25 YEARS before Russell T Davies, a DR WHO spin-off! And what a super one at that.
WHAT RICHES lie ahead of us.
STALWART OF that post-Corrie "bathos but pathos" comedy slot.
TOOTHY BALDING-PERMED ventriloquist wields pathologically feeble green duck in a nappy on one hand and nasally-blocked orange "cheeky" monkey on the other.
AMERICAN EXPORTED choice of viewing to the Nine O'clock News.
SUNDAY TEATIME timewastery with the titular buck-toothed tax dodger presiding over the puppet inhabitants of Knotty Ash.
SHOUTY SCOUSE sound effects nerd herein masquerading as A1 kids comedy champion.
MORE GRUEL FROM REG GRUNDY, here fronted by the ever-smiling ALISTAIR DIVALL.
UNCLE PETER PURVES and his brainbox mate JACK STITES narrate junior motorcross time trial competitons on the muddiest courses in the land.
AUNTIE'S FIRST tryst with alternative comedy.
JAMES HAZELDINE gets placed in charge of various delinquents.
REDOUBTABLE KIDS sitcom from the keep-smiling-through school of jokery.
CANADIAN SOAPERY that became a regular Children's BBC post-school distraction.
ORIGIN UNCERTAIN for this bunch of tales involving crime-cracking youths
SO-SO ADAPTATION of the not-actually-that-good kitchen sink novel
MINDER RIP-OFF with characters called King and Castle behaving like the king and the castle on a chessboard.
WEIRD SPEEDWAY freakery for kids done in a SWEENEY style but with PETER DUNCAN as the lead.
UTTERLY BAFFLING childathon charting the fortunes of boring posh teenager.
CUT-OUT ANIMATION beloved of lunchtime schedulers
NIGEL "QUATERMASS" KNEALE'S one attempt at comedy, perhaps wisely.
DENIS LAWSON was your self-same self-obsessed local DJ with a big mouth and even bigger ego
"MUM! THERE'S a gyppo on the telly!"
RARE CHARACTER study for EDWARD "THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR" MULHARE.
WELCOME READER, bold but fair/in search of truths about KNIGHTMARE
HAVEN'T HAD one of these for a while: another totalitarian sci-fi futuristic runaround.
FAR-TOO-EARLY SUNDAY morning Godbothery for children
JACK ROSENTHAL's quietly masterful tale of a motley bunch of nascent London cabbies is brought to authentically overcast life by Euston Films
NONSENSE MONSTER mithering.
SID AND Marty Krofft, the costumiers/puppeteers who designed the BANANA SPLITS and brought the world of HR PUFNSTUF to life, also exported...
SUPERLATIVE GREY CELLS weeknight workout, hosted by the unflappable Uncle GORDON BURNS in a quest to find "the UK's superperson".
STOP THAT sniggering.
DAVID CARRADINE, short of tongue and long of mumbling, loafs around 19th Century America partaking of much wandering and standing still while...
MUCH PANTHER-ESQUE plot reheating came courtesy of this dreary selection of characters.