Moviecollector's elusive Old Schedules project
This page contains a series of reports. I am not affiliated with TCM, though I respect and admire the actual TCM employees and various movie restoration experts for their years of hard work. This presents info from all the old TCM schedules I could come up with, in order to have as complete a picture as possible (see bottom of page for missing months).
I believe this might be of interest to movie fans who might be trying to track down rare or hard-to-find movies, just to see if they might still exist, as well as to view historical scheduling patterns. These pages get updated by me once a month.
Any ideas just PM me on the forums.
TCM Schedules Summary
- an alphabetic listing of all the features TCM has aired over their history. It is large and may take a while to open.
TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY [large file: over 5MB]
- a subset of the TCM Schedules Summary report.
It lists features in chronological order which occur for the first time. (As per "Last Updated" date at top of report)
Reports #1 & #2 - Movies Only
A count of movies only (>44 min, no shorts, no TV series episodes or serials, some TV movies & TV specials).
New: Reports #1 & #2 now also keep track of amount of repeats shown per year (see added column).
Reports #3 & #4 - Movies Only, Rarities
A count of movies shown less. At this time I have that set to 7x or less (rather arbitrary) just to achieve a balance, all time frames are affected proportionately for comparitive purposes. Older rarity counts are limited to their own context at the time they aired, meaning they remain accurate even after certain titles have repeated again at later dates and are no longer counted as "rare".
Report #5 - Past Premieres
A count of past premieres, according to year when they premiered. Feature-length movies only (45 min or longer).
Movies-only listing with premiere data
A movies-only listing, extra premiere column with premiere month and year included. A large file.
Less Seen And Unseen
Rarity Scheduling Lists
Here is a Movies-only listing, sorted by last-played date (on far right of page). Movies that haven't played in a while will be towards the top, current or future scheduled movies towards the bottom. It is large and may take a while to open.
Movies Only, sorted by last-scheduled
Here is another Movies-only listing, sorted by number of times shown, then by last-played date (both on far right of page). Movies that have only played once will be towards the top, multiple times towards the bottom. Within each of those groups, they are listed in order of last played. It is large and may take a while to open.
Movies Only, sorted by times-shown & last-scheduled
Here are some lists of movies that I don't believe were scheduled within the timeframe of TCM schedules I have.
I decided not to list shorts here because they weren't always included on the schedules. Genre must not be "Short", and Duration must be 45 min or longer. [Some earlier shorts of unknown duration may be listed.]
Ordered by year, and then alphabetically within each year, to make it easier to find movies from similar time periods.
unscheduled_Miscellaneous_Production_Companies [large file: over 5MB]
unscheduled_UK_Production_Companies [approx 3MB]
unscheduled_Musical_Genre_Intl [large file: over 5MB]
Moviecollector's Missing Months
All months are accounted for from Dec 2000 - present.
MISSING MONTHS - I'm still looking for these monthly schedules:
[this "missing months" list updated last on Oct 20 2017]
May-Jun 1994 (TCM went on air in April/May, not sure these even existed in print form)
If you have any of these months, maybe you could help me fill them in. I would prefer the original HTML files or original mailers (flatbed-scanned or copied). PM me for further details if you want to help.