FLOATY YELLOW glasses in the sky and bah-baaahhh! (der-der-der-dooo-dooo) theme tune? Time for another appointment with, in the words of the BBC...
A companion piece to the previous week’s Plaintiffs and Defendants. Peter (Dinsdale Landen) and Hilary (Georgina Hale) wake up, facing the prospect...
THANKLESS AND thankfully-forgotten squattercom
ON-THE-ROAD CB-RELATED crimefighters employing a truck and a helicopter to get their "man".
INTO THIS durable east-is-east effort came, from over the water, ELAINE STRITCH
VERY EIGHTIES kidsters Saturday morning miscellany
MORE ADOLESCENT quest malarkey
FIRST PROPER live-actioner from Supermationationer GERRY ANDERSON
POSSIBLY THE only instance of a Japanese-originated format crossing over to the west.
NOT A James Joyce in sight for this dubbed Mediterranean wonder.
KIDS' DRAMABORE series set in either Australia or New Zealand
By Janey Preger. Race and class tensions between Frances Tomelty and Jacqueline Tong. With George Costigan and Bill Nighy.
ILL-ADVISED FORAY into sitcommery by STRATFORD "BARLOW" JOHNS
By Tony Perrin. Story of the 1961 ballot rigging by the Electrician’s union to get a communist candidate elected General President. Perrin...
By Jim Allen. More social(ist) comment from Allen, this time centering on a breakaway local council in the North-East headed by a...
BEND AN EAR TO perhaps the most deceptive theme tune ever.
BEN BENISON, the mime artist who was succeeded in VISION ON by SYLVESTER McCOY, clears his throat by way of 13 quarter-hour...
"I NEVER seem to get it!"
SATIRE, EH, never as good as it blah blah blah.
Bumsqueaking sitcom starring JIM DAVIDSON as Jim London, a prejudiced Cockney waster of limited intelligence. Wonder how many others they approached?
Possibly the most celebrated of the strand’s early successes, Nell Dunn’s slice of the highs and lows of working class Battersea life,...
ALL IS not going well at Wolverhampton electrical appliance factory Cockers Components Limited (spot the 1970s standard sitcom moniker-age).
INTERACTIVITY 80S-STYLE courtesy of JENNY POWELL, TONY DORTIE and ANTHEA TURNER
FREELOADING HACK JOHN ALDERTON makes his way around London society with the inevitable oooh, crikey-type situations
NEIL PEARSON is a hard-done-by down-on-his-luck recently-made-doleite guy musician guy stuck for something to do
THE IMPERIAL Leather of costume soap combining the best and worst of rich people and their servants with lots of dressing up
Annual resurrection round robin from His Holiness, piped live into living rooms at 11am sharp on Easter Day.
BLOCKBUSTING SCI-FI excursion rooted in "humaniods coming in peace - oh, no! They're lizardy Nazis with false eyes and protruding tongues and...
Genial, Irish besweatered rocking chair maestro fronted this never-changing pleaser from "the BBC Television Theatre" for pretty much a quarter of a...
SHORT-LIVED BLUE PETER spin-off
An absolute bag of wank.
BOTTOM HOLE arse-for-the-money drabcom.
THRILLING STUFF from the Hanna-Barbera stable, in the GODZILLA vein.
Too much Hammer!
DUTCH POLICE inspector played by BARRY FOSTER in a coat, but no-one cared about that.
By Robert Holles. Career army man Bill Patterson faces discharge in this examination of the harsh treatment of British NCOs. With Timothy...
GIRLS, Guns ‘n Gambling-festooned great grandaddy of all those ‘maverick Private Eye with a snazzy car and Vietnam flashbacks’ imports, starring Robert...
EX-KENNY EVERETT Video Show dance troupe
UNIVERSITY OF Lowlands higher edutainment with PETER "COME ALONG, TEGAN" DAVIDSON
IN A brave attempt to push kids-costume-drama conventions to a dangerous extreme, this languid effort (based on book by Ray Brown) opted...
ATTENTUATED ATTEMPT to create a UK version of BIG JOHN LITTLE JOHN.
YOUNG BOY (yes, Vicky can be a boy's name too, like Lesley, or Stacy) warrior gains respect with his Norse chief dad...
By Tom Clarke. Black South African exile John Kani has trouble adapting to London life, in a play which swings from comedy...
TECHNOLOGY SHOW for kids who found MICRO LIVE and 4 COMPUTER BUFFS too stuffy
DREADFUL AMERICAN SHOW about what was "hot" and what was "not" on the international fashion runways.
Thora Goes Tunisian.
ANOTHER AFTERNOON vehicle for the redoubtable FRED "GAMBIT" DINENAGE.
Dialogue-shunning artistic hotchpotch that took the most unpromising of briefs and created a nostalgia monolith.
LAST (OR rather, first) piece in the Allen TV jigsaw