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BBC4Top of the Pops
Thursday, 19.30, 00.30, BBC4

Been a fantastic run of shows recently and we’re particularly thrilled to see this episode, one of those we’ve been waiting to see since the repeats began. As you’ll have seen from his dynamic entrance last time out, it’s the first episode presented by Andy Peebles, but it’s also the last he does for three years, and because it was never shown on UK Gold, and very little of it appears to have been shown on TOTP2, we’re absolutely fascinated to see how he does. Presumably, he didn’t much enjoy it. As fate would have it, his appearance also coincided with the height of the ITV strike which means this is the highest rated episode of all time, pulling in a whopping 19.7 million viewers. Better yet, that enormous captive audience were met with a brilliantly eclectic line-up, one of the most diverse ever, heralded by the Dooleys’ silliest record – and therefore by far their best.

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THE WEDNESDAY PLAY, the scheduling slot-named precursor to PLAY FOR TODAY and where 'Up The Junction' et al debuted
PLAY FOR TODAY, BBC1's strand of single-dramas which, even now, remains a byword for ‘serious television’. Plus every single PFT indexed.
Nationwide Saturday mornings Programmes for Schools and Colleges
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PROGRAMMES FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, in which Wordy, Powka, David Hargreaves and co teach us what to with an apostrophe.
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"Saturday is TISWAS, never a day to miss, cos..." - well, we get into why in this look at the ace weekend morning show.
Well... this worked much better in rehearsal, but here's our history of TOMORROW'S WORLD, from Baxter to Stableford.
CHRISTMAS LOGS! Hooray! Deck the halls with our look at every telly Yuletide from 1970 up to the present day.
TV Cream's Noughties Time Capsule
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TV Cream's Films A-Z
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The Children's Film Foundation Cream Classics Directors' Directory
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CREAM CLASSICS is our compilation pack of essential TV Creamy films. Includes Alf's Button Afloat, obviously
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Hall of Fame Independent Producers  
Welcome to our cinematic HALL OF FAME! Here you will meet the likes of Susannah York! Terry-Thomas! And Marianne Stone!"
More A to Z-sequenced fun as we detail the varying fortunes of our favourite... INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS
 

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Who was "parachuted in as cornerstone of Bannisterisation process?" Discover that and more in our rundown of THE RADIO 1 JOCKS
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The Others    
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