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    Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines

    Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    This show follows Jeremy Clarkson as he takes us around the world to find the largest, fastest and craziest modes of transportation ever created.
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    Short Change

    Short Change

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    BBC (ended 2005)
    This consumer show on the BBC features investigations of large and small companies suspected of mistreating young consumers.
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    You Rang, M'Lord

    You Rang, M'Lord

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    BBC (ended 1993)
    Alf Stokes (Paul Shane) and James Twelvetrees (Jeffrey Holland) first meet as soldiers in the trenches in France during the First World War. They find the body of an officer and, assuming that he's dead, Alf robs him of his valuables. Then they find that the officer, the Honourable Teddy Meldrum (Michael Knowles), is still alive so they carry him off to a field hospital. Ten years later, James is working in the household of Teddy's brother, Lord Meldrum (Donald Hewlett). Alf suddenly turns up and is taken on as the new butler, against James' wishes. Alf's daughter, Ivy (Su Pollard) also starts working in the household as a parlour maid. Her relationship with Alf is kept secret. Many of the original cast followed on to this Upstairs Downstairs take-off which was set in a stately home in 1927, and the social differences between the servants and their rich employers. Paul Shane and Su Pollard starred again, and were joined by Donald Hewlett as the rich Lord Meldrum. The story beginns: The show aired four seasons from 1988 to 1993! The theme song is composed by Jimmy Perry & Roy Moore and performed by Bob Monkhouse and Paul Shane.moreless
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    Full Circle (UK)

    Full Circle (UK)

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    Michael Palin takes off again, this time to circumnavigate the Pacific Ocean. Together with his crew, the team traveled 50,000 miles through 17 countries over 10 months. Relive the adventure in this exciting series.moreless
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    Bugs

    Bugs

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    When Nick Beckett, a worker at a Government agency called 'The Hive', is framed over the murder of an official, he seeks help from a company called Gizmos (run by Ros Henderson, with help from her friend, Ed). Together they hunt the villains and go freelance. The BUGS team is formed and begins to solve cases of hi-tech crime and espionage.moreless
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    Oh, Doctor Beeching!

    Oh, Doctor Beeching!

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    A classic sitcom created by a popular comedy writer David Croft launched on August 14, 1995, as a single pilot episode, which was later picked up for a first season. Croft created the series along with Richard Spendlove, a person who worked around 30 years on railways. The show tells the story about a group of people working at the Hatley Station. The staff includes a not-too-bright Jack Skinner, the boss; his wife May; their daughter Gloria; Ethel; Vera Plumtree; Harry lambert and many other people. The stories revolve around the staff and their personal love lifes. The show also reunites Jeffrey Holland, Paul Shane and Su Pollard, who worked together on other BBC comedies, "Hi-De-Hi!" and "You Rang, M'Lord?"moreless
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    The Sculptress

    The Sculptress

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Olive Martin is convicted of killing her mother and sister and is sentenced to life in prison. When author, Rosalind Leigh, is assigned to write a book on her life, she starts to build a relationship with Olive and soon knows she is innocent. She enlists the help of policeman Hal Hawksley to help her prove her innocence and get her justice. Originally broadcast in four parts, the series was edited into two parts for broadcast in the US and was shown on PBS on the 13th and 20th November 1997.moreless
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    Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

    Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Robin Hood wasn't the heroic, lovable bandit history led us to believe. Instead he was a self-centered, yellow-bellied chicken. The brains and courage actuality came from Maid Marian! Marian was in fact the real leader of the Merry Men, who fought to protect the pennyless people of Worksop against the deceitfully worm-like Sheriff of Nottingham and the big nasty ogre called 'King John.' With a lighthearted song and a twist of zaniness, Maid Marian and her Merry Men (for the most part at least!) saved the day. But unintentionally dropped all the credit into Robin's lap.

    Created by 'Black Adders' Tony Robinson and shown on Children's BBC 1.moreless
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    Room 101

    Room 101

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    BBC
    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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    It Ain't Half Hot Mum

    It Ain't Half Hot Mum

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    BBC (ended 1981)
    British military sitcom about a Royal Artillery Concert Party in India.
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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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    Up Pompeii

    Up Pompeii

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    BBC (ended 1970)
    Welcome to the Up Pompeii guide at TV.com. In the vein of and following in the footsteps of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", this bawdy, risque, and hilarious British Comedy is rife with one liners, innuendos, and double entendres, and was the perfect comedy for Britain's mad comedian Frankie Howerd. From his attempt to begin each show with "The Prologue" to his final "Saluté", what occurs in-between is pure Frankie Howerd. The cast around him are his props and his role as the slave Lurcio was one of his finest roles, played to comedic perfection. The series takes place in Pompeii, before the eruption of Vesuvius of course, and relates the day to day trials and tribulations of our star, the slave Lurcio played by Frankie Howerd. The innuendo's begin at once with the names of the characters in the series. Lurcio is slave to philandering Senator Ludicrus Sextus, a rather befuddled senator that is often at odds with both his wife and common sense. His sexy wife Ammonia is forever involving Lurcio in some deed that he needs to keep secret from his master or one that could result in poor Lurcio losing more than just his tunic. Their two children, Erotica and Nausius complicate our poor hapless slaves life even further. If someone needed to be the fall guy, go to jail, be caught in a compromising situation, or some other thankless job, poor Lurcio seems to have been everyone's first choice. Each episode was kept fresh by new and unusual characters showing up with such revealing and evocative names as Ambi Dextrus, Biggia, Bumshus, Felonius, Hernia, James Bondus, Pussus Galoria, Lecherous, Lusha, Mucas, Nefarius, Nymphia, Noxius, Odius, Ponderous, Procuria, Prodigius, Spurios, Tittia, Verminus, Villanus, Voluptua, and many, many more. And, many of the actors and actresses who played these roles went on to fame on other British Comedies. In fact, a good many of the stars of the series "Are You Being Served" can be seen in the various episodes of "Up Pompeii." From Senna the Soothsayer's wild predictions to Nausius' strange poetry, every episode was hilarious from beginning to end and has lost none of it's comedic impact over the years, seeming to have aged to perfection like a fine old wine or and expensive cognac. Luckily, the series survives on video and can be purchased through many locations in both NTSC and PAL formats. The pilot episode entitled "Up Pompeii" aired in September of 1969, with the series beginning to air in March of 1970. The first season consisted of seven episodes, and the second series had six with the series ending in October 1970. In 1971, "Up Pompeii" was made into a movie. There were also two specials, the first of which "Further Up Pompeii!" aired in March of 1975 and the second, also called "Further Up Pompeii" aired in December 1991. In April of 1992, Frankie Howerd entered a British hospital complaining of respiratory problems. Sadly, he passed away on Easter Sunday, 1992.moreless
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    Crown Prosecutor

    Crown Prosecutor

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    Set in a local Crown Prosecution office, this ten episode drama series aired on the BBC1 in 1995.
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    Grange Hill

    Grange Hill

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    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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    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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    Harry Enfield and Chums

    Harry Enfield and Chums

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    Harry Enfield and Chums defined English comedy, and was one of the most popular sketch shows of the nineties. Featuring loads of hilarious chracters and sketches, including Harry Enfiled, Kathy Burke, and Paul Whitehouse among others.moreless
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    Give My Head Peace

    Give My Head Peace

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Welcome to the Give My Head Peace guide at TV.com. Give My Head Peace was a satirical Irish comedy which aired on BBC1 NI between 1998 and 2005.
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    Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

    Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Welcome to The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries guide at TV.com. This detective drama was based on the novels by Ngaio Marsh, a contemporary of Agatha Christie's. Her detective, Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, was an Old Etonian at Scotland Yard from the 1930s onwards. In the pilot, Simon Williams played Alleyn, but he wasn't available in 1993, so Patrick Malahide took over the role. After the first series the BBC ordered three more episodes, all broadcast as specials during 1994.moreless
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    They Think It's All Over

    They Think It's All Over

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    BBC (ended 2006)
    This British quiz show puts celebrities' sporting knowledge to the test. The show takes its name from Kenneth Wolstenholme's famous 1966 World Cup commentary quotation, "they think it's all over ... it is now!" On June 19, 2006 the BBC released a public statement that the show had been axed after 11 years on-air.moreless
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    May to December

    May to December

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Middle-aged solicitor Alec Callender - a partner in Semple, Callender and Henty - is a suburbanite dreamer, pining for Perry Mason-style cases but rarely working on anything more exciting than simple house conveyancing. In the course of his work he meets Zoe Angell, a 26-year-old PE teacher befuddled by her impending divorce; although neither is looking for romance there is an unmistakable spark and soon they embark on the rocky road of a 'spring and autumn' romance.moreless
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