Reviews

About Britain / London Town (1950)

Early British television series fronted by Richard Dimbleby who, with an outside film camera crew, would visit some of the more interesting and unusual parts of the capitol city and the people around them. For the first time the TV cameras could introduce viewers to London's life, customs and traditions.

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About the Home (1951)

Long-running 1950s afternoon programme designed to help women improve their domestic skills with tips on everything they could wish to know about from cookery to soft furnishings and needlework to bringing up baby and doing their own DIY.

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Absolutely (1989)

Absolutely drew together a new breed of relatively unknown (mainly Scottish) comics and pretty much gave them free licence to create a collection of surreal and silly sketches and songs.

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Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

Developed from a sketch in the TV series French and Saunders in which Saunders played a baseball capped parent berated by her prim and proper daughter (French), the pilot episode was greeted by one TV executive with the comment, "I don't think women being drunk is funny."

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According to Dora (1968)

According to Dora, subtitled A Bryan's Eye View on the World, was a starring vehicle for Southport born actress/comedienne Dora Bryan who had made her showbiz debut as a child in pantomime in Manchester.

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Ace of Wands (1970)

Ace of Wands

Billed as a 20th century Robin Hood with a bit of Merlin and Houdini thrown in, this superior children's series concerned the adventures of Tarot (Michael MacKenzie), who used his skills to solve a series of bizarre crimes by a number of 'supervillians' who would not have been out of place in Batman.

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Adam Adamant Lives! (1966)

Long cited as the BBC's answer to The Avengers, in reality Adam Adamant Lives! owes more to the slick style, tone and format of Lew Grade's phenomenally successful ITC stable of action series rather than the sleek and sophisticated antics of Steed and Mrs. Peel.

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The Addams Family (1964)

Living at 000 North Cemetery Ridge, The Addams Family was developed from a cartoon strip in the New Yorker by Charles Addams. Like The Munsters that began at around the same time, the Addams' were a family of misfits that viewed the outside world as strange and their own peculiar lifestyle as perfectly normal.

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