EVER-RELIABLE EARLY evening winter warmer
TOO OFTEN are the ITV stations tarred with the 'eyes and teeth' brush of tawdry showbiz. Here was one independent afternoon banker...
BARRY CRYER (with black hair!) fronted this spontaneous (in the same way that HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU is spontaneous) gagfest
HAROLD WILSON'S "University Of The Air"
ORIGINAL WAS a top MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE UK-style Bentleys and fist-fights spy thrillah
HB'S TOP-RANKING baddie and his doggy in fruitless airborne pursuit of endlessly irritating pigeon with a satchel full of messages.
SUNDAY TEATIME timewastery with the titular buck-toothed tax dodger presiding over the puppet inhabitants of Knotty Ash.
NO FURTHER explanation needed, surely?
NUPTIAL-ENDORSING NONSENSE which, were it still running today, David Cameron would've co-opted as party policy within seconds (SATIRE).
SLAPSTICK STETHOSCOPE SAGA
LOAD-BEARING LEVIATHAN of British comedy
GNOMES, EH? Now there's a subject for laugh-out-loud light entertainment.
PLAY AWAY'S JULIE STEVENS and DENISE COFFEY are two bored housewives looking for "additional" action. Derek Wilton - yikes! - obliges.
DROWSY DOMESTIC yankcom sitcom
THIS HAS a lot to answer for, chiefly bequeathing Carla Lane upon the nation and her "daffy" "sassy" "Scouse" "wit".
JAPANESE CARTOONERY featuring the eponymous unnamed briny-basher battling deadly "foes"
IMPRESSIVE RONNIE B. cavalcade
GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER of every Sunday teatime period drama adaptation ever.
SATURDAY TEATIME American bollocks
TYNE-TEES SATIRISES itself with a kids' series about a regional-as-hell TV station broadcasting from a lighthouse to no-one.
Cheap and cheerful TOTP-baiting bonanza on t'other side
SATURDAY MORNING cartoon linking device featuring a talking pinball machine of that name which played pinball.
...PLEASE! OH come on, cheer up.
MILLIGAN MULLARKEY which bemused most (including the Beeb) but delighted enough to keep it being recommissioned despite the same things showing up...
"I DUNNO what a folly is. Bob, do you know what a folly is?"
FLEDGLING EFFORT from the boys at Euston Road
GERALD HARPER stalks the moors as eponymous lairy lord of the manor, before contriving to hitch up with HILARY DWYER and, well,...
SINGLE-HANDEDLY KEPT ITV in business in the early 70s
A DEVOUTLY devolved kids' talent contest.