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    Bremner, Bird and Fortune

    Bremner, Bird and Fortune

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    Channel 4

    Rory Bremner, John Bird and John Fortune offer a feast of topical comedy amd impressions as they tackle satirical sideswipes at the high and mighty.

    TRANMISSION DETAILS: All on Channel 4

    Series 1 Sundays 9.00pm

    Series 2 Sundays 9.00pm

    Series 3 Sundays 9.00pm

    Series 4 Sundays 8.00pm

    Series 5 Sundays 8.00pm

    Series 6 Sundays 8.00pm

    Series 7 Sundays 8.00pm

    Series 8 Sundays 8.00pm

    Series 9 Saturdays 8.00pm

    BBAF'S Book: 'You are Here' has being on sale from the 28th of October 2004.

    BBAF'S CD: 'Long Johns Volume 4 (Soundtrack to BBAF) has being on sale from the 4th of October.
    Series 8 begins on 11th September 2005 and will be airing for 6 episodes.moreless
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    Desmond's

    Desmond's

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    Channel 4 (ended 1994)
    Desmond's is centered around Desmond Ambrose played by Norman Beaton. Desmond owns a barber shop in Peckham, London which is a local gathering place for a group of West Indian immigrants. Little hairdressing gets done, as this is more a meeting place than a barber shop. This is one of the most successful home grown sitcoms Channel 4 has ever screened.moreless
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    TFI Friday

    TFI Friday

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    Channel 4 (ended 2000)
    TFI Friday: anarchic, maverick. Two words to describe Chris Evans' Friday night mix of music and chat. TFI had great guests and live bands every week. Slap bang in the middle of Brit Pop, TFI did as much as anyone to promote the music, culture and zeitgeist of the nineties.moreless
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    The Big Breakfast

    The Big Breakfast

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    The Big Breakfast was a live magazine show, which aired on Channel 4. Since it's first show, it provided many of today's TV's stars with their big break; Chris Evans, Gaby Roslyn, and Johnny Vaughan all found greater fame since hosting the show. The show's greatest novelty was it's setting; a former terrace of 3 cottages in East London, once lived in by the lock keepers of the Old Ford Lock on the Lees Navigation Canal. The show was presented from the living room, with interviews by the fireplace, round the kitchen table, and on the bed in the boudoire. They even presented from a shed at the bottom of the garden. The show was set apart from others by it's wacky and colourful presentation, and was nominated for, and even won, along with it's presenters, several awards. The show was then axed by Channel 4 at the height of its popularity with the fans.moreless
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    The Comic Strip Presents

    The Comic Strip Presents

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    Channel 4 (ended 2000)
    Broadcast history: C4 1982-1988 BBC2 1990-1993 C4 1998-2000 Running times are given in the production code field for episodes longer than 35 minutes.
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    Eurotrash

    Eurotrash

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    Channel 4 (ended 2004)
    This soft-core 30 minute-long porn series aired in the UK over a 10-year period and had 16 seasons (some years they aired 2 full seasons). This was a low-budget comedy that included eroticism, titillation, sarcasm and a lot of bizarre situations.moreless
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    Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths

    Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths

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    Channel 4 (ended 1991)
    This is the second series, following Jim Henson's The Storyteller, which aired in 1988. The title role is played by Michael Gambon this time and his faithful dog is there, still voiced by Brian Henson. Instead of the European folk tales told in the first season, this series of four deals with the ancient Greek Myths. Please note: If you are planning on watching the series and are unfamiliar with the myths being portrayed, the episode descriptions in this guide will all contain spoilers.moreless
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    So Graham Norton

    So Graham Norton

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    Channel 4's Friday night chat show was hosted by Graham Norton. The show featured celebrity interviews, shocking audience confessions and a glimpse at the more bizarre members of society. From May 2002, Graham Norton's Friday night programme was reformatted into a new weeknight show, V Graham Norton.moreless
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    Drop the Dead Donkey

    Drop the Dead Donkey

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Drop the Dead Donkey guide at TV Tome.
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    Just For Laughs (UK)

    Just For Laughs (UK)

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    Hidden camera the British way. Not just any other comedy program. Unlike many others, this group of English comedians/actors do the most outrageous acts. But as a viewer, you are just meant to have a good time.moreless
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    Light Lunch

    Light Lunch

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    Channel 4's comedy duo Mel & Sue present, with celebrity guests joining them on Channel 4 lunchtime, discussing current events and their lifes. The series lasted for 2 series, and was then reformatted into Late Lunch.moreless
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    True Stories

    True Stories

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    Channel 4
    True Stories is a British documentary series that has been airing since 1988. Some of the documentaries were commmissioned for the series, while others were independently made award-winners from around the world.moreless
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    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Coming Soon is a hilarious and poignant three part comedy drama, which was first broadcast in 1999. The series focuses on the exploits of a group of actors as they prepare for and then put on an experimental theatre show in Scotland. The programme was written by Annie Griffin, who also stars as Julia Roth in the final episode. Annie also scripted The Book Group.moreless
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    Comedy Lab

    Comedy Lab

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    Channel 4
    A series of comedy pilots are showcased on Channel 4.
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    Brass Eye

    Brass Eye

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    Channel 4 (ended 2001)
    Brass Eye was a controversial show that reported (so to speak) the issues confronting British popular society.

    Drugs, Animal Rights, Crime, Paedophillia, these are the issues that the tabloids seem to spend their days cashing in on. Brass Eye focused on the press and society's irational knee jerk reaction. It took full advantage of c-list celebrities desperate to look like they care about these 'important' issues but who only end up exposing their own ignorance and willingness to say anything if it gets them on TV.moreless
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    Chelmsford 123

    Chelmsford 123

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    Channel 4 (ended 1990)
    Chelmsford 123 was a situation comedy produced for British Channel 4 television by Hat Trick Productions. It ran for two seasons, of six and seven episodes, in 1988 and 1990. The series was located in the British town of Chelmsford in 123 AD and concerned the comic power struggle between Roman governor Aulus Paulinus (Jimmy Mulville) and the British chieftain, Badvoc (Rory McGrath). Britain is cold and wet, and Aulus was given the Governor's job as a suitable punishment for accidentally insulting the Holy Roman Emperors' girlfriend. Aulus was a rather delicate Roman, who was usually outwitted by the scheming Badvoc, who hadn't had a haircut for twenty-five years. It was the first series from Hat Trick Productions who were set to become the most successful independent company making comedy and comedy-quiz-shows for British TV in the 1990s.moreless
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    The Priory

    The Priory

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    Channel 4 (ended 2001)
    Entertainment show featuring music, chat and comedy.
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    Heroes of Comedy

    Heroes of Comedy

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    Channel 4 (ended 2003)
    Heroes of Comedy was a Channel Four series shown between 1995 and 2003. Each episode featured a profile on a well respected comedian or comic actor/actress including interviews with celebrities friends and fans and their family members. Originally to be transmitted in 1992, the series finally made it to air in 1995. Some episodes aired as Heroes of Comedy - The Living Legends for those editions where the subject was still alive.moreless
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    Top Ten (1999)

    Top Ten (1999)

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    Channel 4 brings a new take on the clip show, with 'Top Ten'. Each week the show would present a rundown of the top ten music acts or songs from a different genre or year featuring interviews with people from the industry and celebrity fans. A book to accompany the series, Top Ten: The Irreverent Guide to Music by Alex Ogg was released by Channel 4 Books on the 23rd March 2001.moreless
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    Gamesmaster

    Gamesmaster

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    GamesMaster was more of a games show than a game show involving two or three challenges per show. These challenges saw people come on the programme and playing a game (usually arcade or console). It was the first video games programme. One challenge per show involved a celebrity taking part and these challenges involved commentary by a non-entity from the video games press e.g. Dave "Games Animal" Perry.

    Anyone who completed a challenge or got a better score than his or her opponent was presented with a Golden GamesMaster Joystick.

    The series was presented by Scottish stand up comedian Dominik Diamond (who now is currently a reporter for the newspaper The Daily Star). However, Dexter Fletcher presented Series 3. (Dominik left the series because of its two-year sponsorship deal with McDonalds, but eventually returned in Series 4.)

    The show also feature reviews of the latest games. Most episodes during the first four series saw kids come on the show and ask the Games Master: an animated floating head of astronomer Patrick Moore for tips and cheats on console games. The Games Master also introduced each challenge.

    Series Settings

    Each series had a different setting. These were:

    Series 1 (early 1992) – Church Series 2 (1992/3) – Oil rig Series 3 (1993/4) – Prison Series 4 (1994/5) – Hell Series 5 (1995/6) – Heaven Series 6 (1996/7) – Atlantis Series 7 (1997/8) – Desert island

    Interesting Facts

    Each series also featured a different servant who brought people in, out, brought the GamesMaster Golden Joystick etc. These were:

    Series 1 – Monk Series 2 – Diver Series 3 – Caretaker Series 4 – Goblins Series 5 – Angels Series 6 – Mermaids Series 7 – Girl Fridays

    A GamesMaster computer magazine was launched. It is still published today despite the fact that the series is no longer on air anymore.moreless
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