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Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes

The Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes

Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes

An abandoned miniseries project produced two television films that are probably best described as 'forgettable', unless you are fans of Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee

Reaching A Verdict

A new book on the classic Police procedural The Bill is essential reading, not just to the fans of the series but anyone with an interest in the development and making of a hit television show

Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son: The Offer

Steptoe and Son

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

Dick Emery's Comic Characters

Clever Dick - Dick Emery's Comic Creations

Dick Emery's Comic Characters

Dick Emery's characters were some of the best remembered on British television for a number of years. This article looks at how he created these characters utilising his natural flair for mimicry.

Porridge TV series

Porridge at Christmas

Porridge TV series

Festive laughter inside the walls of Slade Prison, in the company of Norman Stanley Fletcher and Lenny Godber.

David Croft and Jimmy Perry

Croft & Perry

David Croft and Jimmy Perry

When it comes to situation comedy, the comedies of Jimmy Perry and David Croft are a unique chronicle of Britain in the 20th century.

Love Thy Neighbour

The Love Thy Neighbour Conundrum

Love Thy Neighbour

Using racist words and language that would see a swift ending of a Twitter or Facebook account if they were replicated today, 'Love Thy Neighbour' shows how times have changed. No young eyes can look now at an episode of this once prime-time series and not be astonished by what they see.