SUNDAY EVENING. The 1970s.
PAUL MICHAEL "RUNNING MAN" GLAZER and DAVID "SIX FIFTY FIVE SPECIAL" SOUL
YET A further kids' quiz show needlessly complicated by a cumbersome "space" theme.
SUB-PUNKY THEME tune introduced educational wank for 16 plusses.
POINTEDLY GIVEN the classification "FARCES" in Mark Lewisohn's RT Comedy Guide
YOUNG 'UNS lunchtime stories and songs miscellany
TWO MANKY men shout at each other, first in black and white, then in colour.
MODERN TRACKSUIT and cagoul kid finds prehistoric stoneage tyke in ostensibly "classic" fantasy.
ANYTHING CAN happen in the next half dozen observations.
RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP-SATURATED premier league haunted house caper
KID GANGS from the Clyde arse around a bit on obligatory patch of waste ground.
NOISY SKETCHATHON for kids with a "parents eh? Cuh!" theme
JUST-AFTER-LUNCHTIME SPROGS show
CHRIS TARRANT'S uvular midlands thwack narrated a different "look at life" film each week.
BLARNEY BEDECKED ultra-2D cartoonery attempt to hammer home "don't drop crisp bags" message by stealth
POST-BLUE PETER but pre-Crufts, PETER "NATIONAL POWER" PURVES and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH helmed this dreary kids sports magazine
WELL-MEANING EURO-BONDING co-production
TWO VICTORIAN boys carelessly leave baby sister (Adelaide) in an orphanage in Georgian-era Brighton, in the hands of a boffiny, know-all boy...
YET MORE glossy glamour-heavy gluttony cooked up by LEW GRADE to sell to the Americans when they weren't looking.
OBSCURE OZ version of The Man Who Fell To Earth. Except many years before that, of course.
THE RETURN of the inhaler-wielding, glove-toting, Shakespeare-spouting fop DCI George Bulman, still played by DON HENDERSON.
KNIGHT RIDER on two wheels.
OLD/YOUNG DETECTIVE schtick on the mean, uber-clean highways of California.
"TOP, MIDDLE OR BOTTOM?"
IN NO way related to any Barrymore business, this was a boggling drama
FOOTBALL-MAD SCOUSE tyke Harry (JOE GLADWIN) lived in a caravan with his hard-up Dad (GEOFFREY HINSLIFF) who just happened to be ex-football...
SHORTLIVED SITCOM with TIM "JEWEL IN THE CROWN" PIGOTT-SMITH as a Red Ken figure running the London borough of Southam and facing...
NEEDLESS TO say, we only include cinema-released films in this list if they're of a very, very high quality
WARTIME UPS and downs of a down under nuclear family.
EX-PAT BRITCOM set on some remote island colony in the Med, the first thing to be written by DAVID NOBBS since PERRIN,...
RAKISH RELIGIOUS saccharine for kids bundled out against THIS IS THE DAY on the other side.
A YEAR or so after AD-LIB in roughly the same timeslot with roughly the same rough-looking cast came this "helping you to...
SCRATCHY ANDERSONIA from before Gerry worked out how to make the strings look less like massive fuck-off copper wires.
A SORT of WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS on wheels
MISTAKENLY HIT by some kind of ray thing, GUDRUN URE became a comedy Scottish granny with super powers.
ALVIN STARDUST in glove and quiff presented this also-ran glam showcase with God on vibes and a heavy MIKE "CUE THE MUSIC"...
LONG-RUNNING ATHLETIC championfest
ROTTEN BADLY-DRAWN romp
MASSIVE LUXURY Trans-Am train (complete with cocktail bar, swimming pool etc.) plays host to various thrilling incidents.
DEVISED BY JEREMY BEADLE as a new vehicle for himself
THE MOST internationally-acclaimed thing to come out of Norwich since the A11.
SUPERBUG RAVAGES the planet leaving nothing but thick-set hairy hobbledehoys in its wake.
TEENAGE TRIBULATIONS from the early days of the Four
"I SOMETIMES hate this bastard place."
HISTORIANS OF punk rock remain blissfully unaware of the hapless BILL GRUNDY's twilight career on regional TV
PENELOPE KEITH is a building tycoon who shags an architect (CHRISTOPHER VILLIERS) while failing to erect much in the way of punchlines.
SWANSONG OUTING for GENERATION GAME ringleader LARRY GRAYSON
MINIMALIST "LEARN to swim" lessons with RON PICKERING
HAPLESS VARIATION on the "gang of kids with their own theatre/variety show" staple