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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 3, 2019 2:55am
Forum: classic_tv_emperor Subject: List of surviving episodes of "Pick-a-Box"

The following is a list of episodes held by the National Film and Sound Archive of the 1957-1971 Australian television game show "Pick-a-Box". The list may be incomplete, it's not beyond the possibility that other episodes survive. Also, the list may on the other hand be too complete, as some of these episodes may be in unwatchable condition (a lot of them exist as separate picture and sound negatives, and who knows what condition they are in). Regardless, here is the list:

Episode 170
Episode 175
Episode 186
Episode 189
Episode 194
Episode 204
Episode 206
Episode 223
Episode 235
Episode 235
Episode 240
Episode 243
Episode 245
Episode 279
Episode 291
Episode 301
Episode 359
Episode 360
Episode 383
Episode 384
Episode 385
Episode 386
Episode 387
Episode 388
Episode 389
Episode 390
Episode 395
Episode 398
Episode 399
Episode 401
Episode 402
Episode 403
Episode 404
Episode 405
Episode 406
Episode 407
Episode 408
Episode 409
Episode 410
Episode 411
Episode 412
Episode 413
Episode 414
Episode 444
Episode 447
Episode 448
Episode 456
Episode 469
Episode 473
Episode 474
Episode 475
Episode 476
Episode 477
Episode 478
Episode 479
Episode 480
Episode 481
Episode 482
Episode 483
Episode 484
Episode 485
Episode 486
Episode 551
Episode 553
Episode 572
28 June 1971 episode

Only episode 447 and the final episode have been transferred to digital format.

Unless I'm mistaken this series never aired live. 1957 newspapers refer to it being kinescoped in advance. I presume later on it was taped in advance. But no tapes seem to survive...even the final episode, which is from 1971, survives a kinescope.

If you ask me, they should digitise the surviving episodes, and put them on Netflix or Amazon Prime or something.