UNREMITTINGLY GRIM this-is-real-life-so-you-better-get-used-to-it strand
MUCH LOVED BBC popular science series that seemed best served when stuck out after the NINE O'CLOCK NEWS.
FROM AN IDEA BY Tony Warren.
"I DIDN'T realise it at the time, but it was at that moment my relationship with dad changed...utterly."
One of the many benefits of upgrading TVC to this new site is that, whenever we're done cutting and pasting something from...
DOCU-SOAP BEFORE they'd been invented, and indeed, the best one ever made.
MADE-FOR-TV MULTIPART marathon of a miniseries
EVERYTHING AND the kitchen sink.
AS NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS had it: "Bleeding bloody ESTHER bleeding bloody effing bloody RANTZEN bloody woman."
PRE-NEWS AT TEN drama of a midweek flavour.
ANOTHER BATCH OF pretend wartime evacuees get their lives laid bare on the box
ORPHANED TYKE Lucas Bell (posh, of course) is watched over by bombastic guardian Sir Randolph Oakapple.
ANOTHER SIGHTING of a tinker on the telly (see KIZZY)
NOWADAYS THIS is shorthand for everything that was shit about the 1970s, but in reality there was worse to be had in...
CENTREPIECE OF week long, decade-defining, all-star, all-channel Aidsathon
ONE OF those (now old chestnut) tales of a mentally handicapped kid experiencing the harsh realities of the world when his mum...
BIG FUCK-OFF bran tub of real-life disasters
COMES WITH a faintly ridiculous semi-mystical, hushed tones, doff-your-hat air nowadays
SOFTLY-SPOKEN SURGEONS inform patients of the intricacies of kidney stone removal before performing the necessary operation and inviting the patient to come...
PREMIER LEAGUE sub-fingered foul-mouthed Catholic pope-baiter on a stool with tumbler and fag railed against the modern and ancient world alike in...
GEORDIE GRIMNESS in the form of a Catherine Cookson adaptation
CHUNKY CHROMAKEYED puppetry
"WHAT DOES university mean?"
FOUR-WAY GRIM crime capers, with each hour-plus episode detailing, in sequence, the doings of a police inspector, a lawyer, a felon and...
DOCUDRAMA-ANTHOLOGY OF employment (and lack of) in Irvine New Town.
NORTHERN IRELAND. No dialogue. Someone gets shot. Then someone else.
SO-SO ADAPTATION of the not-actually-that-good kitchen sink novel
UNPRONOUNCEABLE IMPORT sneaked out on Thursday evenings as part of otherwise half-arsed early C4 yoof initiative.
NAUTICAL FLY-ON-CABIN-WALL doco.
SCHOOLS' GEOGRAPHY show.
CHARMLESS CRIMEWATCH roadtester shuttled out on BBC2
NIGHTMARE-INDUCING PRODUCTION, shown to kids in school assemblies to learn them of the dangers of arseing about with dangerous farming equipment.
"LIFE'S NOT always a fairy-tale, Michael". JIM TAGGART, take a bow