As you’ll hopefully have spotted on the site’s homepage, the TV Cream A-Z has had a complete overhaul.
Basically, every single entry has been updated in some way, be it amended, corrected or totally rewritten. There is, as such, fresh new content – yikes! – to be found in every single one of TV Cream’s 1,820 listed programmes.
But wait, as Peter Purves said on those mid-90s collect-a-CD adverts. There are also 100 brand new entries as well, filling in gaps in the A-Z that had long tested the patience of the site’s, ooh, dozens of readers.
You can now find write-ups for the likes of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, BRUSH STROKES, CHALLENGE ANNEKA, EVERY SECOND COUNTS, LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE, THE WONDER YEARS, WHICKER’S WORLD, YOU RANG M’LORD and, after all these years, ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES.
Discover the difference between RUSSELL HARTY and RUSSELL HARTY PLUS; between ABRICADIGANCE, A DROP OF DIGANCE and DIGANCE AT WORK; and THE ZOO GANG and ZOO TIME. Relive Paddy Haycocks’s finest hour in AS IT HAPPENS and Joe Pasquale and Bradley Walsh’s worst in, er, HE’S PASQUALE, I’M WALSH. Reminisce about the days when you could have both your RIGHT TO REPLY and SEE FOR YOURSELF.
Wonder why it’s taken us so long to do an entry for BLACKADDER. Wonder why we bothered to do an entry for BLACKEYES. Rattle some virtual collecting tins for both CHILDREN IN NEED and COMIC RELIEF. Explore the history of cummerbunds with EDWARD THE SEVENTH, ELIZABETH R, LILLIE and THE CHARMER. Explore the history of, well, history with THE ASCENT OF MAN and CIVILISATION.
There’s more shameless Monkhouse worship in CELEBRITY SQUARES and FAMILY FORTUNES. There’s the children’s programme with the scariest opening titles ever, ONCE UPON A TIME…MAN. And, SURPRISE SURPRISE, there’s not one but two enormous boons: A BIT OF FRY AND LAURIE and A BIT OF A DO.
So allow yourself a modest shout of PRAISE BE and a soupcon of FOOD AND DRINK, and delve into the new model TV Cream A-Z. Don’t forget to PRESS GANG your mates and fellow TELLY ADDICTS to do the same.
Oh, and if anyone’s got any decent images lying around that could replace some of the site’s near-decade-old fuzzy low-resolution jpegs and screengrabs, we’d be more than happy to receive them.