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  • Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf

    Dan Tessier looks back at three million years of comedy...and it's smegging fantastic!

  • Hammer

    Hammer House of Horror

    Andrew Cobby revisits the house of screams - episode by creepy episode.

  • 1963

    That TV Year - 1963

    In spite of all the major domestic news stories of 1963; The Great Train Robbery, The Profumo Affair, everything else was eclipsed by the world shattering events in Dallas Texas on 22nd November.

    • ToTP 1983

      That TV Year - 1983

      Andrew Cobby remembers 1983: VCRs, Columbo and Top of the Pops.

    • Fanny Cradock

      TV Chefs

      A wry look at TV chefs, cookery shows and soggy omelettes.

    • Crown Court

      1970s Daytime Television

      Andrew Cobby takes humorous look at 1970s daytime TV: Crown Court, A Handful of Songs and Nancy Kominski - who wouldn't want to skip school for that?

      • George Dixon

        Cops on the Box

        Exploring the history of the scripted crime shows that we watch on our TV screens today which owe much to television's innovation of the 1950s.

      • Cheryl Murray

        Suzie B

        Andrew Cobby casts an affectionate and sometimes lustful eye on a Coronation Street femme fatale.

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        Mavericks Cops

        "Fictional detectives generally try to win our attention by pointedly not playing it by the book." David McVey looks at maverick cops.

      • Kojak

        The Best of Kojak

        Andrew Cobby takes an affectionate and sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at Kojak's best characters and episodes.

      • Emmerdale

        Down on the Farm

        Andrew Cobby takes a nostalgic trip back to Emmerdale Farm's early days.

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        Whodunnit?

        Jessica Fletcher will tell you and Andrew Coby will tell you how she dunnit, in this affectionate look back at Murder, She Wrote.

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        Steptoe and son - The Offer

        Robert Ross explains how a single episode of 'Comedy Playhouse' changed the course of situation comedy forever.

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        Ashes to Ashes - The Finale

        Alex Drake finally discovers why she's been sent back to the Eighties, how it all ties in with Sam Tyler, and exactly who is Gene Hunt.

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        The Quatermass Experiment

        The first two episodes of a genuine television classic from 1953.

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        Quatermass ll

        Daniel Tessier gives his verdict on the second series of the now legendary sci-fi show.

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        Quatermass and the Pit

        Daniel Tessier tells us why this was the best of the Quatermass stories.

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        The Armchair Theatre Effect

        The story of Britain's foremost drama series - Armchair Theatre

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        The Callan File

        We open the file on unwilling British government assassin David Callan.

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        Seeing Things - Oliver Postgate

        Book Review - The autobiography of master animator Oliver Postgate

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        Clever Dick!

        Dick Emery's characters were some of the best remembered on British television. We take a look at each and every one of them.

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        Pathfinders In Space

        One of ITV's earliest dramas and a precursor to the development of Doctor Who

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        Pathfinders to Mars and Beyond

        Daniel Tessier continues his review of the 'Pathfinders' series.

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        Porridge: Inside and Out

        The story of how one of Britain's all-time favourite sitcoms came to our screens

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        Five US TV Series to Watch Before You Die

        US writer and broadcaster Mike Spadoni chooses his top five shows.

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        'I know you killed Lucy': Soap and Prediction for EastEnders' 30th Anniversary

        Dr Andrew O'Day on EastEnders 30th Anniversary storyline.

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        The X Factor

        Dr Andrew O'Day explores the massive ITV franchise that has dominated viewing throughout the 2000s and draws parallels with other reality TV shows.

      • Wrestling

        "Greetings Grapple Fans"

        Andrew Cobby returns to one of ITV's favourite Saturday afternoon pastime.

      • Starlost

        The Starlost

        Creator Harlan Ellison earned a Writer’s Guild of America award for his original pilot script in 1974. The end product that reached the TV screens was dismal beyond compare.

      • Brian Moore

        Brian Moore Revisited

        For 30 years ITV's principal sports presenter and football commentator, to a generation of fans, there was "only one Brian Moore!"

      • Snooker

        It's Only A Game

        Andrew Cobby looks back at the golden age of snooker on the box.

      • Crime Shows

        True Crime Shows

        A look at the modern day fascination appealing to the Peeping Tom in all of us.

      • Downton Abbey

        Downton Abbey

        Onome Okwuosa reveals the facts of the fiction in creating the hit TV series Downton Abbey