CHIRPY APOCALYPSE CAPERS
WELL-REMEMBERED comedy edition of the usually straight and serious ITV PLAYHOUSE strand, co-written by JOHN "CLIFFY" RATZENBURGER.
SMALL SCREEN equivalent of the Galapagos Island tortoise.
Word reaches TV Cream that Stephen Fry's Dr Who script, which seems to have been in various states of conjecture and completion...
TRIVIAL TALE OF an alien prince (as in BENJI) sent to Earth with guardian (LOU GOSSETT) to engage in plenty of sub-Superman...
NOT UFO, mind; instead, a keep-watching-the-skies spookarama that always began with a UFO "visitation" on a hick redneck Southern town.
"NO NO, that's not his name, it's just the name of the programme." Bollocks to that.
MORE UNWANTED flotsam washed up from Down Under
"PIE SHIP to pieman!"
ERSTWHILE LINE DRAWING and spaceman
ONE OF HANNA-BARBERA's rare live action adventures, concerning a mutt, a kooky flying disc-shaped robot "guardian" of the Black Hole school of...
NOT MUCH cop in itself, but included here due to its possibly unique format.
GOD TOOK a back seat for this Star Wars re-hash
CREAKY BUT fondly remembered ITV kids sci-fi staple
MORE OR less the only Gerryatrics of note from the 80s and the only outing for, ahem, Supermacromation aka glorified glove puppetry.
QUIRKY KID sci-finery
OVER-LIT, OVER-LOUD and over-egged spin-off
SO-SO SAGA of permanently ailing, low budget third moon settlement with a pan-European crew
A FURTHER HANDFUL of hokum from the great IRWIN ALLEN
A ONE-OFF and no mistake: futuristic lunar colony houses various emotionless, artificial humans grown from "prime slime" culture
MORE FUTURISTIC folly, this time involving space rebel types hooking up with present day kids and, well, transplanting their dying leader's mind...
MISBEGOTTEN HOTCH-POTCH of 70s production values and 50s plotlines
This was ostensibly a "comedy adventure series" dealing with slightly more basic concepts and starring two bog-standard kids who find a mysterious...
RICKETY ANDERSON Supermarionation saga
BAFFLING EARLY C4 kids show (weren't they all?)
PRIMARY SCHOOL afternoon maths frolics with Plymouth's finest CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP
SUMMER HOLIDAY fare, c. 10am weekdays.
NIGEL "QUATERMASS" KNEALE'S one attempt at comedy, perhaps wisely.
NONE MORE 80s puppet sitcom with eponymous "Alien Life Form"