SUDDEN LATE wind for STANLEY BAXTER
FIRST OF many tepid try-outs for PENELOPE KEITH as the face of Thames comedy
"EVERYWHERE YOU go, everything you see/Someone's saying no - it's a tragedy!"
"WATCH CAREFULLY," intoned ANNEKA RICE
KIDS' MISCELLANY in the slot before NEWS AT ONE.
OVER-LIT, OVER-LOUD and over-egged spin-off
ATTENTUATED ATTEMPT to create a UK version of BIG JOHN LITTLE JOHN.
ANOTHER AFTERNOON vehicle for the redoubtable FRED "GAMBIT" DINENAGE.
LAST (OR rather, first) piece in the Allen TV jigsaw
TECHNOLOGY SHOW for kids who found MICRO LIVE and 4 COMPUTER BUFFS too stuffy
DUTCH POLICE inspector played by BARRY FOSTER in a coat, but no-one cared about that.
FREELOADING HACK JOHN ALDERTON makes his way around London society with the inevitable oooh, crikey-type situations
BEN BENISON, the mime artist who was succeeded in VISION ON by SYLVESTER McCOY, clears his throat by way of 13 quarter-hour...
ALL IS not going well at Wolverhampton electrical appliance factory Cockers Components Limited (spot the 1970s standard sitcom moniker-age).
Bumsqueaking sitcom starring JIM DAVIDSON as Jim London, a prejudiced Cockney waster of limited intelligence. Wonder how many others they approached?
BERGMAN-ESQUE SCANDINAVIAN doommongery...for kids!
ANOTHER SIGHTING of a tinker on the telly (see KIZZY)
SUB-STANDARD SORTIE from GET IT TOGETHER, were such a thing feasible, and with this being the 1970s it most certainly was. No...
SQUIRE DENIS of NORDEN helmed this assortment of archive clippage
LEONARD ROSSITER and ALAN COREN, apart indefatigable, together...execrable.
ROARING TWENTIES flapper and all-round femme fatale Lydia (MEL MARTIN) moves from man to man in this furious adaptation of the H...
SONOROUSLY DULL chattery with DEREK "MR AND MRS" BATEY jawing with various D listers
NOWADAYS THIS is shorthand for everything that was shit about the 1970s, but in reality there was worse to be had in...
SHORT-TROUSERED LOOK-AT-THIS be-caged business
FORMICA AND flock wallpaper sitcommery by JACK ROSENTHAL
DAVID JASON lands his first comedy lead and hams it up enormously
THREE PLAYLETS courtesy of ALAN "COALHOUSE DOOR" PLATER
LOVE, EXCITING and new. Come on board.
A FURTHER HANDFUL of hokum from the great IRWIN ALLEN
STULTIFYING SUMMER holiday morning yawnathon for inner city tykes
NUTS AND BOLTS knock-off of the bacofoil and plasterboard big screen classic
A ONE-OFF and no mistake: futuristic lunar colony houses various emotionless, artificial humans grown from "prime slime" culture
NO RELATION to the above, here was some other Lynn, hailing from the Tyne-Tees weatherbeat
Long-running, unchanging schools' biology work-out
ANOTHER KIDS' comedy putative pilot from Thames, another crasher.
VARIOUS COMEDY skits instructing kids on how to cheat/succeed/get up to mischief at school.
UNEASY - OK, shite - cross between the HARDY BOYS and WAR GAMES.
ATTEMPTING TO stretch his musical scope beyond ol' Durham town, ROGER WHITTAKER sang and hosted this lunchtime music'n'quiz engagement
EARNEST TEEN magazine of the kind that multiplied around the late 70s
KIDS' CAPERY featuring two chopper pilots Chuck Martin (KEN TOBEY) and Pete 'PT' Moore (CRAIG HILL).
DRS MIRIAM STOPPARD and ROB "FUN AND GAMES" BUCKMAN host an early-evening medical chat show.
UNHINGED OZ half-hourathon boasting your usual chisel-featured bloke and shapely woman assistant in fitted leather suit.
WAS THERE no beginning to Glen's talents?
CERTAINLY WERE a hell of a lot of these "Men" about in the old days.
T-REX MAINMAN hosts glamstravaganza
OMNIPOTENT CHILDREN'S odds-and-sods odyssey
POST-FAWLTY TOWERS runaround for ANDREW SACHS
DAVID NIVEN. Of course.
DOPEY OLD buffer forgets where he's left his spouses and gets hitched not once, not twice, not thrice, but six times.
"PAPER! NEWS, NEWS! Paper! News, News!"