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    Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll

    Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    It's 1965. Times are changing! But the swinging sixties haven't quite hit the Brookes household. Non-identical twin sisters Ellie and Arden Brookes seem destined to play out their lives behind a chip shop counter in a dreary Manchester backwater. Torn between the old narrow life of their childhood and the thrilling "anything goes" atmosphere of sixties rock and roll, the sisters find themselves faced with a heady mixture of new opportunities, optimism and romance. Their journey towards liberation is set against an exhilarating soundtrack of sixties music to echo the spirit of the era.moreless
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    Common As Muck

    Common As Muck

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    "You know what God did on the seventh day? He never rested, oh no. He created my... bloody... dustmen. And all the undesirable bits, all the crap he left out of all the other folk he knocked off during the week, he gave to my... sodding... binmen!"
    Common as Muck is a bitter sweet comedy drama set in and around a northern British town, which follows the lives of a group of refuse collectors.moreless
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    Satellite City

    Satellite City

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Slightly surreal comedy, made and set in Wales, about a Welsh family (Gwynne, his wife Moira, and his father Idris), and their American lodger Randy.
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    Century Falls

    Century Falls

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    BBC (ended 1993)
    Century Falls is a village devoid of children and the locals are less than friendly. Tess Hunter moves to the village with her pregnant mother. The arrival of strangers in the village and a pregnant stranger at that causes the locals to become hostile when they discover this.

    Tess isn't the only new arrival in Century Falls. Twins Ben and Carey Naismith have been summoned to the village, after being sent away many years ago.

    Ben is determined to show Tess things and the three children visit the ruins of a temple, burnt down exactly forty years ago. Ben takes time back to when fire ravaged the building and a woman flees the temple saying, 'It's all our fault, it's all our fault!'

    But that's not all Ben has to show Tess and they visit a waterfall, where Century Falls began, and where a child beckons Tess, causing her to fall into the water…

    What caused the fire? Why are there no children in the village? Who is the strange girl? But, more importantly, what is Century?moreless
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    Don't Wait Up

    Don't Wait Up

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    Two doctors, estranged from their spouses, become roommates...but they also happen to be father and son! Can they share an apartment without driving each other crazy? No, but they do it anyway.... Tom Latimer is a young and hard working general practitioner who has managed to survive an expensive and nasty divorce. Now he lives in an apartment while his ex lives in their beautiful home. And things get worse for Tom when his father, dermatologist Toby Latimer, arrives at Tom's place with the news that he and Tom's mother will also be getting divorced— and that he's moving in! It's shades of The Odd Couple as father and son must learn to tolerate one another's idiosyncracies. Over the course of 20 episodes, numerous attempts at reconciliation between Toby and Angela finally bear fruit. Meanwhile, Tom has to cope with the financial demands of his ex-wife Helen, and eventually falls for his father's receptionist, Madeleine. After he loses her to one of his mother's friends, they are eventually reunited and get married.moreless
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    Sunday Night Clive

    Sunday Night Clive

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    British late night talk show hosted by Clive James. Every week he takes a look at the news with a guest through the sarcastic glasses.
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    Luv

    Luv

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Harold Craven is in charge of a flowerpots factory which is slowly but surely falling into hard times. Harold is married to Teresa, although their marriage is starting to dwindle. He ends up having an affair with secretary, Eden; while Teresa also has an affair. And so the two both end up cheating on the other. Harold & Teresa were also not able to have their own children, so opted to adoption, taking in Hannah, Darwin and Victor. The three also having problems of their own. All combined, made up Luv's central plot in the 18 episodes over 2 seasons. The program was produced by the BBC and broadcast in the years of 1993-4. However, it is (very, very rarely) repeated on various stations from time to time.moreless
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    The Biz

    The Biz

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    The Biz, showed young, talented children to reach their goals in life at 'Markov's' the Peforming Arts School.
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    Teletubbies

    Teletubbies

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    BBC (ended 2001)
    The Teletubbies started in the U.K. and proved to be a popular children's show. In April 1998, the U.S.A. picked up the Teletubbies on PBS, and proved to be popular with American children too. Teletubbies is a show about creatures known as Teletubbies (so called because they're tubby, and have TV screens in their stomachs). The Teletubbies live in Teletubbyland, and faraway place inhabited by only the Teletubbies, talking flowers, talking trumpets, a baby sun, the Noo-Noo, a bunch of rabbits, and the narrator. There house is known as "The Tubby-Tronic Superdome", and has everything they need, four beds, a tubby-toast maker, a tubby-custard makers, and a slide used as an alternate entrance. In the middle of their dome, they have a panel of switches and buttons and their tubby sponges which they use to bathe themselves. Each day, the Teletubbies discover new things together, watch videos on their tubby-screens, and have fun together. In Teletubbyland, there's a large windmill, and when it spins pink dust, it let's the teletubbies know that something magical is about to happen. The Teletubbies were developed in U.K. by Ragdoll and BBC. Characters Tinky-Winky The largest of the four teletubbies. He is purple, and has a triangle antenna (because of these features, critics assume he is gay, but rest assure, he isn't, he may be a tom-girl, but he's not gay.) His favorite thing is his hand-bag which he can amazingly fit large things in. His best friends are Dipsy and Po. He may be large, but he's quiet and gentle. His song is "Tinkle-Winkle, Tinky-Winky" Dipsy The second largest teletubby. He is green with a dipstick antenna. His favorite thing is his black and white tie-dye top hat. His best friends are Tinky-Winky and Laa-Laa. He's more of a loner teletubby, and doesn't like "cute" stuff. His song has a reggae beat. Laa-Laa The second smallest teletubby. She is yellow, with a spiral antenna. Her favorite thing his her giant orange ball that she seems to have no control of. Her best friends are all of the teletubbies. She has a free-spirit and can always find away to enjoy things, her favorite word is "nice." Her song is "La la la la la la la la." Po The smallest teletubby. She is red, with an "O" shaped antenna. Her favorite thing is her red and blue scooter which she can ride at an alarming speed. Her best friends are Tinky-Winky and Laa-Laa. She is very quiet and usually shy, but loves to go fast. Her song is "Fidy Fidy, Mar Mar Mar" Noo-Noo The Teletubbie's vacuum cleaner that can suck up anything in his path, even things twice his size. He lives inside the Tubby-tronic Superdome. Trumpets Trumpets that come out of the ground and sing songs or recite poems for the Teletubbies to enjoy. Baby Sun A sun with a baby's face in it. Narrator Basically tells the story, or what the Teletubbies "what to do". Show Secrets -The teletubbies in real-life are huge, the costumes can reach up to 10 feet! -After ten minutes, the actors have to remove the Teletubby heads from their costumes due to carbon dioxide build up. -Nikki Smedley landed the part of Laa-Laa when she was make-believing she was a table at the audition. -The Noo-Noo is operated by a small man inside him. Alot of people have been saying that Teletubbies is teaching their kids to be gay. That is a lie. Teletubbies is a show for kids to have fun. Opening Sequence (Sun rises) Narrator: Over the hills and far away, Teletubbies come to play. Narrator: 1! Tinky-Winky: 1! Narrator: 2! Dipsy: 2! Narrator: 3! Laa-Laa: 3! Narrator: 4! Po: 4! Narrator: Teletubbies! Trumpet: Time for Teletubbies! x4 (Bouncy Music plays and everyone talks in a sing-song voice) Narrator: Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Tinky-Winky! Narrator: Dipsy Dipsy: Dipsy! Narrator: Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Laa-Laa! Narrator: Po Po: Po! Narrator: Teletubbies Teletubbies: Teletubbies! Narrator: Say Hello! Teletubbies: Eh-oh! (Their way of saying hello) Narrator: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, Teletubbies Teletubbies: Teletubbies! (Music Stops playing) Teletubbies and Narrator: Big Hug! (Windmill spins) Teletubbies: Uh oh! (They all hide) Trumpet: Where have the teletubbies gone? Closing Sequence Trumpet: Time for tubby bye-bye! x3 Teletubbies: Awww! Narrator: Goodbye Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Dipsy Dipsy: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Po Po: Ba-bye! Teletubbies (in random order): Boo! Narrator: No Teletubbies: No Narrator: Goodbye Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Dipsy Dipsy: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Po Po: Ba-bye! Narrator: The sun is setting in the sky, Teletubbies say goodbye (Music starts playing) Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Dipsy: Ba-bye! Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Po: Ba-bye! Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Dipsy: Ba-bye! Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Po: Ba-bye! (Music stops playing and sun sets)moreless
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    Get Your Own Back

    Get Your Own Back

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    Get Your Own Back is a gameshow where kids get the chance to get revenge on grown ups. Whether it be there parents or teachers. At the end of the game they get a chance to dunk their chosen adult in a big pool of gunge.moreless
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    Pie in the Sky

    Pie in the Sky

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    Welcome to the Pie in the Sky guide at TV.com.

    Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe dreams of running his own restaurant, but his superiors are reluctant to allow him to retire. When he is shot on duty, he decides to leave and open his own restaurant – The Pie in the Sky – but the Assistant Chief Constable keeps calling him back to duty.moreless
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    Goodnight Sweetheart

    Goodnight Sweetheart

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Gary Sparrow is just an ordinary bloke; almost a devoted and attentive husband, a sometimes loyal and dependable best friend and a very bored and uninspired TV repairman. Then he accidentally discovers a time portal to the 1940s which changes and complicates his life - in both decades.moreless
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    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Hetty Wainthropp Investigates guide at TV.com.

    Armed with little more than her pocketbook and her prodigious common sense, the Lancashire housewife-turned-gumshoe has proved that she can easily match wits with the best of them - even if she has to take the bus to get to the scene of the crime. With her teenage sidekick, Geoffrey, and her doting hubby, Robert, how can she go wrong?

    The series is based on characters from the David Cook novel, Missing Persons. That was adapted as a two-hour special by Yorkshire Television in 1990, but ITV decided not to pick up a series. Six years later, the BBC bought the TV rights to Cook's novel, and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates was born.moreless
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    The Generation Game

    The Generation Game

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    British game show
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    Match of the Day

    Match of the Day

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    Match of the Day on BBC1 provides football (soccer) coverage of premiership highlights, live coverage of FA Cup and international matches. Normally hosted by Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson they will provide game analysis and comment on the days matches. Very often there will be guest stars who will take a third chair to provide their insights. Match of the Day has had guest stars such as David Beckham and even Tony Blair. It is generally aired on a Saturday night for the premiership highlights and repeated on Sunday Morning. The BBC normally have priority over International games and have the rights to cast them Live. This is the same with FA Cup matches.moreless
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    ChuckleVision

    ChuckleVision

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    Chucklevision has been on our screens since 1987 which, is a over 16 years. Back then - for the first two series anyway - the show was a lot different than it is today. The Chuckle Brothers (who are real-life brothers) presented a show about different topics including sport, travel and fashion - things they could use a few tips on themselves. From 1989 onwards, the show changed and every week we got to see the disastrous duo Paul and Barry get into all kinds of mishaps. It seems wherever they go they can do no right! You may recognise some characters that crop up from time to time. There's their brother Jimmy Patton (who is a double act with other brother Brian) playing "No Slacking". Brian himself usually appears quite often too. Its like a family reunion in some episodes! A character we hear a lot of but never see, just like Maris in Fraiser, is Dan the Van who still persists in giving the pair various jobs no matter how bad they do. The bike they ride around on is called the Chuck-mobile. Their housing has changed somewhat, too: For the fifth season (1992), they got mobile and towed a caravan behind their bike. In seasons 6 and 7 they used a converted watermill as a base for operations. Since then, their home has not been seen. In 2002, ChuckleVision had a change of direction. The series for that year was a continuous mystery serial. Of course, the unique brand of Chuckle comedy was injected into the plot. Paul and Barry carried it off very well and this has spawned shorter serials in the show in the recent series - such as the popular Purple Pimple episodes (a take on the Scarlet Pimpernel). 2004's season also held a landmark - Barry shaved off his tradmark Chuckle mousetache!!! Thankfully, it returned the following year. ChuckleVision is not the only show Paul and Barry have been in. In 1985 they made it big with a thirteen episode series called Chucklehounds, which was more of a pre-school show. They also made several series of a gameshow called To Me, To You (echoing their catch-phrase) in the late 90's. Every year they also appearing in pantomime and tour the country with their self-penned stage show. 2005's show is called Pirates of the River Rother.moreless
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    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    A Bit of Fry and Laurie was an English sketch-based comedy. It starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who also doubled as the show's writers. The show aired in 4 separate series on BBC 2 between 1989 and 1995. This show came about due to the success of a special aired at Christmas in 1986. A Bit of Fry and Laurie received excellent reviews for its innovative approach to comedy.moreless
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    Armstrong and Miller

    Armstrong and Miller

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    British sketch comedy show featuring Alexander Armstrong (Life Begins) and Ben Miller (Worst Week of My Life, Primeval). Aired for 4 series on Channel 4 until 2001 and returned as The Armstrong and Miller Show on BBC1 in 2007.moreless
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    2point4 Children

    2point4 Children

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Bill and Ben seem at first sight to be a typical couple, married with children Jenny and David and unmarried man-loving family friend Rona. Further developments show, however, that they are prone to situations of an increasingly bizarre nature, belying the ironic implications of the show's title. Also involved periodically are Ben's assistant, the aggressive Christine, his sister Tina, a fluffy, fussy travesty of femininity, Bill's mother Bette and her sister Belle, Ben's father Frank, Rona's Auntie Pearl, Ben's arch enemy and plumber-trickster Jake the Klingon, snotty neighbours Dora and Leonard Grimes, and prospective in-laws Harry and Laura Carson. Clare Woodgate left the show after two seasons, changed her name to Georgina Cates and headed for Hollywood. She is currently married to Skeet Ulrich. Gary Olsen died Sept. 2000.moreless
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    Live and Kicking

    Live and Kicking

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    BBC (ended 2001)
    Live & Kicking was the fourth magazine programme to accommodate the live Saturday morning CBBC slot. The original presenters of the show were Andi Peters, Emma Forbes and John Barrowman. After series one, John took on a recurring role hosting the Electric Circus segment of the show. Andi & Emma continued presenting for the next two series, they were then followed by Jamie Theakston and Zoë Ball who hosted for the next three series, then Steve Wilson and Emma Ledden who hosted series 7 finally, Katy Hill, Ortis Deley, Sarah Cawood and Trey Farley. Katy Hill left the show, to be replaced by Heather Suttie. During it's run the programme had two spin-offs, L&K Friday with lasted for two series, with ran alongside series five and six of the show with the same presenters, except for series two, Emma Ledden couldn't present on Fridays so Liz Fraser took on the role. Alongside the last series of the show, a spin-off of the reality show Castaway merged with L&K to create a gameshow called L&K Castaway, the premise of the show was two teams of contestants joining hosts Tammy Huff and Toby Waterman to compete against one another, this series was narrated by Heather Suttie, unlike other Live & Kicking shows which was narrated by Mitch Johnson. The seventh series of the show saw the ratings drop, on July 4th 2000 it was announced that both Steve Wilson and Emma Ledden had left the show. After a major facelift, and the decision of returning with four new presenters, the show returned in September 2000. Then in an announcement on March 20th 2001 it was revealed that the eighth series was to be the last. The show was relocated to the BBC's Glasgow studios on April 21st 2001.moreless
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