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    G.B.H.

    G.B.H.

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    Channel 4 (ended 1991)
    As like as two peas in a pod; as different as chalk and cheese. Michael Murray and Jim Nelson are about the same age, grew up together in the same (unnamed) Northern city, are lifelong members of the Labour Party, and presently find themselves suffering inexplicable, extreme stress.

    Michael Murray is a charismatic and successful local politician, newly elected Leader of the City Council, poised to embark on a national career. An unscrupulous political opportunist surrounded by flunkies and yes-men, he has no friends, employs his elder brother Franky as an underpaid chauffeur, and scarcely remembers he has a wife and family at home.

    By contrast, Jim Nelson is rank-and-file, unambitious, high-principled, loyal to his many friends in the community, devoted to his job and to his wife and children.

    Michael is haunted by his past: by his humble birth, by the charismatic Union-leader father he never knew, by his classmates at school (and one sadistic little girl in particular), and most of all by the headmaster he blames for branding him a "loony" and sending him to a school for emotionally disturbed children.

    Jim is proud of his working-class roots, is nostalgic for the past, and… is headmaster of a school for emotionally disturbed children.

    Both believe they are being driven insane: Michael by a conspiracy he thinks he can unmask; Jim by something vague but terrible, inexorable, deadly, and having to do with bridges.

    Political agitators begin to drift into the area, led by the extreme-Left political theorist Mervyn Sloan and his two action men, Lou Barnes and Peter Grenville. When they convince Michael to call a Day of Action, the entire city comes to a standstill. Except for one small and insignificant site inadvertently overlooked by Murray's pickets: the school where Jim Nelson teaches.moreless
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    Hollyoaks: Movin' On

    Hollyoaks: Movin' On

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    Channel 4 (ended 2001)
    This was a late night spin-off of the popular C4 soap Hollyoaks. The soap was based around a restaurant: "Gnosh". The series lasted nearly two month on air. It ended with the death of Lewis Richardson (Ben Hull) in October 2001.moreless
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    Second Generation

    Second Generation

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    Channel 4 (ended 2003)
    This explosive two-part drama is about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history. It's a vivid romance that travels from Brick Lane to Bollywood, set to the soundtrack of the UK Asian underground music scene.moreless
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    Worzel Gummidge Down Under

    Worzel Gummidge Down Under

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    Channel 4 (ended 1989)
    While Aunt Sally was there in New Zealand we needed Old Sgt. Beetroot and the Saucy Nancy to help Worzel get up to mischief. Having grown up with Geophrey Bayldons "Crowman" it was hard seeing another Crowman but this is soon explained away and you can then settle into the new set up.moreless
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    Scales of Justice

    Scales of Justice

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    Channel 4 (ended 1967)
    This was one of a number of similar crime dramas of the period, made for theatrical release between 1962 and 1967. It finally reached a television audience on Channel 4 in the 1980s.moreless
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    Offenders

    Offenders

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    Offenders was a seven part drama seriesfocusingon three youth offenders  who begin their community service.
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    The Queen

    The Queen

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    Channel 4 (ended 2009)
    Take a trip back in history as five British actresses play the Queen at pivotal times in her life.
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    Britz

    Britz

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    Channel 4
    British Muslim Sohail and his sister Nasima are pulled in radically different directions following the 9/11 attacks in America. This two-part series one a BAFTA and an RTA in 2007.
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    New Worlds

    New Worlds

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    Channel 4 (Mini-Series 2014)
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