Reviews

Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

ATV's 3 hour presentation of arguably Shakespeare's most celebrated play, which emphasises the futility of the unworldly love of his seemingly perfect couple against the cold calculating worldly might of Octavius.

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The Appleyards (1952)

Transmitted once a fortnight from 1952 in the Children's Television slot, The Appleyards is generally regarded as Britain's first television soap opera-even if it was made for kids.

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The Arabian Knights (1968)

Animated series of stories set round the ancient city of Baghdad which is under the rule of the evil Sultan Bakaar, who has usurped the throne from the rightful inheritance of the young Prince Turham

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Arena (1975)

Multi award-winning British documentary series produced since 1975 and voted as one of the top 50 most influential programmes of all time.

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Armchair Theatre (1956)

For many, Armchair Theatre was not only an essential part of Sunday night viewing in Britain throughout the 1960s, but an outstanding contributor in the history of television production.

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Armchair Thriller (1978)

By the time the final story of the first series was broadcast, Armchair Thriller had built up quite a following, resulting in the first episode of 'The Limbo Connection', which starred James Bolam as a man in search of his missing wife, achieving an audience in excess of 17 million viewers.

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The Army Game (1957)

Hugely successful series from Granada TV that started in 1957 as a fortnightly live sitcom, which was moved to a weekly spot when it became so popular. The series followed the misfortunes of a mixed bag of army conscripts.

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