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    This is Your Life (UK)

    This is Your Life (UK)

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Each week, a celebrity guest of honour is surprised and presented with a 'Red Book' by the show host. The host conducts a biography of the guest with the help of family members, friends, and acquaintances.moreless
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    Doctors

    Doctors

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    The award winning BBC soap Doctors follows the day to day events at a busy medical practice based at The Mill Health Centre in the Midlands. The dedicated staff constantly face medical and moral dilemmas, as well as struggles with their turbulent personal lives. Each episode features numerous guest and recurring stars as we follow a different storyline within each show. It currently airs Monday to Friday on BBC One at 1.45pm. The show began airing on BBC One on March 26th 2000 and recently celebrated it's ten year anniversary with a series of short 5 minute episodes, following on from the main show between Monday March 22nd and Friday March 26th.moreless
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    The Voice UK

    The Voice UK

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    The Voice UK is a British TV show based on The Voice of Holland. There are four phases in the show. Producers' auditions, blind auditions, battle phase, and live show. The panel of judges are Jessie J, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue.moreless
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    The Apprentice (UK)

    The Apprentice (UK)

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    The Apprentice is a business reality show, where candidates compete in two teams to perform the best during business-related tasks, set by Lord Alan Sugar. Each week, the teams must appoint a Project Manager to lead them for the duration of the task, overseen by a trusted aide to Lord Sugar. In seasons 1-5, these were Margaret and Nick. From season 6 onwards, Margaret was replaced by Karren Brady. The team that performs the best will receive a reward, whilst the losing team will be summoned back to the boardroom and interrogated over their failure. Their project manager will be forced to pick two team-mates to face a final encounter, one of whom will be fired. In the first six seasons, the overall goal was a position working for Lord Sugar, with a £100,000 salary; this changed to be a £250,000 investment to start up a business of the winner's choice, with Lord Sugar as a partner.moreless
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    What Not to Wear (UK)

    What Not to Wear (UK)

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    Got a fashion crisis? Trinny and Suzannah are here to help. You can either keep your wardrobe of horrors or you can surrender it to the duo and go on a £2000 shopping spree with aid from the fashion gurus. When Trinny and Susanna left the show to go to ITV, Lisa Butcher and Mica Paris took over.moreless
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    Fame Academy

    Fame Academy

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Launching in 2002, Fame Academy was the BBC's first attempt at an ongoing reality TV show. Hosted by Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty, the show followed nine budding singer-songwriters, plus an extra contestant chosen by the public, who spent ten weeks in a camera-filled mansion. The students spent their time in the Academy in vocal coaching, dancing lessons, as expert tutors Carrie Grant, Kevin Adams and Pam Sheyne taught the pop wannabes all they needed to know about the world of showbiz. However, each week, the tutors picked three students who were not making the grade. These contestants then sang for survival live on BBC One, and the public were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. The other contestants then decided who, out of the remaining two, should stay for another week, while for one unlucky contestant, life in the Academy was over. David Sneddon won Season One of Fame Academy, winning a £1 million record contract, a new car, a luxury flat, and a holiday in the Carribbean. 3.6 million people voted for him in the final, and he beat off competition from the other two finalists - Lemar Obika and Sinead Quinn. The show was expected to be a ratings success, as it was essentially a cross between Pop Idol and Big Brother, which had been past hits in the UK. However, Fame Academy was not the success that the BBC had hoped - however, despite not being able to reach the ratings heights of Pop Idol, over the weeks it built up a loyal audience and was labelled a success by the BBC. After the success of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy - a celebrity version of the show for Comic Relief - the BBC decided to bring the show back for a second series, with some changes. In the second series of the show, the probation system was scrapped - and instead, all of the contestants sang for survival each week. David Grant joined the show as a second vocal coach, Robin Gibb was an extra judge for the live shows, while songwriting teacher Pam Sheyne did not return, and the role of dancing tutor Kevin Adams was reduced. The reality TV element of the show was essentially axed - with highlight shows only airing on digital channel BBC Three - instead, Fame Academy aired on Saturday nights, for live episodes only. After each live show, the public were asked to vote for the contestant that they wanted to save. In the results show, the three contestants with the least votes from the public were left at the mercy of the judges, who were asked to save one contestant (Headteacher Richard Park had two votes). The contestants then voted on who they would like to save, and the remaining contestant had to leave the Academy. The second series also failed to reach the ratings that the BBC had hoped for, and received a lot of bad press for directly clashing with Pop Idol on Saturday nights. Perhaps the one aspect of the show that was reported on the most was the ongoing feud between presenter Patrick Kielty and Headteacher Richard Park. As Richard's criticisms of the contestants became increasingly harsh, Patrick decided that it was his responsibility to stick up for the Fame Academy wanabees. After Patrick undermined Richard one time too many, Richard told Patrick (and the television audience) that he was sick of his attitude, "So just you button it." The pair came to blows on a regular basis in the weeks following Richard's outburst. Alex Parks won Season Two of the show, narrowly beating runner-up Alistair Griffin, and Carolynne Good, who came third. There are currently no plans for a third series of Fame Academy, however a new series of the celebrity version will air next year.moreless
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    Any Dream Will Do

    Any Dream Will Do

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    The famed Graham Norton joins Andrew Lloyd Webber in the search for the new leading cast of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Expect the same brand of success as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. Alongside finding the lead Joseph the show will also be looking for a School choir who will perform in the stage show.moreless
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    The People's Book of Records

    The People's Book of Records

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    "The People's Book of Records" is the hilarious reality show that challenges people in unusual ways. This show gives everyday people the chance to break any record they wish in some of the strangest and most obscure challenges ever!moreless
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    Celebrity Driving School

    Celebrity Driving School

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    British reality contest
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    Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute

    Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute

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    BBC
    BAFTA and the BBC join together to pay tribute to Victoria Wood. During the gala Julia Walters, Lenny Henry and Richard E. Grant share stories and introduce clips that span Wood's prestigious career. Wood is then given the BAFTA Special Award.moreless
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    Wild In Your Garden

    Wild In Your Garden

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Wild In Your Garden was a nature and horticultural show filmed by the BBC in 2003. Filmed live from a suburban house garage in Bristol, it is hosted by ornithologist, conservationist and wildlife presenter Bill Oddie and Kate Humble, with help from Simon King, reporting from locations in and around Bristol. Wild In Your Garden used a number of cameras hidden in various locations like birds' nests and badger's sett’s in order that viewers gained a unique insight into some of the country's most elusive wildlife. A sequel Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie was broadcast in 2004 and the format eventually developed into the Springwatch series the following year. moreless
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    It's Cliff Richard and Friends

    It's Cliff Richard and Friends

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    BBC (ended 1976)
    the second variety show for the UK's most popular recording artist