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Hey there. I am SpaceManiac888, a British user on the Lost Media Wiki. I primarily focus on writing articles regarding British media, professional wrestling, robot combat, and anything that peaks my interest.
 
Hey there. I am SpaceManiac888, a British user on the Lost Media Wiki. I primarily focus on writing articles regarding British media, professional wrestling, robot combat, and anything that peaks my interest.
  
==Created articles==
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==Background==
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My first foray into lost media came about in the early-2010s, when I took a gander at the lost BBC broadcasts, including most famously the lost ''Doctor Who'' episodes. But it was not until mid-2015 that I became deeply interested, thanks to Blameitonjorge's videos. Indeed, I think the bloke has inspired many Lost Media Wiki users and lost media-focused YouTubers. But anyhow, I first wrote articles on ''Worms Battle Rally'' and ''Robot Wars'' on 2nd July, 2015, but on the Lost Media Wikia first. Both articles were kindly transferred over to here, and I wrote my first article on this Wiki the following day about ''Top Gear'''s unaired segments.
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For the first few years, I created some articles on and off, mainly on topics that influenced me growing up. By early-2021 however, the well was starting to dry, and I wanted to do something different for the Wiki. So I thought taking a look at 1930s-1960s television would be a good idea, especially considering the lack of articles anywhere on the Wiki or outside of it. Starting with ''Telecrime'', the first televised crime drama, I have since become highly active on the Lost Media Wiki, publishing many articles throughout 2021 alone. This obviously was not just early television, but also in other intriguing areas including lost recordings of real incidents, obscure games, and other oddities containing their own mysteries.
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I started 2021 on the Wiki with 21 articles, but finished the year on 162. As of the time of this writing, I have now written 300. I am not sure whether this makes me the most prolific article creator on the Wiki, but hey, I never thought I would reached that many articles, and I have learnt so much during my research for these articles. I therefore thought an iceberg would be a good way to celebrate, and who knows, it might make for a detailed YouTube video in the future. Of course, some of you may note I have written plenty of darker topics worthy of the NSFW and NSFL tags. Keep in mind that my goal with these articles is not to upset folks nor to seek said media outside of tamer ones like ''Robot Wars'' and ''To Catch a Predator'', but instead to provide adequate resources for people to respectfully learn the backgrounds surrounding the media. Essentially, I aim to ensure the stories behind said media are not forgotten, no matter how upsetting they may be, as they could allow for negative history to not be repeated.
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==YouTube Videos==
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Some of you might know me as a contributor of the ''Robot Wars Wiki''. Indeed, I worked with a few other regular contributors to produce a History Podcast detailed to talking about the show's various lost media. Give it a listen, as you will also learn about some other media that is not quite suitable for this Wiki, including deleted game content. I may work on other lost media YouTube projects in the future.
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| [[Robot Wars: Series 3 (lost HSE documentation concerning behind-the-scenes accidents; 1999)]]
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| [[Robot Wars (lost footage and HSE documentation of behind-the-scenes accidents of BBC robot combat game show; 1998-1999)]]
| 2 October 2021
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| 2 October 2021 (major rework 12 February 2022)
| Arguably Robot Wars' biggest controversies, which wasn't really detailed much until late-2018. Hopefully, somebody still holds the HSE documents, as they would be the final piece to help document what transpired during filming.
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| Arguably Robot Wars' biggest controversies, which wasn't really detailed much until late-2018. Hopefully, somebody still holds the HSE documents, as they would be the final piece to help document what transpired during filming. Updated to include incidents from Series 1 and 2, and to raise the possibility of footage existing too.
 
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| [[2005 San Marino Grand Prix (partially found ITV advert break during final laps of Formula One race; 2005)]]
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| [[2005 San Marino Grand Prix (found ITV advert break during final laps of Formula One race; 2005)]]
 
| 1 November 2021
 
| 1 November 2021
 
| An "oh, fudge" situation for ITV here. Cannot say I am too nostalgic for ITV coverage of F1 races, ha ha.
 
| An "oh, fudge" situation for ITV here. Cannot say I am too nostalgic for ITV coverage of F1 races, ha ha.
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| 2 December 2021
 
| 2 December 2021
 
| A shame it never got released, as it would have made for a fun robot combat mockumentary. I wonder if they 'ave got a srimech yet (course they 'ave!).
 
| A shame it never got released, as it would have made for a fun robot combat mockumentary. I wonder if they 'ave got a srimech yet (course they 'ave!).
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| 126
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| [[Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (partially found Irish broadcast communication regulator statements; 2009-present)]]
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| 14 December 2021
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| After writing articles concerning regulators resolving British grumblings, I think an Irish counterpart would be appropriate!
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| 127
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| [[WWF Backlash (non-existent unfinished Nintendo 64 professional wrestling game; 2001)]]
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| 14 December 2021
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| Helping to debunk a wrestling game urban legend that fooled several major wrestling YouTube channels!
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| 128
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| [[TNA Impact! 2 (lost build of unfinished professional wrestling game; 2009)]]
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| 14 December 2021
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| A shame TNA never got a proper sequel following the bankruptcy of Midway Games. Would have helped them through the tough times ahead.
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| 129
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| [[ECW Anarchy Rulz (lost build of cancelled Nintendo 64 port of professional wrestling game; existence unconfirmed; 2000)]]
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| 14 December 2021
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| Not sure that the official ''Nintendo Power'' magazine would make this claim up from thin air, so I guess there is a possibility of it existing! After all, in the ECW matches at the E3 2000 convention, a N64 controller was used during the Rhino-Roadkill match.
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| 130
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| [[Strange Kentucky People (lost recording of Chris Jericho "tribute"; 1994)]]
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| 15 December 2021
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| As a big wrestling fan, I won't deny that the sport does have its, well, unusual fans to say the least.
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| 131
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| [[GFW Amped (partially found unaired professional wrestling show; 2015)]]
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| 16 December 2021
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| All that hype about GFW being the next great wrestling organisation, only for very little to be released! A shame the tapes were deleted, as the wrestlers put their might into making the matches as entertaining as possible.
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| 132
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| [[Bret Hart vs Tom Magee (found untelevised professional wrestling match; 1986)]]
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| 17 December 2021
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| Surprised this one was yet to be written on the Wiki! Historical lost media, to the point where WWE made a documentary about it once it was finally found!
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| 133
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| [[The Last Battle of Atlanta (found untelevised professional wrestling steel cage match; 1983)]]
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| 17 December 2021
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| A major bloodbath that inspired Hell in a Cell!
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| 134
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| [[WCW All Nighter (partially lost professional wrestling compilation show; 1994-1995)]]
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| 18 December 2021
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| A fantastic idea by WCW considering the lack of home media releases at the time.
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| 135
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| [[WCW Classics (partially found professional wrestling compilation show; 2000-2001)]]
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| 18 December 2021
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| Probably the only consistently "good" WCW show by this point, ha ha.
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| 136
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| [[WWF Livewire (partially found professional wrestling recap and talk show; 1996-2001)]]
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| 19 December 2021
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| A fascinating show for its time, though it wasn't great for Kayfabe purposes! Also, the origins of the Jim Cornette-Vince Russo feud!
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| 137
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| [[WWF Excess (partially found professional wrestling talk show; 2001-2002)]]
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| 19 December 2021
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| This show simply was not going to challenge ''Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors'', among other programs, ha.
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| 138
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| [[WWF Attitude (lost professional wrestling recap show; 2001-2002)]]
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| 20 December 2021
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| An obscure compilation/recap show with the most unoriginal name attached to it.
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| 139
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| [[WWE 24x7 (lost professional wrestling compilation show; 2007)]]
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| 20 December 2021
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| Probably the start of WWE trying to appeal to the Indian television market, making this an important television program.
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| 140
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| [[Bill Longson vs Whipper Billy Watson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1947)]]
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| 21 December 2021
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| A wrestling match where its historical significance to television was almost lost to time! Full credit to Crowbar Press for recovering the St. Louis sports programs, and for Jim Cornette and Brian Last for discussing and raising awareness of its significance to wrestling and television.
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| 141
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| [[Radio WWF (lost professional wrestling radio show; 1993-1994; late 1990s-2000)]]
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| 21 December 2021
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| A novel concept, especially when it was broadcast on Armed Forces Network!
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| 142
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| [[The ECW Fire Incident (lost footage of post-hardcore professional wrestling match brawl; 1995)]]
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| 22 December 2021
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| One of the stupidest moments in wrestling history. Still, no wonder ECW was popular back in the day, considering the awesome photo of Cactus Jack wielding the flaming chair!
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| 143
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| [[Collision in Korea (found professional wrestling event in North Korea; 1995)]]
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| 22 December 2021
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| And folks thought the WWE events in Saudi Arabia were controversial! Most have been fascinating for the North Korean folk though, especially the matches featuring the women!
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| 144
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| [[Collision in Korea wrestler sketches (lost North Korean pencil sketch portraits of professional wrestlers; 1995)]]
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| 22 December 2021
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| Say what you will about North Korea, but this is absolutely amazing, and I would love to see at least some of these resurface one day.
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| 145
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| [[ECW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000)]]
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| 22 December 2021
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| A hidden gem, considering both the wrestling content as well as the general E3 2000 footage.
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| 146
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| [[FMW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000)]]
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| 22 December 2021
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| While some highlights were on DVD, apparently they were continually interrupted by replays roughly every 20 seconds! Not sure that I would be keen on watching the DVDs, ha ha.
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| 147
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| [[ZTA (lost build of cancelled PlayStation Portable zombie action-adventure open world game; mid-2000s)]]
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| 23 December 2021
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| This would either be the best PSP Grand Theft Auto game, or one of those hilariously bad games.
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| 148
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| [[England 3-0 Rest of Europe (partially found footage of international football match; 1938)]]
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| 23 December 2021
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| Yay, England win for a change! The second international game to be televised, and I believe the first to feature a non-British Isles side.
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| 149
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| [[Juventus 1-7 A.C. Milan (partially found footage of Serie A football match; 1950)]]
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| 23 December 2021
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| First televised Serie A game, and the first televised football match Juventus fans wish to forget!
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| 150
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| [[Total Wormage (lost Amiga prototype build of artillery strategy game; 1994)]]
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| 24 December 2021
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| And there we have it folks: 150 articles! The genesis of my childhood game, which apparently was so addictive, Davidson's form teacher had to ban it in his college!
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| 151
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| [[The Jeremy Kyle Show (lost unaired footage of British daytime talk show; 2005-2019)]]
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| 27 December 2021
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| The dark topic of how exploitive reality television really is. 38+ suicides linked to reality television worldwide...
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| 152
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| [[1969 Permatex 300 at Daytona (partially found footage of NASCAR Sportsman race; 1969)]]
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| 28 December 2021
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| One of the most brutal accidents I have ever seen, poor bloke never stood a chance.
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| 153
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| [[1972 Twin 125s (partially found footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1972)]]
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| 29 December 2021
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| Another terrible crash. What I find sad is that it appears only the death footage for some of these races are the only clips that are publicly available.
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| 154
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| [[1982 Twin 125s race 1 (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying race; existence unconfirmed; 1982)]]
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| 29 December 2021
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| When NASCAR experts dispute over whether it aired or not, I have to add the "existence unconfirmed" category to the article. That said, I am confident most of these races were at least recorded, if not televised.
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| 155
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| [[1985 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1985)]]
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| 29 December 2021
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| A dominant Twin 125s win to go along with Bill Elliot's fantastic Daytona 500 performance.
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| 156
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| [[1986 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1986)]]
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| 29 December 2021
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| It feels weird that there is no footage of several Daytona qualifying races. If anything, these are probably more important than some of the main races, considering Daytona 500's importance.
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| 157
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| [[Wikipedia (lost initial edit of online encyclopaedia; existence unconfirmed; 2001)]]
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| 30 December 2021
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| Yes, one on Wikipedia! Apparently, this is the edit that started it all! Well, Jimbo Wales says it was... but some reliable sources insist otherwise! Also, I might be getting old, not really sure about these so-called "NFTs".
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| 158
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| [[1984 Delaware 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1984)]]
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| 30 December 2021
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| The only footage I was able to find consisted of Bobby Allison's thankfully non-fatal accident. How he managed to compete within a week for the subsequent race  after being told he required four weeks of recovery is remarkable.
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| 159
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| [[1984 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1984)]]
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| 30 December 2021
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| Possibly the first SETN NASCAR broadcast, with the race itself ending Allison's bad luck at the start of the season.
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| 160
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| [[Barnet 3-2 Wealdstone (lost footage of Athenian League football match; 1946)]]
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| 31 December 2021
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| The first football match to be televised following the Second World War. Rather lovely that it wasn't a big international clash, or a Football League match, but within the non-leagues, which some would consider to be the "true football".
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| 161
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| [[Charlton Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (lost footage of FA Cup match; 1947)]]
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| 31 December 2021
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| An experiment that led to far more than just the FA Cup Final being broadcast on a regular basis. Shame that the game was apparently rubbish, with The Valley's surface apparently suffering from mud, frost and ice!
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| 162
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| [[1947 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1947)]]
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| 31 December 2021
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| The icing on the cake for my time on the Wiki in 2021! It has been fabulous, and to celebrate, I thought a "Final" article would be suitable, ha ha. Charlton's only FA Cup win interestingly enough.
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| 163
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| [[1979 Southeastern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979)]]
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| 2 January 2022
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| An important race in NASCAR history, as it was The Intimidator's first win! And yet, it wasn't televised... that said, there might be a recording out there.
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| 164
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| [[1971 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1971)]]
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| 3 January 2022
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| These Twin 125s are fascinating yet generally overlooked NASCAR media sadly.
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| 165
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| [[1974 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1974)]]
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| 3 January 2022
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| Seems like several Twin 125s were generally unremarkable, not much to say beyond the results and lack of accessibility.
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| 166
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| [[1975 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1975)]]
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| 3 January 2022
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| At least we have a photo for this one! Two competitive races apparently, including Pearson vs Petty!
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| 167
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| [[1961 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1961)]]
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| 4 January 2022
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| The first ABC broadcast of a NASCAR event. Additionally, David Pearson also breaks the stock car speed record!
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| 168
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| [[1962 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1962)]]
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| 4 January 2022
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| Fireball winning at Firecracker makes sense!
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|-
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| 169
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| [[Lita's training matches (partially found training videos of professional wrestler; late 1990s-2000)]]
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| 5 January 2022
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| Learnt about this one in a now-deleted pro wrestling iceberg. Clearly, the uploader of these training videos is a hardcore fan of Lita/Amy Dumas.
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| 170
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| [[Chowdaheads (partially found unaired professional wrestling cartoon show; 1999)]]
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| 6 January 2022
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| WCW were really pushing into the cartoon market by this point... well, at least when Bischoff was still in charge. Created by Eli Roth, perhaps most known for ''Cabin Fever'' and ''Hostel''.
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| 171
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| [[Bradshaw vs Christian (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2001)]]
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| 7 January 2022
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| Must have been a bad match if a title change and a Sean Casey segment were not enough to save it from being cut!
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| 172
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| [[1963 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1963)‎]]
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| 12 January 2022
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| Fireball wins at Firecracker again! This would sadly be his final Firecracker, as he died two days before the 1964 race, following his accident at the 1964 World 600.
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| 173
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| [[1967 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967)]]
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| 13 January 2022
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| A Ford clean sweep, featuring a rather scary accident for Gary Bettenhausen, who thankfully escaped uninjured.
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| 174
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| [[Cultaholic (found debut video of professional wrestling YouTube channel; 2017)]]
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| 13 January 2022
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| The whole Blampied situation was a case of rather unfortunate timing. Fortunately, seems that everyone has moved on from it, to the extent this debut video (and possibly others), were made private. Fortunately, the video would be found four days after I published the article on it.
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| 175
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| [[1971 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]
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| 15 January 2022
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| I like that a few Firecracker races paid tribute to those who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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| 176
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| [[1972 Firecracker 400 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 15 January 2022
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| Based on reports, one of the most exciting NASCAR races with one of the closest finishes! Just a shame there is no footage available currently.
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| 177
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| [[Bradford City vs Lincoln City (partially found footage of Football League Third Division match; 1985)]]
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| 17 January 2022
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| Truly horrific, on a day meant to be a cause for celebration for Bradford City. The burning man is an awful sight, but we should also commend the many police officers and spectators who saved lives on the day.
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| 178
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| [[Opening of the BBC Television Service (partially found coverage of inaugural day of high-definition television service; 1936)]]
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| 22 January 2022
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| One of the most important days in television history! Partially found only because some of the content like newsreels indirectly survive. Adele Dixon's song is a timeless classic in my opinion.
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| 179
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| [[WWE Crush Hour (lost build of cancelled Xbox port of vehicular combat game; 2002)]]
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| 22 January 2022
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| I noted that there was discussion surrounding whether an Xbox port of this wrestling game existed. Well, I can confirm that development of an Xbox version was announced prior to E3 2002! But while existence has been proven, finding any tangible work (ports, screenshots etc) has not been achieved yet. I might have enjoyed it back in the day, but never saw it in stores over in the United Kingdom.
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| 180
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| [[Alexandra Palace's wartime television demonstrations (lost footage of private television transmissions; 1943, 1945)]]
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| 23 January 2022
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| Very interesting stuff here, more so the August 1943 broadcast. What was the broadcast's purpose? Was Winston Churchill and/or King George VI at the demonstration? An unsolved television mystery here, would make for a good investigation.
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| 181
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| [[Robot Wars (found cameos of robot combat-themed BBC 2 ident; 1999-2000)]]
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| 25 January 2022
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| Almost forgot about that time when me and another hardcore Robot Wars fan found some introductions starring this little machine!
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| 182
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| [[Awesome Kong vs Melissa Anderson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2009)]]
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| 25 January 2022
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| Have not seen many of Cheerleader Melissa's matches, but considering how popular she was in the early-to-mid-2010s, it seems like TNA really dropped the ball here. Indeed, TNA had quite the competitive advantage over WWE with its women's division back then, and Melissa seemingly would have boosted it further.
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| 183
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| [[The Orchestra and its Instruments (lost early BBC music talk show; 1937)]]
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| 26 January 2022
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| Probably one of the first music shows, and it seems like there was also an encore by the BBC Television Orchestra for the final episode. Seems like an ideal show for the television viewer demographic back then.
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| 184
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| [[Masks through the Ages (lost early BBC history talk show; 1937)]]
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| 26 January 2022
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| Back when masks were, I suppose... less polarising? Ha. But I'd imagine this would be a good dive into history!
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| 185
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| [[Horace Lindrum vs Willie Smith (lost footage of televised snooker; 1937)]]
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| 26 January 2022
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| During my research for Masks through the Ages, I discovered that the first snooker game aired around the same time period! So much for issue 706 of Radio Times claiming that snooker's growing popularity against billiards in the 1930s was just a fad!
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| 186
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| [[Weaponless Self-Defence (lost early ju-jitsu television program; 1936-1937)]]
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| 27 January 2022
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| A demonstration on how people, particularly women, can defend themselves, with demonstrations from a few professional wrestlers! Would recommend watching the attached British Pathé video by the way, as it is hilarious.
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| 187
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| [[The World of Women (lost early BBC talk show; 1937)]]
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| 27 January 2022
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| One of the first shows dedicated to showcasing the career and talents of women. And indeed, based on the research I conducted, the women featured were highly influential in their fields.
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| 188
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| [[Pointless (lost unaired GSN pilots for rejected American version of British game show; 2017)]]
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| 28 January 2022
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| I do enjoy watching Pointless and the trivia it provides. Unfortunately, GSN's version lacked meaning and served no useful purpose, ha ha.
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| 189
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| [[Archery (lost early televised toxophily; 1937-1938)]]
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| 28 January 2022
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| Pretty confident this is the first televised archery, considering the 1936 Summer Olympics had no archery events.
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| 190
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| [[Craftsmen at Work (lost early BBC documentary show; 1938, 1946)]]
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| 29 January 2022
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| Interesting one, this. One of a few shows that has a surviving photo attached to it. Also, a show brought back after the Second World War too!
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| 191
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| [[Albert Fish's final statement (lost handwritten notes of American serial killer; 1936)]]
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| 3 February 2022
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| Albert Fish was not exactly a lovely man, was he? Difficult article to write, not only due to the graphic content, but also because there's actually little I can write about the notes themselves. I mean, aside from Dempsey's comment, not much else is known about the statement.
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| 192
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| [[England 1-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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| 4 February 2022
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| First televised international match following the Second World War, and England... almost won, were it not for a rogue whistle!
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| 193
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| [[England 3-0 France (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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| 5 February 2022
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| England dominated this one from start to finish! Not sure whether this was the first televised match featuring Les Bleus as there is very little information about early televised matches featuring the team.
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| 194
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| [[Scottish Universities 1-1 English Universities (lost footage of international football match; 1952)]]
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| 5 February 2022
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| An amateur football match with television significance, as it was the first to be televised from Scotland!
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| 195
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| [[Serbia vs Albania (partially found footage of abandoned UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match; 2014)]]
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| 6 February 2022
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| The fact UEFA thought it would be OK to have both teams in the same group is beyond me. Seemingly more available footage of the brawl than the match itself!
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| 196
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| [[Arsenal 7-1 Hibernian (lost footage of charity football match; 1952)]]
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| 9 February 2022
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| First game with floodlights, and the first professional Scottish team to appear on Scottish television... not a great way for Hibernian to kick things off, ha ha.
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| 197
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| [[Falkirk 3-2 Newcastle United (lost footage of football match; 1953)]]
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| 10 February 2022
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| The first televised professional football match in Scotland. Newcastle's luck still hasn't changed since then, ha.
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| 198
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| [[Woods and Jack (lost early televised lawn bowls; 1937; 1946)]]
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| 12 February 2022
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| I appreciate the game of lawn bowls, involving some insane accuracy to park the woods right next to the jack. These are likely the earliest televised instances of the game, thanks to Alexandra Palace and its bowling club.
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| 199
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| [[1955 Scottish Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1955)]]
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| 12 February 2022
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| First televised Scottish Cup Final, where nowadays Clyde beating Celtic would be considered a major upset!
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| 200
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| [[Worms (lost build of cancelled Sega 32X port of artillery turn-based strategy game; existence unconfirmed; 1995)‎]]
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| 14 February 2022
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| And there we have it folks: 200 articles! This one features a port even more mysterious than the cancelled Virtual Boy one. Was it cancelled just as swiftly? Is there a build of it? Who knows?!
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| 201
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| [[Pat Tanaka vs Rocco Rock (lost footage of "Body Count" professional wrestling match; 1993)‎]]
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| 16 February 2022
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| Following the 200 article iceberg, it is time to write some more! Here is a professional wrestling match with a post-match botch somehow worse than the aftermath of Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley! Yes, really!
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| 202
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| [[Goldberg's pre-television debut matches (lost footage of professional wrestling dark matches; 1997)]]
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| 17 February 2022
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| Goldberg and WCW were fortunate the internet wasn't that big back in the 1990s! Otherwise, his mystique would be over before it even began! There might be a chance these matches were taped, considering the pre-show Nitro and Thunder feed from 1998 and 1999 that has been uploaded to YouTube before.
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| 203
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| [[Kurt Angle vs Owen Hart (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1999)]]
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| 22 February 2022
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| Here's a more positive LMW article on Owen Hart! He believed Kurt Angle was a future world champion based on this match, and boy, was he right!
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|-
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| 204
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| [[Johnny Gargano vs Velveteen Dream (lost footage of alternate finish to professional wrestling match; 2019)]]
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| 22 February 2022
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| Jim Cornette would flip if he knew about this, ha ha. Also included some footage from a house show event, which obviously does not contain footage of the alternate ending.
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| 205
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| [[The Giant's moonsault (lost footage of professional wrestling move; existence unconfirmed; 1990s)]]
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| 22 February 2022
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| Perhaps highly unlikely we will ever see footage of this, but well, with at least one notable wrestling reporter claiming they saw a video of the move, it warrants an article. It is most certainly a holy grail in terms of a wrestling move being performed, because my word would that be amazing!
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| 206
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| [[WWE Wrestlemania 36 (lost footage of alternate finishes to professional wrestling matches; 2020)]]
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| 23 February 2022
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| Seeing as I have been writing about wrestling media recently, I think it will be fine to add this one now, even if it is slightly under the 2-year rule. Unlikely we shall ever see these alternate endings be released any time soon. Plus, first lost media I have written that arose in 2020, and be influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic!
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| 207
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| [[Low Ki & Mercury vs Ric Blade & TCK (partially lost footage of hardcore wrestling tag team match; 2000)]]
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| 23 February 2022
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| Normally, I wouldn't discuss CZW or other extremely hardcore wrestling on this Wiki, because I am just not interested in it... but here, I will provide an exception! Never change, Low Ki, never change!
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| 208
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| [[AJ Styles vs Kenny Omega (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2006)]]
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| 24 February 2022
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| Based on accounts, footage likely exists. A dream match in wrestling before anyone realised it I guess.
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|-
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| 209
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| [[Alberto Del Rio vs CM Punk vs Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger vs John Cena (partially found master tape footage of untelevised Hell in a Cell match; 2011)]]
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| 26 February 2022
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| We have low-quality amateur footage and only a segment of master tape footage... WWE are teasing us here! Maybe one day they will release the high-quality master tape in-full as part of its Hidden Gems collection.
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|-
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| 210
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| [[Mark Jindrak in Evolution (partially found unaired vignettes of professional wrestling stable; 2003)]]
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| 26 February 2022
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| Regardless of whether you like Batista in wrestling, or just his films, it was critical that Jindrak was dropped in the end. Imagine how things would change if Jindrak got the enforcer role... who would play as Drax?
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|-
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| 211
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| [[Paul Warwick (lost footage of fatal British F3000 crash; 1991)]]
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| 28 February 2022
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| The tragic accident of a driver who could have been a future Formula One champion.
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|-
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| 212
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| [[1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973)]]
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| 2 March 2022
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| Time to resume the Firecracker articles, and the last of the Medal of Honor ones. David Pearson perhaps should have completed the whole season, considering how good he was during his limited schedule that year!
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|-
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| 213
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| [[1975 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]
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| 3 March 2022
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| The King finally wins at Firecracker! Took him long enough, considering he won five Daytona 500s beforehand!
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|-
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| 214
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| [[1976 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 3 March 2022
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| And we are done with the Firecracker series, well, at least from the 1960s to the 1970s! Occurred on the 200th anniversary of the United States' founding.
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|-
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| 215
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| [[1964 Atlanta 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964)]]
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| 5 March 2022
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| Moving on now with the Atlanta 500 races, and a spectacular crash involving Paul Goldsmith! He was fortunate to escape injury. No CBS recording has been found, but apparently some clips were in a film called Speed Lovers.
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|-
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| 216
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| [[1971 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]
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| 5 March 2022
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| A tense duel between A.J. Foyt and Richard Petty. Beforehand, the race was nearly cancelled due to the circuit's bankruptcy, and Foyt apologised for comments he never actually made!
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|-
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| 217
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| [[1972 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 6 March 2022
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| Very exciting race based on what ''The New York Times'' has to say. Not much media of it though, sadly.
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|-
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| 218
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| [[1973 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973)]]
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| 6 March 2022
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| Pearson vs Yarborough, featuring a scary crash involving Petty, and drama over the starting order being decided by a draw!
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|-
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| 219
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| [[1975 Dixie 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]
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| 6 March 2022
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| Quite an easy article to write, when considering nobody really elaborates on what happened during this race, ha. Nevertheless, Buddy Baker survived challenges by rain and darkness to claim victory!
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|-
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| 220
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| [[1976 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 7 March 2022
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| A highly competitive race decided by engine failures and different pit stop tactics based around how many tyres should be changed!
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|-
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| 221
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| [[1979 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979)]]
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| 7 March 2022
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| Finishing up the Atlanta 500 series on a grim note, as this race featured the death of crewman Dennis Wade.
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|-
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| 222
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| [[1979 Dixie 500 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1979)]]
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| 8 March 2022
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| And we are done with the Atlanta/Dixie races! This race was extremely close according to reports. ABC rumoured to have televised highlights, but this has not been fully confirmed. Credit to ''RacersReunion'' for providing significant detail on this race and qualifying.
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| 223
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| [[1964 National 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964)]]
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| 11 March 2022
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| The first of perhaps the biggest part of this project, documenting the Charlotte races, e.g. the National 400/500 and World 600. This race occurred months following Fireball Roberts' death at the 1964 World 600 and Jim Pardue's death at a testing event, but the racers soldiered on. Petty almost won, but suffered a tyre failure laps before the end, and almost suffering the same fate as Pardue had the guardrail not been strengthened beforehand.
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|-
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| 224
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| [[1965 National 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965)]]
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| 11 March 2022
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| Unfortunately, another fatal accident at Charlotte. This time, a first-lap pile-up that claimed the life of Harold Kite. Footage of the accident is publicly available, though is not included on this article obviously.
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|-
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| 225
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| [[1966 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966)]]
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| 12 March 2022
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| Unfortunately, not much media on this one. First to be expanded to 500 miles, LeeRoy Yarbrough absolutely dominated the race!
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|-
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| 226
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| [[1970 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]
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| 16 March 2022
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| Back to the 1970s, and the second instance I have documented the longest race in NASCAR. Here, Donnie Allison won with LeeRoy Yarbrough as a relief driver, as unfortunately Allison burnt his feet because of a floorboard insulation failure!
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|-
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| 227
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| [[1970 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]
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| 16 March 2022
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| LeeRoy Yarbrough's final win in the Grand National Series, in a race featuring several notable crashes.
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|-
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| 228
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| [[1971 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]
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| 17 March 2022
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| A race where rain caused the loss of 143 miles. An exciting event overall though, with Bobby Allison winning a four horse race!
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|-
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| 229
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| [[1972 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 17 March 2022
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| Bobby Allison wins his second consecutive National 500, fending off Buddy Baker in the final ten laps! Amazingly footage was recovered from British Pathé, as they had colour footage of a Reuters newsreel on its website.
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|-
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| 230
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| [[1974 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974)]]
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| 18 March 2022
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| Article 230! David Pearson wins in a race that almost claimed the life of country and western singer Marty Robbins. Very lucky was Robbins, whose actions also saved the life of Richard Childress.
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|-
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| 231
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| [[1975 World 600 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]
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| 28 March 2022
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| Here's a famous one, as the King finally wins at Charlotte! Also, the race marked the Cup Series debut of the Intimidator!
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|-
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| 232
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| [[1975 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]
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| 28 March 2022
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| A three-way duel for the win, with The King achieving back-to-back victories at Charlotte! Also included a rather humorous story of three drivers being upset at very different decisions made by a NASCAR official.
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|-
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| 233
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| [[1976 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 28 March 2022
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| Another great duel between the Silver Fox and the King. Also, the race marked the debut of Janet Guthrie, who became the first woman to compete at a major NASCAR superspeedway event!
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|-
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| 234
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| [[1976 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 28 March 2022
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| An event in which Donnie Allison ends five years of hurt, with a confident victory!
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|-
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| 235
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| [[1978 NAPA National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1978)]]
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| 28 March 2022
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| And we are done with the World/National races! Not much to say about this one, Bobby Allison dominated near the end with a margin of victory 30.2 seconds. Unless I am very much mistaken, this may also be the only instance of a lost 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race.
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|-
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| 236
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| [[1970 Wilkes 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]
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| 29 March 2022
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| While I plan to get started on the Rebel/Southern series, here's a one-off concerning the only known missing North Wilkesboro Speedway broadcast, at least from 1960-1979. A Bobby Isaac-Richard Petty classic!
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|-
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| 237
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| [[1965 Rebel 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965)]]
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| 31 March 2022
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| Time to crack down on the Rebel articles. By "Rebel", we are talking about a celebration of the Confederacy... and a lot of Confederate flags! But anyhow, the racing's more important, with Junior Johnson having dominated this one, but almost didn't win because of a protest again a pit stop of his following the race.
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|-
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| 238
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| [[1966 Southern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966)]]
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| 31 March 2022
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| Dieringer vs Petty for this one, decided by a guardrail clash. Speaking of guardrails, a scary accident involving Earl Balmer, which nearly took out several people from the media in the process! Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt, and the "Balmer's Box" was created for the track in response to the outcry.
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|-
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| 239
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| [[1967 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967)]]
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| 31 March 2022
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| A historic race this one, as The King breaks the highest number of NASCAR Grand National Series victories with a win here! He would go onto to win another 145...
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|-
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| 240
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| [[1971 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]
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| 31 March 2022
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| Article 240! A race where Donnie Allison was cruelly denied a possible victory because of engine failure. Nevertheless, it appeared Buddy Baker was very much closing in during the late stages, and the two easily dominated the rest of the field.
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|-
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| 241
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| [[1972 Rebel 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 2 April 2022
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| Pearson wins after two seasons of hurt, generally controlling this one too. Also, what is with that race program, ha ha.
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|-
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| 242
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| [[1976 Rebel 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 2 April 2022
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| And that is it regarding the Darlington races! David Pearson wins despite a dominant performance from Buddy Baker, with the race featuring nasty crashes for James Hylton and Jerry Sisco.
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|-
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| 243
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| [[1976 Winston 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 3 April 2022
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| Beginning with the Talladega races, Baker makes history with the fastest NASCAR 500 mile victory at the time.
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|-
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| 244
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| [[1976 Talladega 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 3 April 2022
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| That should be it for the Alabama races. Marcis breaks the pole sitter's curse at the Alabama International Motor Speedway.
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|-
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| 245
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| [[1974 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974)]]
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| 3 April 2022
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| Agony for The King, as his Dodge gives up the ghost with fewer than four laps remaining! But as he and Yarborough both know, to win the race, first you have to finish! The only seemingly missing Dover broadcast from the 1960s-1970s.
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|-
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| 246
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| [[1975 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]
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| 5 April 2022
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| A classic Petty-Pearson duel, decided by only half a car length! Also unique in that the full MRN radio broadcast is publicly viewable.
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|-
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| 247
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| [[1976 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 5 April 2022
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| Pearson makes a comeback to achieve the Michigan double. Annoyingly, there were two videos back in 2018 that contained highlights, but both have since been made inaccessible.
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|-
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| 248
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| [[1979 Gabriel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979)]]
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| 6 April 2022
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| A race featuring a scary accident involving Steve Pfeiffer and a few spectators. Fortunately no one was killed, but the images and video show how serious it could have been. Meanwhile, Baker won an otherwise very competitive race, beating out Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough.
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|-
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| 249
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| [[1976 Riverside 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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| 7 April 2022
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| Pearson wins the first NASCAR race to utilise the metric system. The drivers were quite happy with that, considering it made the race considerably shorter!
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|-
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| 250
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| [[1971 Myers Brothers 250 (lost footage and official documents of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]
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| 9 April 2022
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| This is my 250th article! And to celebrate, here's perhaps one of the most incredible stories in NASCAR history! It's got it all... conflict surrounding letting "pony" cars enter; a punch-up in the pits; a furious Richard Petty; and amazingly, it is a race that doesn't even have an official winner! Does Allison deserve his "85th victory" or not? You decide!
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| 251
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| [[1972 Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 9 April 2022
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| Bobby Isaac claims his 37th and final Winston Cup Series win. Bobby Allison had quite the race! He won the pole position, only to be forced to the back because of an illegal tyre change, only to recover all the way back to a dominant first in the race, before all that hard work was ruined by an engine failure!
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|-
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| 252
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| [[1960 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1960)]]
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| 11 April 2022
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| Time to cover the Daytona 500 events. Quite a bit of footage is already available, but notably the 1962 Southern 500 is believed to be the oldest race with a surviving TV broadcast. The 1960 500 may have had up to an hour of television coverage, but it has not seemingly resurfaced. Anyhow, Junior Johnson wins, discovering the drafting principle during the event.
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| 253
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| [[1962 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1962)]]
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| 12 April 2022
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| The second Daytona 500 to be televised, Fireball Roberts achieved victory at a world record average speed for a 500-mile course... He almost didn't because of a Lee Petty protest!
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|-
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| 254
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| [[1965 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965)]]
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| 14 April 2022
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| Lorenzen wins a race that was cut short by rain. 45 minutes were televised by ABC back in the day.
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|-
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| 255
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| [[1972 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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| 14 April 2022
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| Foyt achieves victory in dominant fashion once The King was out of the way! 45 minutes of highlights according to NASCAR on TV.
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|-
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| 256
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| [[1970 Alabama 500 (found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]
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| 15 April 2022
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| Thought I would detail NASCAR's recovery of a race deemed important due to ABC televising part of it live. The broadcast wasn't the best to be quite honest, but at least it is available! Anyhow, that's the original lost NASCAR TV broadcasts list from Racing-Reference covered!
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|-
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| 257
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| [[1981 Coca-Cola 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981)]]
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| 16 April 2022
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| Moving on now to the 1980s, and apparently this is the only race from 1981 that is not publicly available. Yarborough beats Gant by some margin to win.
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|-
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| 258
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| [[1981 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981)]]
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| 16 April 2022
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| Bonnett achieves a dominant victory, although based on Racing-Reference's lap leader breakdown, it seemed Harry Gant was in for a shout had his car's engine not failed. ESPN allegedly televised the race, which although not fully confirmed, is likely based on the fact a news clip of the race credited to ESPN was once on YouTube.
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|-
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| 259
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| [[1982 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1982)]]
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| 17 April 2022
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| At first I was sceptical on whether this race was televised, as not even NASCAR on TV documented it. However, the photo of Waltrip being interviewed post-race, with a TV camera present, pretty much confirms it was televised. Waltrip narrowly edged out Kyle Petty to win.
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|-
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| 260
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| [[1982 Winston Western 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1982)]]
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| 17 April 2022
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| Tim Richmond wins in dominant fashion, while Waltrip secures his second title. Rumoured to be broadcast on WTBS but is unconfirmed. That said, I am confident footage exists as it is a title decider and the final 1982 race after all.
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|-
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| 261
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| [[1983 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1983)]]
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| 17 April 2022
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| Another Allison-Waltrip duel, with Allison winning his sixth race at Dover. Mizlou televised this one.
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|-
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| 262
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| [[1983 Southern 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1983)]]
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| 17 April 2022
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| Allison climbs the field to claim victory. I am actually very confident this race was televised based on one image, but NASCAR on TV says no evidence an ABC broadcast currently exists.
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|-
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| 263
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| [[1989 Busch Clash (lost footage of pre-season NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1989)]]
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| 17 April 2022
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| Only Busch Clash seemingly missing. Expect this one to resurface soon though, as this race was added to YouTube not once but twice before!
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|-
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| 264
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| [[1988 Miller High Life 500 (partially lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1988)]]
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| 18 April 2022
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| The race that sadly ended Bobby Allison's career. As some may note, a 90-minute broadcast is already publicly available. However, as nascarman History notes in his lost NASCAR TV broadcasts video, there is a two-and-a-half hour broadcast from (oddly) the Financial News Network that has yet to be found.
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| 265
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| [[1963 Richmond 250 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session and race; 1963)]]
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| 18 April 2022
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| Credit to nascarman History for this one, as he documented this very obscure broadcast in his Top 10 LOST NASCAR TV Broadcasts. WRVA-TV televised only qualifying, which is odd. Some race footage is available thanks to a surviving 8mm film however, which is very cool to see.
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|-
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| 266
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| [[1964 Richmond 250 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session; 1964)]]
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| 18 April 2022
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| Again, credit to nascarman History for this obscure qualifying session broadcast. Ned Jarrett was doubly unlucky here, first with the rain postponing the race while leading, and then his engine blowing on the restart!
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|-
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| 267
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| [[1972 Bowman-Gray 100 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand American Series race; 1972)]]
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| 19 April 2022
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| Time to cover the remainder of races listed on nascarman History's Top 10 LOST NASCAR TV Broadcasts. Credit to him and RacersReunion for providing vital information about the race and ABC coverage.
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|-
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| 268
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| [[1982 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982)]]
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| 19 April 2022
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| The first ever race to commence in what is now known as the Xfinity Series. But despite being aired by USA Network, it might not actually be the first that was televised! Anyhow, Earnhardt edges out Jody Ridley as a confidence booster following his unfortunate 1981 Winston Cup Series campaign.
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|-
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| 269
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| [[1982 Eastern 150 (lost footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982)]]
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| 19 April 2022
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| By far, the most obscure race I have documented. Normally, I wouldn't document these races, but this one according to NASCAR on TV was the first modern Sportsman (now Xfinity) race to be televised! Interesting stuff.
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|-
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| 270
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| [[1983 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1983)]]
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| 20 April 2022
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| Waltrip wins after harnessing the presence of Earnhardt's Pontiac to win. Also, a nasty accident for Rodney Howard, he was fortunate to escape suffering any broken bones.
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|-
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| 271
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| [[1984 Goody's Sportsman 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1984)]]
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| 20 April 2022
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| Waltrip wins again, this time leading only the final three laps of the race!
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|-
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| 272
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| [[1979 Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1979)]]
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| 21 April 2022
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| A race infamous for that horrific crash that claimed the life of Don Williams a decade later. No photos included, because all of the ones I found probably would not be allowed on the Wiki.
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|-
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| 273
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| [[1979 Daytona ARCA 200 (lost footage of ARCA Racing Series race; 1979)]]
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| 21 April 2022
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| An ARCA race this time, which technically counts as part of NASCAR as ARCA was purchased by the latter in 2018. Anyhow, Kyle Petty's first stock car race ends with him winning it! Credit to nascarman History for detailing the CBS broadcast, that's his Lost NASCAR TV Broadcasts YouTube video covered now!
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| 274
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| [[1990 Daytona ARCA 200 (partially found footage of ARCA Racing Series race; 1990)]]
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| 21 April 2022
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| Two infamous accidents. One claimed the life of Slick Johnson, the other severely injuring EMT Mike Staley. ESPN planned to air the race, but decided against it following the crashes.
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| 275
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| [[1995 Winston 100/1995 Duron Paints And Wallcoverings 100 (partially found footage of NASCAR Sportsman Division Series doubleheader; 1995)]]
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| 22 April 2022
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| This is an infamous one. Russell Phillips' accident may well be the worst in NASCAR's history. Likely out of respect for him and his family, the Winston 100 and subsequent race were both left untelevised.
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| 276
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| [[2002 K&N Filters 150 (lost footage of NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour race; 2002)]]
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| 22 April 2022
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| A race infamous for the fatal accident of John Baker, the fourth death at Irwindale before a reconfiguration made the speedway much safer.
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| 277
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| [[1992 Atlanta 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1992)]]
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| 24 April 2022
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| More NASCAR history, as this was Jeff Gordon's first ever win in a NASCAR-sanctioned event! It was critical he won this one, as this started his relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, guiding him to numerous wins and titles. ABC recorded the race, but never aired it.
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| 278
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| [[Jeff Gordon's 2008 UAW-Dodge 400 crash (lost on-board footage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race crash; 2008)]]
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| 24 April 2022
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| Speaking of Jeff Gordon, he suffered a hard hit that he was lucky not to be seriously injured. Footage of the crash exists, but not from on-board, because Gordon's team deemed it too disturbing to air.
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| 279
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| [[Jason Leffler (lost footage of fatal 410 Sprint Car accident; 2013)]]
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| 25 April 2022
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| Based on the animated reconstruction, it was a horrendous accident. Footage has been claimed to exist, including by someone who states had two videos of the incident.
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| 280
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| [[NASCAR (partially found uncut footage of stock car races; 1960-present)]]
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| 26 April 2022
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| Time to finish off the NASCAR project, at least for the time being. Perhaps the most coveted NASCAR media, since technically most NASCAR races do have lost footage.
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|-
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| 281
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| [[Greyhound Racing Ireland (lost withheld footage of greyhound falls during races; 2018-present)]]
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| 28 April 2022
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| Now, I do firmly believe this article fits within the Lost Media Wiki remit. Nevertheless, I get why some may find this a controversial topic. But there is a reason I wrote this, please see the comments for more detail.
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| 282
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| [[FIFA Soccer 2002 (lost build of cancelled Game Boy Advance port of football game; existence unconfirmed; 2001-2002)]]
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| 28 April 2022
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| A much less controversial article. A few mysterious Amazon and IGN listings that suggests a port may have been considered at one point, but nothing more substantial as of yet. Happy to title this one ''FIFA Soccer 2002'' as that is what the supposed GBA port is titled as.
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| 283
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| [[Robot Wars (partially found footage of robot combat show qualifying auditions and battles; 1998-2003)]]
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| 28 April 2022
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| Back to something I have a serious passion for. The BBC Wales video indicates some, if not all, qualifiers were recorded in some fashion. Very exciting stuff!
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|-
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| 284
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| [[Peter Dumbreck's 1999 24 Hours Of Le Mans crash (lost on-board footage of LMGTP accident; 1999)]]
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| 28 April 2022
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| One of the most famous crashes in motorsport history. Multiple replays but ultimately no on-board footage was ever released. Also added a photo of Mark Webber's crash during the warm-up.
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|-
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| 285
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| [[Sébastien Enjolras (lost footage of fatal 24 Hours of Le Mans pre-qualifying accident; 1997)]]
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| 29 April 2022
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| Based on accounts, one of the most brutal accidents in motorsport. Only aftermath footage is currently publicly available.
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| 286
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| [[England 2-0 Italy (partially found footage of international football match; 1949)]]
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| 29 April 2022
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| If only that was the final score of the Euro 2020 Final, oh well. This is quite a special one, as the BBC actually holds some of its live coverage of the match in its archives. The earliest surviving football telerecording in fact.
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| 287
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| [[1948 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1948)]]
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| 30 April 2022
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| Now that we know the 1949 England-Italy match was the first to be somewhat recorded, time to document a few more FA Cup Finals. Manchester United ended its 39 year FA Cup drought here, beating Blackpool in the process.
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|-
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| 288
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| [[1949 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1949)]]
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| 30 April 2022
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| Wolves secures its third FA Cup, in the sixth televised Final.
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|-
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| 289
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| [[Walthamstow Avenue 0-2 Queen's Park (lost footage of friendly football match; 1951)]]
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| 30 April 2022
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| I love documenting pieces of football history like this. Queen's Park became the first ever Scottish club to be televised. It would have to wait another 61 years to be televised live again!
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|-
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| 290
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| [[England 6-0 Switzerland (partially found footage of international football match; 1948)]]
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| 30 April 2022
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| England's biggest televised win at that point, in a match featuring future 1966 World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey!
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|-
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| 291
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| [[England 1-3 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1949)]]
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| 1 May 2022
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| That should be all the England match broadcasts from 1938-1949 covered! Annoyingly, Scotland win again, earning the 1948/49 Home Championship and delivering England's first home loss since the Second World War.
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|-
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| 292
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| [[Kinniku Banzuke (lost unaired "Power Island" episode of sports variety show; 2002)]]
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| 1 May 2022
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| Haven't covered much media from Japan before, thought I would rectify that! That said, I think accidents like this were sadly inevitable in shows like this, Takeshi's Castle, etc.
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|-
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| 293
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| [[Supermarket Sweep (lost pilots of ABC game show; 1965)]]
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| 2 May 2022
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| These pilots were critical for the 1990s American show, its revival, and one of my favourite shows to watch growing up, Dale's Supermarket Sweep.
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|-
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| 294
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| [[Supermarket Sweep (partially found ABC game show; 1965-1967)]]
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| 2 May 2022
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| Turns out Supermarket Sweep was influencing the UK well before Dale's Supermarket Sweep. In 1966, a couple and their son did a shopping spree for a charity event! Also, I somehow doubt one would get away with such gendered roles in today's shows, ha ha.
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| 295
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| [[Takeshi's Castle (lost pilot of Japanese game show; 1986)]]
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| 2 May 2022
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| Surprised I am seemingly the first Keshi Head on this Wiki, since I would have imagined an article on the pilot would have been written years ago. Alas, no winners this time, on Takeshi's Castle! Credit to the Keshi Heads forum for providing so much detail on the pilot too!
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| 296
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| [[No Time to Die (lost John Hogie screenplay of James Bond film; 2018)]]
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| 3 May 2022
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| I loved the Trainspotting films, so who knows, maybe Danny Boyle and John Hogie would have established an amazing Bond film. That said, I did enjoy the final product as a casual fan of the Bond series.
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|-
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| 297
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| [[Clothes-Line (lost early BBC fashion talk show; 1937-1938)]]
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| 3 May 2022
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| The first fashion show on television! Also featured perhaps the first heavily pregnant woman on television, and a rather unfortunate incident with a 1937 backless evening dress. Then again, keep in mind how conservative people were back then when it came to clothes!
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| 298
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| [[The Man with the Flower in His Mouth (lost early BBC television drama; 1930)]]
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| 3 May 2022
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| Not actually the first television drama, but the first in Britain! Also, I must say how impressive that 1967 recreation is!
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| 299
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| [[1968 Tony Bettenhausen 100 (lost footage of USAC Championship Car Season race; 1968)]]
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| 3 May 2022
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| The first IndyCar race to receive live flag-to-flag coverage, as well as be aired in colour!
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| 300
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| [[Worms on Facebook (lost browser artillery turn-based strategy game; 2013)]]
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| 4 May 2022
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| And there we have it folks: 300 articles! Cannot believe how much has been written since I started getting really engaged in documenting lost media! In traditional fashion, the 300th article focuses on Worms, this time a released Facebook game that sadly wasn't very successful. Ambitious project nevertheless.
 
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| Savile's Travels (partially found Jimmy Savile radio show; 1968-1977)
| Early television history is not really documented much on the Lost Media Wiki, especially when it comes to television firsts. I think the Wiki could do with some more historic articles, so this has been a big project of mine ever since I wrote about Telecrime.
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*Neil Shanahan
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*'''Peter Dumbreck's 1999 24 Hours Of Le Mans crash (onboard)'''
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*Roy Weaver
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*Dan Wheldon (full onboard)
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| 1948 Summer Olympics (partially found television coverage of London Games; 1948)
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| A huge success based on one article I found. Also will document some more football history, as this featured the first BBC televised match involving no British Isles side.
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| Baird Company
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| We have only just scratched the surface of Baird Company television with the 1931 Epsom Derby. Still some more interesting articles to write about, including the following (ones in bold are done):
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*1932 Epsom Derby
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*Closure of the BBC 30-line Television Service
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| I will be honest, I don't know much about Mr. Ruiz, but he was involved in a terrible tragedy to say the least. Performing deadly stunts like this simply are not worth the YouTube views one would receive.
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Latest revision as of 19:00, 5 May 2022

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Iceberg containing the first 300 articles I wrote.

Status: Varies really, but writing articles here is always a joy

Hey there. I am SpaceManiac888, a British user on the Lost Media Wiki. I primarily focus on writing articles regarding British media, professional wrestling, robot combat, and anything that peaks my interest.

Background[edit | edit source]

My first foray into lost media came about in the early-2010s, when I took a gander at the lost BBC broadcasts, including most famously the lost Doctor Who episodes. But it was not until mid-2015 that I became deeply interested, thanks to Blameitonjorge's videos. Indeed, I think the bloke has inspired many Lost Media Wiki users and lost media-focused YouTubers. But anyhow, I first wrote articles on Worms Battle Rally and Robot Wars on 2nd July, 2015, but on the Lost Media Wikia first. Both articles were kindly transferred over to here, and I wrote my first article on this Wiki the following day about Top Gear's unaired segments.

For the first few years, I created some articles on and off, mainly on topics that influenced me growing up. By early-2021 however, the well was starting to dry, and I wanted to do something different for the Wiki. So I thought taking a look at 1930s-1960s television would be a good idea, especially considering the lack of articles anywhere on the Wiki or outside of it. Starting with Telecrime, the first televised crime drama, I have since become highly active on the Lost Media Wiki, publishing many articles throughout 2021 alone. This obviously was not just early television, but also in other intriguing areas including lost recordings of real incidents, obscure games, and other oddities containing their own mysteries.

I started 2021 on the Wiki with 21 articles, but finished the year on 162. As of the time of this writing, I have now written 300. I am not sure whether this makes me the most prolific article creator on the Wiki, but hey, I never thought I would reached that many articles, and I have learnt so much during my research for these articles. I therefore thought an iceberg would be a good way to celebrate, and who knows, it might make for a detailed YouTube video in the future. Of course, some of you may note I have written plenty of darker topics worthy of the NSFW and NSFL tags. Keep in mind that my goal with these articles is not to upset folks nor to seek said media outside of tamer ones like Robot Wars and To Catch a Predator, but instead to provide adequate resources for people to respectfully learn the backgrounds surrounding the media. Essentially, I aim to ensure the stories behind said media are not forgotten, no matter how upsetting they may be, as they could allow for negative history to not be repeated.

YouTube Videos[edit | edit source]

Some of you might know me as a contributor of the Robot Wars Wiki. Indeed, I worked with a few other regular contributors to produce a History Podcast detailed to talking about the show's various lost media. Give it a listen, as you will also learn about some other media that is not quite suitable for this Wiki, including deleted game content. I may work on other lost media YouTube projects in the future.

Robot Wars History Podcast - Lost Media
The Robot Wars Iceberg


Article List[edit | edit source]

Number Title Date of completion Notes
1 Worms Battle Rally (lost builds of unfinished 3D kart game; 2003) 2 July 2015 A rather obscure cancelled spin-off of the Worms series, which was assumed to have been a vehicular combat karting game.
2 Robot Wars (partially found unaired or partially aired battles of BBC gameshow; 1998-2017) 2 July 2015 (updated 4 February 2021) Originally focusing exclusively on Hypno-Disc vs TX-108, now details every missing unaired battle that did not warrant a separate article about them.
3 Top Gear (unaired segments of BBC TV series; 2002-2015) 3 July 2015 Collection of binned or unfinished segments of Top Gear. I stated 2002-2015 not only to distinguish from the older version of Top Gear, but also the series aired from 2016 onwards.
4 Top Gear - Series 22: Episode 10 (cancelled episode of TV show; 2015) 24 August 2015 The unfinished episode whereby Jeremy Clarkson was so unhappy, he punched a producer over food.
5 BattleBots (lost build of unreleased GameCube/PlayStation 2 game based on combat TV series; 2003) 21 November 2015 Almost completed robot combat game based on the gameshow of the same name. Near the top of my "most-wanted" lost media, since prototypes have been sold before...
6 Robot Wars (lost MTV pilot of British robot combat gameshow; 2000) 5 March 2016 This pilot would lead to the American spin-off, Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors on TNN.
7 Robot Wars Revealed (partially found BBC Choice spin-off of robot combat gameshow; 1998) 25 May 2017 Victim to the lack of digital TV viewers back in the day.
8 Grand Prix 4 (lost build of cancelled Xbox port of PC Formula One racing game sequel; 2002) 6 June 2017 Xbox port of one of my favourite PC games.
9 Robot Wars: Series 8 (lost unaired pilot of BBC gameshow; 2016) 18 June 2017 Another lost Robot Wars media article I have written, and the most recent lost Robot Wars media I believe.
10 Robots Revenge (lost Discovery robot combat documentary series; 2001) 9 July 2017 My tenth article was on one of the more obscure lost robot combat television media.
11 WWF In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog (lost untelevised wrestling PPV matches; 1996) 15 July 2017 Lost media focusing on when the WWF suffered a powercut to their PPV feed!
12 The TNT Show (lost unaired Michael Jackson sketch; 2009) 26 August 2017 Wrote about this article thanks to knowing about it from a YouTube video.
13 Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat gameshow; 2001) 2 September 2017 My fifth Robot Wars article, focusing on lost battles that were eventually found not long after this article was created!
14 Robot Wars: The Kick-Off (lost BNN robot combat special; 2001) 23 September 2017 My sixth Robot Wars article, focusing on an obscure Dutch Robot Wars special, broadcast before Series 1.
15 Southern Television hijacking (lost television hijack; 1977) 15 January 2019 Like many, I believed this was already found. However, my research indicates the versions on YouTube are actually just recreations. Hence, I wonder whether any recordings of the actual event still remain.
16 BBC News Guy Kewney interview (lost unaired interview footage; 2006) 23 February 2020 The infamous "wrong Guy" also gave us some lost media to find. Became a Featured Article at some point.
17 Beat the Crusher (partially found Sky One gameshow; 1998) 20 June 2020 Based on the only episode available, it is not a great show.
18 The Jeremy Kyle Show (lost unaired Steve Dymond episode of British daytime talk show; 2019) 17 December 2020 My first NSFL article, concerning a tragedy that unfortunately was bound to occur at some point during the show's run.
19 Grand Prix 3 (lost build of cancelled Dreamcast port of PC Formula One racing game; 2001) 18 December 2020 I fondly remember playing the released PC version of this game. Certainly one to play, if you are an F1 fan.
20 F-1 World Grand Prix III (lost build of cancelled Nintendo 64 Formula One racing game; 2000-2001) 19 December 2020 Originally could not confirm the game's existence, but with some help from another Lost Media Wiki user, this is one game that theoretically could be available at some point. Became a Featured Article in January 2021.
21 F1 Racing Championship 2 (lost build of cancelled PC/PlayStation 2 Formula One game; 2001) 26 December 2020 There were just so many F1 games back in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Probably would not have been a success compared to competitors like EA's F1, Sony's PlayStation series, and Grand Prix 4.
22 Screwed: The Bret Hart Story (lost unfinished wrestling documentary film; 2005) 3 February 2021 First film article I have written, concerning Bret Hart potentially being "buried" by other wrestlers had he not decided to work with WWE on an alternative documentary! Became a Featured Article in April 2021.
23 1995 Robot Wars UK Open (partially found rejected robot combat TV show pilot; 1995) 15 April 2021 Yes, another article based on Robot Wars! Not sure if there is much else Robot Wars lost media to document, though never say never! Anyhow, this rejected pilot paved the way for Robot Wars' dominant UK arrival.
24 Telecrime (lost early BBC crime drama; 1938-1939; 1946) 18 April 2021 First crime television show according to Guinness World Records, thought it would be worth writing an article on it, even if there is no chance of recovery.
25 Cook's Night Out (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937) 18 April 2021 First cooking television show, and the start of me writing about Marcel Boulestin's programs!
26 Dish of the Month (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937) 18 April 2021 I believe Guinness World Records accidentally claimed this was the first cooking show. Close, but no cigar.
27 Marcel Boulestin television shorts (lost early BBC programs; 1937-1939) 18 April 2021 Collection of Boulestin shows that were too small to warrant separate articles.
28 Foundations of Cookery (lost early BBC cooking show; 1939) 18 April 2021 Finally, we complete the Boulestin collection, with his last television show. He never got to make another one, following the Second World War and his passing in 1943.
29 The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937) 19 April 2021 The only televised adaptation Agatha Christie herself wrote. Did she or did she not dislike television soon afterwards? Who knows!
30 Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling (lost early BBC televised professional wrestling matches; 1938-1939; 1946-1947) 20 April 2021 Televised professional wrestling starts here. Lovely.
31 The Blood Red Tape of Charity (lost Universal silent short propaganda drama film; 1913) 23 April 2021 One of my most sought after silent films, just because of the context behind it.
32 Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937) 29 April 2021 Started out documenting professional wrestling, so it only makes sense to do so for football too!
33 Bryant & May (lost early matches commercial; 1896) 1 May 2021 The first commercial, what can I say? Piece of history here.
34 England 0-1 Scotland (partially found international football match; 1938) 1 May 2021 Not happy with the result as an Englishman, ha ha. Still, a worthy piece of history that I am glad has some available footage attached to it.
35 Hyde Park Corner (partially found early celluloid actuality film; 1889) 1 May 2021 Arguably the most important article I have written on this Wiki. A lot of mystery surrounds it though, especially when it comes to the title alone! Hopefully, those film frames are legitimate.
36 Bret Hart-Hulk Hogan photoshoot (lost professional wrestling promotional photos; 1993) 1 May 2021 Detail photos meant for a slobberknocker of a Summerslam 1993 fight! If, you know, they actually went ahead with this match.
37 1937 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1937) 2 May 2021 The first competitive football match to be broadcast on television!
38 1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938) 3 May 2021 The first fully televised FA Cup Final. Preston North End notably appeared in the first two televised Finals, redeeming itself here.
39 1939 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1939) 3 May 2021 Portsmouth were champions for seven years thanks to World War 2.
40 First Aid (lost early BBC medical show; 1937) 9 May 2021 An obscure medical documentary series, possibly the first of its kind.
41 Robert Budd Dwyer's Final Speech (partially found footage of press conference; 1987) 9 May 2021 Of all the lost media I have documented, this ranks up there as having the saddest story attached to it. To think that Dwyer was innocent, or at the very least had his role in the conspiracy worsened by false confessions, is highly troubling.
42 The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938) 10 May 2021 Well, one could say that the 1937 one had some television coverage, but had no footage attached to it. Therefore, I am not going to dispute the 1938 race as being the first televised one. Article also discusses the 1937 coverage, and the subsequent program reviewing the 1929-1938 races, Rowing Blues.
43 Father Ted "Going to America" (lost alternate ending of TV sitcom finale; 1998) 12 May 2021 Fan of Father Ted, had heard of the alternative ending for years, though I did not it was actually filmed until much later. Would have been an awful ending though, even when not taking Dermot Morgan's untimely passing into account.
44 Doctor Who "The Parting of the Ways" (lost alternate ending of British sci-fi TV series finale; 2005) 13 May 2021 An ending never intended to be an actual ending. Huh. Would love to see it one day, though!
45 SCP-048 (partially found original versions of science-fiction story; 2008-2009) 17 May 2021 Is this the only case where the lost media is a bunch of poor quality Wiki articles?
46 England 16-21 Scotland (partially found footage of rugby match; 1938) 22 May 2021 First televised rugby match, and of course England have to lose again...
47 WWE SmackDown vs Raw Online (lost build of cancelled online professional wrestling PC game; 2010-2011) 23 May 2021 Bit of a weird one, this. Two conflicting titles for this game (the other being WWE Online), this professional wrestling game was targeted more for the Korean market than WWE's traditional audience. Intended for late-2010, definitely cancelled by 2011!
48 Ann and Harold (lost early BBC drama television series; 1938) 29 May 2021 The first television series to ever exist!
49 The 1938 Ashes series (partially found footage of test cricket match; 1938) 30 May 2021 Almost reached a half-century in articles (was a half-century when I used to count Racing Arrows here!!), so what better way to mark the occasion than with a cricket article? Of course, England once again could not win here...
50 Ian Brady's briefcases (lost personal documents of Moors Murderer; 1963-2017) 16 June 2021 A harrowing piece of lost media, felt a bit disturbed upon having to delve deeper into the Moors Murder cases in order to establish a quality article. Fingers-crossed that the briefcases' contents are finally released, and that they point to where Keith Bennett's body is located.
51 Dead Space 2 (lost build of cancelled Wii port of sci-fi survival horror game sequel; 2011) 18 June 2021 I know little about the Dead Space series, but with some research, I bumped in a quick article about the cancelled Wii port. Quite obscure, based only on the LinkedIn pages that claimed it was in development before being cancelled.
52 The Simpsons Game 2 (lost build of cancelled platform game sequel; 2011) 18 June 2021 I thought this game was a bit underrated back in the day. A shame a sequel was never made, but it seems based on the sources gathered that it wasn't a popular game worthy of a sequel...
53 The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2 (lost builds of cancelled action-adventure game sequel; 2007) 19 June 2021 Now the fact a sequel for this Simpsons game never happened is such a tragedy. You would think EA would have considered it at one point, seeing how commercially successful the game was, let alone how critically acclaimed it came to be!
54 1998 Cavalese cable car disaster cockpit recording (lost footage of aviation-related accident; 1998) 20 June 2021 I learnt about this disaster upon watching the Seconds From Disaster episode covering it, and was just as outraged as many others were concerning the pilots' conduct. This piece of lost media may never be recovered, sadly.
55 The Diamond Brothers: South by South East (lost ITV adaptation of children's detective book; 1991) 20 June 2021 Amazingly, there was a six-part adaptation of the book South by South East. Having enjoyed the Diamond Brothers book series as a child, this is one piece of lost media I truly want to resurface one day.
56 Brainiac's Test Tube Baby (partially found Sky One science entertainment spin-off show; 2006-2007) 21 June 2021 Spin-off show of one of my favourite childhood programs. That said, I never found the spin-off to be that interesting, to be quite honest.
57 Ofcom Summary of Adjudication (partially found British broadcast communication regulator statements; 2003-present) 26 June 2021 For most, this would be a rather boring topic. However, I like the documentation of TV controversy, so I guess this is relevant lost media for me!
58 1996 DeVilbiss SuperFinish 200 (lost televised footage of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race; 1996) 10 July 2021 First NASCAR article, and to be honest, I have no idea whether NBC footage actually exists or not. Taking Racing-Reference's word for it!
59 Columbia Lions 1-2 Princeton Tigers (partially found footage of college baseball game; 1939) 10 July 2021 First televised baseball game, and the first sporting event televised in the US. Ze Germans and the British beat the Yanks to the punch in televising sport, though!
60 Spelling Bee (lost early BBC game show; 1938) 11 July 2021 Listed by Guinness World Records as the first ever television game show.
61 RCA recording of BBC Television Service (found footage of pre-Second World War BBC television broadcast; 1938) 15 July 2021 A pre-Lost Media Wiki find, this is likely to be the only pre-Second World War BBC television footage one will ever get to see. That said, if RCA had in mind to record television, perhaps someone else, living in London, might have as well.
62 The Care of Your Car (lost early BBC motoring show; 1947) 15 July 2021 Before Top Gear and what have you, this was the show you would seek for motoring information! Probably.
63 Why Hypno-Disc can't work in an office (found testing video of Robot Wars competitor; 2000, 2007) 18 July 2021 Found on 24th September, 2021! Good to finally see a video explaining why Hypno-Disc simply isn't capable of being productive within an office.
64 Robot Wars (lost work on unfinished cartoon series based on robot combat gameshow; existence unconfirmed; 2002-2004) 1 August 2021 Another Robot Wars article, and this time I have one that I cannot verify. Does it exist beyond a conceptual stage? Unknown for now, though if footage does exist, I most certainly want to see it!
65 Robot Wars (lost near death footage of Jeremy Clarkson from robot combat gameshow; 1998) 1 August 2021 Had this accident occurred, there would be no Top Gear reboot, no Robot Wars, no Grand Tour, no lost media from this and other future Clarkson shows, ha ha.
66 Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 (lost original BBC Choice version of robot combat battle; 2001) 4 August 2021 A NSFL article on Robot Wars? Mainly because of the 2001 US Anthrax attacks, which were horrendous based on the research I conducted.
67 Robot Wars (partially found uncut battles from BBC robot combat gameshow; 1998-2017) 6 August 2021 Out of the uncut battles available, the most interesting to me is Hypno-Disc vs Splinter, because of how little is left of Splinter after what Hypno-Disc and the House Robots did to it.
68 To Catch a Predator (partially found chatlogs, uncut interviews and police interrogations of Dateline NBC reality series; 2004-2007) 8 August 2021 One of the biggest articles I have written, for one of my all-time favourite shows. Surprised nobody wrote about TCAP on here before I did, to be honest.
69 Jules Bianchi (lost FOM footage of fatal Formula One crash; 2014) 13 August 2021 So depressing to consider that despite all the preventable issues occurring, this fatal accident still had an extremely low chance of occurring. Only justifies the need to enhance Formula One safety still further.
70 Angelo Orsi's photos of Ayrton Senna (lost photos of Formula One driver post-crash; 1994) 15 August 2021 The other lost media concerning Senna's tragic accident, and arguably the worse of the two. Glad Orsi stuck to his guns by never releasing the photos.
71 The Great Train Robbery (lost work on action-adventure video game; existence unconfirmed; 1999) 18 August 2021 I can hardly believe it myself, but indeed, Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds were involved in this game that was announced, and then just forgotten almost as soon as the concept was revealed. Was any work made on it before Biggs' arrest? Unsure for now.
72 Jim'll Fix It (partially found BBC television show; 1975-1994) 23 August 2021 The main television show by one of the biggest monsters to have ever lived. It should be noted that someone is uploading much of previously lost Jimmy Savile media, so expect more from Jim'll Fix It episodes to come to light in the near future.
73 Newsnight (partially found untelevised BBC report concerning Jimmy Savile sexual abuse allegations; 2011) 4 September 2021 The BBC really dropped the ball on this one. Sure, the whole scandal was uncovered less than a year later, but for many of Savile's and other personalities' victims, the sooner these monsters were exposed, the better.
74 Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 2 (partially found behind-the-scenes footage of TNN robot combat gameshow; 2002) 4 September 2021 Yep, another lost Robot Wars media article, concerning footage partially shown in a Newsround segment that I stumbled across a few year back.
75 Futurama (lost build of cancelled GameCube port of 3D platform game; 2003) 6 September 2021 Tried my best to enjoy this game as a child, unfortunately I never really did. Strange a near-complete GameCube port was cancelled worldwide, though.
76 R. Lee Ermey's instructional tape (lost audition footage for Full Metal Jacket; 1985) 8 September 2021 150 pages worth of insults is incredible for the average person, but for Ermey, it was probably about par!
77 Stephen Griffiths aka "The Crossbow Cannibal" (partially found CCTV footage of Bradford murder, death photos, and recorded dismemberment footage; 2009-2010) 9 September 2021 While Issei Sagawa was bad enough, Stephen Griffiths was truly terrifying. Surprised his case doesn't get discussed much. What disturbed me when writing this was I assumed only a bit of CCTV footage was missing. Now, I know photos and dismemberment footage were also taken. Chilling stuff.
78 Anthoine Hubert and Juan Manuel Correa (partially found FOM footage of fatal Formula 2 crash; 2019) 14 September 2021 A horrendous crash I was lucky not to watch live, as I had to travel on the day, where typically in a Formula One weekend, I would watch most events if possible. RIP Hubert, and I hope Correa continues his recovery, as he has made amazing progress in returning to Formula 3 alone.
79 1936 Summer Olympics (lost television coverage of Berlin Games; 1936) 14 September 2021 The first Olympics to be televised live! Really fascinating how the Games were televised, and how initial coverage was below par, even for 1936 standards!
80 Sea Stories (lost early BBC talk show; 1936-1937) 15 September 2021 The first televised talk show so to speak, with Commander Campbell chosen because he could produce compelling stories without needing a script.
81 The TNT Show (partially found Channel 4 comedy sketch show; 2009) 16 September 2021 Turns out most of the show is missing, rather than just the unaired Michael Jackson sketch. I expect this one to resurface in the future, though.
82 1976 Dixie 500 (lost CBS footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 19 September 2021 Most famous for featuring a heavy crash for Dale Earnhardt, where apparently he felt "like the winning horse of the Kentucky Derby had trampled me" the next day!
83 1964 World 600 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964) 20 September 2021 It is especially tragic how Fireball Roberts was not actually badly affected by the crash itself, but from the fire as he was trapped in his wrecked car. NASCAR has come a long way since then, and fuel leakages leading to fires like this are not really possible anymore.
84 Celebrity Number Six (lost original photo of unidentified celebrity; date unknown) 23 September 2021 This must certainly be the oddity of the entire list so far, because I tend to focus on mostly mainstream content rather than internet mysteries. Still, it is very perplexing nobody can find out who Celebrity Number Six is, and if they really are a celebrity at all. Maybe finding the photo will bring answers.
85 1981 Pocono 500 (lost televised footage of IndyCar race; 1981) 25 September 2021 Speaking of oddities, this must certainly be the most unusual IndyCar race out there, considering the fact Gold and Silver Crown cars were competing in the same race. Would love to see this one resurface one day.
86 1937 Wimbledon Championships (partially found footage of tennis tournament; 1937) 27 September 2021 Uncovered a lot more information than I was expecting, hence why it took a long time to write. Still, it was worth it in the end, and another "television sporting first" has been documented.
87 Broadcasting Standards Commission (partially found British broadcast communication regulator statements; 1981-2003) 28 September 2021 Want to learn what the British folk of the 80s to early-2000s used to grumble about on television? Well, this article contains a lot of BCC and BSC videos documenting complaints made to BBC, ITV and other channels, and hopefully more will resurface in the future!
88 Independent Television Commission (partially found British broadcast communication regulator statements; 1991-2003) 28 September 2021 Little did ITC and the many complainants realise, the Brass Eye special proved its point very much concerning British outrage and moral panic! Hopefully more ITC statements will resurface in the future.
89 Robot Wars (lost footage and HSE documentation of behind-the-scenes accidents of BBC robot combat game show; 1998-1999) 2 October 2021 (major rework 12 February 2022) Arguably Robot Wars' biggest controversies, which wasn't really detailed much until late-2018. Hopefully, somebody still holds the HSE documents, as they would be the final piece to help document what transpired during filming. Updated to include incidents from Series 1 and 2, and to raise the possibility of footage existing too.
90 Fordham Rams 34-7 Waynesburg Yellow Jackets (lost footage of college football game; 1939) 2 October 2021 Some reckon an NFL game between Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Eagles was the first televised football game, but this Fordham Rams win holds that distinction... or does it?! Apparently, a University of Pennsylvania game in 1938 was televised... to six people. And there are rumours of a broadcast in 1934, which is especially interesting to me.
91 1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934) 3 October 2021 Paving the way for electronic television and football broadcasts, folks! That explains the 1934 broadcast above.
92 1938 Pennsylvania Quakers football season (lost early televised college football games; 1938) 3 October 2021 And this explains the 1938 University of Pennsylvania game! First televised college football game I believe.
93 Sports 5 (lost build of cancelled unlicensed Sega Genesis/Super Nintendo sports compilation game; early 1990s) 6 October 2021 If Active Enterprises' games quality matched their passion, they would have the best games in the world. Alas, they were too ambitious for their own good!
94 Brooklyn Dodgers 23-14 Philadelphia Eagles (lost footage of NFL game; 1939) 9 October 2021 The first televised NFL game, but only the fourth football game to be televised.
95 Brooklyn Dodgers 2-5 6-1 Cincinnati Reds (lost footage of MLB doubleheader; 1939) 10 October 2021 And here is the first televised MLB game! Unless I am very much mistaken, this should be the second baseball game to be televised. But, I could be wrong of course!
96 Braden Walker's "Knock Knock" promo (lost original pre-tapes of WWE backstage segment; 2008) 10 October 2021 If someone can retrieve the pre-tapes, we might be able to extend the Braden Walker DVD collection to four sets! Damn, this segment was so bad, ha ha.
97 1953 British Grand Prix (partially found footage of Formula One race; 1953) 13 October 2021 The first live televised Formula One race. Ascari was still too dominant, even with a somewhat competitive Maserati giving him challenges unlike in 1952.
98 1937 International Imperial Trophy Race (lost footage of motor race; 1937) 17 October 2021 The first live televised motor race, ever. Won by a Prince in fact! Somewhat obscure compared to other sporting television firsts, so hopefully this gets more recognition.
99 1960 Daytona Races (lost CBS and NBC televised footage of NASCAR prelude events to Daytona 500; 1960) 17 October 2021 The first live televised NASCAR races. Thought I would also mention NBC's broadcast, since I felt I would forget to make an article about it. Not to mention, I doubt there is much more to say than what has already written in this article, so probably no need to split them apart.
100 Worms World Party (lost build of cancelled Gizmondo port of artillery turn-based strategy game; 2005) 17 October 2021 And there we have it, Article 100! Started with Worms, and more than six years later, I revisit it. A port of one of my favourite games ever, for a console deemed one of the least successful of all-time. Lovely combination for a Lost Media Wiki article.
101 Mont Blanc Tunnel fire (partially found CCTV footage of road tunnel disaster; 1999) 25 October 2021 I watched the Seconds From Disaster episode about this many years ago, and sadly it was clear nobody from the French side would be able to survive that.
102 Pierlucio Tinazzi (lost radio communication from Mont Blanc Tunnel fire victim; 1999) 27 October 2021 While Tinazzi may not have saved anyone, it should not downplay his heroism on that fateful day.
103 1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931) 28 October 2021 Officially the first televised sporting event and remote outside broadcast!
104 Darts and Shove Ha'penny (lost early BBC televised darts matches; 1936-1939) 30 October 2021 First televised darts matches. Very much a fan of darts, since 2009 no less.
105 1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966) 30 October 2021 Sadly, it didn't come home in Euro 2020. Still, better luck next time! Anyhow, this is another piece of unfortunately destroyed media, though at least there is now Full Colour '66 if you want to see the full match in colour.
106 2005 San Marino Grand Prix (found ITV advert break during final laps of Formula One race; 2005) 1 November 2021 An "oh, fudge" situation for ITV here. Cannot say I am too nostalgic for ITV coverage of F1 races, ha ha.
107 Windows XP (lost unlicensed Famicom game based on Windows operating system; 2003) 1 November 2021 Apologies in advance for making many of you feel old, but Windows XP recently turned 20... Yup, loved the XP growing up. So what better way to belatedly celebrate this anniversary by discussing this weird Famicom... err game I guess.
108 WWE Brawl (lost build of cancelled fighting game based on professional wrestling; 2012) 3 November 2021 Only so many references needed this time thanks to a highly detailed WWE.com article! This game has so many screenshots, concept art and videos that I was spoilt for choice. Only so many are on the article for the sake of brevity, though the rest can be found on WWE.com.
109 F1 2010 (lost pre-alpha build of Formula One game; 2010) 3 November 2021 The fact the 2009 cars were removed because of licencing issues is so unfortunate. Would have been fantastic to have both those and the 2010 competitors.
110 Fernando Alonso (lost footage of Formula One test session crash; 2015) 4 November 2021 One of the most unusual crashes in motorsport history, and is still quite the mystery to this day. Would be great if the footage resurfaced one day.
111 WCW/nWo Live (lost build of cancelled PlayStation professional wrestling game; 1998) 4 November 2021 What happens when one cancels a licence a little too soon! On another note, the poster attached to this article is by far one of my favourites. Looks like The Giant either punched or chokeslammed the victim, DDP laughing at their predicament, Kevin Nash not giving a damn (why would he waste his time on this loser?), and Scott Hall finishing the guy off.
112 McLaren MP4-18 (lost footage of unraced Formula One car; 2003) 9 November 2021 The most famous F1 car never to race. It might not look much today, but back then, it really was a revolution!
113 The Sun (lost British newspaper's safe of unpublished photos, stories and videos; early-1980s-present) 10 November 2021 Another article with a fascinating mystery. Does the safe contain compromising material? Heck, material that could criminalise people in the public life? Who knows?
114 The Jeremy Kyle Show (partially found episodes and online content of British daytime talk show; 2005-2019) 10 November 2021 Waited a long time before writing this article, just in case ITV or another company announced they would re-air all the episodes. As of yet, they haven't.
115 The Jeremy Kyle Show (partially found American spin-off of British daytime talk show; 2011-2013) 11 November 2021 Likewise for this article. It is frustrating, because half of the library is on Amazon Prime UK, but not even VPN can make them available!
116 Top Gear (partially found footage of Cenotaph stunt; 2016) 15 November 2021 Unfortunate that filming occurred at the Cenotaph, as otherwise it probably would have been a well-regarded segment in a bad period for the show.
117 Life After People (partially found uncut CGI of History television series; 2008-2010) 16 November 2021 One of my favourite shows growing up, with most of it due to the show's extremely beautiful CGI.
118 Clunk-Click (partially found Jimmy Savile variety show; 1973-1974) 18 November 2021 Even the term "clunk-click" gives sinister connotations nowadays. Pretty much all the clips currently available online are harrowing considering the actions of Gary Glitter and those alleged of Savile and Freddie Starr.
119 Untitled Gary Glitter Studio Album (lost unreleased music from glam rock singer; 2008) 18 November 2021 Speaking of Glitter, I wonder if he will be able to even complete the album now that he is in a well-deserved 16-year prison stint. Fingers-crossed he doesn't get transferred to an open jail.
120 Seaman (lost work on 3DS sequel to virtual pet game; 2012) 19 November 2021 Interesting game is Seaman, or SEA MAN depending on who you ask, ha ha. Curious as to how much work Yoot Saito put into the 3DS sequel before "complications" occurred.
121 Celebrity Wrestling (partially found ITV professional wrestling reality show; 2005) 19 November 2021 Imagine choosing this over Doctor Who! A shame really, because they did have some star power in Roddy Piper and D'Lo Brown, but instead of a proper show where the celebrities got a ton of training, ITV just had to add a "reality" curve.
122 Williams FW15C (partially found footage and lap time information of unraced CVT Formula One car; 1993) 28 November 2021 Somewhat a tribute to Sir Frank Williams, featuring perhaps one of his best cars with a feature that would have made it unstoppable if it actually was utilised in a race.
123 Leslie Van Houten's sexual letter relationship (lost letter communication between Manson Family member and unknown double murderer; pre-2016) 1 December 2021 Perhaps a topical article, considering the "spoiled princess" has been recommended for parole again. Hopefully, common sense prevails and she stays in prison! Likewise for all the other followers.
124 Charles Manson's letters to Leslie Van Houten (lost prison letters from Manson Family leader to follower; 2013) 1 December 2021 I have to be honest, I don't find Charles Manson to be that interesting. But his followers? Now, they are a different story altogether! Fascinating all around...
125 Plunderbirds: Talk Robots (partially found unfinished robot combat mockumentary film; 2019) 2 December 2021 A shame it never got released, as it would have made for a fun robot combat mockumentary. I wonder if they 'ave got a srimech yet (course they 'ave!).
126 Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (partially found Irish broadcast communication regulator statements; 2009-present) 14 December 2021 After writing articles concerning regulators resolving British grumblings, I think an Irish counterpart would be appropriate!
127 WWF Backlash (non-existent unfinished Nintendo 64 professional wrestling game; 2001) 14 December 2021 Helping to debunk a wrestling game urban legend that fooled several major wrestling YouTube channels!
128 TNA Impact! 2 (lost build of unfinished professional wrestling game; 2009) 14 December 2021 A shame TNA never got a proper sequel following the bankruptcy of Midway Games. Would have helped them through the tough times ahead.
129 ECW Anarchy Rulz (lost build of cancelled Nintendo 64 port of professional wrestling game; existence unconfirmed; 2000) 14 December 2021 Not sure that the official Nintendo Power magazine would make this claim up from thin air, so I guess there is a possibility of it existing! After all, in the ECW matches at the E3 2000 convention, a N64 controller was used during the Rhino-Roadkill match.
130 Strange Kentucky People (lost recording of Chris Jericho "tribute"; 1994) 15 December 2021 As a big wrestling fan, I won't deny that the sport does have its, well, unusual fans to say the least.
131 GFW Amped (partially found unaired professional wrestling show; 2015) 16 December 2021 All that hype about GFW being the next great wrestling organisation, only for very little to be released! A shame the tapes were deleted, as the wrestlers put their might into making the matches as entertaining as possible.
132 Bret Hart vs Tom Magee (found untelevised professional wrestling match; 1986) 17 December 2021 Surprised this one was yet to be written on the Wiki! Historical lost media, to the point where WWE made a documentary about it once it was finally found!
133 The Last Battle of Atlanta (found untelevised professional wrestling steel cage match; 1983) 17 December 2021 A major bloodbath that inspired Hell in a Cell!
134 WCW All Nighter (partially lost professional wrestling compilation show; 1994-1995) 18 December 2021 A fantastic idea by WCW considering the lack of home media releases at the time.
135 WCW Classics (partially found professional wrestling compilation show; 2000-2001) 18 December 2021 Probably the only consistently "good" WCW show by this point, ha ha.
136 WWF Livewire (partially found professional wrestling recap and talk show; 1996-2001) 19 December 2021 A fascinating show for its time, though it wasn't great for Kayfabe purposes! Also, the origins of the Jim Cornette-Vince Russo feud!
137 WWF Excess (partially found professional wrestling talk show; 2001-2002) 19 December 2021 This show simply was not going to challenge Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors, among other programs, ha.
138 WWF Attitude (lost professional wrestling recap show; 2001-2002) 20 December 2021 An obscure compilation/recap show with the most unoriginal name attached to it.
139 WWE 24x7 (lost professional wrestling compilation show; 2007) 20 December 2021 Probably the start of WWE trying to appeal to the Indian television market, making this an important television program.
140 Bill Longson vs Whipper Billy Watson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1947) 21 December 2021 A wrestling match where its historical significance to television was almost lost to time! Full credit to Crowbar Press for recovering the St. Louis sports programs, and for Jim Cornette and Brian Last for discussing and raising awareness of its significance to wrestling and television.
141 Radio WWF (lost professional wrestling radio show; 1993-1994; late 1990s-2000) 21 December 2021 A novel concept, especially when it was broadcast on Armed Forces Network!
142 The ECW Fire Incident (lost footage of post-hardcore professional wrestling match brawl; 1995) 22 December 2021 One of the stupidest moments in wrestling history. Still, no wonder ECW was popular back in the day, considering the awesome photo of Cactus Jack wielding the flaming chair!
143 Collision in Korea (found professional wrestling event in North Korea; 1995) 22 December 2021 And folks thought the WWE events in Saudi Arabia were controversial! Most have been fascinating for the North Korean folk though, especially the matches featuring the women!
144 Collision in Korea wrestler sketches (lost North Korean pencil sketch portraits of professional wrestlers; 1995) 22 December 2021 Say what you will about North Korea, but this is absolutely amazing, and I would love to see at least some of these resurface one day.
145 ECW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000) 22 December 2021 A hidden gem, considering both the wrestling content as well as the general E3 2000 footage.
146 FMW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000) 22 December 2021 While some highlights were on DVD, apparently they were continually interrupted by replays roughly every 20 seconds! Not sure that I would be keen on watching the DVDs, ha ha.
147 ZTA (lost build of cancelled PlayStation Portable zombie action-adventure open world game; mid-2000s) 23 December 2021 This would either be the best PSP Grand Theft Auto game, or one of those hilariously bad games.
148 England 3-0 Rest of Europe (partially found footage of international football match; 1938) 23 December 2021 Yay, England win for a change! The second international game to be televised, and I believe the first to feature a non-British Isles side.
149 Juventus 1-7 A.C. Milan (partially found footage of Serie A football match; 1950) 23 December 2021 First televised Serie A game, and the first televised football match Juventus fans wish to forget!
150 Total Wormage (lost Amiga prototype build of artillery strategy game; 1994) 24 December 2021 And there we have it folks: 150 articles! The genesis of my childhood game, which apparently was so addictive, Davidson's form teacher had to ban it in his college!
151 The Jeremy Kyle Show (lost unaired footage of British daytime talk show; 2005-2019) 27 December 2021 The dark topic of how exploitive reality television really is. 38+ suicides linked to reality television worldwide...
152 1969 Permatex 300 at Daytona (partially found footage of NASCAR Sportsman race; 1969) 28 December 2021 One of the most brutal accidents I have ever seen, poor bloke never stood a chance.
153 1972 Twin 125s (partially found footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1972) 29 December 2021 Another terrible crash. What I find sad is that it appears only the death footage for some of these races are the only clips that are publicly available.
154 1982 Twin 125s race 1 (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying race; existence unconfirmed; 1982) 29 December 2021 When NASCAR experts dispute over whether it aired or not, I have to add the "existence unconfirmed" category to the article. That said, I am confident most of these races were at least recorded, if not televised.
155 1985 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1985) 29 December 2021 A dominant Twin 125s win to go along with Bill Elliot's fantastic Daytona 500 performance.
156 1986 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1986) 29 December 2021 It feels weird that there is no footage of several Daytona qualifying races. If anything, these are probably more important than some of the main races, considering Daytona 500's importance.
157 Wikipedia (lost initial edit of online encyclopaedia; existence unconfirmed; 2001) 30 December 2021 Yes, one on Wikipedia! Apparently, this is the edit that started it all! Well, Jimbo Wales says it was... but some reliable sources insist otherwise! Also, I might be getting old, not really sure about these so-called "NFTs".
158 1984 Delaware 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1984) 30 December 2021 The only footage I was able to find consisted of Bobby Allison's thankfully non-fatal accident. How he managed to compete within a week for the subsequent race after being told he required four weeks of recovery is remarkable.
159 1984 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1984) 30 December 2021 Possibly the first SETN NASCAR broadcast, with the race itself ending Allison's bad luck at the start of the season.
160 Barnet 3-2 Wealdstone (lost footage of Athenian League football match; 1946) 31 December 2021 The first football match to be televised following the Second World War. Rather lovely that it wasn't a big international clash, or a Football League match, but within the non-leagues, which some would consider to be the "true football".
161 Charlton Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (lost footage of FA Cup match; 1947) 31 December 2021 An experiment that led to far more than just the FA Cup Final being broadcast on a regular basis. Shame that the game was apparently rubbish, with The Valley's surface apparently suffering from mud, frost and ice!
162 1947 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1947) 31 December 2021 The icing on the cake for my time on the Wiki in 2021! It has been fabulous, and to celebrate, I thought a "Final" article would be suitable, ha ha. Charlton's only FA Cup win interestingly enough.
163 1979 Southeastern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979) 2 January 2022 An important race in NASCAR history, as it was The Intimidator's first win! And yet, it wasn't televised... that said, there might be a recording out there.
164 1971 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1971) 3 January 2022 These Twin 125s are fascinating yet generally overlooked NASCAR media sadly.
165 1974 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1974) 3 January 2022 Seems like several Twin 125s were generally unremarkable, not much to say beyond the results and lack of accessibility.
166 1975 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1975) 3 January 2022 At least we have a photo for this one! Two competitive races apparently, including Pearson vs Petty!
167 1961 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1961) 4 January 2022 The first ABC broadcast of a NASCAR event. Additionally, David Pearson also breaks the stock car speed record!
168 1962 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1962) 4 January 2022 Fireball winning at Firecracker makes sense!
169 Lita's training matches (partially found training videos of professional wrestler; late 1990s-2000) 5 January 2022 Learnt about this one in a now-deleted pro wrestling iceberg. Clearly, the uploader of these training videos is a hardcore fan of Lita/Amy Dumas.
170 Chowdaheads (partially found unaired professional wrestling cartoon show; 1999) 6 January 2022 WCW were really pushing into the cartoon market by this point... well, at least when Bischoff was still in charge. Created by Eli Roth, perhaps most known for Cabin Fever and Hostel.
171 Bradshaw vs Christian (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2001) 7 January 2022 Must have been a bad match if a title change and a Sean Casey segment were not enough to save it from being cut!
172 1963 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1963)‎ 12 January 2022 Fireball wins at Firecracker again! This would sadly be his final Firecracker, as he died two days before the 1964 race, following his accident at the 1964 World 600.
173 1967 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967) 13 January 2022 A Ford clean sweep, featuring a rather scary accident for Gary Bettenhausen, who thankfully escaped uninjured.
174 Cultaholic (found debut video of professional wrestling YouTube channel; 2017) 13 January 2022 The whole Blampied situation was a case of rather unfortunate timing. Fortunately, seems that everyone has moved on from it, to the extent this debut video (and possibly others), were made private. Fortunately, the video would be found four days after I published the article on it.
175 1971 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971) 15 January 2022 I like that a few Firecracker races paid tribute to those who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
176 1972 Firecracker 400 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 15 January 2022 Based on reports, one of the most exciting NASCAR races with one of the closest finishes! Just a shame there is no footage available currently.
177 Bradford City vs Lincoln City (partially found footage of Football League Third Division match; 1985) 17 January 2022 Truly horrific, on a day meant to be a cause for celebration for Bradford City. The burning man is an awful sight, but we should also commend the many police officers and spectators who saved lives on the day.
178 Opening of the BBC Television Service (partially found coverage of inaugural day of high-definition television service; 1936) 22 January 2022 One of the most important days in television history! Partially found only because some of the content like newsreels indirectly survive. Adele Dixon's song is a timeless classic in my opinion.
179 WWE Crush Hour (lost build of cancelled Xbox port of vehicular combat game; 2002) 22 January 2022 I noted that there was discussion surrounding whether an Xbox port of this wrestling game existed. Well, I can confirm that development of an Xbox version was announced prior to E3 2002! But while existence has been proven, finding any tangible work (ports, screenshots etc) has not been achieved yet. I might have enjoyed it back in the day, but never saw it in stores over in the United Kingdom.
180 Alexandra Palace's wartime television demonstrations (lost footage of private television transmissions; 1943, 1945) 23 January 2022 Very interesting stuff here, more so the August 1943 broadcast. What was the broadcast's purpose? Was Winston Churchill and/or King George VI at the demonstration? An unsolved television mystery here, would make for a good investigation.
181 Robot Wars (found cameos of robot combat-themed BBC 2 ident; 1999-2000) 25 January 2022 Almost forgot about that time when me and another hardcore Robot Wars fan found some introductions starring this little machine!
182 Awesome Kong vs Melissa Anderson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2009) 25 January 2022 Have not seen many of Cheerleader Melissa's matches, but considering how popular she was in the early-to-mid-2010s, it seems like TNA really dropped the ball here. Indeed, TNA had quite the competitive advantage over WWE with its women's division back then, and Melissa seemingly would have boosted it further.
183 The Orchestra and its Instruments (lost early BBC music talk show; 1937) 26 January 2022 Probably one of the first music shows, and it seems like there was also an encore by the BBC Television Orchestra for the final episode. Seems like an ideal show for the television viewer demographic back then.
184 Masks through the Ages (lost early BBC history talk show; 1937) 26 January 2022 Back when masks were, I suppose... less polarising? Ha. But I'd imagine this would be a good dive into history!
185 Horace Lindrum vs Willie Smith (lost footage of televised snooker; 1937) 26 January 2022 During my research for Masks through the Ages, I discovered that the first snooker game aired around the same time period! So much for issue 706 of Radio Times claiming that snooker's growing popularity against billiards in the 1930s was just a fad!
186 Weaponless Self-Defence (lost early ju-jitsu television program; 1936-1937) 27 January 2022 A demonstration on how people, particularly women, can defend themselves, with demonstrations from a few professional wrestlers! Would recommend watching the attached British Pathé video by the way, as it is hilarious.
187 The World of Women (lost early BBC talk show; 1937) 27 January 2022 One of the first shows dedicated to showcasing the career and talents of women. And indeed, based on the research I conducted, the women featured were highly influential in their fields.
188 Pointless (lost unaired GSN pilots for rejected American version of British game show; 2017) 28 January 2022 I do enjoy watching Pointless and the trivia it provides. Unfortunately, GSN's version lacked meaning and served no useful purpose, ha ha.
189 Archery (lost early televised toxophily; 1937-1938) 28 January 2022 Pretty confident this is the first televised archery, considering the 1936 Summer Olympics had no archery events.
190 Craftsmen at Work (lost early BBC documentary show; 1938, 1946) 29 January 2022 Interesting one, this. One of a few shows that has a surviving photo attached to it. Also, a show brought back after the Second World War too!
191 Albert Fish's final statement (lost handwritten notes of American serial killer; 1936) 3 February 2022 Albert Fish was not exactly a lovely man, was he? Difficult article to write, not only due to the graphic content, but also because there's actually little I can write about the notes themselves. I mean, aside from Dempsey's comment, not much else is known about the statement.
192 England 1-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1947) 4 February 2022 First televised international match following the Second World War, and England... almost won, were it not for a rogue whistle!
193 England 3-0 France (partially found footage of international football match; 1947) 5 February 2022 England dominated this one from start to finish! Not sure whether this was the first televised match featuring Les Bleus as there is very little information about early televised matches featuring the team.
194 Scottish Universities 1-1 English Universities (lost footage of international football match; 1952) 5 February 2022 An amateur football match with television significance, as it was the first to be televised from Scotland!
195 Serbia vs Albania (partially found footage of abandoned UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match; 2014) 6 February 2022 The fact UEFA thought it would be OK to have both teams in the same group is beyond me. Seemingly more available footage of the brawl than the match itself!
196 Arsenal 7-1 Hibernian (lost footage of charity football match; 1952) 9 February 2022 First game with floodlights, and the first professional Scottish team to appear on Scottish television... not a great way for Hibernian to kick things off, ha ha.
197 Falkirk 3-2 Newcastle United (lost footage of football match; 1953) 10 February 2022 The first televised professional football match in Scotland. Newcastle's luck still hasn't changed since then, ha.
198 Woods and Jack (lost early televised lawn bowls; 1937; 1946) 12 February 2022 I appreciate the game of lawn bowls, involving some insane accuracy to park the woods right next to the jack. These are likely the earliest televised instances of the game, thanks to Alexandra Palace and its bowling club.
199 1955 Scottish Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1955) 12 February 2022 First televised Scottish Cup Final, where nowadays Clyde beating Celtic would be considered a major upset!
200 Worms (lost build of cancelled Sega 32X port of artillery turn-based strategy game; existence unconfirmed; 1995)‎ 14 February 2022 And there we have it folks: 200 articles! This one features a port even more mysterious than the cancelled Virtual Boy one. Was it cancelled just as swiftly? Is there a build of it? Who knows?!
201 Pat Tanaka vs Rocco Rock (lost footage of "Body Count" professional wrestling match; 1993)‎ 16 February 2022 Following the 200 article iceberg, it is time to write some more! Here is a professional wrestling match with a post-match botch somehow worse than the aftermath of Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley! Yes, really!
202 Goldberg's pre-television debut matches (lost footage of professional wrestling dark matches; 1997) 17 February 2022 Goldberg and WCW were fortunate the internet wasn't that big back in the 1990s! Otherwise, his mystique would be over before it even began! There might be a chance these matches were taped, considering the pre-show Nitro and Thunder feed from 1998 and 1999 that has been uploaded to YouTube before.
203 Kurt Angle vs Owen Hart (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1999) 22 February 2022 Here's a more positive LMW article on Owen Hart! He believed Kurt Angle was a future world champion based on this match, and boy, was he right!
204 Johnny Gargano vs Velveteen Dream (lost footage of alternate finish to professional wrestling match; 2019) 22 February 2022 Jim Cornette would flip if he knew about this, ha ha. Also included some footage from a house show event, which obviously does not contain footage of the alternate ending.
205 The Giant's moonsault (lost footage of professional wrestling move; existence unconfirmed; 1990s) 22 February 2022 Perhaps highly unlikely we will ever see footage of this, but well, with at least one notable wrestling reporter claiming they saw a video of the move, it warrants an article. It is most certainly a holy grail in terms of a wrestling move being performed, because my word would that be amazing!
206 WWE Wrestlemania 36 (lost footage of alternate finishes to professional wrestling matches; 2020) 23 February 2022 Seeing as I have been writing about wrestling media recently, I think it will be fine to add this one now, even if it is slightly under the 2-year rule. Unlikely we shall ever see these alternate endings be released any time soon. Plus, first lost media I have written that arose in 2020, and be influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic!
207 Low Ki & Mercury vs Ric Blade & TCK (partially lost footage of hardcore wrestling tag team match; 2000) 23 February 2022 Normally, I wouldn't discuss CZW or other extremely hardcore wrestling on this Wiki, because I am just not interested in it... but here, I will provide an exception! Never change, Low Ki, never change!
208 AJ Styles vs Kenny Omega (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2006) 24 February 2022 Based on accounts, footage likely exists. A dream match in wrestling before anyone realised it I guess.
209 Alberto Del Rio vs CM Punk vs Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger vs John Cena (partially found master tape footage of untelevised Hell in a Cell match; 2011) 26 February 2022 We have low-quality amateur footage and only a segment of master tape footage... WWE are teasing us here! Maybe one day they will release the high-quality master tape in-full as part of its Hidden Gems collection.
210 Mark Jindrak in Evolution (partially found unaired vignettes of professional wrestling stable; 2003) 26 February 2022 Regardless of whether you like Batista in wrestling, or just his films, it was critical that Jindrak was dropped in the end. Imagine how things would change if Jindrak got the enforcer role... who would play as Drax?
211 Paul Warwick (lost footage of fatal British F3000 crash; 1991) 28 February 2022 The tragic accident of a driver who could have been a future Formula One champion.
212 1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973) 2 March 2022 Time to resume the Firecracker articles, and the last of the Medal of Honor ones. David Pearson perhaps should have completed the whole season, considering how good he was during his limited schedule that year!
213 1975 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975) 3 March 2022 The King finally wins at Firecracker! Took him long enough, considering he won five Daytona 500s beforehand!
214 1976 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 3 March 2022 And we are done with the Firecracker series, well, at least from the 1960s to the 1970s! Occurred on the 200th anniversary of the United States' founding.
215 1964 Atlanta 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964) 5 March 2022 Moving on now with the Atlanta 500 races, and a spectacular crash involving Paul Goldsmith! He was fortunate to escape injury. No CBS recording has been found, but apparently some clips were in a film called Speed Lovers.
216 1971 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971) 5 March 2022 A tense duel between A.J. Foyt and Richard Petty. Beforehand, the race was nearly cancelled due to the circuit's bankruptcy, and Foyt apologised for comments he never actually made!
217 1972 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 6 March 2022 Very exciting race based on what The New York Times has to say. Not much media of it though, sadly.
218 1973 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973) 6 March 2022 Pearson vs Yarborough, featuring a scary crash involving Petty, and drama over the starting order being decided by a draw!
219 1975 Dixie 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975) 6 March 2022 Quite an easy article to write, when considering nobody really elaborates on what happened during this race, ha. Nevertheless, Buddy Baker survived challenges by rain and darkness to claim victory!
220 1976 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 7 March 2022 A highly competitive race decided by engine failures and different pit stop tactics based around how many tyres should be changed!
221 1979 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979) 7 March 2022 Finishing up the Atlanta 500 series on a grim note, as this race featured the death of crewman Dennis Wade.
222 1979 Dixie 500 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1979) 8 March 2022 And we are done with the Atlanta/Dixie races! This race was extremely close according to reports. ABC rumoured to have televised highlights, but this has not been fully confirmed. Credit to RacersReunion for providing significant detail on this race and qualifying.
223 1964 National 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964) 11 March 2022 The first of perhaps the biggest part of this project, documenting the Charlotte races, e.g. the National 400/500 and World 600. This race occurred months following Fireball Roberts' death at the 1964 World 600 and Jim Pardue's death at a testing event, but the racers soldiered on. Petty almost won, but suffered a tyre failure laps before the end, and almost suffering the same fate as Pardue had the guardrail not been strengthened beforehand.
224 1965 National 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965) 11 March 2022 Unfortunately, another fatal accident at Charlotte. This time, a first-lap pile-up that claimed the life of Harold Kite. Footage of the accident is publicly available, though is not included on this article obviously.
225 1966 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966) 12 March 2022 Unfortunately, not much media on this one. First to be expanded to 500 miles, LeeRoy Yarbrough absolutely dominated the race!
226 1970 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970) 16 March 2022 Back to the 1970s, and the second instance I have documented the longest race in NASCAR. Here, Donnie Allison won with LeeRoy Yarbrough as a relief driver, as unfortunately Allison burnt his feet because of a floorboard insulation failure!
227 1970 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970) 16 March 2022 LeeRoy Yarbrough's final win in the Grand National Series, in a race featuring several notable crashes.
228 1971 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971) 17 March 2022 A race where rain caused the loss of 143 miles. An exciting event overall though, with Bobby Allison winning a four horse race!
229 1972 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 17 March 2022 Bobby Allison wins his second consecutive National 500, fending off Buddy Baker in the final ten laps! Amazingly footage was recovered from British Pathé, as they had colour footage of a Reuters newsreel on its website.
230 1974 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974) 18 March 2022 Article 230! David Pearson wins in a race that almost claimed the life of country and western singer Marty Robbins. Very lucky was Robbins, whose actions also saved the life of Richard Childress.
231 1975 World 600 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975) 28 March 2022 Here's a famous one, as the King finally wins at Charlotte! Also, the race marked the Cup Series debut of the Intimidator!
232 1975 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975) 28 March 2022 A three-way duel for the win, with The King achieving back-to-back victories at Charlotte! Also included a rather humorous story of three drivers being upset at very different decisions made by a NASCAR official.
233 1976 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 28 March 2022 Another great duel between the Silver Fox and the King. Also, the race marked the debut of Janet Guthrie, who became the first woman to compete at a major NASCAR superspeedway event!
234 1976 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 28 March 2022 An event in which Donnie Allison ends five years of hurt, with a confident victory!
235 1978 NAPA National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1978) 28 March 2022 And we are done with the World/National races! Not much to say about this one, Bobby Allison dominated near the end with a margin of victory 30.2 seconds. Unless I am very much mistaken, this may also be the only instance of a lost 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race.
236 1970 Wilkes 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970) 29 March 2022 While I plan to get started on the Rebel/Southern series, here's a one-off concerning the only known missing North Wilkesboro Speedway broadcast, at least from 1960-1979. A Bobby Isaac-Richard Petty classic!
237 1965 Rebel 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965) 31 March 2022 Time to crack down on the Rebel articles. By "Rebel", we are talking about a celebration of the Confederacy... and a lot of Confederate flags! But anyhow, the racing's more important, with Junior Johnson having dominated this one, but almost didn't win because of a protest again a pit stop of his following the race.
238 1966 Southern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966) 31 March 2022 Dieringer vs Petty for this one, decided by a guardrail clash. Speaking of guardrails, a scary accident involving Earl Balmer, which nearly took out several people from the media in the process! Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt, and the "Balmer's Box" was created for the track in response to the outcry.
239 1967 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967) 31 March 2022 A historic race this one, as The King breaks the highest number of NASCAR Grand National Series victories with a win here! He would go onto to win another 145...
240 1971 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971) 31 March 2022 Article 240! A race where Donnie Allison was cruelly denied a possible victory because of engine failure. Nevertheless, it appeared Buddy Baker was very much closing in during the late stages, and the two easily dominated the rest of the field.
241 1972 Rebel 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 2 April 2022 Pearson wins after two seasons of hurt, generally controlling this one too. Also, what is with that race program, ha ha.
242 1976 Rebel 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 2 April 2022 And that is it regarding the Darlington races! David Pearson wins despite a dominant performance from Buddy Baker, with the race featuring nasty crashes for James Hylton and Jerry Sisco.
243 1976 Winston 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 3 April 2022 Beginning with the Talladega races, Baker makes history with the fastest NASCAR 500 mile victory at the time.
244 1976 Talladega 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 3 April 2022 That should be it for the Alabama races. Marcis breaks the pole sitter's curse at the Alabama International Motor Speedway.
245 1974 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974) 3 April 2022 Agony for The King, as his Dodge gives up the ghost with fewer than four laps remaining! But as he and Yarborough both know, to win the race, first you have to finish! The only seemingly missing Dover broadcast from the 1960s-1970s.
246 1975 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975) 5 April 2022 A classic Petty-Pearson duel, decided by only half a car length! Also unique in that the full MRN radio broadcast is publicly viewable.
247 1976 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 5 April 2022 Pearson makes a comeback to achieve the Michigan double. Annoyingly, there were two videos back in 2018 that contained highlights, but both have since been made inaccessible.
248 1979 Gabriel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979) 6 April 2022 A race featuring a scary accident involving Steve Pfeiffer and a few spectators. Fortunately no one was killed, but the images and video show how serious it could have been. Meanwhile, Baker won an otherwise very competitive race, beating out Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough.
249 1976 Riverside 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976) 7 April 2022 Pearson wins the first NASCAR race to utilise the metric system. The drivers were quite happy with that, considering it made the race considerably shorter!
250 1971 Myers Brothers 250 (lost footage and official documents of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971) 9 April 2022 This is my 250th article! And to celebrate, here's perhaps one of the most incredible stories in NASCAR history! It's got it all... conflict surrounding letting "pony" cars enter; a punch-up in the pits; a furious Richard Petty; and amazingly, it is a race that doesn't even have an official winner! Does Allison deserve his "85th victory" or not? You decide!
251 1972 Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 9 April 2022 Bobby Isaac claims his 37th and final Winston Cup Series win. Bobby Allison had quite the race! He won the pole position, only to be forced to the back because of an illegal tyre change, only to recover all the way back to a dominant first in the race, before all that hard work was ruined by an engine failure!
252 1960 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1960) 11 April 2022 Time to cover the Daytona 500 events. Quite a bit of footage is already available, but notably the 1962 Southern 500 is believed to be the oldest race with a surviving TV broadcast. The 1960 500 may have had up to an hour of television coverage, but it has not seemingly resurfaced. Anyhow, Junior Johnson wins, discovering the drafting principle during the event.
253 1962 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1962) 12 April 2022 The second Daytona 500 to be televised, Fireball Roberts achieved victory at a world record average speed for a 500-mile course... He almost didn't because of a Lee Petty protest!
254 1965 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965) 14 April 2022 Lorenzen wins a race that was cut short by rain. 45 minutes were televised by ABC back in the day.
255 1972 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972) 14 April 2022 Foyt achieves victory in dominant fashion once The King was out of the way! 45 minutes of highlights according to NASCAR on TV.
256 1970 Alabama 500 (found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970) 15 April 2022 Thought I would detail NASCAR's recovery of a race deemed important due to ABC televising part of it live. The broadcast wasn't the best to be quite honest, but at least it is available! Anyhow, that's the original lost NASCAR TV broadcasts list from Racing-Reference covered!
257 1981 Coca-Cola 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981) 16 April 2022 Moving on now to the 1980s, and apparently this is the only race from 1981 that is not publicly available. Yarborough beats Gant by some margin to win.
258 1981 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981) 16 April 2022 Bonnett achieves a dominant victory, although based on Racing-Reference's lap leader breakdown, it seemed Harry Gant was in for a shout had his car's engine not failed. ESPN allegedly televised the race, which although not fully confirmed, is likely based on the fact a news clip of the race credited to ESPN was once on YouTube.
259 1982 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1982) 17 April 2022 At first I was sceptical on whether this race was televised, as not even NASCAR on TV documented it. However, the photo of Waltrip being interviewed post-race, with a TV camera present, pretty much confirms it was televised. Waltrip narrowly edged out Kyle Petty to win.
260 1982 Winston Western 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1982) 17 April 2022 Tim Richmond wins in dominant fashion, while Waltrip secures his second title. Rumoured to be broadcast on WTBS but is unconfirmed. That said, I am confident footage exists as it is a title decider and the final 1982 race after all.
261 1983 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1983) 17 April 2022 Another Allison-Waltrip duel, with Allison winning his sixth race at Dover. Mizlou televised this one.
262 1983 Southern 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1983) 17 April 2022 Allison climbs the field to claim victory. I am actually very confident this race was televised based on one image, but NASCAR on TV says no evidence an ABC broadcast currently exists.
263 1989 Busch Clash (lost footage of pre-season NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1989) 17 April 2022 Only Busch Clash seemingly missing. Expect this one to resurface soon though, as this race was added to YouTube not once but twice before!
264 1988 Miller High Life 500 (partially lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1988) 18 April 2022 The race that sadly ended Bobby Allison's career. As some may note, a 90-minute broadcast is already publicly available. However, as nascarman History notes in his lost NASCAR TV broadcasts video, there is a two-and-a-half hour broadcast from (oddly) the Financial News Network that has yet to be found.
265 1963 Richmond 250 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session and race; 1963) 18 April 2022 Credit to nascarman History for this one, as he documented this very obscure broadcast in his Top 10 LOST NASCAR TV Broadcasts. WRVA-TV televised only qualifying, which is odd. Some race footage is available thanks to a surviving 8mm film however, which is very cool to see.
266 1964 Richmond 250 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session; 1964) 18 April 2022 Again, credit to nascarman History for this obscure qualifying session broadcast. Ned Jarrett was doubly unlucky here, first with the rain postponing the race while leading, and then his engine blowing on the restart!
267 1972 Bowman-Gray 100 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand American Series race; 1972) 19 April 2022 Time to cover the remainder of races listed on nascarman History's Top 10 LOST NASCAR TV Broadcasts. Credit to him and RacersReunion for providing vital information about the race and ABC coverage.
268 1982 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982) 19 April 2022 The first ever race to commence in what is now known as the Xfinity Series. But despite being aired by USA Network, it might not actually be the first that was televised! Anyhow, Earnhardt edges out Jody Ridley as a confidence booster following his unfortunate 1981 Winston Cup Series campaign.
269 1982 Eastern 150 (lost footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982) 19 April 2022 By far, the most obscure race I have documented. Normally, I wouldn't document these races, but this one according to NASCAR on TV was the first modern Sportsman (now Xfinity) race to be televised! Interesting stuff.
270 1983 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1983) 20 April 2022 Waltrip wins after harnessing the presence of Earnhardt's Pontiac to win. Also, a nasty accident for Rodney Howard, he was fortunate to escape suffering any broken bones.
271 1984 Goody's Sportsman 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1984) 20 April 2022 Waltrip wins again, this time leading only the final three laps of the race!
272 1979 Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1979) 21 April 2022 A race infamous for that horrific crash that claimed the life of Don Williams a decade later. No photos included, because all of the ones I found probably would not be allowed on the Wiki.
273 1979 Daytona ARCA 200 (lost footage of ARCA Racing Series race; 1979) 21 April 2022 An ARCA race this time, which technically counts as part of NASCAR as ARCA was purchased by the latter in 2018. Anyhow, Kyle Petty's first stock car race ends with him winning it! Credit to nascarman History for detailing the CBS broadcast, that's his Lost NASCAR TV Broadcasts YouTube video covered now!
274 1990 Daytona ARCA 200 (partially found footage of ARCA Racing Series race; 1990) 21 April 2022 Two infamous accidents. One claimed the life of Slick Johnson, the other severely injuring EMT Mike Staley. ESPN planned to air the race, but decided against it following the crashes.
275 1995 Winston 100/1995 Duron Paints And Wallcoverings 100 (partially found footage of NASCAR Sportsman Division Series doubleheader; 1995) 22 April 2022 This is an infamous one. Russell Phillips' accident may well be the worst in NASCAR's history. Likely out of respect for him and his family, the Winston 100 and subsequent race were both left untelevised.
276 2002 K&N Filters 150 (lost footage of NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour race; 2002) 22 April 2022 A race infamous for the fatal accident of John Baker, the fourth death at Irwindale before a reconfiguration made the speedway much safer.
277 1992 Atlanta 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1992) 24 April 2022 More NASCAR history, as this was Jeff Gordon's first ever win in a NASCAR-sanctioned event! It was critical he won this one, as this started his relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, guiding him to numerous wins and titles. ABC recorded the race, but never aired it.
278 Jeff Gordon's 2008 UAW-Dodge 400 crash (lost on-board footage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race crash; 2008) 24 April 2022 Speaking of Jeff Gordon, he suffered a hard hit that he was lucky not to be seriously injured. Footage of the crash exists, but not from on-board, because Gordon's team deemed it too disturbing to air.
279 Jason Leffler (lost footage of fatal 410 Sprint Car accident; 2013) 25 April 2022 Based on the animated reconstruction, it was a horrendous accident. Footage has been claimed to exist, including by someone who states had two videos of the incident.
280 NASCAR (partially found uncut footage of stock car races; 1960-present) 26 April 2022 Time to finish off the NASCAR project, at least for the time being. Perhaps the most coveted NASCAR media, since technically most NASCAR races do have lost footage.
281 Greyhound Racing Ireland (lost withheld footage of greyhound falls during races; 2018-present) 28 April 2022 Now, I do firmly believe this article fits within the Lost Media Wiki remit. Nevertheless, I get why some may find this a controversial topic. But there is a reason I wrote this, please see the comments for more detail.
282 FIFA Soccer 2002 (lost build of cancelled Game Boy Advance port of football game; existence unconfirmed; 2001-2002) 28 April 2022 A much less controversial article. A few mysterious Amazon and IGN listings that suggests a port may have been considered at one point, but nothing more substantial as of yet. Happy to title this one FIFA Soccer 2002 as that is what the supposed GBA port is titled as.
283 Robot Wars (partially found footage of robot combat show qualifying auditions and battles; 1998-2003) 28 April 2022 Back to something I have a serious passion for. The BBC Wales video indicates some, if not all, qualifiers were recorded in some fashion. Very exciting stuff!
284 Peter Dumbreck's 1999 24 Hours Of Le Mans crash (lost on-board footage of LMGTP accident; 1999) 28 April 2022 One of the most famous crashes in motorsport history. Multiple replays but ultimately no on-board footage was ever released. Also added a photo of Mark Webber's crash during the warm-up.
285 Sébastien Enjolras (lost footage of fatal 24 Hours of Le Mans pre-qualifying accident; 1997) 29 April 2022 Based on accounts, one of the most brutal accidents in motorsport. Only aftermath footage is currently publicly available.
286 England 2-0 Italy (partially found footage of international football match; 1949) 29 April 2022 If only that was the final score of the Euro 2020 Final, oh well. This is quite a special one, as the BBC actually holds some of its live coverage of the match in its archives. The earliest surviving football telerecording in fact.
287 1948 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1948) 30 April 2022 Now that we know the 1949 England-Italy match was the first to be somewhat recorded, time to document a few more FA Cup Finals. Manchester United ended its 39 year FA Cup drought here, beating Blackpool in the process.
288 1949 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1949) 30 April 2022 Wolves secures its third FA Cup, in the sixth televised Final.
289 Walthamstow Avenue 0-2 Queen's Park (lost footage of friendly football match; 1951) 30 April 2022 I love documenting pieces of football history like this. Queen's Park became the first ever Scottish club to be televised. It would have to wait another 61 years to be televised live again!
290 England 6-0 Switzerland (partially found footage of international football match; 1948) 30 April 2022 England's biggest televised win at that point, in a match featuring future 1966 World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey!
291 England 1-3 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1949) 1 May 2022 That should be all the England match broadcasts from 1938-1949 covered! Annoyingly, Scotland win again, earning the 1948/49 Home Championship and delivering England's first home loss since the Second World War.
292 Kinniku Banzuke (lost unaired "Power Island" episode of sports variety show; 2002) 1 May 2022 Haven't covered much media from Japan before, thought I would rectify that! That said, I think accidents like this were sadly inevitable in shows like this, Takeshi's Castle, etc.
293 Supermarket Sweep (lost pilots of ABC game show; 1965) 2 May 2022 These pilots were critical for the 1990s American show, its revival, and one of my favourite shows to watch growing up, Dale's Supermarket Sweep.
294 Supermarket Sweep (partially found ABC game show; 1965-1967) 2 May 2022 Turns out Supermarket Sweep was influencing the UK well before Dale's Supermarket Sweep. In 1966, a couple and their son did a shopping spree for a charity event! Also, I somehow doubt one would get away with such gendered roles in today's shows, ha ha.
295 Takeshi's Castle (lost pilot of Japanese game show; 1986) 2 May 2022 Surprised I am seemingly the first Keshi Head on this Wiki, since I would have imagined an article on the pilot would have been written years ago. Alas, no winners this time, on Takeshi's Castle! Credit to the Keshi Heads forum for providing so much detail on the pilot too!
296 No Time to Die (lost John Hogie screenplay of James Bond film; 2018) 3 May 2022 I loved the Trainspotting films, so who knows, maybe Danny Boyle and John Hogie would have established an amazing Bond film. That said, I did enjoy the final product as a casual fan of the Bond series.
297 Clothes-Line (lost early BBC fashion talk show; 1937-1938) 3 May 2022 The first fashion show on television! Also featured perhaps the first heavily pregnant woman on television, and a rather unfortunate incident with a 1937 backless evening dress. Then again, keep in mind how conservative people were back then when it came to clothes!
298 The Man with the Flower in His Mouth (lost early BBC television drama; 1930) 3 May 2022 Not actually the first television drama, but the first in Britain! Also, I must say how impressive that 1967 recreation is!
299 1968 Tony Bettenhausen 100 (lost footage of USAC Championship Car Season race; 1968) 3 May 2022 The first IndyCar race to receive live flag-to-flag coverage, as well as be aired in colour!
300 Worms on Facebook (lost browser artillery turn-based strategy game; 2013) 4 May 2022 And there we have it folks: 300 articles! Cannot believe how much has been written since I started getting really engaged in documenting lost media! In traditional fashion, the 300th article focuses on Worms, this time a released Facebook game that sadly wasn't very successful. Ambitious project nevertheless.

Planned articles/other ideas[edit | edit source]

Number Title About
1 Documentation of television firsts Early television history is not really documented much on the Lost Media Wiki, especially when it comes to television firsts. I think the Wiki could do with some more historic articles, so this has been a big project of mine ever since I wrote about Telecrime.
2 Savile's Travels (partially found Jimmy Savile radio show; 1968-1977) Back to documenting the most evil man in the history of British television... and radio too, sadly. Might be the most disturbing yet, based on what a Finnish collector found.
3 Withheld racing footage As one may expect, there are more withheld racing clips than in just NASCAR. A few infamous fatal accidents to document here, which includes the following (ones in bold are done):
  • Elmer Trett
  • Sébastien Enjolras
  • Neil Shanahan
  • Peter Dumbreck's 1999 24 Hours Of Le Mans crash (onboard)
  • Roy Weaver
  • Dan Wheldon (full onboard)
4 1948 Summer Olympics (partially found television coverage of London Games; 1948) A huge success based on one article I found. Also will document some more football history, as this featured the first BBC televised match involving no British Isles side.
5 Baird Company We have only just scratched the surface of Baird Company television with the 1931 Epsom Derby. Still some more interesting articles to write about, including the following (ones in bold are done):
  • Phonovision
  • The Man With The Flower In His Mouth
  • 1932 Epsom Derby
  • Closure of the BBC 30-line Television Service
6 Pedro Ruiz III (partially lost footage of accidental fatal shooting during prank recording; 2017) I will be honest, I don't know much about Mr. Ruiz, but he was involved in a terrible tragedy to say the least. Performing deadly stunts like this simply are not worth the YouTube views one would receive.
7 IndyCar Not only are there plenty of lost NASCAR broadcasts, so too are IndyCar airings. Found a good source recently to detail lost races, so will probably do this project overtime.