WELL-MEANING (OR not, depending on your allegiances) spin-off from top film Network, about a fictional TV station and all the bribery, baseness,...
INSUFFERABLE SCOUSE-BASED "adult" sitcom
NO FURTHER explanation needed, surely?
WHAT THE SIMPSONS once did for the Clinton decade, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home did for Nixon-era America.
ON SUNDAY Mornings, after TV-AM's eggcups faded into the ether, viewers in the London area were treated to this five minute oddity.
ONE OF the lamest ideas for a kids' show before Dick and Dom revived ASK THE FAMILY.
EARLY, UNDISTINGUISHED effort from Bill and Joe.
ONE OF those (now old chestnut) tales of a mentally handicapped kid experiencing the harsh realities of the world when his mum...
MICHAEL ASPEL announces the end of the world while a boy's face catches fire and a bloke's cabbages get squashed.
BRINY QUASI-SOAP set aboard pretend HMS Hero
MAMMOTH NIXON rehashing, with JASON ROBARDS as the crooked nutter Richard Monckton (names changed for legal purposes)
GENERAL STUDIES for kids.
PRE-DATING MONKEY, here came 108 plucky knights brought back from the dead to battle nastiness in the Orient
"IT'S BEAUTIFUL!" quoth Jane of Malcolm's crappy card trick at the start of this minimal MARGARET DRABBLE adaptation.
JACK THOMPSON loafs around a depression-era shipping union as WARREN "GARNETT" MITCHELL invents satire in a tin-roofed music hall.
ANOTHER OF those PLANK-esque short Britcom films
FRENCH-DERIVED CARTOON about a bunch of greedy, untidy, irritable geese the Zwas
PE COMPETITION overseen by stern-but-fair RON PICKERING and the noisiest thing ever on children's television.
RANK SITCOMMAGE from across the pond.
GLORIA HUNNIFORD brings you this undemanding TV-based Friday at 8:30pm celebrity quiz show
FRIDAY NIGHT snail's pace-drama about US Air Force men stationed in rural England shires.
"IF YOU like to sing songs and you like to hear rhymes…"
UNSYMPATHETICALLY SLOW sitcom from the light channel
SORRY, THAT title's fooling no-one.
EARLY FAILURE of a location soap, a sort of "real life" CAMBERWICK GREEN, and one of the first to use portable video...
BRIAN ROGERS-SATURATED variety show
FIRST TV show to think that thunderously self-important po-faced analysis of politics would go down a treat at Sunday lunchtime.
IN BLOODY DEED.
CAMERA-SHY JOURNO sits in empty studio and talks about how, while fellow journos are pissed-up burnt-out rabble-rousing ne'er-do-wells, the profession of journalism...
A LATE and low-key entry in the considerable Postgate canon
THE TYPE of prissy early TV parlour game in which the host was referred to as "Chairman".
Now probably self-deleted from El Tel's memory banks
GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOUR rematch for heroes of scratchy 60s forerunner
NOEL’S Blue Jam-style post-Whirly Wheelgate ‘soft launch’ reinvention with a low-key top-of-the-week start-of-the-evening game show based on… well, nobody was quite sure...
NEEDN'T-HAVE-BOTHERED YOOFY show from the earliest days of Channel Four.
VOLKSWAGEN "WITH a mind of its own" (hmmm, sounds familiar...) and a gang of motorbikes have various minimalist highway adventures.
RUMBUSTIOUS ROARATHON from pretend working man's establishment somewhere in the north of England
JAMES BOLAM laid the memory of THE LIKELY LADS to rest with this grisly 1920s depression-quest.
DAVID "HELLO THERE" JACOBS talks to various Suez-era celebs
DRS MIRIAM STOPPARD and ROB "FUN AND GAMES" BUCKMAN host an early-evening medical chat show.
VERBOSE VOYAGES in a double-breasted suit.
KIDS' CAPERY featuring two chopper pilots Chuck Martin (KEN TOBEY) and Pete 'PT' Moore (CRAIG HILL).
IRON CURTAIN-PULLING impishness involving a 15-year-old girl called Julia
EARNEST TEEN magazine of the kind that multiplied around the late 70s
ATTEMPTING TO stretch his musical scope beyond ol' Durham town, ROGER WHITTAKER sang and hosted this lunchtime music'n'quiz engagement
UNEASY - OK, shite - cross between the HARDY BOYS and WAR GAMES.
VARIOUS COMEDY skits instructing kids on how to cheat/succeed/get up to mischief at school.
"MICK JAGGER visiting a laundrette? It would probably be something…like this…"