JUST HOW DID all those tribes of native American Indians live so peacefully alongside the bluff lovable old coves of the 19th...
"FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Coaching, Tactics and Skills" is what it stood for.
THE PREMISE: in 2074, we're all going to be idle proles.
REDOUBTABLE CROTCHET'N'QUAVER quizzery.
A GRUMPY JOHN FREEMAN (never seen) pelts doomed celebrities (in selfless close-up) with prurient questions about whether they cried as a child...
PROFESSIONAL RED and sirer of luvvies LYNN REDGRAVE took centrestage in this Guardian-derived sitcom
GEOFFREY PALMER more or less exported Jimmy off of FALL AND RISE OF REGINALD PERRIN into Harry Truscott
VARIATION ON textbook "anthology" format
PREPOSTEROUS VINEYARD vagaries courtesy of shameless DALLAS rip off relocated to Napa, er, Tuscany Valley.
HE WAS, as he kept telling us, the unknown stuntman
FOLLOWING ALAN PARKER'S shouty 1980 big screen sweatband-and-leggings bonanza, here came more high-kicking high-falutin' histrionics from life at New York's School For...
BASICALLY THE latest new NEW FACES since the last one, with ex-GIDEON TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR and ex-celebrity STAN "JEEEEMANS!" BOARDMAN introducing shit stand-ups...
YEAH YEAH, "turkey" and all that, but there was much more to it than that.
DOCU-SOAP BEFORE they'd been invented, and indeed, the best one ever made.
MUCH-TRUMPETED “prestige” adaptation of the venerable Blytonian underage derring-do saga
GURNEY SLADE-ESQUE gumption from pen of Sid Green, with DAVE KING and JOE MARCELL as the eponymous vagrants living mostly inside their...
"HE'S NOT your average teenage kid - unless you call a kid who turns into a wacky werewolf average!"
BIZARRO BERMUDA Triangle adventures with a shipwrecked crew in the aforementioned polygon
THIS, ON the other hand, was an animated knock-off of the Racquel Welch-baiting original film
Fantasies included "having lunch with Charlie's Angels". Show included first comedy Sikh.
NOT TO BE confused with the indoors-outdoors KITCHEN GARDEN.
AVERAGE AMBASSADORCOM with ANGELA "MR TYLER!" THORNE as the eponymous Foreign Office consul
"WATCH ME on the video," went the wholly unrelated theme: not the best warning of what was to come
TOM VERNON was the rotund, bearded gastronaut
MIDDLE CLASS MITHERING from put-upon pater PATRICK CARGILL
LITTLE-KNOWN TRY-OUT for ANDREW "MEET THE MAGOONS" SACHS.
"WHERE DO BIRDS GO TO DIE?" "Was ration Britain a better Britain?"
FORTIES CRIME capers, kind of spun off from the The Sting, with Harold Gould (white-haired chap from the film) as a reformed...
DREARY STUDIO-BOUND ancient Mexico-based romp through curses, secret passages and much shaking of sticks at angry Gods.
NEAR-PROTOTYPE FOR the soon-to-follow HOWARD'S WAY
ALL YOUR PLEASE, SIR! favourites brought back for your viewing pleasure via inconsequential, delinquent ex-pupil spin-off.
FIVE MINUTE cartoon fillers featuring recidivist wooden fish swimming in a river with swishy cellophane plants.
WILLIAM G STEWART moved seamlessly from ITV sitcom producer and PRICE IS RIGHT pink tracksuit-wearing warm-up ubergrupenfuehrer to high spec quizmaster on...
WORKMANLIKE DOCO following exploits of several RAF recruits, plucked from daily life just like you and me.
ROTTEN CELLULOID anal marathon
PRE-EMPTING ROLF and his giant marker pens, here was SIR DEREK GRIFFITHS as manager, commissionaire, Reg the projectionist, Doreen the usherette and,...
ENERVATING ELTONIANA starring three quarters of the Young Ones as a trio of South London losers
AHOY THERE! STILGOE on the starboard bow!
BEST DESCRIBED as MAY TO DECEMBER minus that programme's calendar-themed-age-difference twist.
CHEAPO HIPPY puppetahon courtesy of one-man creative maelstrom (see MAELSTROM) RICK JONES, aka Yoffy.
RICKETY ANDERSON Supermarionation saga
CENTREPIECE OF week long, decade-defining, all-star, all-channel Aidsathon
TOOK TURNS with FAX to plug gap between end of children's programmes and the news until Erinsborough beckoned.
PLAYGROUP POINTS OF VIEW
300 SECONDS OF shazam shambolics
"AS I SAT at my small kitchen table this morning, a thought formed in my mind: what price the peace of one...
ONCE MORE UNTO Edwardian England for another bout of tears'n'trauma drawing room dramatics.
WELCOME TO the Florida swamps where ambitious politician Fielding Carlyle (MARK HARMON) jousts with his scheming political wife Constance (MORGAN FAIRCHILD in...
FORGET YOUR WILLY FOGG and DOGTANIAN: this was most definitely the right kind of poorly-dubbed European export.