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Taking advantage of the acres of pixel space now opened on the front page of TV Cream, we start an occasional series...
JON P'TWEE was your thick-but-loveable scarecrow
UNCOUTH VERSION of Radio 4's Any Questions, only with pictures.
CHIEFLY REMEMBERED for having starred LOUISE "DICKIE DAVIES HAIR" JAMESON fresh from DR WHO as leather-clad inarticulate Leela
THE FIRST of Sir Dave's big budget quests
THORA HIRD, as usual playing herself, is an undertaker in a bluff, gruff, "take me as you find me" Lancashire funeral firm...
Three patients spend four years in hospital even though there's absolutely nothing bloody well wrong with them.
THE ONLY thing unexpected about them being, of course, the identity of the uber-celebrity playing the part of the doomed protagonist this...
ALEC GUINNESS unearths a mole in the British Secret Service very very slowly
The ultimate in parlour game riddle-me-ree telly
WOBBLY FRIDGE magnet letters and tadgerish geometric cartoons began this pretentious sci-fi supernatuum about two elemental agents...
"NOT THE Tropic of Cancer, or the Tropic of Capricorn, but our very own little English Tropic..."
SHORT-ARSED SNIVELLING baldie Turtle (JOHN LANDRY) is the brains of a petty crime partnership
TEENAGE LOVE affair in the HELEN mould.
THANKLESS AND thankfully-forgotten squattercom
GALLUMPHING SHORT-LIVED drama boasting a FANTASY ISLAND-type format
PUNNING TITLE and YES, MINISTER-type theme concealed ultra gentle aristocom
ENGLISH LANGUAGE not evident.
PETER BARKWORTH, in no way typecast as pinstriped corporate banker from the city, packs up (see? Change, like money) and moves to...
WHO'S THAT walking down the street?
ANOTHER SUMMER filler between the delirious dentures of TISWAS.
PROFESSIONAL NORTHERNERN wielding guitar, mouthorgan and dreaded squeezebox
"IN THE days before Monkey, primal chaos reigned..." You said it.
DAVID "HELLO THERE" JACOBS talks to various Suez-era celebs
FIRST GLIMPSE of the great Beadlebum in this A-Z
DAVID NIVEN. Of course.
GEORGE COLE aka Arthur Daley (sheepskin coat, cigar, hat, jewellery, 'er indoors, "nice little earner", "world is your lobster, my son") and...
MANY A first viewing of MIDNIGHT COWBOY's Florida daydream sequence will have been ruined by childhood exposure to TONY SOPER's Britnature miscellany
Now probably self-deleted from El Tel's memory banks
WELL-MEANING (OR not, depending on your allegiances) spin-off from top film Network, about a fictional TV station and all the bribery, baseness,...
LOVABLE OLD-ENGLISHERY with Bolton's late lamented Dibbers
SHOP-WINDOW-ABUSING FUNSTER HARRY WORTH didn't last long in this sitcom
ONCE MORE UNTO Edwardian England for another bout of tears'n'trauma drawing room dramatics.
"JUST SOME GOOD OL' BOYS."
PISTOL-PACKING MASKED MARAUDER who demanded "your money or your life" decision-making from coach-bound rich folk.
SMASHING WWII bomb disposal expert saga with ANTHONY "BRIDESHEAD" ANDREWS and MAURICE ROEVES heading a team of sappers clearing up Adolf's mess...
STEAMROLLER OF a sketch'n'satire brew
LONG-BANISHED LIVE action effort from the house of Filmation
ANOTHER BLOODY sci-fi musical (see FACE LIFT).
MORE FROM THE fortuitously prolific pen of E. Nesbitt
SUBLIME SUNDAY AFTERNOON comedy from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick
THERE JUST had to be a sitcom with this title at some point in TV history.
ULTRA-OBSCURE PLACEMENT for post-BLUE PETER JUDD
AMERICAN EXPORTED choice of viewing to the Nine O'clock News.
"FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Coaching, Tactics and Skills" is what it stood for.
The handiwork of the seemingly ageless (and charisma-less) NIGEL REES.
ONE OF THE BEEB'S many 1970s Mediterranean thrillers bundled out during winter to cheer people up and which made no sense whatsoever...
ANNA RAEBURN-INSPIRED sitcommery starring MAUREEN LIPMAN as usual playing herself, i.e. externally strong, confident woman but internally a babbling mess.