the 50s, 60s and 70s many shows were transmitted live and not thought to have been recorded – or if they were the tapes were reused and the original footage lost forever. In other cases, classic shows that were recorded simply went missing – whether labelled incorrectly or ‘lost’ on dusty shelves among hundreds of reels of unopened film.

Raiders of the Lost Archive turned detective for 12 months and appealed to the public, private collectors and industry archive departments to help find the missing TV gold. Working in conjunction with the BFI and the classic TV experts Kaleidoscope, the search proved highly fruitful and will enable some wonderful gems in television history to be seen once again and handed back to the stars that featured in them.

Just a few of the gems to be seen over the four-part series:

• ROLF HARRIS has been in show business for 50 years yet reveals that many of his early television and film appearances have either been wiped or have become lost in early, primitive archive systems. So, Rolf’s more than delighted and a little emotional when Paddy presents him with a number of missing-presumed-lost clips, including an appearance he made on The David Frost Show in 1970, an early 1967 appearance on a BBC Arts show, and his first film appearance in 1955 at the age of 25 – a film that Rolf’s been trying to track down himself for many decades.

• ERIC MORECAMBE’S family thought they had much of the late, great entertainer’s material yet are delighted and moved when Paddy shows some wonderful footage of Eric and Ernie that, it’s believed, has never been shown since its original airing.

• King of Chat MICHAEL PARKINSON has a back catalogue of television interviews and appearances that he’s never seen. Hardly anything of the Granada show Scene at 6.30 appeared to have survived but Paddy presents the great interviewer with some rather hilarious clips of a young Parky being tattooed and discussing liquorish and quoits from newly found 1962 editions. Plus, there’s a rare glimpse of Parkinson the War Correspondent from the mid 60s and newly discovered footage of one of his first ever celebrity interviews in 1962 for the Cinema series with Sir Laurence Olivier, which again Parkinson has not seen before.

Plus… Material from The Goodies that no longer exists in English but which has turned up in Germany … Cliff Richard’s only straight TV acting role in the 1968 drama A Matter of Diamonds,… and from a private collector who filmed off the television before the original was then wiped, Bruce on Tarbuck’s Back from 1968.

NEW ITV1 Network Tuesday 16 January 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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