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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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    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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    Space Cadets

    Space Cadets

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    Channel 4 (ended 1997)
    An insane, comedy quiz show played for fun without concern for the winner.

    The show featured Gregory Proops as the high commander with Bill Bailey and Craig Charles as his two captains. The space-age game show was set in a futuristic ship and was monitored by the super computer "Hal" (as Greg calls him). Each captain would have two guests on his team for every episode and they would try to prove who knew more sci-fi facts through a variety of ways including trivia, guessing what props were used in which movies, etc. The show ran for ten weeks and was a great opportunity for Greg to show off his game show host skills.moreless
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    Channel 4 Cricket

    Channel 4 Cricket

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    Channel 4 (ended 2005)
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    Absolutely

    Absolutely

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    Channel 4 (ended 1993)
    Absolutely was a British tv sketch show shown on Channel 4 , and featured characters such as: Bert "Arse" Bastard, Little Girl ("It is it's TRUE!"), Denzil and Gwynedd ("I did take precautions Gwynedd....I took the precaution of marrying the ugliest woman in Swansea"), Calum Gilhooley ("Shall we watch a Davy Bond movie?"), Frank Hovis ("Lets say I ordered a number 2 on the menu and I got what I ordered, hot and steamy"), The Nice Family ("There is a rational explanation for all things rational"), The Stoneybridge Councillers ("We have facilities and other things and a ......Stoneybridge"), Don and George ("Stupid is buying 4 bicycle pumps for breakfast when we already have about four million").moreless
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    The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

    The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star is, a six-part satirical take on the music world written by BAFTA award-winner Bryan Elsley (The Crow Road, My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star), centered around a young Glasgow band - Jocks Wa Hey - as they struggle to find success. The unlikely chart-toppers who go to form Jocks Wa Hey are Jez, the cocky lead singer played by Ciaran McMenamin (Titanic Town, David Copperfield); his best pal Psycho, the unkempt, scuzzy little bass player played by Duncan Marwick (Titanic Town); Wullie 'The Bigot' MacBoyne, psychopathic drummer played by Stephen McCole (Rushmore, Band of Brothers); the hard-hitting, ballsy lead guitarist Joe Nardone played by Nicola Stapleton (EastEnders); and Fiona, DSS Officer by day and Queen of Electronica by night, played by Simone Lahbib (Thief Takers, Bad Girls). Across six episodes they recruit new members, revolutionize their sound, acquire management, arrange a showcase gig, get signed, record a hopelessly over-budget album and cut a chaotic swathe through the cut-throat world of marketing and promotion, finally resting at the dizzying height of no. 7 in the singles chart and £3 million in debt. On their journey they encounter such characters as Slick Sloan, the disingenuous A & R man; Derek Trout, record producer; and their slimey manager Art Stilton. The series also includes cameo appearances from celebrities from the worlds of music and television, including Noel Gallagher from Oasis, Chrissie Hynde, Jamiroquai's Jay Kay, Denise Van Outen, Sara Cox and Samantha Fox. Remade as My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.moreless
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    15 To 1

    15 To 1

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    Channel 4 (ended 2003)
    15 To 1 was a daytime quiz show in which 15 contestants were whittled down to one winner. The programme dispensed with the usual niceties of quiz shows, with host William G Stewart rarely indulging in banter with contestants. His hard-line approach is often cited as an influence on future "cruel" quiz hosts such as Jeremy Paxman on University Challenge and Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link, though in reality Stewart always took more of a "no-nonsense" approach, rather than being outright nasty. Contestants were eliminated by their inability to answer questions (three wrong answers - or two in the opeining round - and you're out); the last three standing took part in a head-to-head finale in which correct answers scored ten points each, the top 15 scorers in each series returned for a grand final with an historical artefact (usually from ancient Rome or Greece, sometimes older) as the series trophy. The series' top scorer also recieved an antique prize, usually decorated glassware. The show ended upon William G Stewart's retirement at the end of 2003. There is no editor for this show.moreless
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    Ant and Dec Unzipped

    Ant and Dec Unzipped

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    Channel 4 (ended 1997)
    Ant and Dec Unzipped aired on channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It featured Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly in a variety of different sketches each week.

    The concentration was heavily on comedy, with the pranks and game-shows elements of the earlier programs the pair hosted dropped. The slightly later airtime, and perhaps the fact that one can take greater liberties on the less closely scrutinised C4, permitted the duo further opportunities to stray into areas of dubious taste, but their laddish charm - especially appealing to their core juvenile audience - meant that the material caused less offence than before. Sharp, and full of confidence, the pair played heavily on their Geordie backgrounds in their sketches and routines, and a basic ongoing storyline allowed the duo to segue into sketches and introduce different characters, including Tony Blunt, who always spoke his mind, and Mr Swaps, who seemed to collect everything.moreless
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    Massive Landmarks Of The Twentieth Century

    Massive Landmarks Of The Twentieth Century

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Massive Landmarks Of The Twentieth Century Six of the Twentieth Century's most earth shatterin' events brought to life by The National Theatre Of Brent. This short series, first aired in the UK in 1999, has garnered quite a cult following through (very) late night repeats especially in Australia where the fans have literally inundated the National Theatre Of Brent's website demanding a DVD release. Alas, to date this has yielded nothing. The series features the pantomime skills and talents of Desmond Olivier Dingle (Patrick Barlow) and the entire cast of The National Theatre Of Brent, Raymond Box (John Ramm), re-enacting six of the pivotal events of the last century, from the death of Queen Victoria, through the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair. Although generally played for laughs - mostly centred around the fact that the two lead actors play every character in every scene with scant effort to disguise the fact - there are some quite poignant moments of insight especially in the Cuban Missile Crisis episode with respect to Cambodia's role (or lack thereof) in the Vietnam War. Most people who actually get the chance to see Massive Landmarks love it with a passion.moreless
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    Tonight with Jonathan Ross

    Tonight with Jonathan Ross

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    Channel 4 (ended 1992)
    British talk show
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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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    Clive Anderson Talks Back

    Clive Anderson Talks Back

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    Channel 4 (ended 1996)
    British talk show
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    Cold Lazarus

    Cold Lazarus

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    Channel 4 (ended 1996)
    The year is 2368 and Emma Porlock's team of scientists is on the brink of making history, in more ways than one. They are hopeful of being the first ever to successfully revivify a cryogenically preserved human brain, and by so doing tap into the direct experiences of the remote past: the late Twentieth Century, to be precise. The head they are slowly thawing is that of a writer named Daniel Feeld. The second part of Dennis Potter's valedictory diptych, began with Karaoke (1996), resumes the story 374 years after Daniel Feeld's death.moreless
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    Captain Butler

    Captain Butler

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    Channel 4 (ended 1997)
    British sitcom
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    Killer Net

    Killer Net

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Killer Net guide at TV.com.

    When murder becomes a virtual reality...

    Scott Miller, a psychology student and computer enthusiast, meets and falls for Charlie through the internet. Scott's flatmate Joe, and Susie, begin to worry about him, with good reason. Not only does Charlie have another boyfriend, but she also has her eyes on Joe - before she suddenly disappears. Scott is devastated and burys himself in the internet, where he becomes hooked on a game called "Killer Net", which seeks to commit the perfect murder.moreless
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    The 11 O'Clock Show

    The 11 O'Clock Show

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    Channel 4 (ended 2000)
    A British sketch comedy featuring a faux news programme reporting on current events.
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    S and M

    S and M

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    Channel 4 (ended 1991)
    British improv comedy show
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    Love in the 21st Century

    Love in the 21st Century

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Love in the 21st Century was broadcast on Channel 4, and it was a British television mini series. This sixty-minute show portrayed how love has become much more complicated in the 21st century. The program revealed that the number of singles have drastically increased in the 21st century. The singles of today are trying out all they can to find that special one in their life, but they are trying out at the wrong places which is making matters worse. The show revealed how brave the new world is, keeping in mind the current dating scenario. Love in the 21st Century also provided some interesting insights of how the online high-tech services and wild parties are actually destroying the aspect of love in today's times. The show was quite bold, keeping up with today's advancement in matters of love. The show went on air in July 1999, and was cancelled in August 1999.moreless
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    Pond Life

    Pond Life

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    Channel 4 (ended 2000)
    Welcome to the Pond Life guide at TV.com! Pond Life is an awesome show that is targeted to women from age 9-49! Pond Life may not be producing any more new episodes: but here is the new time slot it has in Canada. Pond Life Air Days: Friday-Sunday Air Time: 12:30am Network: Teletoonmoreless
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    The World of Lee Evans

    The World of Lee Evans

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    Channel 4 (ended 1995)
    British BAFTA nominated sitcom written by and starring loveable comedian, Lee Evans, a guy who gets in to all sorts of mischief and mayhem.
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