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    The Best Show in the World...Probably

    The Best Show in the World...Probably

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    BBC Two (ended 1998)
    British game show
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    Arena (1975)

    Arena (1975)

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    BBC Two
    Arena has now become the BBC's longest running Arts TV show. It began in 1975. Launched as a spoiler in October 1975 the same time as a new series of LWT's (London Weekend Television) arts show 'Aquarius'. The famous opening title shot of a bottle floating on the water, and on the bottle the word 'Arena' is seen in a sort of neon light form. The haunting music of Brian eno completes the memorable title sequence. It has aired some famous programes over the years , such as one entiled ' imagine imagine'. This show examined John Lennons famous song, we see Yoko Ono (lennons wife) who is now acknowledged as co-writer of one of the worlds favourite and most famous songs. Also world famous artist Francis bacon, had an episode devoted to him. Arena was and still is the only TV programme that has been granted exclusive access to his estate and all his works since the artists death in 1992 Other high spots have been programes about the song, My way, and one about the famous, Chelsea Hotel .Arena's consistant high quality over the years may be something to do with the fact that it has only had 3 editors since its inception in 1975.moreless
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    Ruby (1997)

    Ruby (1997)

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    BBC Two (ended 2000)
    Ruby Wax's late night BBC2 chat show.
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    Magic Grandad

    Magic Grandad

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    BBC Two (ended 2009)
    Two children learn all about history with the help of their Magic Grandad. He can travel back in time and takes them to meet notable people throughout history. Whilst there he shows them around the time and teaches them all about the past. Originally aired in 1995, the show has been repeated on the BBC and a new cast made a series in 2003.moreless
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    The Last Machine

    The Last Machine

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    The Last Machine is a documentary series about the early period of cinema. It is based on the book "The Last Machine: Early Cinema and the Birth of the Modern World" by Ian Christie. Hosted by Terry Gilliam, it was broadcasted on BBC2 from January to Febuary 1995. The episodes chronicle the history of cinema up to the year 1913. It delves on the events that influenced the development of the entertainment industry such as advancements in transport. The show also discusses early directors like Lumiere, Edison, Melies, and Pathe.moreless
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    Ghostbusters of East Finchley

    Ghostbusters of East Finchley

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    British sci-fi series
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    The Late Show (1989)

    The Late Show (1989)

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
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    Edinburgh Nights

    Edinburgh Nights

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    BBC Two (ended 1998)
    Edinburgh Nights, first broadcast on BBC Two from August 18, 1998 - September 2nd, 1998, showed highlights from the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Presented by Mark Lamarr and Peter Curran, each episode introduces film, comedy and music from the festival. There are live performances and interviews with bands such as Asian Dub Foundation, whose album Rafi's Revenge was short-listed for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998, and Roddy Frame, former frontman of Aztec Camera. Fans of stand up will enjoy Craig Newman's energetic routine and the surreal performance from comedy magician Rudy Coby, while Charlie Higson investigates the festival's many comedy competitions. The actor and director Steven Berkoff discusses playing Shakespearean villains, and Phil Jupitus looks at naked performers. Fred MacAulay explores the attractions available to children at the Edinburgh Festival. There are previews of the film festival, which was opened by the film Velvet Goldmine, and a look at the work of the French musician Serge Gainsbourg. moreless
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    The Entertainment Biz

    The Entertainment Biz

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    BBC Two (ended 1998)
    The Entertainment Biz was a six part series focusing on the entertainment industry across the world, with each episode focusing on a specific area, from stand up comedy to the Oscars ceremony. In the US, the series was broadcast under the title Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business.moreless
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    Stick With Me Kid

    Stick With Me Kid

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    British sitcom
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    True Adventures of Christopher Columbus

    True Adventures of Christopher Columbus

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    British satire
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    The Creatives

    The Creatives

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    BBC Two (ended 2000)
    The Creatives is a situation comedy series that originally aired on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. This series consists of two seasons that aired from October 2, 1998 to February 16, 2000. Each season consists of six thirty-minute episodes for a total of 12 episodes. The writers are Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter. The show is directed by Andy De Emmoney and John Birkin, and the producers are Jamie Rix and Phil Clarke. The series in set in an advertising agency, and the staff at the agency make up the regular characters on the show. The episodes deal with the characters' struggles to separate their personal and professional lives. Docherty also plays the lead role of Ben Gray. Additional regulars on the show include Moray Hunter as Robbie Fraser, Pippa Guard as Lauren Marshall, Roger Allam as Charlie Baxter, Aislin McGuckin as Rhona Platt, Arabella Weir as Tanya Gray and Robert Harley as Max.moreless
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    Comedy Nation

    Comedy Nation

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    BBC Two (ended 1998)
    British sketch comedy show
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    Lazarus and Dingwall

    Lazarus and Dingwall

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    BBC Two (ended 1991)
    British sitcom
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    The Nicholas Craig Masterclass

    The Nicholas Craig Masterclass

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    British sitcom
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    Mark Lamarr Leaving the 20th Century

    Mark Lamarr Leaving the 20th Century

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Mark Lamarr Leaving the 20th Century is a talk show that originally aired on BBC Two from July 4, 1999 to August 15, 1999. The series consists of seven 30-minute episodes broadcast on Sunday night. It is produced by Charlotte Crosse and Andy Davies, and directed by Paul Wheeler. The writers include Rich Hall, Mark Lamarr, Sean Lock and Fraser Steele. The host of the series is Mark Lamarr, a popular comedian and presenter on British television. The show focuses on relevant news topics at the end of the 20th century, especially in entertainment. Lamarr also provides his opinion on a variety of topics. The series typically has two celebrity guests in each episode. The guests for the first episode are Barbara Windsor and Paul Wheeler III. Windsor is an English actress best known for her role as Peggy Mitchell in the British soap opera EastEnders. Wheeler is a character actor best known for his role as Kolya in The Twelve Chairs.moreless
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    Inside the Lords

    Inside the Lords

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    BBC Two
    Inside the Lords (also known as Inside the House of Lords) was a three-part series that ran on BBC Two in 1999. Narrated by former barrister and host of the UK version of Whose Line is it Anyway?, Clive Anderson, each episode in this series offered a look at a different aspect of the work done by the upper house of the United Kingdom Parliament. Though the media often focuses on the affairs taking place in the House of Commons, this miniseries looks at the way the House of Lords is run, including how membership is determined and the process by which the upper house approves or rejects any proposed bills. Fans of the English governmental system as well as history and political science buffs will find something of interest in each of the series' three episodes, which serves as a good starting point for further research into the House of Lords. moreless
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    Johnny and the Dead

    Johnny and the Dead

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    Johnny and the Dead is a British TV series that started airing in 1995 for the first time. The show in the style of comical fantasy is based on the novel "Johnny and the Dead" by the British author Terry Pratchett. The story is believed to be derived from the real events that took place in Westminster in 1980s, when three cemeteries were sold as a building site. The main character, Johnny Maxwell, discovers his ability to hear and talk to ghosts. Ghosts hunts down Johnny when they discover this ability of his. Especially when they hear that their cemetery is going to be sold, they become quite uneasy and pester Johnny to help them to stop this. Johnny just doesn't know how to fight the unstoppable force of Policy of Commerce. But it is almost Halloween time, and the ghosts are determined to do anything to get their resting place back.moreless
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    The Sunday Show

    The Sunday Show

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    BBC Two (ended 1997)
    An entertainment programme which ran for four series 1995-1997.Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik hosted the first two series. Paul Tonkinson hosted the third series and for the fourth series he was joined by Jenny Ross.

    It launched the careers of Paul Kaye and Peter Kay, two young comedians.moreless
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    London Underground

    London Underground

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    British stand-up comedy show
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