GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER of every Sunday teatime period drama adaptation ever.
"FLICK THROUGH the pages of a book," urged RAINBOW splinter-group Rod and Freddy in the theme.
ANDESCENTRIC NATURETHON known for much footage of eponymous bird and those two-foot purple centipedes, besides introducing dreaded 80s parping panpipe fad.
MORE PERIOD PALAVER.
MONOLITHIC CORNERSTONE of Hanna/Barbera cartoon empire documenting "page right out of history" antics of Stone Age Flintstone clan
STEAM ENGINE stoics down Wessex way
HOMELY BROOD OF northern-accented pompoms
NORTH WEST-ONLY business-oriented "gameshow" made by Granada in the 80s and therefore, as dictated by the Broadcasting Act, presented by TONY WILSON.
EPONYMOUS CANINE is Patty, a spaniel (or maybe a bloodhound) whose dreams always come true and the bunch of children who own...
WITH EVEN MACCA going nuts for the natural world in the early 70s (see "Ram" "Wings Wild Life" and numerous other pastoral...
AS WITH everything in 1982, originally presented by SIMON BATES.
THAT PERENNIAL children's comedy staple
OUTDOORSY CANUCK intrepidities as GRAYDON GOULD and a mollycoddling bunch of lads (plus token girl) with no school to go to indulge...
GENEALOGICAL GALLOP courtesy of (at the time) the Beeb's most expensive production ever.
TWO COCKTAIL-SIPPING Auden-spouting flappers move to Hungary
FIRST ALL-BLACK cast sitcom for the UK
FRIDAY EVENING serial soaper set in the high-ranking executive world - a sort of BROTHERS shifted up half a class.
GERRY ANDERSON marionette hokum
"I IMAGINE," MUSED STEPHEN FRY at the time, "that there must be many people who have never pulled up a chair for...
ANOTHER LOOK-IN on the "real heroes" of World War Two: the undercover ops, preparing for many a-challenging mission snipping telephone lines and...
EUSTON FILMS EPIC of five South London bruvvers
DIANE "RINGS ON THEIR FINGERS" KEEN was the eponymous "dame" taking over Lancastrian local paper The Ramsden Reminder, in process battling to...
MEDIOCRE MUPPET goings-on with cavorting mythology well to the fore.
CARTOON ADAPTATION of the orridge '60s cartoons by "Graham" about the loveable thinks-out-loud Bassett hound, his nutzo terrier mate and pointy-nosed owner.
LOVABLE OLD-ENGLISHERY with Bolton's late lamented Dibbers
POST-MAGPIE BUBBLE-PERMED Leo Sayeralike MICK ROBERTSON found himself fronting this Friday evening activity magazine
ABSOLUTE ARCHETYPAL posh-kids-in-peril effort
SLEEPY WESTCOUNTRY-ONLY hour-long replacement for TISWAS
MERIDIAN-STRADDLING CHAT meanderer
WELL-REMEMBERED comedy edition of the usually straight and serious ITV PLAYHOUSE strand, co-written by JOHN "CLIFFY" RATZENBURGER.
WAS THERE NO WAY to keep the lesser talented Oddie off the screen in the mid-80s? No.
"MALCOLM AND SHELDON, dem fight like puss and dog," explained EDDY "ELECTRIC AVENUE" GRANT'S reggae theme tune to ethnic-com from the pen...
COLONIAL RUMBLINGS up the Khyber Pass as ever-so-keen GARY BOND took time out from wooing ANNE BELL to teach the natives "a...
TWO COUPLES share a house. Imagine what could happen!
CELIA HOYLES and ROB "TEETH" BUCKMAN presented various dracketty old "brainteasers" and "mental games" to a less-than-appreciative studio audience of pensioners and...
YET ANOTHER in the many summer replacements for TISWAS, as feeble as that show was mighty.
HALF HOUR Saturday morning effort piloted by Nanette Newman.
SENT TO EARTH to make Cannon and Ball and Little and Large appear talented, the putative stars of this shambles were CHEESE...