RUBBISH PSEUDO-EDUCATIONAL time travellry with some fuckers called Phineas Bogg (ha!) and Jeffrey Jones
WELL-MEANING (OR not, depending on your allegiances) spin-off from top film Network, about a fictional TV station and all the bribery, baseness,...
INSUFFERABLE SCOUSE-BASED "adult" sitcom
NO FURTHER explanation needed, surely?
WHAT THE SIMPSONS once did for the Clinton decade, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home did for Nixon-era America.
ON SUNDAY Mornings, after TV-AM's eggcups faded into the ether, viewers in the London area were treated to this five minute oddity.
By Jeremy Paul. John Alderton is a writer who befriends a dissident from the USSR. With John Bird and Paul Freeman
Lyrical study by James Hanley of the lives of elderly Nora Nicholson, vicar Marius Goring and other rural community members, including Kenneth...
ONE OF the lamest ideas for a kids' show before Dick and Dom revived ASK THE FAMILY.
EARLY, UNDISTINGUISHED effort from Bill and Joe.
ONE OF those (now old chestnut) tales of a mentally handicapped kid experiencing the harsh realities of the world when his mum...
The first Wednesday Play to be banned (famously decried by the then Home Secretary as a danger to the mentally unstable), Peter...
MICHAEL ASPEL announces the end of the world while a boy's face catches fire and a bloke's cabbages get squashed.
BRINY QUASI-SOAP set aboard pretend HMS Hero
MAMMOTH NIXON rehashing, with JASON ROBARDS as the crooked nutter Richard Monckton (names changed for legal purposes)
GENERAL STUDIES for kids.
PRE-DATING MONKEY, here came 108 plucky knights brought back from the dead to battle nastiness in the Orient
"IT'S BEAUTIFUL!" quoth Jane of Malcolm's crappy card trick at the start of this minimal MARGARET DRABBLE adaptation.
JACK THOMPSON loafs around a depression-era shipping union as WARREN "GARNETT" MITCHELL invents satire in a tin-roofed music hall.
ANOTHER OF those PLANK-esque short Britcom films
By Barrie Keeffe. The author of Gotcha! and self-styled writer of plays aimed at “people who wouldn’t be seen dead in a...
FRENCH-DERIVED CARTOON about a bunch of greedy, untidy, irritable geese the Zwas
A fine comedy of class and ambition from the Mary Whitehouse-baiting David ‘Swizzlewick‘ Turner, set in the suburban ‘scampi belt’ of an...
By David Hopkins. Elderly country dweller Arthur English sends his ill wife to be looked after by his daughter in London. To...
PE COMPETITION overseen by stern-but-fair RON PICKERING and the noisiest thing ever on children's television.
RANK SITCOMMAGE from across the pond.
GLORIA HUNNIFORD brings you this undemanding TV-based Friday at 8:30pm celebrity quiz show
FRIDAY NIGHT snail's pace-drama about US Air Force men stationed in rural England shires.
"IF YOU like to sing songs and you like to hear rhymes…"
UNSYMPATHETICALLY SLOW sitcom from the light channel
SORRY, THAT title's fooling no-one.
Written by Eric Coltart. A young woman’s audacious choice of headgear leads to social unpleasantness on a night out in Liverpool.
EARLY FAILURE of a location soap, a sort of "real life" CAMBERWICK GREEN, and one of the first to use portable video...
BRIAN ROGERS-SATURATED variety show
By Arthur Hopcraft. Two women have romantic encounters on their afternoon off in an out-of-hours drinking club.
The stand-alone TV play, though long superceded by the series and serial (and often, subsequently and wrongly, seen as old-fashioned for that...
FIRST TV show to think that thunderously self-important po-faced analysis of politics would go down a treat at Sunday lunchtime.
IN BLOODY DEED.
CAMERA-SHY JOURNO sits in empty studio and talks about how, while fellow journos are pissed-up burnt-out rabble-rousing ne'er-do-wells, the profession of journalism...
A LATE and low-key entry in the considerable Postgate canon
THE TYPE of prissy early TV parlour game in which the host was referred to as "Chairman".
Now probably self-deleted from El Tel's memory banks
GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOUR rematch for heroes of scratchy 60s forerunner
NOEL’S Blue Jam-style post-Whirly Wheelgate ‘soft launch’ reinvention with a low-key top-of-the-week start-of-the-evening game show based on… well, nobody was quite sure...
NEEDN'T-HAVE-BOTHERED YOOFY show from the earliest days of Channel Four.
VOLKSWAGEN "WITH a mind of its own" (hmmm, sounds familiar...) and a gang of motorbikes have various minimalist highway adventures.
RUMBUSTIOUS ROARATHON from pretend working man's establishment somewhere in the north of England
JAMES BOLAM laid the memory of THE LIKELY LADS to rest with this grisly 1920s depression-quest.
Social services on the case.