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The Black Adder - Series 1

The Black Adder - Series 1

After the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field, a brave and kindly King Richard III returns victorious, only to be accidentally killed by Edmund Plantagenet. The first series of the classic historical comedy about the venomous but luckless Blackadder was almost its last.

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Doctor Who - New Beginnings

Doctor Who

One of the reasons Doctor Who has survived for so long on our screens is its unique ability to replace the lead actor. With each new regeneration comes a new body, a new personality, a new Doctor. In this article Daniel Tessier reviews each debut story from Hartnell to McCoy.

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That TV Year - 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.

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The Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection

In 1978, Cedric Messina persuaded the British Broadcasting Corporation to take on the task of filming the whole canon of William Shakespeare's plays for television, under the title The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare.

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Cops On The Box

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.

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