PRE-BOON HALF-ARSED sitcom
LOOK, IS THAT ANOTHER WILD WEST pixellated posse barrelling over the horizon of your telly?
SHABBY SPIN-OFF from THE ARMY GAME
APPALLING COSTUME crappery
WOEFULLY half-arsed but mercifully short-lived location game show
"PROVIDING IT'S WITH DIGNITY." That's that sorted.
SMALL SCREEN DEBUT for Dr David B
OH DEAR GOD.
BA-BA BA-BA, ba-ba ba-ba, baa, The Bottom Line!
A MID-MINDER GEORGE COLE (playing, as ever, a shifty shyster) struggles to outwit his caddish titular brother-in-law PETER BOWLES (playing, as ever,...
YIKES! HUSBAND (FRANK FINLAY) falls for daughter (SUSAN PENHALIGON) while wife (SHEILA ALLEN) is busy bedding son-in-law (JAMES AUBREY).
EMLYN HUGHES graduates from A QUESTION OF SPORT in order to host would-be cerebral early afternoon effort
"HAVE YOU HAD YOUR POSSET, KAY?"
19TH CENTURY-BASED "family serial" charting efforts of 12-year-old brat trying to find his shipwrecked father.
TOP LOOPY clam worshipper JOHN "WELCOME BACK, KOTTER" TRAVOLTA led this adolescence-while-allergic-to-everything "true life" TV movie.
ABOVE AVERAGE teencom that ended up buried in the Sunday afternoon "from the regions" slot as warmup to BULLSEYE.
THOMAS PYNCHON'S all-time fave TV show
MOSTLY TEDIOUS panel thing
PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY-BASED schoolkids quiz, hosted by JOHN CRAVEN, whose computer acronym was BERYL.
LATE ERA CUDDLY KEN odd effort wherein our Maurice played anchor for techie/gadget-based quizzing.
RIDDLE-ME-REE: IT'S made in the 1960s, it's an American drama, it goes on for about 200 episodes... Why, it must be the...
TOP RANK DEMENTED Lancashire-set era-spanning lampoon-sitcom
UBER-GLOSSY POSH BOLLOCKS trotted out on Sunday nights in the wake (literally) of HOWARD'S WAY.
HUXLEY GOES disco
THUNDEROUSLY WORTHLESS Scouse shitecom
DRAMATISED SERIES BASED on a Bernard Ashley novel.
IT'S WEDNESDAY. IT'S TEN PAST FIVE. It's time for another boring kids drama on BBC1.
EARLY HANDIWORK of RUSSELL "CREATED DR WHO" T DAVIES
"IT'S 6.30AM, Monday 17 January 1983"
YOU CAN SPOT AN ITV kids drama a mile off.
ALPHABETIZED MISCELLANY with BRIAN CANT
POSH TOFFS of the 1920s fancy themselves
BAFFLING BONKERS SHAMBLES of a kids sitcom
RIGHT, FORGET ALL THE BOLLOCKS post-1990.
BOG STANDARD three-misfit-brothers-com, but one of them was gay! Wow!
ABSOLUTE POLAR opposite of BREAD
WHISKY-FUELLED familial haulage business melodrama which took the Sunday evening post-SONGS OF PRAISE 'cosy drama' slot and played merry hell with it.
Brucie follows Morecambe and Wise to ITV
AMIABLE ENOUGH series that despite its relative longevity and introduction of soap-opera style ongoing storyline never quite managed to break through to...
ERSTWHILE LINE DRAWING and spaceman
WHAT DO you want if you don't want money?
DESPITE LATTERDAY APPROPRIATION BY lazy stand-ups, this is still a sleeping giant as far as fondly-remembered classics go
DON "MAGGIE" HENDERSON pulled on the string gloves, puffed on his inhaler and put down mending old clocks
WRONGED SCHOOLKID decides to clear his name by writing about it, only evil staffroom bastards won't let him use the existing school...
BEHEMOTH EXPORT from Stateside cataloguing antics of one Amos Burke
AS PART OF THE "hip", "trendy" new ITV overnight schedules, on came a programme which featured STAN BOARDMAN, DUNCAN NORVELLE and BERNARD...
DOUBLE POST-PLAYBOARD entry for the eternally amusingly-monikered CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP
The phrase “bittersweet comedy” used to turn up in listings mags and continuity announcements with alarming regularity, usually accompanied by a presidential...