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    Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf

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    BBC Two
    3 Million Years from Earth, the mining ship Red Dwarf Its crew: Dave Lister, the last crew member alive Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of his dead bunkmate Cat, a humanoid, evolved from Lister's cat. Additional: The ship's crew has come across new members: Kryten, a series 4000 mechanoid rescued from the Nova 5 Navigation Officer Kristine Kochanski, from a parallel universe. I am Holly, the ship's computer with an IQ of 6000 (and rapidly decreasing). Message Ends. ========================== Welcome to the Red Dwarf guide. Enjoy the backstory and details of one of the best SF parodies ever created for TV.moreless
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    Postman Pat

    Postman Pat

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    BBC Two (ended 2008)
    Postman Pat was based on a series of books by John Cunliffe, the program is about a rural postman who helps his friends in the village of Greendale, based supposedly in Cumbria, England. The first series of thirteen 15-minute episodes was produced by Woodland Animations and broadcast by the BBC in 1981. Ivor Wood, a vetaran of animations like The Magic Roundabout, was at the helm as producer. Ken Barrie sang the well known theme tune and provided the narration. The stories were very successful and have seen endless repeats over the years. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show in 1991, the old production crew was reunited for two one-off 25 minute specials, again shown by the BBC. Two more came in 1995, and these were followed by a second full series of 13 adventures. Then, after almost 10 years of absence from our screens, Postman Pat returned in 2004 for his third series. This consisted of 25 new episodes and several specials. The model animation was a far cry from the simple look of the early 80's, with brighter sets, much smoother puppet movements and characters voices lip-synched. Ken Barrie is still the voice of our favorite postman, but he is also joined by a cast of other talented voice artists, like Carole Boyd. For the final season in 2008, the series was titled Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service. The show aired on BBC2 from 1981-2002, CBBC from 1986-2002 and at CBeebies from 2003-2008. Reruns continue today on CBeebies.moreless
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    Horizon

    Horizon

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    BBC Two
    Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised as the world leader in its field, it regularly wins a sweep of international science, medical and environmental film accolades, and has recently won the Royal Television Society Award and the Prix Italia. In 2002, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts presented Horizon with the BAFTA Television Award for Best Factual Series or Strand. In 2003 it won the prestigious Images et Science award for best medical documentary and the Carl von Linne Award at the Living Europe film festival in Sweden. That year, a Horizon co-production with WGBH Boston won the Emmy for best documentary.moreless
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    Miss Marple

    Miss Marple

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    Miss Marple is an amateur detective created by famed mystery writer Agatha Christie. Marple, an elderly spinster, is always able to solve crimes that the professionals cannot, because of her keen eye and her experience with all the foibles of human nature through the years in her home town of St. Mary Mead in England. These 12 BBC productions are adaptations of the 12 novels Christie wrote about Miss Marple, originally published between 1930 and 1976.moreless
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    Naked Video

    Naked Video

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    BBC Two (ended 1991)
    Naked Video was a BBC Scotland comedy series, broadcast between 1986 and 1991 on BBC2. it started life as a radio show on Radio Scotland called Naked Radio, starring Gregor Fisher, Andy Gray, Elaine C. Smith, Tony Roper, Jonathan Watson, John Sparkes, Kate Donnelly, Louise Beattie, Ron Bain, and Helen Lederer (although Lederer and Sparkes were not part of the radio version). The series was produced by Colin Gilbert and the script editor was Philip Differ.

    Naked Radio proved to be a popular part of the local schedule, and in 1985 the cast successfully mounted the show on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Colin Gilbert realised that it had the visual potential for television and so Naked Video was born. Naked Video proved hugely popular with the viewing public and soared up massive audeince figures when first aired.moreless
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    The League of Gentlemen

    The League of Gentlemen

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    BBC Two (ended 2002)
    Welcome to Royston Vasey, a small town in northern England inhabited by an odd bunch of people. Amongst the residents you will find Edward and Tubbs, who run the Local Shop; the toad-worshipping Denton family; Dr. Chinnery, the vet who tends to turn sick animals into dead ones; Pauline, the pen-obsessed Job Centre employee; butcher Hilary Briss, who has some very suspicious sausages; and the enigmatic Papa Lazarou.moreless
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    Never Mind the Buzzcocks

    Never Mind the Buzzcocks

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    Unsympathetic to the precious pomposity of the rock and pop industry, 'Buzzcocks' takes a sledgehammer to the delicate egos of the biggest and most famous names in music - often whilst they are guests on the programme. The scathing wit of Mark Lamarr and later Simon Amstell, has literally caused guests to walk off the show. From 2009 to 2013, the show was presented by different guest hosts each week. In July 2014 it was announced that Rhod Gilbert would become the show's third regular host from the 28th series onwards. In 2013, the BBC aired a series called What a Load of Buzzcocks which is narrated by Blur's Alex James and looks at the best bits of a certain year of music including moments from 'Buzzcocks'.moreless
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    Mr Benn

    Mr Benn

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    BBC Two (ended 2005)
    Welcome to the Mr Benn guide at TV.com. This show is all about a man called Mr Benn who visits a fancy dress store every day. He tries on a costume, and then he embarks on different fantastical adventures, which always relate to the costume he has just put on. Mr Benn ran for thirteen episodes in the early 70s and there was a special episode in 2005. The protagonist's characteristic bowler-hatted appearance, and the spinning wheel-of-fortune design of the opening sequence, have become iconic emblems of children's television, and Mr Benn still has a cult following to this day.moreless
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    Cold War

    Cold War

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Cold War is an epic, 24-part documentary series that takes a sweeping look at the era known as The Cold War. A joint effort by Turner Original Productions in association with BBC News, the series combines historical footage with personal interviews. The series took over three years to be completed, with the production teams shooting more than 1,000 hours of original footage and screening 1,500 hours of film reference material. Cold War is noted as being the definitive record of this era of global history by the judges who awarded the series the Peabody Award.moreless
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    Middlemarch

    Middlemarch

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    BBC Two (ended 1994)
    Middlemarch, based on the novel by George Eliot, tells the story of English society on the verge of the Industrial Revolution. The 6-episode mini-series was produced by BBC.
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    The Money Programme

    The Money Programme

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    The Money Programme is a finance and business affairs television programme on BBC2. First broadcast in 5 April 1966, The Money Programme is the BBC's longest running business affairs programme. In the early years the Money Programme was fronted by "commentators" - distinguished financial journalists who gave viewers an insight and an understanding into Britain's new economic reality. The programme was not an immediate success. Audiences started at around half a million. But the programme had soon established itself and was making headlines - like the edition in November 1977 when Sir James Goldsmith accused the programme of telling lies and promptly stormed off the set. The Programme was completely transformed in the 1980’s into a new glossy magazine format. Introduced with two new presenters, Valerie Singleton and Brian Widlake, who helped to bring the programme to a wider audience. In 2001 the Programme was given a new look, changing from a magazine to a single subject documentary, such as 50 Cent’s business acumen, PPI’s and The World According To Google. The new format, produced in association with The Open University, has proved a great success with increased audiences, even greater press attention and a clutch of awards for its programmes.moreless
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    Bottom

    Bottom

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    Richard Richard & Edward Elizabeth Hitler, two men with no hope of fitting in with society. Two men who will forever fall foul of life's little jokes, mainly because they are too stupid to avoid them! Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall take an anarchic look into the lives of these two friends who are forever threatening, and committing, violence on each other. This series could be said to be a follow up, of a kind, to The Young Ones. Same stars and same attitude but the young ones are now heading into middle age. A successful series that spawned three live tours [and three videos of these shows] and a big screen film, Guest House Paradiso. Although the film was not released as such it is advertised as a Bottom film on the video release.moreless
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    Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

    Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

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    BBC Two (ended 2003)
    Louis Theroux gives viewers the chance to get brief glimpses of things they wouldn't normally come into contact with. In most cases this means interviewing people with extreme beliefs of some kind, or diving into obscure or marginalized subcultures.moreless
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    The Mrs. Merton Show

    The Mrs. Merton Show

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    BBC Two (ended 1997)
    British sketch show
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    Back to the Floor

    Back to the Floor

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    BBC Two (ended 2002)
    How would you boss fare if he or she had to leave their cushy office and were forced to go back and labor among the ranks of the lower paid staff? That's exactly what the bosses did on this award-winning UK series.moreless
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    Classic Top Gear

    Classic Top Gear

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    BBC Two (ended 2001)
    Featuring many presenters over the years including Jeremy Clarkson, Classic Top Gear, or Top Gear as it was once known was a car show that ran from 1978-2001. Classic Top Gear wasn't the entertainment extravaganza it is today and focused purely on reviewing cars and keeping motorists up to date with the latest motoring info. When the more popular presenters left the show viewership dropped and it was cancelled with Fifth Gear and modern Top Gear starting the following year.moreless
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    Shooting Stars

    Shooting Stars

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    Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer ask two teams, captained by Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson, the silliest questions on the daftest panel show of them all.
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    Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

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    BBC Two (ended 1996)
    Descend into the shadows of London Below...
    Richard Oliver Mayhew (Gary Bakewell) is an ordinary man trying to live an ordinary life in London. When Door (Laura Fraser) stumbles, literally, across his path he is moved to help her. This kindness destroys his normal existence as he is drawn into the world of London Below. Pursued by the evil Mr. Croup (Hywel Bennett) and Mr. Vandemar (Clive Russell), Richard, Door, Hunter (Tanya Moodie) and The Marquis De Carabas (Paterson Joseph) must solve the mystery of the murder of Door's family and find a way to get Richard back home.
    Neil Gaiman wrote this series for the BBC. While producing it he decided that he could flesh the world out more in a novel, which he published two years later.moreless
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    Later... with Jools Holland

    Later... with Jools Holland

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    BBC Two
    Later... with Jools Holland has become the show for music fans and performers. The eclectic mix of music and artists makes Later... unique and compelling viewing for any music fan. The show is currently airing it's 35th series.moreless
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    Two Fat Ladies

    Two Fat Ladies

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    British cooking show with two chefs, Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Each episode is filmed from a different location from a brewery to a cathederal, from a samll town home to a manor house. This was never filmed on a set. You always get to see an interesting part of Great Britan.moreless
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