FRIPPERSOME FRANCHISE extension of the films
BEST KNOWN of several silent comedy shorts familiar from local screenings and summer holiday TV.
FLOPPY FIFTIES hero had semi-aware technicolouru adventures with the regulation fat, Hawaiian-shirted sidekick and (latterly) "Baby Plas".
CAMP SONGS and stories for the under-12s
IT'S THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, school's out... so why not draw the curtains so there's no light on the telly and tune in...
EVERYTHING AND the kitchen sink.
ANOTHER INSTALLMENT in that rich seam of Sunday morning cheapo edutainment.
"A HOUSE. With a door! Windows, 1, 2, 3, 4."
IT'S 5.15PM, work's over, Thames have fucked off, "and dealing the first hand of the weekend, right on time, Bruce Forsyth."
THE PLAYBOARD Puppet Theatre did many things (most famously BUTTON MOON), but started off on Sunday morning BBC1 with this effort.
PLAY SCHOOL-REPLACING nod to neo-multicultural values (Humpty no longer deemed to cut the inclusivity mustard) in which the titular bus called at...
MINI-TELEPLAYS FOR kids of varying topics and quality, originally a JACKANORY spinoff.
COMPREHENSIVE PRANKERY starring a mob of tousled twenty- (in some cases thirty-) somethings squeezing behind desks
SHORTLIVED SLAPSTICK for ver kids tipping an unsubtle-sized hat to THE GOODIES
SALIVA-SATURATED SILLINESS from Mrs Roland Rat, aka ANNE WOOD.
DIRT-CHEAP PUPPETRY filmed in the dirt and on the cheap in OLIVER POSTGATE's back garden
"DEAR BBC, I am quite frankly staggered. Yours, quite frankly staggered."
DREARY CORNISH period yarn charting the dreary fortunes of the titular army captain watching over his dreary Cornish estate at the end...
TYRE-SOME IMPORT (do you see?) drawn in that crappy style of the time whereby everyone had massive eyeballs, triangular mouths and "moved"...
DOUBLE-SURNAMED SHAW TAYLOR takes personal responsibility for eliminating crime from these shores by way of five-minute despatches from pretend office.
BRINGING UP the rear in the FERGUS O'KELLY voice-over triumverate (behind MATHS TOPICS and EXPERIMENT!) came this this steady-but-sure dragonfly/tadpole/frogstravaganza on good...
IFFY SITCOM cooked up by stars MARIA "TONY" AITKEN and JILL "COLIN" BENNETT over lunch (fact).
DUNUNUNUNUNUH-DUH NUH! "POP QUIZ!!!"
SNAP! A futile attempt to replicate success of the above, masterminded by BEADLEBUM.
LOWER LEAGUE to the legendary RUNAROUND with the accent more on "the popular music of the day", thanks to GARY "EAR SAY"...
OBSCURE CHARACTER study with BRIAN "WYATT'S WATCHDOGS" WILDE.
ALL-IN academic decadence satire-cum-farce (sat-arce?) from the ever-deviant pen of TOM SHARPE, as adapted for the telly by MALCOLM BRADBURY, who knows...
"COME WITH me to the rolling sea/Where the weather's calm and still..."
WE'RE NOT interested in any latterday lousy remake or stupid real-life roustabout; only the original, and superior, vintage is what matters
WHISPERING TED LOWE and his "just behind the green" black and white accounting shenanigans were chief in this Matchroom-helmed flowering of snooker
FIRST ARTHUR LOWE then ROBIN BAILEY was your eponymous curmudgeonly old curmudgeon with amiable mate insulting shopkeepers, landlords and numerous landed gentry.
PRE-NATIONWIDE CARRY-ON of a kids comedy series set in an old cinema
EX-GOON AND Square-worlder played avuncular host to the Potties
CUTTHROAT CHICANERY and dastardly derring-do in the alluring, nefarious world of budget airline manufacture.
YET MORE sleep-inducing sophistry for a Sunday morning
TRIVIAL TALE OF an alien prince (as in BENJI) sent to Earth with guardian (LOU GOSSETT) to engage in plenty of sub-Superman...
SUMMERTIME STAND-IN for SONGS OF PRAISE, hosted by THORA HIRD from an oversized armchair in her "home" surrounded by numerous religious trinkets,...
The finest children's drama series ever made
MORE HOKUM from Harlech.
MID-PERIOD OUTING for the littlest Ronnie
ROTTEN PANTOMIMESQUE female lag epic
Man drives very fast into an underground car park.
THE SECOND World War, eh? That was a barrel of laughs!
PYRO PUDDLE-SPLASHING, cardboard box-barging, "cover me!"-shouting, gun-held-with-both-hands, barrel-up-nose-having adventures
ODDBEAT ODDMENT of a kids' semi-educational series about building and architecture.
OZ IMPORT for kids screened in (sigh) two-hour segments.
ONLY ONE problem, to be fair.
NOT UFO, mind; instead, a keep-watching-the-skies spookarama that always began with a UFO "visitation" on a hick redneck Southern town.
EAST-END DESOLATION, Thatcher-style.
NOT TO be confused with THE PERSUADERS, THE PURSUERS or, indeed, THE PROTECTORS