LONGEST-RUNNING AND most imperial of all the Beeb's home computer shows
BELOW-PAR BONHOMIE that looked and felt like it should have been on the light channel.
"ALL STYLES of music" allegedly catered for in this dance-arse variety bumstead
In that blessed era that we're forced to refer to as The LateSeventiesToTheEarlyEighties, there was one disease that met all your tabloid...
BLESSED WITH THE MOST exciting opening title sequence in history, with flashing lights, blaring music and over a minute of non-stop applause,...
POSH KID alert!
LIKE CAIN and Able, Aaron Spelling and Glen Larson engaged in a battle royal throughout the 80s as to who could rustle...
CONVOLUTED CRAPOLA cartoonery
GRANGE HILL continued.
EXECREABLE ECCENTRIC with show-off retractable limb assortment and punchable face.
Main, indeed for a time only, plank in ITV's half-built semi-bodged creaking edifice of a breakfast television service
CONVICTED FELON JONATHAN KING spends three years on an extended jolly arseing around the States.
NOT TO be confused with RUSSELL HARTY the show (not the man), for which see, erm, RUSSELL HARTY.
ARNIE WIGGINS and a bunch of his urchin mates, soot of cheek and fleet of foot, are taken into the employ of...
A DIZZYING ASSORTMENT of yoof-orientated crazed oddities
LARDY LA cop rompery with the epicurean WILLIAM SHATNER
MORE OR less the only Gerryatrics of note from the 80s and the only outing for, ahem, Supermacromation aka glorified glove puppetry.
SHORT-LIVED SNOOKERDRAM with Daley-esque geezerian overtones
DONALD "SPOONER" CHURCHILL mugs and frugs to high heaven as a HUGHIE GREEN-esque shagging, cheating bastard game show host.
REMIT-SATISFYING PSEUDATHON chucked out in the small hours by a bored Jeremy Isaacs.
EXCEPT IT'S ON TV. Do you see? Some fucking chance.
ORANG-UTAN ESCAPES from zoo, accidentally drinks "make me smart" serum and runs for Senate.
ONCE MORE unto the whimsy for BERNARD CRIBBINS
Bumsqueaking sitcom starring JIM DAVIDSON as Jim London, a prejudiced Cockney waster of limited intelligence. Wonder how many others they approached?
A ONE-OFF and no mistake: futuristic lunar colony houses various emotionless, artificial humans grown from "prime slime" culture
UNEASY - OK, shite - cross between the HARDY BOYS and WAR GAMES.
WAS THERE no beginning to Glen's talents?
FLOUNDERING DRAGCOM starring PEBBLE MILL staples Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Brackett
TWITTERING TWOSOME raise havoc in a decorous 1920s village populated with the likes of NIGEL HAWTHORNE.
PLAYGROUP POINTS OF VIEW
FIRST-RUN LYNDA LA PLANTE-ation had the wives of three cons who die in a botched heist doing the next planned job themselves.
CONTEMPORARY CHART action (Kajagoogoo, Belle Stars, Cyndi Lauper) gets radical re-interpretation by under-tens
UNLIKELY ENTRY in the 1980s parade of home computer shows
SOME POSH children (naturally) go to visit a small village during the school holidays.
HEAVENS, IT'S been all of, what, 11 entries since we last mentioned Glen?
HARRY SECOMBE buys a Senior Citizen's Railcard
VINTAGE WORTHINESS from Four's fledgling days
COMFORTABLE-AS-SLIPPERS UBER-SWISH (summed up by classy brass-led theme) sitcom
THEY HADN'T done one for a while (see THE APHRODITE INHERITANCE), so it was high time the Beeb packed its flip-flops and...
RUEFULLY RECALLED by many a kid as the first long-term replacement (see just about anything beginning with the word "Saturday" and FUN...
FROM OUT OF JEREMY ISAACS' much-in-evidence arch lever file marked "minorities" sprung this fondly remembered C4 ensemble fixture.
WILLY RUSSELL-PENNED did-you-see-that-on-the-telly-last-night? playground-bothering Channel 4 play
REALLY, REALLY shitcom
CHUNKY CHROMAKEYED puppetry
LUGBURIOUS LUNCHTIME fare for kids fronted by a cartoon seagull, whose chief job was to fill in the wearied viewer on the...
WE-WERE-THERE-FIRST STATES-SIDE sitcommery
PETER BOWLES, playing himself, retires to the rural west coast of Ireland.