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About the Home

About the Home (1951)

About the Home

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

Absolutely (1989)

Absolutely

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

Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

Absolutely Fabulous

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

According to Dora (1968)

According to Dora

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

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

Adam Adamant Lives! (1966)

Adam Adamant

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

The Addams Family (1964)

The Addams Family

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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The Adventure Game

The Adventure Game (1980)

The Adventure Game

The brainchild of Patrick Dowling and devised with the help of Ian Oliver, The Adventure Game was inspired by the early text-based computer game of Dungeons and Dragons and had elements of Douglas Adams' radio comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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