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    The Queens Nose

    The Queens Nose

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Young Harmony is given a magical 50p coin by her mysterious Uncle Ginger who promptly disappears while exploring in Tibet. When she rubs the Queen's nose on the coin, Harmony is granted ten wishes - which inevitably brings chaos and only Uncle Ginger can help. The show is based on the original novel by Dick King Smith German Title: Die Magische Münze Awards 1996 - British Academy of Film and Television Arts, UK Best Children's Drama [Clive Parsons, Davina Belling, Carol Wiseman] - nominatedmoreless
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    Crimewatch UK

    Crimewatch UK

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    Crimewatch UK is a BBC television appeal programme that helps police all over the UK solve cases with calls from viewers. The programme features various appeal request methods such as CCTV footage and reconstructions. In the 26 years, Crimewatch UK has been airing it has featured over 2500 cases and as a result of viewers calls providing information many arrests/convictions have been made. Nick Ross and Sue Cook originally presented the show, which began airing weekly in 1984. The pair continued presenting until 1995, when Sue left, replaced by Jill Dando. Jill herself became subject of the show, after been murdered in 1999. From here onwards, Fiona Bruce presented alongside Nick. In 2007 both Nick and Fiona left the show. From January 2008, the show began airing with a new look, presented by newsreader Kirsty Young, with Rav Wilding hosting segments of the show, as he has done since 2004, and the addition of a co-presenter in the form of Matthew Amroliwala. The show currently airs two episodes in the last week of each month, the first features the months cases and airs between 9pm and 10pm on BBC One. The second airs after the local news between 10.35pm and 10.45pm, and features updates on the cases featured in the earlier show.moreless
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    Grange Hill

    Grange Hill

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    Grange Hill is one of the most successful television children's dramas of all time. The drama takes a look at teenagers and their dilemmas in a Secondary school. Grange Hill ran for 30 years and many of the actors have gone on to star in other well known programmes such as Brookside, ER and Eastenders. It was first shown in 1978 and after 31 series and 601 episodes ended on September 15th 2008.moreless
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    Watchdog (UK)

    Watchdog (UK)

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    Watchdog tackles viewers consumer issues and problems head on, whether it's taking it direct to a company or contacting someone who can solve the problem. Since 2009, BBC show Rogue Traders has been incorporated into a newly formatted hour long show. Currently presented by Anne Robinson/, returning host and Rogue Traders host Anita Rani and new to the team Rogue Traders host Matt Allwright. The show's 25th series is currently airing on Thursday nights at 8pm on BBC One.moreless
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    The Animals of Farthing Wood

    The Animals of Farthing Wood

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    Welcome to The Animals of Farthing Wood guide. This animated series is based on the books by Colin Dann. It follows a group of animals who are forced to leave their home in Farthing Wood as it is being destroyed by humans and journey to a wildlife sanctuary called White Deer Park. With the long and dangerous journey ahead of them the animals take the Oath of Protection. This means that they must protect and help one another and most importantly not eat one another. Following their guide Toad and their leader Fox, the animals consisting of predators like Owl, Kestrel, Badger and Adder and smaller animals like Rabbits, Hares and Mice take off on a journey that will not only make them legends but friends as well.moreless
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    Dangerfield

    Dangerfield

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Welcome to the Dangerfield guide at TV.com.

    Set in the beautiful rural towns of Warwick and Leamington Spa, the show followed police surgeon Dr Paul Dangerfield, now relocated from London to Warwickshire following the tragic death of his wife Celia in a car crash. A single parent to teenagers Alison and Marty, Dangerfield first worked under the watchful eye of Birmingham-born DI Ken Jackson, but later years was presented with other police bosses including DS Helen Diamond and DI Frank Dagley.

    It wasn't all gloom and doom for widower Dangerfield, however, as he did find time, after a suitable mourning period, to briefly romance feisty barrister Kate Durrani and on a longer-term basis, his medical colleague Dr Joanna Stevens. Following his daughter Al's marriage, Dangerfield decided to leave Warwickshire at the end of the fourth series and was replaced by his GP friend Dr Jonathan Paige whose police boss was the attractive DI Gillian Cramer.moreless
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    Chewin' The Fat

    Chewin' The Fat

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    Chewin' the Fat was a cult smash in Scotland, an award-winner, and was watched/worshipped with a fervour unseen since the heyday of Rab C. Nesbitt. A sketch show, it poked fun at Scottish, US and English sterotypes, merging farce, outrageous humour, social commentary. Two characters, Jack and Victor, have gone on to form their own spin-off series, Still Game, which has further smashed CTF's own record. Other possible spin-offs were discussed, including Ronald Villiers. Go right on, Ford and Greg and the team: You've nowhere to stay but put.moreless
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    Big Break

    Big Break

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    Big Break is a British game show based around the game of snooker, it is presented by comedian Jim Davidson and former snooker player John Virgo. There are three contestants participating, each joined by a professional snooker player chosen at random. The contestant would answer the questions and the pro player would take care of the elements occurring on the snooker table.
    The following are the rounds in Big Break:

    Red Hot
    Each contestant starts with ten seconds on their clock, they are then given three questions, for each one they get right ten seconds is added to their clock. The snooker player then has to pot as many of the 10 red balls in the time won by the contestants. The lowest scoring team is eliminated.

    Virgo's Trick Shot
    The contestant eliminated in Red Hot is given the chance to win a consolation prize, they have to recreate a trick shot performed by John Virgo.

    Pocket Money
    The snooker player would play by traditional snooker rules for ninety seconds. For every ball they potted it would be worth money for their contestant, the values in pounds were ten times the points in snooker (so the reds are worth £10, the yellow is £20 and so on). If the player missed a ball the contestant would have to answer a question before play is resumed, the category of the question is determined by which ball is missed. The lowest scoring team is eliminated.

    Categories:
    • Red (Pot Luck)
    • Yellow (Past)
    • Green (Music)
    • Brown (Places)
    • Blue (People)
    • Pink (Sports)
    • Black (Screen)

    Make or Break?
    In the final it is down to the snooker player to eliminate all the balls from the table, playing by traditional snooker rules. For each colour they eliminate a prize is won for the contestant. To make things easier, the contestant is given the chance to eliminate up to five reds from the table by answering five questions, this will allow the player to reach the colours more quickly and win more prizes. There are ninety seconds for the contestant to answer the five questions and the player to eliminate the balls.moreless
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    Film '72

    Film '72

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    The popular UK movie review and magazine show started in 1972 on the BBC, with the name Film '72. It continues to run each year, changing its name with the year.

    The original host was Barry Norman, who was succeeded by Jonathan Ross.moreless
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    Howard's Way

    Howard's Way

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    The BBC's answer to Dynasty, Howards' Way was launched in 1985 with an enormous 1 million pound budget. The main characters in the show were 'best boat designer in the world' Tom Howard, his boutique running wife Jan Howard, 'I'll have a drink' Jack Rolfe and a nasty man called Ken Masters. It starred Maurice Colbourne. Simon May and Leslie Osborne (now composers for EastEnders) put together a classical and yet unforgettable theme tune which you will be humming away for weeks once you hear it, you've been warned!moreless
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    Tomorrow's World

    Tomorrow's World

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    British educational series
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    Playing the Field

    Playing the Field

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    A five year journey with quite probably the gutsiest women's football team every to grace the small screen. The series follows them on and off the field, as they show you that football is more than just a matter of life and death.

    The series starts with a big day for the Castlefield Blues - player Theresa Mullen is getting married. All the team, supporters, friends and family turn out for the wedding. Even Mum, who hasn't left the house in years. Everyone's there - everyone, that is, except the Groom. Emotions run high, and this is only the beginning for a team of players who spend the next five years fighting - to stay in the league, to stay together, and to win the Cup Final. Chasing sponsorship and the dream of winning the Championship, the Blues stick together as marriage breaks up, romances begin and family loyalaties crumble.moreless
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    Pebble Mill

    Pebble Mill

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    This is the 4th version of a legendary BBC chat show. It started off as Pebble Mill at One, was renamed to Daytime Live, to Scene Today and finally to Pebble Mill.moreless
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    Children in Need

    Children in Need

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    Children In Need is, in itself, a charity which raises money for unfortunate children in the UK.

    Although the show as we know it today didn't begin airing until November 1980. Various radio appeals on behalf of the charity had aired since 1927 and then 'The Childrens Hour Christmas Appeal' aired, on Christmas Day in 1955, starting off the Children In Need Television campaigns, in between then and 1979, many famous faces of the time took to raising money for the charity, by hosting short 5 minute appeals, called 'Children In Need of Care'. Terry Wogan who has presented all of the telethons since they started in 1980, began with 2 of these appeals in 1978 and 1979.

    Since November 1980, the BBC has broadcast the show as a telethon. The show was hosted by Terry Wogan, Esther Rantzen and Sue Lawley and unlike todays shows, were the shows are in 2 parts with a break for the news in between, was split into 6 parts around the schedule on the night.

    The shows star an amalgamation of hundreds of TV Stars, Celebrities, Comedians and Musicians work, as they all pull together to entertain the British public, making sure that the message of why they're doing it is regularily emphasised.

    Regular film inserts are featured showing stories from various needy children and how the viewers pledges can help them, alongside Celebrity supporters.

    The show like the BBC's other fundraising telethon Comic Relief is often helped by many shows from ITV & Channel 4, over the years. The casts of Emmerdale, Coronation Street, How Clean Is Your House?, Birds of a Feather and EastEnders have all contributed with special mini-episodes featured within the main show, over the years.

    The mascot of Children in Need Pudsey Bear first appeared in 1985 and he got his registered charity status in 1989.moreless
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    The Brittas Empire

    The Brittas Empire

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    The Brittas Empire was a popular BBC1 Television programme that ran from 1991 to 1997 with two Christmas Specials and various variety shorts including Get Fit With Brittas, six 10-minute programmes offering advice on fitness and good health. Gordon Brittas is a Leisure Centre manager with a dream. Due to the unexplained collapse of his last Leisure Centre during his time in temporary charge, he was given a glowing reference and 'encouraged' to take up a managerial position at Whitbury Leisure Centre. His 'loyal' staff have stories of their own, like Carole Parkinson, the receptionist, whose husband has left her, forcing her to keep her baby in the drawer under her desk. Also Tim Whistler and Gavin Featherly, the fitness instructors whose relationship Brittas always seems to be oblivious to. Julie Porter, Brittas' secretary, is always 'too busy' to do anything for him, and constantly looking for chances to show him up. Linda Perkin, the ever-ready staff member who always believes what Brittas says is best. Laura Lancing, Brittas' hard-working deputy manager (dry), is in and out of relationships with her estranged husband, Michael T. Farrell (III). Finally, Colin Weatherby, Brittas' deputy manager (wet) is keen and devoted to anything Brittas says is best, but isn't the cleanest or healthiest of people and always has a bandage over the wound on his hand. Whatever chaotic incidents occur, Brittas and his staff emerge unscathed, from ceiling collapses, rooms full of ice, other world invaders, tropical spiders and propane gas explosions.moreless
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    Room 101

    Room 101

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    If you had the chance to banish some of your worst nightmares to the depth of Room 101 what would they be and why? Frank Skinner presents this comical chat show asking guests to nominate their pet hates, he then chooses one to banish. Originally hosted by Nick Hancock then Paul Merson; they presented the show with a different format whereby one guest was on the show talking about a number of items they want to put in Room 101 and Hancock/Merson would decide if the item should go in.moreless
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    Dinnerladies

    Dinnerladies

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    Created by, written by and starring the one and only Victoria Wood, Dinnerladies chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a "manky old canteen" up in the north of England. Bren (Wood) tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with her unspoken love for the canteen supervisor, sex-obsessed cancer sufferer Tony. Dolly and Jean are the bickering menopausal older women, always at odds but best friends underneath it all. Then there's thick-as-two-short-planks Anita, always off living on her own planet, and the terminally uninterested Twinkle, more concerned with her sex life and having a good time than anything else. Making up the motley crew are military man Stan, the handyman, obsessed with following rules and regulations, and ditzy Philippa, the Personnel officer, who never seems to get anything right. Dinnerladies ran for two seasons, from 98 to 2000, and ended due to Victoria Wood's refusal to do any more. Like the best sitcoms, Dinnerladies went out at the top of its game, resolving everyone's storylines. In the UK and still can be seen on UK TV Gold most nights. One of the most consistently funny sitcoms in recent years, the sixteen episodes provide a lasting testament to Wood's comedy genius.moreless
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    Pocket Dragon Adventures

    Pocket Dragon Adventures

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    A world of dragons who breathe and starve all day but they arrive in time just to save the day.Pocket Dragon Adventures is based on the highly successful line of Pocket Dragon collectibles created by artist, Real Musgrave.moreless
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    Microsoap

    Microsoap

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    Welcome to the Microsoap guide at TV.com. Microsoap is based around Emily Parker and her brother Joe, who's parents are total opposites their mom like to Bungee Jump and eat Baked Beans out of cans, whereas their Dad arranges cans of soup in aphabetical order. So they divorce. Their mom meet a builder named Roger and Roger buys the house next door to the Parkers and knocks down the wall between the homes so it's just one big house where Roger, Mom, Emily, Joe and Rogers three children David, Felicity and Robbie can live in. Their Dad meets a theropist and he marries her. This Show aired on BBC-1 and Disney Channel UK. BBC-1 doesn't air Microsoap. Broadcast Schedule: Disney Channel: Disney Channel UK air Microsoap every night at 1.25 am FAQ Where are the cast now? Rebecca Hunter (Emily): After Microsoap Rebecca auditioned for "Star Street" which she got the role. The Show was about a band struggeling. In real-life a band was part of the audition. The band were called allSTARS. They released 4 cd's and 1 album before they were dropped from their record label on the 19th of June 2002. Is there any "Microsoap" merchandise?Yes there has been a book series released through BBC Books. But we're not sure if you can still buy them! Why are there so many episodes listed and only a handful shown?Apparently the cast took a short time off and filmed loads of episodes but BBC dropped the show. Why are there so many episodes listed as air-dates January 2003? If any episode has that air-date then I don't know what airdate it airedmoreless
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    Good Morning... with Anne and Nick

    Good Morning... with Anne and Nick

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    The BBC's response to ITV's successful daytime magazine show This Morning was a similar but gentler programme reuniting Anne Diamond and Nick Owen, formerly hosts of the breakfast show "Good Morning Britain" (and with a title shamelessly echoing that successful series). The rapport between the hosts was undimmed, and the show gained a loyal following - but never enough to dethrone its ITV rival as the top-rated daytime show.moreless
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