FAR-TOO-EARLY SUNDAY morning Godbothery for children
"EUREKA - OR, I HAVE FOUND IT!" trilled Beadlebum in the first episode.
AUNTIE'S FIRST tryst with alternative comedy.
"BUSH, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH".
Ever felt this country was a bit like a big, knackered, corrupt old NHS hospital? Top left-wing master of despair Lindsay Anderson...
We promised this a while back, but now they’re finally here. Three copies of NEVER THE TWAIN series 1 & 2 on...
LANKY LACONIC Yorkshire yokel gets long-overdue opportunity for his own headlining effort
DIRTY-FACED FEISTY POWS of the fairer sex see out the Second World War in an internment camp in Malaya.
Future telly drama overlord ANDREW DAVIES was responsible for unleashing The Worst Girl in the World on an unsuspecting public.
"THE SHIRTS to watch," boasted the endless ITV trailers.
UP IN the first 11 of ITV's all-time ITV-esque sitcoms.
In a nutshell: Douglas Adams's visionary mix of 2001, PG Wodehouse and a physics A-level paper compiled by Stanley Unwin gets totally...
THE OLD PETER SELLERS monologue about "glorious Bal-ham"
SIR FRED HARRIS makes his first proper appearance
A POST-TISWAS LENNY HENRY, pre-US TRACEY ULLMAN and, well, DAVID COPPERFIELD club together for a three-way averagefest of songs and sketches and...
BAFFLING MINI-SERIES about the discovery of a mini-society living in a cruise liner on the bottom of the sea since World War...
AND BY a quirk of fuck-you fate, here's more Mollie.
PERENNIAL TARGET for "cuh?!" criticism
DOTTY OVER-THE-HILL eponymous medieval meddler BARNARD HUGHES helps/hinders dopey teen CLARK BRANDON in meddlesome sitcommery ways.
FLIMSY FROLIC revolving around teacher (WILLIAM KATT) getting "magical" superhero suit from ghost of an alien (or something) and being forced against...
ATTENTUATED ATTEMPT to create a UK version of BIG JOHN LITTLE JOHN.
OUR FIRST glimpse of "Noely" in primetime
SIMPERING EXISTENTIAL meadering mutt with sideline in crimestopping can't be arsed staying in one place
VARIOUS COMEDY skits instructing kids on how to cheat/succeed/get up to mischief at school.
DRS MIRIAM STOPPARD and ROB "FUN AND GAMES" BUCKMAN host an early-evening medical chat show.
MOST EXPENSIVE TV film ever, apparently.
BEST DESCRIBED as MAY TO DECEMBER minus that programme's calendar-themed-age-difference twist.
CHIPPER CHICANERY from north of the border
XYLOPHONE-WIELDING THREE-NOTE monster
AN ETERNALLY EVER-NAFF home counties C&W craze ran amok in the early 80s
LOLLOPING LASSIE/LITTLEST HOBO heroic dogathon, only this time - hey! - the dog commentates on the action!
JOHN DUTTINE dons a raggedy beard and eye patch to battle rattling rubber penis-plants walking on stems.
GROTESQUE GALUMPHING cartoonery
HEAD-TURNING HORROR-FI drama
GENERATION GAME-SLAUGHTERING, hysteria-mongering, surprise-springing, staircase-shimmying, Beadlebum-annointing ogre of Saturday nights.
WEIRD ONE-OFF for kids which waxed lyrical about the bygone age of the seaside pier.
PETER TILBURY, pen merchant of SHELLEY, steps in front of the camera to do his own words
NIGEL "QUATERMASS" KNEALE'S one attempt at comedy, perhaps wisely.
PYTHON IMPOSTER and ex-Rutle presents ragbag of self-penned songs
KIDS' DRAMABORE series set in either Australia or New Zealand
BIZARRE SPIN-OFF from, of all things, RAINBOW.
WISELY BINNING off any lingering trace of CARLA "COW GRIEF" LANE, here was WENDY "RIA" CRAIG devoting herself to the titular vocation...
RAGGED SITCOM - literally - with ROY KINNEAR and BRIAN MURPHY dressing down for the occasion as street entertainer escapologist and assistant.
PREPOSTEROUS MAGUFFINISM with the emphasis on guff.
NOT MUCH to recommend this post-FROGGITT BILL MAYNARD trundler.
CAPRICIOUS CAPERS from HELEN "LIZZIE DRIPPING" CRESWELL concerning a family of middle class loons with a penchant for weirdness, paranormal events and...
FUCKING ODD (and slightly laughable) pretentio-fest 'bout - yes, it's the eighties - an apocalyptic war