YEAH YEAH, "turkey" and all that, but there was much more to it than that.
DR WHO does sitcom!
TO YOUR average politically disinterested 1970s child, only two social phenomena provided sources of real terror.
WELL-REMEMBERED comedy edition of the usually straight and serious ITV PLAYHOUSE strand, co-written by JOHN "CLIFFY" RATZENBURGER.
SUBLIME SIMPERING nonsense that began as an animated campaign to promote North Sea oil.
ANNUAL TIN-RATTLE from Television Centre
THE GREAT and the good settle down in a beige-toned boudoir set to ruminate upon the small screen highlights of the last...
"ECCENTRIC" BITCHY old maid BARBARA WOODHOUSE found brief early 80s fame as a result of this semi-documentary poke around her dog owner...
FONDLY-RECALLED GENTLE introduction to flans with the primary-school teacher charm of Delia, who sometimes went all exotic on us (spaghetti) but always...
GOD TOOK a back seat for this Star Wars re-hash
SONG AND DANCE retooling of JB Priestley yarn
STEAM-SATURATED TRAINSPOTTING tribulations
DAVID "PERRIN" NOBBS-penned laugh-light effort about marketing men and (hey!) women.
CAPABLE WOMAN-IN-A-MAN'S-WORLD coppery
HARRY H CORBETT grumbled his last as a curmudgeonly newsagent up against "bleeding permissive society" and LYNDA "NURSE GLADYS" BARON.
GRAPHITE GRADUATE FROM the unlikely environs of BILL ODDIE's SATURDAY BANANA
AXED-IN-A-FLASH AFFAIR pitched at you youngsters pissing about
COMICAL ITALIANO whimsy with red faces and ladles of pasta much in evidence.
MISBEGOTTEN HOTCH-POTCH of 70s production values and 50s plotlines
300 SECONDS OF shazam shambolics
YET ANOTHER in the many summer replacements for TISWAS, as feeble as that show was mighty.
MORE NUMBER-CRUNCHING, this time going for the hey-kids-it's-fun angle with comedy incompetent police inspector
This was ostensibly a "comedy adventure series" dealing with slightly more basic concepts and starring two bog-standard kids who find a mysterious...
GURNEY SLADE-ESQUE gumption from pen of Sid Green, with DAVE KING and JOE MARCELL as the eponymous vagrants living mostly inside their...
A LATE and low-key entry in the considerable Postgate canon
"IT'S BEAUTIFUL!" quoth Jane of Malcolm's crappy card trick at the start of this minimal MARGARET DRABBLE adaptation.
EUSTON FILMS EPIC of five South London bruvvers
POST-MAGPIE BUBBLE-PERMED Leo Sayeralike MICK ROBERTSON found himself fronting this Friday evening activity magazine
CRIME FIGHTING jet setter rich git ROBERT WAGNER is Jonathan Hart ("He's quite a guy!") while STEPHANIE POWERS is his missus Jennifer
THAT TELL-TALE exclamation mark heralds another patronising educational strand from the Beeb
IT'S 5.15PM, work's over, Thames have fucked off, "and dealing the first hand of the weekend, right on time, Bruce Forsyth."
UNLIKE DR WHO, was not the name of the person as well as the programme.
PLANS FOR a new airport in a northern province are opposed by HARRY WORTH and...his brass band.
SUNDAY NIGHT sitcomage both featuring and penned by Yank grande dame ELAINE STRITCH
GEORDIE GRIMNESS in the form of a Catherine Cookson adaptation
WELL, WE know THIS one existed
TEXTBOOK WORTHY-BUT-DULL show on "issues" for "young adults" by "young adults"
THICKIE SUB-SHERIFF off of THE DUKES OF HAZARD moves to LA and teams up with obligatory I-Spy style black partner.
CORRUSCATING COMMONS satirecom
"IT'S A FUNNY old game," vouchsafed JIMMY GREAVES practically every week on this Saturday lunchtime soccer drone-fest.
NO-SHAGS-BARRED MELODRAMA of a Scots builder.
STALWART OF that post-Corrie "bathos but pathos" comedy slot.
ON-ITS-LAST-LEGS FINAL throw of the dice for the fine folk at Hammer.
DOTTY SCI-FI guru and thing inventor introduced this "crazy world" series.
WHAT NOW GET OUT OF THAT was to BBC1 evenings, THE ADVENTURE GAME was to BBC2 teatime.