ESTHER RANTZEN dreamed up this JIMMY WILL FIX IT for grown-ups
Harrowing story of the brutal treatment inflicted on a four-year-old boy, in a typically unflinching play from GF Newman, the creator of...
KEITH "HAPPY APPLE" WATERHOUSE adapted his own novel for this sitcom
First PFT outing for Kes author Barry Hines, a weird, minimalist story of young Billy, a self-sufficient coal-shoveller, who falls in with...
LEE MAJORS may have been your original Six Million shyster
TOP HACKER thriller with the trusty RICHARD GRIFITHS
LACKLUSTRE CARTOON oft seen on GLEN MICHAEL'S CAVALCADE
TONY "WILDTRACK" SOPER was your host for "BIRD"
VERY SHODDILY-DEVELOPED cartoon with gang of miniature dogs outwitting "villainous" King Max and comedy jester Shecky.
WELL-REMEMBERED RETINUE of dramatised revelries
FIRST DYNASTY, THEN SWITCH OVER TO BBC2 FOR FRY AND LAURIE.
"PIONEERING" I.E. ROPEY SATURDAY morning techie tombola bringing primitive home computer technology to bleary-eyed weekenders.
CANADIAN COMEDY skitathon helmed by John Byner
AHEM. VERY late (but not late enough) seventies-style amalgam of Every Which Way But Loose and Smokey and The Bandit
TIME-MEDDLING POLICE-THEMED one-off BBC play by Arthur Ellis (not the It's a Knockout scoremaster, sadly) with a premise you may have seen...
ANNA SEWELL'S Victorio-horse catalogue had fuck all to do with these "adventures" featuring WILLIAM LUCAS.
In the late-’70s Liverpool of fast-rising unemployment, a gang of tar layers strike out in an old transit for a job laying...
SIMILING SITCOM beloved of Radio Times, and Only Good Thing in the career of Richard Curtis.
PERVY OLD MAN WHO looks like Dennis Potter but isn't, but actually is, pervs over GINA BELLMAN's breasts
"WHERE'S BLAKE?" quoth Terence of Wogan every morning on Radio 2 for years, and who could blame him?
"ON THE PANEL, six of the finest showbusiness minds in the country. Sadly that was last week, so here are half a...
DEMOBBED BEFROCKED ARTHUR LOWE patrols 1950s London parish of St. Jude's as wise-cracking Father Charles Duddleswell
WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE if you had Sid James as your dad, i.e. ace.
PODGY, AMIABLE West country dad with a penchant for making stuff from wood on Sunday afternoons decides to share hobby with nation.
WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR with this one.
GERMAN TERRORIST Irene Kohl (JULIET HAMMOND-HILL) grabs UN official's son for own exaggeratedly Teutonic evil purposes.
RICHARD BECKINSALE'S last comedic role: an out of work actor running a florist's. Not a classic swansong.
Two male students have to sort themselves out when a girl moves in with them.
"AND I think I can just hear the sound of the Chalk Farm Salvation Army brass band coming up the hill..."
A wartime countryside idyll (closely modelled, of course, on Dennis Potter’s Forest of Dean domain) is populated by seven-year-old children playing in...
LAUNCHED SIMULTANEOUSLY with AIRWOLF, this had the back up of a "major motion picture" as origin
SUNDAY NIGHT past-your-bedtime Nazi/nightclub confection
AUSSIE COP runaround
DULL CARTOON about accident-prone clan
TOP PRODUCT placement childventures.
Our man welcomes to BBC2 those viewers bored of Panorama and World In Action on the other side.
Here's the man's finest hour
BALD-HEADED TYKE runs amok in triangle dress by terrorising neighbourhood with blank expression and whistling.
JONATHAN MILLER poked about inside various dead people while pontificating about doctors, guts and life.
DR. GRAEME GARDEN climbs out of a giant nose
PONDEROSA-BASED WESTERN ranchgoings
By Terry Wale and Dawn Pavitt. Portrait of a superficially perfect marriage between young couple Barry Lowe and Hannah Gordon.
YET ANOTHER BLOODY outback drama.
Wednesday Play series producer James MacTaggart was succeeded by Peter Luke at this point in the series, leading the overall tone of...
SUPERGRAN-ESQUE YARNS of mild-mannered Scottish postwoman
SQUIRE ROBERT "WOULD THAT IT WERE" ROBINSON welcomes pre-PLAYSCHOOL idlers to a literary quiz.
READING-IS-FUN ENDEAVOUR which wasn't set in a tower and didn't show many books.
GLASWEGIAN DRAMADY involving a hapless bookie