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    The Thick of It (UK)

    The Thick of It (UK)

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    BBC Two (ended 2012)
    Part scripted and part improvised, The Thick of It is a British satirical comedy that takes place inside the gritty world of Westminster politics.
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    This Life

    This Life

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    BBC Two (ended 1997)
    In This Life, a group of attractive, badly-behaved lawyers live in a posh house in London and spend their time engaged in emotional crises, usually over wanting to sleep with each other. It was a British thirtysomething, Friends, and Ally McBeal all rolled into one. Shot mainly in jerky close-ups and intercut with trendy music of the time, it had gained huge ratings by the end of the decade. - In 2004 a South African version of This Life (closely based on the UK series and story) was filmed and screened on SABC3 TV for 10 months.moreless
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    Not the Nine O'Clock News

    Not the Nine O'Clock News

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    BBC Two (ended 1982)
    Not The Nine O'Clock News was a satirical show broadcast on BBC2 (UK) from 1979 to 1982. Noted for its topical sketches and skits, it made stars of Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys-Jones and Pamela Stephenson.

    The show required a large number of writers, and to this end operated an "open door" policy, accepting sketch ideas from anybody who wanted to contribute. With a large number of contributing writers, there was plenty of material to go round, and only the best ideas made it to the screen; thus the series was able to maintain a remarkably high quality of material across four series.

    The series ended in 1982, partly due to the various cast members wanting to pursue their own projects instead. The format was subsequently copied in the USA where it became Not Necessarily the News.

    For those wishing to see Not The Nine O'Clock News on video, two VHS compilations are available: Nice Video Shame About The Hedgehog and The Gorilla Kinda Lingers. Both are deleted but should be easy enough to find. Three albums were also released: Not The Nine O'Clock News, compiled from the soundtracks of series 1+2; Hedgehog Sandwich taken from series 3, and The Memory Kinda Lingers, taken from series 4. The latter two albums are available as a combined long-play BBC cassette.moreless
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    Fimbles

    Fimbles

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    BBC Two (ended 2007)
    Fimbles is a CBeebies show aimed at two to four year olds. It centres around the three Fimbles - Fimbo, Florrie and Baby Pom as well as their friend Roly Mole where they have fun and live out their lives in Fimble Valley.moreless
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    Louis Theroux - The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

    Louis Theroux - The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

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    BBC Two
    Join Louis Theroux as he investigates the affect crystal meth addiction is having on the local community of Fresno in California's Central Valley.
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    The Night Watch

    The Night Watch

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    BBC Two
    The lives of four young Londoners are followed throughout different stages of the Second World War.
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    Edge of Darkness

    Edge of Darkness

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    BBC Two (ended 1985)
    Welcome to the Edge of Darkness guide at TV.com.

    Edge of Darkness was a landmark mini-series from the BBC. A classic suspense thriller set in contemporary Thatcherite Britain, the series captured accurately the paranoia of an age where Trident missiles shared headlines with anti-nuclear protestors.

    The programme bears all the hallmarks of a classic, from the quality writing and subtle acting to the score, which is by turns mournful and suspenseful. The drama made stars of Peck and Whalley, and was rated by the British Film Institute as the 15th all-time best British television programme.moreless
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    Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

    Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

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    BBC Two (ended 2007)
    Chef Heston Blumenthal, known for his 'molecular gastronomy' and use of unusual ingredients, tackles popular recipes in his kitchen/lab to create the perfect version of the the dishes. His choice of dishes range from Peking Duck through to hamburgers and Christmas dinner.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 Likely Lads

    The Likely Lads

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    BBC Two (ended 1966)
    Welcome to The Likely Lads guide at TV.com. British sitcom
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    Clochemerle

    Clochemerle

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    BBC Two (ended 1972)
    Adapted for television by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson from the novel by Gabriel Chevallier. The year is 1925 and the place is Clochmerle, a small wine-growing village in Beaujolais. When Mayor Barthelemey Piechut (Socialist) decides that his town of Clochmerle requires a monument that will extol the virtues of the Republic and his own administration he ponders long and hard for something suitable. He follows the lead of the ancient Romans, famed for hygiene and noble edifices. He decides that the perfect expression of these two concepts would be a public urinal. Little was he to dream that this would lead to scandals that would shatter the peacefulness of the town and eventually have world-wide repercussions.moreless
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    Bang! Bang! It's Reeves and Mortimer

    Bang! Bang! It's Reeves and Mortimer

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Welcome to the Bang! Bang! It's Reeves and Mortimer guide at TV.com. British sketch comedy show
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    Play School

    Play School

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    BBC Two (ended 1988)
    British children's series
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    Little Robots

    Little Robots

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    BBC Two (ended 2006)
    Combined stop-frame and computer-generated animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends, who create their own world from the scrapheap on which they find themselves abandoned. The puppets were created by the British team of Mackinnon & Saunders, based on the book by Mike Brownlow.moreless
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    Leaving

    Leaving

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    BBC Two (ended 1985)
    British sitcom
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    Two Men in a Trench

    Two Men in a Trench

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    BBC Two (ended 2004)
    In this documentary series, archaeologists Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver visit the sites of historic British battles in an attempt to bring the past to life using state of the art archaeological techniques and their ability to tell an entertaining story about those who fought and died in the battles that shaped Britain's history.

    They have also written two popular tie-in books based on the series, published by Michael Joseph in hardcover and Penguin in paperback.

    There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.moreless
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    How Earth Made Us

    How Earth Made Us

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    BBC Two
    Geologist and presenter Professor Iain Stewart returns to BBC 2 to continue the story of the relationship between human civilization and Earth.
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    Wonders of the Universe

    Wonders of the Universe

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    BBC Two (ended 2011)
    Professor Brian Cox investigates the laws Universe, following from his successful Wonders of the Solar System.
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    Charley Boorman: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means

    Charley Boorman: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means

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    BBC Two (ended 2009)
    Charley Boorman is back in his second outing of By Any Means, this time he sets off from Sydney, Australia and rides any mode of transport possible, whilst avoiding any major airlines to get to his final destination in Tokyo, Japan.moreless
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    Wonders of the Solar System

    Wonders of the Solar System

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    BBC Two (ended 2010)
    Professor Brian Cox reviews the true wonders of the solar system.
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