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    University Challenge

    University Challenge

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    Long-running quiz show based on the US format "College Bowl". Two teams of four students representing institutions of higher education, answer questions of a generally more difficult standard than most quiz shows. The original ITV incarnation started on a winner-stays-on system with teams retiring after three victories and the top-scorers returning for a knock-out phase at the end of the series, later changing to the straight knock-out system carried through to the BBC revival.moreless
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    Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

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    Good Neighbours is the BBC comedy television series about the relationship between two couples who are polar opposites. On his 40th birthday, Tom Good (Richard Briers) and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) tire of the rat race and decide to adopt a simple, back to nature lifestyle that includes pigs, chickens and animal waste induced electricity. The Good's newfound lifestyle doesn't go over well with their more conventional, social-climbing neighbors Jerry (Paul Eddington) and Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith).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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    A Question of Sport

    A Question of Sport

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    Welcome to the A Question of Sport guide at TV.com. Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are the current team captains and every week two sports celebrities join each team. They are quizzed on all types of sports and their players. Sue Barker is the current presenter of the programme.moreless
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    Doomwatch

    Doomwatch

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    BBC (ended 1972)
    Welcome to the Doomwatch guide at TV.com. Doomwatch is the code name of a semi-secret government department set up to keep an eye on, and try to contain, potentially hazardous scientific research. A highly independent team, headed by the incorruptible Dr Quist, observe the scientists while MI6 observe them. Projecting what could happen if a particular experiment or technology got out of hand, this exciting 1970s drama series is anchored in scientific fact and is frightingly close to reality…moreless
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    Big Break

    Big Break

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    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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    Till Death Us Do Part

    Till Death Us Do Part

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    BBC (ended 1975)
    Welcome to the Till Death Us Do Part guide. British sitcom; pilot episode aired on July 22, 1965
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    Aquila

    Aquila

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Aquila guide at TV.com. Aquila is a children's sci-fi drama series about two boys who have the ultimate "toy" - an ancient spaceship that actually works. Writen inside the ship is the Latin "Licat volaré si superturgum Aquila volat", meaning "Any man can fly if he rides on the back of an eagle".moreless
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    Men of the World

    Men of the World

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    The day to day adventures of travel agents, Lenny Smart, thirty-ish divorcee and his lodger and colleague Kendle Bains.
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    Cardiac Arrest

    Cardiac Arrest

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Welcome to the Cardiac Arrest guide at TV.com. Made by the BBC and billed as a black comedy, Cardiac Arrest provided a controversial view of a British hospital, rather than staying within the politically correct boundaries that are normally adhered to. Essentially, the plot followed newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin as he finds himself dropped in to a world is is patently unqualified for. Cardiac Arrest ran for 3 series from 1994-96 and although received many complkaints, attracted 8 million viewers at the height of its popularity. In September 2006, more than 600 doctors signed a campaign to pressure the BBC in releasing this series on DVD. They feel that this is the only medical drama that has ever come close to evoking the chaos and black humour of life in British hospital.moreless
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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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    Bread

    Bread

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    BBC (ended 1991)
    Bread was the #1 comedy show of its time in the U.K. and was watched by 21 million people. It was based around a Liverpudlian family, the Boswells, and showed them in all sorts of situations trying to earn money for the week, hence the title "bread".moreless
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    Dark Season

    Dark Season

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    BBC (ended 1991)
    Mr Eldritch, a shades-wearing, bleached-blonde millionaire, arrives at a school claiming to be its benefactor - donating computers to every student. Investigating Eldritch is the ever-inquisitive, wise beyond her years third former Marcie, who with her fifth form friends, Reet and Thomas, uncovers a plot that doesn't just threaten the pupils of the school, but the whole human race!

    With Eldritch exposed, it is hoped that things will return to normal, but Marcie, Reet and Thomas arrive back at the school to find a team of blonde archaeologists digging up the playing field. But since when, as Marcie points out, have archaeologists used mechanical diggers? It soon becomes apparent that Miss Pendragon doesn't want to uncover the past, she wants to reawaken it by summoning up the fearsome Behemoth...moreless
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    Glastonbury

    Glastonbury

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    The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts. For 2005, the enclosed area of the festival was over 900 acres (3.6 km²), had over 385 live performances and was attended by around 150,000 people. While the villagers of Pilton have been complaining about the noise generated during the weekend for many years, in 2007 over 700 acts played on over 80 stages.Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the 1970s, especially the Isle of Wight Festival. Organiser Michael Eavis stated that he decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the nearby Bath and West Showground in 1970. The festival retains vestiges of this tradition, including the Green Futures/Healing Fields area, but the fact that it is now run by a media group that was until recently controlled by Clear Channel Communications might suggest otherwise.festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts. For 2005, the enclosed area of the festival was over 900 acres (3.6 km²), had over 385 live performances and was attended by around 150,000 people. While the villagers of Pilton have been complaining about the noise generated during the weekend for many years, in 2007 over 700 acts played on over 80 stages. Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the 1970s, especially the Isle of Wight Festival. Organiser Michael Eavis stated that he decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the nearby Bath and West Showground in 1970 The festival retains vestiges of this tradition, including the Green Futures/Healing Fields area, but the fact that it is now run by a media group that was until recently controlled by Clear Channel Communications might suggest otherwise.moreless
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    Dave Allen

    Dave Allen

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    British sketch comedy show
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    Pirates

    Pirates

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    British children's sitcom
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    Virtual Murder

    Virtual Murder

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    BBC (ended 1992)
    Welcome to the Virtual Murder guide at TV.com. In this English mystery/detective show, Dr John Cornelius ('JC') is a university lecturer who also works for his city police force as a psychologist. He always goes beyond his work and tries to solve the cases himself. Samantha Valentine is JC's off-beat personal assistant and lover, while Inspector Cadogan is their police contact and Professor Owen Griffiths is Cornelius's long-suffering head of department. The show was filmed in and around Birmingham, England and has a big element of fantasy, something on the lines of The New Avengers - an approach to crime drama which by the early 1990s had gone out of fashion. Where else might you see Father Christmas cycling to a police station to empty a sack of bones on the counter? Alas, only one whimsical series of six episodes was made. Perhaps the show was swimming too much against the tide of gritty realism, but it was well made with strong casts and is long overdue for a repeat on U.K. television. A few unofficial DVDs of all six episodes are now in circulation - which begs the question of why it has not been issued on a proper basis yet.moreless
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    Your Cheatin' Heart

    Your Cheatin' Heart

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    In this six part BBC series, John Byrne, creator of Tutti Frutti, explores the country music scene in an unsentimental portral of Glaswegian life and culture. Local food and wine correspondant Frank McClusky falls in love with waitress Cissi Crouch. Unfortunately for him, she is the wife a convict Dorwood, who is inside serving seven years for a crime he didn't commit. As Frank's life becomes more embroiled with Cissie's, he goes on a mission to track down the guilty men.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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    In Sickness and In Health

    In Sickness and In Health

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    BBC (ended 1992)
    This show is a sequel show to "Till Death Us Do Part". Much like the original show most the humour comes from Alf Garnett's strong opinions on virtually everything. His wife Else only apears in the first season. confined to a wheelchair. Following Else's death Alf has to adjust to single life. venting his anger and frustration on people around him. He spends much of his time with his upstairs neighbour Mrs Hollingberrymoreless
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