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    Mumbai Calling

    Mumbai Calling

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    Kenny Gupta (Sanjeev Bhaskar), a British-born Indian, is sent on a transfer to Mumbai, India to work in the Teknobable call center. When arriving in India however, Kenny soon realises that the manager, Dev, is using the office to fund his own side business. Mumbai Calling is the first locally produced series for HBO India. A full series has been ordered by ITV1.moreless
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    The New Statesman

    The New Statesman

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    ITV (ended 1994)
    Welcome to The New Statesman guide at TV Tome. A British comedy that might be described as a combination ofYes, Minister and Blackadder, this is the story of A. B'Stard, a statesman in the tradition of Genghis Khan, who will stop at nothing to make himself richer and more comfortable. Arguably the most conservative member of the British Parliament, he is aided by a witless colleague, MP Piers Fletcher-Dervish.moreless
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    Keith Lemon's LemonAid

    Keith Lemon's LemonAid

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    Comedian Keith Lemon wants to help people out. Each week on LemonAid he meets real people, and his own zany way he tries to help them out.
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    The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

    The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

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    ITV (ended 1972)
    British sketch comedy show; aired in the US on ABC-TV from April 12 to August 23, 1972.
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    The Piglet Files

    The Piglet Files

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    This is a British comedy about an electronics expert who gets a job at MI5. His name is Peter Chapman - code name Piglet. Of course, he can never tell his wife what he really does for a living...moreless
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    See You Friday

    See You Friday

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    ITV (ended 1997)
    Greg and Lucy meet on the final night of their separate holidays in Greece. They want to see one another again, but he lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and she is based in London. Over the coming weeks, they attempt to maintain a long-distance romance, taking it in turns to travel every Friday. See You Friday was a Yorkshire Television production for the ITV network.moreless
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    At Last the 1948 Show

    At Last the 1948 Show

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    This precursor to Monty Python's Flying Circus is a showcase of the Britain's young comedy talent of 1967. Fresh from their successful writing on The Frost Report were Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Marty Feldman, the latter of whom made At Last the 1948 Show his television debut. Each writer brought his own forte to the scripting of At Last the 1948 Show. Feldman introduced the internal logic of sketches. "You could have everyone sitting in dustbins or dressed as carrots," John Cleese explained, "but if someone walks in who isn't dressed as a carrot, or isn't wheeled in in a dustbin, you have to explain why not…There mustn't be any inconsistent bits or contradictions…I think that's how people's minds work." Graham Chapman's comedic mind worked in strange and wondrous ways. In his obituary for Graham in 1989, Cleese wrote: "As a writer, he had two rare gifts: the ability to get us unstuck with some inspired off-the-wall conceit whilst I was enmeshed in very on-the-wall musings, and the priceless talent of knowing whether something was funny or not. I noticed this early and relied upon it shamelessly." None of these men relied on the conventions of television comedy. At Last the 1948 Show began to fool with the shape of TV comedy, a direction that would bring forth Monty Python's Flying Circus. For many years, the tapes of At Last the 1948 Show were believed to have been wiped out or erased, but copies have shown up from Britain to Sweden. One network, BBC-4, highlighted At Last the 1948 Show for a night-long selection of 1960s comedies billed as "Missing, Believed Wiped." Cleese admitted the quality of the recovered shows isn't good, but "it is fascinating to see some of Marty's first screen stuff."moreless
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    Robin's Nest

    Robin's Nest

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    Robin Tripp from Man about the House has left Chrssy and Jo behind and set up his own bistro along with his fiancee Victoria (Tessa Wyatt), with her father as a not-so-silent "silent partner". The spin-off series was once again created and written by Johnny Mortimer and Brian Cooke and aired on Thames Television from January 1977 to March 1981. Following the trend to Americanize the Man About the House/George & Mildred franchise, an American version of Robin's Nest was made, called Three's a Crowd.moreless
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    Adam's Family Tree

    Adam's Family Tree

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    Adam is a young boy with an amazing gift. By inputting a family tree CD into his computer and choosing a family member, he can call them up into the present to help him out with whatever spot of bother he's managed to get himself into. Adam's family tree was a children's show airing in the UK on ITV1 between 1997 and 1999.moreless
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    Do Not Adjust Your Set

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    ITV (ended 1969)
    Welcome to the Do Not Adjust Your Set guide at TV.com. British children's sitcom
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    The Adventures of Don Quick

    The Adventures of Don Quick

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    ITV (ended 1970)
    The Adventures of Don Quick is a science fiction satire based on the character on Don Quixote, featuring astronaut Don Quick. As a member of the Intergalactic Maintenance Squad, Quick should only be concerned with fixing what needs to be broken, but each time he and his companion Sam Czopanser land on a new planet, he tries to go about setting right imaginary wrongs. His knack for interfering tends to upset the balance of whatever society he is in. The Adventures of Don Quick was impressively designed with a decent budget, with elaborate sets, costumes, and state-of-the-art special effects.moreless
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    Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

    Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

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    ITV (ended 1985)
    Up the Elephant and Round the Castle is a sitcom starring Jim Davidson as Jim London who is out of work, a bachelor and quite a partier. However he has just learnt that he has inherited a Victorian terraced house "17 Railway Terrace" in the Elephant and Castle district of South London. However he finds that owning his own home is not all that easy.moreless
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    Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown

    Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown

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    ITV (ended 2006)
    Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown takes place in Holly & Stephen's flat. Every week there will be a showdown between boys & girls and whoever has the most point come out on top. Celebrity Guests pop in to help around the flat, and there's also fun with Ray & The Hyenas.moreless
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    The Return of Shelley

    The Return of Shelley

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    Welcome to The Return of Shelley guide at TV.com; British sitcom The sequel to Shelley, Hywel Bennett returns as the legendary James Shelley. Shelley is now middle-aged. The Return of Shelley was a Thames Television production. Perhaps fittingly, the last episode was broadcast in Thames's last autumn as holder of the London weekday ITV broadcasting franchise.moreless
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    It'll Be Alright on the Night

    It'll Be Alright on the Night

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    Denis Norden and his clipboard present a range of outtakes from television shows from the past five decades in front of a studio audience (some specials were presented from the most bizarre of locations including an empty Drury Lane theatre!). Following a farewell show in 2007, comedian Griff Rhys-Jones took over from 2008, this time without a clipboard.moreless
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    Ours is a Nice House

    Ours is a Nice House

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    ITV (ended 1970)
    Welcome to the Ours is a Nice House guide at TV.com. "The great Thora Hird starred in this show as a Lancashire boarding-house landlady named (what else?) Thora Parker. A widowed mother of two teenagers, workshy son Alan and sensible though trendy daughter Vera. She runs a clean, respectable house ("nice, you know, none of your tat"). "The comedy sprung from Thora Parker's all-knowing, canny housekeeping for her resident boarders, the itinerant lodgers who flitted into and then out of the weekly episodes, and friends and neighbours, like next door's Elsie Crabtree, Thora's former school buddy who was always popping around to scrounge something or other and have a natter. Thora's mother, Gran, was played by veteran comedy actress May Warden, mostly sans dentures, while one of the boarders, Alf Whittle, was played by the show's writer, Harry Littlewood." (BBC Guide to Comedy)moreless
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    About Face

    About Face

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    ITV (ended 1991)
    An anthology series of single comedies starring Maureen Lipman tackling a different role in each.
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    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's...

    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's...

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    ITV (ended 1997)
    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... is a one man show from the British comedian in which he recreates the scripts of two of his heroes, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Merton first made it big through his work on Saturday Night Live and Whose Line Is It Anyway?. In this show, he takes some famous comedy scripts and recreates them over the course of fifteen episodes that first appeared in 1996. His style is consistently deadpan and dark, familiar to those who love British comedy and who have followed Merton's rise to fame. Episodes include "I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds" in which a mental case desperately tries to prove that he's spied Burt Reynolds. Other shows include "Sealed With A Loving Kiss," "Lunch In The Park," and "Don't Dilly Dally On The Way." For those who love good sketch comedy and for committed fans of Merton, Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... captures a significant moment in the development of a comedian's career. moreless
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    The Norman Conquests

    The Norman Conquests

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    ITV (ended 1977)
    British dramatic series
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    Dark Ages

    Dark Ages

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    ITV (ended 1999)
    British sitcom
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