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2015 December 30, 2015 | 1 Comment »

“The world is a different place” Despite declining ratings and the rise and rise of other entertainment options, festive telly continues to have something of a mythical status. There’s an expectation the schedules on 25th...

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Buzzfax February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »

CLIVE DOIG-facilitated uber-obscure one-week-only revisitation of the old Zokko!/Outer Space-model of ‘Backroom Boys’-linked Saturday Morning programming strand, featuring Ceefax ‘presenting’ the likes of DINKY DOG, THE...

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Young Sherlock: The Mystery Of The Manor House

Young Sherlock: The Mystery Of The Manor House February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment »

SPIELBERG to-punch-beating putative Conan Doyle prequel franchise in time-honoured Sunday Classics-aping ITV ‘family drama’ slot, with lanky youngster GUY HENRY doing the deerstalker-donning to harsh violin noodling and lots of shots of...

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TV Cream's TV A-Z
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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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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
Anyone remember the 2000s? Peep into our NOUGHTIES TIME CAPSULE, to discover what from that decade we'd save for posterity.