ROGER MOORE tours famous back projection blue screens of the world.
"PASS THE kettle love, I've been up all night." "You could've fooled me, dear".
"OOH AMY!" "Oh David!"
JIM-MORRISON-ALIKE BOY magician Tarot (MICHAEL MACKENZIE) has adventures through history, for which read cheap studio set representing pyramid, cheap studio set representing...
EXTREMELY ROTTEN ITV sitcom that managed to stink up the schedules for four years.
THE SMELL of a Friday night.
THROUGH-THE-MOTIONS SPIN-OFF from THE GENTLE TOUCH.
YEAH YEAH, "turkey" and all that, but there was much more to it than that.
"A GOLDEN EAGLE Production for London Weekend Television" Ah dear.
FIRST PROPER live-actioner from Supermationationer GERRY ANDERSON
DR WHO does sitcom!
GOLD STANDARD mid-evening goofery with none-more-80s "sit" involving a grumpy JOHN THAW having to put up with layabout son REECE DINSDALE
WHAT THE SIMPSONS once did for the Clinton decade, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home did for Nixon-era America.
FORGET RUNNING WILD, their hopeless first foray into television during the 50s.
GIRLS, Guns ‘n Gambling-festooned great grandaddy of all those ‘maverick Private Eye with a snazzy car and Vietnam flashbacks’ imports, starring Robert...
THE IMPERIAL Leather of costume soap combining the best and worst of rich people and their servants with lots of dressing up
LONG-SERVING domesticated whimsy cavalcade and major player in ITV's 1970s children's lunchtime slot shake-up from Granada.
FIRST TV show to think that thunderously self-important po-faced analysis of politics would go down a treat at Sunday lunchtime.
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!
MUCH-TRUMPETED “prestige” adaptation of the venerable Blytonian underage derring-do saga
LIKE CAIN and Able, Aaron Spelling and Glen Larson engaged in a battle royal throughout the 80s as to who could rustle...
A PROGRAMME as old as ITV itself - nearly.
Future telly drama overlord ANDREW DAVIES was responsible for unleashing The Worst Girl in the World on an unsuspecting public.
TO YOUR average politically disinterested 1970s child, only two social phenomena provided sources of real terror.
BILL MAYNARD was your hapless odd-job man
WELL-REMEMBERED comedy edition of the usually straight and serious ITV PLAYHOUSE strand, co-written by JOHN "CLIFFY" RATZENBURGER.
WOP! SURREAL, frenetic, semi-improvised short stories for kids told with almost psychopathic conviction by one-time comedian and latterday hectoring soil-botherer TONY ROBINSON.
TOO OFTEN are the ITV stations tarred with the 'eyes and teeth' brush of tawdry showbiz. Here was one independent afternoon banker...
BARRY CRYER (with black hair!) fronted this spontaneous (in the same way that HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU is spontaneous) gagfest
"THE SHIRTS to watch," boasted the endless ITV trailers.
ANTISOCIALLY-TIMED SATURDAY morning child rambunctions
GOSPEL ACCORDING To Lord Lew.
"I LIKE IT!"
FANFARE FOR the common man, woman, child, four-piece close-harmony crooners, assorted domestic pets and muscle-bound mincers.
UP IN the first 11 of ITV's all-time ITV-esque sitcoms.
ORIGINAL WAS a top MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE UK-style Bentleys and fist-fights spy thrillah
EARLY ENTRY in the 1970s Children's Telly Fantasy Catalogue.
IT WAS the best of times, it was the blurst of times.
IT HAD a fantastic theme tune, if you watched closely sometimes you could see the back of Granada's studios, and DAVID "SCIENCE...
WELCOME READER, bold but fair/in search of truths about KNIGHTMARE
SHOUTY SCOUSE sound effects nerd herein masquerading as A1 kids comedy champion.
THIS AND SALE OF THE CENTURY were the only times the rest of the country ever willingly sat down to watch Anglia's...
NONSENSE-TALKING GREEN egg-shaped alien visits Earth and Sidney "Skeets" Keats, a generic suburban boy.
FIVE MINUTE FLEABAG originally on Westward then the channel that sank it.
JACK WILD is Jimmy, owner of golden talking flute named Freddie much sought after by freaky gorgon Witchiepoo BILLIE HAYES.
JON P'TWEE was your thick-but-loveable scarecrow
"PICK A POMME, DO". By some stretch ATV's greatest ever game show...