MINIMALIST "LEARN to swim" lessons with RON PICKERING
HAPLESS VARIATION on the "gang of kids with their own theatre/variety show" staple
STALWART SITCOM written by Eric and starring Eric as 'Eric'
INEVITABLE YET ill-advised spin-off from BEWITCHED.
"LIFE'S NOT always a fairy-tale, Michael". JIM TAGGART, take a bow
BIZARRE SPIN-OFF from, of all things, RAINBOW.
THERE JUST had to be a sitcom with this title at some point in TV history.
...PLEASE! OH come on, cheer up.
THIS IS more like it; a TAKE-monikered effort with a bit of class, namely MICHAEL MILES proffering the titular conundrum between "money"...
By Joyce Neary. Soldier George Sweeney returns to his parents’ in Ulster after six years’ service, and finds they don’t want him...
COMEDY PLAY for kids written by FAY WELDON
WOP! SURREAL, frenetic, semi-improvised short stories for kids told with almost psychopathic conviction by one-time comedian and latterday hectoring soil-botherer TONY ROBINSON.
TRASHY HYBRID of Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Maltese Falcon
JOHNNY MORRIS was on hand with his repertoire of two animal voices for this highly suspect real animal story.
THE ONLY thing unexpected about them being, of course, the identity of the uber-celebrity playing the part of the doomed protagonist this...
PICK OF THE DAYTIME QUIZZING BUNCH, this one.
SAEED JAFFREY holds court amidst two Indian restaurants at war in Hackney-ish area.
1965: the strand sheds its adaptation-heavy beginnings and really gets into its stride. James O’Connor’s story of a gangster’s meteoric rise through...
ULTRA-VIOLENT SWEENEY-LITE copperama binned by the Beeb when it proved too much for the public to stomach.
THE EDGAR MICE-BURROWS (according to the Ed "Stewpot" Stewart annual) story subject to the usual Filmation cut 'n' paste treatment.
HYPNOTIC BRIDGE traversal to Bob James flute/vibraphone theme started this proto-Cheers ensemblecom.
SKITS, SKETCHES and scumpoonery for kids
UBER-RUDIMENTARY INFORMATHON dressed up as the adventures of a medallion-toting bear.
RISIBLY BAD regional cartoon woefulness starring a "crafty cat" and a "slow but loveable" dog.
CURIOUS SPRIGHTLY cartoon about three floaty robots
ALAN COREN in a mauve blazer dribbles at the mouth over triple word scores.
PETER BARKWORTH, in no way typecast as pinstriped corporate banker from the city, packs up (see? Change, like money) and moves to...
ENGLISH LANGUAGE not evident.
AH, MONDAY NIGHTS IN THE '80S, and NOEL EDMONDS bringing us the very definition of redoubtable family fare with his relaxed and...
PROVINCIAL TELEVISION companies!
DIRTY-FACED FEISTY POWS of the fairer sex see out the Second World War in an internment camp in Malaya.
MORE OR less the only Gerryatrics of note from the 80s and the only outing for, ahem, Supermacromation aka glorified glove puppetry.
HARD-UP AUNTIE resorts to slapping on another shitty import to eat up expensive airtime on hot August mornings, when no-one will be...
STURDY EIGHT o'clock suburbacom
NF Simpson, unsurprisingly, 'does' absurd.
By David Hopkins. Zena Walker stars as Dr Barbara Moore in a dramatised account of her famed Land’s End to John O’Groats...
"IF THEY took sex out of this programme, there'd be nothing left!"
AS NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS had it: "Bleeding bloody ESTHER bleeding bloody effing bloody RANTZEN bloody woman."
AND BY a quirk of fuck-you fate, here's more Mollie.
DEREK "NEW Faces" Hobson hosted this dogathon of a programme, boasting Yorkshire terriers heeling, going over little see-saws and so on.
MUCH LIKE the vogue for programmes beginning with a fulsome TAKE (see above), so programmes opening business with a terse THAT'S are...
The warhorse of football highlights turns fifty years old on 22nd August. It’s had its ups and downs along the way but...
FRANKIE HOWERD vehicle that lay on a shelf for almost 20 years
ANDREW SACHS contracts a previously unknown fatal illness and dies slowly, while JUDY "GOOD COMPANIONS" CORNWELL looks on. Sitcom.
ABSOLUTELY DIRE musical comedy vehicle for evergreen band KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS
WEIRD SITCOMSKETCH thing about an alien invasion of the made-up town of Middleford
SHABBY SITCOM made during the Three Day Week, and it showed.
Raucous goings-on and underhand gamesmanship aplenty in Brian Glover’s tale of a victory-hungry English team at the Europen Black Pudding Festival in...