A CHUBBY DEPRESSED MEL SMITH works for the complaints department of British Rail
AUNTIE FINALLY works out how to broadcast more than just black and white stuff and sticks a load of "now" bands in...
POSH KID looks into a mirror and finds she can step back into time to exchange pleasantries with Posh Victorian Kid.
KEEPING THE OLD SCHOOL of British comedy in pocket for the best part of decade was this does-what-it-says stand-upathon
"THAT'S RIGHT! I'm coming!"
LAUNCHED ON Christmas Day 1985 by NOEL EDMONDS
NOTABLE BRITISH funnypeople revisit the places and faces of their formative years
YOU ARE HERE.
BLINK AND YOU'LL miss it Friday night sitcommery with ROGER "MATHSCORE" SLOMAN and SHARON DUCE getting in a lather over the linoleum.
GACKY, TWATTY comedy which unleashed both CHRIS BARRIE and HALE AND PACE onto our screens.
ERIC IDLE-SCRIPTED kids' half hour-com about a gang of bungling crooks led by the titular honcho (AUBREY WOODS).
TWICE-WEEKLY SOAPERAMA showcasing staff intrigues at a women's magazine.
WEEKDAY AFTERNOON tosh
KRAFTWERK'S COMPUTER LOVE accompanying a blinky cartoon owl heralded the start of this "pioneering" pseudo-educational series
MILD-MANNERED FATHER (GEORGE COLE) dwells in a future Britain overrun by Communism and jokes about beetroot, thick Poles and Skodas.
BIZARRE ROBOT-MAN NICK "who hell he?" JACKSON was the original frontman for this remember-where-you-saw-the-prizes-and-match-up-a-pair-and-reveal-bits-of-Pippin-comic-style rebus win-a-pressure-cooker-themed Friday night quiz.
SUE ROBBIE escaped from unnecessary kiddies POINTS OF VIEW slot FIRST POST ("Manchester M60 9eeh-ayy") to front this grim summer BLOCKBUSTERS fill-in...
WHEN TV frontmen are metaphorically bottled off the screen, it's usually either for being patronising or being too clever by half. Only...
STEPHANIE BEECHAM and PAM FERRIS go head-to-head in the frenetic, cut-throat Nottingham clothing business.
ILL-DESERVED CURTAIN CALL for Pat Phoenix
LOAFER, SPY and latterday Walford gangster (one of about 400, it seems) HYWEL BENNETT here did what everyone else was doing in...
"RUBBER-FACED RIBALDRY" from protege of Jasper Carrott.
Ostensibly a fast-paced succession of celebrity-lampooning sketches and songs performed by a young team of impressionists, the sheer consistent lack of quality...
FROM AN IDEA BY Tony Warren.
BLUE PETER showed it once, PICTURE BOX several dozen times.
"AND AS THE COUNTDOWN to a brand new channel ends, so a new Countdown begins..."
WEIRDY LITTLE black and white forgetter similar to the big money INVADERS
PASTORAL PIDDLING of the kind beloved of the Beeb's kids department throughout the 80s.
OFFSHOOT OF SEARCH (John Craven, earnest teenagers discussing sex and bullying, an annual Young Film-maker's competition).
FROM THE PEN of Philip Mackie.
"UNOFFICIAL...UNSTOPPABLE...UNDERCOVER...GOING WHEREVER Americans are in trouble!"
OLD SCHOOL britcom with ROY KINNEAR, COLIN WELLAND, KEN JONES and that bloke who always played a t'ick Oirishman (DERMOT KELLY) as...
RESOUNDINGLY HUMDRUM cartoon about two robots stuck on an asteroid and pissing each other off.
SALUTARY LESSON IN how to piss away the goodwill of an entire nation of kids.
MISTY MOROCCAN adventures of shady bar owner Crane
ULTIMATE evolutionary manifestation of the Yankside eighties trend for blaring-brass-theme-tuned big-budget action showpieces with a bit of ‘quirky’ detective hoo-hah thrown in for...
STOPMOTIONARY INSECT effort from Cosgrove-Hall with Ariadne the spider, a snail called Mr. Harrison and other pests.
SHAMEFUL HOLMES-IAN tenth-rate pastiche, set in smog-filled "lawless" Victorian era, with titular sleuth putting his house and the metropolis in order.
"ROMANCE WAS IN THE AIR at King's Oak."
IMPOSSIBLE TO DISLIKE monochrome-gridded semantic chicanery helmed by first by BARRY CRYER (in mid-black, mid-white hair phase) then the great TOM O'CONNOR.
ONE OF YOUR MORE credible off-school-with-the-Lucozade viewing options.
HALF HOUR spoof of the werewolf genre.
HUGE CLOPPING CUT-OUT nonsense between giant girl and loping dog in a cottage in the middle of nowhere, where two butterflies looked...
GRUMPY UNDERPRIVILEGED working-class punky girl (red hair = troublemaker) finds out she's half-sister to one of the BBC's familiar stock of Posh...
DAVID ROPER is betrohed to DIANE KEEN but shares a house with LEWIS COLLINS.
SILVER-HAIRED Supersonic supremo MIKE MANSFIELD came out of retirement to host this live music showcase
BERNARD CRIBBINS dons the time-honoured red neckerchief to play titular "kindly" tinker dwelling in a caravan spun off from THE SHILLINGBURY TALES.
ACE DAVID "PERRIN" NOBBS-scripted "Play For Pleasure", with ROBIN "POTTER" BAILEY as a philosopher who takes up with a darts groupie (LESLIE...