Porridge – 1974

Porridge - 1974 Following on from the successful pilot 'Prisoner And Escort' Norman Stanley Fletcher returns for a full stretch of Porridge. Ronnie Barker had preferred another of the proposed pilots about ...

Some Mothers Do Ave ‘Em

Some Mothers Do Ave 'Em, 1973 "Ooh Betty, the cat's done a whoopsie on the floor" The phrase, repeated across the country throughout the 1970s by just about everybody from impressionists dressed in dark ber...

Butterflies

Butterflies, 1978 From the pen of Carla Lane (Liver Birds and Bread) came this clever sitcom about a frustrated housewife and her family.  Strangely, despite it's popularity it was broadcast on BBC2.  Over fou...
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The Ken Dodd On TV

The Ken Dodd Laughter Show, 1979 Ken Dodd.  A showbusiness legend who's been making us laugh for over 60 years, that's an achievement worth remembering, how many of today's comics will reach this milestone?  O...