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    Doctor Who (1963)

    Doctor Who (1963)

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    BBC (ended 1989)
    "My name is William Hartnell, and as Doctor Who, I make my debut on Saturday 23rd November at 5.15." Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes… The series was postponed indefintely in 1989, but fans of the series would not allow it to die, and a whole cottage industry was created around original novels and audio-only productions. There was an abortive attempt to renew the franchise as a series of telemovies in the U.S., but ratings for the pilot were judged insufficient. In 2003, the BBC announced that, at long last, it would commission a revival of Doctor Who. The series, initially starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, was launched in 2005. You can read about the new series here. Traditionally listed by production, the data on this site has now been amended to TV.com standards and lists each of the 697 broadcast episodes from the original series. I hope that you find the site useful, and that it might act as a springboard to the wider world of Doctor Who appreciation. TheOldBillmoreless
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    Telford's Change

    Telford's Change

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    BBC (ended 1979)
    Telford's Change deals with the lives of the Telford family, Mark Telford played by Peter Barkworth, Sylvia Telford played by Hannah Gordon and Peter Telford played by Michael Maloney. Mark Telford has decided to change his career, from an International banker travelling the world to a bank manager in a provincial bank in Dover. The effect of this change is studied in this 10 episode soap-serial.moreless
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    The Duchess of Duke Street

    The Duchess of Duke Street

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    BBC (ended 1977)
    The Duchess of Duke Street is the story of the rise of Louisa Leyton (Gemma Jones) from kitchen maid to the most famous cook in England. Her hotel, the Bentinck on Duke Street, is the turn of the century setting for her affair with Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Cazenove), her run-ins with family members, the activities of her high society guests and the lives of her faithful staff. The series is based on the life story of celebrated cook Rosa Lewis, who ran the Cavendish Hotel on London's Duke Street.moreless
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    Emma

    Emma

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    BBC
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    Anna Karenina (1977)

    Anna Karenina (1977)

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    BBC
    Tolstoy's classic novel about a married woman who embarks upon an affair with a dashing nobleman is brought to the small screen as a mini-series by the BBC. Nicola Pagett starred in the title role.moreless
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    Poldark

    Poldark

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    BBC (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Poldark guide at TV.com. This old British show from the 1970s is a period piece based on Winston Graham's historical novels of 18th century Cornwall. Our hero is an unusual English gentleman called Captain Ross Poldark, who comes home from the War of American Independence to find his sweetheart Elizabeth about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark. Ross sinks into a deep depression. Short of money, he tries mining and other enterprises to make his fortune, nearly always having to fight the upstart George Warleggan - an old enemy who also has designs on Elizabeth. But the big love story of the series is unexpected. While Ross is pining for Elizabeth, he rescues an urchin called Demelza from her dreadful family, and she falls in love with him. Ross only slowly comes to see Demelza as a possible mate. The drama is all played out amid the dramatic scenery of the Cornish coast-line, where smugglers, ship-wreckers, tin-miners and swindlers of various kinds ply their trades. All twenty-nine episodes are now available on DVD.moreless
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    The Love School

    The Love School

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    BBC (ended 1975)
    A six part dramatic series about the lives and loves of the members of the "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood."
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    Thursday's Child

    Thursday's Child

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    BBC (ended 1973)
    British dramatic series
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    A Horseman Riding By

    A Horseman Riding By

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    BBC (ended 1978)
    A Horseman Riding By is a 13-part BBC drama series that was first broadcast in 1978. The series was based on two of the three books in R F Delderfield's A Horseman Riding By trilogy and starred Nigel Havers as Paul Craddock, a young man who was invalided out of the Boer war and invited to become squire of the long neglected Shallowford estate in Devon. Paul has to use all his charm and guile to convince the old families of the valley that he is capable of doing the job. Fortunately he is assisted by estate keeper John Rudd (Glyn Houston) who knows their ways. After a disastrous marriage to flighty Grace Lovell (Fiona Gaunt) Paul eventually marries Claire Derwent (Prunella Ransome). They make a great couple and face the challenges that beset the valley together. The biggest challenge of all is the Great War, which sees the valley lose many of its inhabitants and Paul back in service. The series was well received on its first broadcast and gave Nigel Havers one of his first starring roles. There is also an early role for Pam St. Clement as Meg Potter, who is now better known for her many years as Pat Evans/Butcher in the BBC's Eastenders. The series was dramatised by Alexander Baron, Arden Winch, and John Wiles (who was the producer of Doctor Who way back in 1966), directed by Philip Dudley, Paul Ciappessoni, and Alan Grint, and produced by Ken Riddington.moreless
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    Jack the Ripper

    Jack the Ripper

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    BBC (ended 1973)
    British crime drama, following the 1888 Whitechapel murders.
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    Brett

    Brett

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    BBC (ended 1971)
    British dramatic series
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    The Witch's Daughter

    The Witch's Daughter

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    BBC (ended 1971)
    A story set on a Scottish Island about Perdita, the witch's daughter, blind Janey and her brother, Tim, and a gang of dangerous thieves.