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    Love Hurts

    Love Hurts

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Tessa Piggott is changing her life... drastically. At 41, she is single, a successful high-flyer, and tired of being the boss's mistress. She gives up her highly-paid PR job and her interior-designed flat to become director of a small Third World charity. Determined to devote herself to a new career, she resolves to keep away from men, relationships and the trouble they cause. That is until she meets the charming Frank Carver... divorced ex-plumber and now a millionaire entrepreneur. A hugely popular comedy-drama from successful writing partnership, Marks and Gran. ======================== Release dates UK -- 3 January 1992 ================== Runtime: UK:50 min (30 episodes) Country: UK Language: English Color: Color Certification: Australia:PG ===================== Production Companies * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) ====================== Awards: BAFTA Awards 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Actress -- Zoë Wanamaker 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Original Television Music -- Alan Hawkshaw =============================== Crew: Directed by Roger Bamford Guy Slater Carol Wiseman Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Johnny Byrne writer Barbara Cox Maurice Gran creator Laurence Marks creator Original Music by Alan Hawkshaw Cinematography by Brian Morgan Film Editing by Jake Bernard Graham Walker Casting by Susie Parriss Production Design by Steve Groves Kenneth Sharp Costume Design by Christine Rawlins Makeup Department Margaret Palphramand .... makeup artist Second Unit Director or Assistant Director James Gibb .... assistant director Art Department Robin Heinson .... painter Sound Department Alistair Crocker .... sound recordist (season 2) Philip Meehan .... sound effects editor John Rodda .... sound Other crew Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor Nimi Getter .... gaffer Ofer Margolin .... electrician: Israel Peter Polycarpou .... singer: title song Yehuda Sar-Israel .... second assistant camera Sarah Teboul .... assistant accountant Alexander Yurchikov .... assistant location manager: Russiamoreless
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    999

    999

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Welcome to the 999 guide at TV.com. Michael Buerk presents real-life stories of heroism and bravery which are reconstructed by the emergency services, actors and those involved.
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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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    Rides (UK)

    Rides (UK)

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    BBC (ended 1993)
    Patrice Jenner tries to start all over again with her life when she quits army service after 20 years of duty. Back home she has to figure out what to do and how to get in contact with her daughter. When she finally has a business idea about an all women company, things don't get easier. And when love comes around the corner, things get really messy.moreless
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    Budgie the Little Helicopter

    Budgie the Little Helicopter

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Based on the character created by Sarah, the Duchess of York in her children's book series, Budgie the Little Helicopter is a series that ran for 39 episodes beginning in 1994 and was inspired by the Duchess' flight training experience in the Royal Navy. Budgie, a small blue helicopter with a bright yellow cap lives at Harefield Airfield in Oakhamshire. His friends include Pippa - a green, single-engined monoplane, Lionel the Helicopter, Chuck - a twin Chinook helicopter, Patsy the Stunt Plane, Oliver the Owl, Fergus the Cat and many more.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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    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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    So Haunt Me

    So Haunt Me

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    This is a story of Yetta Feldman, a ghost no less. who haunts a detached house in Meadow Road, scaring off anyone who tries to move in. That is until she meets the Rokeby's, a typical family who decide to help Yetta out.

    This is one of Britain's long forgotten, but popular at the time, sitcoms. Like Yetta herself it seems to rest in peace, but maybe, in this day of popular ghost related programmes like Most Haunted and movies like White Noise, So Haunt Me is long overdue for a revival!
    Characters Yetta Feldman • Miriam Karlin Yetta is our spooky star of the show and she haunts the Rokeby's home cleaning and generally interfering in everything. At first she tries to scare off the Rokeby's but instead befriends them, gradually earning the respect of each one in turn. Her story is a sad one losing her husband Sam at a young age and then she died herself 21 years ago this passover. She's survived by her daughter Carole (with an e!). Peter Rokeby • George Costigan The Dad of the family. He's the reason the family are forced to move into Yetta's house after he looses his job as an advertising copyrighter. Cheesy slogan's just role off his tongue, however he only dreams of being a famous novelist. Sally Rokeby • Tessa Peake-Jones The Mum of the family, Sally is the first to see and speak to Yetta. Tammy Rokeby • Laura Howard Your typical teenage daughter who believes her life is ruined by moving into their 'armpit' of a house, so spends most of her time moaning and groaning more than Yetta does. David Rokeby • Jeremy Green At his old house David had an invisible friend named Mr Barraclough. Of course it was all make believe, so imagine David's luck when his new home has an invisible friend that isn't! Hemingway the Dog • Minder The family pet Rottweiler... shhh, yes I know it's a Corgi but don't tell the dog that, the shock'll kill him!
    So Haunt Me is a Cinema Verity production written and created by Paul A. Mendelson and produced by Caroline Gold.moreless
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    Challenge Anneka

    Challenge Anneka

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    Challenge Anneka was produced by Mentom for the BBC and was shown on BBC1 on a Saturday Evening slot from 1989 to 1995. The format was first tried as a one of stunt for Children in Need in 1987. The basic idea of the show was that Anneka Rice would be challenge to complete a charitable project of some sort in a set period of time with no knowledge of the project beforehand. The catch was that she did not have any money to do these tasks but instead has to convince people to donate the materials that where needed for the challenge. These challenges featured locations both in England and abroad. During the Challenges Anneka would be based in a large Blue Mobile home and when travelling to companies to try and get them to donate items or expertise would use a small blue "4x4" buggy. She was also one of the first people to be seem regularly using a mobile phone, this she used to organise meetings with companies and other organisational purposes. You often also got to see her soundman Dave Chapman on screen as he would frequently help her out. Another frequent face was Pedro the dog. A lot of the fun in the show was as a lot of these types of programs seeing if they would complete the project in time. Occasionally they would not quite make their deadline that was typically 2 or 3 days but the people working on the project usually volunteered to stay on and complete it if this was the case. Some examples of the challenges Anneka received are that she was asked to build an orphanage in Kenya in 48 hours, where as in another episode they restored a historic pier in Swansea or to restore a Playbus for disadvantaged children. One reason the show was so interesting was the wide range of challenges Anneka faced. These challenges where usually started by Anneka looking out for someone in a particular area she had been tipped off about from a articulated lorry which was used when collecting items for the show. The challenge would normally be written on a piece of card often in someone possession. For example "this child has no where live and needs a place at an orphanage" with the back of the card having something like "you need to build the orphanage". This show won a "Bronze Rose of Montreux" in 1991 and was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards in the same year in the categories of "Best Sound Supervisor" for Dave Chapman and "Best Video Cameraman" for Martin Hawkins.moreless
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    Jasper Carrott: Back to the Front

    Jasper Carrott: Back to the Front

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Welcome to the Jasper Carrott: Back to the Front guide at TV.com. 3 hours of pure Jasper Carrott jewels to keep you laughing until Christmas, and then the next Christmas, and then the next Christmas...moreless
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    Airport (UK)

    Airport (UK)

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    BBC (ended 2005)
    This program shows just what goes on in the airport. Whether it's someone missing their flight, a celebrity flying in or even two people having a fight, we see it. This show is based at London Heathrow Airport.moreless
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    Mrs. Merton and Malcolm

    Mrs. Merton and Malcolm

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    A British sitcom based on Mrs Merton who fresh out of her previous show, The Mrs Merton Show, introduces her son Malcolm where each episode follows a day in their lives. The show received mixed reviews with fans saying that it has led to future comedy's formats, but on the other hand, some sources claim it to be 'disturbing'.moreless
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    Karaoke

    Karaoke

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Daniel Feeld is a successful screenwriter whose world is coming to pieces. He is suffering agonizing pain in his nether regions on two counts: (1) a physical illness in his bowels that his doctors repeatedly misdiagnose, and (2) an insufferable director who, in an obsessional effort to place the actress who is also his mistress at the centre of every shot, is bent on wrecking Feeld's latest drama, called Karaoke. Through a haze of pain dulled first by alcohol and then by morphine, Daniel begins to notice people all around him seem to be repeating scraps of dialogue from his play. Is his script a psychic forecast of reality, or has he himself only been lip-synching to some prewritten karaoke script? When he discovers he has accidentally named his repulsive little villain after an actual (and dangerous) person, he must reconsider the relationship between his real and fictional worlds. Then he is given the opportunity to grant a boon that only someone in his position can do with equanimity. Together with the companion series Cold Lazarus, which picks up Daniel Feeld's story 374 years later, this was Dennis Potter's last work, written after he was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the pancreas with a prognosis of just three months to live. It is therefore a conscious summation and farewell and, as Potter says in the introduction to the scripts of both series, "a glancing valediction to all the previous works as well." Potter's characteristic self-referentiality therefore transcends the three levels of Potter, Feeld and Oliver Morse. (Morse is to Feeld what Feeld is to Potter and, in a brilliant bit of casting, was played by Ian McDiarmid, who so closely resembles Potter that some preview critics believed that the author, closing the referential circle, was himself appearing as his protagonist's protagonist, so to speak.) It encompasses material directly and indirectly quoted from earlier Potter dramas such as: Son of Man Blue Remembered Hills Pennies from Heaven (the song itself stands at the centre of Karaoke's denouement), Lipstick on Your Collar (e.g., Karaoke's opening sequence), Blackeyes and, above all, The Singing Detective. Initial critical response to Karaoke was hotly divided, largely over the matter of self-quotation which some saw as a weakness. Others, however, accepting this feature as one of the givens (the "cutting-room floor" and the Steenbeck editing console that dominate the drama), discovered a narrative fabric with a richness and complexity as great as, or greater than, that found in Potter's previously established masterpieces. ========================= Runtime: 50 min (4 episodes) Country: UK Language: English Color: Color ========================== Crew: Directed by Renny Rye Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Dennis Potter Original Music by Christopher Gunning Cinematography by Ashley Rowe Film Editing by Clare Douglas Casting by Mary Selway Sarah Trevis Production Design by Gary Williamson Art Direction by Sarah Jane Cornish Paul Cross Costume Design by Janty Yates Makeup Department Alan Boyle .... makeup artist: Albert Finney Elaine Davis .... makeup artist Carmel Jackson .... makeup artist Dorka Nieradzik .... hair designer Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup designer Production Management Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Adam Goodman .... second assistant director Sallie Anne Hard .... third assistant director Nick Heckstall-Smith .... first assistant director Jo Marshall .... third assistant director Art Department John Bohan .... construction coordinator Judy Farr .... set dresser Sarah Hauldren .... assistant art director Robin Heinson .... painter Chas Johnson .... property master Dave Morris .... property buyer Sound Department Mark Auguste .... sound editor Simon Firsht .... sound maintenance Dominic Lester .... dubbing mixer John Midgley .... sound recordist Robin O'Donoghue .... dubbing mixer Clive Osborne .... boom operator Visual Effects by Stuart Brisdon .... visual special effects Other crew Catherine Brandish .... clapper loader Ian Clark .... focus puller Lindy Davies .... performance consultant Sam Donovan .... script supervisor Wendy Edgar-Jones .... assistant editor Lisa Gravelle .... location manager Sarah Hammond .... assistant to producers Alexandra Harris .... assistant to producer Kevin Higgins .... grip Vivien Jordan .... production coordinator Mark Lane .... assistant editor Sandra Nixon .... production accountant Kevin Rudge .... clapper loader Jane Soans .... location manager Andrew Taylor .... gaffer Jo Thomas .... assistant to producers Amanda Trewin .... costume assistant Mariam Vossough .... production assistant Marion Weise .... costume supervisor John Whickman .... best boy ============================== Production Companies * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) * Channel 4 Television Corporation * Whistling Gypsy Production Distributors * Bravo Cable ========================== Awards: BAFTA Awards 1997 -- Nominated -- Best Actor -- Albert Finney ========================== Release dates: Portugal -- 6 October 1996 Finland -- 29 March 1997 USA -- 2 June 1997 ====================== Followed by: "Cold Lazarus" (1996) (mini) Edited into: "Cold Lazarus" (1996) (mini) ============================ Filming Location: London, England, UK ===========================moreless
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    Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

    Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    In this charming animated special, Rudolph's out-of-shape son, Robbie, must endure difficult training before entering a race for the ultimate prize--a spot on Santa's sleigh-pulling team. Unfortunately, Robbie faces a couple of obstacles: Reindeer buddy Blitzen isn't playing fair, and sultry Vixen is on a mission to chase down Robbie's heart! Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Ben Stiller, Jim Belushi, Brad Garrett, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, and James Woods give voice to the Hooves of Fire gang.moreless
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    Next of Kin

    Next of Kin

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    BBC (ended 1997)
    Maggie and Andrew Prentice have taken early retirement and are looking forward to spending their last decades sipping good wine and enjoying the fine cuisine and clement climate at their new home in France. But their plans are shelved by the death in a car crash of their estranged son Graham and his humourless wife. As the next of kin, the Prentices become the legal guardians of their three grandchildren, Georgia (13), Philip (11) and Jake (5), and their menagerie of pets. It's a rum do, especially for Maggie who readily admits that she loathes children and was never cut out for motherhood. To make matters worse, the sprogs are essentially miniature versions of their parents, indoctrinated as haters of humankind, virulent anti-smokers and champions of various modern-day concerns: whales, trees, the environment, sexual politics, and so on. (The original cast was rounded off by the Prentices' house-cleaner, Liz, who has a crush on Tom, a Lothario builder employed by the family.) After the 1995 Christmas special the Prentices officially adopt their young charges.moreless
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    On The Up

    On The Up

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    BBC (ended 1992)
    Tony Carpenter (Dennis Waterman) is a self-made millionaire and owner of a booming executive car hire business. He's made his way to the top but hasn't forgot his east-end roots, and much to his snooty wife's disgust, he treats his employees like friends. There's Mrs Wembley (Joan Sims) the cook, Sam (Sam Kelly) the chauffeur and of course his personal assistant Maggie (Jenna Russell), none of which he could live without. Follow this comical bunch of characters and Tony's troublesome daughter through trial and tribulations, in this entertaining sitcom about life when it's on the up! First aired date: September 4, 1990 Last aired date: November 2, 1992 Original air time: Tuesday 8:30:00 pm From BBC Comedy Guidemoreless
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    Canned Carrott

    Canned Carrott

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    BBC (ended 1992)
    Canned Carrott was a 30 minute pre-recorded slot given to comedy genius Jasper Carrott. It also starred Robert Powell, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The shows suture was 2 stand up routines with Jasper, Jaspers spoofs of then current TV commericals, A sketch with Putt & Dennis (Jasper guest starred in a couple of their sketches), Jaspers own weekly slapstick Benny Hill style sketch 'Wiggy', and his short sketch 'The Detectives' with Robert Powell. After Canned Carrott ended The Detectives returned to the screen in an expanded form as its own full length 30 minute sitcom (which ran for 5 whole series). Aswell as Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis agetting had their own spin off sketch show series 'The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show' which ran for 2 series, Canned Carrott is such a templete its where it all began Canned Carrot ran for 2 series of 6 episodesmoreless
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    All Rise For Julian Clary

    All Rise For Julian Clary

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    BBC (ended 2006)
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    Julia Jekyll & Harriet Hyde

    Julia Jekyll & Harriet Hyde

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    Julia Jekyll attends a private school where she is top in all the subjects. No one can compare or compete with her. Until that is Sharon and Nicola Blister decide to change things. They interfere with a science project which Julia is working on and when she drinks it - she transforms into Harriet Hyde - a horrible hairy creature. Can Julia keep her double personality quiet - or will everyone find out the truth.moreless
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    The Wild House

    The Wild House

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    BBC (ended 1999)
    Welcome to The Wild House guide at TV.com. Smart and cute serialized children's series, set in the home of the crazy Wild family: parents and three precocious children. Taking center-stage is Natalie, a clever and articulate 13-year-old making the transition from childish concerns to teenage woes - worrying about clothes, boyfriends and all that. With his obsession about wildlife, Natalie's ten-year-old brother Arthur (nicknamed 'Wart') seems intent on becoming the next David Attenborough; sister Serena, 16, just wants a boyfriend. Mum and Dad have (in the stories) less to do than their offspring but, at various times, all of the Wilds (even the dog) speak directly to the camera, commenting upon their lives while random dream-like images are projected behind them. By the start of the second series Serena has left for Boston on a science scholarship, and several episodes later Mum and Dad join her in the USA, leaving the rest of the clan to be looked after by aunts, uncles and a granny. Cousin Georgina, a feisty 16-year-old, also moves in. In the finale, the rest of the Wild clan prepared to move Stateside.moreless
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