HERE WAS a prime cut of your actual Public Service Broadcasting with a capital "p", illuminated in red with a filigreed gold...
Social and sexual intrigue from Malcolm Bradbury/Christopher Bigsby set at a dinner party for the manipulative vice-chancellor of a cash-strapped new university...
TOP RANK DEMENTED Lancashire-set era-spanning lampoon-sitcom
BLUDGEONING BASTARD gangland bastard business
DAILY MAIL-BOTHERING armchair general-alarming Beeb-bashing yarn
MOST EXPENSIVE TV film ever, apparently.
NOT THE same Eddie as him above; rather his dad, and Queen Victoria's replacement.