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    Secret Army

    Secret Army

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    BBC (ended 1979)
    Welcome to the Secret Army guide at TV.com. This is an old British show made by the BBC in the late 1970s. It is about the adventures of a second world war Belgian resistance organization called Lifeline, with its centre of operations at a Brussels bar called the Cafe Candide, owned by Albert Foiret. Albert is helped in his resistance work by his gorgeous waitress Natalie Chantrens and by his girlfriend Monique Duchamps. The leader of Lifeline is Lisa Colbert, and their arch-enemy is Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler of the SS, whose superiors in Berlin have given him the job of breaking the organization Secret Army first ran in the UK from 1977 to 1979, with a six-part sequel in 1981 called Kessler. Secret Army is still sometimes repeated around the world, though mainly in Europe, and all series are now available on DVD.moreless
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    Benny Hill

    Benny Hill

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    BBC (ended 1963)
    This show was a live sitcom anthology in which Benny played a different character in every episode.
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    Second Sight

    Second Sight

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    BBC (ended 2001)
    Welcome to the Second Sight guide at TV.com. Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner is a non-conformist workaholic cop who solves crimes by putting his faith in only the cold hard facts he can see. When a rare disorder attacks his cornea, causing intermittent blindness and hallucinations, Tanner conceals his problem for the sake of his pride – and his career. As Tanner faces a myriad of obstacles in learning how to adapt to his condition, he begins to learn that there is more to murder than visibly meets the eye. Intuition prevails over simple eyesight as he discovers that success (and his very survival) will depend on the use of all his senses.moreless
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    The Dick Emery Show

    The Dick Emery Show

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    BBC (ended 1981)
    British sketch comedy show
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    Telford's Change

    Telford's Change

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    BBC (ended 1979)
    Telford's Change deals with the lives of the Telford family, Mark Telford played by Peter Barkworth, Sylvia Telford played by Hannah Gordon and Peter Telford played by Michael Maloney. Mark Telford has decided to change his career, from an International banker travelling the world to a bank manager in a provincial bank in Dover. The effect of this change is studied in this 10 episode soap-serial.moreless
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    Ace Lightning

    Ace Lightning

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    BBC (ended 2005)
    Welcome to the Ace Lightning guide at TV.com. Ace Lightning combines live action with CGI animated characters.
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    When the Boat Comes In

    When the Boat Comes In

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    BBC (ended 1981)
    Welcome to the When the Boat Comes In guide at TV.com. This gritty Northern period drama, set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the World Wars, follows the struggles of former sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the great depression of the 1920s, trade union activists and an uncaring society. Ford has had his fill of struggle in the trenches and is now determined to make something of himself in the brave new world. In the event, he uses cunning, guile, and an enormous degree of cynicism to make and lose two fortunes and any number of friends...moreless
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    Billy Bunter

    Billy Bunter

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    BBC (ended 1961)
    British sitcom
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    Z Cars

    Z Cars

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    BBC (ended 1978)
    Welcome to the Z Cars guide at TV.com.

    This long-running BBC drama series dealt with the goings on of the Newtown police and their Ford Zephyr squad cars or "Z Cars". Eschewing the post-war idyll presented in Dixon of Dock Green, Z Cars reinvented the genre for the 1960s, with an emphasis on personal drama and the day-to-day lives of an ensemble cast, combining police procedural and 'kitchen sink' drama. The show was initially filmed in the studio, but made extensive use of filmed inserts, which brought added realism. Early episodes were commonly screened live.

    The new realism excited some initial controversy, but the show became a ratings winner, leading to the commissioning of further episodes to extend the series beyond its planned 13-week run. By the mid 1960s, Z Cars had become a fixture in the schedules, switching to year-round twice-weekly broadcasts in 1967 before reverting to a conventional 50-minute drama format in 1971.

    Z Cars ran to 798 broadcast episodes, an unprecedented figure for any non-'soap' that remained unmatched until ITV's own version of the show, The Bill, passed it in 1994.

    Detectives Barlow and Watt featured in successful spin-off series Softly Softly and its sequels from 1966 to 1976.moreless
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    50/50

    50/50

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    BBC (ended 2005)
    50/50 features two teams of 50 children from two different schools who go head to head in a number of challenges hoping to win the 50/50 trophy.
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    Brush Strokes

    Brush Strokes

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    BBC (ended 1991)
    Jacko (Karl Howman) is a painter and decorator with an eye for the ladies. He works with Eric (Mike Walling), who's married to his sister Jean (Nicky Croydon). The painting and decorating firm they work for is owned by Lionel Bainbridge (Gary Waldhorn). Other characters include Lionel's wife, Veronica (Elizabeth Counsell), his daughter Lelsey (Kim Thomson, later Erika Hoffman) and wine bar owner Elmo Putney (Howard Lew Lewis).moreless
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    The Lifeboat

    The Lifeboat

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    BBC drama about the lives of the crew of a Welsh lifeboat station in the fictitious town of Penrhys.
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    The One Show

    The One Show

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    BBC
    The One Show is a topical magazine-style television programme, broadcast on weekdays at 7pm on BBC One. Originally presented by Adrian Chiles and Nadia Sawalha in 2006 the show was the biggest single commission outside returning drama the BBC has ever handed out. Chiles was later joined by Myleene Klass when the show returned after a break in 2007 and then her replacement Christine Bleakley. Following a number of presenting changes it is currently presented by Alex Jones with Matt Baker on Monday's to Thursday's and Chris Evans on Friday's.moreless
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    Pointless Celebrities

    Pointless Celebrities

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    BBC
    Pointless Celebrities is the BBC quiz hosted by Alexander Armstrong where celebrities go head-to-head in a general knowledge quiz where contestants try to think of answers that the public might not have. One hundred members of the public are surveyed and give as many answers as they please, and the object is to guess the most obscure ones, not the most popular. Whoever scores the lowest wins in this hilarious celebrity quiz.moreless
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    Still Game

    Still Game

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    BBC
    Still Game is a comedy based around the lives of pensioner pals Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade. It's set in and around a fictional part of Glasgow called Craiglang, and Jack and Victor's home in Osprey Heights. Focusing on the ironies and comedy of old age with humour, tenderness and pathos, these OAPS prove they're still game for anything the world can throw at them. The show enjoyes the highest viewing figures that any Scottish programme has seen in the last ten years. The third series first episode alone drew 1,520,100 viewers - 47% of Scotland's total viewing audience. This makes it the most watched BBC comedy in Scotland ever, outperforming even its parent show, Chewin' the Fat. After negotations with BBC London, Still Game will finally receive the UK-wide slot it deserves, as of series 4. (Previously, fans from south of the border have only been able to watch the series through Sky digital channel 941 or on DVD/VHS.)moreless
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    Hotel Babylon

    Hotel Babylon

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    BBC
    Welcome to the Hotel Babylon guide at TV.com. This British drama show from the BBC was launched in January 2006. A second season of eight episodes began on 15 February 2007 and a third on 19 February 2008. The show takes us behind the the scenes of a luxurious five-star London hotel, where manager Rebecca Mitchell leads a team whose job is to give a superlative service to guests who are often less than five star. We see a series of dramas centering on the problems of the rich and the famous, with the hotel's staff always on hand to help - and keen to make a little extra money. The eight episodes of the first series were based on the book Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous - the unknown joint author was billed as the manager of one of London's leading five-star hotels.moreless
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    Have I Got News for You

    Have I Got News for You

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    BBC
    "Have I Got News For You" is a long-running, satirical panel quiz, poking fun at the news stories of the past week. Each week two guests join team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, with a guest host presiding over the points.moreless
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    Paradox

    Paradox

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    BBC (ended 2009)
    If you saw the future would you change it? That is the dilemma facing Detective Inspector Rebecca Flint (Tamzin Outhwaite) and astrophysicist Dr. Christian King (Emun Elliott) who have seen the disastrous events awaiting the world, after they receive a mysterious transmission of images from space that show pictures of events lying 18 hours in the future.moreless
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    The Royle Family

    The Royle Family

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    You could probably see a glimpse of your own family in the Royles. Mum (Sue Johnston), Dad (Ricky Tomlinson), Denise (Caroline Aherne) Antony (Ralf Little) and Denise's husband, Dave Best (Craig Cash) sit in front of the television in their dirty, untidy living room and are constantly smoking, talking and bickering. Created by Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash.moreless
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    Single Father

    Single Father

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    BBC
    Dave's (David Tennant) wife has just died, leaving him to bring up their four children alone. Follow as the drama unfolds, as the single father battles his feelings as he tries to keep his family afloat.moreless
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