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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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    Channel 4 Cricket

    Channel 4 Cricket

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    Channel 4 (ended 2005)
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    Palin's Column

    Palin's Column

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    Channel 4 (ended 1994)
    Palin's Column, a television series that focuses on travel reporting, features former Monty Python star turned roving reporter Micheal Palin. The series appeared on Britain's Channel 4 network in June, 1994. The 4 episodes revolve around Palin's accounts of events on the Isle of Wight, a small island off the coast of England. Palin takes a position as a guest columnist for an Isle of Wight newspaper. Each half-hour episode finds Palin giving his impressions about interesting and amusing functions he has attended. One episode finds Palin at a conker tournament, where two players have horse-chestnuts, also called conkers, attached to a string and take turns trying to crack the other player's nut. He also visits the Pankhurst jail, which was once one of the top-security prisons in Britain. The series consists of only 4 episodes, but Palin continues to do travel reporting on various other programs for which he generally receives good reviews.moreless
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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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    The Big One

    The Big One

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    Channel 4 (ended 1992)
    Sitcom starring Mike McShane as a writer of period romance novels, who comes to stay in the UK with a character played by Sandi Toksvig, in the vein of mismatched people thrown together.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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    The Richard Blackwood Show

    The Richard Blackwood Show

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    Channel 4 (ended 2001)
    Richard Blackwood hosts his own mix of interviews, sketches and stand-up comedy routines. The series aired for three series on Channel 4. The first series ran for five episodes and a Millennium special from 22nd September 1999 through to 2nd January 2000. The second series ran for eight episodes from 3rd May through to 21st June 2000. The final series began with a Seasonal special on December 29th 2000, and returned a couple of weeks later on January 11th for nine episodes running until 1st March 2001, this was the only series to move from the original airtime of Wednesday at 11pm to Thursday at 11pm. The show was first hailed by critics as a UK version of popular US series 'The Keenon Ivory Wayans Show', but by the end of it's run, this original format had changed alot, allowing the show to form it's own identity.moreless
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    Paris (1994)

    Paris (1994)

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    Channel 4 (ended 1994)
    Alain Degout is a struggling artist in 1920s Paris, he's struggling because he's not actually very good.
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    Mr Don & Mr George

    Mr Don & Mr George

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    Channel 4 (ended 1993)
    Absurdist British sitcom starring Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter, reprising their characters from sketch show Absolutely (Channel 4, 1989-93).
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    Ian Hislop's School Rules

    Ian Hislop's School Rules

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    Channel 4 (ended 1997)
    Ian Hislop's School Rules is a documentary series on the history of education in Britain, and combines recreations with archival footage. This series originally aired on BBC Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The executive producer is Claudia Milne, the producer is David Leafe and the director is John Brownlow. The series consists of three one-hour episodes with the episodes broadcast about a week apart. The first episode is "The Fourth R," which aired on September 6, 1997. This episode deals with the role of religion in British schools. The second episode is "Class Struggles," which aired on September 14, 1997. This episode deals with the progressive changes in British education during the 1930s. The third episode is "Raising Cain," which aired on September 21, 1997. This episode examines the changes in educational policy since the 1950s. The series is presented by Ian Hislop, a British broadcaster, journalist and writer. Hislop is a serious narrator on this series, but he is best known for his political satire as the editor of Private Eye magazine.moreless
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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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    Dressing for Breakfast

    Dressing for Breakfast

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    A feminist themed comedy which revolved around the friendship of two young women, Louise played by Beatie Edney and Carla played by Holly Aird. Louisa is unlucky in love, while Carla has been in a steady relationship with Dave (a reliable man) who is the type of man Louisa is hoping to find. Developed from a book of the same name by Stephen Calman this show was somewhat candid in what the two women had to say about men in general, however it was all good natured.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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    Coping with...

    Coping with...

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    A British comedy that shows the difference of how children and adults look at various aspects of life.
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    Blue Heaven

    Blue Heaven

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    Channel 4 (ended 1994)
    British sitcom; pilot episode aired on June 10, 1992
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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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    TV Offal

    TV Offal

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    British sketch comedy show; pilot aired on October 31, 1997
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    Rory Bremner, Who Else?

    Rory Bremner, Who Else?

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    British sketch comedy show
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    Captain Butler

    Captain Butler

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    Channel 4 (ended 1997)
    British sitcom
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    This is David Harper

    This is David Harper

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    Channel 4 (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the This is David Harper guide at TV.com.

    See also: This is David Lander.
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